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Old 02-16-2013, 04:58 PM
scott martoccia scott martoccia is offline
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Originally Posted by Smallaxe View Post
Timing is everything... The soil needs to be fertilie B4 Summer sets in so theplants can utilize anything it needs, when it needs it...
Organic Fertilizers "ROT" first,,, then sometime during that rotting process it produces N and Cycles the other nutrients as well...

Whenyou have raw material that is ROTTING on your lawn, it is a crapshoot as to what microbes will take advantage first and thrive the best... The consumption phase of Organic Fertilizers should be done when the grasses are actively growing... it is a common mistake to putthings on the lawn that will feed the fungi, because the plants are NOT using it...

This is a SIMPLE and GENERALIZED concept about the CYCLING of raw materials back into their constituent parts, so details and exceptions should only be addressed once the concept of UTILIZATION are clarified...
IMO the N that cycles back into the soil during the Summer Heat from Grass Clippings is sufficient for that period of the lawns' life...
You may have a point about it being a crap shot....On one hand I rationalize using organic fertilizers during the summer as providing a more stable nitrogen source that theoretically should not encourage lucious surge growth and hence favorable disease conditions. On the other hand I suspect (like you said) that the organic fertilizer is directly feeding the disease source.
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