Mowing after Fert.&Pest.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Moguy, Aug 13, 2003.

  1. Moguy

    Moguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    A couple accounts got their lawns fertilized today and it set me back to wondering how long after they spread the fertilizer can you mow or doesnt it matter? Might be a dumb question but, I had to ask.
  2. Tbarchaser

    Tbarchaser LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 449

    I asked my fert guy (i sub it out) and he said dont worry, the blades wont suck the pellets up at all due to the round shape.
    Dont feel stupid....I asked him the same question.

    Oh yeah...he has 16 yrs I believe him. And he is great at his lawns are the best on the block thaks to him.
  3. Moguy

    Moguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    Thanks Tbarchaser
  4. Dr. Mow

    Dr. Mow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    if it is liquid, you need to wait at least 1 day perferably 2
  5. Moguy

    Moguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    All of them had the small round grandular pellets but, thanks for the info Dr. Mow
  6. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    It is BEST to have the the fert watered in before mowing. That said I have never seen a mower pick up fertilizer, but it might move it around some.
  7. Fertilizer "Prills" can be picked up and thrown by the mower....

    Now Pesticides is another story, you can really mess up a lawn by moving these around.

    As far as mowing about these, if I didn't apply it, and we are there on the scheduled day, that's the other companies problem.
  8. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    im very surprised you boys are worried more about the turf than your health. what about the dangers of the products becomming airborn, and u inhaleing them?
  9. Dr. Mow

    Dr. Mow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    kinda taste like chicken:eek: :eek:
  10. rob1325

    rob1325 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 697

    I wouldn't worry much about pellets, though depending on how low you cut it or if bagging can move them, but if they sprayed thats another story depending on what they sprayed. Like Dr. Mow said on time day or two for spray.

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