Green Me Up !!!!! Please ! ?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Lost Pine, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. Lost Pine

    Lost Pine LawnSite Member
    Messages: 194

    Ok People,

    I'm new to the Lesco Scene, what would I put on my lawn in NJ now to green it up WITHOUT encouraging too much increased growth ????
  2. T.E.

    T.E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Apply iron, or you could paint it green, that wouldn't encourage growth. :D
  3. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,351

    Lost Pine,

    Lesco's Iron Plus comes in a 50 lb bag. Item # 080300 This is what you are looking for. Be sure to blow ALL fert off of driveway and walkways to prevent staining. Do a soil test also to make sure there are no elements in short supply......

    Pete D.
  4. Jcs Lawn and Landscape

    Jcs Lawn and Landscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 117

    water always helps
  5. i_plant_art

    i_plant_art LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    urea works good LOL, but ull prob be mowing 2x oer week, make sure u also water very good
  6. stryper

    stryper LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 137

    This is part of the fun...I talked to my (St. Louis) Lesco guy about this same thing, and he steered my away from Iron Plus . He said it was just too pricey and that the results weren't what he expected. Instead he suggested 5-10-31 for less than half the price. I went with his suggestion....
  7. Lost Pine

    Lost Pine LawnSite Member
    Messages: 194

    AND.....? What were the results ...?
  8. stryper

    stryper LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 137

    Very good...initially. What I would call a nice "stadium" green. The results lasted about a month, but it's been very dry here, so now we're all back to brown. At least those of us without irrigation. My lot size makes it impractical to water consistently, so I intentionally let my fescue go dormant. Once the rains start again I'm hoping to bounce back quickly without having to do a lot of overseeding.

    One of the reasons I went with the 5-10-31 was an alleged improved drought and stress tolerance. We'll see....
  9. in the 5-10-31, what is the source of potash, and at what rate did you apply?
  10. RedEarthLab

    RedEarthLab LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Low amount of nitrogen plus iron and maybe some PK. Ironite may be good for you, about 5 lb/1000ft2 and some 9-24-24 1/4 lb per 1000 ft2 50% controlled release nitrogen.

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