A experimentation of tall fescue

No Comments TexanOne — posted 06 July In West Texas, we are experimenting and propagating some St Augustine grass varieties that seem to have some pretty extraordinary qualities. The water requirement of these St Augustine grass varieties is quite low for the species. Of course, like any turfgrass, it will go dormant or die out without any rainfall or irrigation for long periods.

A experimentation of tall fescue

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A experimentation of tall fescue

Use warm water, dissolve salt. Stir in lime until dissolved. Apply with sprayer or paint brush. Consistency is about like lumpy pancake batter, but it thickens over time.

The lime is fine so wear a respirator while mixing. I read on one site that it's caustic so I wore gloves. I got it all over me however and had no problem, so the gloves aren't necessary but do see the notes below on different types of lime.

This is a wash, not a paint. It won't go on or dry like paint. Doesn't stain clothing and washes right out. Not waterproof so this recipe is for indoor application only. Dries to a chalky finish which will rub off Needs to be reapplied every year or two Not toxic to animals See notes below on different kinds of lime The salt makes it stick to the surface during application.

Some recipes call for the addition of glue or paste to keep it from rubbing off after it dries. I didn't do that this first time but I might in the future.

A experimentation of tall fescue

The solution thickens as you go, and with experimentation I found it best to keep adding water to keep it the original consistency. It goes on thin and watery looking, but whitens up considerably as it dries.

This requires from one-half to one hour. Hydrated lime is not the same as the lime put on gardens or sprinkled on the barn floor. Hydrated lime calcium hydroxide - also called slaked lime, builders lime, masonry lime, pickling lime food grade. Due to its alkalinity it is no longer recommended for pickle making, but it is used for industrial waste water treatment.

Agricultural lime calcium carbonate - also called barn lime, garden lime, lawn lime. This is the stuff that's used to mark the lines on sports fields. Burnt lime calcium oxide - also known as quicklime. This is the lime that is caustic. It's common use is industrial:Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) yield and trace metals and organics uptake at high soil amendments rates of a Class B municipal biosolids.

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A., C. Borman, C. Burbage, and A. Myers. Tall fescue is a cool-season perennial forage that can provide valuable forage from fall through spring for grazing livestock.

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