Fertilizer Guide

Turf Magic 16-6·8
Our most popular fertilizer – a high quality fertilizer that provides a perfect combination of major and trace elements to give lawns that highly prized lush green color. Used by a number of golf courses.

Winter Mix 8-10-10
A premium quality fall fertilizer with sulphur and magnesium. Formulated to provide lawns, trees and shrubs with a storehouse of nutrients necessary to assist in an early spring recovery with a minimum of winter damage.

Multi-Purpose 16-20-0
By Green-Field with 14% sulphur. An all-purpose fertilizer for healthier gardens and lawns- stimulates seed production and encourages more vigorous plant growth.

Root Grow 10-30-10
Great for lawn and garden seed bed preparation. Developed to provide roots with that “Get up and Grow” power-high In phosphorous. It encourages seedling growth, promotes root development and stimulates plant cell division for deep root growth.

  • Ammonium Sulphate 21-0-0
  • Potash 0-0-60
  • Urea 46-0-0
  • Micro-nutrients
  • Ammonium Phosphate 11-51-0
  • Liquid Nitrogen 28-0-0
  • Agricultural Sulphur 0-0-0-90

How to Start and Maintain a Lawn

Soil preparation
When starting a new lawn, it Is very Important to consider two layers of soil; the topsoil, found where the grass roots grow and the subsoil, which Is below the root zone. If possible a sandy subsoil Is best, for It should offer good drainage. Be sure to loosen and grade the subsoil before applying topsoil. Never roll or pack the subsoil.

Sandy loam makes the best topsoil for turfgrass growth. If existing topsoil Is deficient In organic matter, sufficient peat, compost or good topsoil should be added to produce a loose pliable structure.
Next apply Green-Field Root Grow Fertilizer 10-30-10. High In phosphorous, It encourages seedling growth, promotes root development and stimulates plant cell division for deep root growth. Apply at the rate of 5 lbs. per 1000 square feet (water well).

Following the tilling, the soil should be raked several times to the exact grade required, removing debris and small stones.

Make another application of Green-Field’s Root Grow 10-30-10 at the rate of 5 lbs. per 1000 square feet prior to the final raking, then water well.

Lawn seed should be broadcast evenly at the desired rate, and raked In lightly. Roll seed bed with a lawn roller. Keep soil moist for about thirty days. If topsoil tends to dry out quickly and crack, a thin layer of peat moss applied to the surface of the seed bed will help keep the soil moist.

Before laying sod, use a roller to firm the surface, then water the soil so that the moisture will extend down 18 Inches. If the soil Is very dry, the Initial watering may require a 2 to 4 hour sprinkling to penetrate subsoil. Lay the first sod strips against a straight edge and fill all cracks with soil. Finish by rolling lightly.

Water Immediately after laying sod and soak once a day during the first week. After sod starts to root, water once a week. Fertilize your newly sodden lawn within 30 days with Green-Field Turf Magic.

When the new lawn Is two Inches high, It should be cut with a sharp mower to avoid pulling some of the new grass plants out by the roots. After your lawn Is established, cut It about twice a week If It Is growing vigorously.

Your established lawn should be given a good watering only once a week during dry weather, preferably on a cloudy or cool day to avoid excessive evaporation. Frequent light watering encourages shallow rooting.

Apply two applications of Turf Magic 16-6-8 (early spring and July) and in early fall an application of Greenfield’s Winter mix.

These fertilizers add winter hardiness to your lawn and will bring your lawn through the winter In the best possible condition.

Helpful Hints

  • Most gardens are root crops (potatoes, carrots, etc.) or legumes (peas, beans, etc.). They require a fertilizer high in phosphorous and potash. Use Green-Field’s 10-30·10.
  • Never apply fertilizer when grass Is wet.