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Old 06-14-2010, 07:53 AM
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I guess it depends on the turf dressing, especially it's depth. Did you put corn gluten in the mix or does it come from the factory that way? I have always prepared the soil before seeding, just like you do.

Seed has been taking an extra long time to germinate around here. Either that or folks are just getting more impatient. They want to plant the seed, go have a cup of coffee and come out and see it sprout. :shrug:

What's the depth of the dressing?
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I guess it depends on the turf dressing, especially it's depth. Did you put corn gluten in the mix or does it come from the factory that way? I have always prepared the soil before seeding, just like you do.

Seed has been taking an extra long time to germinate around here. Either that or folks are just getting more impatient. They want to plant the seed, go have a cup of coffee and come out and see it sprout. :shrug:

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3/4 to 1" tops, it's taking three weeks to germanate as our nights just are not warm enough yet.
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3/4 to 1" tops, it's taking three weeks to germanate as our nights just are not warm enough yet.
Is it Kentucky Bluegrass? If so three weeks is about right.
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Is it Kentucky Bluegrass? If so three weeks is about right.
It is two kinds of Kentucky however it has Red Fescue and Rye grass as well to get the green up going faster, I buy from Halifax Seed as they make this themselves and have been in business over 50 years.

But as you noted people want results yesterday, if so then sod for frig sake.

Then again some lawn just need a kick in the butt and turf dressing does it but like a lot of things you have to be patient.
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Well, just make sure it comes in perfectly and then tell them "I told you it would work".
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Back to the Nature's Lawn questions. Do you guys have any issues with streaking? Is overlapping a bit more than necessary an issue? Will missing a small strip cause light lines in the yard? What nozzles are you using in your spray rigs?

Also, do you have any issues with over-applying iron or streaking with iron?
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Back to the Nature's Lawn questions. Do you guys have any issues with streaking? Is overlapping a bit more than necessary an issue? Will missing a small strip cause light lines in the yard? What nozzles are you using in your spray rigs?

Also, do you have any issues with over-applying iron or streaking with iron?
I have found that the liquid products (Nature’s Magic, Fertilizers, Aerify, dethatcher, etc) delivers better and more consistent coverage. The plant feeding products works via Foliar (absorbed thru the leaves) and also thru the roots. Granular products must be dissolved thru irrigation or rain and are often washed to low spots giving inconsistent coverage. I have had no problems with streaking with any of the products.
 
For large areas, I use a tow behind sprayer that has an 80” coverage. For smaller areas and garden and flower beds I use a hose end sprayer.
 
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I get them sepeately also for the same reason as Andy plus I mix it with fertilizer, lwn sulfur, lawn iron, etc. You can mix and match all of Nature's Lawn products and do double, tripple duty plus. I.E. fertilize, dethatch, aerify, weed cintrol, insect control alll at the same time.

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p.s. You can even apply them on rain days.

When you spray are you mixing it with a water sprayer on the end of the hose. or are you appying it direct through a spayer. I know the arrify plus comes with a water sprayer attachment just asking.
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When you spray are you mixing it with a water sprayer on the end of the hose. or are you appying it direct through a spayer. I know the arrify plus comes with a water sprayer attachment just asking.
I have 2 tow behind sprayers , (a 25 Gallon and a 40 gallon). These I use whenever possible.

I also use a back pack sprayer for flower gardens (for more control as the solutions tend to stain the flowers - especially white flowers). The back pack sprayer will wear you out but sometimes it is worth it for esthetic value.

I use a hose end sprayer for areas I can’t get the tow behind units in (fenced areas, etc.).

I like the Ortho hose end sprayer because it has a wide mouth for adding the solutions with less spillage and it has many various settings for application. You can get them at just about any hardware store less than $15.00. (attachment 3)

Because most of the Nature’s Lawn products have molasses (as a food source for the various biolife, the filters tend to clog rapidly. I keep Club Soda and Ziplock Baggies on all my vehicles for this purpose. Put the filter (screens) in a baggie with some Club Soda and shake it for a few seconds. The Club Soda quickly cleans the screens. (It works well on all three spray methods - tow behind, back pack and hose end).

Here is what one application of Nature’s Magic will do for rooting after only one week. A picture is worth a thousand words and are great for closing sales and getting annual contracts. (Attachment 2)

Here is the root development after one season with the application of Natures Magic and Aerify every 4 weeks. Water needed for irrigation is reduced 50-75%, erosion is pretty much eliminated and most weeds are pushed out. (attachment 1)

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I think I'm going to have to add some anti-foaming agent. When spraying the Aerify it looks like the Lawrence Welk show! HAHAH!! Bubbles everywhere!!!

Do you use anything for anti-foaming?
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