Should I allow granual fert to get into beds?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Vikings, May 10, 2007.

  1. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
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    we're talking 32-4-8.

    Also, do you guys blow off the sidewalks? I was watching weed man and he didn't care about either.
     
  2. mkroher

    mkroher LawnSite Senior Member
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    fert in beds? sure...why not....oops?

    what's so bad about 32-4-8? It doesn't mean it's supercharged nitrogen, it means you can get ~15K out of that stuff. I would use fert with N that high in the fall, and it's probably a faster release too.

    i always blow off hard surfaces.
     
  3. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
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    Nothing wrong with it, it's just what I bought.. $300 bucks worth.
     
  4. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
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    That is high mixture, but you shouldn't have any problems w/ it in the landscaping.
     
  5. Nathan Robinson

    Nathan Robinson LawnSite Senior Member
    from 47712
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    Its hard to keep it out of beds. If it has a pre-m or post-m in it try to keep it out of gardens. Always blow off sidewalks. people appreciate it.
     
  6. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Years ago I wasted a bed of Heather by slinging high N lawn fertilizer into it. Most planting beds will appreciate a pound of N. But some will be devastated. Be careful.

    We replaced the Heather but Missus still cancelled.
     
  7. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
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    I bought a Scotts hand spreader just to be on the safe side for areas that are too skinny. My large spreader ($150) doesn't have a blocking mechanism on it.
     

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