converting lawn to veggie garden

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by rudisfarm, May 16, 2008.

  1. rudisfarm

    rudisfarm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Hi everyone,

    a client wants to convert part of her lawn into a veggie garden. Her concern is the fertilizer application around one year around. The previous owners bought a fertilizer for farming from a local farmers store. They said its pretty strong. How long is fertilizer existent in the soil? Once I take the sod off, is there still fertilizer in the soil?

    Thanks for your input!
  2. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    Won't matter. Have at it. Get a soil test if you must. Gardens need fert too.
  3. PHS

    PHS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 724

    Plants uptake the same nutrients regardless.
  4. rudisfarm

    rudisfarm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Thanks folks,

    will tell her.
  5. Organic a go go

    Organic a go go LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    Soluble ferts don't last long at all. Mostly they leech out.
  6. (wi) Roots

    (wi) Roots LawnSite Member
    from 9
    Messages: 152

    Kill area with r -up. wait approx. 10days give or take. Granular fert will last depending on the make up of it, 4 to 6 weeks.

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