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Starting a lawn care business.

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I have been studying organic fertilizers, preparing myself to offer the service to customers. I plan to use my own lawn and one other customer as the test sites / before and after pictures too.

I had a soil test done by the Agricultural lab from the state and here are the findings.

Recommend applying 3 times a year during growing season ( May, Sept, Nov) one of the following:
20-27-5 5 lb / 1000 sqft
18-25-6 5.5 / 1000
18-24-12 5.5 /1000
17-23-6 5.75 / 1000
16-21-4 6.25 / 1000
16-12-4 6.25 / 1000
11-25-11 9 / 1000
10-23-10 10 / 1000

PH level 6.5 none recommended

It looks like they would like to see Phosphorus ( middle# ) higher.

What would you guys recommend to address this organically?
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What turf are you going to apply these to? Different grass has different requirments. For example, Centipede lawns should have no more than 9#'s nitrogen per 1,000 sq. ft. per year and ZERO phosperous and potassium. Its ideal pH is 5.3. St. Augustine, likes a 16-4-8 3 times a year. Its ideal pH is 7.1. Ammendments with micronutrients can be just as important as the macronutrients N-P-K.

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Truf type is cool weather, mix of Bluegrass-Fescue (tall and fine).
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So I was on Natures Lawn web site and looking at the fertilizers they offer. The 6-14-6 ( flower & Fruit ) has the highest level of phosperous.

Has anyone ever used this on lawn to raise phosperous ??
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