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by hogmaster
Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Blue Note
Replies: 19
Views: 860

Re: Blue Note

Most of the snow melted, that tells me that it is likely getting enough sun. My north facing front yard is still white. The main concern with the birch is the roots taking away the moisture during the summer. Do you have irrigation? Thanks, g-man . Yes to irrigation. It currently is not very unifor...
by hogmaster
Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: To roll or not to roll
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: To roll or not to roll

Part of my dilemma is the backyard isn't very flat. It has gradual undulations in many areas that aren't tripping hazards, but you have to adjust when you walk and that is annoying. The worst is in an area roughly 60-feet square. I could bring in dirt, and I suspect I would need 10 to 15 yards. The ...
by hogmaster
Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Blue Note
Replies: 19
Views: 860

Re: Blue Note

How much shade are we talking about? Can you post an image of the area? Thanks for responding. It was dark when I got home tonight, and tomorrow I'm going out of town for a few days, but I'll post pictures as soon as I can. Two areas are below a tree (one is a very large birch, and the other is a f...
by hogmaster
Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Nutrients & Soil Fertility
Topic: Liquid humic acid question
Replies: 27
Views: 2135

Re: Liquid humic acid question

AMLeo.com currently has a sale where shipping is free on orders of $100 or more. I just ordered two 40-lb bags of humic acid. It's a good deal.
by hogmaster
Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Blue Note
Replies: 19
Views: 860

Re: Blue Note

How much shade are we talking about? Can you post an image of the area? Thanks for responding. It was dark when I got home tonight, and tomorrow I'm going out of town for a few days, but I'll post pictures as soon as I can. Two areas are below a tree (one is a very large birch, and the other is a f...
by hogmaster
Sun Jan 23, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Blue Note
Replies: 19
Views: 860

Re: Blue Note

ABC123 wrote:
Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:14 am
Ive had amazing results with bewitch besides rust though. Whats your concerns with bewitch?
Thanks. How easy it is to control rust? Would Bewitched be okay by itself in shade areas? Would I be better off blending Mazama into shade areas?
by hogmaster
Sun Jan 23, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Blue Note
Replies: 19
Views: 860

Re: Blue Note

I wouldn't get too hung up on the classes of bluegrass. No one does genetic testing to determine what class the cultivar goes in. The classification is made by the growth and disease resistance characteristics, and some cultivars have inconsistent classification in different sources. As long as you...
by hogmaster
Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:11 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Blue Note
Replies: 19
Views: 860

Re: Blue Note

Ive had amazing results with bewitch besides rust though. Whats your concerns with bewitch? I thought using a blend would be better because of genetic diversity, but I can see that many people here do monostands. People on this forum have some incredible lawns and devote a lot of time to them, but ...
by hogmaster
Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: To roll or not to roll
Replies: 5
Views: 414

To roll or not to roll

I am new to this forum and I am learning a lot -- thanks everyone!! I was reading Pete1313's journal (fascinating renovation and tremendous documentation) and he noted that the seeds did not as well where he didn't aerate. That mirrors my experience last fall when I did a complete renovation on almo...
by hogmaster
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:35 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Blue Note
Replies: 19
Views: 860

Blue Note

Blue Note KBG has done very well in trials, but I am finding very little about it here. I am primarily interested in a nice texture and good density, and while I want it pretty green, having it the greenest (like Bewitched) is not as important. I am currently thinking about mixing Blue Note with Bew...
by hogmaster
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: grass that performs in shade?
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

Re: grass that performs in shade?

Going back and forth between sod and seed. Sod (bluegrass blend from the farm)means the kids can get out and play right away, but I'm thinking it may not survive in the long run because of the shade I've now got. New behemoth build beside me has taken away the 5-6 hours of light I previously had in...