trouble getting green lawns

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by basic lawn, Jan 30, 2003.

  1. basic lawn

    basic lawn LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Messages: 50

    As a three year old small operation, fertilizing has never been part of my business. However, on special requests i have used Scotts fertillizers, and I am justdo not think that I am getting a real green lawn. I suspect Lime and lack of iron could be also factors that I am not adressing. I am in the northeast. Any guidance would be appreciated. I tend to use
    the powdery stuff. Would I be better off using liquid fertilizer.
    I mean, could I double the recommended dosage of the powdery stuff by Scott?

    I have just "discovered" this board after about a year for something in landscaping and it has been an exhilarating experience that amount of good advise among colleagues.

    thanks for your advise.

  2. lawnstudent

    lawnstudent LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 472

    Have you done a soil test? Without a soil test we are just guessing at what the problem may be. You can go to your local county extension service and get a soil test kit. Follow the directions and get a soil sample. Then mail it to the test lab (or return it to the extension service office) as per their instructions. They don't cost much. Maybe $10-15.00. When you get the test results, post them here and I am sure many peolple at this WEB site will be more than happy to help you interpret the results and recommend a program that will get you the greenest lawn in the neighborhood. Good luck.


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