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by ScottW
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Need Help from Smart Geometry Folks!
Replies: 11
Views: 470

Re: Need Help from Smart Geometry Folks!

If your property is visible with google earth, just zoom into it and trace the boundaries of the area you're interested in and it will calculate the area for you. No math required.
by ScottW
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: How long does it take for Certainty to kill sedge?
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: How long does it take for Certainty to kill sedge?

Cool season grass here, so I use halsulfuron instead of sulfosulfuron, but they have the same MOA (ALS inhibitor). It usually takes 7-10 days before I can observe signs of damage on the nutsedge. Don't worry, it's dead, just doesn't know it yet. ;)
by ScottW
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Liquid humic
Replies: 11
Views: 1127

Re: Liquid humic

drcolossus11 wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:28 pm
They charge like $30 for shipping though. Amazon has Humic DG for ~$68 shipped.
Get on AM Leonard's email list so you'll be alerted when they run a free shipping special (couple of times a year). Dodging the ride fare on >80-pound orders is worth the wait.
by ScottW
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Tenacity rate just for grassy weed highlighting
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: Tenacity rate just for grassy weed highlighting

I'm using a 2oz rate with NIS right now for a nimblewill problem. It did a decent job of highlighting everything after about 10 days without really any effect on my cool season mix turf grass. 2 oz/A is what I'm planning as well. I have several patches of nimblewill, which is easy enough to see in ...
by ScottW
Wed May 26, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Ethofumesate & tenacity mix rates for cool season lawn
Replies: 29
Views: 2214

Re: Ethofumesate & tenacity mix rates for cool season lawn

If you had been able to seed earlier, would you have applied a second app of tenacity/etho? Getting into the realm of woulda coulda shoulda here. I believe my thought process was that with the grass really slowing down by the time I did the second app (couple days before a forecast frost), I didn't...
by ScottW
Wed May 26, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Ethofumesate & tenacity mix rates for cool season lawn
Replies: 29
Views: 2214

Re: Ethofumesate & tenacity mix rates for cool season lawn

Last year I did a combined Etho + Tenacity app on the day I dropped seed, which was Sept 22. Much later seed drop than I wanted because we had a lot of rain in early Sept that posed a washout risk and otherwise made my back yard too muddy. I did observe the recommendation of timing the second/last a...
by ScottW
Tue May 25, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Ethofumesate & tenacity mix rates for cool season lawn
Replies: 29
Views: 2214

Re: Ethofumesate & tenacity mix rates for cool season lawn

Last spring I had a bunch of Poa a, hand pulled what I could, which was a lot. I forget how many buckets full (repressed memory). In the fall I did one app of ethofumesate + tenacity at seed-down, then another ethofumesate app some weeks later. Did not make a second app of tenacity. It's still a bi...
by ScottW
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: ScottW 2021 (TTTF, northern VA)
Replies: 9
Views: 929

Re: ScottW 2021 (TTTF, northern VA)

Yesterday evening I applied 0.25 lbs N/m of granular urea, which would basically be impossible to spread evenly had I not mixed it in with 2 lbs per 1000 sqft of Anderson's Humic DG. I still have one partial bag and one full bag of the humic, I need to get to using it to free up some space, and it's...
by ScottW
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Best spring mowing heights to start at for fall planted tall fescue...............
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: Best spring mowing heights to start at for fall planted tall fescue...............

First mow or two I usually do at 2" or whatever my HOC was for the last mow the previous fall. That's more to pick up some of that winter debris that sits lower down, not so much to promote tillering. Although that may be a benefit, a lot of that should have happened last fall if you kept the new gr...
by ScottW
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Grassy Weed in Transition Zone
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Re: Grassy Weed in Transition Zone

Tate549 jweedman87 https://media1.giphy.com/media/l3vR4vEngyesMbeBG/giphy.gif LOL WHOA!! I'm blown away. This is ryegrass - the stuff that guys plant to come up quick with other mixes, and with Bermuda in the spring / fall. The grass that is usually cut under 1" and reel mowed!?!?!? Sure looks like...
by ScottW
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Cool Season Weed ID Thread - What is it and how do I kill it?
Replies: 1558
Views: 223086

Re: Cool Season Weed ID Thread - What is it and how do I kill it?

edixon88 wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:06 pm
Should have pulled some out for better close up pics, but any guesses as to what these seed heads are?
Poa annua a.k.a. annual bluegrass.
by ScottW
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: First fertilizer of the season
Replies: 15
Views: 1049

Re: First fertilizer of the season

Ok I’m intrigued. I have a 4 gallon backpack sprayer. How would I go about diluting it to spray? And how much would I put down per 1000sq/ft. Having 25k yard, this may take a while. Typical carrier rate for a variety of products you'd spray is 1 gal per 1000 sqft. For a foliar app of fert you could...
by ScottW
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TLF March Madness Discussion / Bracket Challenge | 2021
Replies: 57
Views: 2794

Re: TLF March Madness Discussion / Bracket Challenge | 2021

That was a pretty thorough whoopin. Even when Baylor left the door open for a few runs the zags couldn't really capitalize.

With the pandemic resulting in a 10 game shorter schedule than usual, I'm glad nobody gets to claim an "undefeated" season this year. It would've seemed cheap.
by ScottW
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Topramezone (Pylex)
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: Topramezone (Pylex)

For the various broadleaf winter weeds I would start with spot spraying them using Ortho Weed-b-gone CCO (triclopyr) if you have that on hand. You'll probably want to tank mix that with a surfactant. On the grassy weeds, you really need to ID what you have. You probably don't have crabgrass growing ...
by ScottW
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Kyllinga or Nutsedge?
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Kyllinga or Nutsedge?

Looks possibly like nutsedge based on the 3-leaf growth habit. If you cut the stem and the cross-section is a triangle, you know for sure. Doesn't look like kyllinga. By the time it gets that size it's usually got the spike-ball seed heads (in my lawn anyway). The same AIs will kill both of those. E...
by ScottW
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: 2021 | What did you do with your lawn today?
Replies: 746
Views: 62539

Re: 2021 | What did you do with your lawn today?

Second mow at 2.5" HOC, still bagging to try to collect some debris. Not 100% of my lawn is really awake and growing yet, but most of it is. Edged the driveway & sidewalks with the string trimmer and gave it a blow. Have the parts in hand to service the blower and replace the fuel lines, just need t...
by ScottW
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: ScottW 2021 (TTTF, northern VA)
Replies: 9
Views: 929

Re: ScottW 2021 (TTTF, northern VA)

2. Stop applying N by around late April-early May-ish. Any reason for this? I wasn’t going to START applying until around then... I had fungus issues last year. I always get a little dollar spot and brown patch, but things were worse last year than in previous years. Comparing my notes, one big dif...
by ScottW
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: ScottW 2021 (TTTF, northern VA)
Replies: 9
Views: 929

Re: ScottW 2021 (TTTF, northern VA)

Got in a mow today and ran the string trimmer. Need to break out the Edge Hog to get a better definition along the sidewalks, but didn't have time today amongst our other plans. Most of the lawn has greened up except for small spots here and there. Not all of it has started to really grow yet, but t...
by ScottW
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Stuofsci02 Journal 2021 - Award Monostand Reno
Replies: 789
Views: 37381

Re: Stuofsci02 Journal 2021

Domination already beginning to show itself. :thumbup:
by ScottW
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Lust4Lawn 2021 Front/Side 100% Bluebank (Reno'd Fall 2020)
Replies: 66
Views: 4592

Re: Lust4Lawn 2021 Front/Side 100% Bluebank

I paid Waypoint the extra ~$3.50 for the nitrogen levels in the soil and was a bit shocked at how low they were... I think this is normal for a spring test. Most of the N applied last fall gets lost by leaching into groundwater or to denitrification processes that reduce NO3- to N2O and N2 which ar...