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by Green
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Green's Lawn Journal
Replies: 1358
Views: 120488

Re: Green's Lawn Journal

Got about 5/8 inch of rain over the weekend. Snow is melting; grass is essentially fully visible on the front hill now, always the earliest place to dry out or melt. Most other areas are still covered for now. I saw some snow mold in the immediate neighborhood; a few sporadic patches of both gray an...
by Green
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Is a thick turf a bad thing?
Replies: 18
Views: 1121

Re: Is a thick turf a bad thing?

We still haven't figured out (maybe the soil test will tell) why the color held so poorly. As far as matting, I agree it tends to be worse the longer it is. But I think you said you mowed under 2.5 in like I did. That should be short enough to prevent excessive length. Maybe it grew more after you ...
by Green
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Is a thick turf a bad thing?
Replies: 18
Views: 1121

Re: Is a thick turf a bad thing?

We still haven't figured out (maybe the soil test will tell) why the color held so poorly. As far as matting, I agree it tends to be worse the longer it is. But I think you said you mowed under 2.5 in like I did. That should be short enough to prevent excessive length. Maybe it grew more after you m...
by Green
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: PREM in the Transition Zone
Replies: 21
Views: 617

Re: PREM in the Transition Zone

If I put down granular dithiopyr now and split app prodiamine later in the season, do I still run the risk of hitting max limits? That depends on how many split apps you plan to do and the rate used. If it's just two, and you use 3 lbs per thousand square feet of a 0.15% Dimension each time (e.g. n...
by Green
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: How long is a bottle of Tenacity good for?
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: How long is a bottle of Tenacity good for?

It should last at least 3 years under good storage. But I would make sure to stir or swirl it before each use or every so often if in storage, as it tends to separate, and eventually the heavier part will solidify at the bottom and cause problems. I wouldn't want to shake it and introduce air bubble...
by Green
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Home Improvement
Topic: Furnace Intake Question
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: Furnace Intake Question

So he said that the bigger concern here, is that if the garage is not vented, you are creating a negative pressure (vacuum) in the garage and potentially drawing fumes from the Hot Water Tank into the house... And possibly fumes from a car as well...some people close their garage doors immediately ...
by Green
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Kikuyugrass Solarization / TTTF Sod Reno - Advice Please
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Kikuyugrass Solarization / TTTF Sod Reno - Advice Please

Wow, that's a lot of challenges. We really need feedback from a warm-climate expert. One thing I'll ask is, what's the 5 days based upon? Duration really needs to be based on science. Hopefully it is, and that's enough time to kill it. You want it done right, and fully. If you don't get a lot of goo...
by Green
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Mowing High
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Mowing High

With a rotary mower, mowing medium or high really is the way to go in most cases because of how it cuts. With a good reel mower and flat, even ground, you can mow lower without causing big problems. As long as you mow often enough, going higher won't be a problem. But maybe don't go super high right...
by Green
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Is a thick turf a bad thing?
Replies: 18
Views: 1121

Re: Is a thick turf a bad thing?

Thanks for the detailed analysis. That's good that you applied a lot of the needed nutrients last year. That said, it might take a while for it to work down all the way into the root zone; I'm not sure how long that takes. Maybe it rooted down to where the nutrients are in highest supply. As far as ...
by Green
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Is a thick turf a bad thing?
Replies: 18
Views: 1121

Re: Is a thick turf a bad thing?

I’m trying to figure what I need to do moving forward. My last cut of the year is typically at 2.5. I feed weekly spoon feedings for at least 6-8 weeks during the fall blitz and then spot typically after the first frost. For some reason my turf gets some serious wind burn, tip burn, frost burn, who...