Organic fertilizer after Corn Gluten meal?

granburyflowergirl(7)April 7, 2010

I am putting in grass plugs and the instructions say to immediately use a pre-emergent and then to fertilize after 2 weeks.

Since the Corn Gluten meal is supposed to be watered in and allowed to dry 3 days and the plugs need to be watered daily, I went ahead and put the CGM down (20lbs/1000 sf) and watered it in yesterday, and will hopefully get the plugs in this weekend.

Question: I read that the CGM provides a large amount of nitrogen and I don't want to inadvertently overdo things, what type of fertilizer should I use for the plugs in 2 weeks? Oh, and I did spread about 3/4" of compost prior to the CGM as well.

Any help is appreciated!

Nik

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
west9491(6)

the nitrogen in corn meal is not immediately available, it will be released gradually as the microbes break the product down. so i don't think it will harm your grass.

depending on how much u used, you may not need to add anymore organic ferts come 2 weeks from now.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2010 at 3:37AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
texasredhead(z8Texas)

CGM contains 9% nitrogen. It is slow release.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2010 at 9:27AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Help, switching to organic lawn
So, I aerated and reseeded my bare(dead, dying, weed...
ballerj63
Timothy vs Alfalfa
I mistakenly applied Timothy pellets to my lawn instead...
rachel67
beneficial nematodes for grubs and cool weather
Location: Northern VA. Found grubs after aerating....
andyx123
PLEASE HELP - identify this weed
Hello all, I live in North Texas and just started organic...
steelerdan
Planting Clover Stolons (or Any Stolons Really)
Has anyone ever tried to transplant clover or a stoloniferous...
CPTK
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™