what do you fertilize with

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by newleaflandscape, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. newleaflandscape

    newleaflandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 348

    I have a landscaping business and we are starting to do mowing now to keep busy. I was wondering when you guys do a contract to mow and trim and prune and fertilize, how many fertilizer applications do you figure in for the year, what kind of fertilzer you use, like do you guys usually do weed and feed, I was just wondering what you guys do on the average job thanks in advance.
  2. pinnacle

    pinnacle LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    "Best" fert/2 times a year and once with a Pre M in the lead to winter.
    And dynamic lifter(fine turf type)/ 2 times a year
    So.......5 applications yearly
    I like to alternate between chemical and organic fert so the turf will get a broad range of nutient so it's completly nourished.
  3. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    I use all Lebanon Professional Turf Products.

    You can veiw their website at http://www.lebturf.com/
    or check out their ads in Turf Magazine.

    Yes I use weed & feed combination products and they work great.
  4. newleaflandscape

    newleaflandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 348

    what is a pre m
    and dynamic lifter could you be more specific
  5. pinnacle

    pinnacle LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    Pre M is PRE EMERGENT ( granular herbicide mixed with fert) so it will kill the winter weed that hasn't shown its face yet.

    Dynamic liffter is spent Chicken S#it made into a pellet or a fine greens mix.
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    before you jump into the pesticide application through newleaf, you will need to get your license as an applicator and as a bsiness. Don't apply them illegal.

    We fertilize 5 times during the year.
  7. thartz

    thartz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 486

    I used to use the Scott's professional program but switched to Lesco.My Scott's dealer went out of business.Lesco set me up with a very good program.I bought one of their commercial spreaders and we use all types of products from them.It's been a pretty good system for my company.Nice to use one line and have all the settings on the bags so the guys don't have to call me and ask what setting do I use for this bag of product.
  8. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    I offer a 6 step program with 5 of them including fertilizer.
  9. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,845

    I use 38-0-0 Ammonia Nitrate in the spring, and 12-12-12 Lawn and garden after Labor Day - Makes the yards like this

    mowed lawn - 504 wapello.jpg
  10. T.E.

    T.E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Hey guys did they do away with the fertilizer and pesticide forum?:D :D

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