Which fertilizer for Fall lawn care???

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While a lot of this post is accurate, there are many non-successional plants which are indicator plants for poor soil structure. The addition of some slow release, naturally derived nitrogen, and other trace elements (key words "trace elements") are a great way to put some balance into the soil and alleviate some of the indicator weeds.
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Found this on the alfalfa meal:
Alfalfa Meal 2.5-1-1
Alfalfa Meal is a reasonable alternative to blood meal as a source of nitrogen and is nicely balanced with phosphorous and potassium. It's carbohydrates and protein make it an excellent soil conditioner by encouraging microbial activity in the soil.
New Plantings: Mix 1/2 cup per plant into the soil.
Existing Plants: Mix 1/2 to 1 cup of Alfalfa Meal to a depth of 4-6 inches.
Beds: Work 2-5 lbs of Alfalfa meal into each 100 square feet of bed area.
Guaranteed Analysis: Total Nitrogen (N) 2.5% 0.6% Water Soluble Natural Nitrogen 1.9% Water Insoluble Natural Nitrogen\ 1.0% Available Phosphoric Acid (P2O5) 1.0% Soluble Potash (K2O)
SC3158 Alfalfa Meal, 5 lb (7#) $8.95 SC3159 Alfalfa Meal, 25 lb. (27#) $16.90 SC3160 Alfalfa Meal, 50 lb. (52#) $21.00
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If you can't fine the Bradfield fertilizer is really simular to Concern Weed Prevention Plus which I found online at http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/products.php?pid 9
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If you recently seeded or will, use starter fertilizer. The starter fertilizer will help the established grass through the winter months as well. Your 1/4" of topsoil helps the grass too.
On 15 Oct 2003 08:12:34 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@health.missouri.edu (Chris Farmer) wrote:

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Texas A&M University did an elaborate test to see which fertilizer outperformed any other fertilizer. The formula which outperformed every other was a certified organic fertilizer called LadyBug Brand. Now, you may not find that in MO since it is made right here in Austin, TX, but slow release, organic fertilizer outperforms regardless where the turf is. You may be able to find a garden center which sells Sustane brand, and I do believe they too have an 8-2-4 ratio of elements.
Synthetic fertilizers like Scotts will indeed burn tender roots of newly planted grass. Slow release, certified organic will not. You decide.
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AND kill off your soilfoodweb which is not a nice thing to have happen. Plus leach out minerals and other vital elements. You need active microbial activity in your soil to sucessfully produce WHATEVER you are trying to grow.

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