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

Liquidfast

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Ontario
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!
 

LawnSharks

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Matthews, NC
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!
 
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!
how about a sample label on the products you are using
 

Nathan Robinson

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
47712
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.
 

J & M Lawn Care

LawnSite Member
Location
the sticks,al
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!

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?

thanks
 

PSUTURFGEEK

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
pennsylvania
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.
 

PSUTURFGEEK

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
pennsylvania
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.
 

lescojdl

LawnSite Member
Location
Denver, CO
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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