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Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Barefoot James, Oct 31, 2008.
Nov 15th . oops
How o you keep your yard that nice without water in the summer? Any tips would be appreciated because thats one of the nicest lawns ever.
Compost top dressings, tea and mycorrhizae. We only watered three times this past summer in August due to lack of rain. As long as your soil has good OM counts (these yards are 3 to 4% - growing to 5%+) and tea and is mycorrhizael then 1 inch of rain every 2 to 3 weeks is plenty of water. If you don't get rain you will have to water. One good indication here in KY is if you can take a spike sprinkler and it easily pushes into the ground in drought times you have pretty great soil (ie. lots of OM). My yard you can push it in pretty easy. Compost is king (for getting good OM counts).
We got nothing (rain) in August (minimal at best) so we ran a sprinkler once per week 3 times - for about an hour.
What you see though has been seeded and irrigated heavily since - but the grass was green and not burned up when we started with only 3 waterings all summer. Mycorrhizae is key - to draught resistance.
NICE grass man , good work!!!
All I can say is SWEET and nice job
WOW....looks really nice Barefoot. I'll have to post some pics of my yard as well. I used the Smart Seed also and was really happy with the results.
the grass looks awesome! the lines are really cool looking from the vac!
how much more does that seed cost per 50lbs compared to regular fescue blend?
i know you use bill's product but have you ever used a powered endo product to mix with your tea or spray apps to inoculate seed?
My yard is a little more dirt but i am trying
atleast you got the weeds under control..
yeah i did