Timotej's Lawn Journal (Europe/Slovenia)

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timtimotej
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Post by timtimotej »

@Greasmatta
This is where I buy. https://www.jurana.com/humistar-1-l.html
But, this is Slovenian web shop and I don't know, if they will send you to Sweden.

This is product's primary web page. https://tradecorp.com.es/en/products/humics/
Try finding your local dealer here. Or search google who sell Tradecorp fertilizers near you.

HUMISTAR
Humic acid: 13,2% w/v (12% w/w)
Total humic extract: 16,5% w/v (15% w/w)
Potassium oxide, K2O: 5,5% w/v (5% w/w)
Fulvic acid: 3,3% w/v (3% w/w)
pH=13,0

I do foliar app. at 100-150ml/ 100m2.
At higher rates(which is most of time) I wash it of the leaves. (250-300ml/ 100m2)
I always apply with backpack sprayer. Never before rain(can't control amount of rain that will fall)
I prefer washing it off the leaves into top 2cm of soil.

I think this is great product. I can see how grass responds on my app. and overall better turf health.
I also use it for house plants when I'm watering them.

Hope this will help:D

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Post by Greasmatta »

Thank you for your very detailed answer!
Acctually I found a dealer here in Sweden. Waiting for a quote on a 20 liter jug. I also found the Slovenian web shop and they do ship to Sweden also :).
Thanks again!

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Post by hammerhead »

Regarding Humic Acid: I live in Switzerland and found this German product in a Swiss webshop:
https://www.humintech.com/agriculture/p ... -liquid-18

Maybe you can also find it in a webshop in your countries, or possibly get it from a german/other european webshop.

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timtimotej
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Found few fungus spots yesterday.
Applied azoxy+clorothalonil.

Due to lots of rain we got in past week I will re-apply N at 150g per 100m2. (Cal/nitro sulfate)
With this app. I will come to 750g of N per 100m2 for this year.

I also applied 18kg of zeolite per 100m2. I thing this helped with few light colored patches. (experimenting a little bit) 😀

PGR is definitely worn off. I will re-apply asap.




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I’m really having fun, watching my neighbors trying to make their lawn look like mine.

1. How not to put down ferteliser!😂
Didn’t saw him doing this, but I can imagine.
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2. Another one orders lawn care service(unprofessional)
Weather forecast:This week temperatures will hit 30 degrees celsius, no rain in forecast, he doesn’t have irrigation.
Two guys came, de-thatched, over-seeded, top dressed with sand. I’m expecting he will have beach in the garden all summer long😂😂.Image

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Started poa cure with mesotrione on 27th Of June

App. rate: 110g of Ai. per ha every 3 days. With first app. I also re-applied PGR.

Currently at 3 of 5 apps and lawn is starting to look sick 🤒 The poa a biotype which i’m trying to kill is only suppressed for now, maybe bleached a little bit.

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This test plots at the back of the house are treated with mesotrione too.
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Bottom PRG (3 cultivars)
Middle 100% KBG yvette(DLF)
Top 50/50 kbg/prg mix (6 cultivars)

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Post by g-man »

@timtimotej I'm having a hard time finding POA a in your image. Are you sure it is poa a ?

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@g-man
I hope this is not poa T 😣 or even KBG 😬
It has white seed heads. Boat shaped leaf tip but lot tighter green color compared to KBG.

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This is where I’m now at.
3 apps of mesotrione (110g Ai/ha)

I will stop applying. I can’t get triclopyr and this is how my 50/50 prg/kbg lawn responded.

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Middle kbg test plot no bleaching
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Here is little update from me.

Worst stage. 7days after 3th app. of mesotrione.

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Today(14 days after last app)Image

PRG is fried. Which is good. Anyway I wanted KBG lawn. Poa disappeared too.
Weather is for now on my side.
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What a difference in three days🥳
PGR definitely worn off.
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Before(left) After(right)
More uniform color, at least for now.
Still needs to thicken up a lot.

Found these fungus spots this morning. I will spray azoxy before I leave for vacation.
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Came back from holidays last week. Lowered height of cut back to 2cm(.75in)

Hoc:3cm
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Hoc:2cm
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But more important is, that I started backside lawn project this weekend.
First I will add 50-60cubic meters(65-75cubic yards) of soil, to level soil to patio level, than I will seed mono stand KBG (yvette DLF)

This will be done man powered, because I don’t want to ruin my front lawn. 😋

First 10m3 of soil arrived on friday.Image

Soil is loaded to wheelbarrow and driven to the back of the house.

Stairs ramp prevents damage to front section.

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Back section
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Back section after first 10cubic meters of soil shoveled and transported.
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At least I have some help from my friends, but still this will be some hard workout for me in coming month.
Can’t wait for seed down day😍

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20/50 cubic meters of soil done!
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Sprayed some iron/fungicide/pgr two days ago. Lawn got that nice deep green color.
Hoc:2cm

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Post by jabopy »

Good project tim👍 When I saw that 10 tons of soil 😳 But then found out you managed to get help🤗 Front grass is looking back to your best.

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Thanks @jabopy 😃
I can’t wait to share my seeding project😛
I’m already sick of shoveling dirt and pushing stupid wheelbarrow.🙄

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30/50 cubic meters of soil transported.
Next truck load coming on Monday. I hope I will be seeding by the end of next week.
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Post by RCUK »

That is some dedication! Looking good 👍

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Quick update before seed down day

45 cubic meters of soil transported to the back of the house. I still have few holes left.
I will fill those later in fall.
I want to seed before rain which is forecasted for next week, or should I wait? I can’t decide. Any suggestions?

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I did add 2 tones of sand in top 5cm of soil to improve drainage.

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I still need to mix sand into soil and level everything.
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