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Old 05-06-2010, 03:52 PM
 
Location: 78717
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I would like to buy Corn Gluten Meal for my lawn.
Does anyone know a good place to buy it cheap?
I heard that some pet stores should have it but I checked the chain stores and did not find any.
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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I would like to buy Corn Gluten Meal for my lawn.
Does anyone know a good place to buy it cheap?
I heard that some pet stores should have it but I checked the chain stores and did not find any.
Most of your big boxes will NOT have it. Rather than a pet store, I believe some feed stores might carry it; but, we have purchased ours at local landscape type places...Red Barn, Natural gardener type place on Pond Springs near 183, for example. A neighbor suggested corn meal as a less expensive substitute but I have no experience with that.

As a fertilizer, I believe it's OK to apply now; but, as a/an herbicide, I believe it's too late for spring weeds. I could be wrong .

BTW, no, not cheap.
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Hill Country Water Gardens off of old 183 in Cedar Park has some.
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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The Natural Gardener might have it, but as mentioned, feed stores/farm supplies might have it cheaper. Try calling Callahan's.
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Round Rock
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Lowes carries corn glutenl. At the store in cedar park on 620, there is an organic section at the end of the lawn aisle. I don't remember the size or cost but I want to say it was around $20.

I buy corn meal at Calllahan's feed store in cedar park. $17 for 50lb bag.
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I've bought it at Natural Gardener and at Pots & Plants (Flamingo nursery at 360 & Bee Caves). Neither was particularly cheap, but I think the Natural Gardener was cheaper. Next time I'll try the feed stores.

As mentioned earlier, I think it's too late to use it for weed control on lawns right now. It needs to be applied right before the weed germination, earlier in the fall. It won't do anything right now.
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Old 05-06-2010, 07:40 PM
 
Location: 78717
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Thanks all for the information. I understand it is too late to use it for weed control. Basically I picked the weed by hand and it took me hours 'cause I tried to pick the roots...

However, I think CGM is still good for general fertilizer, right?
10scoachrick says it is not cheap. For $17 per 50 lb, it is in fact cheaper than the chemical fertilizer (e.g. Scott's sold in Lowe's).

What is a cheaper organic fertilizer on general?
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Maybe find a farm (horse/cow/chicken manure) and haul back to your place ?

I fertilize in Dec when I clean out the chicken house..this way it sits for a few months before I go to plant anything and is nice and broken up by the time April rains come.

Might want to just wait..it's a bit late for fertilizing now and do it in the late fall/early winter.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Thanks all for the information. I understand it is too late to use it for weed control. Basically I picked the weed by hand and it took me hours 'cause I tried to pick the roots...

However, I think CGM is still good for general fertilizer, right?
10scoachrick says it is not cheap. For $17 per 50 lb, it is in fact cheaper than the chemical fertilizer (e.g. Scott's sold in Lowe's).

What is a cheaper organic fertilizer on general?
That price is for corn meal...different stuff. I haven't purchased corn gluten this year but I believe it's closer to $.80/pound or thereabouts.

BTW, I believe corn gluten only provides nitrogen as a fertilizer. NO phosphorus or potassium (IF you think you need that for your lawn...many folks don't add either). Most(not all) conventional big box fertilizers contain all three.
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:01 AM
 
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I bought mine from the Great Outdoors - The Great Outdoors Nursery - Austin's Outdoor Garden Adventure Starts Here - 2730 S. Congress Ave. Austin, TX 78704
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