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Which is more important?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by MattMall, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. MattMall

    MattMall LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Nitrogen or phosphorus for a new lawn?
  2. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 706

    which is more important to you?

    Which is more important to you? Try living without either one. They are both essential -- although plants use them differently.

    Nitrogen is used in much greater quantities hower. For a NEW lawn common practice is to use a starter fert such as 18-24-12. This gives you a Phos boost to help with rooting -- but I would not want to try and grow new grass without any Nitrogen either.
  3. MattMall

    MattMall LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Thanks for the reply, Which fertilizer would you recomend on a new lawn that is noit a year old. I just reseeded around my dry creekbedn install, I need something that will not hurt the seedlings.
  4. MrBarefoot

    MrBarefoot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 515

    Any "starter" fert will do just fine.

    Ask your lesco guy for direction but the 18-24-12 is a great choice. There are some 8-8-8 or 12-12-12 or 16-16-16 products out there that are just fine too.

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