Summer Drop Spreader Fert

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Oasis360, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Oasis360

    Oasis360 LawnSite Member
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    Well I dont have a LESCO anywhere remotely close so I am left to rely on BEST brand distributors or the local Feed Mill Supplier. I have a drop spreader and would like to use granular products only here in Vancouver WA and was wondering what some of the guys here in the NorthWest are running as granular this time of year. Most of my lawns are non irrigated Blue / Fescue / Rye mixes.
     
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Use Scotts--get it at Home Depot. Turfbuilder 25-0-5 or whatever. The higher the quality, the greater will be the percent of slow release nitrogen.
    But if you are in business, get licensed, then get an Anderson's stainless steel rotary. Home Depot sometimes carries Lesco. However, it is best to base your fert formula on soil tests and supply precisely what your soil needs.
     
  3. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
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    Fertilizer applications not recommended with a drop spreader. Use a rotary, broadcast spreader.
     
  4. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Doesn't Scott's Turfbuilder contain a root inhibitor, for pre-emergence action?
     
  5. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
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    I think the fert/pre-emerg is called Turfbuilder Plus or Plus Halts
     
  6. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ok, :)

    It's been a long time since I looked at a bag of Scotts...
     
  7. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
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    Now, now. I don't buy it. I've just seen it in Lowe's while buying a light bulb.
    BTW the OP probably doesn't know why you questioned the pre-emergent i.e. that it is a root inhibitor for the good grass.
     
  8. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hahaha,,, Nothing wrong with Scotts, just overpriced. N is N, and "slow release", is quality or not, according to its stability.

    Root inhibitor should be an understandable consequence, for all LCOs. :)
     

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