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I whole heartily agree with this. I never try anything on a customers lawn. I try it on mine first, that way I don't screw up a customers lawn. Now mine however; I tried a new weed killer that the guy at store said was great, I now have to re sod about 1/4 of my yard. Don't remember the name of the stuff, I threw it away last year.

Yup, I always try out new products and new equipment on my property first. I remember the first time I tried to melt down urea in a new spray tank years and years ago. What a nightmare! I was just glad I didn't show up at a clients property with a clogged spray tank.
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I remember the first time I tried to melt down urea in a new spray tank years and years ago. What a nightmare!
What did you do wrong with that and what should you have done?
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What did you do wrong with that and what should you have done?
I was trying to melt down too much Urea at once. So I dropped in around 100lbs all at once with almost no water in the tank. It clogged up the hoses, everything.
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For those that are new to this, what should you have done to prevent that from happening?
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I have been doing some research on this after being slaughter in the wallet last year using liquid fertilizers. However, I can not seem to find anyone that carries the "Dry water Soluble Fertilizers". I upgraded from a 100 gallon tank to a 300 gallon spray tank and I was hopeful someone could point me to where I can purchase it in store locally in Georgia.
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If you do a search for it there are a number of places like Kinney Nursery & Topsoil http://www.kinneynursery.com/dry-liq...rtilizers.html
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I have been doing some research on this after being slaughter in the wallet last year using liquid fertilizers. However, I can not seem to find anyone that carries the "Dry water Soluble Fertilizers". I upgraded from a 100 gallon tank to a 300 gallon spray tank and I was hopeful someone could point me to where I can purchase it in store locally in Georgia.
The only thing that I ever used in the past was urea, and melted that down in the tank. We have actually the past two years moved away from liquid fertilizers and back into granular.
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I have been doing some research on this after being slaughter in the wallet last year using liquid fertilizers. However, I can not seem to find anyone that carries the "Dry water Soluble Fertilizers". I upgraded from a 100 gallon tank to a 300 gallon spray tank and I was hopeful someone could point me to where I can purchase it in store locally in Georgia.

lesco/ john deere sells powdered water soluble fert that can be used on trees, shrubs and lawns is is more of a all around everything fert that may not target specific needs.

dogget also has water soluble powdered fert but their formula is for trees and shrubs.

either way if you use water soluble powders you need strong mechanical agitation and the water jets on the return lines which is found on most lawn rigs is not adequate enough for water soluble powders.

liquid fert has come a long way and can be had at a good price you just need to shop around.

you could also buy a 500 or 1000 gal storage tank and buy in bulk with the liquid.
i use both liquid and granular but it depends on the time of year and the particular application i am doing.
if i am doing a fert with insect control in late may early june i would be using a systemic pesticide that would be tank mixed along with some fert and i not only will be doing a two for application the fertilizer helps helps the grass absorb the pesticide more quickly.

it is a lot more cost effective to do it that way as well as 10 x's more effective in .
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