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by saidtheblueknight
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: To Push Or Not To Push
Replies: 11
Views: 283

Re: To Push Or Not To Push

On new KBG is fine to push in the spring as long as it's already coming out of dormancy. You don't want to push a dormant grass.

On established lawns and ones that are fertilized in the fall, you don't need to push.
by saidtheblueknight
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Perennial Ryegrass
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: Perennial Ryegrass

PRG will be fine in the transition zone, especially if you can water such a small lot.
by saidtheblueknight
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Mixing Seed
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: Mixing Seed

That sounds right, but don't necessarily go by weight but moreso the actual coverage. You are at an advantage when seeding bare ground in that you can see exactly how much seed you are putting down. So start light and make several passes in different directions until you achieve the correct visual c...
by saidtheblueknight
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Spring Reno advice
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Spring Reno advice

Nothing wrong with seeding now, as long as he has the ability to water the still young grass in the summer heat. And personally tilling is fine, because even if you do bring up a bunch of weed seeds to the surface you will kill em with the pre-emergent. In fact, that is a good way to kill alot of we...
by saidtheblueknight
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Soil test results- Recommemded Fert.
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Soil test results- Recommemded Fert.

Don't necessarily go by the label %, but more for how much Nitrogen you are actually applying eg. pounds on the ground. You're in New York so temps are still low, so I wouldn't shock the grass with a bunch of Nitrogen at once. I would instead go with a spoon feeding approach, maybe 0.25lbs N/1000ft ...
by saidtheblueknight
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Have some compaction and matted grass
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Have some compaction and matted grass

If you must, you can do a light rake to stand up the grass and bring airflow to the crowns.

But it's necessary, the grass will eventually come out of dormancy and stand up on its own.
by saidtheblueknight
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Pre Emergent Now or Later
Replies: 11
Views: 621

Re: Pre Emergent Now or Later

Quick question approximately. What must the steady temp be outside for the ground to reach the 50-55 degree area? Im a newbee here and am just getting started. Usually if highs are in the 55-60 range and lows are in the high 40s you can expect that sort of soil temp. But it also matters how much su...
by saidtheblueknight
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Is it too cold for anything to germinate right now?
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Is it too cold for anything to germinate right now?

First of all, it's only been 5 days. No grass seed with germinate and emerge out of a thin layer of top dressing in 5 days. Second, it is a bit cool for full germination so that will also play a factor. But good news it's not wasted, or much. Seed is resilient and will just sit there until condition...
by saidtheblueknight
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Pre Emergent Now or Later
Replies: 11
Views: 621

Re: Pre Emergent Now or Later

@saidtheblueknight I was planning on over seeding again this fall and my understanding is to not put pre-emergent down more than once if I want to do that. What do you think? It depends on what it says on the label and how heavy of an app you do. You can do small split apps now and again in May and...
by saidtheblueknight
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Pre Emergent Now or Later
Replies: 11
Views: 621

Re: Pre Emergent Now or Later

Now and later. Pre-emergent is not a one and done job, it's an ongoing effort. If you want a weed free yard, you're going to have to apply pre-em on multiple occasions every year.
by saidtheblueknight
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Fall lawn Renovation done, now where to start?
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Fall lawn Renovation done, now where to start?

You can aerate, top dress then hit it with Scotts pre-em for seeding along with seed.
by saidtheblueknight
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Snow Blower to Lawn
Replies: 11
Views: 582

Re: Snow Blower to Lawn

Yes, please please do this and post pics. Would be the thread of the year.
by saidtheblueknight
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: First attempt at planting grass in Spring
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Re: First attempt at planting grass in Spring

I would at least try to do a light raking of the yard to remove any dead material and stand up the existing grass blades before throwing down. This will open up bare spots for seed to settle directly on soil. It might be a bit early for grass seed in NH, but if you can get it down before the snow st...
by saidtheblueknight
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Sta-Green Crab Ex Plus - any reviews?
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Sta-Green Crab Ex Plus - any reviews?

Prodamine is very popular, so it should work well.

If it will last the full season or not depends on the concentration of the active ingredient (prodamine) which it will say on the label. Further down the label it should say how long each application strength will last.
by saidtheblueknight
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Greencast vs GDD Tracker
Replies: 10
Views: 414

Re: Greencast vs GDD Tracker

What does everyone use most of the time to time their PreM? I’m following both but getting somewhat different readings. According to GDD tracker, I’m pretty much in the “optimal” Phase of pre em. If I look at the greencast soil temps, it’s still in the 40’s for the 5 day temp tracking and the 5 yea...
by saidtheblueknight
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: What are these yellow areas?
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: What are these yellow areas?

Without a clear high resolution pic of the blade it's tough to tell if it's a disease or just normal turnover. But sounds like winter die off/snow mold which is normal, stuff will die every once in a while from the elements or just age.
by saidtheblueknight
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Seeded in late fall - but pre M now?
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Seeded in late fall - but pre M now?

Most of what's left of your October seed is probably rotten or gone by now. I wouldn't let a minute amount of seed get in the way of a proper pre-emergent strategy. If you had dormant seeded mid-winter I'd say give it a chance. Given that you seeded in October most of that probably germinated in Oct...
by saidtheblueknight
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: To early for prodiamine in northern Illinois?
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: To early for prodiamine in northern Illinois?

Mmm, I’ll have to look that up. It’s been freezing at night, with a few days in the 50’s. This weekend it’s supposed to get into the 60’s. I know it’s about soil temps. It’s probably not close to 50 yet, but then I read, it’s better to put it down sooner rather than later. True, but you're still a ...
by saidtheblueknight
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: To early for prodiamine in northern Illinois?
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: To early for prodiamine in northern Illinois?

What is the 5 and 10 year average for soil temp for this day?

http://www.greencastonline.com/tools/soil-temperature
by saidtheblueknight
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Gdd tracker alert
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Gdd tracker alert

What is the 5 and 10 year average for soil temp for this day?