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by Khy
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Overseeding in Fall (conflict of information) Clarification Needed!
Replies: 18
Views: 638

Re: Overseeding in Fall (conflict of information) Clarification Needed!

Agree w/ above. You shouldn't be seeding based on a calendar. Use Greencast for your area, check the average temps, once they get below 80 for the average time. You check your local weather for the next week... it's going to be around 80 all week, Greencast says your average temps for this time of y...
by Khy
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: reseeding - best type seed northeast low maintence?
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Re: reseeding - best type seed northeast low maintence?

A quality TTTF is going to be the best bet if you want something low maintenance. Rye and KBG take a lot more baby sitting and will 100% die during the summer months if they can't get regular waterings. Where as TTTF can honestly go quite awhile without water even in extremely hot summer months befo...
by Khy
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Mowing short for overseeding
Replies: 18
Views: 886

Re: Mowing short for overseeding

Once seed is down, I wouldn't mow. Only after germination when the seedling reach approx 2". You'll want to take it down to 1.5" to promote tillering. There is already inherent risk with a kbg overseed. You want to give the seed as much of a chance to germinate without disturbing the area. If you h...
by Khy
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Overseeded lawn fungus
Replies: 11
Views: 579

Re: Overseeded lawn fungus

Agree w/ the others... one other thing I'd like to note though is that first photo, you have some moss growing near that sidewalk. Have you had a soil test done? Your issue could be coming down to acidic soil. Also sharpen that mower blade before you mow those new seedlings, those leaf tips look lik...
by Khy
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Mowing short for overseeding
Replies: 18
Views: 886

Re: Mowing short for overseeding

I'm also with the 'scalp it all at once' crowd. It definitely does shock the existing turf a bit and slows growth a tad. And it will look absolutely horrible for the first 5-6 days. But it grows out pretty fast still and honestly that "shock" to the system in my view results in healthier growth afte...
by Khy
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Hell strip
Replies: 13
Views: 409

Re: Hell strip

I mean, if you don't feel like doing the reno on it this year, just push the hell out of it with N and see what happens. Worst case? The KBG barely spread and it doesn't fill in all that much and you deal with it next year. Best case? KBG spreads like wild fire and fills in nicely and you don't even...
by Khy
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Humic acid option
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: Humic acid option

Looks a little sketchy but if you take it at face value and all things bejng equal you should be expected to dilute that down to 12% concentration from 80% and make at least but probably more 6+ gallons of humic12. You would essentially need to weigh the liquid in that jug (less weight of the jug),...
by Khy
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Humic acid option
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: Humic acid option

That stuff confuses me a touch... it claims to be 80% Humic Acid and I'm not sure how that's possible. As it is, the Humic12 from GCF is 12% and is like pouring syrup into your sprayer. Wouldn't 80% Humic Acid basically just be like trying to mix black tar and water? They also claim 1oz-2oz per gall...
by Khy
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Tttf rhizomes?
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Tttf rhizomes?

Looks like KBG to me, not TTTF. KBG has that thick midrib on the leaf where as TTTF has veins through the entire leaf blade. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8jF-ZFfK8EU/VRQXMxFbUyI/AAAAAAAAEtA/Fyy-DT3_R8c/s1600/Slide12.JPG https://i.imgur.com/sztbYNR.jpg You bag of seed was 5% KBG which is like 25% of the...
by Khy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Cost vs benefit of lawn care
Replies: 41
Views: 1064

Re: Cost vs benefit of lawn care

rtdad yeah, I'm aware, the KBG in my lawn isn't a good cultivar and it's honestly not all that dominant, most of the turf is TTTF. I don't have the time or energy to do a full reno with a newborn & work being insane this year even though I had originally planned on it. But TTTF makes up the majorit...
by Khy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: My lawn has chicken pox
Replies: 43
Views: 1416

Re: My lawn has chicken pox

I'm due for another Bifen app anyway, so I'll probably hit it tomorrow (rain tonight). In the meantime I can try the coffee can test. Either way, I don't know there is a lot I can do in the short term. The Carbon X was round one of the blitz, so now I am terrified of going straight Urea in a week. ...
by Khy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: NJ Mid-Summer Re-Seed
Replies: 50
Views: 1787

Re: NJ Mid-Summer Re-Seed

@Khy Thanks for the info I have a site one close to my office. I just checked their website and the closest thing that they have in stock locally is 19-0-19. About half of the nitrogen is slow release, so I was thinking I could do .5 lb/N and K every other week. If I did this for the next 2 months ...
by Khy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: My lawn has chicken pox
Replies: 43
Views: 1416

Re: My lawn has chicken pox

So it looks like it spread from the deck just because the security camera and the angle. It did the same thing on both side yards and the front, all at the same time (but I don't have cameras to show there). I also spray Bifen every 30 days or so. I will do a bug check tonight, but the turf doesn't...
by Khy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Cost vs benefit of lawn care
Replies: 41
Views: 1064

Re: Cost vs benefit of lawn care

I've never honestly sat down and looked at it too hard if I'm being completely honest. The first year was a lot more expensive as it required buying a lot of chemical stuff that lasts a really long time. Talking things like Prodiamine/Tenacity/Azoxy etc. where the upfront cost is expensive as I can'...
by Khy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: My lawn has chicken pox
Replies: 43
Views: 1416

Re: My lawn has chicken pox

bosox_5 I don't think it was fert burn... to me, looking at it, the issue was clearly there on 8/17 but it was in it's infancy. You can see it all around the deck area, it looks like it's spreading from the deck outward. It's possible that it's dollar spot but honestly, I don't think so, especially...
by Khy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: NJ Mid-Summer Re-Seed
Replies: 50
Views: 1787

Re: NJ Mid-Summer Re-Seed

The soil test is pretty solid looking all in all, your pH is a touch high but it's fine. The absolute worst case scenario for you at a 7.8 pH would be possible iron chlorosis, even with your high Iron content it's simply not plant available up in the high 7's. You should be able to fix this if you s...
by Khy
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Hatrick PRG
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Hatrick PRG

Honestly, at least imo, look less at the "mean" ranking system and instead look at the testing center nearest to you. So for example, in my case, NJ2 is like 15 miles from my house. So the conditions for that in terms of weather patterns etc. are all going to be identical or damn near identical. And...
by Khy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Elite Kentucky Bluegrass
Replies: 38
Views: 2012

Re: Elite Kentucky Bluegrass

Try seedsuperstore.com or unitedseeds.com This area of UnitedSeeds can be tough to navigate too (their site leaves some to be desired). But if you go to products and look at their KBG mixes you can go here https://unitedseeds.com/resources/ and click on it to get a PDF breakdown of the types of seed...
by Khy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Can overseeding non-KBG into KBG lawn do more harm than good?
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Can overseeding non-KBG into KBG lawn do more harm than good?

You're over thinking it, being that you said you're not sure what kind of grass you even have, just buy some seed and throw it down to fill in the spots. Especially if these are spots that have consistently been an issue. The thing is, just about any cool season lawn has TTTF, KBG, PRG, Fine Fescue ...