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by 440mag
Sat May 23, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Landscaping
Topic: Wintergreen Boxwood Disease
Replies: 15
Views: 194

Re: Wintergreen Boxwood Disease

Phyton 27 https://store.phytoncorp.com/phyton-27 https://www.amazon.com/Phyton-Oz-Systemic-Bactericide-Fungicide/dp/B00VKPL8FU (Phyton 35 is the real deal but, it is quite expensive (moreso than the Phyton 27, fer sure!) Alas, we have a Jap Maple specimen that warrants the 35 though ....) Best o’ Su...
by 440mag
Sat May 23, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Poa - What to do?
Replies: 29
Views: 2190

Re: Poa - What to do?

And floz (usually appearing as, “fl oz”) stands for Fluid Ounces

Welcome and best o’ success!
by 440mag
Sat May 23, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greasy Neighbor Caught In The Act
Replies: 19
Views: 1121

Re: Greasy Neighbor Caught In The Act

Don't make that a habit next person could be owning that 440 magnum next time :nod: :thumbup: YOU ... ARE ... SO ... RIGHT ... ABOUT THAT! And which was the main reason my loving wife was so upset with me (and rightfully so). Before we moved way out into the SNC woods where we are now, on a real ni...
by 440mag
Fri May 22, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Stihl Spark Boot Query w pics (BR350 Blower)
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Stihl Spark Boot Query w pics (BR350 Blower)

Edit: Thanks for replying Denali but, would you believe it turns out there is NO CRIMP? I know I am kinda in disbelief. Turns out there is a tiny but sharp “hook” on the end of the 2” or so length of spring steel wedged up inside the rubber boot that SIMPLY PIERCES THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE SPARK PL...
by 440mag
Fri May 22, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Stihl Spark Boot Query w pics (BR350 Blower)
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Stihl Spark Boot Query w pics (BR350 Blower)

Circle-back edit and UPDATE: IF YOUR STIHL SPARK PLUG WIRE COMES SEPARATED FROM THE LENGTH OF SPRING STEEL UP INSIDE THE RUBBER SPARK PLUG BOOT (that 2” +/- length piece of spring steel internal to the rubber boot has coils that fit over spark plug on one end and a tiny but sharp “hook” on the other...
by 440mag
Fri May 22, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: GRUBS! How to choose and when to apply grub control products
Replies: 0
Views: 130

GRUBS! How to choose and when to apply grub control products

This annual or biennial newsletter is an invaluable one and is quoted and referenced and shared as much as it can be anticipated ... (Mods - prolly sticky material (?) Oh yeah, “ GO SPARTANS!!! ” MAY, 2020 : “ Not all the grub control products on store shelves will be effective this spring. Here’s h...
by 440mag
Thu May 14, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: Termite? Is this some kind of ....
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Termite? Is this some kind of ....

Update(s): 1) a Local and decades long home inspector buddy advises, “Yes, there are 3 types of termites - across the Continental US; HOWEVER; here in WNC we only have subterranean termites”; and, 2) My entomology major turned physician assistant sister is going with something called a "Rove Beetle....
by 440mag
Thu May 14, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: Termite? Is this some kind of ....
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Termite? Is this some kind of ....

Here are 3 more photos, from a different angle - I am really kicking myself for not getting better shots of the mouth area - all the online pics show DRY WOOD TERMITES as having pronounced pincers but, I can’t quite make any pincers out in these photos I snapped ... https://i.postimg.cc/3NnbVXYC/19-...
by 440mag
Thu May 14, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: Termite? Is this some kind of ....
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Termite? Is this some kind of ....

By any chance, can any member provide a 100% identification of this insect, from these photos? I came across 2 of them on our driveway, just outside the entrance to our garage - I was pulling old caulk out of some cracks in prep for re-caulking tomorrow. I didn’t think they were when I took the phot...
by 440mag
Sat May 09, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sprayer Cleanup
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: Sprayer Cleanup

After spraying, I fill the tank with a gallon or two of water, shake it up and dump it out. Repeat. Next time when filling I'll spray out the inside real good and then dump again. Fill up a bit and flush out the hose and nozzles then empty. Put it away with the lid off to dry out. Right around my h...
by 440mag
Sat May 09, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Investing for Retirement
Replies: 297
Views: 40483

Re: Investing for Retirement

Alert! T. Rowe Price Mid-Cap Value Fund reopens to new investors 497 1 c497.htm T. Rowe Price Mid-Cap Value Fund https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1012678/000174177320000799/c497.htm Supplement to Prospectus Dated May 1, 2020 Effective June 5, 2020, the T. Rowe Price Mid-Cap Value Fund will re...
by 440mag
Sat May 09, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BEST Forum Ever
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: BEST Forum Ever

Agreed!

And, have a wonderful summer!
by 440mag
Sat May 09, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greasy Neighbor Caught In The Act
Replies: 19
Views: 1121

Re: Greasy Neighbor Caught In The Act

LOL, if you do what I did, don’t do it where I did. I gave a mouthy neighbor a left to the nose (juuuuust enough to stun him, which it did) and a right (purposely) square on his left ear. He got the message. My screwup? I did it right in front of the paint desk in our local Lowe’s home improvement s...
by 440mag
Fri May 08, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Hairy bittercress: A weed to watch out for
Replies: 0
Views: 131

Hairy bittercress: A weed to watch out for

Although I reside in WNC, I was so impressed with the Michigan State University Extension Service (roughly) biennial newsletter on preventing +/or getting rid of grubs I subscribed to the MSU ES e-mail list some years ago. As a result, I just received fact sheet on hairy bittercress and I’m posting ...
by 440mag
Wed May 06, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Herbicide Guide
Replies: 104
Views: 15547

Re: Herbicide Guide

I think there is one herbicide that we should add, pylex. It is very expensive right now, but once generic, it should be a game changer like tenacity was. Hi, @g-man; just curious, has a generic for Pylex yet been introduced? Also, @Suburban Jungle Life (and all who’ve contributed); it is a challen...
by 440mag
Sat May 02, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: What do you do with your clover?
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: What do you do with your clover?

I always have / do. I either catch it early and don’t wind up w enough to worry about or it’s in a spot where removing it will be more obvious than not ...
by 440mag
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Chapin 20v Backpack Sprayer
Replies: 382
Views: 38179

Re: Chapin 20v Backpack Sprayer

Glad you got it worked out, bosox! I helped a neighbor and we finally deduced his sprayer was getting all manner of crap in it (even bits of mulch! :-O ! because he insisted on doing his tank filling and mixing out in his yard ... once we devised a way for him to stop picking his hose end up out of ...
by 440mag
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Chapin 20v Backpack Sprayer
Replies: 382
Views: 38179

Re: Chapin 20v Backpack Sprayer

Hi, bosox! I regret I am clueless as to any delay in the pump coming on although: a) I’d suspect a connection either loose or with moisture in it / on it (if you can get any connections dry using say, a hair dryer on low heat then maybe coat the connection liberally with an appropriate grease?); and...
by 440mag
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: PGR + Cool Season Grass
Replies: 401
Views: 35607

Re: PGR + Cool Season Grass

Not even close. ... I used to hear those words a lot on first dates, back in high school. Sigh. :lol: ... ALS (Ammonium Laureth sulfate or Ammonium Laurul sulfate) is an anionic surfactant. Surfactants are compounds that lower the surface tension. It is common in soaps (eg. baby shampoo). Ahhhhhh-h...
by 440mag
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: PGR + Cool Season Grass
Replies: 401
Views: 35607

Re: PGR + Cool Season Grass

Ammonium sulfate helps the leaves absorb more product. Howdy, g-man! Perhaps you or anyone can answer this question: Is the “DSM Ammonium Sulfate” I found at my local Rural King (thank y’all for that tip, btw! :thumbup: going to accomplish anything similar to the “Ammonium Laureth Sulfate” that I j...