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Old 08-15-2018, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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Here are a few pics of my yards from Sunday, August 12. I have never had grass look remotely this good even in spring when we tend to get most of our yearly moisture. This is halfway through summer, much of which has been well above average. We've had 45 days above 90F, 35 of which were above 95F. I put down 4 bags of Milorganite out back (~3,600 sq ft) and 2-3 out front (maybe ~1,400 sq ft with easements) in April, then again in mid-July. Other than watering, I've done nothing else special. I am in love with this stuff.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Wow, NickMan, beautiful lawn! I appreciate the pictures.

I've just started using milorganite. My lawn still has a way to go. I've had some sprinkler problems where some areas weren't getting any water and some fungus problems. I think that I've corrected both problems and hope to have what you have next year.

I also appreciate movin2reston starting this thread because I would have never known about milorganite.
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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Thank you, Penny! I never would've known about it, either. Once I saw it, I researched on other sites and saw very similar positive reviews, so I gave it a whirl. I am beyond impressed. I concur with others who say to use at least double the recommended rate and even triple. Not sure I read it here, but somewhere I saw the quote "if you can see your grass, you're not using enough".. something along those lines.

I love that it won't burn your grass, you don't have to water it in and it doesn't leave copper streaks all over the concrete. It's great all around.

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Old 08-16-2018, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Very true! What are you going with this fall?

Looking to aerate mid September.

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Can't find any around my area either (22033). Oh well, September is around so it's time to apply synthetics for the winter anyway.
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Old 08-16-2018, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Glad to be of help!

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I also appreciate movin2reston starting this thread because I would have never known about milorganite.
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:36 PM
 
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Milorganite has lost favor here in Florida. It is not good to use on any edible crops and it ties up nutrients for tropical plants, especially palms. The University of Florida has recommended against it.
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:11 PM
 
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TreeZoo - link, please.
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Some states are prohibiting the use of any phosphorus in any fertilizer. Milorganite contains roughly 2-4% phosphorus. I'm not sure Milorganite can exclude it in their formulation considering what it's made from. Washington state is one that does not allow phosphorus in any fertilizer. Florida could be another. Phosphorus is considered a ground pollutant.
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Old 08-22-2018, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Glad to be of help.

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Thank you, Penny! I never would've known about it, either. Once I saw it, I researched on other sites and saw very similar positive reviews, so I gave it a whirl. I am beyond impressed. I concur with others who say to use at least double the recommended rate and even triple. Not sure I read it here, but somewhere I saw the quote "if you can see your grass, you're not using enough".. something along those lines.

I love that it won't burn your grass, you don't have to water it in and it doesn't leave copper streaks all over the concrete. It's great all around.
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Old 08-23-2018, 10:24 PM
 
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#137, here is one:

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"Queen palms (Syagrus romanzoffiana (Chamisso) Glassman) grown in several types of sewage sludge compost media developed severe Mn deficiency symptoms. Seventy of the symptoms was correlated with DTPA-extractable Mn levels in the media and with leaf Mn content, but not with total media Mn. Compost media tied up over 70% of Mn added to samples within one hour"
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