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by ionicatoms
Tue Jan 25, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Multiple Weeds - Is my yard doomed?
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Multiple Weeds - Is my yard doomed?

JayRoly wrote:
Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:43 pm
How much would I expect to pay to have a pro do it? With ProVista
I have no idea... maybe $1,000? @dejay recently put down PV sod. Maybe he can give you a sense of the cost, but really you should get some quotes.
by ionicatoms
Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Multiple Weeds - Is my yard doomed?
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Multiple Weeds - Is my yard doomed?

I would go with sod. Probably ProVista St. Aug.

You’ve got 250 sq.ft. Just pay a professional to do the reno. Just my opinion.
by ionicatoms
Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:07 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: When to apply prodiamine?
Replies: 20
Views: 793

Re: When to apply prodiamine?

My question is will the first six month application be extended by the second application? I don't have any experience with overseeding, so if it were me, I would rely to some extent on the information posted in https://thelawnforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=72500#p72500, particularly: To ease your fears...
by ionicatoms
Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:16 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Starting my lawn shopping, tell me which products!
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: Starting my lawn shopping, tell me which products!

When did you apply pre-em (pendimethalin)? I remember doing it twice in my first year. First app was In early January and then again some time later. Carolina Geranium wasn’t listed on the label though; I didn’t know what the heck I was doing in the beginning. Now I use isoxaben to control the Caro...
by ionicatoms
Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Starting my lawn shopping, tell me which products!
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: Starting my lawn shopping, tell me which products!

Atlanta Turtle wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:33 pm
I need a pre-emergent.
Are you looking to control something specific? I remember being disappointed after my first attempt at using pre-em (pendimethalin) because Carolina Geranium was all over my side yard in the spring.
by ionicatoms
Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:43 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Yellow blades in 3 week old St Augustine Provista Sod
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Yellow blades in 3 week old St Augustine Provista Sod

Looks like normal cold-related damage to me. It may take a little while (2-3 months) to recover due to the slower growth habit of pro vista, but it seems like you are doing the right things. That’s what I’m hoping appreciate the feed back! BTW I forgot to mention that you can easily diagnose large ...
by ionicatoms
Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: ionicatoms lawn journal - Florida - St. Augustine (Palmetto)
Replies: 523
Views: 50977

Re: ionicatoms lawn journal - Florida - St. Augustine (Palmetto)

Did some scouting at lunch today. Found small, I suppose early-stage, outbreaks of large patch fungus. I base my diagnosis off the pull test. https://i.postimg.cc/Kzwnyczw/517-FA992-366-A-4-FF7-8992-0-BDED5-F3-F7-C1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Dwv4H46m/56-C54555-0-A5-B-4558-9-DAF-9-A1-C77-BFC951.jpg ht...
by ionicatoms
Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:02 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: ionicatoms lawn journal - Florida - St. Augustine (Palmetto)
Replies: 523
Views: 50977

Re: ionicatoms lawn journal - Florida - St. Augustine (Palmetto)

Woke up to frost on the lawn again. I ran the sprinklers for 5 minutes to knock down a majority of the frost. Looking at the 10-day forecast, it appears we are going to have a hard freeze this weekend. I suppose my efforts to keep the lawn out of full dormancy will come to naught.
by ionicatoms
Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:49 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Yellow blades in 3 week old St Augustine Provista Sod
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Yellow blades in 3 week old St Augustine Provista Sod

Looks like normal cold-related damage to me. It may take a little while (2-3 months) to recover due to the slower growth habit of pro vista, but it seems like you are doing the right things.
by ionicatoms
Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: Mosquito Control Basics
Replies: 212
Views: 58772

Re: Mosquito Control Basics

Attract...waiting on @ionicatoms to advise on his new Inzecto Mosquito Traps. https://www.domyown.com/inzecto-mosquito-trap-p-24049.html UltimateLawn , overall I didn't seem to have much mosquito pressure throughout 2021. Additionally, I wasn't able to get my hands on the traps until fairly late in...
by ionicatoms
Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: ionicatoms lawn journal - Florida - St. Augustine (Palmetto)
Replies: 523
Views: 50977

Re: ionicatoms lawn journal - Florida - St. Augustine (Palmetto)

I'm starting to get ready for Spring. Today I ordered more Isoxaben from Solutions Pest and started thinking about mosquito control. Had a late start with the trap last year, didn't observe any bad results. Don't know if it was just a really low pressure year for mosquitos or if the Inzecto trap was...
by ionicatoms
Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:38 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: When to apply prodiamine?
Replies: 20
Views: 793

Re: When to apply prodiamine?

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Looks like 3lbs/k would be followed by a 4 month waiting period prior to renovating.
by ionicatoms
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Fluazifop (Fusilade II) did not kill all my Floratam
Replies: 7
Views: 1839

Re: Fluazifop (Fusilade II) did not kill all my Floratam

Has the treated area recovered yet?
by ionicatoms
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Ben4Birdies Lawn Journal
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Ben4Birdies Lawn Journal

Nice work!
by ionicatoms
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Redtwin's Lawn Journal
Replies: 293
Views: 47636

Re: Redtwin's Lawn Journal

Think you’ll have another 10 gallons of weeds this year? Doing pre-emergent?
by ionicatoms
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: When to apply prodiamine?
Replies: 20
Views: 793

Re: When to apply prodiamine?

See discussion on https://thelawnforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=25408 Is there a penalty for applying PRE herbicides too early? The answer is: not much. PRE herbicides are degraded (primarily) by soil microorganisms. When soil temperatures are in the 40s and 50s, microorganism activity in soil is low...
by ionicatoms
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Carbon applied with Dithiopyr and/or Azoxy at the same time?
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Carbon applied with Dithiopyr and/or Azoxy at the same time?

My attitude is: why risk it? Any ions in the carbon could bond with a fraction of the *cide.
by ionicatoms
Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Empire Zoysia - To scalp or not to scalp
Replies: 28
Views: 860

Re: Empire Zoysia - To scalp or not to scalp

Sojiiro109 wrote:
Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:25 pm
I don't know if this qualifies as a scalp or not but wow was that painful. I am a man so I know nothing of childbirth pain but if it's more painful than this than hats off to you ladies.
I hear tell that "hats off" can lead to childbirth pain. Just like a scalp, it hurts so good.
by ionicatoms
Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:28 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: ionicatoms lawn journal - Florida - St. Augustine (Palmetto)
Replies: 523
Views: 50977

Re: ionicatoms lawn journal - Florida - St. Augustine (Palmetto)

Frost hit the lawn this morning in my open sky areas. As in years past, the areas next to the jasmine-covered fence were decently protected. I looked at my neighbor’s lawn a couple houses down the street (also has open sky) and he did not seem to have any frost. I wonder if his “excessive” watering ...
by ionicatoms
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Killing common bermuda in St.Augustine grass
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: Killing common bermuda in St.Augustine grass

Haha! Yes, that's probably the best answer for everyone except mad scientists. Maybe I'll also try a shade experiment this year.