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Offline Doug

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Green Lawn
« on: January 15, 2012, 16:40:52 PM »
had large yellow areas in my lawn that  no amount of fertilizer especially nitrogen would fix untill I read about ( in a Farmers Weekly article about pastures) and applied Amonium Sulphate. WOW!! How green is my lawn. It needed the sulphur which in the past was allways present in most fertilizers  but is not anymore. It leaches easily.
Proves the saying that ones fertilizer program is only as good as the weakest (shortest supplied) element.

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Re: Green Lawn
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2012, 19:40:36 PM »
Doug
Interesting observation.
Which farmers weekly did you get the information from.
I mis some of the articles and don't alwyes think that you can apply farming methods to a small garden.

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Re: Green Lawn
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012, 07:58:52 AM »
Doug, Last time we went to visit her, my Mother in Law's lawn also had these yellow patches, and she blamed me!! (unfortunately she was right LOL)


Thanks for sharing an interesting observation.

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Re: Green Lawn
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2012, 08:46:35 AM »
I still have a few bare patches in the lawn - I made a mix of 2:3:2 and Superphosphate and sprinkled it on during the rain.  Looking a bit better, but I also believe in Amonium Sulphate, it defintely gives that boost and gets all those chlorophyl cells working.  The lawn goes a deep blue/green - beautiful!!
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Re: Green Lawn
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2012, 16:20:12 PM »
23 & 30 Dec 2011. Page 32: Biological farming.

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Re: Green Lawn
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2012, 16:53:39 PM »
It might be a interesting subject to see what farming methods can be adapted for the home garden.
The criteria being cost effective.

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Re: Green Lawn
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2012, 20:20:28 PM »
All farming practices can be used in the home garden especially the veg growing practices. I am an ex deciduous fruit farmer and apply  the farming techniques all the time.