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by Methodical
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: N-Ext 002 MicroGreene
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: N-Ext 002 MicroGreene

MassHole wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:34 am
...N-Ext products are much more expensive than Kelp4Less.
Few questions.

Have you used the Humic/Fulvic Acid product?
Does it mix well and Is it easy to spray?
What is the shelf life? Didn't see any info on the site on this.

Always looking to save some dough.

Thanks...
by Methodical
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Are there any guides/success stories out there for growing in moderate/dense shade?
Replies: 12
Views: 448

Re: Are there any guides/success stories out there for growing in moderate/dense shade?

All I can say is it's a constant battle. I don't care for the fine fescue grass varieties. I've done a lot of pruning to get more light to the lawn, which has helped tremendously to the point that I will be planting KBG again next spring. I miss my KBG. There is an area under a tree in the back yard...
by Methodical
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: N-Ext Products
Replies: 178
Views: 15270

Re: N-Ext Products

Does anyone have any cheaper alternatives that they have used that are similar to the N-ext products? I have a 36k square foot yard so the jugs of products don't last for very many applications and the price adds up quickly. As far as Humic goes, there's a youtuber (Connor Ward) who uses 50lb bags ...
by Methodical
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Fungicide Guide
Replies: 316
Views: 26368

Re: Fungicide Guide

Anyone have any experience with Armada 50 wdg fungicide ? This fungicide has two modes of action (3 and 11)and is in powder form. I've seen a few reviewers say it was hard to mix or keep mixed as the product would not stay suspended. I wanted to get some feedback from you'll though. I'm planning for...
by Methodical
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday thread
Replies: 644
Views: 37781

Re: Happy Birthday thread

pennstater2005 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:41 pm
A big Happy Birthday to @Methodical @Wolverine and @touchofgrass who I feel like was just 40 not too long ago!

Hope everyone had a great day :thumbsup:

Thanks for the shout out.
by Methodical
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: How to reduce worm castings in lawn
Replies: 11
Views: 421

Re: How to reduce worm castings in lawn

The Anti-Rebel wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:47 am
Methodical wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:30 am
Does the worm casting damage the lawn?

No, they are actually good for the lawn, but can dull mower blades and can be considered unsightly.

If it were me, I'd brush, broom, or drag them in.
Got it. I would probably just rake them into the soil and look at it as top dressing.
by Methodical
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Fall pre-emergent timing
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: Fall pre-emergent timing

@Methodical I was not aware of false reading. Sticking a thermometer gives you an instant reading. The values in the website are an average for a 24h period which matters most. I can easily see how someone measures a temp at full sun blast and may get +8 or the opposite. Here's my theory (or where ...
by Methodical
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Fall pre-emergent timing
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: Fall pre-emergent timing

Look at soil temperatures for your place: http://www.greencastonline.com/tools/soil-temperature Dipping below 60F is what you are looking for (5-10 years will give a nice time range). You maybe running late. While I find the Greencastonline is a good tool for averages (in general for the area)and w...
by Methodical
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: How to reduce worm castings in lawn
Replies: 11
Views: 421

Re: How to reduce worm castings in lawn

Does the worm casting damage the lawn?
by Methodical
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Eastern NC or SE VA overseed
Replies: 21
Views: 480

Re: Eastern NC or SE VA overseed

Is it possible to blow those leaves off the growing lawn so it won't smother the grass? Sorry for the delay; been on vacation. Exactly what I did. I was concerned any amount of throttle would uproot the shallow roots, so I kept it at an idle and just gently pushed the leaves to the way back. Cool. ...
by Methodical
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Tenacity and prodiamine questions
Replies: 28
Views: 840

Re: Tenacity and prodiamine questions

I'm a Speedzone fan with its 4 way threat for post emergent weed kill. I have had great success with it. I also like that it works in cooler temps much better than many other herbicides. I used it this past spring when temps were still pretty cool with success for creeping charlies, henbit and those...
by Methodical
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: 2019 Fall Nitrogen
Replies: 165
Views: 6671

Re: Fall Nitrogen Blitz (cool season grasses only)

The journey has begun. Layed down my first app of 46-0-0 Sunday.
by Methodical
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Neighbors lawn is killing me...
Replies: 22
Views: 945

Re: Neighbors lawn is killing me...

This is the time when you don't mind sharing herbicides, fungicides and insecticides. When applying these products, I always spray into the neighbors lawn. Like someone stated, I'd be happy to have a neighbor with that yard. One neighbor's lawn is just plain ole weed infestation, so to combat that c...
by Methodical
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Matured TTTF Lawn Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Matured TTTF Lawn Questions

It depends on the summer weather, irrigation or not, shady areas or full sun. The ideal situation is full sun and irrigation. The areas with full sun is thick and lush, but the not so sunny areas tends to thin out and needs to be over seeded because as you know TTTF does not spread. I'm new to TTTF....
by Methodical
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Eastern NC or SE VA overseed
Replies: 21
Views: 480

Re: Eastern NC or SE VA overseed

Captquin wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:15 pm
FYI: 12 days after seeding. Hampton Roads area.


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Is it possible to blow those leaves off the growing lawn so it won't smother the grass?
by Methodical
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Q - Liquid Aerators / Conditioners: really all that?
Replies: 12
Views: 508

Re: Q - Liquid Aerators / Conditioners: really all that?

Old school aeration and you can plant seeds right after if that's your thing. All that chemical stuff having to be applied weeks before seeding is too much for me. Rent one of those ride on aerators or tow behind aerators (assume you have riding mower for 30k sq') and you're done.
by Methodical
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Tired and fed up with clay!
Replies: 17
Views: 712

Re: Tired and fed up with clay!

Pete at GCI has the reddish clay soil I've ever seen, but also has the best looking TTTF lawn, too. Our soil wasn't the best and was clay, but I've worked it over the last 20 years to get the dirt right. I renovated in 2017 by killing the crap in the summer, prepped lawn and seeded in mid August (se...
by Methodical
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Brown Crowns. scalped, or dormancy?
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Brown Crowns. scalped, or dormancy?

Are those green grasses weeds?
by Methodical
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Help with new tall Fescue sod
Replies: 10
Views: 268

Re: Help with new tall Fescue sod

Hey @Methodical and @social port really appreciate your insight. Installer is coming by tomorrow to check out. For now I am going to back off on the watering and see if I can get it to air out a bit. @Methodical my situation is very similar to yours in terms of shade. I have one huge tree that cast...
by Methodical
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: MY PLAN - i keep debating with myself
Replies: 27
Views: 1305

Re: MY PLAN - i keep debating with myself

This is fantastic. Thank you so much for taking all this time to help me out. I'm going to see what happens. I'm excited. Why does MD prohibit fert in November? I had never heard of that Below is a link to information on the MD fertilizer law that took affect in 2013. FYI. Professionals can apply f...