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by Green
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn care chemical safety? Calling all experts & nuts!
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Lawn care chemical safety? Calling all experts & nuts!

Unfortunately, the trace amounts of glyphosate (and other things...formaldehyde comes to mind) are common in the modern environment. If my car has been sitting in hot sun, I try to air it out before driving, because I don't want to get the chemical fumes from some of the vinyl and other plastic used...
by Green
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Photo of Tall Fescue Rhizomes
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Photo of Tall Fescue Rhizomes

And this was definitely either Bullseye or Firecracker LS, but I'm not sure which one. Ha! That was my question. Was Bullseye ever marketed as a 'spreader'? Do you know how old this fescue is? It's got to be at least 5 years. I think that was the last time I seeded in that area. It could be 6 years...
by Green
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Photo of Tall Fescue Rhizomes
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Photo of Tall Fescue Rhizomes

And this was definitely either Bullseye or Firecracker LS, but I'm not sure which one.
by Green
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Photo of Tall Fescue Rhizomes
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Photo of Tall Fescue Rhizomes

Here's a shot showing how Tall Fescue spreads via rhizomes. They're extremely short, but you can see the three plants are connected together: https://i.postimg.cc/WtcsXpX3/image3.jpg Zoomed in: https://i.postimg.cc/RhHM7J1y/image2.jpg Clearly, Fescues are not the greatest at propagating via rhizomes...
by Green
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Green's Lawn Journal
Replies: 663
Views: 34009

Re: Green's Lawn Journal

Nothing today, except check the rain gauge, and transplant some grass in the back for fun.

For fun, here are some shots showing TTTF rhizomes:

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by Green
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Green's Lawn Journal
Replies: 663
Views: 34009

Re: Green's Lawn Journal

Has the rain helped your lawn to rebound from the high temperatures this week? It started to improve during that cooler period we had for about 2 weeks. But no further improvement yet since then. I'm actually surprised it's improving as much as it has already. Normally August lawn condition is a lo...
by Green
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Green's Lawn Journal
Replies: 663
Views: 34009

Re: Green's Lawn Journal

Got rain a few times today. ~0.375 inch in the rain gauge. Set up Orbit sprinkler for 80 min near door and zones 1 and 2 to water for 45 and 60 min respectively tomorrow morning (about 0.35 inch). Might also water low-input area about 0.2 inch tomorrow or the next day, depending on mowing schedule. ...
by Green
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Organic Lawn Care
Topic: OceanGro 5-5-0 Fertilizer
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: OceanGro 5-5-0 Fertilizer

I'm hoping they will expand distribution out of NJ to the NY/LI area. I'm hoping they do the same for Baystate, South to the rest of the mainland here. We could be waiting a long time, though. And let's hope the companies don't artificially inflate the prices just to be equal that of Milorganite in...
by Green
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: NJ Mid-Summer Re-Seed
Replies: 50
Views: 1405

Re: NJ Mid-Summer Re-Seed

blazin , I know your K is low right now and you want to do something about it, but I would focus mostly on Nitrogen this Summer/Fall, and then Potassium and Nitrogen in the Spring. The K is probably the least important concern at the moment, and loading up too much before Winter might make any snow...
by Green
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Socket size for Toro 22" Recycler blade bolt?
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Socket size for Toro 22" Recycler blade bolt?

Have no idea on size. If you can remove it with the 14mm 12 point take the bolt with you and get the correct size 6 point socket. I don't think I even own a 12 point socket anymore. Yeah. We'll see. I'll report back. My uncle said I could go through his tool collection and find whatever I think I'l...
by Green
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Brown patch vs gray leaf spot
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Brown patch vs gray leaf spot

Thanks. Most likely some of my new Spring-seeded grass was killed by GLS or Melting Out or both. Most of it is surviving, though. GLS is only August and later on cool season grass in the transition zone and north, thankfully! Then it was too early, because it started in June or July, whatever it was.
by Green
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Brown patch vs gray leaf spot
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Brown patch vs gray leaf spot

Thanks. Most likely some of my new Spring-seeded grass was killed by GLS or Melting Out or both. Most of it is surviving, though.
by Green
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: NTEP progress report/seed?
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: NTEP progress report/seed?

Ryan1+2 wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:42 pm
I did not see a couple of the cultivars that I will be using on that progress report. Does that necessarily mean they are not good to use or were they just not entered to be part of the progress report?
No to the former. Yes to the latter.
by Green
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Overseed + Quinclorac or Pre M and Heavy Fall Nitrogen?
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Overseed + Quinclorac or Pre M and Heavy Fall Nitrogen?

g-man wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:28 pm
Of the pictures you posted, which one reflect the lawn today?

If it is the last image and this is kbg, then yes, kill the crabgrass and fertilize.
And reseed the bare areas.
by Green
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Mowing After Tenacity Application
Replies: 15
Views: 310

Re: Mowing After Tenacity Application

@Green - so where would your comfort level be regarding mowing after spraying Tenacity. 4hrs? 12?? 24??? For myself next-day makes the most sense, but I admit it's an arbitrary decision. 24+ hours. Preferably 48. If your target plants are shorter than the good grass, then it obviously doesn't matte...
by Green
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Carbon-X Questions - How much slow release N?
Replies: 0
Views: 129

Carbon-X Questions - How much slow release N?

Just wondering a few things... How much of the N in the 24-0-4 bag is slowly available N (or controlled release)? I'm not seeing it itemized on the actual label on the bag. I did some digging, and noticed this thread: https://thelawnforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=6290&start=60#p117024, where it's stated ...
by Green
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Mowing After Tenacity Application
Replies: 15
Views: 310

Re: Mowing After Tenacity Application

Yeah, there's a difference. Rain-fast is just the period until the herbicide will no longer wash off easily. It's related to drying time, which is related to humidity, etc. (so is uptake). But generally it's a certain number of hours. But you still want to leave it on (not mow it off) after that per...
by Green
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Lawn despair
Replies: 22
Views: 533

Re: Lawn dispair

So I did a bit of reading on FF and theory #3 adds up. FF doesn't need much water but it doesn't like the heat. It will go into dormancy at the slightest stress (heat, herbicide, etc) but has an amazing ability to survive and continue growing once the threat has passed, which explains why my lawn a...
by Green
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Fusebox7 Forever Home Lawn Digest
Replies: 68
Views: 1499

Re: Fusebox7 Forever Home Lawn Digest

What about a "chemical" (biological) dethatch using something like molasses? Less labor...
by Green
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Mowing After Tenacity Application
Replies: 15
Views: 310

Re: Mowing After Tenacity Application

Syngenta, the maker of tenacity, says it is rainfast within several hours in their FAQ. I would guess 4hrs is enough. They also did not placed a restriction after mowing, so it must be safe. sstatjm , I've gotten rain 4 hours after using Tenacity. I've gone through almost 2 bottles on 15K in the la...