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Old 04-28-2016, 07:18 AM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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We sprinkle it on the pot surfaces about every 6 weeks. The plants we're feeding are really hungry types, so they get other supplements as well.
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Old 04-28-2016, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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What kind do of plants do you use it on? Like it better than Ironite?


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We sprinkle it on the pot surfaces about every 6 weeks. The plants we're feeding are really hungry types, so they get other supplements as well.
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Old 04-28-2016, 01:49 PM
 
Location: D.C.
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I don't know about Milorgranite, other than what I've read about the metals (folk lore or not).


I use Alfalfa Meal and Soybean Meal on my yard and it really seems to work quite well. Especially the soybean meal for new grass seeds and greening it all up. About the only chemical I use is Caravan G to wipe out the bad bugs and fungus/disease. Movin', I presume you're in the DC MSA? If so, Loudoun Milling on Rte. 7 past Leesburg has lots of this stuff for decent prices. So does Southern States down in Manassassas. I have heard that the DC Park Service uses the alfalfa down on the national mall and other monument/park areas around DC.
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Old 04-28-2016, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
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I wouldn't use it if you paid me. It's known for high concentrations of metals and other contaminants that get flushed into the sewer system.
I call BS! ALL Milwaukee sludge is tested for metals and by federal law can't be high in metals and be distributed off site or sold or they violate their NPDES permitting.
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:25 AM
 
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Been about 3 weeks in my lawn. We had some heavy rain this past week, but went outside to inspect and it's def growing well and nice and green.


My lawn was in rough shape, but I can also see the seed I threw down is sprouting and coming in well too! Downside...the weeds are growing pretty well too.




This lawn was in sad shape due to having 8 large trees overhead. Spots of grass grew in between patches of moss! Trees are gone, the grass is finally seeing sun and actually starting to grow and fill in!
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:47 AM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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Movin, a lot of plants in the family solanaceae and not the edible types.
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Old 05-11-2016, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Agree! Milorganite is amazing!

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I call BS! ALL Milwaukee sludge is tested for metals and by federal law can't be high in metals and be distributed off site or sold or they violate their NPDES permitting.
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Old 05-11-2016, 11:27 PM
 
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Yes, but only on days which end with a "y".

For lawns it is slow release, does not need to be watered in, can be dropped at any temperature without risk of burning, safe for animals and kids ... I drop at bag rate every two or three weeks from mid-May until mid -July, when growth slows. Then pick back up in late August/early September for the fall push until the big pause (when you get no more clippings when mowing), hit it with urea (46-0-0) and water that in so that the roots absorb the N for winter. I know people who apply weekly or double bag rate in the fall to prep it for winter (and are mowing every three days).

Come spring, other lawns are brown and thin, ours is green and thick. Also the only green lawn during high-heat weeks with far less irrigation (once-a-week, about an inch compared to neighbors who run every other day all spring-summer-fall). Downside is need to mow more frequently May into July and in the fall (higher soil temps in July-August slows top growth, but I also let the grass get taller in prep for those weeks).
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Old 05-14-2016, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Excellent advice as we seem to follow the same approach. Majority or nearly all nitrogen I apply in the Fall...spring green up is amazing.

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Yes, but only on days which end with a "y".

For lawns it is slow release, does not need to be watered in, can be dropped at any temperature without risk of burning, safe for animals and kids ... I drop at bag rate every two or three weeks from mid-May until mid -July, when growth slows. Then pick back up in late August/early September for the fall push until the big pause (when you get no more clippings when mowing), hit it with urea (46-0-0) and water that in so that the roots absorb the N for winter. I know people who apply weekly or double bag rate in the fall to prep it for winter (and are mowing every three days).

Come spring, other lawns are brown and thin, ours is green and thick. Also the only green lawn during high-heat weeks with far less irrigation (once-a-week, about an inch compared to neighbors who run every other day all spring-summer-fall). Downside is need to mow more frequently May into July and in the fall (higher soil temps in July-August slows top growth, but I also let the grass get taller in prep for those weeks).
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Old 05-20-2016, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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So for applying it to a lawn this time of the year what setting do most people go with in the mid Alantic area on turf type fescue?
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