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Something's Right! Do the math! Use it correctly!
February 22, 2019
Update: Used it for the first time today, Mar 7, and it worked really well. For my 6000sf lawn it’s roughly 7, 2lb uses for full strength. Weighed out almost 2 pounds, just happened to be 4 cups, I added 2 gallons of hot water and everything dissolved beautifully. I didn’t have my sprayers gum up and I didn’t strain it. I figured that anything undissolved would settle at the bottom of the bucket. I do think I’m going to get the big beverage dispenser to mix in though, as ladling out all that with a funnel is tideous and I’m about doing thing smarter. There is no odor until you add water, then it isn’t going to win any aftershave contests. But it’s not over powering and it’s not a chemical smell, it’s organic’y kelp’y, ugh. But like I said it dissolved easily. Last thing, use scissors when opening the bag a little tough and since you are going to store what you don’t use you don’t want to ruin the seal.
It's long but it's in direct response to Mr. math below. Don't be fooled by his silliness. Now his math is correct, just used incorrectly.
First: The Math, lets use his figures.
Assumes Feeding 1 acre, 43560sf, or 43.56 x 1000sf
For a 4 lb per 1000sf yearly feed.
Using this Logic lets see how much of any product I would need to purchase and how many feedings i'd need to do to achieve a full 4 lbs of N per 1000sf.
The Andersons 7-1-2 Innova Organic Fertilizer 40lb bag
7% = 2.8 lb's nitrogen per acre or...
.0642 lb per 1000sf ... 62 feedings to hit 4 pounds of N in 1 season for 1000sf.
and since there isn't enough nitrogen in 1 bag to do 4 pounds per that 1000sf, i would need at least 2 bags and god forbid i had any other lawn greater than 1000sf as it would ALL go to the one section of grass.
Wait What? Is this really how it's done? I've been doing it wrong, this would mean i would need 14 bags, 560lbs of this to cover my 6250sf lawn.
Guess I need a Higher Nitrogen content product....
Enter Another Popular Fertilizer, lets try a liquid variety
Urban Farms 10-1-2 Liquid Lawn 1 Gal, this is a concentrate and should be diluted with water to make 256 gallons. This really doesn't change anything because diluted or not the entire product for full strength covers 1 acre.
10% = .1 gal nitrogen per acre or...
.0022 gal N per 1000sf ... 1,818.18 feedings to hit 4 gallons of N in 1 season for 1000sf.
Whoah, Slow your Roll. 4 Gallons cant be the equivalent of 4 lbs? Your right.. it's not, last thing I would want to do is buy 40 gallons and dump it all on 1000sf, sure hope i don't burn my grass.
Hmm...is it a volume thing? Lets get rid of this whole liquid thing and do some conversions. Now frankly when it comes to converting things from liquid lets use the stby of water, it's not liquid lead so i'm sure it's roughly the same weight. 8.35 lb's = 1 gal of water. So lets redo the math on this one.
10% = .835 lb's nitrogen per acre...
.0191 lbs per 1000sf ... 209.42 feedings to hit 4 lbs of N in 1 season for 1000sf.
Much better than 1800...silly me. So now i really only need to get 5 gallons to achieve 4 pounds. Oh but that's for just the 1000sf, so to cover my 6250sf lawn, that's 30 gallons i'd need for the season and don't forget i'd have to dilute it all less i burn my grass, so 7,680 gallons of product to spread over the year. Hope i got some storage tanks.
But am I doing all this correctly, does it make since to have to purchase this much product? I ran searches for liquid nitrogen, thinking the higher the nitrogen the less product i'd have to buy. Looks like Amazon isn't stocking it yet. I figure if my nitrogen was 100 then i could divvy that out, alas it seems hard to come by. But if you YouTube "liquid nitrogen in the pool" it's pretty damn cool, silly Russians, love him though.
So lets see what happens with the highest Nitrogen Content product i can find.
I found Anhydrous ammonia 82-0-0 but it's a gaseous form and has to be injected into the ground so it's not really user friendly. Again, not on amazon.
EUREKA!! Err i meant Urea! It's on Amazon too.
Urea Nitrogen Fertilizer 46-0-0 50lb bag.
46% = 23 lb's per acre
.52 lbs per 1000sf ... 7.6 feedings to hit 4 lbs of N in 1 season for 1000sf.
Ding Ding! I found the product you need. I could actually use this one product .52 lbs x 6.25 (6250sf) = 3.25 lbs x 7.6 feedings = 24.7 lbs needed for 4 pounds of N for 1 season for my 6250sf lawn. One bag almost hits this.
So why am I not using this? Because my lawn doesn't need this. What led me to this review was when someone reviewed this brand new product, having never actually used it, with math, giving it a one star because it didn't give him his desired 4 pounds of Nitrogen per 1000sf. But here's the thing. Where on this product does it say that it does? Nowhere. And as I show, not a single product actually makes it to your desired 4 pounds per 1000sf sir, Urea still was a little short. If he knew how much product he needed and he found this product that didn't equate to what he needed, why would you review it? He never used it and obviously it wasn't what he was looking for. He did his own math to prove it. WTH?
Your math was correct, but your reasoning and use of your math were way wrong sir.
Further, where did you get that every lawn needs a recommended 4lbs of N? Mine doesn't, it needs less. So I use less. Heck, if you just google recommended Nitrogen per 1000sf the figures are all over the place, generally lower though, i've seen .5 lb's, 1.5lb's, etc. It's recommended for folks to soil test their own lawns and cater their fertilizer to their needs. Slow release, granular, liquids, different amounts, pay attention to weather, soil types, amount of growing season, the type of grass you have and it's needs, there are a number of variables and you choose this to try and put down?
Simply, I haven't used this product, only doc has.
This is his personal work and he's tested dozens of products and developed this unique product. But what I can tell you is that it's saving me from having to mix my own. I don't need to buy, 3 other products to mix my own. Now I've ordered 2 of these and I will be using it, full strength, all season, I will be glad to provide photos and further review, but for right now I think I've made my point that it's too soon to give this product it's proper review.
Now if anyone has any feedback please feel free to respond and I will be happy to admit when I'm wrong.