Fert. recomendation for dethatched/seeded lawn

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by SpruceLandscape, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. SpruceLandscape

    SpruceLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 502

    Hey guys, looking for a little bit of advice on a fert. application on my own lawn. I will be dethatching and overseeding my lawn next month and was considering a good dose of lesco's granular 19-19-19 to help things along. Good idea or not? I've had good success in the spring with this, was wondering if I should try it though with new seed germ. Thanks
  2. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    A 1-2-1 ratio is a better starter. Lebanon's 16-25-12 w/MESA or Lesco 18-24-12 50% PSCU would be better. 19-19-19 contains quite a bit of soluble N & will raise the risk of Pythium this time of year.
  3. Harley-D

    Harley-D LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    What's your soil test say? Do you need the P? Why pay for it if you already have it? You might just need some lime to correct ph and release the P. You might want to try an N with a little bit of slo release, maybe some MU or coated. Methylene Urea.

    Can't we get a sticky on this board that explains the macro and micro nutrients and what they do? That seems a little elementary though i guess.

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