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by andy10917
October 3rd, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Season End - Soil Test Interpretations
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Season End - Soil Test Interpretations

4 weeks left (no exceptions - "the post office took too long" is the modern version of "my dog ate my homework").
by andy10917
October 3rd, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Andy's soil test
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Andy's soil test

I note the need to correct the ph of the soil Anyone that is my namesake should know better than to overfocus on the pH -- it's all about how it got to that number. With your TEC and OM numbers, that's likely a very sandy soil with awesome OM numbers carrying the day. It behaves like a sandy-but-le...
by andy10917
October 3rd, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Chris' Soil Test
Replies: 8
Views: 119

Re: Chris' Soil Test

You did - now just add it to the Soil Test Interpretation Queue as a Link to this thread.
by andy10917
October 3rd, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Nick’s New Lawn Soil Test
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Nick’s New Lawn Soil Test

OK, it's an upgrade, but there's work to do... The TEC of < 5 means it's a sandy soil, prone to leaching. It would be even more so if it weren't for the OM, which is between mediocre and OK. Work on that to keep what you apply. In the cations, Calcium is OK, Magnesium is low and Potassium is low. Bu...
by andy10917
October 3rd, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Chris' Soil Test
Replies: 8
Views: 119

Re: Chris' Soil Test

There is an image placeholder, but no soil test results.
by andy10917
October 2nd, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: New lawn from scratch
Replies: 33
Views: 777

Re: New lawn from scratch

Not really much you can do at this stage.
by andy10917
October 1st, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno
Replies: 65
Views: 1006

Re: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno

You could switch over to the Fall Nitrogen Regimens, assuming that you know when your average first frost date is, and when you last applied the balanced fertilizer. If it's been 3-4 weeks since your last fertilization you can make the switch. Read the first posting of the Fall Nitrogen Regimens for...
by andy10917
September 29th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Post Renovation Care Through Winter
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Post Renovation Care Through Winter

I think you have a small confusion - those are not Spring or Summer weeds that are left over, and they don't need to fully mature by the end of the year. Instead, it's highly likely that those are "winter weeds", which germinate in September as small weeds, and finish their life cycle next Spring. T...
by andy10917
September 29th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: FAS measurements - ounces by weight or by volume?
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: FAS measurements - ounces by weight or by volume?

It doesn't store well at all.
by andy10917
September 29th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: joethebanker soil test 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: joethebanker soil test 2019

. Can I get an application in now before the end of this season?
Yes!
by andy10917
September 28th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Restarting From Scratch
Replies: 19
Views: 457

Re: Restarting From Scratch

* In the future, test and use the 4" level for grass, not the 6" level (which is for plants) * The soil has a TEC of 7.86 and an OM% of 5.41 - this indicates a somewhat sandy soil with a nice organic matter profile. If you could boost the OM farther with OM additions, the soil is in striking range o...
by andy10917
September 28th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Lime application / fertilization
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: Lime application / fertilization

It's not about how long it takes the Lime to react with the soil doing its job. If the Lime is still at the top of the soil when anything Urea-based is applied, the Nitrogen in the Urea may gas-off to the atmosphere to some degree. Two weeks is typically enough. About Lime - cheap ground limestone o...
by andy10917
September 28th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: joethebanker soil test 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: joethebanker soil test 2019

Ummm, wow. That is very good soil for the area you are in! The basic soil structure is a Loam, and the TEC is considerably higher than eastern MA soils tend to be. That probably is coming from the OM level, which at 6.66 is into the extremely good neighborhood. In the cations, Calcium is a little lo...
by andy10917
September 24th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: JHazzardB Soil Test 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 65

Re: JHazzardB Soil Test 2019

First application I’ll be able to get down would be October 5. Can I squeeze another monthly app in in early November given my more...temperate...climate than the north? I wouldn't - the reason for the "end of October" cutoff is that Winter Kill and Snow Mold have been shown to increase the Spring ...
by andy10917
September 24th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: JHazzardB Soil Test 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 65

Re: JHazzardB Soil Test 2019

2013???? Were you waiting for the installation of a new Pope? :shock: :shock: That's an interesting soil - somewhat on the heavy side (alright, it's on the heavy side) and good OM numbers. It will hold a lot of nutrients, and is OK as long a it drains well. I'm betting the soil is tough to work with...
by andy10917
September 24th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: JHazzardB Soil Test 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 65

Re: JHazzardB Soil Test 2019

I'm still trying to find a way to remove my magnesium. Haven't come up with anything yet.
You can be patient, or be a patient. The soil doesn't care - you may...
by andy10917
September 24th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is fall happening or not??
Replies: 27
Views: 1036

Re: Is fall happening or not??

It's crazy here - I have Norway Maples that have lost half their leaves (and Norways are almost always last). The Hudson Valley has a gorgeous Fall Foliage season, but the leaves are turning a funny yellow and then brown a few days later, and falling. I've been in this home for 33 years and have nev...
by andy10917
September 24th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Restarting From Scratch
Replies: 19
Views: 457

Re: Restarting From Scratch

I don't see a link to this thread in the Soil Test Interpretation Queue.
by andy10917
September 24th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: thalaivar's Backyard Soil Test Results
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: thalaivar's Backyard Soil Test Results

What Timmy said, and geez that's an eye test - I can't read it
by andy10917
September 24th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall Nitrogen Regimens
Replies: 1122
Views: 65828

Re: Fall Nitrogen Regimens

It depends upon your experience level - I've had the lawn look like sod at Day 60, and I've seen others struggle. You have to know when to hold em, and when to fold em.