Adding organics from a newbie

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by grassmasterswilson, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
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    I don't get what it is you are trying to say.
  2. foreplease

    foreplease LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have a big pile out behind my place, around 20 cubic yards. None of it has up and gone anywhere. :)
  3. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    Let's just say implementing a bridge program is vastly easier vs a strict organic only program.

    I won't even waste my time putting down fertilizer of any kind for a client unless a mowing height minimum of 2.5" is maintained for cool season grass. Same goes for spot spraying.
  4. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    I agree that there is no reason to mow below 2" for any cool-season lawn and 2.5 - 3" is about the best for that full manicured look...
    I don't get why anyone would decide that scalping a lawn for seeding is a good idea either... It is as if they don't believe that the seed will find its way through 3" of grass blades to get to the soil...
    For spot spraying,,, I'm going to start that up again to hit the weeds that survived in June and then get going on overseeding...
    The 10 day forecast shows moderate temps with nite time lows in the 50s so I think it will be simple enough to put down a synthetic fert to get the grass primed for Labor Day weekend...

    My bridge lawns will becoming quite active since the heat of Summer appears to be over... :)
  5. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I could post a childish comment here, but a reason to scalp before slice seeding is the thatch from the slice seeder will be too excessive which will in turn suffocate areas of the turf.
  6. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    So you set the mower deck low enough to scrape thatch off the dirt??? You might have the slice seeder set too deep...
    Thanks for avoiding the childish post,,, but I forget what this thread really is about right now... :)
  7. mikesturf

    mikesturf LawnSite Senior Member
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