Looks like some overkill from this company....

rutgers1(6NJ)April 6, 2008

This is the plan from an organic nursery in New York state. As a guy who wants to do something to the lawn every week, I am intrigued. But even I would say that this seems like major overkill. I would love to learn some more about some of the products mentioned there, though:

their annual plan

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Yeah, overkill for anything but maybe the first year of organics. That having been said, you're right. Some of those products are interesting indeed....

    Bookmark   April 7, 2008 at 7:13AM
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Unless you want to pay double for all of those products by having it shipped to you, no one would be able to find that variety of products in their area. Maybe in 10 years when the rest of the world has caught on, but not today.

The nursery I've found that has a staff person (the owner, I think) with a knowledge of organic gardening and the products you can purchase has told me the same thing about calcium rich soil being good for grass and bad for weeds. Good thing I just bought some "Nature Safe" which is a blend of all kinds of feather meal, bone meal, blood meal, potash and maybe some other stuff, and it is rich in calcium (i guess from the bone meal).

    Bookmark   April 7, 2008 at 9:55AM
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whip1 Zone 5 NE Ohio

I have a local company that sells a lot of that stuff. I use the RE-VITA ORGANIC LAWN FERTILIZER in the spring. It's got all of the good stuff. The rest of the year, I use various grains.

Here is a link that might be useful: OHIO EARTH FOOD, INC.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2008 at 2:03PM
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Kathy Bochonko

So funny they use plant tone and not "lawn tone" since espoma makes a lawn specific formula. Also Farfard is interesting. They are using a bagged compost? I think this is a chicken manure compost isn't it? I actually like the convenience of bagged compost, but never thought of using it on my lawn.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2008 at 10:46PM
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The place is only like 45 minutes from me. I am going to head up there to see what they have sometime in the not so distant future.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2008 at 10:58PM
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