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by gpbrown60
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Irrigating warm season turf during green-up
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: Irrigating warm season turf during green-up

Thanks, I started using the sprinkler system last week. The ground looked like it needed water plus I have some new sod that was installed when dormant.
by gpbrown60
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Kelp 4 less humic acid or extreme blend?
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: Kelp 4 less humic acid or extreme blend?

I purchased the Extreme Blend and the Yucca to use on my lawn, shrubs and trees. Can't really provide you with a scientific reason for doing so. It is supposedly their most popular blend. Having the kelp probably swayed my decision because of the mirco nutrients. I used for the first time this week ...
by gpbrown60
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: First spring fertilizer
Replies: 17
Views: 675

Re: First spring fertilizer

I have a bag of Lesco 24-0-11 left over from last year I will use. My local Home Depot carries it.
by gpbrown60
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: First spring fertilizer
Replies: 17
Views: 675

Re: First spring fertilizer

I use a synthetic after last frost in Spring and before first frost in Fall. In between I use organics.
by gpbrown60
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: Are these earthworm mounds?
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Are these earthworm mounds?

I am surprised I have as many as I do considering it is still winter. Always heard it is a good sign that the soil is healthy.
by gpbrown60
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: Are these earthworm mounds?
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Are these earthworm mounds?

The largest top two sure look like it.
by gpbrown60
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: J Rich Soil Test Results Centipede/Zoysia
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: J Rich Soil Test Results Centipede/Zoysia

Here are some readings I have found useful: http://www.waypointanalytical.com/Docs/technicalarticles/howtointerpretasoiltestreport.pdf and the book "Ideal Soil v2.0" by Michael Astera. The Ideal Soil is a handbook that provides a worksheet to create your improvement prescription using your soil test...
by gpbrown60
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Is it time to scalp
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Is it time to scalp

Wise men say wait until after the last frost. :D
by gpbrown60
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Spreader Question
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Spreader Question

I recommend buying a spreader with pneumatic tires as it makes the task so much easier. Your nitrogen goal seems a little low to me.
by gpbrown60
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: How are these soil test results? Is this a standard method?
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: How are these soil test results? Is this a standard method?

I can see the New lawn test now. Did you have the option of getting the Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) and Base Saturation % of Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium and Sodium?
by gpbrown60
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: AMP XC High-Cal Lime
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: AMP XC High-Cal Lime

@Ridgerunner, @gpbrown60 and @Greendoc, Thanks for all your advise. Since I have to split applications, given then total recommended amount, I think I will hit it with dolemitic in the spring and then likely hit it with calcitic for the second App in the fall. Then next year when I pull my samples ...
by gpbrown60
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: AMP XC High-Cal Lime
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: AMP XC High-Cal Lime

The amount of elemental Ca in calcitic lime products and the amount of elemental Ca and Mg in a dolomitic lime product can vary quite a bit, but in general, when applying a dolomitic lime, for every 2 ppm added in Ca levels, you could expect about a 1ppm increase in Mg levels. To reach a specific C...
by gpbrown60
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: AMP XC High-Cal Lime
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: AMP XC High-Cal Lime

jdc, I read your soil test after I posted my product comment. Your soil test is a Modified Morgan which I am not very familiar with. My comment was in reference to the soil test CEC or Cation Exchange Capacity in the top right hand corner. An ideal base saturation of Calcium and Magnesium is a combi...
by gpbrown60
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: AMP XC High-Cal Lime
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: AMP XC High-Cal Lime

jdc, Look at your soil test and determine if you need magnesium. If so, a dolomitic lime would be best. A dolomitic lime will provide both calcium and magnesium. The product above provides calcitic lime only. Your goal is to achieve a base calcium saturation of 60-70% and a magnesium saturation betw...
by gpbrown60
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Baroness LM 66T 26”
Replies: 17
Views: 506

Re: Baroness LM 66T 26”

:thumbup:
by gpbrown60
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: MQ's Soil Test 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: MQ's Soil Test 2019

I use only synthetics as they are cheaper and easier to find and give me the results I'm looking for. I have tried the organic route but never got the results I wanted and never even got close to what I could get with synthetics and it cost me at least twice as much to do it. I'm not saying organic...
by gpbrown60
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: MQ's Soil Test 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: MQ's Soil Test 2019

Looking good MQ! Like you said a little more potash, calcitic lime and some organic matter will do the trick. Thanks :thumbup: I'm good on the organic matter as I'm perfectly happy where it's at :D What's your thoughts on maintaining the organic matter at that level? Do you use synthetics only or a...
by gpbrown60
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: MQ's Soil Test 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: MQ's Soil Test 2019

Looking good MQ! Like you said a little more potash, calcitic lime and some organic matter will do the trick.
by gpbrown60
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Found a Local Testing Service
Replies: 13
Views: 435

Re: Found a Local Testing Service

These guys are 30 minutes away from me. Would you say their available testing services are sufficient for a proper lawn soil test?? Maybe I missed it but I don't see Cation Exchange Capacity or Base Saturation Ratios. If you adhere to the theories of John Perry or William Albrecht you will want bot...
by gpbrown60
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: N-Ext Products
Replies: 144
Views: 9551

Re: N-Ext Products

Interesting - Curious how this compares price-wise - ingredient-wise, it looks like a direct competitor to RGS. I just called my local Lesco and it is $134 a gallon. gp Is that the homeowner or business price? FYI. It's only 2 Oz per gallon, per 1k sq', so it may be a challenger, but I have not don...