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Old 04-22-2018, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Has True Value already had their annual spring sale?

Looks like some recent changes with Milorgranite:

https://www.milorganite.com/blog/mil...-names-changes
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Old 04-23-2018, 09:59 AM
 
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I've been using it for a few years and I'm impressed. When we moved into the house, the lawn had bare spots and lots of weeds. The only thing I did was use Milorganite on schedule and hand pull weeds. After the first year, there was fewer weeds and more coverage on bare spots and that continued. Now 3 years later, no bare spots, super green and healthy. Even though we have no leaves on the trees and my middle and late season daffodils and tulips haven't started to bloom, the grass greened up first and it's full. I will use it in my next home.
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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I'm using it for the first time this season, so we'll see how it goes. I put it down a day before we got 3" of heavy, wet snow and .5" of rain, so I am hopeful to see a marked difference this week.
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Old 04-26-2018, 04:08 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Agree, love this stuff!

Still waiting for it to be on sale at True Value.

Great on lawns, shrubs, and general plants.

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I've been using it for a few years and I'm impressed. When we moved into the house, the lawn had bare spots and lots of weeds. The only thing I did was use Milorganite on schedule and hand pull weeds. After the first year, there was fewer weeds and more coverage on bare spots and that continued. Now 3 years later, no bare spots, super green and healthy. Even though we have no leaves on the trees and my middle and late season daffodils and tulips haven't started to bloom, the grass greened up first and it's full. I will use it in my next home.
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Old 04-26-2018, 01:01 PM
 
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I've already thrown Milorganite down this year. I did it early enough that I'm on the verge of being ready for the first cut, and the grass is a nice dark shade of green. I have neighbors lawns still coming out of dormancy and mine is taking off pretty good. I love this stuff.
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Old 04-26-2018, 01:36 PM
 
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reston - I'm somewhat surprised that I haven't commented on this thread, as I use Milorganite every year on my lawn (and have for years). I usually apply the processed poo of the good people of Milwaukee to 'freshen' up my lawn before the 4th of July. There's no worry about it burning and the yard looks great - it does smell a bit but I apply it about a week prior to the holiday.

I like that Milwaukee found a good use for the sludge, however I was surprised to read that the sales don't cover the costs. I had hoped that Milwaukee made enough off the sales to lower their utilities cost and would like to hear from anyone who has details of the business side of the product.
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Old 04-28-2018, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Our final snow just melted last weekend. Today I did a first mowing, then put down 9 bags of Milorganite. I have a 1/2 acre lot. It probably won't rain again until Wednesday, but I'm ready for it!

I can't wait to see what this does. Still trying to recover this yard after the previous owner did all they could to kill it dead. I removed 27 - 4x9x3ft deep trailer loads of oak leaves right after we moved in two years ago... It was a real mess... I've been working on it since then as finances allow, and it's going ok so far.
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Old 05-02-2018, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Keep us posted on how it goes and what you think of it.

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I'm using it for the first time this season, so we'll see how it goes. I put it down a day before we got 3" of heavy, wet snow and .5" of rain, so I am hopeful to see a marked difference this week.
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Old 05-05-2018, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Milorganite contest.

https://youtu.be/dNxr2p4tAnI

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Old 05-06-2018, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Our final snow just melted last weekend. Today I did a first mowing, then put down 9 bags of Milorganite. I have a 1/2 acre lot. It probably won't rain again until Wednesday, but I'm ready for it!

I can't wait to see what this does. Still trying to recover this yard after the previous owner did all they could to kill it dead. I removed 27 - 4x9x3ft deep trailer loads of oak leaves right after we moved in two years ago... It was a real mess... I've been working on it since then as finances allow, and it's going ok so far.
I just put down 6 more bags of Milorganite over the sides and back yard where the grass is still having a having time coming back from all the oak-leaf KILL the previous owner left and never picked up for YEARS. I didn't re-add any Milorganite for the very front yard that was hydro-seeded early last September, as that already looks like a golf course after the first 2 bags of Milorganite it got last weekend, and the second mowing yesterday. It's lightly sprinkling rain right now, so hopefully it'll rain just a little more and water it in some.
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