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by 440mag
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: Dormant Grub Control
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Dormant Grub Control

More good (comprehensive!) dope ... :
https://www.canr.msu.edu/resources/japa ... _your_lawn
by 440mag
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: Dormant Grub Control
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Dormant Grub Control

Other than the possibility the product will not be able to make it to the slumbering pupae? (Amounts to throwing money out the window?) We went with Milky Disease spore and never looked back - 100% effective for going on 5 years now! Why not gitchyew some beneficial nematodes - those living torpedoe...
by 440mag
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Outdoor Living & Other Hobbies
Topic: Sink In The Garage Thread - Show Us Your Setup
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: Sink In The Garage Thread - Show Us Your Setup

Following this thread with high interest - I have a plumbed in area in a location I intend to put a workshop!
by 440mag
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: Salamanders in valve boxes
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Salamanders in valve boxes

Wow. Not sure how many are aware of it but, salamanders are actually a very critical “indicator” species; they occur only where there is a minimum of pollutants, etc. I’ve only seen one in our yard and my heart soared ... until I remembered I use fungicides, etc. and seeing that little guy had to be...
by 440mag
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Q - Liquid Aerators / Conditioners: really all that?
Replies: 12
Views: 507

Re: Q - Liquid Aerators / Conditioners: really all that?

Hey all! I just wanna take a moment and say a sincere THANK YOU to everyone whose feedback I am benefitting from! Facepalm, I shoulda posted this weeks ago as I am too close to seed down to use it now (and I NEED it!). Old school ain’t a practical option for me, the workout pushing a aerator up, dow...
by 440mag
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Q - Liquid Aerators / Conditioners: really all that?
Replies: 12
Views: 507

Q - Liquid Aerators / Conditioners: really all that?

Hello, all! Q - are liquid soil aerators - conditioners really effective? I was price-checking T-Nex PGR (gonna run out very early into next season so, was curious about how much I should be budgeting for, between now and then) when I happened to come across this product: Liquid Aerating Soil Loosen...
by 440mag
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Water Tanks; Phosphoric Acid a problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Water Tanks; Phosphoric Acid a problem?

Considering that phosphoric acid is like the main ingredient in cola type sodas (after water, sugar and high fructose corn syrup, of course) I’d say ...

PROCEED!!!!!!
by 440mag
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much have you spent on your lawn this year?
Replies: 20
Views: 661

Re: How much have you spent on your lawn this year?

I can see this thread falling into the wrong hands and straining a lot of marriages! 411.75 FEB​PestStrong​ Abound/Azoxy($225/gal);Armada($118/2lbs);Clearys336F($50/qt) NOTE FOR 2020: mistake – Cleary’s is gone too fast – BUY ALTERNATIVE INSTEAD!)* 257.12​DoMyOwnPest Myclobutanil/Eagle($153/gal); Fe...
by 440mag
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Impaired and distracted drivers
Replies: 12
Views: 607

Re: Impaired and distracted drivers

.. This one bothered me the most as it happened at 11:30pm involving a drunk driver with three of his kids in the car. They had to break the windows to get the kids out. ... My, my. I can think of several families I’ve known where such a stunt could earn catching “Dad” alone next time followed with...
by 440mag
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: What is this black tar growth?
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: What is this black tar growth?

Was the area under water / water logged recently? Is it scaly, does it appear to be peeling back on hot dry days? You can try BioAdvanced Moss and Algae killer Thanks, troksd - and the answer to both those questions is “Yes” I am going to follow tgreen’s advice - due to monetary and time restrictio...
by 440mag
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Advice on third fungicide to rotate
Replies: 20
Views: 486

Re: Advice on third fungicide to rotate

The guide is color coded for efficacy. I thought about adding a chart to the first post but it's already insanely long. What would you suggest? Oh! I didn’t mean to suggest anything be added to the data table which is the first post of that thread ! :o :shock: I only meant for him (her?) to post it...
by 440mag
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: DIY foam reducer?
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: DIY foam reducer?

shot of silicone lubricant spray knocks down foaming in spray tanks Hey Greendoc, Thank YOU! :thumbup: (LOL, several cans of that “juice” are within yards of me when I am mixing; however; no telling many eons it would’ve been before I tripped across that factoid if you hadn’t shared it with me! :lo...
by 440mag
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: DIY foam reducer?
Replies: 3
Views: 141

DIY foam reducer?

Howdy, all! (Man, I wish there was a way I could post this to BOTH the warm AND cold season grass forums ... :lol: ) Hey, do any of you know of a (any) “common household” -type item(s) that effectively reduce foaming when agitating / mixing those certain lawn chems that seem to foam up enough to the...
by 440mag
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: Skunk!
Replies: 9
Views: 502

Re: Skunk!

Live beneficial nematodes ... grubs GONE!!!!!

(For Jap Beetle grubs, milky disease spore worked, scratch that, going on 5 years and still working, for us!)
by 440mag
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Advice on third fungicide to rotate
Replies: 20
Views: 486

Re: Advice on third fungicide to rotate

I made this chart by combining NCSU and Kentucky data on various compounds with 1 being low efficacy and 4 being excellent efficacy: Hey, mowww! Now THAT is MUCH APPRECIATED (and with no mean amount of admiration, too)! Would you consider posting it to the “ Fungicide Guide ” thread, started by mem...
by 440mag
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Sprayer help
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: Sprayer help

Don’t forget to unscrew your cap a couple threads - to take the “pressure” off the gasket - after each use / cleaning and before you put the sprayer away! :thumbup:
by 440mag
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Grease Guns? What’s “Latest & Greatest”
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Grease Guns? What’s “Latest & Greatest”

... For my use, I have https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002NYDZ8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and have been using it for the last two years. I assume based on its current condition I will not need to buy another ever. ... +1 on the Lincoln . Thank y’all, tremendously :thumbup:...
by 440mag
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Newbie Embarrassing Lawn
Replies: 18
Views: 1103

Re: Newbie Embarrassing Lawn

Welcome! Do .... not ... be embarrassed! Hey, YOU HAVE A PLAN - that puts you in the top 20% and sets you up for greatness! :thumbup: Suggest you find the “ Cool Season Lawn Guide ” sticky top of this forum and start there . (Make a pot of coffee, get comfortable and get reading - will save you TONS...
by 440mag
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Grease Guns? What’s “Latest & Greatest”
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Grease Guns? What’s “Latest & Greatest”

Question for the TLF brain trust: Anyone know if there is a hands down, “better mousetrap” design / build-quality out there, as far as grease guns go? I checked the “Popular Equipment & Tools” thread; also just finished reading all the TLF threads a “Search” turned up here (and there are many great ...
by 440mag
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Chapin 24v backpack sprayer lid/gasket issue/leaking
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Chapin 24v backpack sprayer lid/gasket issue/leaking

I put a light film of grease, Fluid Film or Vaseline - whatver I have handy - around that rubber gasket as a last step after each post-use cleaning not only to prevent leaking but, also just so I can unscrew the lid, in between tankful (typically takes 7 tankfuls to do my lawn :| Every several clean...