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by Green
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Green's Lawn Journal
Replies: 531
Views: 27255

Re: Green's Lawn Journal

Sat. 6/15/19: Bought Mobil 1 extended performance oil, and more Miracle Gro soil. Changed the oil on the Toro. Then mowed with it. Need to keep an eye on the level, since I only put in 12oz. Did most of the front and lower back/lower side at 3.25 in, and low input area at 3.75 in. I need to finish m...
by Green
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Lawn Starting to turn yellow-ish and grass blades appear to be dying
Replies: 36
Views: 687

Re: Lawn Starting to turn yellow-ish and grass blades appear to be dying

I'm watching this thread, because I have similar-looking disease on a few patches. Interested in seeing if anyone IDs it definitively.

@Kenny_Login, how new is the lawn?

Also, I see mostly KBG, which you don't list as a grass type.
by Green
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Updates: Tenacity/FF spray, and Final Winterizing fertilizer
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: Updates: Tenacity/FF spray, and Final Winterizing fertilizer

Update 6/14/19: The Fall Nitrogen/Winterizer is now wearing off, as color is starting to fade the past week or so. I'm in the process of dropping my normal Spring app this week. As far as the FF thinning experiment, which I continued until this past week with more Tenacity apps: It really does seem ...
by Green
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Green's Lawn Journal
Replies: 531
Views: 27255

Re: Green's Lawn Journal

wow, Green. The color of the TTTF KBG mix looks phenomenal. Thanks. The Bullseye and the Rugby II KBG have really solid medium to dark color that ties everything together. The Bewitched is even darker, and the America is lighter. Color is starting to fade since last week, so my organic Nitrogen app...
by Green
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Monthly water bill??
Replies: 43
Views: 4050

Re: Monthly water bill??

The conventional "1 inch per week" rule has been on my mind lately. I want the top inch to be dry with the soil below uniformly damp. Not even moist but like a well wrung-out towel. Of course, it depends on the environment, but do you think that many of us can get by with less watering? I bet I can...
by Green
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: SP's thread
Replies: 835
Views: 32863

Re: SP's thread

There are other leaf spot diseases, too, but I'm not sure which affect KBG.

Did you see these yet?

http://purdueturftips.blogspot.com/2016 ... 6.html?m=1

https://sportsturfonline.com/2018/01/09 ... turfgrass/
by Green
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: SP's thread
Replies: 835
Views: 32863

Re: SP's thread

Chris, Yeah, every species has one or a few main diseases. The thing about mixed stands is that they're more resistant to any one thing as a whole, but you do end up with all the species being affected by many of the diseases they normally wouldn't be, even slightly...like red thread affecting TTTF ...
by Green
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Bullseye is done (new version of it in testing 2018-19?)
Replies: 28
Views: 1112

Re: Bullseye is done (new version of it in testing 2018-19?)

@Oregonseed, this is where the LTZ is from. See my last two posts here. As a big fan of Bullseye, I'm hoping this is the rumored new version of it. Very unhappy they stopped growing Bullseye, so I can hope.
by Green
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Grass seed questions? ASK ME!
Replies: 118
Views: 3860

Re: Grass seed questions? ASK ME!

@Oregonseed, do you have any info about "Insignia" TTTF? I can't find anything about it anywhere. And a separate question: Does "LTZ" mean anything to you? (It's one of those abbreviations after a variety name.) Thanks. It is not a certified variety anymore, meaning probably not produced. I did a l...
by Green
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Green's Lawn Journal
Replies: 531
Views: 27255

Re: Green's Lawn Journal

Just got back from a gig, and checked the rain gauge. 0.38 in. Not bad. And I don't hear a crap ton of caterpillars munching on the trees this year. Their poop was so messy and they defoliated trees in past years. Today was unbelievably cool...about 56 all day and tonight during the light rain. Stil...
by Green
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Powhatan's 2019 Lawn Journal
Replies: 136
Views: 4972

Re: Powhatan's 2019 Lawn Journal

Powhatan , thanks. Since I'd be going for cost savings above all else, I might have to go for the Barenbrug uncoated/Missouri cattle farm stuff if I do that. I'm hoping more of those corners don't die out, but we'll see. I'm assuming the brown grass is dead. I don't think first-year grass can go do...
by Green
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Gray leaf spot
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Gray leaf spot

Thanks.

I wonder how good the latest "gray leaf resistant" PR varieties are in avoiding it.
by Green
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Same spot in lawn goes brown every year.
Replies: 16
Views: 510

Re: Same spot in lawn goes brown every year.

Keep an eye out for wires and stuff if you dig. Technically you should be able to get away without 811 if you're careful and take it slow. But hopefully you won't have to go too deep. If you do find large stuff, you can always then call to have utilities marked before you dig deeply to remove it.
by Green
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Powhatan's 2019 Lawn Journal
Replies: 136
Views: 4972

Re: Powhatan's 2019 Lawn Journal

Powhatan , interesting updates. I'm as curious as you are. I have a question about the KY-31. What brand was it that you like? Because I can get standard uncoated seed apparently from Barenbrug through True Value (is that the Missouri seed?). And via HD there's DLF seed, which is coated but if you ...
by Green
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Thoughts on a fall reno
Replies: 26
Views: 485

Re: Thoughts on a fall reno

What does hoeing do? I'm proud to say I've never used a hoe....ever.
by Green
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Possible to cut new grass too early?
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Possible to cut new grass too early?

If you can mow at 1” or 1.25” and not scalp I would mow now and mow often. Otherwise mow as soon as you can get something to cut. I might try that with the manual shears on some spots if it doesn't get too hot/sunny. Problem is, once you cut, you open up the blade and it has to repair itself. That ...
by Green
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Grass seed questions? ASK ME!
Replies: 118
Views: 3860

Re: Grass seed questions? ASK ME!

@Oregonseed, do you have any info about "Insignia" TTTF? I can't find anything about it anywhere.

And a separate question: Does "LTZ" mean anything to you? (It's one of those abbreviations after a variety name.)

Thanks.
by Green
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Possible to cut new grass too early?
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Possible to cut new grass too early?

Kmartel wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:58 pm
Picture of area? How tall is it? What height will you cut it too? What height will you maintain it at once mature?
Everything is still germinating and under 2" right now. Going to be cutting at 3.75" for the Summer.
by Green
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Green's Lawn Journal
Replies: 531
Views: 27255

Re: Green's Lawn Journal

Sprayed PGR at very low rate on front. Say between 1/6 and 1/10 of full rate, parallel to driveway only. I was pressed for time. I think I'll do another app at some point, and use greenkeeper to figure it all out. Obviously I'm not spraying the seeded areas.
by Green
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Summer 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 959

Re: Summer 2019

Around here, I'm starting to browning in lawns from a combination of drought stress/sun beating down and fungus. Anyone else seeing brownish lawns?