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by massgrass
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Leaf vacuum/mulcher
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Leaf vacuum/mulcher

Thanks. The shredding performance looks good, but it's a stationary unit with no vacuuming functionality. I'd ideally like the ability to suck and shred leaves/pine needles in places where blowing them out on the lawn and mulch mowing isn't practical.
by massgrass
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Leaf vacuum/mulcher
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Leaf vacuum/mulcher

I saw this video of a Worx unit by grassdaddy, and was wondering what people thought of these? Mrs. massgrass asked me what I want for Christmas and something like this could be useful for my annual non-mower friendly cleanup. Any opinions on specific brands/models? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t...
by massgrass
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: True Green Late App
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: True Green Late App

I saw the TruGreen truck in my neighborhood as recently as last week. One house had white prills all over the sidewalk that were similar the 46-0-0 urea that I used on my turf. I was surprised that a licensed applicator wouldn't blow them off the pavement, but maybe I'm just a bit too fussy for my o...
by massgrass
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: New England folk - Screamin' Green (clone) group buy
Replies: 28
Views: 1050

Re: New England folk - Screamin' Green (clone) group buy

Hopkinton is about an hour away, I could probably do that. I would tentatively get 8 bags if they were $20 or better.
by massgrass
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: New England folk - Screamin' Green (clone) group buy
Replies: 28
Views: 1050

Re: New England folk - Screamin' Green (clone) group buy

I appreciate that, but even Springfield is a 2h drive for me.
by massgrass
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: New England folk - Screamin' Green (clone) group buy
Replies: 28
Views: 1050

Re: New England folk - Screamin' Green (clone) group buy

I'm interested, but kinda far for me too. :(
by massgrass
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: 2019 | Cool Season Lawn Photos
Replies: 242
Views: 17030

Re: 2019 | Cool Season Lawn Photos

Mulch mowed today and things look pretty good considering what it was like a couple of years ago, but I still have plenty of leaves to drop yet: https://i.postimg.cc/K84kZYjD/lawn111019.jpg My neighbor scalped his entire lawn for some reason (and a bit of mine on the border) and it looks pretty whit...
by massgrass
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Screamin Green
Replies: 28
Views: 1706

Re: Screamin Green

I also tried the Screamin Green freebie last year and was frustrated to find out that it isn't readily available around here. ~$20/bag would be outstanding.
by massgrass
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Do mowers go on sale in the winter?
Replies: 8
Views: 877

Re: Do mowers go on sale in the winter?

Probably tough to do on a new one. You could try checking the Home Depot inventory local to you and maybe you'll get lucky and find something on clearance: brickseek.com. Failing that, you could probably get that kind of discount on a returned one at Home Depot or by keeping an eye on craigslist.
by massgrass
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Do mowers go on sale in the winter?
Replies: 8
Views: 877

Re: Do mowers go on sale in the winter?

They usually have a Toro Days sale in April/May where the TimeMaster is $100 off with free delivery (link). Certain Home Depot stores have a section where they resell returned mowers at a discount, but you have to check there on a regular basis during the mowing season.
by massgrass
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Fertilizer of choice for Winterizer
Replies: 15
Views: 920

Re: Fertilizer of choice for Winterizer

I'm in Algonquin, IL and going to use Expert 10-10-10 around Thanksgiving weekend. I have a good supply of the Walmart 10-10-10 on hand, but I worry about overdoing it with the potassium this late in the season (snow mold). I'm putting down one more app from my partial bags of 46-0-0 urea and 29-0-...
by massgrass
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: 2019 | What did you do with your lawn today?
Replies: 870
Views: 42769

Re: 2019 | What did you do with your lawn today?

I think I just joined the dark side. I basically live in a pine forest, so I went to one of the common areas in my neighborhood and raked a bunch of oak/maple leaves onto a tarp and spread it out on my front lawn before I mow this afternoon. Thankfully none of my neighbors drove by while I was doing...
by massgrass
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Grounds Keeper II price
Replies: 16
Views: 907

Re: Grounds Keeper II price

pennstater2005 wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:23 pm
I’ve been looking at these for awhile now. What is the advantage over a standard rake?
I would say it's more like a tine dethatcher with a handle. In my experience it's particularly good at getting at thatch and moss hiding in the turf.
by massgrass
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Grounds Keeper II price
Replies: 16
Views: 907

Re: Grounds Keeper II price

I bought mine at treestuff.com (currently $28.99). Coupon code FREESHIP gets you free s/h.
by massgrass
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Is Barn Lime the same as other lime?
Replies: 18
Views: 1080

Re: Is Barn Lime the same as other lime?

mountainmoron wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:56 am
That's true! My local ones do that as well and I'd completely forgotten to factor that in. Might not be as big of a difference after all.
If nothing else, it's at least easier to spread than the powdered stuff.
by massgrass
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Is Barn Lime the same as other lime?
Replies: 18
Views: 1080

Re: Is Barn Lime the same as other lime?

It's not a huge savings, but at my local Lowe's stores you can get a 10% off contractor's rate for Dolomitic Lime for quantities of 10+ 40lb bags. The Soil Doctor stuff around here worked out to $3.58 per bag.
by massgrass
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Timemaster owners a moment please...
Replies: 20
Views: 977

Re: Timemaster owners a moment please...

I haven't noticed wheelies, but the small gas tank is my main complaint. As a whole, I'm pleased with it and think it does a nice job.
by massgrass
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Pennington ironite
Replies: 10
Views: 435

Re: Pennington ironite

I really like this chart originally posted by Mightyquinn:

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by massgrass
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Laterally spreading fescue or rye
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Laterally spreading fescue or rye

I'm also in SE MA and started using Firecracker SLS TTTF in my non-KBG friendly areas last year. While I have been pleased with it so far, I haven't observed much in the way of noticeable spreading.
by massgrass
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Chapin Backpack sprayer $49 @ WalMart!
Replies: 47
Views: 2078

Re: Chapin Backpack sprayer $49 @ WalMart!

For anyone who wants to check local inventory:

https://brickseek.com/walmart-inventory ... =368665606