Heavy Rain Effects on Fertilizer

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by SystemXpert, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. SystemXpert

    SystemXpert LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    Hi Guys,

    My lawn got off to great start this year! The overseeding I did in September looks good. Its about time to do a follow up application of fertilizer and I have a question about heavy rain. About 2 weeks after I overseeded, my area got heavy rain associated with tropical weather. At the time, my soil had recently had 18-24-12 25%PPSC applied to it. (1lbN per 1000). We got around 6 inches of rain in a 3 day span of time. What effect does this have on the fertilizer? Since it was 75% fast release, does all the extra rain cause leaching out? Is there less viable product still left in the soil?

    I'm wondering if I need to apply more product now to compensate for fert loss due to leaching?

  2. GrazerZ

    GrazerZ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 670

    yes, and you can use fert with higher slow release SCU,UFLEX etc.

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