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by Factor
Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: 2 quick end of season lawn questons
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: 2 quick end of season lawn questons

Lets do question 2 first Assuming fescue. You should overseed or seed. 45-60 day before the first frost for your area. find that here https://www.almanac.com/gardening/frostdates If you have missed that date. You would be dormant seeding or hoping the seed would sprout grow and survive. question one...
by Factor
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Who's got Clay TopSoil
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: Who's got Clay TopSoil

1st time working with clay. When I -think- of clay, I'm thinking more like I have dug down 18 inches or so in good soil with OM and hit the mucky clay Was working on some straight up clay on the very top. Spraying water, it was so hard and hydrophobic, more ran off than absorbed. Trying to dig thro...
by Factor
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turf Truth
Replies: 80
Views: 4046

Re: Turf Truth

@Factor They have a Virtual Open House on Oct 5th, we should crash it. Just a bunch of Dad's asking questions to PhD's about our soil test :lol: They would not understand us with you from GA and me from TN. We would say Yall and fixinto an few times. Then we would be the life of the party... :bandi...
by Factor
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turf Truth
Replies: 80
Views: 4046

Re: Turf Truth

I think highly of the people on YouTube (Matt, Rey & Ryan D.)who really know their stuff and are willing to help us understand things. That carries serious value. I realize that I still didn't answer your original question :lol: I really do respect them all too. I love watching them. I really love ...
by Factor
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turf Truth
Replies: 80
Views: 4046

Re: Turf Truth

Ware wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:10 pm
I saw this today and it reminded me of this thread. :lol:

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Ware at least you make me laugh..
by Factor
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turf Truth
Replies: 80
Views: 4046

Re: Turf Truth

@Factor SARES has a book called Building Soils For Better Crops. https://www.sare.org/resources/building-soils-for-better-crops/ PDF is free but I ordered the real book. It’s not 100% applicable but still good. I think we’re in a similar situation to a lot of farmers. We want to learn more but don’...
by Factor
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turf Truth
Replies: 80
Views: 4046

Re: Turf Truth

Not necessarily. Because everyone's situation and expectations are going to be a little different. Well no wonder everyone is having trouble. In general I am not talking about expectations. If we go out to the soil and get a sample. Let's just say the Potassium comes back at 12ppm on a M3. In gener...
by Factor
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turf Truth
Replies: 80
Views: 4046

Re: Turf Truth

Thejarrod wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:51 am
i took a course from Penn State on soil health. it was pretty good...although basically all the info was also available here on tlf. BUT, it is different coming from the university staff.
https://extension.psu.edu/shopby/online-courses?cat=256
Thanks for this this is cool.
by Factor
Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turf Truth
Replies: 80
Views: 4046

Re: Turf Truth

Amoo316 wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:50 am
Water right, cut right, soil test and fert to recommendations, minimize weeds, treat/prevent fungus & insects.
Yes but define
Water right
cut right
soil test right
Fertilization right

There must be defined or accepted standards. Right? no pun intended.
by Factor
Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Is my renovation project ruined?
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: Is my renovation project ruined?

Not really. You made a declarative statement about fescue not germinating in 4 days. I pointed out I’ve seen otherwise. All I am saying is thats not the accepted standard. Most things I have read state Fescue germinates in 7-14 days. Sometimes we have to pull back from the things we have seen perso...
by Factor
Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turf Truth
Replies: 80
Views: 4046

Re: Turf Truth

@Factor I'm finding the best way for the novice to get field experience is get a soil test, from somewhere like waypoint, and focus on pH and NPK. I think book learning is too broad in scope. When you fill out their form they ask with turf type you have and recommend how to fix pH and NPK. Beyond t...
by Factor
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do explain to my neighbor he's using too much fertilizer?
Replies: 25
Views: 1738

Re: How do explain to my neighbor he's using too much fertilizer?

My neighbor has about a 3000 sq. ft. lawn like me. He uses a fertilizer I used to use called Richlawn Pro-Rich 14-2-5. It's a chicken litter/synth nute fertilizer that covers up to 5600 sq. ft. He pits down one bag on his front lawn and one bag on his back lawn when even using just one bag for his ...
by Factor
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Nutrients & Soil Fertility
Topic: GermanShep's 2021 Fall Soil Test
Replies: 13
Views: 1208

Re: GermanShep's 2021 Fall Soil Test

I have been doing a lot of soil research and trying to find the best methods to improve my soil numbers. pH being high is something that rarely moves down in my area even with the use of elemental sulfur. It most cases in takes so much to reduce the pH even the slightest bit and it may drop a few p...
by Factor
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turf Truth
Replies: 80
Views: 4046

Re: Turf Truth

Hell, there is misinformation about lawncare on this site. I am first in line for being wrong. For Turf truth not sure why anyone would use Twitter (I am old). Thats not a learning platform. Plus there is no way to catalog the education and find it easily. Like FB not useful. Unless your goal is ma...
by Factor
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Hydrophobic soil after tilling and seeding
Replies: 19
Views: 623

Re: Hydrophobic soil after tilling and seeding

kevreh wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:32 pm
Wonder if its from the resins in the spruce tree.
This was a thought I had to. Most info I found was related to compaction and excess heat.
by Factor
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Hydrophobic soil after tilling and seeding
Replies: 19
Views: 623

Re: Hydrophobic soil after tilling and seeding

How often do you normally water? The soil could be very compacted. Although you say you tilled the yard? I didn't really water the front yard when the tree was there. I tilled the yard trying to get good seed to soil contact. I've heard the baby shampoo/soap thing, but haven't seen anyone really ag...
by Factor
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Is my renovation project ruined?
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: Is my renovation project ruined?

Lawn Noob wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:25 am
Tall fescue germinates in 4 days for me pretty reliably. I’d still walk out there with a blower and gently remove those leaves.
Horseshoes and Hand grenades.
by Factor
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Please help me determine what is happening here
Replies: 31
Views: 1590

Re: Please help me determine what is happening here

thin_concrete wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:07 pm
Crap - are those army worms? Are they already to New York?

Have you looked into Biden (Talstar) even if it’s not army worms?
Not Armyworms. White grubs.

Grubex
Merit
Acelapryn G
by Factor
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Aerate necessary?
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Aerate necessary?

Not needed. Once every 3 - 5 years should be fine. Some never do it.

Apply the fertilizer to the over seed after the baby grass is up maybe 2 - 3 weeks after seed down.
by Factor
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Hydrophobic soil after tilling and seeding
Replies: 19
Views: 623

Re: Hydrophobic soil after tilling and seeding

How often do you normally water? The soil could be very compacted. Although you say you tilled the yard? As a temp fix you can mix some baby shampoo in a hose end sprayer and spray the area. let it soak in best it can then water again. The soap acts as a way to dissolve the waxy coating. See if that...