Once a year fertilizer

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by 8rickyj, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. 8rickyj

    8rickyj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    I recently attended a seminar promoting Pro-Ap once a year time released fertilizer. Has anyone used this? Good? Bad? Share your experience
  2. Shegardi

    Shegardi LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 201

    not from pro-ap but from agrium, who they get it from. great results
  3. 8rickyj

    8rickyj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    It just kinda seemed to good to be true
  4. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,542

  5. Shegardi

    Shegardi LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 201

  6. All Season Bill

    All Season Bill LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    I don't get it. How would we charge for one application?

    I know this thread is over two years old.
  7. TurfWerks

    TurfWerks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    I used a 16 -20 week fertilizer on commercial properties 2 years ago where I was there 7 times a year anyway.. I applied it in may and it lasted all summer till September.. We were able to spend more time concentrating on spraying nutgrass and cracks etc this way.. Since it was a route where we drove over a 2 day period to cover each route it also helped by carrying less products on the trucks.

    Residential customers in my area want to see a fert everytime you are there.. So this extended release fert wouldn't be good for them in my opinion, but I love using it on commercial properties.
  8. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,956

    Send out 2013 renewel forms.

    Tell 'em you're gunna bill them 5,6,7 times. Yet you're gunna only do 2 (fert) apps.

    Nuther thing is our land grant university says "spoon-feeding" lawns is better.
  9. pieperlc

    pieperlc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 545

    "Spoon feeding" is exactly what spread it and forget it does. It will feed more consistently than visiting the yard 4 or 5 times a year.
  10. lush&green

    lush&green LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    We use it on all our accounts.. My customers love it and the lawns look great. Oh yeah, saves a ton of $$$..

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