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Mar 29, 2017 2:48 PM CST
|I'm asking for comments on using Coco fines (Cocos nucifera) instead of peat moss on top of newly seeded lawns to hide the seed from the birds, keep the seed moist, and to indicate the areas that require watering (colour change). Coco fines have almost a neutral ph which is required for the grass to absorb fertilizer versus peat moss which is very acidic which takes away the ability for the grass to use or even absorb the fertilizers present.
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Mar 29, 2017 3:05 PM CST
|The coco product is a renewable resource, and it re-wets much more easily that peat. That being said, You should do some investigation to make sure the product has been adaquitly rinsed. Since coconuts are often picked up on the beach, they can be soaked with salt water. Some producers are better at the rinsing that others.|
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Mar 29, 2017 4:40 PM CST
|How about good ol steer manure ?
No fertilizer needed !
Or ! is coco and fetilizer cheeper ?
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
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