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Sumagreen revisited

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Pilgrims' Pride, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Pilgrims' Pride

    Pilgrims' Pride LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA.
    Posts: 481

    OK folks the season is almost done.
    Some of you maybe already!
    Anyway, I have been following some of the sumagreen threads all year.
    I'm thinking maybe I'll give it a shot next year.
    But 1st, for those who used it, tell us how it worked out.
    What were you pleased with? What were the strengths and advantages?
    What were some weaknesses.
    Will you use it again next year?

    Thanks for your input
     
  2. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,095

    Bump for interest.
     
  3. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    If I was going to migrate from the synthetic granules, that are qick, easy and predictable, available in any box store or specialty agriculture outlet, I think I would go to soybean meal following a Spring dose of cornmeal in the Spring...

    What is it about the manufactured "organic" fertilizers that has attracted you??? :)
     
  4. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,249

    Cost was good.

    Easy to use.

    Easy on the enviornment.

    Response with standard rates.

    Less fertilizer recordkeeping.
     
  5. mikesturf

    mikesturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 789

    I saw no difference in green response in any of my test areas; zip, zero, nada. I made 2 purchases based upon the dozens and dozens of posts from "the owner or friend of the owner-Lawn132012" (my opinion). So based upon my use and experience, it was a complete and total waste of valuable time and money.

    Does it have an affect on the root depth and thickness, worm and "bug" population, help lawns during the summer stresses; I don't know. I made my purchases based upon the "WOW" green up response. There was none, so I feel I bought snake oil.
     
  6. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    N being available in one form or another but it is still only N... sometimes the plant has all the N it can handle,,, no more...
    Root development and health are more cultural practice than fert... :)
     
  7. Pilgrims' Pride

    Pilgrims' Pride LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA.
    Posts: 481

    Keep'm coming folks.
    I'd really like to hear of your results.
     
  8. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,560

    SumaGreen has raised the recommended rate for better results. More info will be available after their winter convention.
     
  9. mikesturf

    mikesturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 789

    Looking forward to the new rates for better lawn response, thanks Phasthound.

    I really want to believe in this product, I would love to have this or something similar as an add on for a more expensive premium program-that shows premium results. I have customers that want to pay more to have the ultimate lawn. Someone please show me some "independent" study that shows this product works as some have claimed. If it takes an entire season or 4 apps, whatever. Like I said, I want to believe, many posters said they got BANGIN, WOW, etc. results in a week. Show me the light.
     
  10. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,560

    SumaGreen is not considered a fertilizer. Some of the microbes are N fixing bacteria. Many of the others promote root development. The idea is to augment the natural process of mineralization. http://nmsp.cals.cornell.edu/publications/factsheets/factsheet2.pdf
     

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