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by ktgrok
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Expert Gardener fertilizer is made by...
Replies: 3
Views: 330

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: 19
Views: 1123

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: 238
Views: 10074

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: 19
Views: 1123

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 ...
by ktgrok
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Perennial Rye Grass
Replies: 238
Views: 10074

Re: Perennial Rye Grass

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Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:17 pm
I think I posted this photo in another thread, but guest mows are the best mows...

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After the photo with the baby I did a double take on this one - have to say, the baby did it better :lol:
by ktgrok
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: really disappointed in the Maya Bermuda
Replies: 19
Views: 1123

Re: really disappointed in the Maya Bermuda

Hancock Seed recommended BlackJack 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 5 da...
by ktgrok
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: really disappointed in the Maya Bermuda
Replies: 19
Views: 1123

Re: really disappointed in the Maya Bermuda

So, thinking toward spring I'm wondering if it is totally insane to put down some different seed. Not kill this off totally, just scalp it and throw down some variety that has a better lateral growth pattern than this stuff. Because at this point the common bermuda is so much better - more dense, l...
by ktgrok
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: really disappointed in the Maya Bermuda
Replies: 19
Views: 1123

Re: really disappointed in the Maya Bermuda

So, thinking toward spring I'm wondering if it is totally insane to put down some different seed. Not kill this off totally, just scalp it and throw down some variety that has a better lateral growth pattern than this stuff. Because at this point the common bermuda is so much better - more dense, le...
by ktgrok
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: is there a pre emergent for virginia buttonweed?
Replies: 16
Views: 499

Re: is there a pre emergent for virginia buttonweed?

So, other than moving, it seems like I need to resign myself to post emergents, and maybe not be real careful when I'm a long the property line.
by ktgrok
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: is there a pre emergent for virginia buttonweed?
Replies: 16
Views: 499

Re: is there a pre emergent for virginia buttonweed?

Yeah, this is his lawn, right up against mine. Nice mix of Florida Pusley, globe sedge, virginia buttonweed, etc. He also has a great patch of dove weed up near our fence.
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by ktgrok
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: is there a pre emergent for virginia buttonweed?
Replies: 16
Views: 499

Re: is there a pre emergent for virginia buttonweed?

So, what I'm hearing is that I'll never get this to stop unless I get rid of the stuff in my neighbor's yard too, since our property bumps into each other and his is flowering and seeding into my yard.
by ktgrok
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: will a TruCut H20 fit in the back of my minivan?
Replies: 1
Views: 166

will a TruCut H20 fit in the back of my minivan?

Looks like I'm getting an upgrade!!! Thanks to great offer by a member here I'm upgrading from my manual reel to a TruCut, but now I have to figure out logistics of picking it up. He's about 2 hours away, and I can either send my husband with his pick up truck OR I could go with the kids and we coul...
by ktgrok
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Bahia to Bermuda renovation
Replies: 149
Views: 4165

Re: Bahia to Bermuda renovation

Oh, in other news I saw a bunch of moths today when mowing, and found an army worm. Sprayed what I had on hand - bifenthrin and imidacloprid - and ordered some more Spinosad that I'll pick up at Tractor Supply tomorrow. In better news, I got to tour the Sunniland fertilizer plant yesterday with some...
by ktgrok
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Bahia to Bermuda renovation
Replies: 149
Views: 4165

Re: Bahia to Bermuda renovation

Struggling to keep the bed knife to reel alignment correct on the manual reel, and mowed with the rotary a few times. Accidentally scalped it fairly good the day before Halloween - so no domination there. Spent time trying to get the manual reel back in order today and mowed again. Definitely better...
by ktgrok
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: is there a pre emergent for virginia buttonweed?
Replies: 16
Views: 499

is there a pre emergent for virginia buttonweed?

Darn stuff KEEPS come back. (neighbor has tons of it, so I'm sure that's why)
Is there a pre emergent for this weed, or am I stuck just treating with post emergents all year?
by ktgrok
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: St. Augustine Grass Dead Areas
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: St. Augustine Grass Dead Areas

I'd be VERY suspicious of armyworms. They can kill a yard and also attack trees. Soapy water test should bring them up - best done early in the morning or at dusk.
And over time low cutting will reduce roots and health of St. Augustine. I'd definitely go a bit taller, especially while it is stressed.
by ktgrok
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: How Low is Too Low?
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: How Low is Too Low?

If you want to maintain at this height you need to cut once even lower, then go back to this height.
by ktgrok
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: what do I want?
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: what do I want?

Yeah, that's my thought too. Reel mowers are not common here, so not only can it be tough to find a used one to buy, it would be hard to sell it again. And with homeschooling, writing, etc I really don't want to learn a ton of lawn mower maintenance right now. I want something I can grab and go. But...
by ktgrok
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: what do I want?
Replies: 7
Views: 255

what do I want?

I have less than 4K, common/seeded bermuda varieties. I mow around 1 - 1.5 inches. I was mowing with a manual reel (earth wise 7 blade) but the thing is constantly out of alignment causing me to either spend more time messing with it than mowing or deal with a good chunk of it not making proper cont...
by ktgrok
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Army worm help....Tampa area
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: Army worm help....Tampa area

I tried everything I could get my hands on and the only thing that really worked was Spinosad. it's actually an organic product, a fermentation/bacteria thing, and really safe. But man, it killed them DEAD. Brand name I used was Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew but there are others. All have you apply 3 ...