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by 2L8
Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Temporary PRG over winter before TTTF/KBG in spring?
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Temporary PRG over winter before TTTF/KBG in spring?

There where I want to sow already no grass grows. So no overseeding. However, the zone is adjacent to an existing lawn, although only one year old. There I had unfortunately mixed the KBG varieties Mercury and Yvette to TTTF, because I could only get this variety. These two KBG varieties are much li...
by 2L8
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Temporary PRG over winter before TTTF/KBG in spring?
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Temporary PRG over winter before TTTF/KBG in spring?

Triv is the worst enemy in my lawn. That was the main reason why I killed the existing lawn. Now I remembered that I still have a bag of TTTF SC-1 in with Vulpia myuros (rat's tail fescue) contamination. This grass is an annual and if it does not produce seed it should not be harmful. The amount mig...
by 2L8
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Temporary PRG over winter before TTTF/KBG in spring?
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Temporary PRG over winter before TTTF/KBG in spring?

Yes, I have also found that TTTF germinates relatively quickly. In the last sowing of September I already had a high rate after 8 days. I have only a limited amount of TTTF Regenerate and SC-1 seed that I received through a contact with a company employee. I was notified that this was a one-time pro...
by 2L8
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Temporary PRG over winter before TTTF/KBG in spring?
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Temporary PRG over winter before TTTF/KBG in spring?

I was actually going to seed turf with 90/10 TTTF/KBG this fall. The old lawn received glyphosate applications months ago. However, tilling the soil (removing stones and debris) is costing me so much time that I probably won't be ready until November at the earliest. I could seed on the already fini...
by 2L8
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Kentucky 31 vs. TTTF 2021 Covid Pricing and Availability
Replies: 39
Views: 1439

Re: Kentucky 31 vs. TTTF 2021 Covid Pricing and Availability

I'm a little irritated by the dark spots in some of the pictures that look like worm castings. What are they?
by 2L8
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Weed or other grass? In tall fescue
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Re: Weed or other grass? In tall fescue

Could be couch grass (quackgrass). In this case, rhizomes should be present. Do you have detailed pictures?
by 2L8
Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Grassy Weed ID in Reno.
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Re: Grassy Weed ID in Reno.

That does indeed look a lot like Triv. That could be a piece of stolon between your fingers. Did Pt already grow there before the renovation?
by 2L8
Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Poa Annua germinates when soil drops to 70 degrees?
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: Poa Annua germinates when soil drops to 70 degrees?

Poa annua is not only a different species, but also a different genus. Moreover, it is a mostly winter annual grass. I would not be surprised by differences in germination. I once had problems with germination of two KBG varieties (Poa pratensis Yvette, Miracle) . In trials indoors at nearly constan...
by 2L8
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Weed ID in new bermuda
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: Weed ID in new bermuda

This could be a kind of mornig glory.
by 2L8
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Monkwort or...
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Monkwort or...

Not monkwort, but mugwort or maybe common ragweed.

Herbicides containing clopyralid or triclopyr are supposed to be effective against monkwort or hand pulling if the number is manageable.
by 2L8
Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Grassy Weed Identification
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Grassy Weed Identification

To me this looks more like the wild form or an old variety of tall fescue.

Quackgrass should be recognizable by its rhizomes and curled leaves. Its leaves are dull and blue-green frosted.
by 2L8
Fri Sep 03, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Tillage before seed down: Grubs, debris
Replies: 0
Views: 118

Tillage before seed down: Grubs, debris

I have killed a 130 m² (1400 sqft) lawn area by two to three glyphosate applications to reseed this fall. Over one area I had seen many June beetles (Amphimallon solstitiale) flying in June and also caught over 100 with a net. It can therefore be assumed that there are plenty of larvae in the soil. ...
by 2L8
Thu Sep 02, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Help Identify This Grass
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Help Identify This Grass

This reminds me of a grass I found as a contaminant of TTTF seed: Vulpia myuros (annual fescue). At first I also thought that it is a kind of Fine Fescue (Festuca rubra rubra). Here is a detail picture of it: https://i.postimg.cc/WDnpSgwt/Vulpia-myuros.jpg You can compare it with your grass. But as ...
by 2L8
Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Is this fescue?
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Is this fescue?

Looks pretty much like the old varieties I've seen here, maybe also the wild form of tall fescue. I don't think, there is a selective herbicide that kills the fescue and spares KBG.
by 2L8
Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Wet peat moss before spreading?
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: Wet peat moss before spreading?

Recently I have seen the effect of poor water absorption of the peat moss. In places where a little more peat lab, only the top layer was wet after extensive watering, but a few tenths of an inch deeper still dry. Wetted peat moss: https://i.postimg.cc/QHnLdV4v/Peat-moss-wetted.jpg Scaped off surfac...
by 2L8
Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Glyphosate footprints
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: Glyphosate footprints

What rate of gly did you use? I’m asking because I’ve seen it before that high rate gly does seem to remain “active” and is trackable for a longer time, even if it has dried and is rewetted. It was 15 ml/1 l water (1,92 fl oz/gal) of 31% (by wt.) Glyphosate. Recommended was 10 ml/l. So, yes, increa...
by 2L8
Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Wet peat moss before spreading?
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: Wet peat moss before spreading?

The best results are achieved with only slightly moist peat. I have seen very different degrees of moisture in purchased peat bags. From dust-dry to so wet that I could no longer lift the bag. So that is mainly a matter of luck when buying. Perhaps peat can be moistened only slightly, possibly with ...
by 2L8
Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Glyphosate footprints
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: Glyphosate footprints

I am sure that the glyphosate dried the next day. Dew forms quite quickly here at night. Perhaps it has been dissolved again by the dew and could thus be carried away.
by 2L8
Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Glyphosate footprints
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Glyphosate footprints

I killed some areas of the lawn with glyphosate a few weeks ago. Although I was careful not to walk over the sprayed area within the next two days, yellow areas have formed in the adjacent lawns. However, I did observe someone at night walking across one of the areas about 28 hours after treatment i...
by 2L8
Sun Aug 22, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Wirey looking grass…
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Wirey looking grass…

Pa can can bloom at any time of the year. If you see seed heads outside of April to July it is usually Pa, at least in the warm temperate climate zone of the northern hemisphere.

I'm pulling some Pa from the lawn here now, but less than I did in the spring and I sometimes did even in December.