Organic Fertiziler Questions
I know organic feeding schedules have been discussed a ton on this forum, but I'm trying to figure out one that works best for my conditions. Though, I have a few things in question right now. I have a North East Ohio lawn, with 100% KBG and full sun.
1. My lawn is low on iron. I want to stay away from milogranite. The only organic source of chelated iron I know of is greensand. If a keep applying greensand after so many times (only when it's tested low), won't that result in changing the conditions of my soil to be too sandy? Is there any other organic source of iron other than using the direct extract? Or does the greensand somehow break down? My parents do have an Indian spring I can go get water from, that is extremely loaded with iron (makes for a good skin irritant and orange mud), which would be kind of time consuming to barrel it up and transport it.
2. I've heard several mentions that corn meal helps with fungal control, especially snow mold? How true is this? Should I add it in to my rotation and when should I apply it to get these benefits? I know it can't hurt, the only disadvantage is finding the stuff.
3. I plan on using Corn Gluten Meal as a pre-emergent. The only advice I have been able to find of when to apply it in my weather is Mar 15th and Sep 15th. Can anyone confirm this?
4. Does my lawn even need Phosphorus? If it does, is Soybean meal enough to meet those needs?
5. How good of an idea is it to use Granite meal as my "winterization" application? To help promote root growth with it's Potassium source?
6. Soybean meal will be my default fertilizer, but when should I know how often or when I should apply it? I have a ton of soil tests easily available, is there an optimal Nitrogen level I should shoot for and how often should I test for it?