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by adgattoni
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: $100 budget to increase OM in clay soil where do you put it?
Replies: 17
Views: 863

Re: $100 budget to increase OM in clay soil where do you put it?

One drawback to using annual rye is that it is much lighter green compared to perennial rye, KBG, and TTTF. You will certainly add additional roots to the soil and thus OM%, but from September to May you will have light green turf (harder to kill annual rye in cool season turf). It may even last lon...
by adgattoni
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Lesco 100 lb Spreader
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: Lesco 100 lb Spreader

@Mr Efficiency builds these and sells them on eBay.

FYI he also invented the Break Thru Agitator that basically everyone uses on these spreaders.
by adgattoni
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Buried PEX for irrigation system
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: Buried PEX for irrigation system

Thanks! Yes, I could see some runs being 170 feet long just to get to the zone area. May need 1.5" PEX pipe for that which is certainly pricey. I've actually never heard of this Blu-lock pipe, I'll definitely look into it more. Quick search makes it look like it only goes up to 1". So poly pipe wou...
by adgattoni
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lookie-Lou Archive
Replies: 14
Views: 566

Re: Lookie-Lou Archive

I don't have a pic, but I was working on the lawn a few nights ago and my neighbor stepped over barefoot. He mentioned the grass felt like carpet. One of the best compliments I've received!
by adgattoni
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Bermuda clippings not decomposing
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Bermuda clippings not decomposing

How much leaf blade are you cutting off each mow? It might not be decomposing because of the volume. The clippings should be short enough that they can dehydrate and shrink into basically nothing. Clumps of matted grass will not break down as easily. I would adjust your HOC, mowing frequency, or sta...
by adgattoni
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Sprayer Build Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 330

Re: Sprayer Build Questions

cnet24 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:40 am
Like those prices better. Thanks @Ware
They want $70 just for shipping. Whoa.
by adgattoni
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Landscaping
Topic: Looking to Plant Privacy Hedge and Was Reading Another Post...
Replies: 33
Views: 381

Re: Looking to Plant Privacy Hedge and Was Reading Another Post...

The central leader is the main branch in a tree structure. Letting a tree develop multiple leader branches can compromise the structure of the tree and lead to splitting. More info on proper pruning here . In some cases it is desirable to have multiple leaders, i.e., fruit trees in orchards are typi...
by adgattoni
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: adgattoni's Lawn Journal
Replies: 48
Views: 1862

Re: adgattoni's Lawn Journal

Lookin' pretty good from this angle:

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by adgattoni
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: $100 budget to increase OM in clay soil where do you put it?
Replies: 17
Views: 863

Re: $100 budget to increase OM in clay soil where do you put it?

Another option if your fertilizer needs are covered by other dollars in the budget: soil testing. Most people take samples across their entire lawn and treat the soil homogenously. If you have $100 to use towards soil improvement, you could take samples from more specific sections of your lawn versu...
by adgattoni
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Carbon-X Questions - How much slow release N?
Replies: 46
Views: 1332

Re: Carbon-X Questions - How much slow release N?

Green If it's 50% of the bag and 40% nitrogen, the N in the bag from YaraVera is 20%. 50% of the 8% Carbon Earth biochar product is 4%. 20+4 = 24% N per the label. If you go by the label, you got 6% N from ammonium sulfate, 2% iron from ferrous sulfate, and 14% sulfur. So you got about 11% sulfur u...
by adgattoni
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Carbon-X Questions - How much slow release N?
Replies: 46
Views: 1332

Re: Carbon-X Questions - How much slow release N?

I don't know exactly how fast the biochar component breaks down, but the entire bag is controlled release in some fashion. Regardless of the slow release % on that, 2/3 of the N is controlled release N via coated urea. It very well could be. But where is the 2/3 (67%) figure coming from? Where did ...
by adgattoni
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: SPRIGGING/PLUGGING/STOLONIZING
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: SPRIGGING/PLUGGING/STOLONIZING

ALSO WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO TAKE ON THIS PROJECT? You'll want to do it earlier in the season so that the bermuda has enough time to establish a root system for the winter. It's too late in the season now. I did some sprigging in early August this year, we'll see next spring if it survives the win...
by adgattoni
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Carbon-X Questions - How much slow release N?
Replies: 46
Views: 1332

Re: Carbon-X Questions - How much slow release N?

I think the base biochar product has a low nitrogen content (8%?), but is also somewhat slow release due to being blended into the biochar (the "new technology" they are working to get patented). To boost the N content to make it an efficient product for applicators, they blend it with a coated urea...
by adgattoni
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: $100 budget to increase OM in clay soil where do you put it?
Replies: 17
Views: 863

Re: $100 budget to increase OM in clay soil where do you put it?

My dollars would be going towards fertilizer. To get OM% in the soil you want to get roots diving down in there.
by adgattoni
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Low P and K in Soil test
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: Low P and K in Soil test

On a separate note, I plan to cut at 0.8" with an automower - only because my Honda rotary can't get down there without butchering the blades. I don't want to invest in a reel mower. My question, with an automower, would I need irrigation installed or would the constant mowing help with this? Thank...
by adgattoni
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: msma? or equivalent
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: msma? or equivalent

The only products labeled for residential bermuda turf which will control dallisgrass are Tribute Total and a combination of Celsius+Revolver. The bermuda can certainly fill in that space over time, but it's pretty late in the season now. I would apply MSMA in the spring, and then fertilize heavily ...
by adgattoni
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: soil test results questions
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: soil test results questions

Can you try reposting the report as an image? Can't access the document.
by adgattoni
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Amend compacted soil prior to sod
Replies: 26
Views: 432

Re: Amend compacted soil prior to sod

I would get a soil test done before you sod it. The soil might be compacted from equipment/foot traffic, but it could be poor soil flocculation due to nutrient imbalances. High sodium and/or a low calicium::magnesium ratio will cause the soil to disperse vs. flocculate. Tilling and aerating won't fi...
by adgattoni
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Nutsedge!!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 943

Re: Nutsedge!!!!

Perhaps the issue is not with your product, but with your technique? Are you spot spraying? If so, most would recommend blanket spraying a lawn with nutsedge issues. The reason is that by the time you've spot sprayed the nutsedge above ground, it's already spread to an adjacent location. Two blanket...
by adgattoni
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: lowering HOC gradually?
Replies: 15
Views: 416

Re: lowering HOC gradually?

Absolutely. Most people with bermuda don't maintain it at 1 inch. Yours appears healthy and green too.