Old 04-04-2013, 10:08 AM
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Is The Natural Design Of Cool Season Grasses a Mistake?

There seems to be a mis-understanding among LCOs, especially those outside the MidWest and the Cultual Practices of Cool-season turf grasses,,, that even though in the NATURAL WORLD nitrogen is not readily available from cool Spring soils,,, STILL WE DECIDE,,, that the grass needs to have more N as soon as possible...

Good Idea???
Consider This:
Even though cool season grasses are actively growing and photosynthesizing, as it breaks dormancy, it does so,, mainly by virtue of STORED CARBS... as the soils warm and more and more N becomes available,,, more and more top growth occurs...
Before you know it ,,, it is time to mow...

Now,,, can someone explain to me how it is that,,, WE KNOW BETTER???
and what IMPROVEMENTS we've witnessed in Professional Lawncare with these artificial cultural practices???
As said in the Trivia Contest... "plz, be specific"...
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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