Really liking mid-late fall Milorganite app

DA Quality Lawn & YS

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Rochester, MN
Looking at a couple lawns for which I applied Milorganite mid October last year (including my own) at 1 lb N/K. I am really liking how those lawns look coming out of winter. Though still mostly dormant, my lawn has a much better 'dormant green' look than other lawns around me. Same for some of my customer's lawns. Anyone else see this?

I would do this wholesale for everyone for last app but price is prohibitive and you have to haul so much material (like 3 times as much). But man I can see the results....
 

Hineline

LawnSite Bronze Member
Great to hear. A 50# bag covers 3K at a pound at my cost that would be 2.83/K. That's almost double my budget for a lawn app. My lawns do get it in my mix on two of the four apps I do. Most of that pound app will pay big dividends this summer in the heat and humidity on your lawn. I know this from years of tissue testing for a major PGA tour stop that I was a consultant at. They used Mil as a dormant feed every year that messed up their greens the follow summer. Terrible for greens that need to roll 13 but great for everything else!
 

clayslandscape

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Blackstone, Va.
Great to hear. A 50# bag covers 3K at a pound at my cost that would be 2.83/K. That's almost double my budget for a lawn app. My lawns do get it in my mix on two of the four apps I do. Most of that pound app will pay big dividends this summer in the heat and humidity on your lawn. I know this from years of tissue testing for a major PGA tour stop that I was a consultant at. They used Mil as a dormant feed every year that messed up their greens the follow summer. Terrible for greens that need to roll 13 but great for everything else!
Where do you get your milorganite from so cheap? We get it wholesale at our garden center and it is not that cheap, $8.50 a bag.
 
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DA Quality Lawn & YS

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Rochester, MN
I get mine from Reinders.

Questions - are there any semi-organic mix products out there that have Mil + synthetic fert in the bag? Perhaps that would save some cost and volume?
 

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