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to much nitrogen

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by mikeshere89, May 21, 2003.

  1. mikeshere89

    mikeshere89 LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 117

    i put down nitrogen pellets last weekend and now my yard is starting to burn out, it is burning where my tire tracks are from my 36 wb, anything i can do to stop it from burning anymore and will it come back shortly(turning green again) please help
  2. longslawn

    longslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 201

    Water, water, then water some more. Nitrogen will get used up quicker if you water it in real good.
  3. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,902

    yeah take mikes advice...water water water...and then youll have brown patch!
  4. mikeshere89

    mikeshere89 LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 117

    it is day six since i put it down, do u think the burnt grass will get worse or is most of the damage done? god i hope it doesnt get any worse, this was a complete **** up on my part.
  5. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    Yep, it will get worse. Pretty much what you have done is over applied the synthetic nitrogen and now it is acting like a salt.
    The delay in response to the problem means it wasn't as bad as it could of been.
    Take a stiff spring leaf rake and vigorously rake about 2"-3" deep and loosen the soil.
    Water in approximately 1" of water with activated charcoal.
    This method works well with almost any type of over application - and it works best when done immediately after the screw-up.
  6. mikeshere89

    mikeshere89 LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 117

    so i am going to loose all of the grass then? also just do this where it is burnt, i sure as hell cant do the whole half acre like this.
  7. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Is it that dry there? Are you sure it's being burned and not leaf spot or brown patch?
  8. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    How late in the spring season do you guys up there (Mike in iowa) apply fert with N on cool season grasses? I know the climate is later up there, but down here we dont put down N on cool season (only tall fescue can barely survive here) after April.
  9. mr.lawnzap

    mr.lawnzap LawnSite Member
    from tulsa
    Messages: 123

    im in similar a temperature area as you in arkansas and i wont put down high n fert on fescue, i use triple 13 it wont burn it and makes it thick and green.
  10. longslawn

    longslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 201

    I wasn't thinking about it being a cool season grass. Not much used in my area.
    I would still water the grass real good one time to dilute the nitrogen then water on a regular schedule. Water the grass in the early AM.

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