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Old 04-25-2016, 04:50 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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It's a way to fertilize in the spring without risking browning.
Fertilize in the fall instead.
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Old 04-25-2016, 04:55 AM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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OP, you will certainly see how lush and deep green it turns the leaves. All that iron really does make for one heck of a lovely plant. I will say, it will make a light white fungus on the surface (of potted plants, not lawn) for a few days, but it does go away. It's also harmless to the plant. We've used it for years with very good results. Of course, never on food source plants, but it I could see where it sure would green up a lawn.
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Old 04-25-2016, 11:19 AM
 
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I decided to use it this spring. Been in the soil about 1.5 weeks and already noticing a nice, greener lawn and it starting to shoot up a bit.




Just a backstory, bought a house that literally could have had a forest for a backyard. 8 large trees gave it nothing but shade, so the grass was patchy and short and rather unhealthy looking. Patches of MOSS actually grew in between the grass tufts. This spring, we took down the 8 trees. Prior to that, I used the Milorganite before a drenching rainstorm to get it in the soil, then the trees came down. Trucks beat up the lawn a bit, but a week later the grass looks like it's actually growing. I assume the milorganite, plus actually getting more than 1 hour of sunlight a day are having an effect. But as I look out over the lawn, I can now see tufts of grass poking up to a height that I may actually be able to use a lawn mower on!


Still a bit more lawn cleanup to do. Need to remove a lot of stump grindings and rake, and then i'll get some seed down to try and fill the patchy grass up. A little late, but still need to try to get grass to fill it in.


This fall, i'll make a serious effort to overseed and get ready for next season.
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Old 04-25-2016, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Great to hear. How do you typically determine the amount per plant or shrub?

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OP, you will certainly see how lush and deep green it turns the leaves. All that iron really does make for one heck of a lovely plant. I will say, it will make a light white fungus on the surface (of potted plants, not lawn) for a few days, but it does go away. It's also harmless to the plant. We've used it for years with very good results. Of course, never on food source plants, but it I could see where it sure would green up a lawn.
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Old 04-25-2016, 05:21 PM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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I place about an 1/8 inch coverage over the original soil on each of the pots.
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Old 04-26-2016, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Gong to us about 2 cups per shrub which are now about 4".


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I place about an 1/8 inch coverage over the original soil on each of the pots.
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Old 04-28-2016, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I use it in ornamental gardening all the time with great results.
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Old 04-28-2016, 06:41 AM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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Movin, we probably add it more often, so end up with about your equation.
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Old 04-28-2016, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Say you applied it this week, how long g before you would apply it again in the summer?


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Movin, we probably add it more often, so end up with about your equation.
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Old 04-28-2016, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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I used to sell this product in HS. Recycled human sewage is what it was then.
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