I keep referring back to your article. I am both cheap and lazy.
one question in the fertilization part. I understand when you say use a 1/3 of the reccommended fertilizer every 3 weeks in spring if your soil is nitrogen poor.
Why do you say use just 1/2 of what is recommended in general. Are these guys trying to sell us more than they need or
burn our lawns so as to make us industrious?
BTW blessed with beautiful wormful black topsoil that is deeper than I can dig.
I just applyied 18 pds per 2000 ft2 as per directions on my mostly dwarf fescue sod thar seems to be doing very well. I think its been with us 3 to 4 months ( I recall the Thanksgiving back pain) and has had its 1st med-high mow. After enormous rains followed by lovely warmth eveything decided it was spring here in Santa Cruz about february 1st.
Loves my front lawn that is in sorry shape so far only hanging out in the more protected parts of my new dwarf fescue sod install. Could like shade may justhate being walked on with its delicate stem. HMMMM. Front lawn barbecues, yard sales and parties as potentain solution?
Any specific-to tips on combating this "clover," I now know it not to be. It sure is purdy, but can out-battle the turf it seems. Dont know what PH It likes. I do get some dandy-lion up front as well.
Could cornmeal gluten help? It has emerged, and continues to. Dont think its from seed 'cause I get the pretty yellow flower tops beheaded and will bi weekly.But have plenty of neighbors with leaf blowers. It's loveliness has thrived throughout the wet winter up in that rich loamy soil with a crippled lawn a lawn of unknown grasses. Hopefully infrequent deep watering could help. Shall I fertilize or will it love it more than my grass? I may just sod the front come next year rainy season. Aside from the general lazy lawn care tips any advice? Right or wrong, I went ahead and mowed low 1st mow because the oxalia was actually light depriving what little of a lawn I have up front.
folks say its tasty and medicinal. Any little insect size people want to move into my lawn and eat it, but not the grass?