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by Deadlawn
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Kill moss without killing clover
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: Kill moss without killing clover

thin_concrete wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:52 am
I’ve used fireplace/wood ash to kill off small spots of moss with varying degrees of success, usually determined by my patience, or lack thereof…
Wood ash is alkaline, so it stands to reason that would work to bring pH up.
by Deadlawn
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Nutrients & Soil Fertility
Topic: Soil help in NNJ
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: Soil help in NNJ

Based on these test results, I would start by applying dolomitic limestone now as long as the ground isn't frozen. This will bring up your pH and Mg without spiking your Ca too high. Apply a balanced N-P-K fertilizer early next spring. In the future, I would use the Rutgers cooperative extension for...
by Deadlawn
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Kill moss without killing clover
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: Kill moss without killing clover

Think of moss as a messenger of a problem, not the problem itself. You wouldn't kill the messenger, would you? Moss grows in areas where: 1) There is mostly shade. 2) In compacted soil. 3) In soil that is devoid of nutrients - especially calcium deficient. But be careful - too much nitrogen can kill...
by Deadlawn
Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: North side of my yard grass not growing.
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: North side of my yard grass not growing.

Most fescue grasses and all ryegrass are clumping bunch grasses. The exceptions are creeping red fescue and RTF (rhizomatous tall fescue). Creeping red fescue is one of the fine fescues - an excellent shade grass, but not very heat tolerant. The other fine fescues are Chewings, hard and sheep - all ...
by Deadlawn
Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Last Mow - Mulch or Bag leaves?
Replies: 12
Views: 1107

Re: Last Mow - Mulch or Bag leaves?

Last mow was Nov. 20 and all the lawn and garden equipment waa put away for the winter last weekend except for garden hoses which will be disconnected and stored inside within the next week.

I always mulch mow. If there is an excess mulched leaf layer on top, I blow the excess off.
by Deadlawn
Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Grass seed questions? ASK ME!
Replies: 298
Views: 42274

Re: Grass seed questions? ASK ME!

Prep is everything. I did an experiment in late August where I tilled a section down to 12 inches before seeding, while another section I didn't. I top dressed both areas with 2-3 inches of compost. Dang, the area that was tilled jumped out of the ground while the untilled area took way longer to d...
by Deadlawn
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Grass seed questions? ASK ME!
Replies: 298
Views: 42274

Re: Grass seed questions? ASK ME!

1: grass pretty much either survives or dies, right?. It may be lacking something but most won't be able to notice..it may not have been born with missing legs but root development could be cut in half due to compaction or something along those lines. 2: there are tricks that still happen to this d...
by Deadlawn
Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Do EGO mowers ever go on sale?
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: Do EGO mowers ever go on sale?

Have you looked into the Toro line of 60V battery operated tools. I have their lawnmower, chainsaw and hand held leaf blower. I love the mower and the chain saw. The leaf blower has plenty of power, but depletes the battery quickly. Though you can vary the speed to save battery.
by Deadlawn
Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: House Mouse Control
Replies: 5
Views: 933

Re: House Mouse Control

Set some bait stations around your property. This may keep the problem out of your house by reducing the population around the property. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Tomcat-Mouse-Killer-Child-and-Dog-Resistant-Refillable-Station-1-Station-with-16-Baits-0372110/300934078 I keep a few of these around ...
by Deadlawn
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: House Mouse Control
Replies: 5
Views: 933

House Mouse Control

Hi, This will now be the 4th fall I have been in this house. This has been the worst fall season for mice getting into the house. Before now, I have only had an occasional mouse get into the house and a snap trap usually got him/her and no others were caught. Now I am catching between 2 and 3 mice e...
by Deadlawn
Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Organic Lawn Care
Topic: Total noob here, with some questions?
Replies: 5
Views: 2996

Re: Total noob here, with some questions?

I'm late to the party here, but hopefully the OP still checks in from time to time. Weeds and organic weed killers: Concentrated vinegar works for some weeds and not others. It also works best on hot sunny days because the way concentrated vinegar works is as a desiccant. It works great on plantain,...
by Deadlawn
Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: End of the Season Maintanence... Toro Recycler
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Re: End of the Season Maintanence... Toro Recycler

Non-ethanol gas is the best thing you can do for your power equipment! I would still empty the tank and run it dry, then drain what's left out of the carb. No need for Stabil if you do this. Put the leftover gas in your car. I would definitely change your oil now. The first oil change after 5 hours ...
by Deadlawn
Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: What might this be?
Replies: 4
Views: 825

Re: What might this be?

Nothing more than grass going dormant for winter.
by Deadlawn
Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Raccoons got me!
Replies: 28
Views: 2259

Re: Raccoons got me!

Do those motion sensor frequency things work with raccoons? My experience says no. One night they were running around on my roof. I went outside and picked up the hose and decided to squirt them as they poked their heads over the edge. Pretty soon, all three of them were staring down at me waiting ...
by Deadlawn
Sun Nov 14, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Raccoons got me!
Replies: 28
Views: 2259

Re: Raccoons got me!

Lawn Noob wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:50 pm
Time to teach those trash pandas a lesson in territoriality!
Or time to teach stupid neighbors to cover their garbage. Then again, it may be easier to try and teach the raccoons.
by Deadlawn
Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Raccoons got me!
Replies: 28
Views: 2259

Re: Raccoons got me!

Kissfromnick wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:24 am
You don't need to relocate or scare raccoons. I would check what’s in your soil. They dig only for food. Grubs, army warms or any others.
Where I used to live, raccoons' favorite targets were garbage cans. And it didn't help that most of the neighbors never covered their garbage cans.
by Deadlawn
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Raccoons got me!
Replies: 28
Views: 2259

Re: Raccoons got me!

In some states it is illegal to relocate racoons, they spread disease and are territorial to the point they will kill each other if relocated to another territory. Take a look at local laws. You could also try lead poisoning if you’re a night owl and your neighbors aren’t close. I'm sure lead poiso...
by Deadlawn
Sat Nov 13, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Landscaping
Topic: Fighting anthracnose in maple trees
Replies: 5
Views: 1218

Re: Fighting anthracnose in maple trees

If the leaves are only showing this in the fall, I would not bother as it is not terribly detrimental to the tree. If it is happening earlier in the growing season, then it could be detrimental.

Are you getting decent new growth out of the trees during the growing season?
by Deadlawn
Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Grass ID help
Replies: 1
Views: 394

Re: Grass ID help

Some kind of fine fescue?