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Screamin green!!!! anyone have some testimonials!

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by grassman177, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. desert rose gardening

    desert rose gardening LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 387

    I live and work in San Diego county, most types of grass grow here. I tried it on all types, Don't like it won't ever use it again. It takes way to long for green-up, one lawn I had to put it on three times before it greened up. Plus it smells like cat piss! I have a great fert i'v been using for 28 years and I will keep with it. Bests turf supreme in the summer and bests nitro king in the winter. My dealer talked me in to buying some fert from Norway once. After I bought it I was driving away asking my self, What the hell did I just do?! I bought fert from Norway? They don't know what kind pf soil we have in San Diego! Plus why in the hell am I helping the Norwegian economy?
  2. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,443

    While I do respect your opinion, your post SCREAMS something to me. You dont understand the composition of different ferts and how they will react under different circumstances. 28 years and you bought some fert from Noway and didn't know why? Regarding cat piss......really?...you never ever once smelled cat piss from any fert...ever? No offense, but I don't think you realize what your post says about you...and NOTHING about 16-2-3.
  3. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,896

    cat piss fert?? Does it burn?
  4. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    i have to agree here.
  5. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,059

    I agree with you guys!

    Sounds like he doesn't understand what he is using and why!

    Also...if you treat every lawn the same you are a fool!


    We know our lawns and we carry starter on every truck along with 30-0-5.

    If it is a heavily shaded lawn we don't push the N.

    I had a customer with 2 acres this summer request Millorganite. I was very impressed with the results this fall.

    However due to the cost and amount of product I had to use it would keep me from doing much in the future.

    I did it myself and it turned a 40 min job into a 1.5 hour job.

    Not good!
  6. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,583

    C'mon man, cat piss was our secret ingredient. Now we'll have to find something else.
  7. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    i use a blend for two years now with some milorganite, loved it. cant wait to try some of the nutrients plus ferts for next year
  8. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,896

    I don't even want to know how you harvested cat piss my friend:laugh:
  9. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

  10. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,859

    I think we ended up using about a dozen bags last year (traded 50% XCU for it). IMO it was a bad trade cuz:

    1) Turf color (as well as the longevity of color) was weak

    2) It was also somewhat dusty, and impeller fins tended to cake up more quickly vs XCU fert

    3) It smelled really bad

    4) Cost per acre was high

    Regarding odor:

    1) My guys truly hated the foul odor. When they opened the bags, they said it immediately smelled like a "dead mouse".

    2) Some customers also noticed the foul odor, so they questioned us as to what we were applying (this was obviously not a selling point)

    I was all set to order a semi load, but my guys got wind of it. So it never happened. Wife also said, "Good decision".

    my 2 cents plus the 2 cents of ALL my employees

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