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by MorpheusPA
Yesterday, 4:59 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Irrigation Proposal / Fertigation, should I?
Replies: 4
Views: 32

Re: Irrigation Proposal / Fertigation, should I?

Sorry, I was out planting said gardens. And...done. The reason I use an EZ-FLO is that they're 2,000 square feet of flower garden, or a Bit Much to do by hand. It takes 10 flats of flowers (minimum) to cover. I suppose you could apply both and I wouldn't argue with you if you want to do that. At any...
by MorpheusPA
Yesterday, 1:35 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: I'm trying Anuew for POA Triv control
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: I'm trying Anuew for POA Triv control

Good luck! Let us know if it works. Seriously, pictures. We love to see P. triv suffer.
by MorpheusPA
Yesterday, 1:34 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Irrigation Proposal / Fertigation, should I?
Replies: 4
Views: 32

Re: Irrigation Proposal / Fertigation, should I?

I can't speak to the irrigation system price, but other can as others here have had them installed. I'll keep my mouth shut on that point. :-) For the fertigation system on a lawn , don't bother. Liquid fertigation on a lawn doesn't make much sense. They require a lot of nitrogen all at once at cert...
by MorpheusPA
Yesterday, 1:29 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Dog pee cocktail
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Dog pee cocktail

Gypsum won't work, you aren't doing a pH neutralization here (which gypsum also won't do). What's happening is that the dog pee is releasing nitrogen, which is burning the grass because there's too much of it. Sugar's nice, but the effective magic there was actually the water dilution. If you can wa...
by MorpheusPA
Yesterday, 3:07 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Vinceisvince - 2021- Soil test - SAND YARD
Replies: 10
Views: 97

Re: Vinceisvince - 2021- Soil test - SAND YARD

Oh, yeah, I just hadn't chimed in. Myrtle the Turtle is a Robomower RL-850. Or was until an oaf who shall remain nameless broke the main front wheel while trying to reseat the top case. That would be my dear husband. It's beyond even my ability to fix, and I can cast some PVC plastics at home. I hav...
by MorpheusPA
May 7th, 2021, 5:44 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Genetically engineered grass cleanses soil of toxic pollutants left by military explosives
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Genetically engineered grass cleanses soil of toxic pollutants left by military explosives

Neat! Sunflowers have been used for other chemicals (heavy metals) because they naturally concentrate them in their tissues and throw deep, wide root systems. The sunflowers are then removed, burned, and the char treated as hazardous waste. The soil, after some generations, becomes much less contami...
by MorpheusPA
May 7th, 2021, 5:35 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: KBG seed heads-mow or no?
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: KBG seed heads-mow or no?

I've never gotten a good answer or found one anywhere, or formulated one. I just keep the cut at 3.5" year in, year out, season in, season out. It seems like a good compromise. Good color, good tillering, and I nick off the seed heads well enough. If you're feeding right, early summer (late June) is...
by MorpheusPA
May 7th, 2021, 5:29 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Vinceisvince - 2021- Soil test - SAND YARD
Replies: 10
Views: 97

Re: Vinceisvince - 2021- Soil test - SAND YARD

Sulfate of potash is potassium sulfate and yes, either people can't find it or the pricing is ridiculous. As you got it...it's fine, but I would have been OK with potassium chloride.

But potassium sulfate is better. :-) It's less harsh.
by MorpheusPA
May 7th, 2021, 2:17 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Cabinet maker sawdust
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Cabinet maker sawdust

Oh. Dear. "I’m beginning to shy away from this source as I see acrylic and water based listed. Do you agree?" Totally agreed. CustomColors would be flat out. It's an acrylic--a plastic. I paint with the stuff and varnish with it as well. Definitely not what you want in your soil (although...well, am...
by MorpheusPA
May 5th, 2021, 8:48 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Help me not be the neighborhood (and paint my lawn green)
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: Help me not be the neighborhood (and paint my lawn green)

It sounds harsh, but it's because we'd have to learn the particulars of every lab. That's...challenging...and we're volunteers with our own lives and responsibilities. Not to mention that many labs' tests are less than reliable in and of themselves. Right now, I'm balancing life...and trying to plan...
by MorpheusPA
May 5th, 2021, 3:44 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Help me not be the neighborhood (and paint my lawn green)
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: Help me not be the neighborhood (and paint my lawn green)

First, if the soil test was from Logan Labs, post it and let us read it. If it wasn't from Logan Labs...get one from Logan Labs. It'll give exact ratios of everything with very precise numbers that enable myself (or another soil test reader) to give you very exacting advice on what to do. And no, no...
by MorpheusPA
May 5th, 2021, 3:27 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Soil Test For Interpretation - May 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Re: Soil Test For Interpretation - May 2021

Thanks, you too! And check out the Soil Conditioner/Kelp Help pages on the FAQs. They'll save you a fortune compared to commercial aeration chemistry.
by MorpheusPA
May 5th, 2021, 10:15 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Soil Test For Interpretation - May 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Re: Soil Test For Interpretation - May 2021

The smog will be a very slow generation process, so no, you probably didn't notice it. My throat has also been a mess, which I attribute to the allergens present. I'm seriously considering a Zyrtec. It's more of a "whole atmosphere" consideration and a "no reason to pollute if you don't have to." 5 ...
by MorpheusPA
May 4th, 2021, 11:48 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Soil Test For Interpretation - May 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Re: Soil Test For Interpretation - May 2021

You're in pretty good shape, actually. While I wouldn't've bothered with the sulfur (surface-applied sulfur ends up as 1/3 air pollution as sulfur dioxide, or smog, and about 2/3 going into the soil where it....well, didn't do what you wanted it to do because it's going to preferentially bind with t...
by MorpheusPA
May 4th, 2021, 11:24 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Jamo's Soil Test
Replies: 10
Views: 93

Re: Jamo's Soil Test

You're on it, Jamo. I was about to read it, but see that Andy wants to handle it...and I can guess why. :-)
by MorpheusPA
May 4th, 2021, 6:14 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: New Sod Dead? One Month Old.
Replies: 10
Views: 86

Re: New Sod Dead? One Month Old.

To maximize spread, I'm a little hesitant to suggest a pre-emergent here (which would stop weeds from sprouting...but will slightly root trim the new sod when it's this young). It's not severe, but... In this case, I think I'd purchase a 2 gallon sprayer, and some Weed B Gon Chickweed, Clover, and O...
by MorpheusPA
May 4th, 2021, 5:57 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Cabinet maker sawdust
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Cabinet maker sawdust

The pressed backing is probably fine, just find out what it is. If, as I suspect, it's just pressed wood dust, then use it. Or pressed cardboard bits. No problem. As for the finish, again, find out what it is. Linseed oil, most other natural plant oils, no problem. Soybean oil? Great. :-) These deca...
by MorpheusPA
May 4th, 2021, 12:26 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Albrights Mill in Kempton, PA
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: Albrights Mill in Kempton, PA

Oh, heck yeah. You could acid-wash those off, but...even that doesn't work all that well.
by MorpheusPA
May 3rd, 2021, 10:56 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: GRRR! Neighbor conduct or maybe I'm wrong about that
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: GRRR! Neighbor conduct or maybe I'm wrong about that

Oh, this is not to take away from the initial point of dilute, dilute, dilute when it comes to dog pee. I mean, sugar is nice. It's a great idea, sure. But when all else fails? Water does the trick. Oze takes the prize for that suggestion. Dilute it by 5 to 1 and you probably won't get a burn. 10 to...
by MorpheusPA
May 3rd, 2021, 10:54 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: GRRR! Neighbor conduct or maybe I'm wrong about that
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: GRRR! Neighbor conduct or maybe I'm wrong about that

Yes, absolutely, but only very temporary Type 2 in the sense that once the sugar is washed out or used up, the balance will go back to normal, bacterial populations will crash (many spore up and wait for better days), the soil goes on an insta-diet and everything improves. Your soil won't experience...