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by Chris LI
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Pre emergent question
Replies: 9
Views: 98

Re: Pre emergent question

that scott's only has .08% Mesotrione in it... I think I will stick with Tenacity and buy a less N Starter Fert If you're going with liquid Tenacity, Milo can be option for you, too. You can drop it at seeding time, since it will take a little time to kick, and give a chance for the seed to pop.
by Chris LI
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: JT's 2019 Reno
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Re: JT's 2019 Reno

As the fall rolls on, you should find some end of season deals at the discount stores that need to make room on the floor in there seasonal depths. You could start piecing together hoses, sprinklers, repair fittings, etc., as a fall project.
by Chris LI
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: gregfromohio's quest
Replies: 7
Views: 71

Re: gregfromohio's quest

:thumbup:
I look forward to following your journal.
by Chris LI
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: JT's 2019 Reno
Replies: 33
Views: 486

Re: JT's 2019 Reno

Germination looks like it's coming along nicely. Not to give you anymore work, but I see some nice flower beds and a base of the rock wall, where you can run hoses to set up a DIY irrigation system, so you won't have to drag hose so much. Mine has saved me a lot of dragging hose, but I still do some...
by Chris LI
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Trey’s 2019 Reno
Replies: 81
Views: 1147

Re: Trey’s 2019 Reno

:thumbup:
by Chris LI
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: SP's thread
Replies: 963
Views: 38501

Re: SP's thread

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by Chris LI
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: SP's thread
Replies: 963
Views: 38501

Re: SP's thread

Definitely give it a shot. I also saw the post and almost bit on buying some NH, but I still have liquid kelp and have been trying foliar apps this year, so I held off. Please update with your results. I might have to buy some for next summer.
by Chris LI
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: FuzzeWuzze Tiny Mazama Mono Reno
Replies: 35
Views: 940

Re: FuzzeWuzze Tiny Mazama Mono Reno

Grow, grass babies, grow! It looks like it's coming along nicely and you still have plenty of time. I know we all get anxious, but it's amazing how grass grows, once it gets past 'sprout and pout'.
by Chris LI
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: SP's thread
Replies: 963
Views: 38501

Re: SP's thread

On days I've been home during the day, I've been syringing and spraying kelp (and other goodies), which has helped reduce drought conditions, compared to previous years.

I think syringing alone, has helped. Hang in there!
by Chris LI
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Chris LI's Lawn Journal
Replies: 142
Views: 5200

Re: Chris LI's Lawn Journal

Got hit by a wicked t-storm tonight around 9:30 and lost power. I'll have to check my backyard weather station for rain accumulation in the morning, assuming power is back.
by Chris LI
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: SP's thread
Replies: 963
Views: 38501

Re: SP's thread

The NE should be down in the 70's on Sunday. Hopefully, you will get some relief, too.
by Chris LI
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Leveling Mat
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Leveling Mat

If you can get your hands on some leftover/ scrap chain link fencing, you could whip something together on the cheap.
by Chris LI
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: 2019 Renovation Thread
Replies: 103
Views: 4408

Re: 2019 Renovation Thread

@Stuofsci02
That's great "out of the box thinking", for working "in the box". Nice job! I look forward to following your reno. The contrast between your reel mowed playground area and surrounding turf, should be interesting...kinda like a green/collar/fairway.
by Chris LI
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Southwest Virginia Seed Recomendation for Clay soil
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Southwest Virginia Seed Recomendation for Clay soil

Compost should help. We typically don't suggest aerating because it can bring weed seeds to the surface, but if your soil base is the red clay I remember from visits, it's worth the risk. The compost (and some mason sand, or any sand) will help with nutrition and drainage.
by Chris LI
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Southwest Virginia Seed Recomendation for Clay soil
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Southwest Virginia Seed Recomendation for Clay soil

Welcome to TLF! Check out NTEP for the best TTTF cultivars rated for your area, which should be Blacksburg (VA Tech site). Glad to hear someone from my my Dad's general hometown area is on TLF. He's a Hokie and grew up in Pulaski. You should find some suitable kbg cultivars for your area which you c...
by Chris LI
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Trey’s 2019 Reno
Replies: 81
Views: 1147

Re: Trey’s 2019 Reno

Maybe you could try seeding mulch. It should help to reduce the washouts on slopes. I've used it successfully, but only have a slight slope to contend with. In recent years, I've switched over to peat moss and have seen better germination rates, so I prefer to use it now. If you apply some of both p...
by Chris LI
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Bewitched or Mazama?
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: Bewitched or Mazama?

Check out @NoslracNevok's journal and YouTube videos.
by Chris LI
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Renovation in Southern Virginia - Bluegrass?!
Replies: 18
Views: 257

Re: Renovation in Southern Virginia - Bluegrass?!

Also, what are your collective thoughts on leveling with compost, topsoil, or a mix? And should I till in whatever I use? I forgot to touch on this... I would dig down with a long, narrow trowel if you have one with three triangular cuts to remove a section, to take a look at the soil profile (a bu...
by Chris LI
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Renovation in Southern Virginia - Bluegrass?!
Replies: 18
Views: 257

Re: Renovation in Southern Virginia - Bluegrass?!

I've seen folks in NC grow kbg, so it is possible. The hybrid blugrasses are slightly more heat/drought tolerant, but I don't think they are worth it for what you give up in color. In the past, I've been a serial experimenter with kbg, TTTF and hbg. Kbg is my favorite. IMHO, I think it is more resil...
by Chris LI
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Trey’s 2019 Reno
Replies: 81
Views: 1147

Re: Trey’s 2019 Reno

Unless you're hell bent on the highest visual quality rating, and plan on spending $$$$ on buying and applying fungicides, I would opt for the disease resistance. My area tends to have fungus issues due to high humidity and my TTTF tends to get hit with brown patch. My kbg tends not to have as many ...