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Old 07-15-2019, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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If you are irrigating all summer long, you can keep applying it. Many people do.

If you are letting the lawn go dormant in the hot months and do not get much rain, it will just take longer to break down but will eventually get to the roots when rains hit unless the soil gets super hard and the next rains
Hit hard enough to wash away.

But there is no issue with putting it down on the hit months. Better to water in, otherwise will slowly break down and eventually get to the roots.
I've just had to start watering so it's definitely doable to water it in.

I'm also about to try Lawnstar Liquid Soil Aerator. Even though I aerate every fall it has a lot of clay and some spots actually have started cracking so I need to do something on a more frequent basis.
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Old 07-18-2019, 05:36 PM
 
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I am interested in trying the following and curious if anyone has already used them.

Seems like they may be an alternative for those who cannot find Milorganite.

Any feedback you can provided would be greatly appreciated.

PROCARE 36-lb 2500-sq ft 4-3-0 Natural Lawn Fertilizer

Jobe's Organics 15-lb 5000-sq ft 7-0-3 Lawn Fertilizer

Purely Organic Lawn Food 5,000 sq ft 10-0-2




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Haven't been able to find some, so my lawn hasn't really been fertilized in a while. I really don't want to use anything else other than an organic, and don't have any other options local to me.


We've been getting a ton of rain, and I still need to mow twice a week or I otherwise have to bag the clippings or it leaves hay in the lawn.

Honestly, i'm amazed at how thick and fast it grows even without any sort of fertilizer.
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Old 07-23-2019, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Seems HD has begun carrying this in lieu of Milorganite. I'm thinking of trying it. About $12.xx a bag to cover 5k SF.

I have a couple more spots ot try for milorganite otherwise i'll grab a few bags
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Old 07-23-2019, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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BTW....same as last year. It's popular, but they can't up their production

https://www.milorganite.com/blog/mil...-shortage-2019
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Old 07-23-2019, 07:54 PM
 
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Yes it is definitely on my to try list.

How about the other two?

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Seems HD has begun carrying this in lieu of Milorganite. I'm thinking of trying it. About $12.xx a bag to cover 5k SF.

I have a couple more spots ot try for milorganite otherwise i'll grab a few bags
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Old 07-24-2019, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Haven't found them locally yet. I'm trying a different Lowes this afternoon to see what they have. I have a feeling i'll be giving one of them a shot this fall.

At this point, with summer dormancy ongoing, I am stocking up on seed and fert for the fall growing season....although I really don't have much to do.
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Old 07-26-2019, 02:51 PM
 
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Any luck?

Then I am gonna make a trip to Lowe’s this weekend to try and find https://www.lowes.com/pd/Jobe-s-Orga...lizer/50080910



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Haven't found them locally yet. I'm trying a different Lowes this afternoon to see what they have. I have a feeling i'll be giving one of them a shot this fall.

At this point, with summer dormancy ongoing, I am stocking up on seed and fert for the fall growing season....although I really don't have much to do.
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Old 07-26-2019, 04:07 PM
 
Location: USA
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Anyone ever used this product?
Yep, lawn holds on well , last to brown up in a drought, first to green up when rain returns
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Old 07-26-2019, 04:33 PM
 
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Meant how does it compare to Milorganite or the others.


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Yep, lawn holds on well , last to brown up in a drought, first to green up when rain returns
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Old 07-29-2019, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Any luck?

Then I am gonna make a trip to Lowe’s this weekend to try and find https://www.lowes.com/pd/Jobe-s-Orga...lizer/50080910

Not yet. It's been brutally hot and the lawn is partially dormant (cutting every 1.5 weeks now, down from 2x week) so i'm in no rush
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