Green Mountain Fertilizer

Green Mountain Fertilizer thumbnail Locations: Brattleboro – Brown and Roberts Ace, Burlington, Colchester, Essex, South Burlington, Springfield

Locally owned and operated in Milton, VTPlants

 

 

Grass Seed

  1. Athletic Mix 
  • Fine textured mix with good recuperative potential and wear tolerance

  • Seed at 4 lbs per 1000 sq ft

  • 40% Kentucky bluegrass

  • 20% Armanda Kentucky bluegrass

  • 20% America Kentucky bluegrass

  • 20% Futura 3000 perennial ryegrass
 

2. Vt. Conservation Mix

  • Fine to coarse textured mix of grasses designed to suit a wide range of soil types

  • Seed at 5 lbs per 1000 sq ft

  • 35% red fescue

  • 25% tall fescue

  • 15% annual ryegrass

  • 12% perennial ryegrass

  • 10% Kentucky bluegrass

  • 3% white clover


3. Contractors Mix 

  • Economical mix of medium to coarse bladed grasses

  • Seed at 5 lbs per 1000 sq ft

  • 30% red fescue

  • 30% annual ryegrass

  • 30% perennial ryegrass

  • 10% tall fescue


4. Green Mountain Special Mix

  • 100% perennial grasses with fine to medium texture
  • Seed at 4 lbs per 1000 sq ft
  • 40% creeping red fescue 
  • 30% Kentucky bluegrass 
  • 30% perennial ryegrass

5. New England Premier Shade Mix

  • A mix of highly rated varieties from the NTEP trials
  • Great for sun or shade
  • Deep roots, drought tolerance, endophyte enhanced
  • Seed at 4 lbs per 1000 sq ft
  • 25% Navigator II red fescue
  • 25% Longfellow II chewing fescue
  • 25% Fiesta 4 perennial ryegrass
  • 15% Spartan II hard fescue
  • 10% annual ryegrass

6. Playground Mix 

  • Durable mix of medium bladed perennial turf grasses
  • Seed at 5 lbs per 1000 sq ft
  • 35% creeping red fescue
  • 25% perennial ryegrass
  • 20% chewing fescue
  • 10% Kentucky bluegrass
  • 10% annual ryegrass

7. Sandy Soil Mix

  • Designed for problem sandy soils
  • Fine to medium texture grasses with deep root systems
  • Seed at 4 – 5 lbs per 1000 sq ft
  • 35% Navigator II creeping red fescue
  • 30% Fiesta 4 perennial ryegrass
  • 20% tall fescue
  • 10% annual ryegrass
  • 5% white clover

8. Shorty Mix

  • Slower germination but good shade and drought tolerant varieties
  • Seed at 3 – 4 lbs per 1000 sq ft
  • 40% Spartan II hard fescue
  • 30% Blazer 4 perennial ryegrass
  • 30% Moonshadow Kentucky bluegrass

Fertilizer

Come to L.D. Oliver Seed Co to get custom-blended fertilizers for your field crops or Christmas trees. Our family-owned store has been providing superior-quality fertilizers and seeds since 1971.

One Step and Lawn Supreme Fertilizers

We sell One Step and Lawn Supreme fertilizers in 50-lb and 25-lb bags. Our One Step lawn fertilizer allows fertilizing and liming in just one step!

Lawn Supreme is available in three versions: 

  • 20-3-12 original – with slow-release nitrogen for season-long feeding

  • 20-3-12 – with slow-release nitrogen for season-long feeding

  • 20-0-12 – no-phosphorus fertilizer for sensitive areas


Vermont Phosphorus Law

Vermont Law limits the use of phosphorous on existing lawns and stipulates the use of water-insoluble nitrogen in all lawn fertilizers.

Fertilizers containing phosphorus shall not be applied to lawns unless they’re applied to new lawns or soil tests indicate that the lawn has a phosphorus deficiency. This is because phosphorus runoff poses a threat to water quality. Most lawns in the Vermont area don’t benefit from fertilizer containing phosphorus.

At L.D. Oliver Seed Co, we’ve changed our fertilizer formulas to comply with the Vermont statute. No fertilizer is to be applied to lawns before April 1st or after October 15th, or when the ground is frozen. We blend lake-friendly fertilizers at our facility.

Fertilizer Analysis and Application

Fertilizer analysis gives the percentage of the three essential plant foods: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Additional numbers indicate the amount of secondary or minor plant food elements: magnesium (Mg), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), boron (B), and sulfur (S).

Nitrogen promotes the growth of leaves and stems, stimulates rapid early growth, and makes the plant greener. Nitrogen deficiency in plants causes stunted growth and yellow leaves.

Phosphorus is essential for root formation and growth. It’s particularly helpful to root crops, such as potatoes, carrots, and beets. Phosphorus deficiency causes the lower leaves to turn red, purple, or an unusual deep green.

Potassium increases plant vigor and resistance to disease. It stimulates the production of strong and stiff stalks; promotes the production of sugar, starch, and oils; and increases the plumpness of fruits and vegetables. Potassium deficiency leads to yellow leaves at the tips and edges, weak stalks, and poor setting of fruits.

No-Phosphorus Fertilizer Blends Are Available

  • Lawn Supreme 20-0-12 for a supreme looking lawn
  • One Step 12-0-7 for liming and fertilizing in one step
  • GMF 10-0-10 or a custom blend of your choice