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Introduction to Repair of Damaged Turf Areas
« on: April 27, 2011, 11:59:19 AM »
Introduction to Repair of Damaged Turf Areas

Repair of Damaged Turf Areas To improve the soil biology, apply 1 ton/acre of well-aged, high-quality compost and/or 20 to 40 gallons/acre compost tea as a drench spray to damaged turf areas in mid-March (a month before budbreak in woody perennials such as lilac). (1 acre = 43,560 square feet.)

Core aerate damaged areas if needed and topdress with pelletized compost or regular compost. Apply corn gluten to all turf areas at 10 pounds per 1,000 square feet. If a lawn was infested with crabgrass the year before, apply at 20 pounds per1,000 square feet and repeat in the fall. Do not reseed directly on top of a corn gluten application as the seeds will not germinate. Note: Only apply corn gluten at this heavy rate the first season of transitioning from conventional to organic lawn care. If you continue to apply corn gluten at this rate, the excess nitrogen will cause too much top growth and stimulate weed growth.