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Im a Florida Cracker (or Native) and have been taking care of my lawn without the use of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, chemicals or synthetic fertilizer since 2005. I cut out the existing lawn which was a mix of bahia, bermuda, All kinds of weeds and some St. Augustine. We then brought in 6 yards of compost/topsoil mix and spread it about 2" thick over 2000sqft. I broadcasted 100lbs of alfalfa pellets and about 70lbs used coffee grounds. I watered the amendments in for 7 days, 1 hour each evening. Then installed 4 pallets of St. Augustine Floratam, which took about 4 hours with 3 people. A week after the sod was laid I broadcasted 20lbs per 1000sqft of and Organic Fertilizer (Bradfield) which is alfalfa based.
My lawn has been maintained 100% organic every since. I mulch mow at 4.25", Calibrated my sprinklers to apply between 3/4 to 1" of water about every 5-7 days in the middle of summer. I spray Liquid Seaweed monthly and Feed microbes with Alfalfa, Soybean Meal and Corn Meal during the growing season
Ripping out the old stuff.
And Here it is Today?
4.25" Mowing Height.
I live in: United States
My zone is: Clearwater, FL.
My favorite forum 1 is Organic Lawn Care.
My favorite forum 2 is Lawn Care.
First registered on April 19,2007.