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need help, no lesco here and i dono what to do

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Orkin Yards, Feb 12, 2002.

  1. Orkin Yards

    Orkin Yards LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    I'm in Jackson, MS...if i were to dig a foot into the gournd i would have dirt/soil not clay, mostly centipeed grass but a good bit of st. augistine and bermuda. My lesco dealer closed and last year i would go to them and ask them what to put out and they would tell me, i have no one to turn to now....looking back and reciets last year this is what i bought

    Feb- PRE-m 5-10-20
    March- PRE-m 25-2-5
    April- ?
    May- 24-5-11

    i need some advise of what i should put out when, i'm not trying to get really specific on treating certain stuff, i just need an all purpose fert program to get the grass growing and looking good, grannular is all i'm allowed to do b/c i'm not licenced yet.
  2. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,717

    Check out some of your local farm supply,(feed, seed,fert.),stores. A lot of these type places have personnel who are very knowledgable about the questions you have. Farmers use many of the same products we do,but just in larger quantities. I get all my lawn chemicals at a local farm store at much better prices than Lecso has, and the sales people are really knowledgable about the products they sell.:)
  3. How about a county extention office, usually affiliated with an area Agri/Horticultural college. Any local master gardener programs? Fertilizer wholesalers/ Mfgs such as Farmland CO-OP should have someone on staff to advise.
  4. BWI 1-800-395-2580 they have an office in Jackson Miss.

    You can't put out pre-m then

    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 665

    Pre-m is a pesticide and getting caught by the EPA would cost you thousands.
  6. Pre-m is a herbicide, but in a sence you are correct, because a weed is a pest.

    He will be more worried about the department of agricultcure.

    $2,500 and up fine here.

    Contact BWI in Jackson Miss, tell them the Lawngodfather and Ed Barsanti from St. Louis sent you.

    Also tell them you don't want anything with a 'cide in it, your not licnensed and they will make sure they don't sell you anything with a herbicide or a pesticide in it.
  7. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    Go talk to some golf course supers they know all the suppliers in the area and if you can get to know them they may help in the advise dept.

  8. Orkin Yards

    Orkin Yards LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    I went to the local BWI, very large intimidating place compared to the lesco that i'm used to, but i walked in and got lots of help. They were out of 0-0-13 w/ a pre-m that starts with a P, they had another pre-m that starts with a D but was something like $21/50 lb bag, and it goes down at a rate of 4.5 lbs, so i'm going to go back friday hopefully and get some 0-0-13, they were very very helpful, the next thing i have to figure out is how to make the fert they sell me work w/ my lesco spreader, he told me they sell several diff brands, scotts and others i've heard of...i'll let ya'll konw how it goes
  9. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    Someone posted a long time ago a chart of lesco settings and lbs/1000 it was very close. Might search lesco spreaders. Don't ever trust lesco setting on non lesco bag of fert. They are wrong.

  10. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    Pendulum and Dimension?

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