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by ScottW
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: Mosquito Control Basics
Replies: 112
Views: 8249

Re: Mosquito Control Basics

I sprayed our front porch area with BIfen and have seen no change to the damn wood boring bees. They are still eating the hell out of our bench out front. A few months late for this reply to be of use to you, but maybe to someone else... Carpenter bees just love my wood fence posts, and they seem r...
by ScottW
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Ohio weed - red flowers - What is it?
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: Ohio weed - red flowers - What is it?

Based on your last pic, I only see a few isolated clumps of grass that might be desirable. Looks like mostly weeds within weeds. In areas like that I wouldn't bother with selective herbicides, just hit it all with glypho. In areas that are mostly good grass with isolated weeds, sure, spot spray with...
by ScottW
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Nutsedge in 30 day old lawn(spray or no)
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Nutsedge in 30 day old lawn(spray or no)

In an area that had been heavily overseeded with TTTF, I sprayed some nutsedge with a sulfentrazone product about 2 weeks after TTTF germination, and I regretted it. I would wait until next year to hit it.
by ScottW
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Can I throw down Urea while Raining or on Wet Lawn?
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Can I throw down Urea while Raining or on Wet Lawn?

You can apply it but if urea prills stick to wet grass blades it will cause localized burning. My recollection from my years in Seattle is that PNW rain/drizzle is not always vigorous enough to wash the pellets down off the blades, so you may have to water anyway. If you put it down while it's activ...
by ScottW
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Why does Pennsylvania have a "State Mix"??? (random rant thread, FYI)
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: Why does Pennsylvania have a "State Mix"??? (random rant thread, FYI)

Perhaps it’s a game of how soon do you want your lawn to go brown versus how easy do you want summer lawn care to be. That's basically the case here. My TTTF stays green year round. No issues keeping a deep green through winter. It will look less than awesome in summer if I don't keep up water and ...
by ScottW
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Where’s the rain?
Replies: 60
Views: 1775

Re: Where’s the rain?

1.7" at my house. Looks like the sprinklers can take a well-deserved rest!
by ScottW
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Low cost lawn care, minimal chemicals
Replies: 19
Views: 517

Re: Low cost lawn care, minimal chemicals

Dense and high-mowed TTTF lawns, around here at least, are susceptible to fungus e.g. brown patch in late spring to summer. Fungicide is not "necessary" if you don't mind the dead spots, and it will eventually recover, but propiconazole would cost you about $5 per app. Maybe up north there you get l...
by ScottW
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Judge my choice of seed
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Judge my choice of seed

The 4 cultivars in there are current top notch cream of the crop type TTTFs. It has 0.00% weeds, so it's clean enough. The "other ingredients" are things known to promote root & stem growth versus blade elongation, same as found in PGRs and root stimulant products. I'm new-ish to lawn nerdery on thi...
by ScottW
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Extremely slow growth this fall
Replies: 21
Views: 532

Re: Extremely slow growth this fall

Didn't even know about Newsom until I read it on this forum but they clearly have a good rep in the area. I actually work up 270 in MD so it's no big deal for me to detour to their Gaithersburg location, but they were out of the blend I wanted at the time. No regrets, I'm glad I seeded when I did ev...
by ScottW
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Extremely slow growth this fall
Replies: 21
Views: 532

Re: Extremely slow growth this fall

I'm probably "somewhere near you," pretty close to Fairfax hospital, just inside the beltway. Seeded TTTF 2.5 weeks ago and saw emergence 4.5 days after that. Watered twice a day for two weeks and only recently pulled back on the water with the drop in temps the past couple of days. Also had propico...
by ScottW
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Where’s the rain?
Replies: 60
Views: 1775

Re: Where’s the rain?

deljaso wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:21 pm
Today, I moved 2000 sq ft of prefinished hardwood from my driveway into my house to acclimate - high of 74! It's a miracle.
It's a miracle.

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by ScottW
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Landscaping
Topic: New Yard with 69 Italian Cypress Trees
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: New Yard with 69 Italian Cypress Trees

Agree that the two cypress in front look much too close to the house. Granted, I have no experience with that particular plant, but I do have a couple of arborvitae next to my front porch that have grown much larger than when I first planted them 10 years ago. Now that I think about it, pretty much ...
by ScottW
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Outdoor Living & Other Hobbies
Topic: TLF Cigar & Pipe Thread
Replies: 309
Views: 29493

Re: TLF Cigar & Pipe Thread

https://i.postimg.cc/LXJB4ykL/20191004-120510.jpg Howdy everyone! New on the forum, not new to the brown leaf. Have slowed way down on my purchasing and consumption over the past several years, but still have >600 sticks in inventory. Recently enjoyed this Tat La Verite 2009 church while babysittin...
by ScottW
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Where’s the rain?
Replies: 60
Views: 1775

Re: Where’s the rain?

Similar deal in Fairfax County. We did get 0.3" one day earlier this week which gave me a slight reprieve from dragging hoses, but prior to that we only got 0.1" since early September. I did a partial reno/overseed... should get a kick out of the next water bill.
by ScottW
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Growing PRG in the office, seed samples?
Replies: 18
Views: 572

Re: Growing PRG in the office, seed samples?

Somebody check my math...

For that size container, spoon feeding at a rate of 0.25 lbs N/M, you would apply approximately 35 milligrams of 46-0-0 urea.
by ScottW
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Light green grass patches.
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: Light green grass patches.

Bright lime green color, in areas of shade especially if consistently moist, with those thin hairlike stems... looks to me like it could be poa triv. Sorry. There aren't selective herbicides that effectively kill it AFAIK, although Tenacity will light it up temporarily. One that claimed activity aga...
by ScottW
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Storing fertilizers outdoors? (noob questions)
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Storing fertilizers outdoors? (noob questions)

So with me lurking a while and joining here recently, I've found myself accumulating more 40- and 50-pound bags of various lawn stuff than I had in previous years... Urea, ammonium sulfate, cheap 10-10-10 from wally world, Humic DG, may stock up on milorganite if I run across it on sale, and I have ...
by ScottW
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: New Lawn First Solo Reno - Grass dying
Replies: 119
Views: 3197

Re: New Lawn First Solo Reno First post

Yup, you've got it. :thumbup:

There's no law that says you have to break it down like that, but I do find it easier.
by ScottW
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: New Lawn First Solo Reno - Grass dying
Replies: 119
Views: 3197

Re: New Lawn First Solo Reno First post

Not sure I follow...so if my yard is roughly 6k that would equate to 1.5 lbs of urea to cover it? Or do I need to do some kind of math of nitrogen < > urea to figure out how much I need to put down? Looking at this website it says 3.3lbs to cover 6k with 46-0-0 at 1/4 lb but not sure if that is rig...
by ScottW
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: New Lawn First Solo Reno - Grass dying
Replies: 119
Views: 3197

Re: New Lawn First Solo Reno First post

However they did say its too late for a fungicide. Any truth to that? Fungi need appropriate temperatures and enough moisture to proliferate. Anytime those conditions are met, fungus can take off if you don't do anything to prevent it. Blanket statements relating fungicide applications to some date...