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by andy10917
September 18th, 2019, 8:56 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: lawnlawn 2019_09_05 soil test
Replies: 16
Views: 171

Re: lawnlawn 2019_09_05 soil test

I don't know what you're saying in the last paragraph - if you're looking for my buy-in on applying lime at seed-down, it ain't happening. I don't believe in applying lime to soil at the same time as seed - it is an alkaline bath at the most critical time.
by andy10917
September 18th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Applying Urea
Replies: 17
Views: 735

Re: Applying Urea

Fertilizing grass that has not completed Sprout-and-Pout is not smart - it makes the grass blades look better at the expense of the roots, which struggle to keep up with the top growth. That often causes the winter kill to rise. It''ll look pretty this year and losses over the Winter will increase.
by andy10917
September 18th, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Urea Application
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Urea Application

The Fall Fertilization regimen was designed to do weekly apps at 1 lb/K - this rate applies 0.5 lbs/K of N at once, and in order to screw up, you need to overlap in the same exact spot multiple times in a row. That's pretty unlikely. There is nothing to be afraid of about Urea - it's in most of the ...
by andy10917
September 17th, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Certainty second application
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Certainty second application

Much appreciated.
by andy10917
September 17th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Certainty second application
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Certainty second application

The manufacturer and a couple of university studies show that 3 apps of Certainty need to be down by September 15th. Certainty does not work as well in the cooler weather. It should be pretty obvious that you're not going to have 3 apps down by September 15th. For suppression, apply 0.25 ounce of th...
by andy10917
September 17th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Overseed - apply Tenacity before seed and peat?
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Overseed - apply Tenacity before seed and peat?

how long do i need to wait after Tenacity before I should drop seed?
How long does it take you to drink a beer?
by andy10917
September 17th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: lawnlawn 2019_09_05 soil test
Replies: 16
Views: 171

Re: lawnlawn 2019_09_05 soil test

The lawn varies in sandiness from "very sandy" to "somewhat sandy". The OM% varies from "poor" to "pretty good". Add organic matter in the areas that are below 4%, and do it regularly. I suspect some of the variability is more due to a low number of samples as much as any actual difference - a singl...
by andy10917
September 17th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: lawnlawn 2019_09_05 soil test
Replies: 16
Views: 171

Re: lawnlawn 2019_09_05 soil test

Better to use a Starter fertilizer (you're short on Phosphorus), then let the clock keep going round and round day after day. I'll be doing the rest of your test interpretation tonight, but I recommend you don't execute the new plan until the lawn is close to Day 60. Pray that Winter doesn't set in ...
by andy10917
September 17th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Alfalfa is slow release
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Re: Alfalfa is slow release

Ya gotta read the fine print.
by andy10917
September 17th, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Watering post germination
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Watering post germination

You can go with a timed system, but double-check to make sure it's not making it overly wet. The days are getting shorter and you need to adjust as things change.
by andy10917
September 16th, 2019, 10:40 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Alfalfa is slow release
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Re: Alfalfa is slow release

I was googling triacontanol and found one or more threads that said it also is somewhat of a PGR ?
Yes, my statement about it being a growth-promoter would put it firmly in the Plant Growth Regulator (PGR) category. No surprise there.
by andy10917
September 16th, 2019, 9:25 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: lawnlawn 2019_09_05 soil test
Replies: 16
Views: 171

Re: lawnlawn 2019_09_05 soil test

By all means, get that seed and get it down!! You are deep in the hole - we are now in the second part of September. The optimal time was a month ago. Remediating a soil is not something that happens 20 minutes after you put down the necessary ingredients - it is a multi-YEAR thing. Put the seed dow...
by andy10917
September 16th, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: lawnlawn 2019_09_05 soil test
Replies: 16
Views: 171

Re: lawnlawn 2019_09_05 soil test

Oh OK. I'm a bit behind -- I have been focused on starting up a new gig with a pharmaceutical company and am running out of waking hours. My apologies.
by andy10917
September 16th, 2019, 8:52 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Matt641 first soil test
Replies: 11
Views: 193

Re: Matt641 first soil test

Your gut is right.
by andy10917
September 16th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Leesah's Soil Test
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: Leesah's Soil Test

The post is in the right forum, but we do not interpret soil tests from random labs. Please post the the Logan Labs test when you get the results.
by andy10917
September 16th, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Alfalfa is slow release
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Re: Alfalfa is slow release

Yup. Alfalfa contains a substance called Triacontanol, which is one of the strongest growth promoters that exists naturally. Forced growth can be troublesome.
by andy10917
September 16th, 2019, 8:44 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Watering post germination
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Watering post germination

If the soil remains moist but not soaked, you're good-to-go -- use your eyes.
by andy10917
September 16th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Adam's Soil Test - 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Adam's Soil Test - 2019

It doesn't matter very much about irrigation with most of the calcitic limes - just make sure the bag doesn't indicate the need for watering.

If the N component is Urea, then try to separate the Lime and fertilizer by two weeks if possible.
by andy10917
September 16th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: lawnlawn 2019_09_05 soil test
Replies: 16
Views: 171

Re: lawnlawn 2019_09_05 soil test

You need to post a link in the Soil Test Interpretattion Queue that points to this thread ASAP.
by andy10917
September 15th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Sleepless in Rexford - Scheming
Replies: 152
Views: 1971

Re: Sleepless in Rexford - Scheming

Coming along nicely! How many days is that since germination?