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Old 10-22-2007, 11:05 AM
dishboy dishboy is offline
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Originally Posted by Newt* View Post
If a soil test is done the lab should tell how much of what to apply. Maybe this will be helpful.

Scroll down here to 'Soil deficiency' and look under Potassium for what is recommended. Alfalfa meal is not recommended.

This site says that New Jersey Greensand is 4% potassium.

Let's see, Greensand is 4% P, Alfalfa 2% P. Never seen greensand at the local feedmill, fertilizer wholesaler etc, although can't say I was looking for it either.

Alfalfa pellets are CHEAP @ about $6.00 per 50lb, I can buy down the street and if you have ever used would know what beautiful turf results from its use. You can try to get scientific about this whole thing but I have found by simply using Organics and a little forethought, leaving the clippings and using good cultural practices that nature takes care of the details. Frankly I could give a rats azz about your sites recommendation. Grass is really easy to grow , it really is.
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