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Old 09-14-2012, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by turfmd101 View Post
... These are important things to understand... just understand there is a more important wealth of knowledge that can help someone to surpass that mechanical stuff. How about this. If you pay attention to the environment more. You just might notice how some neighborhoods seem to be infested with webworms and others not. Webworms love short dense potato vine...alot! You might find that neighborhoods with more potato vine surrounding there area or in there area have much less turfgrass activity. One small example of all the tools available that don't cost $ or that needs to be applied. Their are alot of them! These things help you to master the mechanical side. Your landscape can't talk, but it sure knows sign language. Understanding you're landscapes signing is key. Like being able to have you're race horse run the race without a jockey and win. It's possible. You just need to know more about horses than jockeys.
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That is an excellent way of putting it... here we have various eco-systems that define , How things grow in this nieghborhood... we have high ground, slopes, low land, near the water, away from the water, trees, terraces, fullsun, irrgation, topsoil added, no topsoil added, East facing, West facing,,, the list goes on...

We have so much, "One Size Fits All" chatter,,, that its almost impossible to get any thoughts in about what the soil may be doing, inspite of what we might be doing at the surface...
Thanks for not being a Lemming...
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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