The turf is begging for food but.......

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by GarPA, Sep 11, 2002.

  1. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    Well we're taught not to fertilize while the grass is stressed and not growing. Early fall has always been a time to give the turf some fert....but with the turf still stressed I just don't think feeding is a good idea unless it starts growing again...and there is no rain in sight...even with a good 50% timed released blend I still am concerned about putting it down...any points of view on this considering this god awful weather? thanks
  2. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    One word...Sustaine.
  3. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    Ok Kirby..looked it up on the internet...looks like brown baby powder...they talk about it as a plant, not a grass food supplement???..mind telling me a bit more? like where to finf it, rate per 1000 ft, how to looks like its sold in mom amd pop hardware type stores???...tell us the results you've seen with it..thanks
  4. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    Sustane is an organic that is marketed to increase your soils nutrient and water holding capacities by reducing the potential for leaching of plant nutrients. It also improves stress tolerance against heat and drought.

    Formulations of 5-2-4 and 5-2-10 medium or fine

    That said I believe the active ingredient is chicken $*it.

    It does smell foul. (I kill my self sometimes):D

    Hard to burn a lawn with that formulation. The application rates I found were pretty high 10# per 1000 sqft. and the cost per 1K sq ft is somewhere around 2 bucks so it aint cheap (cheep, here I go again).

    I used it a few times on my lawn and it does work ok.

    Good Luck.
  5. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    thanks to both of you...I think I'll wait for some rain and put my Lesco stuff down....rain? yeah right...
  6. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,712

    I'm encouraging us not to out smart ourselves and fertilize anyhow. Trying to play the timing game is like a bad lottery.

    If it isn't raining and irrigation is not allowed applied fert will just sit there and be in place for the rain to hit. In other words it stores just about as well on the lawn as in the bag. Nothing happens. You can't over feed turf were nothing is going on.
  7. f350

    f350 Banned
    from mi
    Messages: 424

    if your really concerned and it's your last app apply a 100% scu and call it a year

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