1. Ask the Expert: Fertilization Strategies for Success: Dec. 12, 2017
    Learn how to do more with less when it comes to your fertilization services. Join the live Ask the Expert event hosted by Koch Turf & Ornamental: Dec. 12, 12-2 p.m. ET in the Fertilizer Application forum .

Dismiss Notice

Lesco Fertilizer or Scotts

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Shane7258, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. Shane7258

    Shane7258 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    I have seen the final product of lesco and it looks great deep green almost looks fake but it is none the less deep green. I have been using scotts and I want to be on the band wagon but it does not get the results like lesco. You could argue health vs deep green but the consumer wants green green green grass vs green grass.... just want some thoughts on the subject
  2. LonniesLawns

    LonniesLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from KS
    Messages: 317

    Brand has NOTHING to do with the grass. Scotts and Lesco sell the same stuff in differnt colored bags./ It comes down to YOUR KNOWLEDGE!
  3. Mscotrid

    Mscotrid LawnSite Bronze Member
    from USA
    Messages: 1,456

    Scotts doesn't produce fertilizer for the commercial market. Not all fertilizers are the same.
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Scotts isn't even CLOSE to Lesco. Scotts is done under an entirely different process. It is cooked, blended, and dried all together, then ground so every granule is the exact same as every other one. There is no coatings, there is no slow release of ANY percent. It is just not the same type of balanced feeding that you get with a professional fertilizer. Now, this is refering to the Scotts for the homeowner market, like you buy at stores.
    Incidentally, the Lesco that you buy at the big box stores is not the same as the Lesco you get from the Lesco stores. It is custom blended just for Home Depot. It has no slow release either.
  5. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,619

    Huh. Do you have a pesticide license since your comments sound like you don't. :dizzy:
  6. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,641

    He is mostly right. In many areas of teh country Lesco blends Scotts commercial fertilizers for them.
  7. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,202

    read the lable... the lesco has 2% iron, scotts does not... that is the difference in the color of the grass. i have never seen any scotts fertilizer (retail) with iron added.
  8. Lawn Sharks

    Lawn Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    so, please explain to the licensed applicators why a Scott's fertilizer makes the lawn dark green. ;)
  9. Tscape

    Tscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,370

    What are you talking about? The original post said that LESCO gives it a deep green. That is mainly beacuase of the iron. Scott's may green up the grass somewhat because of its N, but doesn't compare to Lesco with 50% slow release (what I am using is 24-0-11 2% with 50% SCU).
  10. MrBarefoot

    MrBarefoot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 515

    What I think Loonie is trying to say is "The brand name of the fertilizer you use isn't as important as a well planed and properly executed application schedule that meets the lawns changing needs though out a growing season."

    Honestly if you have a bad program, then the very best fertilizer in the world won't help the lawn perform optimally.

    Conversely, if you have a good program, and execute it properly, then you will get very good results with average fertilizer products.

    Now I am not trying to put words into Loonie's mouth, but that is how I understand him.

    Loonie, feel free to straighten me out if I am off target.

Share This Page