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The importance of fall fertilization

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by phasthound, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
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  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    There's some good advice in this article... :)

    ]"... As noted above, now is an opportune time consider nutritional input for such areas. A fertilizer that contains a minimum of 50% slow release nitrogen is strongly suggested for low maintenance sites at this time of year to avoid an undesirable jump in growth rate. Natural organic fertilizer sources are also well suited to such areas. Bear in mind that many organic fertilizer materials require warm soils for microbial decomposition and subsequent nutrient release. Learn the characteristics of the product that you intend to apply and monitor soil temperatures to ensure that expected performance is in line with your management goals. ..."

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