application schedule

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by slib-q, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. slib-q

    slib-q LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    What is the typical lawn application schedule for fertilizers that everyone is using?
    I'm about to begin taking care of a few lawns and plan on using alfalfa pellets and soy bean meal as my main fertilizers. These are typical residential lawns with no real problems. I figure I'll switch back and forth between the two and apply at around 10-15#/1000 sq ft with about 4-5 apps throught out the year. Maybe rake some CGM into the beds early in the season. I don't want to purchase any prepackaged ferts due to their high cost and local unavailability.
  2. cleancutccl

    cleancutccl LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 698

    Unavailability? You have a lesco dealer in Olathe. They carry organic ferts.
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,593

    The price of Sustain is over $20 a bag in our area. That is why I use soybean meal at $7. As an experiment I have sold some of my customers on use of composite tea twice a year along with one application of Medina. The results are very good in my tests.

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