What about synthetic ferts hurt organics?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Newby08, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. Newby08

    Newby08 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    ok, would a app of organic fert do the same as a tea, or am i having to replace the microorganisms becuase i killed a bunch off? what if i put an app of organic fert down with the syn pre-m? would that maybe cancel each other out?
  2. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,115

    If you change the photo that you have for your avatar, I'll answer your question

    that photo, that has been around for about 10 years, just shuts me down for some reason
  3. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,121

    Amen! I just can't take you seriously looking at that face. :)

    In answer to your question. Use the pre-em to start programs with, follow up with organic matter & and/or tea, power seed, apply vermicompost. All will help develop a healthy lawn.
  4. Newby08

    Newby08 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    I've been waitiing for someone to ask me to change that. I'll do that right away.
  5. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,911

    what about watering less to let the top 1" of soil dry-out completely. since the water restrictions weed and feed has become useless and any npk fert just Burns the lawn.
    the weed population is all adult weeds that can be dispatched with tools fire or hand.seeds growing in 1 watering per week is going to be real hard even in the best soils.

    next what PH changes could be made? some weeds will not favor a change in PH.

    how about some natural PGRS Spanish moss, rosemary, most seed meals including CMG will PRUNE roots as bill said.

    how about going to an organic program next door?
    then you can control the weeds and have a new cust.

    how about the local ag schools? any cheap weed pullers need a job?

    how does a PRE M and grass seed work together?
    I Would just look harder at the under lying needs and the soil condition

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