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by adgattoni
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Why is it so hard to decide on a reel mower?
Replies: 16
Views: 131

Re: Why is it so hard to decide on a reel mower?

Maneuverability was also a big improvement when switching to a greensmower. It's much easier to turn around with the rear drum than to spin around a Cal Trimmer/TruCut/McLane. I would have to lift and shift the wheels around to get it lined up... it was just a pain. The drum moves a lot more freely ...
by adgattoni
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Why is it so hard to decide on a reel mower?
Replies: 16
Views: 131

Re: Why is it so hard to decide on a reel mower?

If you're going to drop 1500-2000 you might as well get a used greensmower. I picked up a Flex 21 for $400. It's built like a tank, and the engine purrs like a kitten. These guys tune them up and sell them for around your price range. I think you will regret buying one of those entry level reel mowe...
by adgattoni
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Landscaping
Topic: Edging Ideas
Replies: 29
Views: 2601

Re: Edging Ideas

How do you maintain the bed definition with the redefiner when you have mulch in the bed? Do you have to rake it away then back, or do you just not make the mulch that deep? I leave the mulch a bit shallow in the trench, then I go around and rake it back with one of those small garden claw things.
by adgattoni
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Had enough. STICKIN' IT to my TORO greens mower!
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Had enough. STICKIN' IT to my TORO greens mower!

Is that where it's supposed to go? I put mine on my fridge just so everyone who visits will see.
by adgattoni
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Lesco spreader
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Lesco spreader

Interesting, I looked into this more and the remote deflector option is still available as you saw. What is no longer available was the remote shut off for the 3rd hole which I was told was a bad seller. Not sure why, the SR2000 has both and they are nice to be able to control from behind the sprea...
by adgattoni
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: N-Ext Products
Replies: 140
Views: 7817

Re: N-Ext Products

bigmks wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:21 pm
I had a lot of trouble making it through the intro of that video...
by adgattoni
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Lesco spreader
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Lesco spreader

The deflector lever is an add on option. In the stock configuration you have to reach around and drop the deflector manually. There are also optional levers for quick access to open and close the third hole in the hopper.
by adgattoni
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Landscaping
Topic: Drainage ditch in yard
Replies: 11
Views: 414

Re: Drainage ditch in yard

....wait. I just noticed your driveway is dipped to hold water, what the heck? They could have cut a channel at the trough of the dip and installed a channel drain to keep the water moving. Yeah doesn't this create a "don't drown; turn around" situation in every driveway in this neighborhood? All t...
by adgattoni
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Treating/preventing dollar spot
Replies: 21
Views: 434

Re: Treating/preventing dollar spot

Just remember, chlorothalonil is not labeled for residential turf. Just curious why it's not labeled for residential turf? This is the EPA's reregistration decision which disallowed labeling for residential turf. Pages 169-170 offer some insight: "The Agency has determined that some application met...
by adgattoni
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Humic acid and Air 8 in December? Central IL
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Humic acid and Air 8 in December? Central IL

I have had a similar line of questions - with humics and bio solids, much of the focus seems to be on strengthening the soil. With some of that being a focus on “feeding” the microbes within the soil. Guess my question is when (or at what temperature) do the microbes become less active (or inactive...
by adgattoni
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Soil Surfactants/Wetting agents?
Replies: 184
Views: 18628

Re: Soil Surfactants/Wetting agents?

@Mightyquinn Ha! I just reread the thread and noticed it twice. Must be good to be mentioned three times. These things seem to be somewhat mysterious, and IMO that article best lays out the different types of chemistry used. It's difficult to get a good description on what most of them do IMO. I.e....
by adgattoni
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: N-Ext Products
Replies: 140
Views: 7817

Re: N-Ext Products

While we're comparing biostimulant costs. MicroGreene has 8% humic/2% kelp versus RGS at 6%/3%, respectively. I'm entertaining the idea of using just MicroGreene for both kelp and micros. In that case I can replace FEature and add humic/kelp to the routine and get a bit of cost savings. Label rates ...
by adgattoni
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Alternative to Milorganite
Replies: 86
Views: 9510

Re: Alternative to Milorganite

There's hardly any product inside a Milorganite bag. They are laughing all the way at all of you people buying it. I don't get it....... This. Yup, Milorganite is a 6-4-0 with a touch of iron. Wow, just read the label for Milo. For nitrogen it has a 2.5% water soluble nitrogen content. Then is says...
by adgattoni
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Excited about the new Carbon-X Fertilizer
Replies: 125
Views: 7233

Re: Excited about the new Carbon-X Fertilizer

I'll be for sure keeping a good record of my 2019 season in my journal online here. Right now, my lawn looks like hell. Absolute garbage. Carbon X will be the big boy for my N in 2019. Anything else that has N that gets applied will be incidental. I'll be doing a fancy soil health test before and a...
by adgattoni
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Soil Surfactants/Wetting agents?
Replies: 184
Views: 18628

Re: Soil Surfactants/Wetting agents?

May be a stupid question, would Penterra able to be applied by a back pack sprayer/spreader mate or would it have to be done via hose end sprayer? You can but you'll be refilling a lot. Label rates are 1 oz per 5 gallons carrier per 1ksqft, and I don't think it is recommended to try to spray it wit...
by adgattoni
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Excited about the new Carbon-X Fertilizer
Replies: 125
Views: 7233

Re: Excited about the new Carbon-X Fertilizer

I'm trying to figure out the degree to which CarbonX will replace other NExt products as I plan for next year. I know the CarbonX has 1 oz RGS/1000, so I can calculate that amount into my use of additional RGS. However, I can't figure out how much CarbonX has in the areas of micronutrients and humi...
by adgattoni
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Blade gauge
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Blade gauge

@Trippel24

You could also just go to Lowe's and get a bolt, a nut, and a piece of slotted angle aluminum (on the same aisle as the nuts and bolts usually).
by adgattoni
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Humic Acid
Replies: 42
Views: 4695

Re: Humic Acid

Thanks for the additional context thegrassfactor . I think what you've described is exactly what I'm trying to determine: does this have a place in my program? The lingering questions for me are: I do a lot in the lawn already, so am I going to get the bang for my buck spending another $100/year in ...
by adgattoni
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Latitude bermuda Seed, can't find anywhere.
Replies: 35
Views: 1061

Re: Latitude bermuda Seed, can't find anywhere.

Unlike some cool season grasses, overseeding bermuda with bermuda seed is really not something that is done. It should propagate just fine on it's own. Whatever factors are keeping your existing bermuda from thickening up would inhibit the establishment of new bermuda from seed. To go one step furt...
by adgattoni
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Agri-Fab 40 inch Core Aerator Assembly and Test
Replies: 11
Views: 791

Re: Agri-Fab 40 inch Core Aerator Assembly and Test

@TommyTester or really anyone with a tow behind plugger: any chance one of these things could be pulled behind a bicycle? Haha.