Search found 731 matches

by chrismar
Sun May 31, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday thread
Replies: 785
Views: 71762

Re: Happy Birthday thread

Thank you!
by chrismar
Wed May 27, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Personal Weather Stations
Replies: 183
Views: 21219

Re: Personal Weather Stations

I got my WeatherFlow Tempest and have had it outside for a few days. Pretty neat little device!

https://bridgewaterweather.com
by chrismar
Wed May 27, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wireless Routers
Replies: 33
Views: 1745

Re: Wireless Routers

I dropped out of Unifi. For the price of their USG Pro it does not handle Gigabit Internet with Intrusion Detection turned on. Most of my friends in networking who stuck with Unifi went with either the AmpliFi product or their Edge line. This is the one thing about unifi that irks me, and I only ha...
by chrismar
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: What color is Tenacity Herbicide?
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: What color is Tenacity Herbicide?

Mine is like an off white milky beige. Definitely more opaque than translucent.
by chrismar
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Visited New Jersey to stock up
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: Visited New Jersey to stock up

Agreed, but still not what I want to add to my lawn or eventually my well. I’ve got well water and been using OceanGro for 5 seasons now. 7 apps a season. Aside from this 3rd eye growing out of my forehead, no issues with it or my water from it! :D Have you had your water tested for PFAS? We are de...
by chrismar
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Visited New Jersey to stock up
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: Visited New Jersey to stock up

MassHole wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:46 am
Agreed, but still not what I want to add to my lawn or eventually my well.
I’ve got well water and been using OceanGro for 5 seasons now. 7 apps a season. Aside from this 3rd eye growing out of my forehead, no issues with it or my water from it! :D
by chrismar
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Visited New Jersey to stock up
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: Visited New Jersey to stock up

The subject says “ Visited New Jersey...”, which implies Delaware was the starting point and NJ was the destination. ;)
by chrismar
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TLF Spring 2020 Giveaway!
Replies: 337
Views: 17439

Re: TLF Spring 2020 Giveaway!

:dancenana: :banana: :yahoo:
by chrismar
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heating Season Thermostat Setting?
Replies: 25
Views: 2265

Re: Heating Season Thermostat Setting?

During the day it ranges between 70-72°, depending on location (upstairs vs downstairs).

At night the downstairs thermostat goes to 60° (no one sleeps down there) and upstairs goes to 64°.
by chrismar
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Landscape drip line repair
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Re: Landscape drip line repair

Yes, that should have what you need to make the repair, and yes, it's as simple as you describe. Cut out the damaged portion and use a coupler or two with some new line if needed to patch the gap. As far as deep, I use a landscape shovel to make a V in the soil and just jam it in as far as it'll go....
by chrismar
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Landscaping
Topic: Resource
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Re: Resource

Check out Plant Amnesty on YT: https://www.youtube.com/user/plantamnesty/videos They also have a bunch of resources on their website: https://www.plantamnesty.org/ If I can't find what I'm looking for there, I look on various university extension websites, with a preference for those closer to where...
by chrismar
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Personal Weather Stations
Replies: 183
Views: 21219

Re: Personal Weather Stations

Has anyone seen these yet? https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tempest-a-revolutionary-personal-weather-system/#/ This part is interesting: Data Dividend - Get paid just for keeping the data flowing. I've been following WeatherFlow for a while and ended up backing their current Tempest project a few...
by chrismar
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wireless Routers
Replies: 33
Views: 1745

Re: Wireless Routers

Big fan of Ubiquiti products as well. I've got a USG as my router, and 3 APs scattered about the house: a UAP-AC-PRO upstairs on the 2nd level ceiling, a UP-AC-LITE in the basement and a UAP-AC-M in the attic. With these 3 APs I get 100% coverage inside the house and out in the backyard, it's fantas...
by chrismar
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Landscaping
Topic: Ornamental grass
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Ornamental grass

As soon as they’re brown and dormant like that it’s safe to cut back. I generally do mine around this time of year, before it gets too cold out. As for height, it depends on how big it is. The bigger it is the taller it needs to be cut. The reason being is, just like lawn grasses, if you damage the ...
by chrismar
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Grassy weed
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Grassy weed

Looks like baby crabgrass to me. I'm bad at weed ID, though. Hand pull if you can.
by chrismar
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Should I upgrade my controller?
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Should I upgrade my controller?

Good question, I think they do have manual controls on the actual unit, but I've never used them.

Once it's programmed to your liking, I don't think it requires the app to be installed, but I could be wrong about that.

Hoping others can give more definite answers!
by chrismar
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Should I upgrade my controller?
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Should I upgrade my controller?

Keep an eye on woot.com for a Rachio. They periodically have 8-zone controller for a pretty decent price. As far as installing goes, it's pretty simple. When I replaced my controller I took a pic of the wires going into the old one, and then just moved them across to the new one. It took 15-20 mins,...
by chrismar
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Cool Season Weed Control Routine Maintenance
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Cool Season Weed Control Routine Maintenance

Hi Jeff! Welcome to TLF! 1) When using Tenacity as a pre-emergent (pre-m), it's not necessary to add a NIS. 2) Quinclorac does not have any soil residual, so it cannot and should not be used as a pre-m. It is a post-m only. 3) Tenacity as a pre-M is generally pretty short lived. I think it's only 30...
by chrismar
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Starting to think about compressor for blowout
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Starting to think about compressor for blowout

For blowing out irrigation systems it's all about volume and CFMs. The big diesel commercial units don't offer a lot of PSI, but they do offer a lot of CFMs. That said, for a DIY approach, the larger the volume of the tank means the more CFMs. That's why you see smaller tanks have smaller CFMs and t...
by chrismar
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Landscaping
Topic: I can't grow anything in front of my house!
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: I can't grow anything in front of my house!

Define “lots”, is it more than a dozen in a square foot?