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Your advice on this fertilizer...

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Schuley, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. Schuley

    Schuley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    My local garden center wants to sell me 2 pallets (roughly 220 bags) of "Lawn Food" 29-0-4 for $2.50 per bag. (16lb bags) Says everyone wants the "weed and feed" type stuff from Scotts and it is a slow seller, so they want it gone.

    Manufctured by Free Flow Fertilizer and it comes from Maumee, OH. It is a trademark of Anderson Agriservices.

    I realize it is a lot of little bags, but is it a Good buy? Or pass?
  2. Schuley

    Schuley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    29% N
    4% K2O
    3.73% K
    9.2% slowly available urea nitrogen from polymer coated sulfur coated urea.
  3. AnotherOkie

    AnotherOkie LawnSite Senior Member
    from Newalla
    Messages: 455

    The price sure seems right. That would be about $8/50lb. I'd want to see a shipping invoice and see how old it is and I'd open a couple bags and make sure it isn't all clumped up. What conditions was it stored in?
  4. Schuley

    Schuley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    Stored in a semi trailer that is used for storage now. It is dry in there. I checked a couple bags and they weren't clumped up or anything...
    It is about 2-3 years old.
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Get as much as you can.
  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,708

    Is it in 20 pound bags? Its is a sweet deal--I calculate it at equal to $6.25 per 50 pound bag.
    What store? Maybe they have some in other towns.
  7. Schuley

    Schuley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    16lb bags so it figures closer to $8/bag. They only have the 220 or so, not any more. But hey I'll sell you some! Lol...
    I know it was a good deal, I just wasn't sure of its quality as I stick to lesco usually. I just haven't been exposed to a wide range of products.
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  8. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,719

    And buy him lunch and give him a kiss lol
  9. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,277

    Yeah make sure the quality of the product is there, then buy it up.

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