Which Fertilizers for Minimum Growth & Maximum Green ????

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by MJB, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
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    Ok Guys, I'm curios if anyone has found such a fertilizer in a granular. I'm tired of applying fertilizers enough to get the deep green, then paying for it each week with 6 inches of new growth to hide. I'm talking about for northern grasses, Kentucky Bluegrass, fescue mix etc. What is everyone else using ? I've tried most that are available locally, but not satisfied yet.
     
  2. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
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    earthworks 5-4-5. just started using it this year and the resulte have been vg. nice deep green without much growth
     
  3. ThirdDay

    ThirdDay LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
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    i used it for two seasons with average results, try the earthworks, you won't be disappointed.
     
  5. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
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    If green is all you want then use IRON and sprayed will work much better than granular.
     
  6. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
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    Ding! Ding! That's the winning combo right there!
     
  7. green_mark

    green_mark LawnSite Senior Member
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  8. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
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    Check your soils Magnesium levels and correct if needed. Magnesium is necessary for chlorophyll production. Then check sulfur levels, sulfur will green up the plants to. A folar spray of manganese will give almost instant green(low rate needed with manganese, 2 lb per acre). Calcium in summer will help green up the plants without a lot of extra growth.
     

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