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by andy10917
August 16th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: "Feed" Grade Urea
Replies: 14
Views: 209

Re: "Feed" Grade Urea

And makes an excellent Goat Curry!
by andy10917
August 16th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: "Feed" Grade Urea
Replies: 14
Views: 209

Re: "Feed" Grade Urea

The process is fully described in the "Fall Nitrogen Regimens" thread.
by andy10917
August 16th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: "Feed" Grade Urea
Replies: 14
Views: 209

Re: "Feed" Grade Urea

I can't judged your MN climate. I like to hold-off on Urea until roughly Labor Day - I want to SEE the lawn wake up normally - without a kick in the face.
by andy10917
August 16th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: "Feed" Grade Urea
Replies: 14
Views: 209

Re: "Feed" Grade Urea

Feed-Grade Urea is fine. Believe it or not, there is "fertilizer grade", "feed grade" and (get this!) "food grade" urea. It's not surprising that you found feed-grade stuff. It's fed to cattle and other animals. "Food Grade" is edible by humans, and used for things like browning pretzels. Yeah, uhuh...
by andy10917
August 16th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Tke357 front 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: Tke357 front 2019

Would you suggest I do anything prior to me seeding this week
I would apply a Starter Fertilizer - you could use the Phosphorus at seed-down, or at the end of Sprout-and-Pout. Bag Rate.

As TimmyG said, please update your profile.
by andy10917
August 16th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Tke357 front 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: Tke357 front 2019

That's an unusual situation that is painted by your test results... You have a "heavy" high-TEC soil with a TEC of almost 16, and it has a OM% of almost 5%. There's nothing wrong with that type of soil, as long as it drains OK. But what is unusual is that while it has a good nutrient-holding capacit...
by andy10917
August 16th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Tke357 front 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: Tke357 front 2019

I could use more explanation of what "pretty concerned with this for more Reno..." means.
by andy10917
August 15th, 2019, 10:26 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Ahhh!! Here We Go With The Temperatures
Replies: 17
Views: 582

Re: Ahhh!! Here We Go With The Temperatures

I would take it easy on Nitrogen from seed-down until the seed is a couple of weeks germinated - not just to avoid stressing the seedlings, but to avoid accelerated growth of the existing grass, which might shade-out the seedlings.
by andy10917
August 15th, 2019, 9:39 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Is topsoil necessary for renovation ?
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Is topsoil necessary for renovation ?

I think core aeration is next to worthless, I wouldn't do anything to disturb the soil - it is begging for a nice crop of weeds.
by andy10917
August 15th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Warm season grass on a budget with mix of sun/shade
Replies: 4
Views: 50

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

OK. Here's why I asked what I asked: Bermuda is beautiful, but if you're going to kill it and renovate, you need to either spend $$$ on the good stuff, or sort of break up and shred Bermuda sod to make sprigs (on the cheap). I see your concern about budget. Sprigs will likely work, but obviously it ...
by andy10917
August 15th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fertilizer for newly seeded lawn
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Fertilizer for newly seeded lawn

It's not a big deal. Newly-seeded grass doesn't really require fertilizer until (1) it germinates, and (2) it passes the "sprout-and-pout" stage - it lives off of the "food" in the seed in its early days. Use the Search tool to find more out about Sprout and Pout. Here's the big question: when did i...
by andy10917
August 15th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Hello, Old Friends
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: Hello, Old Friends

Welcome Home!!
by andy10917
August 15th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Is topsoil necessary for renovation ?
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Is topsoil necessary for renovation ?

No, it is not necessary, unless you have tons of uneven ground that you want to level at seed-down time.
by andy10917
August 15th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: First time home / lawn owner - first reno attempt
Replies: 15
Views: 292

Re: First time home / lawn owner - first reno attempt

I vote (strongly!) for "B". Tenacity applied after peat moss may be soaked up by the peat moss, and be less effective.
by andy10917
August 15th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Shade Gardening
Topic: Hosta Observation: Less Sun Scalding
Replies: 3
Views: 20

Re: Hosta Observation: Less Sun Scalding

Yeah, true. but when you have many hundreds of Hosta plants that require splitting and you're bridging from one garden to another, you're bound to wind up with a few that are in spots that get more sun than they like. I *think* that there is also some Nu-Film effect on Hydrangeas, but it's not as pr...
by andy10917
August 15th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Ahhh!! Here We Go With The Temperatures
Replies: 17
Views: 582

Re: Ahhh!! Here We Go With The Temperatures

Follow the trend and not the exceptions - sure, late August can have bursts of heat, but diseases of slow-growth become more common (Rust, etc). "Gentle" encouragement is the word I can't say enough. And when seeding is involved, seed doesn't care much about temperatures until it germinates - as lon...
by andy10917
August 15th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Interesting Read On Organic Matter and Carbon in Soils
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Interesting Read On Organic Matter and Carbon in Soils

An interesting article on several aspects of Carbon/Organic Matter in soils, and how they could be a large part of the climate change solution.

One interesting aspect is that tilled soils release CO2 into the atmosphere at 100X the rate that soils build up Carbon...

Soils and Carbon Fixation
by andy10917
August 15th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Certainty - "Dead" Spot Options
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Certainty - "Dead" Spot Options

That's the way to do it - steady pressure to limit it with Certainty, and mop-up manual removal. Flat-out, it works.
by andy10917
August 15th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Shade Gardening
Topic: Hosta Observation: Less Sun Scalding
Replies: 3
Views: 20

Hosta Observation: Less Sun Scalding

I started regularly applying Nu-Film P as an adjuvant to prolong the effective period of "Liquid Fence" deer repellent, and while it worked well for that purpose, I've also found that there is another nice side-effect to the use of it. Some of my hosta are in areas that permit too much sun for Hosta...
by andy10917
August 15th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Ahhh!! Here We Go With The Temperatures
Replies: 17
Views: 582

Re: Ahhh!! Here We Go With The Temperatures

Yup - I'm even seeing recovery from dormancy in the too-short lawns in my area. It's definitely happening...