Winterizer for Northern VA Area

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lawnboy246, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. lawnboy246

    lawnboy246 LawnSite Member
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    For the last application of the season in the Northern VA area, is it better to go with in late November something like 46-0-0 or will that be too much nitrogen that late in the season and possibly cause problems such as snow mold? Would it be better to go with something like 18-0-18?
     
  2. lawnboy246

    lawnboy246 LawnSite Member
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    Anyone in the Northern VA area using the Lesco products?

    If so, why type of program are you currently using?
     
  3. Neal Wolbert

    Neal Wolbert LawnSite Senior Member
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    If what you're after is a certain amount of soluble N, the type doesn't matter much, just how much you apply. 1# N from urea is about 2.2#/1000 sq. ft., 1# from 18-0-18 would be about 5.5#/1000 sq. ft. If you don't want the potash, why pay for it in the 18-0-18? What is the N recommendation from your State Univ. for winterizer and what type of N do they recommend?
    Neal
     
  4. lawnboy246

    lawnboy246 LawnSite Member
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    I checked and they call for about 3-4lbs of nitrogen annually.

     
  5. Neal Wolbert

    Neal Wolbert LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would ask a more pointed question...how much N should I apply as a winterizer on ????? (specie of turf) in ????? (location), and should it be in soluble form or slow release or a combination of both, then make up your mind which product to use based on their recommendation. Soil type, temp., precipitation etc. will make a difference on how the product releases and how much of it will stay in the soil until next spring. Those factors need to play a role in your decision as well.
    Neal
     

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