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Old 06-29-2012, 06:21 AM
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If they don't water at all this won't help, but I put out a moisture manager this time of year. Last year I used Revive, but this year I'm using the Lesco moisture manager. The good news about this is you can make some money on it if you buy in bulk (same way as you do granular fertilizer- just use your head). You don't have to have a pesticide license to spray it either. It's organic as it's just humectants (sugars).
I use molasses quite often... wonder if it works along the same principle???
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:51 AM
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Do yourself a favor and get those hands fixed. I had CT surgery finally after getting to the point of not being able to sleep. Best thing I've done in years. Of course plan on not being able to do anything for about a month and without insurance your looking at $10K per hand, but it's worth it. I still use WB and stander mowers with Z style controls, but I can not use the older grip ones if I want. Biggest thing is I can sleep. Of course I still have arthritis, but one thing at a time.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:40 AM
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I am betting on Glycerol being the main product in this lesco product since it is so abundant
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:44 PM
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If they don't water at all this won't help, but I put out a moisture manager this time of year. Last year I used Revive, but this year I'm using the Lesco moisture manager. The good news about this is you can make some money on it if you buy in bulk (same way as you do granular fertilizer- just use your head). You don't have to have a pesticide license to spray it either. It's organic as it's just humectants (sugars).
What size container are you purchasing of the moisture manager? Which one are you buying, hydretrain es, hydretrain es plus, or hydretain es plus II? have you seen good results? How often do yuo have to apply it?
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:51 PM
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I use molasses quite often... wonder if it works along the same principle???
Only if you want to sell ant baits later.

molasses is a good carbon magic bean.

Honestly some sugars are good but I doubt you are getting the same result. Not even sure how good this result will be until I now more.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:08 PM
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I use molasses quite often... wonder if it works along the same principle???
I use molasses to help break down thatch
say I did Football field is now becoming Turf
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:14 PM
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How's this for "brown"?

My back yard...

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Old 06-30-2012, 12:22 AM
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Nut, thats bad man.
KBG?
This year seems to have so much widespread drought.
Not as bad here, but still mild drought.
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:26 AM
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Damn Oak Nut, that's bad. Lawns here are brown too, not surprising since it's been 100 degrees.
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:48 AM
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It's looked like that for several weeks now. It crunches when you walk on it.

My front yard is doing OK. It's only about 30'x30', so I've watered it and it looks better than most on my street, but I can't afford to water the back too, so it just turns brown.

Driving down the street yesterday I really took note of all the completely brown lawns. Nobody here in my immediate area irrigates, so that's all you see.
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