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Soil test results

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Above Par Lawns, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    With a soil test like that, you should be growing an excellent lawn as long as drainage/retention is good and N is adequately supplied in a timely fashion... after second mowing is about as perfect as one could ask in cool season grasses...
    When you apply 5-0-5, you might normally apply at .5lbs/k or higher... what is your application of N per 1000 sq.ft.???
    The reason I ask is because that is going to be equal to the amount of K you're going to be adding as well...
     
  2. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    Fertrell recommends using 6-10lbs per 1000.
     
  3. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    sorry I think I read that question wrong. I will be applying 5 pounds of the 505 per 1000 square feet. I believe that comes out to about a quarter poundPer thousand available nitrogen and potassium.
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  4. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    I agree,,, that is what it means... 20 pounds of product will apply 1 pound of N... 5 pounds of product per k = .25 lbs of N/k...
    The thing I'm most curious about is why we would want that much P or K with each application... I look at P & K as additional expense and possible pollution,,, especially with the current Soil Report... :)
     

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