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by corneliani
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Best 21 push mower and why?
Replies: 12
Views: 1012

Re: Best 21 push mower and why?

I’m not sure if I’m being sentimental or what but I’m really missing my old Cub Cadet w the front caster wheels. I especially liked the adjustable speed control lever (vs the bar on my new HRX217) that allowed for easy one-handed operation ... and the rear wheel drive w the front caster wheels was a...
by corneliani
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Soil Test Results - Recommendations on what to do?
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Soil Test Results - Recommendations on what to do?

Not an expert but I'll pick off some of the low-hanging fruit, to start. I should add that your report looks about as good as anyone can hope, esp with it being a sandy-loam type. There's nothing egregiously deficient that needs immediate "amending' in my opinion, but this report does give you a nic...
by corneliani
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Prodiamine- 2 fall/winter apps?
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Prodiamine- 2 fall/winter apps?

I concur w TN Hawkeye. At 6# of product containing 0.22% prodiamine that means you've applied approx 0.56# of a.i./A (out of an allowable max of 1.5 a.i./A per year). That comes out to 37% of your yearly max. If you're looking for optimum warm-season weed control (crabgrass mainly) then reserve appr...
by corneliani
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Does the Ryobi backpack sprayer really spray at 60psi?
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Does the Ryobi backpack sprayer really spray at 60psi?

I placed a pressure tester on the wand output and my reading came in at approx 75psi. The stated 60+ psi (with a tip on) makes sense as the orifice will reduce the pressure in the tank some, depending on the size. EDIT: BTW the black plastic fan tip that came with it was very very similar in output ...
by corneliani
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Lots of questions for a new design
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Lots of questions for a new design

I took a few minutes to print out your drawing and do a quick sketch of a possible layout, for reference. I honestly recommend that you read through the design tutorial at https://www.irrigationtutorials.com/landscape-sprinkler-system-design-tutorial/. It has all the relevant info (and more!) that c...
by corneliani
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Lots of questions for a new design
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Lots of questions for a new design

A few questions: - What is the scale of the drawing? That helps set some reference. - What is in the bottom-right corner of the drawing that's requiring all those heads placed around it? As for the reason 1" pipe is used even though the service is only 3/4"... generally the larger a pipe's diameter ...
by corneliani
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Transition zone - Is anyone still fertilizing?
Replies: 28
Views: 1179

Re: Transition zone - Is anyone still fertilizing?

My thought process with considering Milo is that, since our soil temps historically barely dip below 40 during our coldest time of the year (coincidentally the dormancy threshold for TTTF, I'm told), I could use Milo as a self-feeding mechanism - where the soil microbes can feed as temperatures allo...
by corneliani
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Transition zone - Is anyone still fertilizing?
Replies: 28
Views: 1179

Re: Transition zone - Is anyone still fertilizing?

I renovated Oct 12 w 2nd round (Fixing washouts) Oct 21... that arctic blast came Nov 12-14 and I finally got my 2nd mow in yesterday! It’s been slow going this year. I’ve been throwing down 2# of Scott’s Turf builder 32-0-10 every 2 weeks (after the initial Starter fert) and I did fertilize the day...
by corneliani
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: New Feature 6-0-0 supplier needed - ePestHero is no more
Replies: 11
Views: 732

Re: New Feature 6-0-0 supplier needed - ePestHero is no more

SIDE BY SIDE OF THESE LABELS. PRETTY SIMILAR.

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by corneliani
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: New Feature 6-0-0 supplier needed - ePestHero is no more
Replies: 11
Views: 732

Re: New Feature 6-0-0 supplier needed - ePestHero is no more

Mightyquinn wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:05 am
Looks like Nutrien Ag is the old CPS or Crop Production Services locations at least in my area. Going to have to make some calls to see if I can still get this stuff.
Same as the branch in Greensboro GA.. old CPS location. Let us know what you find out.
by corneliani
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: New Feature 6-0-0 supplier needed - ePestHero is no more
Replies: 11
Views: 732

Re: New Feature 6-0-0 supplier needed - ePestHero is no more

We need to convince DoMyOwn to start carrying it. At this point I wonder if we can do a direct bulk buy and distribute it amongst ourselves (?). I called my nearest NutriAg but they don't carry it.. referred me to their distributor who won't sell retail obviously. If anyone has any leads on a sourc...
by corneliani
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Caught in the act... sun & dormancy on TifTuf
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Caught in the act... sun & dormancy on TifTuf

JRS 9572 wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:45 pm

The sun. And bricks holding heat. Doing the same thing. Dormant grass 20' away. Don't discount that the concrete patio isn't doing the same thing as my brick wall.
Good point. :thumbup:
by corneliani
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knee Wall Insulation
Replies: 19
Views: 339

Re: Knee Wall Insulation

totally agree on the air sealing Grass Clippins . It’s a pet peeve of mine how ppl spend all this money on decorative finishes but completely ignore the $500-1000 investment to do a thorough air seal, or the additional couple grand to bring the attic within the building envelope. My first house afte...
by corneliani
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: New Feature 6-0-0 supplier needed - ePestHero is no more
Replies: 11
Views: 732

New Feature 6-0-0 supplier needed - ePestHero is no more

I’m kicking myself for not placing the order for 15 bags as I had been mulling about .. thought I had time till next season.. but it seems the best (only?) source for Feature Is changing their business model.


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by corneliani
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Caught in the act... sun & dormancy on TifTuf
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Caught in the act... sun & dormancy on TifTuf

I've been wondering about why this patch of grass has been remaining green when the rest of my lawn is mostly dormant. I was thinking it could be soil or water, but being home today may have shed some light on exactly why: the shade outlines the green area almost exactly! Interesting to see how much...
by corneliani
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knee Wall Insulation
Replies: 19
Views: 339

Re: Knee Wall Insulation

pennstater2005 - I build in Atlanta so our construction standards are a bit different but what you have seems a bit unconventional. Makes me think someone added that black board to cap off the soffit venting (in order to keep the cold out??). Venting is about the exchange of air - where cold air en...
by corneliani
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knee Wall Insulation
Replies: 19
Views: 339

Re: Knee Wall Insulation

I'm not fully grasping where you're insulating.. the knee wall or the rafters... but the general idea with attic ventilation is to allow airflow from the soffit vents up through the rafters and to the roof (or ridge) vent. Always allow for that path to happen otherwise your venting is pointless.
by corneliani
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Adding onto existing sprinkler system HELP!!
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: Adding onto existing sprinkler system HELP!!

Does the "main sprinkler line" run through the sprinkler box? Specifically, is it connected to a valve? If so the builder may have prepped a backyard zone already for you, and if so the wiring should already be done (note that the wiring goes TO THE VALVES and NOT to the sprinklers, as your post rea...
by corneliani
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Rotary Spreaders... what are you paying for?
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Rotary Spreaders... what are you paying for?

I upgraded to an Earthway 2600a from a Scotts Edgeguard DLX after noticing some things I didn't like. Specifically: the plastic tires do not have consistent grip, esp on bumps/uneven terrain (and this is the mechanism that actually turns the spreader gears). I'd have to make sure that the engaging w...
by corneliani
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Winter fertilizer after new seeding?
Replies: 27
Views: 1040

Re: Winter fertilizer after new seeding?

Dhark - the information SiteOne gave you is not completely untrue as Urea, in the un-encapsulated 46-0-0 formulation, is a fast-release nitrogen source... which is analogous to higher-potency and hence higher risk . The issue then is if you feel comfortable applying a more concentrated fertilizer o...