adding milorganite to lawn care program

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by mac43rn, Dec 17, 2002.

  1. mac43rn

    mac43rn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    I am going to add milorganite to my lawn program, but I am going to experiment with my own lawn. I am going to stick with a four step program and then add the milorganite to add some organic matter. It looks like it would be a great addition in the summer months (I have an irrigation system). Can anyone who has had experience with milorganite give me any suggestions on when to apply. I do not want to go 100% organic, but would like to add some organic to the program. Any suggesitons would be greatly appreciated.

  2. mowing king

    mowing king LawnSite Member
    from ct
    Messages: 85

    I have found it works well as an early spring app. at the 20lbs. per k rate. you can cut your spring and early summer rate of fert waydown.
    it really won't do much in the summer, you'll see the results in the fall. you can do the app in august without burning and the lawns greens-up nice wiht the fall rains.

    A nice summer app is seaweed. you can really see the improvement. one app b4 7-4 and one app 8-15. we have used it for years.

    Harmony has gran products with seaweed and other goodies for summer apps.
  3. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    What is it and what is it good for.
  4. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969

    Milwaukee Wi. Is known for many things. Beer being the most well known. Polish Immigrates being another. Milwaukee has always been a progressive town. Near the turn of the century they recycled by burned their garbage and sent steam heat thru pipes to heat homes. To this day they still recycle. Only they recycle their sewage. Mil (Milwaukee) organite (organic) Fertilizer. Or to its friends good old Pole-Lock PooP. Great stuff for horticulture, DON'T use it in your garden. You won't like the taste of your tomatoes.
  5. gkell88

    gkell88 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    Handling the bulk of Milorganite can be a pain. Be careful incorporating too many apps in your business. It takes a lot of room in the truck to do a day of Milorg. apps

    A strong back wont hurt either.;)
  6. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
    Messages: 776

    Any natural organic fertilizer will involve a lot more material being applied as the most N content you can really hope for is about 12:?:? There are however some "spiked" fertilizers which are natural organics which have synthetic organics, or salts put in there so that you don't have to put down as much.
  7. morturf

    morturf LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 476

    We have used Milorganite for over 50 yrs. It is without a doubt the best fertilizer there is. It has drawbacks, bulk being the worst. I have used over 100 tons a year for the last 25 yrs. I would say that while it time consuming and labor intensive it will reward you with grass like none you have ever seen. Good luck with your decision.
  8. mac43rn

    mac43rn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    sent you an email.

  9. Tony Harrell

    Tony Harrell LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 739

    Are there any side effects of using this such as fungus?
  10. devildog

    devildog LawnSite Senior Member
    from sc
    Messages: 270

    Would you elaborate on the synthetic & salts please, thank you. With Regards.... devildog

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