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by sam1220
May 16th, 2021, 5:01 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: BLSC - SLES Percentage?
Replies: 12
Views: 216

Re: BLSC - SLES Percentage?

And Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA) is OK? I found 2.5lbs for $24. Much better than the liquid, thanks!
by sam1220
May 16th, 2021, 4:57 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: BLSC - SLES Percentage?
Replies: 12
Views: 216

Re: BLSC - SLES Percentage?

Thanks as always, Morpheus.

I ordered Humic Acid Extract (liquid, GS Plants) last year but never mixed it up. I read in another post that you recommended the powder for the recipe. Is everything in the recipe (from the main articles page) in powder form?
by sam1220
May 16th, 2021, 12:30 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: BLSC - SLES Percentage?
Replies: 12
Views: 216

BLSC - SLES Percentage?

I promise I've Googled, searched, and read about 30 posts about mixing up BLSC. I cannot find anything about the percentage I should buy. I'm going to mix up 2 gallons of BLSC and 2 gallons of KH to start applying regularly. The SLES that I'm finding comes in 16%, 30%, and 60%. Which do I choose? Th...
by sam1220
May 8th, 2021, 1:42 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Irrigation Proposal / Fertigation, should I?
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Irrigation Proposal / Fertigation, should I?

MorpheusPA wrote:
May 8th, 2021, 1:34 pm
For the fertigation system on a lawn, don't bother.
What about to dispense BLSC/KH on bi-weekly basis? Not enough water?
by sam1220
May 8th, 2021, 8:48 am
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Irrigation Proposal / Fertigation, should I?
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Irrigation Proposal / Fertigation, should I?

I'm planning to do a major overseed project this fall on my 14,000 sq. ft. lawn. The thought of having to move sprinklers around for several weeks got me seriously considering an irrigation system. Ok, it wasn't really that - I just wanted an irrigation system. I had a local contractor come out and ...
by sam1220
April 28th, 2021, 8:25 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Sam1220 Second Soil Test
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Sam1220 Second Soil Test

Ok, last question.. I'm a sponge! What would you choose as an organic? Milo? Based on your advice I was looking at an 18-24-12 from HD, Lesco. So use that toward the end of May? In my situation should I prefer a synthetic, or look for an organic? I wonder if we're neighbors? I'll gladly buy you a be...
by sam1220
April 28th, 2021, 4:17 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Sam1220 Second Soil Test
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Sam1220 Second Soil Test

OK, since you're a veteran, again, there's no need for the entire long-winded read. Um...you...uh....er...well, don't really need anything. Potassium and boron both came up beautifully. Zinc is in perfect shape. Thanks for this very much, Morpheus. Somehow I never saw the reply notification and jus...
by sam1220
April 14th, 2021, 4:22 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Sam1220 Second Soil Test
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Sam1220 Second Soil Test

Here we go, Round 2! My yard is 14,000 sq ft, divided almost perfectly 7,000 each front and back. It's a NoMix, with a good healthy sprinkling of both chickweed and Poa this year! Rear lawn has 100% sun, perfectly south and just sucks it up all day long. In the front there was a huge pin oak causing...
by sam1220
April 6th, 2021, 6:53 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: This Weed Has Taken Over -- What is it?
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: This Weed Has Taken Over -- What is it?

Any ideas?? Sure!! Some chickweed seeds came in contact with the soil. Any thinking beyond that is mental masturbation. Your time is better spent locating CCO, and applying it.
Hilarious! CCO located, two hose end bottles. Going on tonight!
by sam1220
April 6th, 2021, 1:31 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: This Weed Has Taken Over -- What is it?
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: This Weed Has Taken Over -- What is it?

Thanks, Andy! Any idea why it would just all of a sudden one year show up everywhere? Did one of my jealous neighbors through a handful of chickweed seeds on my lawn or something? I did 10-10-10 applications 3 times, micronutrients, Milo, even some compost to increase OM. I feel like I have more Chi...
by sam1220
April 6th, 2021, 9:57 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: This Weed Has Taken Over -- What is it?
Replies: 5
Views: 415

This Weed Has Taken Over -- What is it?

I normally don't have issues with widespread weeds, especially this time of the year here in PA. But this year, I feel live I woke up and this stuff is everywhere. For some reason it's all throughout certain areas and its growing with a vengeance. I hit it with a 3-way hose-end mixture for the past ...
by sam1220
June 5th, 2020, 8:44 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Sam1220 First Soil Test
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: Sam1220 First Soil Test

Point taken! Thanks.

10-10-10 at label rates, then, and hold off on the Milo?
by sam1220
June 5th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Sam1220 First Soil Test
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: Sam1220 First Soil Test

One other thing -- is there anything that precludes me from starting a regimen of BLSC and KH?
by sam1220
June 5th, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Sam1220 First Soil Test
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: Sam1220 First Soil Test

Andy, First, thank you. I felt like I had hit the lottery when I saw the notification that there was a new message! Although I had hoped that mine would be more of a project lawn for you versus a hum-drum recipe, I'm thankful to have the wisdom. Anticipating the results based on what little I know, ...
by sam1220
May 31st, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Sam1220 First Soil Test
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Sam1220 First Soil Test

Hello everyone, So glad I found this site. I've been in a struggle with a very poorly maintained lawn for 3 years since buying this property. It's 14,000 sq ft, NoMix, and is nearly perfect 7,000 sq ft in the front and the back. Large trees in the front cause a lot of issues with thinning and what s...
by sam1220
May 31st, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Help Identifying Grass Types & Seed Heads
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: Help Identifying Grass Types & Seed Heads

Thanks, Timmy. That helped a lot, so I pulled a bunch out and looked at them. From what I can tell it's KBG. Based on what I can tell so far then, the wide blades are Tall Fescue and there's obviously a lot of KBG in there, too. Since there's probably RG in there, too, I guess I'm in the same boat a...
by sam1220
May 29th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Help Identifying Grass Types & Seed Heads
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Help Identifying Grass Types & Seed Heads

Hello fellow turf fanatics.. I need some real help identifying different grass types in my lawn, as well as the seed heads I see popping up all over the place. I moved into this home about 2 years ago and have been doing a decent job of keeping it alive, but not much else. I'm ready to step up the g...