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by Harts
Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Prodiamine and new seed question
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Prodiamine and new seed question

Seed sooner than later. Prodiamine can be applied 60 days after germination or 2 mows.

But if you have KBG grass, why not feed it N and help it fill in. How big are these spots?
by Harts
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Overseeding question regarding method
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Re: Overseeding question regarding method

Overseed isn't necessary. Feed it nitrogen and it will fill in.
by Harts
Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Granular Urea Best Practices
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: Granular Urea Best Practices

Don't overthink it. At the end of the day, it's just fertilizer. Yes, there's a risk of burning your lawn, but it's unlikely. I have spread granular over large areas and I've also sprayed. Spray apps have a limit as to how much you can apply - approx. 0.25lb N vs granular where you can easily spread...
by Harts
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: What is this? Crab grass
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: What is this? Crab grass

There is a thread that talks about poa control options using Tenacity, but I can't seem to find it.

For pre-emergent, prodiamine is a really good value compared to dimension.
by Harts
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: What is this? Crab grass
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: What is this? Crab grass

Looks like Poa Annua (annual bluegrass). It is definitely not crab grass. There was ways to control it, but nothing you will be able buy in Canada. Check the Canada Hometown folder for some ideas. You're best defense against Poa is a Fall pre-emergent application. Again, check the hometown folder se...
by Harts
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Is this quackgrass?
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: Is this quackgrass?

You'll need to pull a sample and post another picture. Here is quackgrass for reference

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by Harts
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Weed Killer question.
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Weed Killer question.

Tenacity is a specialty herbicide that too many people use as a regular herbicide.

Pre-emergent is a must have in my opinion.

If you focus on growing a thick lawn and have a solid pre-em program, weed killer will be the least of your concerns.
by Harts
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Reno seed-down date?
Replies: 27
Views: 933

Re: Reno seed-down date?

For Philly, i won't go past 01sep for a reno with KBG. That puts me at the far end of the range for Sept 10th TTTF. (Alas Labor Day is later this year.) @Thick n Dense There is a high probability that this Fall will be warmer than average, at least based on NOAA outlooks: https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa....
by Harts
Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Glyphosate Spraying for Reno with Reduced Carrier Volume
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Glyphosate Spraying for Reno with Reduced Carrier Volume

Typical carrier volume is 1 gallon per 1,000 sf. The issue I am up against is the label calls for 1 gallon for 300 square feet. I'd like to reduce that carrier significantly. I understand that they want the plant to be wetted for best coverage but it took me a couple of hours to spray that volume. ...
by Harts
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Glyphosate Spraying for Reno with Reduced Carrier Volume
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Glyphosate Spraying for Reno with Reduced Carrier Volume

Typical carrier volume is 1 gallon per 1,000 sf.

In your case, you only needed two fill ups to spray 4,000 sf.

Once you find the walking pace needed to cover 1,000 sf. with one (1) gallon of water, you won't have any issues.
by Harts
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Backyard wedding lawn help
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Backyard wedding lawn help

Given your timeline, sod is probably your best and safest bet. I would rent a sod cutter and replace the grass. The ideal time in SW Ontario for an overseed is around mid-August. Adding fertilizer to your overseed wasn't a good choice as the nitrogen would have forced your existing grass to grow and...
by Harts
Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Chuuurles' Etobicoke lawn Journal
Replies: 213
Views: 7238

Re: Chuuurles' Etobicoke lawn Journal

Where’d you get the GQ from? Here we go again 😛 Ordered a 50lb bag from Allturf.ca last week, they got it in yesterday. https://i.postimg.cc/X7kPjmPG/2888-DE8-B-0194-4367-A8-B9-343946-F344-F1.jpg Interesting. It says Graham Turf Seed on the label. They are up near Lindsay.. That is where I got my G...
by Harts
Sat Jul 17, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Desparate for some help
Replies: 10
Views: 524

Re: Desparate for some help

Great advice from Snowbob above.

FYI, a soil test isn't mandatory. Helpful, yes, but for someone starting out, I'd skip it. You're overwhelmed enough. Last thing you need is to figure out how to interpret and apply the information.
by Harts
Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Overseeding advice for a noob?
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Overseeding advice for a noob?

^ +1. Skip any fertilizer at the time of seeding. The only change I would make is to mow as low as you can - even if you scalp in some areas. This will help stunt the existing grass for a few days, giving the new seed time to germinate. No need to dethatch and scarify. Just dethatch. Don't get too s...
by Harts
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: My 42” JD is gonna go up in flames
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: My 42” JD is gonna go up in flames

I would suspect the deck isn't set up properly. But without know the exact issues, it's impossible to pinpoint the problem.

Do you have a local JD dealer you can reach out to?
by Harts
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Dead patches
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: Dead patches

What did those spots look like before you left? Grass doesn't go from green and lush to bare in the span of 10 days. Did your nephew notice anything while cutting? You should do an irrigation audit and find out how long it takes to put down 0.25" of water. Multiply that time by 2 to get a half inch ...
by Harts
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Spoon Feeding
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Spoon Feeding

@Jonslawn the rate is 1/4 lb N weekly or 1/2 N lb bi-weekly. Again, these are guidelines. If you want to do 1/2lb N every week, have at it.
by Harts
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Spoon Feeding
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Spoon Feeding

^ +1 Also, there is no single right way to lawn care. Find what works for you. As a general rule, you can do 1lb N in the Spring, spoon feed throughout the summer, then use the Fall N blitz for the final few months of the season. Harts I am also going to start the fall Nitrogen Blitz, live in Ontar...
by Harts
Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Harts' 2021 Lawn Journal (NEW HOUSE, NEW LAWN)
Replies: 156
Views: 7952

Re: Harts' 2021 Lawn Journal (NEW HOUSE, NEW LAWN)

I had a similar project. Got the swingset late last year and after a few months of mowing around it I knew the grass had to be gone. If it's in the budget now I would highly suggest going with rubber mulch. It feels awesome and the color is supposed to last a decade. It was actually cheaper for me ...
by Harts
Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Spoon Feeding
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Spoon Feeding

^ +1

Also, there is no single right way to lawn care. Find what works for you. As a general rule, you can do 1lb N in the Spring, spoon feed throughout the summer, then use the Fall N blitz for the final few months of the season.