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by andy10917
July 2nd, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: ndlutz 2019 Soil Test
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: ndlutz 2019 Soil Test

Make sure to put a link into the Soil Test Interpretation Queue, so you have a place in line, and don't get lost.

Also please update your Profile with the "Lawn Size" and "Experience Level" fields. These are required for soil test interpretations.
by andy10917
July 2nd, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Spacklerstyle 2019 Soil Test
Replies: 15
Views: 264

Re: Spacklerstyle 2019 Soil Test

Alright, before we get going, I want to clear up a few necessary questions: AND have been applying 1 lb/k Milo off-cycle between feedings. 1 lb/K of Milorganite? Why bother? Or did you mean to say 1 lb/K N from Milorganite? The Lesco is polymer coated so it's been supplying a slow release with great...
by andy10917
July 2nd, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Alternative controls for dollar spot
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Alternative controls for dollar spot

Milorganite is a natural product derived from the Milwaukee Sewer District. The Iron found in it is what Iron was ingested by the single-cell organisms that digest the incoming waste stream. It's more complicated than an inorganic product like Ferrous Sulfate, but that is good news - the biological ...
by andy10917
July 2nd, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Adam's Soil Test - 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 100

Re: Adam's Soil Test - 2019

OK, so there are a few challenges to getting going on this quickly... Structurally, you're somewhat OK - a TEC of 8.35 puts you in the sandier end of Loams, but it's still Loam. With an OM% of 5.73, you are in the excellent category for organic matter in the soil. This all means that your soil is a ...
by andy10917
July 2nd, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Any natural remedies to getting rid of clover in my yard??
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Any natural remedies to getting rid of clover in my yard??

There are no selective products that will remove Clover from a lawn - you either have to live with the Clover, attempt to kill all in the area with horticultural Vinegar, or remove it manually and reseed. There is, however, an herbicide that is a synthesized copy of a plant-based substance that has ...
by andy10917
July 2nd, 2019, 7:37 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Let's see your aquariums
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Let's see your aquariums

Mine was modeled after this one...

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by andy10917
July 1st, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Applying Urea
Replies: 13
Views: 501

Re: Applying Urea

The grass is going to want to go to sleep, and you will be forcing it to stay awake. There is always some chance of fungal disease - it's a "you can't have your cake and eat it too" scenario. You have to make the call/decision...
by andy10917
July 1st, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Green: 2019 Soil Tests
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Re: Green: 2019 Soil Tests

You'll be working on that box of Mules for a while yet...
by andy10917
July 1st, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Applying Urea
Replies: 13
Views: 501

Re: Applying Urea

Do you have irrigation, and want the grass to keep going through the hot period?
by andy10917
July 1st, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Timing question (in general) with mowing/applying a product
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Timing question (in general) with mowing/applying a product

Don't overcomplicate things or get hung up on tiny details. 12 hours will have almost zero impact.
by andy10917
July 1st, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Green: 2019 Soil Tests
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Re: Green: 2019 Soil Tests

Half right.

Boron (from 3 tablespoons/K of Twenty Mule Team laundry soap) and Zinc (from 3 tablespoons/K of Zinc Sulfate on EBAY/Amazon). Every 60 days. Use the Micronutrient Application Guide.
by andy10917
June 30th, 2019, 10:54 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 291
Views: 7934

Re: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Disaster Day - got nothing done in the yard after my 130 gallon show-aquarium suddenly failed catastrophically and flooded the Family Room with 130 gallons of water. Now I need to deal with remediation folks to prevent the whole thing from becoming an unlivable situation.
by andy10917
June 30th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Shrubs
Topic: Weeds in Junipers
Replies: 20
Views: 773

Re: Weeds in Junipers

Always check with the manufacturer about whether overspraying perennials with herbicides is safe for the species being oversprayed. Almost all large vendors have a consumer support line.
by andy10917
June 30th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Huma Grow Products
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Huma Grow Products

The products appear to use good ingredients, and the types of items used are quite compatible with the regimens that we recommend when building annual plans. The products sold are aimed at golf courses and agriculture, where they're not going to spend time using individual nutrients that are identif...
by andy10917
June 29th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: New lawn from scratch
Replies: 24
Views: 472

Re: New lawn from scratch

A soil test is a good idea, so that we know what needs to be amended. Read the thread at the top of the Soils Forum - test depth is NOT 6" for grass. It is the inch between 3"-4" (the middle of the grass root zone).
by andy10917
June 29th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tell us about your experiences helping neighbors
Replies: 55
Views: 1245

Re: Tell us about your experiences helping neighbors

Interesting, I find that people that are lawn enthusiasts are often aquarists too. I'm a freshwater heavily-planted 130g keeper.
by andy10917
June 28th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: To Mow or Not To Mow?...That is the Question
Replies: 13
Views: 422

Re: To Mow or Not To Mow?...That is the Question

Grasses grown tall naturally go brown and dry at the end of July into August. I personally would be worried about a fire that spreads almost as fast as you can run, in dry grass with a breeze. I've seen them in dry dunes grasses and they are frightening.
by andy10917
June 28th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Looking for advice on new new lawn/reno
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Looking for advice on new new lawn/reno

Read as many of the Renovation log postings as you can handle - there are hundreds of them and most of your questions will be answered in them.

Come back to this thread with questions that haven't been asked hundreds of times.
by andy10917
June 28th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Flowers & Annuals
Topic: Hanging Basket Troubles - Suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Hanging Basket Troubles - Suggestions?

Have you tried using something like "SoilMoist"? It's quite similar to the moisture-absorbing material that's in diapers. It's slightly-larger granules of the same stuff we use/recommend at seed-down time. It absorbs up to 200X its own size/weight of water, and then releases it as the soil dries. I ...