Best place to buy fertalizer?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Stewart, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. Stewart

    Stewart LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    We mow and take care of almost 2 acres. It is time to winterize and need suggestions for where to purchase the winterizer. Is it worth it to buy Scotts at the local home place or buy some place else? Is Scotts worth the price? Suggestions please...

    Thanks for the help.
  2. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647

    Scotts is a good product, just a bit higher in price.

    Go out and find wholesale suppliers in your area. Or nursery, garden centers.
  3. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    Ditto what Glan says. Also, try Lesco if there is one close by.
  4. PhrankW

    PhrankW LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    You might also try to contact a local fertilizer blend plant. A lot of them will sell direct. We do.
  5. lordohturf

    lordohturf LawnSite Member
    from SW OH
    Messages: 173

    If you have a Home Depot close to you, they sell a few Lesco fertilizers. 18-2-18 , 18-24-12 would be a couple good winterizers.

    These are professional fertilizers that will save a bunch over Scotts.
  6. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    I think last year I paid around $7 for a 50lb bag from a local wholesaler.
  7. Lawn Solutions

    Lawn Solutions LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 39

    I use straight urea at around $7 bucks a bag. At least in my area, the midwest, you want to apply a quick-release nitrogen.
    This is taken in to the roots and stored right before dormancy for a quick green-up in spring. I wouldn't spend the extra money for a slow-release formulation, especiallly for a large area.

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