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Another Q. for the pros...I need it green!

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Liquidfast, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. Liquidfast

    Liquidfast LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 739

    I have 3 houses that I ABSOLUTELY have to have greener than Augusta National Golf Course.

    I have started them on 28-8-8. I applied as directed. I am going to wait 3 weeks and apply the same 28-8-8 but 3/4 the amount. I will wait 6 weeks and apply 16-8-10.

    Will this suffice? Is there ANYTHING else I can do to bring this already decent lawn into a turbo charged green machine???

    Thanks in advance!
  2. LawnSharks

    LawnSharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 300

    Add into your regime a hefty dose of IRON. Products like Ironite really green up a lawn quick, won't burn and can be used in conjuction with your fert. apps. Works every time. Lesco has a pure iron and you can always pick up Ironite at your local Lowes or Home Depot. Keep it off the concrete because it will leave pretty tough brown irons spots!
    Good luck and Keep it Green!
  3. how about a sample label on the products you are using
  4. Nathan Robinson

    Nathan Robinson LawnSite Senior Member
    from 47712
    Messages: 317

    Use iron. You cant burn a lawn with to much iron. Its hard to find an iron without fert in it but I found some. google cheleated iron. Spray that in a low volume. Its like painting.
  5. lilmarvin4064

    lilmarvin4064 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 757

    more misinformation...

    Foliar ferts like iron work better in high volume applications(liquid pre-emergents too).
  6. J & M Lawn Care

    J & M Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    i seen your post and had a Q. i use the all purpose all american lawn and garden fertilzer with 10-10-10. i have used it and it works good, but if i added the ironite plus to it, would it do any improvments or does the stuff i use now have enough, i think it has 2% iron.

    i have noticed in some lawns that they have very little grass and a lot of dirt spots with no grass, like it was there at one point in time and is gone,lol, is that just lack of water and fertilizing, is there some way i can help them get that lush green look?


    PSUTURFGEEK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    most of these fert combo's are ok, I kind of look at them more as Ag ferts.
    you might want to try something like a 24-5-11 50%ppscu 5% Iron you will be amazed at the length of feeding and the color 5% Iron will give you.
    The other advantage is the slow release, you can feel safer applying it in warmer weather with less moisture and less of a chance of burn.
  8. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Messages: 3,251

    Try ammonium sulfate. I get additional green from the sulfur.

    PSUTURFGEEK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Ammonium sulfate is an excellent product especially for golf courses, not real cost effective for lawn care and the burn potential is unreal in the wrong conditions.
  10. lescojdl

    lescojdl LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    Iron can burn a lawn if you dump it on real heavy. Also, make sure to keep away from new concrete, pools, etc. Staining is an issue. Also, there are different types of iron that work better in different soil pH. I have the best luck with ferrous sulfate iron sources. Lesco sells a granular iron product with 20% iron as well as other micros. Works like a charm.

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