Soil Perculation

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Smallaxe, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm sorry gd, was I recommending you use compost? Further, just because something doesn't work for you doesn't mean it can't work for someone else.

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    Compost maintained turf with little to no additional (fertilizer) inputs. Compost is added once a year at fall over seed as a seed covering.
     
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  2. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Different locations need different treatments. Not trying to argue.
     
  3. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well, if I see fences and pallets in the compost / mulch yard I get concerned.

    Some yards will send out unfinished product as well. It is still steaming hot.

    I go to trusted yards, and stay away from municiple units too.
     
  4. greendoctor

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    There is no overseed for hybrid bermuda or hybrid zoysia or st augustine. I have used compost on the rare lawn growing on pure sand that has never had clay added to it. It is not a bad thing when used in the right circumstances.
     
  5. greendoctor

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    I also get free weeds and of course, lots of still raw wood be it from pallets or trees.
     
  6. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    I believe he meant winter grass over seed. Not re-establishment. You don't over seed with winter grass like we do.
     
  7. greendoctor

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    He is talking about Turf Type Tall Fescue growing in a dry climate where he has total control over irrigation and probably even the soil it was planted on. Not an overseed with rye.
     
  8. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    You pay more for fine screened mulch designed for top dressing
     
  9. greendoctor

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    Sure do. Even then, bicarbonates, salt and a high pH is free.
     
  10. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    Err, must be a so cal thing. Rye rules around here.
     

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