What type of Fertilizer do you use?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Landscape89, Oct 1, 2006.

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What type of Fertilizer do you use?

  1. Lesco

    50.8%
  2. Vigoro

    0.8%
  3. Scotts

    16.9%
  4. Sta-Green

    0.8%
  5. Other

    30.5%
  1. Landscape89

    Landscape89 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    Just wanna see who uses what when it comes to a Fertilizer Brand..
     
  2. desert rose gardening

    desert rose gardening LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 387

    When buying fertilizer one should purchase from a local manufacturer if possible, they should be making it for the local area they are in, so they should know the balance of the soil and the nutrients that it should need.
     
  3. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    Iv'e been with Lesco for 5 or 6 years now. IMO they have a very good product, only a coupel occasions where I got a batch that was still kinds "wet" like it was maybe rushed into bags to get it out or something, I dunno but I had to scrape the impeller of the spreader after every couple bags. Usually it's never like that, unlike many other brands where that's standard fare...

    I agree with the blend for your area. Even if the fert isn't produced there it can still be brought in as seperate components and mixed to the ratios that are best for your area. Here we need mainly N. P and K are high about every where here and applying more of it all the time dosn't help anyone. Also the pH is generally high here, so a custom blend with a higher sulfur content would be nice. We have GardenWise here (Wichita) and I hear that they are coming up with new blends for this area, I don't know about the "brand" of it though.
     
  4. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,342

    Looks like Lesco is favored by about a 2:1 ratio, at least until I voted.
    I think fertilizers should be chosen based on soil samples and not by brands. If you aint soil testing, it doesnt make any difference whose fertilizer you use. Your just guessing anyways.
     
  5. bobcat175

    bobcat175 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 377

    Lebanon Pro...
     
  6. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    I get some stuff from lesco but I also get a good amount of stuff from 2 local companies.
     
  7. tracyalan

    tracyalan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    I offer organic a Scott's.
    9 times out of 10 they get the Scott's.
     

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