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Old 07-16-2018, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Yes, have to agree base on what I experience with this product.


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Milorganite is is the best out there. Deep Greening, thick lawn , leaves busting at the seams. It does get sold out from local stores which only cost 12 bucks and you have to get it online from Amazon from $25+.
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Old 07-17-2018, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Has anyone been using this product for some years and have actually noticed that their soil has become more organic?

Much of our yard is well compacted clay soil and when the lawn becomes rain deprived, the grass quickly turns brown. We do aerate in the spring and fall but that alone does not make a noticeable difference. I have also topdressed with Black Kow organic manure but guess I would need tons of it to really affect the quality of the soil.
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Old 07-22-2018, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Been using it for a couple years now and the results speak for themselves.

Top dressing along with Milorganite makes for amazing results.


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Has anyone been using this product for some years and have actually noticed that their soil has become more organic?

Much of our yard is well compacted clay soil and when the lawn becomes rain deprived, the grass quickly turns brown. We do aerate in the spring and fall but that alone does not make a noticeable difference. I have also topdressed with Black Kow organic manure but guess I would need tons of it to really affect the quality of the soil.
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Old 07-22-2018, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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Has anyone been using this product for some years and have actually noticed that their soil has become more organic?

Much of our yard is well compacted clay soil and when the lawn becomes rain deprived, the grass quickly turns brown. We do aerate in the spring and fall but that alone does not make a noticeable difference. I have also topdressed with Black Kow organic manure but guess I would need tons of it to really affect the quality of the soil.
I'm not sure what you mean by making the soil more organic. I'm guessing you want the soil to have more organic material. Putting anything on the surface of the grass is going to have a negligible effect on the soil itself. I thin you would actually have to till the soil with organic material to accomplish what you're describing.

I think all of the things you're doing will assist in making the soil more organic. Aerating is probably the best thing you can do. I would also recommend not bagging your grass clippings or raking your leaves. I try to chop up leaves as late as possible in the year, so that they are off the grass and maximum organic material is going back in the lawn.

I have recently put bags of Black Kow manure on my backyard with some grass seed to attempt to repair some areas that appear to be damage by grubs. The manure seems get crusty even though I water it every day.
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Old 07-22-2018, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I do use Black Kow to topdress areas of the lawn as well as to fertilize shrubs and trees. The price of Black Kow has really increased over the past few years. Iím guess the product has gotten very popular due to its benefit and being carried by many of the major big box stores.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Aerating is one of the best things you can do for your lawn.


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I'm not sure what you mean by making the soil more organic. I'm guessing you want the soil to have more organic material. Putting anything on the surface of the grass is going to have a negligible effect on the soil itself. I thin you would actually have to till the soil with organic material to accomplish what you're describing.

I think all of the things you're doing will assist in making the soil more organic. Aerating is probably the best thing you can do. I would also recommend not bagging your grass clippings or raking your leaves. I try to chop up leaves as late as possible in the year, so that they are off the grass and maximum organic material is going back in the lawn.

I have recently put bags of Black Kow manure on my backyard with some grass seed to attempt to repair some areas that appear to be damage by grubs. The manure seems get crusty even though I water it every day.
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Old 07-24-2018, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Been using it for a couple years now and the results speak for themselves.

Top dressing along with Milorganite makes for amazing results.
What time of the year is best for top dressing, and what do you use for top dressing?

I finally found some milorganite and ended up applying it around July14th. I figured applying a little late was better than none at all.

Thank you for all your help!
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Old 07-24-2018, 11:50 AM
 
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I've always used leaf mold. It's free, and it makes the best soil anyone could want for gardening.

I don't do lawn, so I wouldn't know about that.
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Old 07-24-2018, 02:57 PM
 
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I don't want to go back to weed and feed after staying away from it for 2 years but my weeds in July and August get out of control. Usually, I spray or pull by hand but doing that every week after mowing is too much. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-24-2018, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Never heard of that specific one, but top dressing is excellent.

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I do use Black Kow to topdress areas of the lawn as well as to fertilize shrubs and trees. The price of Black Kow has really increased over the past few years. Iím guess the product has gotten very popular due to its benefit and being carried by many of the major big box stores.
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