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by Green
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Chris LI's Lawn Journal
Replies: 482
Views: 39651

Re: Chris LI's Lawn Journal

Chris LI , you're lucky you didn't lose power. We got it back after 4 days, which seems about average. I started picking up sticks and mowing today. Thankfully only one small tree broke and fell on the property, and it fell into a natural area. Still, I don't like to see any of the remaining trees ...
by Green
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Green's Lawn Journal
Replies: 1150
Views: 90155

Re: Green's Lawn Journal

This afternoon: Picked up sticks from the storm. Mowed the main front, back, and side with the Toro at 3.75 inches after hand watering the main front overseed area. Both overseeds in the front are threatening to go dormant due to tree roots and no rain in a while. Will finish cleaning up and mowing ...
by Green
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Green's Lawn Journal
Replies: 1150
Views: 90155

Re: Green's Lawn Journal

Power is still out. 2 days now. Good news is that tomorrow is supposed to top out under 80F. That sux, at least it won't be too warm. There are some areas around us also still without power. We were lucky and only had a few power blips. I had the home builder put in a generator hook-up panel when t...
by Green
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Green's Lawn Journal
Replies: 1150
Views: 90155

Re: Green's Lawn Journal

Watered the lower back (zone 3) for 75 min (half inch) and side front zone 5 for 30 min x3, hand watered spots (Spring seeded areas in front/side/back), watered bed near mailbox and hard fescue overseed area with sprinklers. Watered middle part of side front again using impact and hand watering for ...
by Green
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Green's Lawn Journal
Replies: 1150
Views: 90155

Re: Green's Lawn Journal

Power is still out. 2 days now. Good news is that tomorrow is supposed to top out under 80F.

Watered a good half of the low input area to 0.3-0.5 inch with the oscillating sprinkler. Just trying to keep it green. Not looking to have to mow anytime soon.
by Green
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Green's Lawn Journal
Replies: 1150
Views: 90155

Re: Green's Lawn Journal

Watered the three front zones for about an hour each. Used the manual controls in the valve box. Zone 1 got a bit of a longer runtime. Power is still out. Using the generator quite a bit. Got gas today...2 cans...8.5 gal.
by Green
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Green's Lawn Journal
Replies: 1150
Views: 90155

Re: Green's Lawn Journal

Power out since 3:40PM.

Only got 0.15-0.2 inch of rain. Lots of wind and trees and branches down in the neighborhood, including a small tree in the back.

@JDgreen18, thanks.
by Green
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Green's Lawn Journal
Replies: 1150
Views: 90155

Re: Green's Lawn Journal

8/3/20: Got 0.25 inch of rain yesterday. Mowed family member lawn. It's pretty much dormant now from the heat and lack of rain, but I mowed over almost everything to get it cut down. It's a little longer than 4 inches in many places due to laying over of dormant grass. The next thing I do will proba...
by Green
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Is this tall fescue or TTTF?
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: Is this tall fescue or TTTF?

Looks like a blend of both. If you can't stand it, you'll have to reno. But it's more heat and disease tolerant than TTTF. I went out this morning and pulled all the big obvious clumps of it out. Hopefully when I blitz here soon, it will fill in a bit. Do you think if I annually push higher quality...
by Green
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Is this tall fescue or TTTF?
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: Is this tall fescue or TTTF?

Looks like a blend of both. If you can't stand it, you'll have to reno. But it's more heat and disease tolerant than TTTF.
by Green
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Pre-Germination Overseed of KGB
Replies: 19
Views: 744

Re: Pre-Germination Overseed of KGB

I did this once for a non-irrigated situation, but it was a total pain. It got the job done, allowing the seed to germinate in teh appropriate window, but it was a pain to put down on the soil. Basically I grabbed chunks of damp seed and tried to fling them out, but they stuck to my hands. I really ...
by Green
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Green's Lawn Journal
Replies: 1150
Views: 90155

Re: Green's Lawn Journal

Finally changed the oil in the old mower. It has been well over a year, almost a year and a half (yikes!), and it was very dark, like chocolate sauce. Replaced the old standard oil (Penzoil 10W30) with Mobil 1 extended performance 10W30. Went to HD and got a few bags of mulch and a bag of soil for t...
by Green
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Neighbors Backyard Reno Journal
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: Neighbors Backyard Reno Journal

Wow, you guys got most of the old grass out. Was that with the dethatcher?
by Green
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Too late to kill lawn before seeding?
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Too late to kill lawn before seeding?

Most people like to spray 3x, with a total of 2 one-week intervals between (one interval between each spray). So realistically, you need 2-3 weeks. You have that, if you can start very soon. Check out the renovation guide.

I wouldn't overseed that weedy mix. Definitely renovate.
by Green
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Need a Spurge herbicide ("Spurgicide") - Suggestions? Sulfentrazone?
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Need a Spurge herbicide ("Spurgicide") - Suggestions? Sulfentrazone?

BadDogPSD wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:49 pm
I use Roundup in the planters and pull by hand in the lawn. DoMyOwn pest control has a nice write up with recommended herbicides to treat and control spurge.
Thanks, will read that article.
by Green
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Peeled Up Like a Toupee
Replies: 13
Views: 397

Re: Peeled Up Like a Toupee

That grass does not look like just TTTF. There is something else, with tons of rhizomes, in there. Is there a weedy forage grass?
by Green
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Need a Spurge herbicide ("Spurgicide") - Suggestions? Sulfentrazone?
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Need a Spurge herbicide ("Spurgicide") - Suggestions? Sulfentrazone?

What would you use to kill Spurge? I'm hoping to use something I already have, and not buy yet another chemical.

I have a bottle of Ortho Nutsedge killer on order for Yellow Nutsedge. (Sulfentrazone) Is this actually also effective on Spurge as I've read online?
by Green
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Organic Lawn Care
Topic: Milorganite by the (other) numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Milorganite by the (other) numbers

Thanks for the lowdown. I've known for a while that the $16 (now $16.50 at Ace) we pay on the East Coast for an ever shrinking bag had to do with transportation distance. But it's nice to see the numbers itemized. Thanks.
by Green
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Newsom 90/10 (TTTF + KBG) seed jar
Replies: 18
Views: 597

Re: review - Newsom 90/10 (TTTF + KBG) seed mix

Newsom is supposed to be good...but I believe they don't sell smaller than 50 lbs, which puts them out of the running for a lot of people's projects.