16-4-8 Fertilizer

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Old 04-15-12, 10:56 AM
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16-4-8 Fertilizer

I need to find a nursery or other place that has either 16-4-8 or 12-4-8 fertilizer for my Zoysia lawn. I found a couple places but the shipping is about twice the cost of the fertilizer itself. I am in the northern virginia area so I'm looking for somewhere local to minimize the shipping costs.

Picked up a bag of 19-0-8 at HD. Closest I could find to the ratio I need. Guess the lawn won't be getting any phosphorus this year.
 

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You can try looking at farm supply sources like Southern States (I think they have a store in Manassas) or Tractor Supply. You can also search for feed, seed and fertilizer suppliers. Basically look more for places that supply to farmers.
 
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Perfect! That's exactly the type of place I was looking for. They have 16-4-8. Unfortunately, I already fertilized with an 18-0-9. How important is the phosphorus? One of my goals is to get the Zoysia to spread quicker, so if phosphorus will help, I definitely want to apply it. I was thinking of buying a bag of Espoma Quick Solutions Triple Phosphate.
 
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I'm a fan of balanced fertilizers or at least using a fertilizer that contains at some of the basic three nutrients. Since phosphorus is important for root development and fertilizers high in it are often used when establishing a new lawn I would try to get some down. If that triple phosphate is strong, hopefully you can spread it lightly and evenly.
 
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