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by craigdt
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Core Aerator for home use
Replies: 17
Views: 479

Re: Core Aerator for home use

stotea wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:54 pm
What about a riding mower/lawn tractor with a tow-behind aerator? That way you can also use the mower for, well, mowing and stuff.
That's what I use, but with my ztr.

Load that sucker up with weight and it will do 3" plugs.
by craigdt
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Core Aerator for home use
Replies: 17
Views: 479

Re: Core Aerator for home use

Oh man this is really neat.

I saw these at home depot but didnt know they made an aerator.

Doesn't seem like it penetrates real deep...but still a viable option
by craigdt
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Milwaukee M18 Switch Tank Interchangeable Sprayer System
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: Milwaukee M18 Switch Tank Interchangeable Sprayer System

Oh wow this is really cool!

What a time to be alive
by craigdt
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Tall Fescue variety with 5/8" advertised HOC
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: Tall Fescue variety with 5/8" advertised HOC

I have some Renegade DT in my yard.

Never cut it that low though.
Grubs seem to love it :mrgreen:
by craigdt
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Reducing Transpiration With Chitosan
Replies: 39
Views: 772

Re: Reducing Transpiration With Chitosan

Hold on boys. The growth chamber study says : "Average air temperature was 20◦C (that's 68F), relative humidity 61%" . Mind you, pepper plats are tropical and can withstand and thrive in high temps. Significantly reducing a cool season grass' ability to cool itself in 90+ degree weather is a totall...
by craigdt
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Reducing Transpiration With Chitosan
Replies: 39
Views: 772

Re: Reducing Transpiration With Chitosan

Anybody else get their supplies ready?

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by craigdt
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Leveling Sand
Replies: 37
Views: 1210

Re: Leveling Sand

Crazy thought:
Has anyone ever tried feeding sand through a broadcast spreader?

Or would it fail miserably, because it is much more fine than the typical granulate material that they are designed for?

Edit:
Or maybe a drop spreader would work better? Less potential for bridging, maybe?
by craigdt
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: KBG Cultivar origins
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: KBG Cultivar origins

Man, I hear a lot about Bewitched on the forums here. Must be great stuff!

I did see Geisha on that list- If I remember right, that's one of the cultivars in my KBG mix, BlueWave from GrassPad in Kansas City.
by craigdt
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Outdoor Living & Other Hobbies
Topic: Firearms of TLF
Replies: 297
Views: 20140

Re: Firearms of TLF

I dont think I've posted this yet, but here's a few: Top 2 are Spikes Tactical. Bottom one is a Palmetto State Armory 300BLK pistol. Sadly, I lost all of these and no longer have them, Mr. ATF man. https://i.imgur.com/U59UimR.jpg I don’t follow. Why? Heh. Kind of a joke. Basically to indicate I no ...
by craigdt
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Outdoor Living & Other Hobbies
Topic: Firearms of TLF
Replies: 297
Views: 20140

Re: Firearms of TLF

I dont think I've posted this yet, but here's a few:

Top 2 are Spikes Tactical.

Bottom one is a Palmetto State Armory 300BLK pistol.

Sadly, I lost all of these and no longer have them, Mr. ATF man.

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by craigdt
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Craigdt's Fescue/KBG Journal: Zoysia fighting and overseed KBG into Fescue
Replies: 16
Views: 443

Re: Craigdt's Fescue/KBG Journal: Zoysia fighting and overseed KBG into Fescue

cglarsen wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:04 pm
Dude, you are an animal! You have more fight in you than I do but I hope that everything comes together nicely for you this year - excellent documentation!
Thanks for the encouragement. I need all I can get :lol:
by craigdt
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Finally found new lawn shoes
Replies: 17
Views: 804

Re: Finally found new lawn shoes

You guys are making me rethink the Crocs I use in the lawn. Crocs: The ultimate in lawn-care footware. Its what I wear the most, unless Im doing some serious brush trimming. They are perfect for applying chemicals and what not, because they clean up so nicely. AND! You dont have to tie any laces or...
by craigdt
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Hit Blood-Meal jackpot- How to use?
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Hit Blood-Meal jackpot- How to use?

I got 11 bags of blood meal on clearance at Home Depot today. 3 pounds per bag, for $1.90 each. Normally $8 each. It looks like they are 12% water insoluble nitrogen. I snatched them up, cuz, it was a good deal right? :lol: Whats the best way to use these? Mix them with something like BLSC/Kelp Help...
by craigdt
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Leveling Sand
Replies: 37
Views: 1210

Re: Leveling Sand

Um wow. Some nice lawns there. Some of you would get your reel mowers lost in my low areas :lol: So for someone who has 3-4" tall fescue thats not already like a putting green, is the process basically the same? Cut the grass low and just start dumping sand and spread around? And can you explain why...
by craigdt
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Reducing Transpiration With Chitosan
Replies: 39
Views: 772

Re: Reducing Transpiration With Chitosan

So a potential recipe would look like this: In sprayer, add 1 gallon water per 1K sq ft. Add enough citric acid to bring the water to 3.5-5.5 pH Add Chitosan powder: 3.8 gram/1K Sq ft Add Yucca powder: 1 gram/1K Sq ft (Liquid yucca: .20oz) "Apply just prior to the onset of stress conditions and repe...
by craigdt
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Reducing Transpiration With Chitosan
Replies: 39
Views: 772

Re: Reducing Transpiration With Chitosan

Awesome. What a great idea.

Looks like you can get citric acid in the canning section of Walmart for $3 or the soap making section at Hobby Lobby for $6.

I guess you pour some into your mixture until it reaches the desired ph level?
by craigdt
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Reducing Transpiration With Chitosan
Replies: 39
Views: 772

Re: Reducing Transpiration With Chitosan

In the study, it looks like, they dissolved 1 gram of chitosan with "0.1% (w/w) d/l lactic acid solution". They then mixed that with 1 litter of water and sprayed the top and bottom of the pepper leaves. I still need to figure out how much lactic acid that is but I believe the addition of lactic ac...
by craigdt
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Podcasts
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Podcasts

Ill just drop this one here:

https://theprancingponypodcast.com/

For things concerning the works of JRR Tolkien, author of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit.

Very entertaining discussions. Highly recommended!
by craigdt
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Reducing Transpiration With Chitosan
Replies: 39
Views: 772

Re: Reducing Transpiration With Chitosan

I emailed a distributor in Kansas City about pricing for the Plant Food Co Omega Biopolymer product and they said:

2 x 2.5 gallon case: $1,484.50

Who wants to do a split? :lol:

Sounds like a prime candidate for a DIY solution
by craigdt
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Weighing Granular Products
Replies: 20
Views: 528

Re: Weighing Granular Products

Shindoman wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:27 pm
I use a small postage scale and a 5 gal bucket
This right here.

I use a 5 gallon bucket on this scale:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KY ... UTF8&psc=1

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