please help me analyse this
I have applied CGM, CM and SBM this year. My lawn is KBG and tall fescue mixture as mentioned by the builder. What I'm going to mention here is based from my experience. My post is really about the growth rate.
Early April, I applied CGM. The results were amazing. All dead blades were replaced by dark green blades. The growth rate was normal too. I mow once every 2 weeks and my mower was still fine. The growth wasn't really fast. I applied CM late April and same thing as previously mentioned.
Then June 16, I applied SBM. On the 3rd to 4th week, I noticed the change in blade's texture. It wasn't as shiny as before. The growth rate was insane too. It was so friggin fast! It would grow like 2.5"-3" per week. I wasn't able to cope with mowing due to office work that even weekends, we had so many prod implementations/change controls. The growth rate slowed down just last week. The blades were able to regain the shiny texture too.
So, I'm not really familiar with KBG's or Fescue's growth during those months. I don't know if it was because of SBM that it boosted the growth rate. I remember someone asked me this , "Are you really prepared to mow every week"? I couldn't remember who asked that question so I'm thinking that it's really SBM.
Anyways, looks like I won't apply SBM anymore next year. I will keep CGM and CM because I'm very happy with the results. What about alfalfa, what is their effect? What about Milorgranite, what is their effect?