i have used many diffrent brands of fertilizer. lesco is the best all the way around. works great and also is quite cheap. a 12,000sq ft bag of reg 32% nitrogen fertilizer is like 12 bucks. a 10,000sq ft bag of a crappy homeowner fert like scotts is 18 or 20 bucks....
I have had success with the Scotts ProTurf line (which also comes in golf course grade) and The Anderson's. Both are very consistent and priced fairly. The Anderson's just bought the Scott's ProTurf Line. We sell both at our nursery. We also sell some custom blended Landscaper grade Fertilizer which is comparable to many of Lesco's blends (for instance 24-5-11). For a time we were buying our custom blend from a plant that Lesco purchased. I don't like to put all my eggs in one basket, so I rotate products.
I just purchased a load of a house brand, manufactured by Nutrico(?) of Bridgeport CT, looks like Lesco inside and out but cheaper. Ill see what it does, if its ok Ill keep buying it.
The Lesco near me pisses me off, he wouldnt give me a price list this year, I had to walk in the store and tell him what I wanted, he loads it on the truck and then tells me the 19-3-7 with pre-M is 16.50 a bag, he can keep it, made him take it off the truck. Landscaper Supply 20-0-5 with Team Pro is $12.99 a bag so thats what I bought. Only real difference, Lesco is 30% Poly coated urea Landscaper Supply is 30% Sulfur coated urea, what lesco used to be.
Regal Checmical Co - Alpharetta Ga - The Best of the best - you need to talk to them - tried them all from lesco, to andersons, to lebannon, to Helena Chemical, to CoRoN, to PrimoStar - REGAL - CHEAP price - TOP RESULTS
Lazer Two things about a consistent pricing at Lesco. First thing is that they are in different markets across the country and the price of transportation comes into play. They can sell fertilizer cheaper in MA,FL, OH,and CA because that's where it is made. The further away from those points the more expensive it becomes. Secondly, Their computer gives you a price based upon what you purchased from them in the past year. The more you buy the cheaper the unit price. In other words, they are rewarding their better customers. The problem with the single bag, 10 bag, pallet pricing is the one time purchaser can get a better price than a guy that comes in everyday and buys one bag. The one time purchaser bought 40 [email protected]$10.00 bag. The good customer bought 300 [email protected] This isn't fair. The new Lesco system rewards the performers not the bottom feeders who are interested in price only. Of course if you have a large one time order they can get you a competive quote, but this takes a couple of days. The mere fact that you are paying 11.00 for 19-3-6 Pre-m means you must be a performer
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