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by Delmarva Keith
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Weeds in Flowerbed
Replies: 25
Views: 948

Re: Weeds in Flowerbed

I use directed spray of Dimension on beds and hardscape cracks and it works well. It won’t stain anything. Never knew this. That means diythpor should work the same since it's the active ingredient in dimension. Yes, it works. There’s debate about it not being as long lasting as some of the others ...
by Delmarva Keith
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Weeds in Flowerbed
Replies: 25
Views: 948

Re: Weeds in Flowerbed

I use directed spray of Dimension on beds and hardscape cracks and it works well. It won’t stain anything.
by Delmarva Keith
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Changing strategy from KBG to ?
Replies: 18
Views: 470

Re: Changing strategy from KBG to ?

What aspect of maintenance are you trying to avoid? A TTTF / KBG mix should be just about as easy as anything else. My neighbors don't do anything so I deal a lot with weeds, primarily crabgrass but basically everything. My yard is small and between KBG germination period and kids/dog, I need somet...
by Delmarva Keith
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Changing strategy from KBG to ?
Replies: 18
Views: 470

Re: Changing strategy from KBG to ?

What aspect of maintenance are you trying to avoid? A TTTF / KBG mix should be just about as easy as anything else.
by Delmarva Keith
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Landscaping
Topic: Drainage ditch in yard
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Re: Drainage ditch in yard

If you call them again, will they fill it back in? I’m serious. Fill it back in and then post photos of whatever issue it was with the driveway. Only other “sure” way to deal with it would be a sump pit at the low end and a lift pump to nearest storm drain. Just my own preference here but I’d rather...
by Delmarva Keith
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Any benefit to flooding?
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: Any benefit to flooding?

Floods can have a flushing effect. So let’s say you have a yard (soil) with a high salt content - while there are a lot of products that claim to alleviate salt in soil, nothing elimnates salt from a profile, other than “flushing” them with a better source of irrigation water (sometimes the issue b...
by Delmarva Keith
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Final Winterizer vs. Not - Results thread
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: Final Winterizer vs. Not - Results thread

I was late to the party this season due to other obligations so to cut to the chase, I wanted to add some additional P at the last app of the season and seemed like it was too late for more N, so for the last app threw down Milo on 11/23. Will see what happens.
by Delmarva Keith
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Convert ATV sprayer to pull behind?
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Convert ATV sprayer to pull behind?

That’s not a bad idea. Any sturdy tow cart should do the job. A quick search shows this one can hold up to half ton. https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200685606_200685606?cm_mmc=Google-pla&utm_source=Google_PLA&utm_medium=Lawn%20%2B%20Garden%20%3E%20Lawn%20%2B%20Garden%20Utility%20Trai...
by Delmarva Keith
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Zoysia Shade Tolerance
Replies: 26
Views: 847

Re: Zoysia Shade Tolerance

I’m guessing zoysia is similar enough to other grass types to say height of cut as high as you can dare to in the shade, or maybe even a little higher than that. :D
by Delmarva Keith
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Done with the Chapin 20V backpack sprayer
Replies: 49
Views: 2411

Re: Done with the Chapin 20V backpack sprayer

The Flowzone sprayers seem to be well liked too. I don’t have one but would consider giving it a try when I need another backpack sprayer.
by Delmarva Keith
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Password Managers
Replies: 23
Views: 973

Re: Password Managers

Then at the ramparts, the watchmen let them in. I had a credit card hacked when the call center was bamboozled into changing the email and password by some caller that knew just enough about me to trick them with some sob story. I have since set up a “magic word” with them where say they won’t talk ...
by Delmarva Keith
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Struggling this year
Replies: 14
Views: 302

Re: Struggling this year

I’m on the same page as @Mightyquinn . Fist impression is it’s dry plus needs more fert. You may have to explain to your better half that if she wants a decent looking lawn, it will need enough water.
by Delmarva Keith
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Slit Seeder Vs. Spreader
Replies: 56
Views: 2318

Re: Slit Seeder Vs. Spreader

So I’ve brainstorming a little and taking all the info from this thread.Renting the equipment is no issue. Also have irrigation. What do you guys think of this: Week before over seeding: core aerate to loosen compaction. Give existing turf a little time to recoop from stress and get down PGR to slo...
by Delmarva Keith
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Landscaping
Topic: Need inspiration for 20 acres
Replies: 12
Views: 694

Re: Need inspiration for 20 acres

20 acres. Hmm.


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by Delmarva Keith
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Keep or Renovate
Replies: 15
Views: 435

Re: Keep or Renovate

If I were in your shoes I wouldn’t do a full reno. You look to have a healthy stand of turf there. I’d focus on the rest of the landscape first. You have a decent amount of area to work with and plenty of opportunity to really jazz things up. Trees, shrubs, flowers, ground covers. There’s plenty to ...
by Delmarva Keith
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Pop-up renovation
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Pop-up renovation

I did an area almost exactly the same dimensions. I installed popups on 8’ spacing with 10’ or maybe it was 11’ radius, in a line down one side of the strip. Nozzles were Hunter short radius MP Rotators. It’s not perfect coverage and not “by the book” for a layout but it works in practice and met so...
by Delmarva Keith
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Slit Seeder Vs. Spreader
Replies: 56
Views: 2318

Re: Slit Seeder Vs. Spreader

If the goal is reduce compaction while having best seed bed possible, do both. With that as the goal, don’t worry about existing grass.
by Delmarva Keith
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Slit Seeder Vs. Spreader
Replies: 56
Views: 2318

Re: Slit Seeder Vs. Spreader

Would it be overkill or potentially over stress the existing lawn to use both a core aerator and use a slit seeder(without seed) to disrupt the soil for overseeding? I don’t have much experience with a slit seeder so this is why I’m curious. It just seems using a slit seeder for bed prep isn’t enou...
by Delmarva Keith
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: where to buy parts or replacements for these old sprinklers (image inside)
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: where to buy parts or replacements for these old sprinklers (image inside)

Might give these a try. https://www.dripdepot.com/item/orbit-three-quarter-inch-fpt-brass-anti-siphon-sprinkler-valve-size-three-quarter-inch-fpt-union-without-union?gdffi=cf83ccffd3ab412e9fd6fb117dbb26c9&gdfms=77E08663D44D40DA8D35B67C8B40D17E&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpfbz1_Wr3wIViDxpCh241APdEAQYBCABEgKw-_...