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by andy10917
September 15th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Juan's backyard soiltest
Replies: 20
Views: 225

Re: Juan's backyard soiltest

The 10-10-10 can go down at 10 lb/K, until October. Read up up on the Winterizing application in the Fall Nitrogen Regimens thread - but do not try to do the remediation regimen and the early/mid Fall parts of the Fall Nitrogen Regimens - just the last winterizing part. For Boron, get and apply Twen...
by andy10917
September 13th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Serious lawn problems (long post)
Replies: 36
Views: 613

Re: Serious lawn problems (long post)

If you do it with Logan Labs and post the results in the Soil Forum, we will interpret the results and build an annual plan for you. We limit the interpretations to Logan Labs because different labs do different tests and test suites, and we can't know them all. There is no relationship between Loga...
by andy10917
September 13th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Serious lawn problems (long post)
Replies: 36
Views: 613

Re: Serious lawn problems (long post)

A test kit from Ace isn't worth a bucket of warm spit.

You do what you have to do, but just understand that you are increasing risk with practices that aren't optimal. I get where you're going and I understand.
by andy10917
September 13th, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Serious lawn problems (long post)
Replies: 36
Views: 613

Re: Serious lawn problems (long post)

That's not what I was trying to say - the "best" way is to have enough Phosphorus already IN the soil at seed-down time. Second best is to use something like Milorganite at seed-down time - it's gentle, has some Phosphorus and isn't very prone to promoting top-growth during the Sprout-and-Pout stage...
by andy10917
September 13th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Fall Nitrogen and Organic Lawn Care
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: Fall Nitrogen and Organic Lawn Care

Nitrogen is stored in the grasses' roots over the Winter. The products that contain Potassium are using a formula that is old, and universities have shown that it isn't the best formula for "winterizing", and a couple of studies have shown a rather strong rise in the incidence of Snow Mold when Pota...
by andy10917
September 12th, 2019, 3:36 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

Make sure to put a Link to this thread into the Soil Test Interpretation Queue, so that you are not forgotten. The waiting line is currently zero, so you should be processed this evening if you're in the queue...
by andy10917
September 12th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Serious lawn problems (long post)
Replies: 36
Views: 613

Re: Serious lawn problems (long post)

There is no magic in Starter Fertilizer. It just contains Phosphorus. Without a soil test, there is no way to know if your soil is deficient in Phosphorus, and many states restrict Phosphorus applications without a soil test indicating a deficiency.
by andy10917
September 12th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Root Growth/Development relative to temperature
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: Root Growth/Development relative to temperature

The following is a partial list of soil temperatures (F) at the 4-inch depth that should be of the association with certain biological events. Cool Season Grasses 90F Shoot growth ceases. 77F Root growth ceases. 70F Maximum temperature for root growth of any consequence. 70F Time to plant grasses in...
by andy10917
September 11th, 2019, 10:12 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: So I got a visit from Tru-Green today!!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: So I got a visit from Tru-Green today!!!!!!

I doubt you'll get anything without a lawyer, and I think that 10,000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean is a great start.

It's a good time to get down a Pre-M, and a better time to get a Pre-M down on f'ed-up soil. They'll tell you they did you a favor - tell them to rot in Hell.
by andy10917
September 11th, 2019, 10:01 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Juan's backyard soiltest
Replies: 20
Views: 225

Re: Juan's backyard soiltest

Everybody seems to be trying to make themselves into a "Special Situation" that goes around the "nothing until the grass emerges from Sprout-and-Pout". Relax. Nothing means nothing, and because you have an itchy trigger finger and want to do something doesn't make it a special situation. "Volcanoes ...
by andy10917
September 11th, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Root Growth/Development relative to temperature
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: Root Growth/Development relative to temperature

Use the Search tool and there is a picture with temperatures that shows top growth stoppage and root growth stoppage.
by andy10917
September 11th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Juan's backyard soiltest
Replies: 20
Views: 225

Re: Juan's backyard soiltest

I answered with my 14-14-14 numbers. 14-14-14 requires fewer lbs/K for an application. Compare price/K before assuming that a lower price per "bag" is the best deal - price tags mean nothing.
by andy10917
September 11th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: New seedlings and grains
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: New seedlings and grains

There are no exceptions to the "wait for Sprout-and-Pout" to end. Nitrogen is Nitrogen.

PS: that said, Alfalfa is not a grain. It is a forage crop.
by andy10917
September 11th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Juan's backyard soiltest
Replies: 20
Views: 225

Re: Juan's backyard soiltest

Unless you know some way to get the 56 lbs of fertilizer into a 40 lb bag, Yes you will need 2 bags. The second bag will still contain 60% of the contents when you are finished.
by andy10917
September 11th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Juan's backyard soiltest
Replies: 20
Views: 225

Re: Juan's backyard soiltest

I had a hard time finding a fertilizer locally with the same NPK numbers but I found a place and I'm picking it up tomorrow. it's a 14-14-14 in 40 pound bags. To see if I'm understanding what I'm reading correctly, I seeded 8k (my backyard), so to get 1lb of N per 1k sq ft, I need to spread 1.42 ba...
by andy10917
September 11th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Root Competition
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Root Competition

Competition is one element and it causes stress. But even bigger is a lack of airflow in the area. Competition, reduced sunlight to the lower parts of the grass and reduced airflow combine to make a situation that is conducive to fungal disease.
by andy10917
September 10th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Sleepless in Rexford - Scheming
Replies: 152
Views: 1971

Re: Sleepless in Rexford - Scheming

Did you put down fertilizer at seed-down time? Straight lines don't happen in nature. A straight line of good grass between two areas of damage say overfertilzation to me.
by andy10917
September 10th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Question about left over Peat Moss
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Question about left over Peat Moss

Yes - that's fine.
by andy10917
September 10th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Milorganite on new grass?
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Milorganite on new grass?

If it's tillering, you're good to go.
by andy10917
September 10th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 1 acre lot
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: 1 acre lot

Dormant Seeding isn't always a success, and many people are disappointed by the results.