Monday, August 1, 2011

Soy and Milorganite

Is that soyorganite? Perhaps!

I tend to like applying a heavy mass of organics to the lawn in August to feed it in September when the grass really wants a nice dinner. I'll do it again in September for October.

I just applied 16.7 pounds per thousand of soybean meal, plus 17.1 pounds per thousand of Milorganite. The grand total protein is about 14 pounds per thousand square feet, or about 2 pounds of nitrogen (eventually) per thousand. Other elements are low except iron, which is almost 0.7 pounds per thousand.

Don't try this with synthetics or you'll burn the lawn badly. For organics, it's fine, and provides a nice base for fall.