Fert Reccomendation for NJ

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Rob T, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. Rob T

    Rob T LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    Just wanted to get a recommendation on what fert to apply this time of year in NJ. Grass is cool season. Mostly mixed fescues and some blues. Has to work for both irrigated and non-irrigated lawns.

    Last app was 34-3-11 20% slow release at end of April. Rate was .75# / 1000

    Next app (end of July - mid Aug) will just be lime at a low rate.

    What do you guys apply this time of year? Is a supplemental fert (high K) a good idea?

  2. Have a pesticide license? What your background? Education?

    Do soil test, develop a basic maintance fert program. Correct soil chemistry!

    Don't line without a soil test, you might need none or sulfur, and which lime to use, calacitic or dolominitic?

    .5 to .75lbs of actual n per 1000, with minimum of 50% slow release, and watch source of slow release!!!!!
  3. Rob T

    Rob T LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    Thanks tim

    Been at this for 10 yrs with licence. Know the basics already. Just wanted some suggestions for cool season turf when the heats up in the 90's. Lookin for real world advise, not the "by the book" stuff. 3/4# N sounds like enough to burn turf in the heat, no?
  4. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,469

    lesco has a nice 5-10-31 with 10% iron
  5. Rob T

    Rob T LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    Thanks ant, I'll check that out.
  6. safty depends on fert, rate applied, source of slow release, % slowly available

    again, generally 1lbs per 1000 of quickly available n can be safely applied if water in! Why apply that much?

    watch 5-10-31, if muraite potash, has big burn potential.
    again, .5 to .75 lbs of n with min of 50% slow release should be safe unless lawn has already been over fert

    hope that helps
  7. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    i am becoming partial to lesco ferts myself.
  8. Rob T

    Rob T LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    Thanks Again Tim, I did not know about the burn potential of K.

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