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Old 09-06-2012, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by JContracting View Post "dethatch" in early spring, then fertilize (if overseeding is not needed) & water like crazy to allow the turf to grow thick and you don't cut lower than 3" all summer and keep a steady water schedule, the turf itself will be an "insulate" from the heat.
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That is fine, tall grass in the heat is necessary, but that alone doesn't replace the OM getting into the soil,,, building structure, which increase water infiltration, retention and air movement,,, provide CE sites for holding nutrients even providing habitat for earthworms to multiply in the turf...

If you can look straight down and see dirt... the sun is killing what should be living soil...
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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