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by escondidogardener2
November 26th, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Soil Conditioner & Kelp Help = Made & Stored together?
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Soil Conditioner & Kelp Help = Made & Stored together?

I am 2 hours in reading posts about BLSC and KH. I really want to store both of these together in a large plastic jerry can with a spigot. I cannot find anything that says one way or the other. Can these these be made and stored together? I would leave the molasses out and use only when applying to ...
by escondidogardener2
November 7th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Top-dress with which product?
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Top-dress with which product?

How do you feel about 90% canadian fur shavings and 10% manure? This was the companies recommendation. I have no experience with fir shavings as a compost ingredient.
by escondidogardener2
November 7th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: BLSC-KH EBay Cart
Replies: 1
Views: 61

BLSC-KH EBay Cart

Many of the ebay links from the original recipe were dead when I tried using them today. Can anyone help me confirm that these are the correct products? Also, I just read a post from 2017 that said the Yucca extract is not used anymore in the soil conditioner recipe, is that true? Thanks in advance,...
by escondidogardener2
November 6th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Top-dress with which product?
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Top-dress with which product?

I have a local soil supplier near me and I cannot figure out which product is best for increasing the oragnic material content of my lawn. I tried speaking with someone but got more or less "anything we sell will help" response. Here is my soil report from Apri https://i.postimg.cc/nMQpZjhD/Jayson-K...
by escondidogardener2
August 20th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Warm season grass on a budget with mix of sun/shade
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Warm season grass on a budget with mix of sun/shade

I'm back ...talked with both neighbors and neither have ever cultivated front or back lawns. Neighbor to my right has a patch of similar native grass that he calls common burmuda. No one on my street has ever heard of Zoysia. Here are 2 more photo's of the unidentified warm season grass that has tak...
by escondidogardener2
August 15th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Warm season grass on a budget with mix of sun/shade
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Warm season grass on a budget with mix of sun/shade

Hi Andy - 1) The whole area is irrigated (although it could use a sprinkler head in the middle of the lawn to irriagte towards the driveway) with MP rotors. 2) I love to landscape and currently mow the back yard (Bermuda) twice a week. Your previous soil care advice and lower cut height (1.75 inches...
by escondidogardener2
August 14th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Warm season grass on a budget with mix of sun/shade
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Warm season grass on a budget with mix of sun/shade

I am looking for advice on how best to renovate my front yard. It is currently a mix of fescue and some warm season grass that has blown over from my neighbor's yard. I should mention that thanks to Andy and a soil test from Logan Labs, I now have a long term plan to improve my soil condition (it's ...
by escondidogardener2
August 14th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: Bermuda clippings....to bag or not to bag.....
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Bermuda clippings....to bag or not to bag.....

No thatch at all - in fact my problem is that the grass is quite sparse which is due to poor (salty, low nutrient and compacted soil). I am leaving the clippings until I scalp next spring.

thx for the response.
by escondidogardener2
August 6th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: Bermuda clippings....to bag or not to bag.....
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Bermuda clippings....to bag or not to bag.....

Good Morning - I am new to the board and have some long term work to do in amending my soil - soil test thread here: https://aroundtheyard.com/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=25247 . I got some great advice from Andy on a long term plan which I have started. After dropping my cut level to 1.75 inches, ...
by escondidogardener2
August 1st, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: EscondidoGardener's Soil Test - Long/Mini Rant
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: EscondidoGardener's Soil Test - Long/Mini Rant

Got it - I will start with the gyspum this weekend and move forward with the 15 15 15 fert in about 3 weeks. I read that OM can be raised slightly by mulching the clippings which I have never done. I have a quote for $153 delivered for 3 yards of complete compost, I also have a free source of mushro...
by escondidogardener2
July 31st, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: EscondidoGardener's Soil Test - Long/Mini Rant
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: EscondidoGardener's Soil Test - Long/Mini Rant

10-4 Andy - You are 100% the soil is rock hard in the yard. My plan is as follows: 1) Apply High Bag rate of Encap Fast acting gypsum I found at Ace Hardware https://www.acehardware.com/departments/lawn-and-garden/lawn-care/soil-conditioners/7283161?x429=true&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&gclid=C...
by escondidogardener2
July 31st, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: EscondidoGardener's Soil Test - Long/Mini Rant
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: EscondidoGardener's Soil Test - Long/Mini Rant

OK - I wanted to make sure that a viable long-term plan was palatable to you, and that you weren't going to run off to buy the latest miracle-in-a-bag that you saw on YouTube or other sites -- there is no shortage of shills and hucksters accepting money to promote products from companies. I have be...
by escondidogardener2
July 31st, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: EscondidoGardener's Soil Test - Long/Mini Rant
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: EscondidoGardener's Soil Test - Long/Mini Rant

Make sure to post a Link to this thread in the Soil Test Interpretation Queue thread, so you don't get lost in other thread activity. Also, fix the "Escondido W of 15" location in your profile to indicate where you live - I doubt many members in Florida or Mississippi have a clue about where Escond...
by escondidogardener2
July 30th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: EscondidoGardener's Soil Test - Long/Mini Rant
Replies: 11
Views: 184

EscondidoGardener's Soil Test - Long/Mini Rant

Hello - Very excited to get some help interpreting my soil test from April of this year. I have posted at at least 3 different boards but can't find anyone who can help me understand the results. Not to ramble but I want to provide as much information as I can.... Location: Escondido CA - East of th...