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by andy10917
Today, 8:39 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Jacob Lundeen's 2021 Report (Logan Labs)
Replies: 6
Views: 57

Re: Jacob Lundeen's 2021 Report (Logan Labs)

I have no idea of the costs in your area. And the costs would largely be dependent on your expectations and patience - you could use Bermuda seed, but the best hybrids don't grow from seeds. Sodding 12K would be $$$$$$$$$, or you could spend far less by investigating sprigging. But sprigging takes a...
by andy10917
Yesterday, 9:20 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Jacob Lundeen's 2021 Report (Logan Labs)
Replies: 6
Views: 57

Re: Jacob Lundeen's 2021 Report (Logan Labs)

It's a whole different process. Think over whether your willing to really invest time/$$$$$ to make that decision and let me know.

BTW, Centipede will never look like Bermuda, no matter what you do to it.
by andy10917
Yesterday, 9:15 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: NutterButter 2021 Soil Test
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: NutterButter 2021 Soil Test

This is my 1st time applying ferrous sulfate. How does this stuff look? It looks, ummmm, expensive (but OK). You may be able to get a better price at Lowes/HD looking for "Moss Killer Granules" - just make sure that the active ingredient is Ferrous Sulfate (also known as Iron Sulfate). Would this b...
by andy10917
Yesterday, 9:06 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Gregt848’s 2021 soil test
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Gregt848’s 2021 soil test

CC and Alfalfa are going to get the job done, if you have 6-7 decades to work. This is typical South Shore MA soil, although how go lucky in an important area. The TEC is 4.27 (very sandy), but the OM is in the good-but-not-great category. That means that some attention would help, but the OM% is no...
by andy10917
Yesterday, 8:29 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Jacob Lundeen's 2021 Report (Logan Labs)
Replies: 6
Views: 57

Re: Jacob Lundeen's 2021 Report (Logan Labs)

Jacob, I have heard it said that Centipede enjoys abuse and dragging an empty fertilizer bag around a Centipede lawn is enough fertilizer. That's a bit of an exaggeration, but you want a low pH like you have and you don't want to put down too much fertilizer at once. I'd go with a balanced fertilize...
by andy10917
Yesterday, 7:56 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: River 2021 Soil Test
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: River 2021 Soil Test

It could be a lot of things - Sodium present one year, but washed out in another year, a soil horizon near the sampling depth or aliens from another galaxy. I really doubt that the Gypsum you identified is the stuff we're looking for - it should have an application rate around 6 lbs/K to 12 lbs/K (n...
by andy10917
Yesterday, 5:44 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: New member in SC with Centipede
Replies: 4
Views: 28

Re: New member in SC with Centipede

I definitely would wait until we get to see the LL tests before even considering the application of dolomitic lime down. If the Clemson tests used are comparable to LL tests, then I have no idea why they would recommend dolomitic. The "perfect ratio" of Calcium to Magnesium is about 8.5 to 1, with "...
by andy10917
Yesterday, 8:49 am
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: New member in SC with Centipede
Replies: 4
Views: 28

Re: New member in SC with Centipede

We cannot interpret the results of every soil lab in North America, and we limit interpretations and (free) plans to results provided by Logan Labs. Test suites vary dramatically. We can, however, provide general discussion of what your lab test test is trying to tell you. Centipede grass has very d...
by andy10917
Yesterday, 8:37 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2021 is Cicada Brood X Year
Replies: 3
Views: 73

2021 is Cicada Brood X Year

Anytime now (between the later part of April and basically Memorial Day), the 17-year cycle of Cicadas will begin to emerge from the ground, and set up one of the loudest sounds of Nature. Billions of cicadas will make their mating call sounds and your yard will be littered with dead cicadas (and ye...
by andy10917
April 14th, 2021, 11:06 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: NutterButter 2021 Soil Test
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: NutterButter 2021 Soil Test

NutterButter: This is the busiest time of the year, and your Front and Back ARE significantly different. I'm going to have to interpret the Front now, and you'll have to resubmit the Back when things quiet a bit. When you see "the queue is empty", submit the Back again and I'll look at it... FRONT L...
by andy10917
April 14th, 2021, 9:48 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Spectrum's 2021 Soil test
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Spectrum's 2021 Soil test

OK, so Cape Cod is sandy, and the test agrees. But you've got a OM% number just short of 7% -- fabulous!! You could try adding Humic DG, but short of that, I don't think you'll get much more progress in the TEC. In the cations, things look stable. Little issues, but not worth chasing right now. The ...
by andy10917
April 14th, 2021, 9:00 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: River 2021 Soil Test
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: River 2021 Soil Test

The basic nature of the soil is a medium loam, despite the fact that the OM% is in the Poor category. Add more OM when you can. In the cations, the Calcium is short and the Magnesium is very high. The Potassium is OK. The cations are yielding a pH of 7.4. In this situation, we use Gypsum to add to t...
by andy10917
April 14th, 2021, 5:33 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Sam1220 Second Soil Test
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: Sam1220 Second Soil Test

Make sure to post a link pointing to this thread into the Soil Test Interpretation Queue
by andy10917
April 14th, 2021, 10:49 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: CDC 2787 Soil Test
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: CDC 2787 Soil Test

Nope, it's simple - no math. 2-3 lbs/K of Ferrous Sulfate - not 2-3 lbs/K of Iron.
by andy10917
April 14th, 2021, 8:59 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: CDC 2787 Soil Test
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: CDC 2787 Soil Test

Put a link pointing to this thread into the Soil Test Interpretation Queue
by andy10917
April 13th, 2021, 10:19 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Dave2466 Soil Test
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: Dave2466 Soil Test

This is not a surprise. Very low TEC, poor OM. The numbers are actually worse than they appear on the test - they are below the absolute minimums the test results list for Desired Values. We have to start again somewhere, and there really isn't a base to work from. I'd recommend calcitic lime at 9 l...
by andy10917
April 13th, 2021, 9:50 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Darkcrisis 2021 Soil Test
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Darkcrisis 2021 Soil Test

Not too bad... With a TEC over 10 and a OM% over 3 (mediocre), you've got a soil that is a medium Loam. Adding to the OM would be a good thing, but somehow you're getting away with it the way it is - lucky you! In the cations, all three of the main ones are slightly high and you're lucky again - it'...
by andy10917
April 13th, 2021, 7:06 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weed ID please
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Weed ID please

I don't recognize it, but it ain't Oxalis - Oxalis looks like clover and has tiny yellow flowers after Memorial Day.

I'm 45 minutes north of NYC - what town are the parents in?
by andy10917
April 11th, 2021, 10:50 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Who's vaccinated?
Replies: 36
Views: 405

Re: Who's vaccinated?

I agree. I got vaccinated in January. My first shot led to nothing in the way of side effects. The second shot gave my about 3 hours of on-and-off chills. My wife had soreness in the arm after the first shot, but had fatigue and felt crappy for a full day after the second shot. Both of us had the Pf...
by andy10917
April 10th, 2021, 8:29 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Training Branches - time?
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: Training Branches - time?

I haven't had a ton of luck training Peach trees to follow a desired shape. I use selective trimming, but it must be repeated almost every year - the tree keeps trying to return to its preferred shape, not mine.