best all around lesco granular

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by hustlers, May 17, 2003.

  1. hustlers

    hustlers LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 257

    look for the best lesco all around
    granular fert with lots of iron for the best $$$$$$

    I cant use phosphorus either cause i live around lots
    of lakes.

    I have been using 24.0.11 with like 2% iron and a little sulphur
    any other recommendations
    I thinks it was like 13$ a bag
  2. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Messages: 930

    Ordered a bag of 24-5-11 on Friday. It's Poly Plus SCU with 2% FE. Will post results later.
  3. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,150

    I have used Lesco's 24-5-11 w/2% Iron and 50% SCU in the past with good results. I found a local Ag. Chemical dealer that is selling turf fertilizers, and they have a 25-3-10 w/2% Iron and 33% SCU for $2 less per bag. Lesco has a good product but they can be a little pricey.
  4. lordohturf

    lordohturf LawnSite Member
    from SW OH
    Messages: 173

    Lesco makes a 32-0-10 75%ppscu with 2% fe. Great summer
    fert. Another is 39-0-0 !00%ppscu.

    Make sure it's registered in your state.
  5. $13 a bag?

    Dang Simplot 8-4-24 6% FE Uflex 100% slow release

    $7.80 a 50# bag covers 12,500M
  6. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    There simply is no best all around granular.

    You have to determine what the soil you will be applying to needs and does not need.

    The nutrients needed and what levels they are needed can and often are different for every lawn you service.

    Make sure to get the ph level in the soil balanced first so the plant will be able to use the nutrients you are putting down.

  7. HEY I found this at BWI 15-0-10 40% scu 4%FE for $8
    11,250 per a 50# bag...
  8. turf78

    turf78 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    You want to look at the coverage per bag with the outcome of l lb of N/M to be fair on a "apples to apples" comparison. At that point the cost per bag means nothing but the cost per M does and also takes into account different size bags. So the 15-0-10 would cover 7,500 sq ft assuming it is a 50 lb bag and the user wants to get 1 lb of N/M.

    Enough of my babbling........
  9. lordohturf

    lordohturf LawnSite Member
    from SW OH
    Messages: 173

    If you are going to compare fertilizers, you need to compare similar fert ratios. Also compare similar percentages of slow release, micronutrents, etc

    If you don't look at cost / 1000 sq.ft. you will lose$. Cost per bag
    means nothing if you don't know the amount and cost of nutrient per 1000 sq.ft.

    at .75 #N/1000 sq.ft.

    32-0-10 75% 2%fe ppscu covers 21,300 sq. ft. At $13 per bag your cost per 1000 sq. ft. is $.61 per 1000

    8-4-24 6%fe 100 % uflex ( uflex good for ag, not for turf) at $7.80 per bag gives alot 1 lb of K per 1000 sq. ft. at 12,000 sq ft. of coverage, but only a thir lb. of N. Apples and Oranges. Also your cost per 1000 sq.ft. is $.65. If you compared the same fert at
    the same rate of N (.75#) it would only cover 5,333 sq.ft. and your cost per 1000 would be $1.46! This would be a good product if you need potash and micros but doesn't compare with
    more standard ferts.

    Another consideration is this. Do you get a guaranteed analysis
    from the stuff at an ag supplier who mixes on sight? Is the stuff
    in the bag what what it says it is, or something not quite so dependable?
  10. The Uflex is UMAXX SOP..... Lables got confused in my head.

    Also I don't apply 1# of n this time of year.

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