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Year: 2014

Just as I promised there will be more discussion on turf grass selection this month. However, now is an excellent time to explore the fundamentals of soil structure and function as it pertains to turf grass production. Understanding these things will lead us directly to the satisfaction and bliss that comes from that sea of…
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By George Altgelt At Geo Growers we get so many questions about turf grass it’s hard to know where to begin. The best place to start is to ask what you want to end up with; how easy is it to maintain, and, most importantly, how much water will it require?  Quite often, the most recommended…
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The November Garden

The November Garden The Fall garden is well under way and you will be soon be harvesting the best tasting vegetables you’ve ever grown. Broccoli will put out one large head that should be cut off with a sharp knife. Leave the plant in the ground and continue to fertilize because you will get several…
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Organic Fertilizer

HOW ORGANIC FERTILIZER WORKS Organic Fertilizer versus Chemical Fertilizer To begin with, let us recall some basic facts about plant nutrition. Green plants obtain raw materials for their biosynthetic processes in rather simple forms: carbon dioxide, water, nitrate, phosphate, and ionic forms of potassium, calcium, and other essential elements. Nitrogen, to choose a particularly contentious…
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Lawn Tips

The seven low-cost, no-cost things you can do to conserve water and save money and labor with your lawn. 1. Mow your grass as high as the mower will allow. The taller the grass, the more roots will develop below the soil. The taller the grass, the cooler the soil will be. Cooler soil means…
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Return to the Carbon Cycle

Turf Grass Production and Stewardship 1. Turf grass is generally grown within a monoculture system, and as such, has a delicately balanced ecosystem. 2. All too often, lawns have way too much phosphorus (P) and potassium (K), and not nearly enough nitrogen (N). 3. Carbon-depleted soils cannot effectively hold nitrogen for the length of time…
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