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by chrismar
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Outdoor Living & Other Hobbies
Topic: Pellet Grills
Replies: 59
Views: 1258

Re: Pellet Grills

I've been seeing an ad for a crowd funded "Z Grill" on my facebook feed, recently: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/z-grills-affordable-7-in-1-wood-pellet-grill Has anyone ever heard of it? I've been exploring pellet grills to replace my WSM, and this looks like a decent prospect. edit: the forum ...
by chrismar
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Anyone have a water softener?
Replies: 14
Views: 307

Re: Anyone have a water softener?

Or plumb a fixture in your home to spit out the hard water. :) For me it was easy, since my plumbing is PEX, but it could also be done for copper or pvc. Just tee into your pre-softener supply and then tee into your fixture's supply. Put a ball valve in after each tee to be able to swap if you get h...
by chrismar
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Need help identifying Grass Type
Replies: 9
Views: 120

Re: Need help identifying Grass Type

Based on the seed head shape it looks like nutsedge. Can you take a closer pic of the problem grass?
by chrismar
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Walking on new seedlings?
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Walking on new seedlings?

I know people get all uppity about walking on their grass babies, but not me. I was walking on them since first sprouting. I will say that I walked "lightly", but 200# is 200#, tippy toes or not. :D At the end of the day, 4 years post-reno, you can't tell where I did and didn't walk when they were y...
by chrismar
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Landscaping
Topic: clearing ground ivy for herbicides
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: clearing ground ivy for herbicides

Triclopyr all the way for ivy. Don’t mow it or cut it first, you want the most surface area possible. It will come back and it will take 3, 4, 5 applications for a full kill. Ivy is pretty persistent and hard to kill, in my experience. Do be careful with the crape myrtle. A lot of times they have ro...
by chrismar
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: chrismar's 2019 Lawn Journal
Replies: 18
Views: 736

Re: chrismar's 2019 Lawn Journal

Since the last update: 7/6 - OG @ bag rate 7/10 - PGR + FAS + Serenade 7/11 - Spot spray WBG CCO on the clover Pics from after today's (7/13) mow! https://pics.console.org/images/2019/07/13/4B02EAE2-9E6D-4477-99C9-F0892A4BCD1C.jpg https://pics.console.org/images/2019/07/13/1D535C32-2868-4757-AFB2-F8...
by chrismar
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Liquid fertilizer when to water in
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Liquid fertilizer when to water in

I'm not familiar w/ this exact product, but when I apply FAS I irrigate early the next morning. Meaning, I apply the FAS starting around 4PM in the evening (finished by 6) and start irrigating around 2 or 3 AM to be finished by 7 AM.
by chrismar
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RoundUp Precision Gel
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: RoundUp Precision Gel

Cool! Monsanto is making deodorant now!
by chrismar
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crack weeds aren’t always what they seem!
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Crack weeds aren’t always what they seem!

Back in spring I noticed a “crack weed” that didn’t have the normal “crack weed” look, so I let it stay to see what it would turn into. A few weeks later I noticed flower buds: https://pics.console.org/images/2019/06/13/D01FC3D2-2555-4413-AF3F-3D2D61722DEF.jpg And now it’s grown into a flourishing p...
by chrismar
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: New User - Lawn Weed Issues/Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 239

Re: New User - Lawn Weed Issues/Questions

I don’t know what the AI is in those brands, but there are a few things I do know: 1) 2,4-D as the AI will take care of a majority of broadleafs. 2) Triclopyr will wipe out “woodier” weeds like your clover, wild violet, ivy, etc. 3) Quinclorac is crab grasses worst enemy. 4) Tenacity is specialized ...
by chrismar
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Building Walk-Behind Boom Sprayer
Replies: 51
Views: 1476

Re: Building Walk-Behind Boom Sprayer

I’ll even take a copy/paste or a screenshot of the confirmation. :)

“98%” doesn’t exactly tell me what I don’t need.

Looking forward to the build and pics!
by chrismar
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Building Walk-Behind Boom Sprayer
Replies: 51
Views: 1476

Re: Building Walk-Behind Boom Sprayer

Hrmph. :( Hoping you’ll change your mind and give a full parts list with lots of pics once you get and build everything. The benefit (for me) is that I have the same spreader that I’d be looking to use, and I know many other folks around here would certainly appreciate details of such a build as wel...
by chrismar
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Building Walk-Behind Boom Sprayer
Replies: 51
Views: 1476

Re: Building Walk-Behind Boom Sprayer

All of them, please!
by chrismar
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Building Walk-Behind Boom Sprayer
Replies: 51
Views: 1476

Re: Building Walk-Behind Boom Sprayer

Sweet! Been thinking about doing something similar w/ my 2170! Please keep the thread updated with your build!
by chrismar
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Landscaping
Topic: Weed control
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Weed control

Looks like some sort of vine. An herbicide with Triclopyr as the active ingredient should take it out. It might take a couple of apps a week to 10 days apart.
by chrismar
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Landscaping
Topic: Help deciding on trees for privacy
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: Help deciding on trees for privacy

Just a word of caution: if you have deer in the area and they have easy access to your yard they will demolish arborvitae/thuja in no time flat.
by chrismar
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pool Water on lawn...
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: Pool Water on lawn...

I have to periodically lower the level of the pool after heavy rains and never had a problem on the turf areas the pool water hits. Salt water kept at 3200-3400 ppm.
by chrismar
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Best pre-m for landscape flower beds
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: Best pre-m for landscape flower beds

FuzzeWuzze , drip line meaning if you were to spray water from the top, where the water off the leaves would drip down to land. So if you’re plants are 4’ wide, you could put the preen at the 4’6” mark. If they’re in a hedgerow, you’re right, putting them in between would be hard, but 4’6” to the f...
by chrismar
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Best pre-m for landscape flower beds
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: Best pre-m for landscape flower beds

Also looking, we have a bunch of hydrangeas which apparently got cant use preen around. I have prodiamine but can't find any info if it's safe around them or not I contacted the Preen folks about this, since I also have a lot of hydrangeas around the property, and they said as long as you keep it a...
by chrismar
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Seeking advice, converting mulch bed to lawn
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: Seeking advice, converting mulch bed to lawn

@gm560 , turned out pretty good, actually! It's allllmost all the way filled in. When the year mark comes up in August/September you probably won't even be able to tell me or my shovel were there.

Sorta-kinda updated pics of that section in my journal (linked in my sig).