Iron - How Much ?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by EdTLawn, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. EdTLawn

    EdTLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    I have been dumpimg iron in both powder iron chilide and water souble iron with a concentration of 7% 30ml/gallon with a hose end sprinkler for the past two weeks every 2-3 days and my lawn doesn't seem to be getting darker, my concrete walkways are stained with iron, but the lawn doesn't seems to be getting greener, any ideas why this is so ?
  2. growingdeeprootsorganicly

    growingdeeprootsorganicly LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    did you try nitrogen yet?

    VARMIT COMMISSION LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 547

    ding, ding, ding, we got a winner! Apply nitrogen then the iron will show results.
  4. EdTLawn

    EdTLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    I thought nitrogen will induce fast growth which I don't want, anyways the liquid iron I used contains 15-0-0 nitrogen
  5. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,029

    turf will only uptake so much iron at 1 app so you either have reached that point at this time, you are doing something wrong or your ph is off.
    a little N with the iron helps the uptake
    same goes with some herbicides alittle N and roundup works better.
    remember a little sugar makes the coffee taste better
  6. regularguy

    regularguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 152

    You may want to think about a soil test if you are not getting the results you desire.
  7. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,305

    Is it astro turf?

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