summer ferts

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by mowtime, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. mowtime

    mowtime LawnSite Member
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    I picked up some new properties in terrible shape, no fertilizer in 2 years, it is hot and they have irrigation. Will 17-17-17 50% slow release work, I always wait till fall but these properties need help fast. Located in central N.C. Thanks for your input
  2. vegomatic40

    vegomatic40 LawnSite Senior Member
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    With a 50% scu product you should be fine with a very low risk for "burn" but results may be slower than a similar product with a higher rate of soluble urea. I would save the 50% scu product for turf that doesn't get adequate moisture (non-irrigated) and use a 25-30% scu for the one in question. Also that is a fairly high rate of phosphorus, is it necessary?
  3. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,568

    I'm a big fan of slow release fertilizers. 50% SCU should do fine. I agree with Mowtime that that is alot of P. Not necessary unless you are seeding or your soil test calls for it. Give them something with a decent mineral profile too, like Iron and Manganese. Grass does live by NPK alone. It needs a slew of other stuff to live also.
  4. Tscape

    Tscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,370

    This is what you meant. :D
  5. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,568

    :usflag: :dizzy: :hammerhead: :hammerhead: :hammerhead: :drinkup: Oops.

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