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Saturday, May 8, 2010


These are my 2 main lawn scourges, Creeping Charlie and Powdery Mildew.
 It's been my nemesis for many years now. Lots of Borax solution did almost nothing. Charlie was the dominant green in my back yard last year when I finally gave up on "organic" means of it's control and used Scots Turf builder +2 which did the job. Some small amount has grown back from the years of seed it deposited. I'll try pulling it up wherever I see it unless it gets out of hand. Then It'll be back to the Scots. 
Powdery Mildew
This occurs only in the front lawn where there's lots more shade and the soil has had tons of tree debris mowed down into it.
I've read about milk as a treatment and baking soda as a preventative. Both are used in water sprayed on. The milk in a 1 to 10 mix and the baking soda, 1 tbsp to a gallon. I plan to try a combination of both. Wish me luck.


Willyvon1 said...

The milk and baking soda solution seems to have done the job on the powdery mildew. There's still a little but that's where I didn't apply as much as elsewhere. We had a ton of rain within 24 hours of the application and I used skim milk. I wonder if there'd be any of the fungus left if I used whole milk and or had no rain so soon after?

Willyvon1 said...

The 1-10 milk solution(I used skim milk) with 1 tbsp of baking soda per gallon in 2 separate applications worked in some areas but not in others, the parkway is the least corrected. That's where the trees are. I'm going to look for a potassium bicarbonate product. "Remedy" is supposed to be one. I found a few more links (one seems to be a canibus growers forum!).Here they are per my preference.