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by hammerhead
Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Not sure what's going on... disease, fungus, stress?
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Re: Not sure what's going on... disease, fungus, stress?

Yes I think it's best to have them analyze it. If it's not fungus then let us know.
I have an ant problem but still did not find a way to get completely rid if them.
by hammerhead
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Yellow Spots Identification
Replies: 23
Views: 1161

Re: Yellow Spots Identification

Thanks @Green . Unfortunately i do not have a singly spot but many different ones forming track-like appearance. Those ants are just everywhere.

Will soon post some pics to show the recovery. Let's hope it won't come back anytime soon.
by hammerhead
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Not sure what's going on... disease, fungus, stress?
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Re: Not sure what's going on... disease, fungus, stress?

I guess Green could be right. This looks similar to what I have and I heavily suspect that in my case the damage is done by ants.
by hammerhead
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Yellow Spots Identification
Replies: 23
Views: 1161

Re: Yellow Spots Identification

g-man bernstem I am now pretty sure the yellow spots/tracks do not come from fungus. I have a huge amount of ants creating tiny mounds all over the lawn after irrigation, that's how I discovered i have an ant problem. I applied an ant killer product some days ago. The lawn is already looking much b...
by hammerhead
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Poa supina vs fine fescue in full shade.
Replies: 39
Views: 1958

Re: Poa supina vs fine fescue in full shade.

Poa Supina loves to be cut short. It spreads very aggressively with stolons and chokes out most other grasses. This guy on on youtube (sorry it is german) had only about 10% Supina in his mix, now the Supina took over about 90% of his lawn ;). His usual HOC is under 1 inch. I personally do not like ...
by hammerhead
Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Yellow Spots Identification
Replies: 23
Views: 1161

Re: Yellow Spots Identification

g-man thanks. It seems I will be able to find some Azoxy. Yes it really does look like some kind of tracks and that's why I thought it might be something other than fungus. The strange looks do not match with any pics of lawn fungus I could find with a google image search. Neverthless I will probab...
by hammerhead
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Yellow Spots Identification
Replies: 23
Views: 1161

Re: Yellow Spots Identification

g-man thanks. Would you recommend azoxy or propi? Or both at same time? Also at what rate for corrective properties? I will have a look at what I can find. Thank you:) Here also two current pics: https://i.postimg.cc/Kj3TbM11/IMG-20210605-082834.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/3xTtLKqX/IMG-20210605-082715...
by hammerhead
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Yellow Spots Identification
Replies: 23
Views: 1161

Re: Yellow Spots Identification

Thank you guys for the comments. bernstem . It does definitely not come from a squirrel or rabbit, those animals never come to housing zones here. We can only find those in the forest. I also think that more water just speeds up recovery and therefore dryness is not the cause of the yellow spots. In...
by hammerhead
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Yellow Spots Identification
Replies: 23
Views: 1161

Re: Yellow Spots Identification

Hi all, The yellow spots/arcs/stripes are still there. Sometimes there are more sometimes there are less. Weather influence It seems to get better when weather is wet (maybe due to faster recovery) and worse when it gets dry. Grass blade die back pattern The grass blades seem to die off from top to ...
by hammerhead
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: MNLawnGuy1980 Lawn/Pond Journal - 2021 Journal
Replies: 124
Views: 8319

Re: MNLawnGuy1980 Lawn/Pond Journal - 2021 Journal

One of the best lawns on TLF...and therefore probably in the whole world :)
Good job! Amazing!
by hammerhead
Sat May 29, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Advice for leveling and thickening 4 yr old lawn
Replies: 22
Views: 1364

Re: Advice for leveling and thickening 4 yr old lawn

I do not see the logic behind when people say fine fescue does not like to be cut short. Fine fescue can be mown very short. In my opinion it does much better short cut because it cannot mat down. I myself have quite a lot of FF in my lawn and it is mown at 0.5". Indeed some species of FF turn brown...
by hammerhead
Fri May 28, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: davegravy's 2021 journal (with Flex21!)
Replies: 294
Views: 11295

Re: davegravy's 2021 journal (with Flex21!)

Have been following your journal. Great progress. And @Babameca was right, the perpendicular checkerboard pattern really visually took your lawn to another level. Now you'll always spend double the time for mowing;)
Cheers!

PS: Another suggestion: double stripes? ;)
by hammerhead
Fri May 28, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: g-man 2021 Lawn Journal
Replies: 180
Views: 14465

Re: g-man 2021 Lawn Journal

Pics of lawn? ;)
by hammerhead
Thu May 20, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Manual reel mower for low cut at 0.5 inches
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Manual reel mower for low cut at 0.5 inches

Mark B , thanks, but walking speed does not matter as frostyshake just described. I actually do not get washboarding at 24mm (around 1 inch), but the thing is that I like my grass cut at 0.5 inches. I will have a look at your journal regarding the Einhell, 14mm sounds good to me, thanks :) frostysh...
by hammerhead
Thu May 20, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Fungus? pH? Irrigation coverage? All of the above?
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: Fungus? pH? Irrigation coverage? All of the above?

Regarding Fungus I had something very similar (probably same). It happens to my lawn when the weather gets dry/warm and gets better after a period of rain. I had stripes and also arcs of dead grass. Sometimes also just spots. It is most probably a fungus, however i was not able to identify it becau...
by hammerhead
Wed May 19, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Manual reel mower for low cut at 0.5 inches
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Manual reel mower for low cut at 0.5 inches

Thanks @RCUK . I will keep that in mind.

I'm still waiting for other recommendations, preferably based on your personal experience. US folks can answer too of course, just might be more difficult to get that equipment here in Europe. I'm open for all kind of suggestions.
by hammerhead
Wed May 19, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Manual reel mower for low cut at 0.5 inches
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Manual reel mower for low cut at 0.5 inches

Hi all, Having only a small yard I'm am using a manual reel mower. Using a self-propelled heavy real mower (even a swardman) wouldn't be beneficial for me as it would take me most likely more time to mow my lawn. I'm currently using the Gardena 400c , which has a reel with 5 blades. I am mowing at 0...
by hammerhead
Tue May 18, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Annual Bluegrass
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: Annual Bluegrass

Hi,

Good news for you: those look like KBG seedheads, not poa annua. I recommend a quick google search in order to ifentify the difference between Poa Annua and KBG seeheads.

Cheers
by hammerhead
Mon May 17, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: RCUK's journeys
Replies: 274
Views: 18505

Re: RCUK's journeys

Well planned approach. Looks promising. Good luck! Curious to see the progress :)
by hammerhead
Fri May 14, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: MAP to water ratio
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: MAP to water ratio

Thanks @g-man, your link got me the answer. BTW I meant to leave it 4 hours on the grass before watering because it also contains N, so i would do N foliar at the same time. I thought of applying about 1lbs of phosphorus/M , which would be around 0.2 lbs N/M using my MAP. Just if someone is curious ...