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Joined: Jul 16, 2006
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Anyone know where I can buy Ringers Lawn Restore fertilizer at a discounted price?  It is $15.47 at Home Depot locally, but I need 500 pounds and want to get a significant discount for this quantity.  Pls reply to my e-mail. cbyx@adelphia.net
Charles A. Burger


Joined: May 19, 2007
Posts: 26
Did you ever get any information?

Chuck
                          


Joined: Jul 16, 2006
Posts: 3
No.  I did not.  Further, Home Depot and Lowes no longer stock it in my area.
cbyx
Charles A. Burger


Joined: May 19, 2007
Posts: 26
Well, that's too bad, however if you still want to get some then go on to the http://doitbest.com/   website.  The cool thing about these guy is that you can order online and have it shipped to a store close to you and not pay for shipping.  You may have to wait but the alternative is paying more than the fertilizer's cost in shipping.

Chuck
                        


Joined: May 04, 2007
Posts: 33
My local Ace Hardware ordered some for me, took a couple days to get it.  Any local/mom&pop hardware store will probably work a deal with you for a set quantity.
paul wheaton
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Joined: Apr 01, 2005
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Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
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For huge quantities you might want to look into getting the exact fertilizers you need after doing a soil analysis.  Then you can order feather meal (the primary ingredient in the ringer stuff) for your nitrogen needs, etc.

For such a large scale, you might even consider clover seed.


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Charles A. Burger


Joined: May 19, 2007
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so actually sowing clover will help or is this different from what is actually growing in my yard?
paul wheaton
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Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
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Clover is going to fertilize your soil!  Of course, some folks don't like clover in their lawn, so if they have clover, they should fertilize with something else and then the grass will beat the clover.

But if you need gobs of fertilizer, and you don't mind clover - maybe the thing to do is intentionally plant clover!
Jeremy Bunag
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Joined: May 30, 2007
Posts: 231
Location: Central IL
Upon revisiting this thread, I found I have a couple of questions:

1)  So is the clover that one finds naturally in their lawn the same clover that you can buy to add N?
1a)  Is the clover fixing N in as it lives, or does it need to die off first (good for next year)

2) Where can you order feather meal from?
2a) Does it come pelletized?

Thanks!

-Jeremy
paul wheaton
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Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
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1) yes-ish.  If the clover is short and does well with mowing, then it is a good lawn variety of clover.  But the exact species and variety could differ depending on what you buy.

1a)  Supplies N while it lives.  Will supply even more when it dies.

2) dirtworks.net or groworganic.com


2a)  I've never seen it come any other way.


Jeremy Bunag
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Joined: May 30, 2007
Posts: 231
Location: Central IL
Excellent information!  Thanks! 

-Jeremy
                            


Joined: Jul 05, 2007
Posts: 1
Ringer Lawn restore is on sale at ACO in Michigan.
25lb bag is $17.97, with a $2.00 rebate on one bag, or a [glow=red,2,300]$5.00 [/glow] rebate on two bags.

Raven Sutherland


Joined: Nov 09, 2010
Posts: 128
Location: Massachusetts
especially in the case for lawns

do not rake the leaves off of it...

instead  run them over with the lawn mover

several times if need be to confetti them

make them bite size for worms to pull into their burrows.


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waiting for someone or something to show me the way.
 
 
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