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tea before sod?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by GreenthumbGA, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. GreenthumbGA

    GreenthumbGA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 191

    Havn't heard it talked about, anyone do it?
     
  2. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,720

    Naw...I usually have tea before crumpets !!!!


    :laugh:
     
  3. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,115

    Marco's you put crumpets under your sod

    If you use a mycorrhizal product with the tea it will greatly effect the long term health of the sod

    here are ours plus some trich species which are great for combating fungal disease. I always love this when I talk about it, kill fungal disease with fungi

    It seems that the Trichoderma species does not care for pathogenic fungi and exude an enzyme that wipes the bad guys out

    ITS A WAR DOWN THERE IN THE SOIL

    Endo Myco's
    Glomus aggregatum
    G.clarum
    G.deserticola
    G.intraradices
    G.monosporus
    G.mosseae
    Gigaspora margarita
    Paraglomus brasilianum
    G.fasciculatum
    G.dussii

    Fungi
    Trichoderma harzianum
    T.viride
    Giocladium virens
    T.koningii
    T.polysporum

    Fungi, Ecto Mycorrhizae
    Pisolithus tinctorius
    Rhizopogon
     
  4. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,720

    Geesh! No sense of humor, huh, Bill ?!?
    :rolleyes:
     
  5. tadhussey

    tadhussey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    Definitely agree that compost tea in combination with mycorrhizae would be an excellent pre-sod application!
     
  6. GreenthumbGA

    GreenthumbGA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 191

    I was acually just drinking some tea before a job and wondered if anyone else has this ritual.....
     
  7. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,115

    You know I was smiling when I typed that
    :):):):):):)

    Greenthumb: NO
     
  8. GreenthumbGA

    GreenthumbGA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 191

    can picture it, gazing over a freshly box bladed patch of land, workers all around you, pallets evenly spaced as far as the eye can see, and me, holding a saucer and sipping out a fine china cup.

    I know it was a common sense question, just wish I had that ICT in before we laid all this sod tomorrow
     
  9. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,115

    We'll over night it, no problem
     
  10. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,911

    love it, tea before sod:laugh:

    on a serious note;we have done the tea before sod thing and swear by it,50% less water to get it going and the roots are thicker and fuller. the real deal is when there a lot of clippings in the summer down in the sod, it rots with out the tea and the sod does not like that, its like damping off, or wet foot.and did i say how little water we used?

    and no starter NPK BS like the other tribes do, that realy gets to them!!!
     

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