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Old 02-19-2012, 02:59 PM
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Certain METHODS to be observed in cool season grasses might be:

* to NOT apply N, before the 2nd or 3rd mowing...
* to NOT irrigate until the surface layer of the turf is sufficiently dry.

* DO apply various quick acting foods for decomposers w/out encouraging above ground root growth... (or excessive top growth, for that matter)

* Over the course of the season, add more complex foods to the microherd... i.e., Start with molasses, then do corn meal and try to get soybean meal down by fall, to accomplish the most complete array of microbes possible. (Compost may very well fulfill the entire spectrum, all by itself)...

We must always remember that any given system or "METHOD" is only a general concept and will not apply in a "One Size Fits All" world...

An interesting point to remember is that, one does not buy into one philosophy or another, in regards, to lawncare and horticultural practices, so that one may be considered "ORGANIC" vs. "SYNTHETIC"...
Rather one understands the growth of plants, then works to OPTIMIZE the growth habits of the entire Landscape...
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Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
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