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Milorganite or Lesco 46-0-0

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Methodical2, Nov 17, 2017.

  1. Methodical2

    Methodical2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    Which would you apply as a winterizing fertilizer? I know there are others out there, but curious about these.

    I know some say to not use Milorganite because it's benefits are not gained when it gets colder and the cost factor, however, what's your thought using it as a dormant feeding for next spring.

    Has anyone every used Milorganite as the last feeding and had good results the following season? Curious.

    Or, would it be better to use the Lesco product for the last season feeding when the lawn stops growing?

    Any thoughts on using a combination of these items as a last season application?

    Thanks...
     
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not sure. I am doing a test with Milorganite at 3, 6 and 9 ounces on small square plots this week. Also testing Scotts Turfbuilder at much lower rates. I will watch for effects this fall. Temperature is 42 now. I will watch for signs of snowmold and get photos this spring. I will try to get soil temperatures.
     
  3. Methodical2

    Methodical2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    That sounds like a plan. Curious to see the results.
     
  4. Marine03112

    Marine03112 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The nitrogen is much more important at the end of the year. With that said I would use a 32 0 7 or 24 0 8.
     
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  5. Marine03112

    Marine03112 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Marine03112 LawnSite Bronze Member
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  7. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,146

    I choose the best of both. Screamin Green provides some quick release enhanced efficiency N (higher % is absorbed by roots) plus organic matter which provides slow release N and the other benefits of OM. The result is a quick green up in the spring without pushing top growth.
     
  8. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    In my experience, problems with snowmold have been minor over the years. I have seen it on perennial rye a few times--particularly where snow drifts were deep next to a wooden fence. Not worth worrying about. Recovered on its own. I am not convinced that fall nitrogen causes more snowmold. Nor potassium.
     
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  9. Methodical2

    Methodical2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    I agree Riggle. I have never experience any issues myself in Maryland on my lawn before the renovation.

    Thanks everyone for chiming in and thanks for the links Marine03112. I appreciated it.
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2017
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  10. Methodical2

    Methodical2 LawnSite Member
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    I've heard of this, but have never seen it in my area.
     

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