Urea Help

Larry T

LawnSite Member
Location
Ohio
First time applying 46-0-0 urea and I sure don't want to burn out the lawn. Heard and reading temps should be around 60 degrees or lower and rain in next day or so. Will use a Scotts Edge guard rotary spreader. What setting should it be on for application?

Any additional precautions etc. appreciated.
 

Mudly

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
OH
What does your soil test say
 

RigglePLC

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Grand Rapids MI
Weigh out 6 pounds (use a low setting) and see how many sqft it covers. Reset and repeat until you get it right. This is called calibration.
You want about 2 pounds per thousand sqft.
Rain next day will not make any difference. If it burns the grass--that happens in about an hour.

Costs more, but it would be better to use a high quality fertilizer designed for turf. Less risk of burn. Something with 50 percent slow release and including some potash for instance. 24-0-11 would be my choice.
Scotts 32-0-3 with 12 percent slow release nitrogen would also work.
 

andersman02

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Snowy MN
I would be real hesitant about putting urea down in a granular form. We tank mix it and add additives to make it slower release. Just a bit too much from a spreader and your in burn city.
 
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Larry T

LawnSite Member
Location
Ohio
Thank you for that information. I should have stuck with my traditional fertilizing method
 

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