Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What I Learned - Day 6

Among the things I learned Monday:

If you are serious about lawn turf (which I'm not), there is enough to learn to sustain a three-hour class.

Most people haven't a clue how may square feet are in their yard and how to calculate how much fertilizer to use - and so they use two to three times more than they need. Any nitrogen not taken up by the grass becomes runoff that, in a city, gets flushed into the storm drain. In the country, it washes into the water table.

Master Gardener Eddie Wharton is the king of compost. Have a composting question? Ask me. I'll ask Eddie!
Credit: This graphic is from organicgardeninginfo.com

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