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by craigdt
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Spots in Lawn
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Spots in Lawn

It really does look like heat stress.
by craigdt
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Best way to retain moisture in an area that gets full sun (1000sq ft)
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: Best way to retain moisture in an area that gets full sun (1000sq ft)

I have 3000sqf all day sun like 16h sun... DYI sprinkler system, that I got so obsessed about, that now I have all my yard covered: 2 melnor 4 way programmable, 16 melnor rotary turbo heads on spikes and hoses...most hidden in garden beds. I will run 4 times a day 15 min each zone. The total cost i...
by craigdt
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Soil softeners
Replies: 6
Views: 705

Re: Soil softeners

I've done the soil conditioner/soap and one application of Penterra.

I think they've helped... but it's always so hard to say.
by craigdt
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Zero Turn Mowers
Replies: 19
Views: 566

Re: Zero Turn Mowers

I'm the kind of guy that takes really good care of my equipment. I don't mow if the grass is wet, blow the mower off after every mow, do a quick spray wax wipe down every month or so and at least once per year it gets a full wax job. I do all the maintenance per the manual and because of this I exp...
by craigdt
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Cool Season Overseed Guide
Replies: 49
Views: 5350

Re: Cool Season Overseed Guide

I'm not familiar with PGR properties of propiconazole, but they do like to tout the positive effects on germination and establishment.
by craigdt
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: NOW is the Time to CRUSH Your Lawn for MAXIMUM Results
Replies: 31
Views: 1099

Re: NOW is the Time to CRUSH Your Lawn for MAXIMUM Results

I'm at a cottage vacation 5 hours away from my lawn right now. Feeling super guilty :shock: :oops: :lol: Good for you! Enjoy! Too many people are slaves to their lawns. Their lawns couldn't last a week without them. Guys like you? Made in the shade! Just stick to the basics: Water, baby! Water it a...
by craigdt
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: At what temp should I apply fall pre-emergent for kentucky Bluegrass?
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: At what temp should I apply fall pre-emergent for kentucky Bluegrass?

Ahh the wizard who is all knowing and the internet record holder for passive aggressive behavior. ding ding ding! Yup that's the guy. How did you know? :lol: Yeah there's a reason that forum is almost dead. I made a thread sort of jokingly about milo and how we shouldn't horde it like nuts and got ...
by craigdt
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Talk me out of MSM
Replies: 22
Views: 676

Re: Talk me out of MSM

I bought it before doing research. I was an idiot for buying it. I still have it because am unaware of a safe way of getting rid of it. Nearest extension office is opened tomorrow, perhaps they'll except it. Call ahead. And take Thick And (mostly) Dense with you. <mumbling> A quarter of a gram per ...
by craigdt
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Grass turning purple? Ideas?
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: Grass turning purple? Ideas?

I also wonder if that isn't a different type of grass.
by craigdt
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Bestlawn Soil Conditioner & Kelp Help
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: Bestlawn Soil Conditioner & Kelp Help

Here's my recipe that I settled on after spending some time in that thread. Heck, I may have even posted in it, until I realized that this community is so much more welcoming, friendly, and helpful. Kelp Help: 1 gallon warm water 2 oz Kelp Extract Liquid 4oz humic acid extract (dry weight) Soil Con...
by craigdt
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Reducing Transpiration With Chitosan
Replies: 93
Views: 4868

Re: Reducing Transpiration With Chitosan

I guess my question is if I didn't get this applied before heat and stress, should I wait? It's been 100 degrees for a week now.
by craigdt
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Bermuda suppression (removal) from TTTF
Replies: 26
Views: 1326

Re: Bermuda suppression (removal) from TTTF

Wow- this is great feedback. thank you for sharing.

I did not realize MSO could be so stressful on desirable turfgrass.
by craigdt
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Budget Conscience Security Camera Review
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

Re: Budget Conscience Security Camera Review

Thanks for the review.

I just sent one of these to try out as a baby monitor.

This was my one task that I was given by my wife in preparation for triplets :lol: :o
by craigdt
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RoundUp Precision Gel
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: RoundUp Precision Gel

They had this at my local Ace Hardware too.
by craigdt
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Ride along as I Dethatch and Sweep
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Ride along as I Dethatch and Sweep

The Troybilt mower brings back such warm memories of mine... before it blew the engine somewhat prematurely. I loved that thing. Master plan was to use it just as a tow-body, and get a ZTR down the road. Anyways, thanks for sharing your journey. These videos are soothing. Bad thing about the sweeper...
by craigdt
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Bermuda control with Pylex and triclopyr.
Replies: 13
Views: 437

Re: Bermuda control with Pylex and triclopyr.

I think I'm about to try my first Pylex application.

A little concerned about the stress on my existing turf though....

Any pointers for preparing for this?
My wife will kill me if I nuke part of the front yard to kill a dozen runners of zoysia and bermuda.
by craigdt
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Killing Mature Crabgrass
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: Killing Mature Crabgrass

Last early fall, I used 2 applications of Quinclorac to take out a pretty bad outbreak of mature crabgrass.

Turned all brown and crusty. Worked great!
by craigdt
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: What are these dead/yellow spots?
Replies: 1
Views: 193

What are these dead/yellow spots?

Can't tell if this is disease, or something else. These spots are scattered around my yard- mainly in the KBG sections. Don't seem to be present in the TTTF areas. It's not dog urine damage: my dog has a special place, and no stray dogs get in my fenced in yard. Maybe cat/rabbit/etc urine or droppin...
by craigdt
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Got House Painted. Feel like new man.
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Got House Painted. Feel like new man.

Looks nice!

What a nice setup you have
by craigdt
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What kind of lawn striper do you guys use?
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: What kind of lawn striper do you guys use?

I'd get a checkmate or build my own for $70.

Also- nice to see a fellow Craig on the forum!