Month: October 2014

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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