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Using Baby Shampoo

Posted by bttriple none (My Page) on
Fri, May 9, 14 at 13:27


I been reading a lot on this forum on how to improve my lawn. so first thing is I have sent off a soil test to Logan's and I'm currently waiting on those results I'll be back with that later ;). But I had a couple question about he baby shampoo.

The "jar test" indicated that I have a sandy loam but I do have really hard soil. I'm guessing the baby shampoo is the way to go? I've seen so many people comment on how well it worked I guess its not a joke, but if it is I'm only out $4 or so.

Also I was going to spread out some alfalfa pellets this weekend (~20lbs/1000ft2) then follow that with spraying the baby shampoo then follow with the required 1" of water, hopefully mother nature will help out. Is there any reason not to apply the shampoo directly on the alfalfa? I was thinking the baby shampoo might help get the alfalfa minerals in a little faster?.

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RE: Using Baby Shampoo

You want the shampoo on/in the soil. Soaking the pellets will delay if not prevent that. Also, it's through the action of microorganism that the nutrients of OM is supplied to the soil, shampoo isn't likely to aid that process. Shampoo, then spread, then water.

RE: Using Baby Shampoo

Good point, I guess they would soak up the shampoo not really letting get to the soil.

RE: Using Baby Shampoo

I didn't think about that either.

Most of the shampoo posts on this forum are from me. If you go to another forum, which I cannot name here, you will see many more people commenting positively. That's where I learned about it. You could Google "soil conditioner with kelp help plus humates."

That forum is also where you will get the best help with your Logan Labs soil test.

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