Scott's Organic?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by JimBab, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. JimBab

    JimBab LawnSite Member
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    Has anyone tried the Scott's organic lawn fertilizer? I don't know how new it is but it is the first season I have seen it. I believe it is a 11-2-2 mix. Is Scott's finally entering the organic world? Jim
     
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    11% N is pretty high for organic fertilizer. As has been stated before, organics is about building the soil and sensible horticultural practices. Scott's is all about 4 step program of selling you stuff to put on your lawn.

    In organics - when your lawn has 'arrived' you will need very little if any inputs. Scott's will not encourage that :)

    We got less than a foot of snow left to melt and we stayed above freezing last night. Soon I will post a photo of the 0 input lawn. The thickest weedfree part is under a tree.
     
  3. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The highest N I've seen organically is 14% and that was soy based. So, 11% is doable. Depends on what it is.
     
  4. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Lycine is 14%, CGM 10%, fish is 4% N
    Scotts uses feather meal, basically crushed feathers from chickens. Often referred too as toxic waste in the industry. They wrap synthetic ferts around the base feather meal product.
     
  5. Organic a go go

    Organic a go go LawnSite Member
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    Bill I don't understand what you're saying here. Are you saying Scotts adds synthetic fert to its feather meal??
     
  6. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Feather meal isn't really bio-available for months. Is it?
     
  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Look at label.

    Scotts Organic Choice Lawn Food


    And the MSDS
     
  8. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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  9. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think potassium sulfate qualifies as synthetic. :)

    A bit of info on meat meal
     
  10. lilmarvin4064

    lilmarvin4064 LawnSite Senior Member
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    potassium sulfate is also OMRI listed
     

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