Follow Lesco advice for Fescue?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by khutch, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. khutch

    khutch LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    Never had many fescue lawns, never really fertilized them in the summer.
    What about Lesco's advice for 5-10-31 10% Iron?
    Love to get that little extra green...We have had record rain, most fescues look OK and I am thinking low N we keep Brown Patch at bay.
    Is this just the wrong time of year?
  2. ProLawns

    ProLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 476

    That's a good choice for feeding fescue this time of year.
  3. LonniesLawns

    LonniesLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from KS
    Messages: 317

    Be very careful with 5-10-31 -- it is a junk fertilizer.

    Is uses MOP to get the K and uses iron sucrate as the iron source. The jury is still out on iron sucrate. It has promise as a long lasting iron source -- but not one you are going tosee an immediate result from.
    That is why it has 10% iron. One you are putting very little down and two it is very Slowlya vailable. If you want green go with chelate foliar applied and use a high K fertilizer with SOP.
  4. Shadygrove

    Shadygrove LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    I have used it with great results. yes it is MOP but if you'on irrigated turf the higher salts is not a problem. If on un-irrigated the yard will not respond to much of anything. 10% iron equates to 5 lbs of iron in the bag. remember you need green turf in order for any iron source to help. iron enhances the color will not produce color. You do see quicker results with a foilar absorption, but granulated will provide enhanced color.

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