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Efficiencies of Multi-Purpose Solutions


You need products that work as hard as you do. See how combination fertility and pest management products can save time, money, and labor.

April 6, 2022

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How Fertilizer Feeds Turf

Your business is fast-paced, and you need solutions that can keep up. Multiple mode of action products can solve various problems at once for maximum efficiency at a price that won’t break the bank.

Multi-Purpose Insecticides

You’ll find sometimes clients are dealing with an array of pests instead of one species. Look for products that can offer preventative control across problem insect species. Consider LESCO Trivium G for a plethora of pests. LESCO Trivium G is a granular insecticide with three different active ingredients - Fipronil, Bifenthrin, and Lambda Cyhalothrin. The primary use is for fast and long-lasting fire ant control, however, LESCO Trivium G also works as an insecticide for nuisance ants, mole crickets, fleas, and ticks. Offering year-round control of fire ants with one application, it allows you to be more efficient with your time and labor. It needs light irrigation or rainfall following application and can be applied all year long if the temperature is above 55 degrees.

Try LESCO Crosscheck for nuisance surface insects, including ants, fire ants, mosquitoes and more. It is available in granular and liquid forms. Note that if Crosscheck is used as a termiticide, the user must be licensed by the state to apply termiticide products. This can be used indoors and outdoors in a wide variety of locations like residential properties, greenhouses, food handling establishments, parks, and industrial complexes.

Benefits of Multi-Purpose Insecticides

A single product purchase and a single application can control multiple infestations at once. While traditional control products require application during specific portions of pests’ lifecycles, using products with multiple active ingredients allows you to knock out subsequent infestations instead of needing to reapply.

Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers

Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers (EEFs) reduce nutrient loss to the environment while increasing nutrients for plants. They either work with a slow release of nutrients for uptake or convert nutrients so they’re less susceptible to loss. Whichever process you choose, there’s an increased nutrient uptake and improved greening longevity for a high-value performance.

Controlled and slow-release fertilizers slow plant uptake after application, which extends the fertilizer’s availability to the plant or grass. Nutrient stabilizer extends nitrogen lifetime, so it remains in soil in urea or ammoniacal form. Another benefit is less nutrient loss due to leaching or denitrification.  
LESCO NOS is a slow-release fertilizer formulated with dicyandiamide (DCD) infused stabilized nitrogen to reduce leaching and denitrification. Spreadable formulations offer application flexibility and feeding for up to eight weeks. LESCO NOS can also be applied in residential and commercial turf and landscapes, golf courses, athletic fields, and nurseries through a standard LESCO broadcast spreader in all geographies. 

LESCO NOS Plus is another choice to consider. LESCO NOS Plus features a poly coating which allows for slow release of stabilized nitrogen. This gives you the dual action of quick green up with the NOS particle as well as the slow release of nutrients through the coating for a more consistent feeding over time. Both LESCO NOS and LESCO NOS Plus allow for up to 70 days of greening and nitrogen delivery and up to 72 days of reduced nitrogen loss.

Consider LESCO PolyPlus-Opti. LESCO PolyPlus-Opti is a slow-release fertilizer. It allows for maximum nutrient uptake, a reduced need for mowing, and more balanced feeding and growth cycles. You can use LESCO PolyPlus-Opti in all growing seasons and on turf and ornamentals in residential, commercial, golf courses, and athletic field settings in all geographies. It can be used alone or as a component in blended fertilizers. LESCO PolyPlus-Opti also reduces nitrogen volatilization, leaching, and runoff into the environment. The release rate and longevity are customizable through coating thickness and soil temperature, and you can choose 90-, 120-, and 180-day delivery based on your clients’ needs. 

Benefits of Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers

EFFs lead to stronger turf and environmental benefits by reducing nitrogen runoff and water usage, as well as maximizing root health and minimizing thatch. 

EFFs also decrease mowing and clippings and lower equipment maintenance and fuel costs, so you’re able to take on more customers while minimizing labor costs. They help keep business competitive with more value in every bag.

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If you have any questions about which product to use on the jobsite, ask your local SiteOne associates or use our online agronomics guide.  For more educational articles, look through our agronomics Learn section.