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Fertilizing Question?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by rlc321, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. rlc321

    rlc321 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    I live in Brevard County in Florida what do you guys use for fertilizer on St Augustine grass and how many times a year should it be fertilized. Is liquid or granular better and why.
  2. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,227

    "better" is just relative!

    liquid works great but doesnt last as long! granule works great but lasts longer!

    just a good 16-4-8 will work fine BUT remember if you fert without insect control,,,,its like throwing slop out to hogs!
  3. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969

    Norm Al

    Great advice but if he throws that pesticide without a license he like asking for a $ 5,000.00 Fine.


    Read and know Florida State Pesticide Law it can cost you big money to learn the hard way.

    Sticky thread at top of Forum has links to all state licensing laws.
  4. Lakeside Lawncare

    Lakeside Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Do you need a license to use plain old Scott's fertilizer? Or is it just the spray type that you need licenses for?
  5. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969

    No special license for straight Fertilizer
  6. Lakeside Lawncare

    Lakeside Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Okay..thanks..I didn't think so, but just wanted to be safe, and find out
  7. goforgreen2

    goforgreen2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    ALso, factor in N sources. With all the rain we get, some sources fair better, ie Urea doesn't leach as bad this time of year.

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