What should I use along with coffee grinds

gatornation81June 6, 2010

I like the use of coffee grinds since they are free and easy to get. Should I be mixing it up a bit and using Soy Bean/Corn/Alfalfa? I was thinking it would be good to put one of those down a couple times a year.

I'm also showing very small signs of grey leaf spot, but it seems like most lawns are as it's rained a lot recently. Based on old posts I'm going to try and find some green sand for that. I also think I probably should not have cut when it was wet last week.

Thanks for any advice.

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bpgreen(5UT)

You can add other things if you want. It takes a lot of coffee grounds to provide enough nitrogen for a lawn, but if you get enough and/or have a small lawn, you can fertilize with coffee grounds alone. I did for years.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2010 at 11:39PM
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gatornation81

Thanks. I'm lacking that deep green I had when I first laid my lawn. Is there any harm with putting down Iron now.

I found the table below which seems to show it shouldn't be an issue in June.

Table 3 is what I'm talking about in North Florida.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/lh010

    Bookmark   June 16, 2010 at 9:11PM
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bpgreen(5UT)

If it's a foliar spray, iron can cause burning if daily highs are above 80F, but if it's granular, I think it can be used any time.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2010 at 11:03PM
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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

What to use will depend on what your soil needs. Getting the soil into a good healthy condition that will grow a strong and healhty stand of grass should be your number one priority.
What is your soils pH?
How much organic matter is in that soil?
How well does that soil drain?
How well does that soil retain moisture?
What kind of life is in that soil?
Are the major nutrients in balance?

    Bookmark   June 18, 2010 at 8:24AM
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rcnaylor(z7 Tex)

For iron in an organic approach, I prefer greensand. Plus, imho, you probably get some beneficial micronutrients with it you don't get with straight iron.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 3:12PM
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