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by thebmrust
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Order TLF Logo Merchandise!
Replies: 62
Views: 223854

Re: Order TLF Logo Merchandise!

I thought I saw boonie hats (floppy hats?) at one point. Was a imagining it? Or if they were reel (see what I did there LOL) will they be coming back?

Also, what about iron on or sew on patches? I’m sure a low priority... it was just a random thought.
by thebmrust
Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Let's see those renos!
Replies: 49
Views: 2491

Re: Let's see those renos!

Seeded Sept 2020 and a little over a year later:

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by thebmrust
Sat Sep 11, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Live and learn. Dosing mistake !
Replies: 33
Views: 1332

Re: Live and learn. Dosing mistake !

I hit my lawn w tenacity last year after a reno and the whole thing turned white. I thought it was dead and gone. A full moon made it literally look like a blanket of snow. A pic couldn’t capture it. My wife reminded me: it’s grass. It’ll grow back. It did. It’s fine now. There are so many variables...
by thebmrust
Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Live and learn. Dosing mistake !
Replies: 33
Views: 1332

Re: Live and learn. Dosing mistake !

When it turns white, it’s pretty cool under the full moon.
It’ll grow back.
by thebmrust
Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Landscaping
Topic: Rock border along fence line
Replies: 16
Views: 2079

Re: Rock border along fence line

I didn’t read all posts, but here’s my experience. Everywhere I have lived with rock landscaping, rocks suck. In my current climate (100+ summers) the rocks absorb heat and radiate all night. Making being outside, unpleasant most summer nights. If you have wind, it will carry dirt and seeds. Just ad...
by thebmrust
Sat Sep 04, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: did not know it was going to be this stressful - seeding
Replies: 17
Views: 976

Re: did not know it was going to be this stressful - seeding

San wrote:
Tue Aug 31, 2021 7:31 pm

That would require 18 lbs to reseed, which is about $60 worth of seed.

The tarp was $120…
You’re probably smarter than most of us doing that math. LOL

Cheers!
by thebmrust
Sun Aug 29, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Used greens mowers
Replies: 14
Views: 845

Re: Used greens mowers

Join the club. Hang out in the caddy shack instead of the club locker room. LOL
by thebmrust
Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: This is coarse tall fescue and I'm SOL, right?
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: This is coarse tall fescue and I'm SOL, right?

I uploaded the pic into the app “Picture This” & it came back as Korean lawn grass ‘Zoysia japonica’

I have no idea how accurate the app is tho. LOL
by thebmrust
Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: PFTanx - A rudderless ship; help!
Replies: 207
Views: 5610

Re: A rudderless ship; help!

A yard full of poa w the right HOC is still a nice lawn. ROFL
by thebmrust
Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: PFTanx - A rudderless ship; help!
Replies: 207
Views: 5610

Re: A rudderless ship; help!

To “me” tilling in grasses amends the soil with eventual nutrients and adds space in the dirt (aeration?). Our sand sheds (absorbs) water better then clay but it won’t hold it. As we cycle our yard (grow, kill/till,reno) I’m hoping to add physical organics of old yard in to the sandy soil so it will...
by thebmrust
Wed Aug 25, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: PFTanx - A rudderless ship; help!
Replies: 207
Views: 5610

Re: A rudderless ship; help!

I want to reiterate, I have never dealt with clay, so here’s my thought(s) and others chime in. Can your rototill/mix the topsoil and maybe hay or lots of grass clippings into the clay to effectively deep aerate? Add volume without compacting? Is it with the effort and cost? For us, we did a reno 9/...
by thebmrust
Wed Aug 25, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: Black ants in yard
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Black ants in yard

I used Taurus SC (fipronil) from DoMyOwn.com on a dozen large red any colonies a year ago. Wiped them out. Haven’t had any ants u til a few small black ants shows up late this summer.

I did a soaking spot spray on each ant opening and they were GONE in less than a week.
by thebmrust
Wed Aug 25, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: Underground wasps
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Re: Underground wasps

I’ve used Tempo and love it.
Get a long reach bulb dedicated to Tempo and label it.

Happy dusting!
by thebmrust
Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: Wasp/Hornet Spray
Replies: 10
Views: 505

Re: Wasp/Hornet Spray

Can use spray for the NOW effect. But if you want to clear them out long term, I have been using Tempo dust (from DoMyOwn).
Get a duster bulb with a long reach just for the Tempo (label it too, it looks like diatomaceous earth).
I think it’s better than any spray I have ever used.
by thebmrust
Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: PFTanx - A rudderless ship; help!
Replies: 207
Views: 5610

Re: A rudderless ship; help!

If growing grass was easy... we wouldn’t have forums dedicated to it and we wouldn’t need to under stand Tier 1, 2 or 3 grass growers. Getting a good grassy yard is a long game. Want immediate results, close your eyes. LOL But really, you did some good things. Learned some bad. Realized, grass can b...
by thebmrust
Sat Aug 21, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Home Improvement
Topic: Kombi tool organization
Replies: 9
Views: 1846

Re: Kombi tool organization

I was going to suggest a French cleat system of sorts like @ somathnao has above.
by thebmrust
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: BBLOCK's Lawn Journal (Ontario, Canada) 45k reno 15k kbg mono and 30k tttf w some kbg
Replies: 389
Views: 19917

Re: BBLOCK's Lawn Journal (Ontario, Canada) 45k reno 15k kbg mono and 30k tttf w some kbg

Ahhh got it.
I knew you had basically two sections, I just didn’t catch a few details.
by thebmrust
Thu Aug 19, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Home Improvement
Topic: Fed up with pavers growing weeds
Replies: 14
Views: 1574

Re: Fed up with pavers growing weeds

Weeds are a maintenance issue. Meaning;, every year you do something to maintain weed control. Pre/post emergent herbicides, total kill, or alternate surfaces you will still have to maintain it at some level. There are a lot of chemicals that can keep them at bay. Apply twice a year, maybe four time...
by thebmrust
Wed Aug 18, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Vegetable Gardening & Fruit Trees
Topic: How do you support tomatoes?
Replies: 14
Views: 7181

Re: How do you support tomatoes?

We actually used hog panel and t-posts. The issue is if the plant grows taller than the width of the panel. So either prune aggressively or plant smaller growing varieties (if that’s even possible). You can also use longer posts and lift the panel off the ground. Plants won’t really need support unt...
by thebmrust
Wed Aug 18, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: BBLOCK's Lawn Journal (Ontario, Canada) 45k reno 15k kbg mono and 30k tttf w some kbg
Replies: 389
Views: 19917

Re: BBLOCK's Lawn Journal (Ontario, Canada) 45k reno 15k kbg mono and 30k tttf w some kbg

Congrats on the new acreage & all the work you have put in. Well worth it in the long run. Maybe I missed something, if you seed now and start to get it germinating, the sprinkler guy will come in and roll over your work (making tracks and disturbing soil) then also digging the holes for actual spri...