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by escondidogardener2
June 10th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Escondido Gardener Year 2 Soil Test Results
Replies: 19
Views: 288

Re: Escondido Gardener Year 2 Soil Test Results

Applied the Gypsum without issue, the Ferous Sulfate is a sandy like powder which I had to broadcast by hand....

Should I stay on a 60 day schedule with the fast acting gypsum and is hand broadcasting the iron my best option?


Thanks Andy
by escondidogardener2
June 6th, 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Escondido Gardener Year 2 Soil Test Results
Replies: 19
Views: 288

Re: Escondido Gardener Year 2 Soil Test Results

Ok, I'll use the SOP+Urea for borax application

How does 25lb per 5k every 2 months sound for the Gypsum?
by escondidogardener2
June 6th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Escondido Gardener Year 2 Soil Test Results
Replies: 19
Views: 288

Re: Escondido Gardener Year 2 Soil Test Results

Andy-

Bag rate is 25bs per 5k


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Here are the ingredients:


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And last, this is the pellet size (lock for scale)


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by escondidogardener2
June 4th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Escondido Gardener Year 2 Soil Test Results
Replies: 19
Views: 288

Re: Escondido Gardener Year 2 Soil Test Results

Hi Andy -

I have 3 bags of the fast acting gypsum pictured above. Just confirming two things:

1) Application is high bag rate every 60 days.

2) Can I use this gypsum as the "vehicle" for applying the 20 mule team borax?



Thanks in advance,

J
by escondidogardener2
May 26th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Escondido Gardener Year 2 Soil Test Results
Replies: 19
Views: 288

Re: Escondido Gardener Year 2 Soil Test Results

Ok - I'll return the soil buster and pick up some fast acting which I will keep on a 60 day application?
by escondidogardener2
May 25th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Escondido Gardener Year 2 Soil Test Results
Replies: 19
Views: 288

Re: Escondido Gardener Year 2 Soil Test Results

I can take the Soil buster back to the store, if it is significantly less effective.

Fast acting gypsum has been all but impossible to fine in Southern California. I just found this at Ace Hardware for $20 a bag - what do you think?


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by escondidogardener2
May 24th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Escondido Gardener Year 2 Soil Test Results
Replies: 19
Views: 288

Re: Escondido Gardener Year 2 Soil Test Results

I have now read the micro-nutrient application guide and will add the boron to a "vehicle" of SOP+Urea every 60 days. My new plan is Monthly 2lbs per 1k of SOP 2lbs per 1k of Urea Every 6 weeks Ferrous Sulfate 2lbs per 1k Every 60 days Boron 3 tablespoons per 1k High bag rate pelletized Gypsum This ...
by escondidogardener2
May 23rd, 2020, 10:05 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Escondido Gardener Year 2 Soil Test Results
Replies: 19
Views: 288

Re: Escondido Gardener Year 2 Soil Test Results

Hi Andy Finally got everything (20 mule cleaner was the hardest..lol) and just want to make sure my plan is accurate: Monthly 2lbs per 1k of SOP 2lbs per 1k of Urea Every 6 weeks Ferrous Sulfate 2lbs per 1k Every 60 days 3 tablespoons per 1k High bag rate pelletized Gypsum If this is correct I have ...
by escondidogardener2
April 18th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: Bermuda Seed Suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Bermuda Seed Suggestions

Good Morning - After getting some excellent help from Andy on my second year soil test: https://aroundtheyard.com/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=25707 , it's time for me to renovate my front yard. My budget limit is $200 and I have 1500 sqft to renovate. Half the lawn is is dirt and the other half is ...
by escondidogardener2
April 17th, 2020, 7:55 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Escondido Gardener Year 2 Soil Test Results
Replies: 19
Views: 288

Re: Escondido Gardener Year 2 Soil Test Results

Hi Andy The only difference this year is I sampled at 4 in, last year I sampled at 6 in could that be the answer? I literally used a tape measure both times. I did 15 samples the first year and maybe eight samples this year That's the only difference I can see. I have two large commercial landscapin...
by escondidogardener2
April 15th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Escondido Gardener Year 2 Soil Test Results
Replies: 19
Views: 288

Re: Escondido Gardener Year 2 Soil Test Results

Apologies, here are the 2019 results to compare


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by escondidogardener2
April 15th, 2020, 2:39 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Escondido Gardener Year 2 Soil Test Results
Replies: 19
Views: 288

Escondido Gardener Year 2 Soil Test Results

Andy and all, thanks in advance for your valuable insight and assistance. I have followed the soil treatment program that Andy laid out in detail last July: https://aroundtheyard.com/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=25247&p=335812#p335812 . In summary Irrigation was deeply and infrequently High bag rate...
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: 189

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: 136

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: 133

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: 136

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: 96

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: 96

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: 96

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: 311

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.