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by ktgrok
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: certainty plus quinclorac? NIS vs MSO
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: certainty plus quinclorac? NIS vs MSO

Movingshrub wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:36 pm
For most of the adjuvant questions, unless there is an antagonistic relationship (glyphosate and MSO), you can use MSO in lieu of NIS, so long as you can tolerate the chance for increased damage.
yeah, I'm going to be scalping it down soon anyway, so not worried about damage really.
by ktgrok
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: certainty plus quinclorac? NIS vs MSO
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: certainty plus quinclorac? NIS vs MSO

Nothing wrong with using Certainty with MSO. The NIS was CYA on the manufacturer's part because people not measuring their surfactants will cause applications to burn grass. Perfect, thank you! I'm pretty darned careful about measuring, no worries there. That helps me out. I did my speed zone appli...
by ktgrok
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Do I have to cut my valve to remove?
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Re: Do I have to cut my valve to remove?

when I've had to replace valves I just leave the bottom half in place and switch out the insides and top part and that fixes the problem with no cutting.
by ktgrok
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: certainty plus quinclorac? NIS vs MSO
Replies: 5
Views: 331

certainty plus quinclorac? NIS vs MSO

I need to put both down, and wondering if I can tank mix and use an NIS per the certainty label, or if I should do them separately so that I can use MSO with the quinclorac as the directions indicate. Just trying to save a bit of time spraying :)
by ktgrok
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Rio Bermuda and a small story
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: Rio Bermuda and a small story

I will say, go with a known seed, not some new variety. Learned my lesson on that the hard way. Last year I seeded Maya, which had great NTEP results, but was only sold one or two places. No one had really heard of it.
Totally regret it and am putting down a known variety (royal bengal) this year.
by ktgrok
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: seed then Pre emergent or vice versa?
Replies: 10
Views: 460

Re: seed then Pre emergent or vice versa?

When I scalp, before I seed, should I rent a dethatcher or something and do that first, to really prep the ground a bit more for the seed do you think? Also, I'd thought about leveling this year - how would that fit in, time wise? Scalp/level/seed or wait and level later in the season once the new g...
by ktgrok
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: seed then Pre emergent or vice versa?
Replies: 10
Views: 460

Re: seed then Pre emergent or vice versa?

Greendoc wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:02 pm
Yes. All three.
On it! I think I'm out of Quinclorac, but it will be here monday. And I've got the Speedzone and Certainty on hand. Thank you!
by ktgrok
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: seed then Pre emergent or vice versa?
Replies: 10
Views: 460

Re: seed then Pre emergent or vice versa?

Greendoc wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:52 pm
Speedzone, Quinclorac, Certainty. Speedzone calls for 2 week hold on seeding. Long enough for the weeds to die.
Ok, so you'd do all three of those, wait two weeks, then seed?
by ktgrok
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: seed then Pre emergent or vice versa?
Replies: 10
Views: 460

Re: seed then Pre emergent or vice versa?

Either way. I know Quicksilver and the sedge herbicides other than Image have minimal effect on Bermuda seed put down after application. If it were me, I would hit the weedy area hard with Quinclorac and even Speedzone. Temperatures on the cooler side is when you use that. Ok, I may have some quick...
by ktgrok
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: seed then Pre emergent or vice versa?
Replies: 10
Views: 460

Re: seed then Pre emergent or vice versa?

Ugh was out there today and seeing that the parking strip area has weeds, including some nasty stinging nettles that I grabbed by accident. Ouch. But also the ever present virginia buttonweed, and I see that the neighbor's globe sedge is back, which means it will soon be trying to crop up in my yard...
by ktgrok
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: seed then Pre emergent or vice versa?
Replies: 10
Views: 460

seed then Pre emergent or vice versa?

I'm in central Florida. Temps have been all over the place, 40 degrees one day, then 70 the next, then 80, and then back to 40's. Looks like highs are going to be in the upper 70s or low 80s the next 10 days, and probably more like highs in the upper 70s the rest of the month. Soil temps are averagi...
by ktgrok
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: postemergent for this time of year on bermuda in Florida?
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: postemergent for this time of year on bermuda in Florida?

Would you advise the regular Speedzone or the Southern version? I'm thinking I'm okay with the regular since it is a seeded bermuda?
by ktgrok
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Bermuda VS Zoysia...Why?
Replies: 36
Views: 1485

Re: Bermuda VS Zoysia...Why?

I have Z52 and I LOVE IT, but it needs a lot of work to be a great lawn again. I'm thinking a full reno next year but I don't want to wait 3 years for my lawn to fill in from plugging....hence why I'm asking the question. If you re cheap but also impatient you could seed bermuda - fast and cheap.
by ktgrok
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Bermuda VS Zoysia...Why?
Replies: 36
Views: 1485

Re: Bermuda VS Zoysia...Why?

Bermuda. Better recovery from injury. More disease and nematode tolerance. Easier to mow. I will add that Zoysia seems to live with problems and looks passable from a distance when rough cut. Up close it is a different deal. Zoysia is like trees. I like it in someone else's yard. This. If I were re...
by ktgrok
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: postemergent for this time of year on bermuda in Florida?
Replies: 4
Views: 307

postemergent for this time of year on bermuda in Florida?

I have Celsius and Certainty, and Dismiss, but was wondering if given the cooler temperatures it would be a good idea to use something else, and save those for the heavy weed issues in the spring/summer? Rather, Dismiss in the spring - probably three rounds to hit the globe sedge hard, and certainty...
by ktgrok
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Perennial Rye Grass
Replies: 293
Views: 24243

Re: Perennial Rye Grass

what is everyone using for weed control, if anything, in their rye? I seeded a small fenced area in the back with it, and am starting to see some weeds - in past years we had a ton of some kind of stinging nettle and I do NOT want to deal with those again! Central Florida area, I have on hand celsiu...
by ktgrok
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Expert Gardener fertilizer is made by...
Replies: 3
Views: 1039

Re: Expert Gardener fertilizer is made by...

I can say that a lot of products are actually produced by local companies - just according to the specifications of the labeld company. Cheaper than having it made in one place and shipped all over. I recently toured the Sunniland plant in Central Florida and they make a bunch of different products ...
by ktgrok
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: really disappointed in the Maya Bermuda
Replies: 21
Views: 1684

Re: really disappointed in the Maya Bermuda

I have some Quicksilver and will get more by then, and have the quinclorac and Celsius as well. Never again will I put down seed without Quicksilver on hand!
by ktgrok
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Perennial Rye Grass
Replies: 293
Views: 24243

Re: Perennial Rye Grass

man, y'all! I am so jealous of those yards. I hadn't planned to over seed since it is my yard's first year, but honestly, it isn't as thick as I want and I'm planning to renovate in some fashion in the spring anyway with a different bermuda, so now overseeding sounds great. Except - I put down a low...
by ktgrok
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: really disappointed in the Maya Bermuda
Replies: 21
Views: 1684

Re: really disappointed in the Maya Bermuda

Hancock Seed recommended Royal Bengal as being easy to establish, and aggressive horizontal growth, and said it does well in Florida. Think I'll try that. Of course, that means no pre emergent in the spring, right? Ugh. I suppose I can put one down once it establishes - it supposedly germinates in ...