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by gpbrown60
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Spring vs Late Summer test lower SOP?
Replies: 18
Views: 167

Re: Spring vs Late Summer test lower SOP?

@gpbrown60 your advise is sound. He should continue to add more potassium and try to improve OM. I think there are studies that Bermuda benefits from late potassium to reduce spring dead spots, but I'm not sure. I think the practice moved to the north, but I don't know of any studies/benefit. There...
by gpbrown60
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Spring vs Late Summer test lower SOP?
Replies: 18
Views: 167

Re: Spring vs Late Summer test lower SOP?

1028mountain wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:33 pm
@gpbrown60 i appreciate your help my man.
Thanks, just trying to provide advice as no one had responded. I do it in good faith. If you noticed we said basically the same thing. It's all good!
by gpbrown60
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Spring vs Late Summer test lower SOP?
Replies: 18
Views: 167

Re: Spring vs Late Summer test lower SOP?

Don't want to micromanage anyones soil results nor do I want to be admonished for giving advice. For edification you can use any product or products available to obtain the needed results.
by gpbrown60
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Spring vs Late Summer test lower SOP?
Replies: 18
Views: 167

Re: Spring vs Late Summer test lower SOP?

I think you will be fine to add more K but someone else can share their thoughts. Potassium is like radiator fluid for a car. It will prevent the lawn from stresses like extreme heat or cold. I have always heard the best time to apply is in the fall and it will not hurt your overseed during or right...
by gpbrown60
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Spring vs Late Summer test lower SOP?
Replies: 18
Views: 167

Re: Spring vs Late Summer test lower SOP?

No more magnesium or lime. More SOP would be fine. If you haven't applied your last fertilizer Carbon X 4-0-25 would be perfect for you. It has 25% Potassium and 10% Sulfur plus you get the carbon and chicken manure. The loss of potassium from spring to summer could be due to leaching out. The resul...
by gpbrown60
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Bermuda Newbie: What To Do Next?
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Bermuda Newbie: What To Do Next?

Appreciate the suggestions! All great ideas to get started! @gpbrown60 - Good call on the soil test to really understand the deficiencies. That said, I know there are 100 and one companies or start-ups that do soil tests. Any recommendations as to one that might be better than the next in terms of ...
by gpbrown60
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Bermuda Newbie: What To Do Next?
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Bermuda Newbie: What To Do Next?

Welcome to the forum! Based on the info you provided and considering it is almost fall I recommend the following: 1) Obtain a soil test 2) Create a turf nutrient plan based on soil test results 3) Strongly consider purchasing a reel mower 4) Raise and thin the canopy on all trees to allow maximum su...
by gpbrown60
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Something in my grass
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Something in my grass

Worm castings or poop. Good sign!
by gpbrown60
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Is this crab grass?
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Is this crab grass?

Dubsea wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:00 pm
It lays almost flat.
Sorry, I can't say for sure. Maybe someone else can identify.
by gpbrown60
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Is this crab grass?
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Is this crab grass?

Can you provide a close up? I think that is why you haven't received a response.
by gpbrown60
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: How’s my dirt look?
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: How’s my dirt look?

You did a heck of a job removing the wood chips! There should be no problem. I had a front yard tree removed and the stump and roots ground up. I then planted Tifway 419 plugs with no issues. My soil was no where near as clean as yours. :thumbup:
by gpbrown60
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Kelp4Less products for my TTTF lawn
Replies: 11
Views: 741

Re: Kelp4Less products for my TTTF lawn

Here's what I'm thinking after doing more reading etc. I will pre-mix the powder in a half gallon jug to create the concentrate that I'll poor directly into the Ortho hose end sprayer. Thoughts? Kelp4Less Mix/App Ratio - Water in after a couple of hours Extreme Blend = 3 Tablespoons in half gallon ...
by gpbrown60
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Kelp4Less products for my TTTF lawn
Replies: 11
Views: 741

Re: Kelp4Less products for my TTTF lawn

I just purchased four products from Kelp4Less. I emailed and asked them to suggest products that I could apply as a liquid that would help my TTTF lawn and the soil from recent new construction. The four products I have are Extreme Blend, Green Lawn and Turf, Iron Sulfate and Fulvic Humic Kelp Blen...
by gpbrown60
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Grass Cut post Ferrous Sulfate Application
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Grass Cut post Ferrous Sulfate Application

Stuofsci02 wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:19 am
gpbrown60 wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:08 am
How long should one wait to cut grass after a foliar application of Ferrous Sulfate?
12 hours at most. I usually cut an hour before ...
Stuofsci02, thanks for your help!
by gpbrown60
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Grass Cut post Ferrous Sulfate Application
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Grass Cut post Ferrous Sulfate Application

How long should one wait to cut grass after a foliar application of Ferrous Sulfate?
by gpbrown60
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: TruCut Reel Mower Questions
Replies: 1065
Views: 101672

Re: TruCut Reel Mower Questions

Does anyone recognize these bushings that have come off my Tru-Cut C25? I found a couple fragments during the previous cut and again during today's cut. Definitely came from machine, they were blazing hot when I picked them up. Looks like a couple different sizes? Could it be the baffle inside the ...
by gpbrown60
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Too much PGR
Replies: 17
Views: 675

Re: Too much PGR

I hope I didn’t just nuke my yard. First timer here putting down PGR. Ended up putting down TNex at about a rate of .5/1000sqft. Give it too me straight, how bad did I mess up? I use TNex and apply at .38/1000 sq. ft. for Tifway 419. The guide recommends .75/1000 for edging and banding so if anythi...
by gpbrown60
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: TruCut Reel Mower Questions
Replies: 1065
Views: 101672

Re: TruCut Reel Mower Questions

My trucut ran out of gas with the blades off moving it around the house to put up. I tilted it back as I was going down a hill thinking it would get a little more gas. I didn’t think anything of it and put it away. Filled it with gas a week later to mow and now it won’t start. I read in this thread...
by gpbrown60
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: 2nd year soil test results - Getting better but still need help!
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: 2nd year soil test results - Getting better but still need help!

I still consider myself a novice so everyone chime in. Your soil looks good. I would apply Sulfate of Potash (0-0-50) to address both your sulfur and potassium shortage. You will probably have to order it online as it is difficult to find locally. I think SOP contains around 17% sulfur. You don't ne...
by gpbrown60
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Compliments!
Replies: 16
Views: 781

Re: Compliments!

Lawn results jaded your perspective. It happens! History states the word jaded is perhaps related to the noun jade, an old term for a broken-down horse. The moral of the story is don't become a broken-down horse achieving a beautiful lawn or you may not live to enjoy it. :lol: