Barefoot Yards Pics

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Barefoot James, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    ah the old tire tiller action, good luck.
     
  2. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    i also used it as a roller

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  3. growingdeeprootsorganicly

    growingdeeprootsorganicly LawnSite Senior Member
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    roller.... 4 ton truck on wet soil....at least compaction won't be an issue
     
  4. Barefoot James

    Barefoot James LawnSite Senior Member
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    Dirt looks like it could really grow some grass - LOL Nice and dark. You told me you don't even have much property - is that even your yard? - :rolleyes: - doesn't look DUSTY to me - LOL, LOL

    I ALWAYS add 1 pound of ultra fine endo myco to all my tea sprays/ that I brew (200 gallons - 50 tea and 150 water). The endo I use is the highest quality stuff they sell on mycorrhizae.com - about $14/$15 a pound -about $350 for a 20 lb bag - shipped. You have to keep the jets on in the sprayer to keep it suspended or it falls out pretty fast even though it is a dust/powder. I also use ICT on some apps each year to make sure every yard is getting good diversity and it keeps us busy all day spraying as we run out of tea every 90,000 to 150,000 sq ft and have 10 to 15 more yards left so we mix up some ICT. Then the next month we work the route backwards - so we are adding lots of diverse microbes - the results pretty much speak for themselfs as we continue to grow from word of mouth and we have not had any yards burn up from heat or lack of water - so the tea and myco is working. We have many yards that have spots that always used to burn up in the heat of summer - but this year they did not - the owners were very happy.

    Pennington Smart Seed is about $2.40 a pound vs high quality tall fescue @ $1.30 a pound. But the results with the Smart seed with myco innoculation are far superior and you are gauranteed myco plant innoculation (on the grass shoot/roots) because the myco is on the seed hull - so when it germinates the spores are right there - as opposed to spraying it all over the place and hoping it works itself down to the root. So I cover my bases both ways. We have decided to give our best shot EVERY time (when we seed and when we apply tea - it is going to get some myco - everytime - ICT also has myco in it) and not risk anything to chance - this mentality has really helped our business grow.

    We also add some ultra fine humates to our tea a few times a year and add humates to the tea while brewing (always). We will be offering a granular Humate product for 20 lb - per 1000 sq ft/ apps once per year in 2009
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2008
  5. growingdeeprootsorganicly

    growingdeeprootsorganicly LawnSite Senior Member
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    james,

    hum-amend? i have used it with some nice results but it costs$$$$$ per thou...
     
  6. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    So if i apply some compost tea i should have grass by x-mass?
    What a mess i have going on this site. And it just got real cold.
     
  7. Barefoot James

    Barefoot James LawnSite Senior Member
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    Worst case $8.50 per 1000 sq ft - Best case $3. Depends on how much you get. Shipping is 75% of cost. Quality - Compost, humates, tea, worm casts and myco = quick amended soil. Results cost money and we work to make money and get results.
     
  8. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    Hey james i have a coupon do i get it for a dollar?
     
  9. growingdeeprootsorganicly

    growingdeeprootsorganicly LawnSite Senior Member
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    thats what i keep telling my customers:dizzy:
     
  10. wallzwallz

    wallzwallz LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do you guys ever use the liquid humic acid? Is this the same as granular humates? All I have access to is liquid. How about liquid seaweed products? I like them also. Products that give results are expensive enough, but adding in shipping if not available locally can easily double the price. I try to work thru one local area supplier, he has decent selection, and delivers to my shop or job for $40. It's a 90 minute round trip w/out load time, so I get it deilivered.
     

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