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Rocksprings 08-20-2012 04:33 PM

Medina Soil Activator/Fertilizer
 
Made in South Texas, Has anyone used this on their lawn ? Is it any good ?

user1007 08-20-2012 05:14 PM

You should really get a comprehensive soil test before spending lots on soil activators, amendments, fertilizers or any chemicals. Soil tests are not expensive and can save you lots of money in the long run. Some states used to do them for homeowners for free but I doubt many do anymore with budgets what they are. Your State or University ag extension folks should have a list of good soil labs though.

Once you know what you have you can determine what enzymes and things to add. A good soil lab will provide specific recommendations so you know what to shop for and buy.

What is your goal in thinking about applying the Medina product?

Rocksprings 08-20-2012 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by sdsester (Post 992910)
You should really get a comprehensive soil test before spending lots on soil activators, amendments, fertilizers or any chemicals. Soil tests are not expensive and can save you lots of money in the long run. Some states used to do them for homeowners for free but I doubt many do anymore with budgets what they are. Your State or University ag extension folks should have a list of good soil labs though.

Once you know what you have you can determine what enzymes and things to add. A good soil lab will provide specific recommendations so you know what to shop for and buy.

What is your goal in thinking about applying the Medina product?

Trying to get the light yellow out of my St Augustine grass, Nitrogen and Iron is not helping. The lawn is healthy, I just want it dark green instead of so so green.

user1007 08-20-2012 05:46 PM

Is it yellowish all over or just in places. You don't have a fungus going on do you? You are not overwatering and leaching nutrients past the roots to fast right?

Has thatch built up? It can keep nutrients from ever getting to the soil.

You can at least test the soil for Ph with a $20 home kit.

Sounds like something is keeping the soil from metabolizing the iron or nitrogen. Changing the form of each might help but again, you will not know for sure without a soil test.

I doubt adding the Medina enzymes would hurt but you will be wasting your money if your soil cannot react to the bacteria or enzymes in it too.


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