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04-24-2014 12:55 PM
AngelaA6
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Originally Posted by jocoyn View Post
Peat Moss is not the same as Moss. It is decayed vegetation on its way to becoming coal but not quite there yet. In alakaline soils it can reduce the pH and it is good at water retention.

The way to fight moss is to take care of wetness and shade.
Haha living in washington with all the trees we have makes that impossible :/. We were just going to rip up everything, fertilize the soil and reseed it.

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04-24-2014 11:41 AM
Heidigsd I have used this liquid fertilizer in the past: Liquid Fertilizer |

I have to admit that I don't have the lawn I would like. But I don't have a green thumb so that may be the problem
04-24-2014 09:29 AM
kbella999 I decided this year to not do any pesticide weed killers in my back yard. I've been using vinegar in a garden sprayer to kill weeds. I also put down the natural corn gluten to help fertilize and prevent weeds from growing. I think all I did was feed birds because I have a huge yard full of weeds and the birds are always in my yard now. I'm not sure what to do at this point because my yard is way to big to try and tackle it with a garden sprayer with vinegar.
04-24-2014 09:20 AM
jocoyn
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Might be a silly question but why would you put peat moss down? My husband has spent the past two years trying to kill it in our front yard. It's like three inches thick....
Peat Moss is not the same as Moss. It is decayed vegetation on its way to becoming coal but not quite there yet. In alakaline soils it can reduce the pH and it is good at water retention.

The way to fight moss is to take care of wetness and shade.
04-24-2014 09:16 AM
GatorBytes
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I wish I could use a grub killer, a couple of mind are always digging for them I cut the grass way to short at the end of last season and I have several areas that are a problem and I don't know what I'll be doing. Seed with straw in top holds well but I still have a lot of traffic.
Nematodes are supposed to kill grubs...also flea and tick larva.

As for weed killer, when I was searching "Wondercide" cedar oil for flea treatment for Gator (which I used on him and throughout home and worked!), One of the warnings for inside and use on pets was that it will kill plants. They have a product for outside/lawn use that works over a week time and is corn base, that won't harm plants.

Under the reviews someone claimed that they use the Indoor/pet formula as spot treatment on thistles in their yard and it worked!

So in essence using a natural pesticide as prevention for fleas/ticks/mosquito's does double duty as a safe weed killer!
04-23-2014 11:55 PM
llombardo I wish I could use a grub killer, a couple of mind are always digging for them I cut the grass way to short at the end of last season and I have several areas that are a problem and I don't know what I'll be doing. Seed with straw in top holds well but I still have a lot of traffic.
04-23-2014 11:22 PM
Courtney My husband prefers to put moss down when putting down grass seed. It does help to keep the seed down. When we have used straw before...we ended up with it growing ugly in the yard
04-23-2014 11:18 PM
AngelaA6
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Originally Posted by SunCzarina View Post
This year, lime, fertilizer, seed and a covering of peat moss to hold it all down. It's coming up nice, needs a little patch work but nice. Maybe some of it will survive the winter...
Might be a silly question but why would you put peat moss down? My husband has spent the past two years trying to kill it in our front yard. It's like three inches thick....
04-23-2014 10:33 PM
SunCzarina Sounds like the stuff I used 2 years ago. Morgan went OCD to break into the back lawn so she could eat it.
04-23-2014 08:57 PM
SuperG Appreciate the replies...thank you.

Over the years ..as far as fertilizer goes..I have used Ringers Lawn Restore which works very well and claims to be safe for pets. Ringer Lawn Restores is made of pellets pressed from hydrolyzed meal; these pellets contain poultry feathers, nitrate of sodium, potassium sulfate, bones and soybeans.

I wonder if I am just fooling myself into believing it is not harmful ????


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