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by adgattoni
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Sprayer Boom Height
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: Sprayer Boom Height

If you're using TeeJet nozzles, they have recommended height and spacing specs depending on the nozzle you're using. Those specs should give you the best coverage/uniformity.
by adgattoni
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Manual reel mower?
Replies: 28
Views: 563

Re: Manual reel mower?

If you do get a manual reel, I would recommend one of the small lightweight ones. I thought I'd be fancy and get the fiskars before I got a powered reel, and damn that thing is heavy when trying to push through bermuda.
by adgattoni
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Carbon x - where are the details?
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Carbon x - where are the details?

Production delays I think. I get emails from GCI turf and he mentioned he hasn't received it yet, and I think LCN posted a video about it a couple days ago. For TTTF in TN, probably want to go ahead and get your spring app out and wait til the fall for Carbon X.
by adgattoni
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Weeks Online Only Turf Auction - Bidding ends 3/20/19
Replies: 8
Views: 427

Re: Weeks Online Only Turf Auction - Bidding ends 3/20/19

Would definitely be bidding on that sprayer rig if I had the space and a way to transport it. Anyone ever tried using a greens roller on their lawn?
by adgattoni
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Drainage Issue
Replies: 17
Views: 361

Re: Drainage Issue

This guy makes his french drains absolutely massive. I bet it comes at a steep price though.
by adgattoni
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: I've jumped ship.
Replies: 10
Views: 589

Re: I've jumped ship.

I wouldn't seed in another variety. It'll end up looking patchy unfortunately. The good news is that there are others on the forum that make common bermuda look pretty good. With PGR, fertilizer, iron, and good cultural practices you can have a very nice looking bermuda lawn even with common.
by adgattoni
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Scalping St Augustine
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Scalping St Augustine

Don't need to scalp it. The reason people scalp bermuda is because the top growth of the plant goes dormant and doesn't turn green again. We scalp off the dead old growth so that you only see the new growth. If you didn't scalp you would have a mix of green and brown bermuda. St Aug doesn't go dorma...
by adgattoni
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Sun Joe corded reel mower.
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Sun Joe corded reel mower.

TulsaFan wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:46 am
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With the curve of each individual blade and the curved bedknife, is this even a reel mower? :lol:
That looks like the inside of a fraze mower.

Which gives me an idea...
by adgattoni
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: McClane 175$ worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: McClane 175$ worth it?

$175 for a reel mower is in the "it's worth the gamble" territory IMO. Just so you're aware of the additional costs you're likely to incur after getting it home: From the pictures it looks like the relief edge is worn off of the reel (if it even had one from it's previous grind). Meaning if you get ...
by adgattoni
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Stationary residential spray rig
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: Stationary residential spray rig

I thought about getting a skid sprayer like you would put in the back of a truck and putting it in a shed or something. That would be an all in one solution ready to go.
by adgattoni
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: how to find lawn scalping service?
Replies: 41
Views: 944

Re: how to find lawn scalping service?

I must admit that I cannot be certain that they did a Relief grind vs. a Spin -- but I did ask to make sure the reel was cutting paper across the entire width and that it matched the bedknife throughout (which it does).. I dropped it off to them in November and it was back to me just a couple days ...
by adgattoni
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: how to find lawn scalping service?
Replies: 41
Views: 944

Re: how to find lawn scalping service?

DeliveryMan wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:45 am
@Cory

Try Revels Tractor in Fuquay Varina -- they did my Tru-Cut and did an awesome job
How much are they charging? Was it a spin grind only or did they put a relief grind on too?
by adgattoni
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: FEature / Greene EfFect
Replies: 63
Views: 1852

Re: FEature / Greene EfFect

Kballen11 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:49 pm
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Order already came in. Still haven’t gotten invoice. I guess that’s good and bad lol.
Shipping for the low low price of $134.99
by adgattoni
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Formula For an Air-8 Type Product?
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Formula For an Air-8 Type Product?

It's not just a mixture of humic acid, potassium hydroxide, and water. The common way to make humic acid is to break down leonardite shale using potassium hydroxide. The Air-8 product is basically just a humic acid stew that hasn't fully cooked yet. The reaction being completed in the soil is what i...
by adgattoni
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Spreading sand with a fertilizer spreader
Replies: 23
Views: 804

Re: Spreading sand with a fertilizer spreader

How yah gona dry that amount of sand you will be wanting,? I'd have trouble. Don't think bags of dried sand would be affordable!! Well, I don't plan on doing multiple sq yards of sand. I just need to lightly top-dress some areas. I don't see myself spending more than $30 or so on sand. That's like ...
by adgattoni
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Best fertilizer for large area?
Replies: 13
Views: 315

Re: Best fertilizer for large area?

Granular urea (46-0-0) would work well for this. Cheap and high in nitrogen. If you get a clump or two and it burns the turf, you probably won't even notice it looking out across 80k sq ft.
by adgattoni
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Anyone ever built a wash area for equipment?
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Anyone ever built a wash area for equipment?

MasterMech wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:09 pm
Just be careful what you do with the discharge, especially if you are washing out spray equipment as well.
Yep - letting things flow into creeks is how chemicals lose their labels (looking at you MSMA).
by adgattoni
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Bermuda - How quick can I get it to spread/fill in?
Replies: 23
Views: 592

Re: Bermuda - How quick can I get it to spread/fill in?

Movingshrub wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:24 pm
@adgattoni You're correct. Let me know how your fairway, soccer, or football field turns out. Although, it is labeled for residential ornamental application.
I plan to stripe it just like Dodger Stadium. ;)
by adgattoni
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Celsius = Awesome!
Replies: 133
Views: 7443

Re: Celsius = Awesome!

krubs wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:19 am
Any benefit to using Celsius vs big box store weed killers? I've had success with Ortho weed b gon and it's like $8 a bottle
$8 per bottle is expensive compared to $100 per lifetime with Celsius. :D
by adgattoni
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Landscaping
Topic: Decorative grasses that won't try to spread
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Decorative grasses that won't try to spread

Here's a big list. You want to look at the "Clumping Grasses" section and potentially the "Grasses with Short Rhizomes" section (I really love Hakone grass).

Better than the slideshow style "Top 10 ornamental grasses" type of pages IMO.