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I'm on 2.5 acres, all grass, and the fertilizer bill is pretty high. Would a sprayer make sense in my case? I'd plan to put down a crabgrass preventer and weed&feed most years. My bill for weed and feed this year was over $200. If I got a sprayer, what would a decent fertilizer run me for an application? Would buying the sprayer be worth the cost on 2.5 acres? If so what size sprayer?


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Not exactly sure on what what soluble fertilizer costs but one thing to realize about them is that soluble fertilizers usually have to be applied more often then a granular product...on the golf course we sprayed fertilizer About every 2 weeks (at a light rate) on greens, tees, and fairways. That cost adds up in a season.

If it was me, I would purchase a good sprayer and use it for herbicides, and a good quality fertilizer spreader and use it for fertilizer.

IMO, $200 for a year of treating weeds and fetilizing 2.5 acres is pretty cheap. I have 2 acres here on sand in East bethel and i pay around $500/year on fertilizer alone with 4 applications of product from Lesco and i do mine myself. I keep my lawn healthy and apply fertilizer according to soil tests so I'm not putting an excessive amount of nitrogen down.

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