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Best fert to apply to raise K and P values?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by chrix, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. chrix

    chrix LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Attached is my soil test results from Scotts. The recommendation is to add winterizer as it is high in K.

    Looks like what they are recommended is 22-2-14. I was wondering if I shouldn't shoot for say something like Turfline's winterizer which is 12-16-10 since that would help boost my P as well.


  2. Ax Mcgee

    Ax Mcgee LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    Those results look idiot proof, just what I need. How did you get that sample to them? Sorry I can't offer input but I want to say thanks for showing me that.
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    That's all fine and dandy but I wouldn't be dropping no kind of fertilizer on a lawn now, it's fixing to get HOT if it hasn't already
    and this combination stands a high chance of burning the lawn, summer is so right around the corner, in two weeks comes July.

    What I would do instead is wait until fall, right in time for Core aeration, when you get ready to core aerate and seed,
    seeing how you want to fertilize a bit then anyhow, fit it all into that and over and done, the whole treatment in one fell swoop.

    Ain't gonna hurt it from now until then, no worse than the summer heat's going to do it if you apply now, my opinion.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2009
  4. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Messages: 2,253

    I would not trust the analysis. Any company that sells fertilize will skew the results to their favor. Pay the $10 and have your county extension agent office retest the soil and go with that. That 7.4 is very high and dependent on turf type, it could be too high; ie, centipede turf should be down around 6.0. And if the county is about the same just label me an A$$.

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