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Old 08-29-2013, 05:17 PM
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Well the heat is winding down but still not great... no irrigation at all, due to an affliction and our rain amount is just over 1/2 inch that came later last weekend...
As noted earlier the lawns weren't mowed,,, even though they looked a bit shabby at this time last week,,, and today do not look as though they need mowing at all... Not brown, yet not growing either,,, just shrinking back and conserving water in light of the heat and rather tough sunny days and dessicating winds at least 5 of the past 7 days...
These surviving lawns have received apps of both organic and synferts, at the proper time in their growth cycle... Nothing , by way of ferts,, early in Spring or approaching the heat of Summer... mulch mow only with a rather thick layer of dead thatch building up on the turf... molasses was applied during the heat of Summer and I think another app of that would be called for when I put down the Milorganite , next week...

The Squirt&Fert Lawns would not come close to this level of survivability w/out automatic and constant irrigation... I'm surprised that the organic forum doesn't have more to say about growing mature lawns this way... Oh Well...
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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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