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Applying Fertilizer

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by cutman2000, May 5, 2012.

  1. cutman2000

    cutman2000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    Do you apply fertilizer/ironite right after cutting? And do you water your customers lawn, or just apply when rain is expected
  2. WenzelOSLLC

    WenzelOSLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 709

    I don't mow all my fert clients so I can't always control that. You can apply most fert after mowing.

    I ask my clients to water but most of my fertilizer products won't burn so it can't wait a week until rain.
  3. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    Milorganite can be applied any time and is released as it's watered, because it is organic, not salt... never burns... the iron is cheaper in Milorganite than Ironite so for me it is a no-brainer...
  4. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,378

    For lawns I have to mow I've been going with lower slow release nitrogen fert 14% and high in iron and sulfur for a nice dark green up with out fueling an insane amount of spring growth.

    I've been experimenting with ironite and I'm not all that impressed...? Maybe it just me and the turf I've tried it on....?

    So back to the original question....is it the fact of high nitrogen fert fast release that burns vs a slow release vs sulfur coated urea of a low nitrogen number....?

    My organic and organic based products I use ....zero concern about immediate watering. :)

    I do wonder about my 14% slow release high iron and sulfur fert i was planning on putting down today...?
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