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Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by 2 clowns mowing, Feb 11, 2008.
how long after i stop using corn gluten meal will seeds germinate again?
About 6 weeks.
soo i was told to put corn gluten on eary spring and late fall. so if your saying 6 weeks after i put it down in the spring my seeds will start to germinate shouldn't i put more down like monthly?
No. There is too much N in it, it is too costly. What you want to do in addition to CG is develop a thick healthy turf that will crowd out most weeds. Proper mowing, irrigation, over seeding and adding organic matter are all critical parts of this program
Is 40 lbs /1K Sq ft (4lbs N / 1 K Sq ft) enough fert for a lawn for the entire year?
OK, I was raised that N was what you want a lot of to keep the yard nice and green, just dump it on... this is apparently not true? I'm talking about bermuda and from what I understand it is a nitrogen hog. I've never seen any bad effects from it other than it being synthetic lawn care and I think we were all kidding ourselves that it was actually a "healthy" lawn. What is the right amount of N? I understand that organic lawns will be healthier and greener but what is the proper amount of N?
The right amount is the amount necessary for the plant to sustain a natural rate of growth given the current environmental conditions. You can determine this by observation or testing. I do not recommend you follow industry "recommendations" as they are usually tailored for synthetic ferts.
stupid question recieves stupid answer (you know what I mean). I can be such a dope sometimes.
I know what you mean.
The Newb (I think that says it all)