2 Winter Fertilizations?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by l3en007, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. l3en007

    l3en007 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    We just got done our last fertilization of the season. Does anyone fertilize in JANuary and Febuary up here in the north east? Ive heard rumors of a landscaper around here in New Jersey fertilizing in the dead of the winter. This same persons lawns are perfect looking all year long too..
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    If they are perfect looking, it isn't because he throwing down fert. in the dead of winter. That is just foolish.
  3. lilmarvin4064

    lilmarvin4064 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 757

    Last year I put some fert out on a small area in early January. The only reason I did it was because temperatures were in the upper 50s, if I remember correctly. I saw a noticable and positive response! Of course I wouldn't consider charging and applying fert on my customers lawns at this time; But I might on my own lawn if temps are warm enough and I thought the turf looked like it needed it.
  4. lawnservice

    lawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 589

    could greatly increase disease pressure, especially snow molds
  5. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,503

    perhaps a granular fungicide app on troublesome properties,
    but i cant see fert apps.

    though it is tempting to do something when the temps
    are in the 50s-60s in jan.
    saw an irrigation company pulling pipe here in MA last jan.
    wierd weather.
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Yes, but he was talking Jersey. Like with frozen terra.
  7. sicnj

    sicnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    haven't had a good snow in south jersey for 3 years now. We are near the ocean and stay a little warmer then Pa and north Jersey
  8. l3en007

    l3en007 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    for all the feedback guys!
  9. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Messages: 2,257

    Hang on guys: He (landscaper in Jersey) could have lots of time and putting down some extra potash as 0-0-7 to help the root system, would not be a bad thing or he could be putting down some pellatized lime, but on the coast where the soil is already too alkaline don't seem right. Or he could be spreading some wood ash to bring down the PH. There's lots of things people do when we see them out there is the dead of winter fertilizing the yard. Give'em a break, but I'd be curious

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