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by Suburban Jungle Life
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Overseed newly planted lawn
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Overseed newly planted lawn

Fescue usually takes 1-2 weeks. I would reseed after 2 weeks in the thin areas. Rake up the straw and seed. Walk on the seed to press it into the dirt. If you want, you can put the straw back after. Are you keeping it reasonably moist?
by Suburban Jungle Life
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Tenacity vs Meso 4SC
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Tenacity vs Meso 4SC

Get the cheaper one. Both have the same ai and same % so I would say they are comparable but different brands.
by Suburban Jungle Life
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Fungicide Rotation
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Fungicide Rotation

Pythium is best controlled with mefenoxam but that doesn't take care of brown patch. I would use Azoxy as it is good for brown patch and ok for pythium. Most common rotation is azoxy, thio, and prop. That gives the common problem coverage of brown patch and dollar spot which most seem to get. Pythiu...
by Suburban Jungle Life
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: MY PLAN - i keep debating with myself
Replies: 26
Views: 1161

Re: MY PLAN - i keep debating with myself

mpoland33 In my neck of the woods, every soil test has shown to be very low in P and K. You could just spray the AMS but that's only N. Have you done a soil test? New grass likes P. Kinda interesting that you prefer spraying. I think you can get liquid P and K but it's gonna cost more than granular...
by Suburban Jungle Life
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Tenacity application w Aeration
Replies: 16
Views: 527

Re: Tenacity application w Aeration

@stacik84 60 days after germination. If it's all frozen then, I wouldn't bother. No point putting anything on frozen ground.
by Suburban Jungle Life
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: handling heat on overseeded lawn
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: handling heat on overseeded lawn

You can use this schedule: 7am, 11am, 3pm, 7pm. Water enough to wet it but no runoff. You could also put down 1/4" of peat moss to help retain moisture if you want. I find that allows me to water once a day or if it's really hot, twice a day. With 4k, you'll need 8 bags. Then again, I just saw you s...
by Suburban Jungle Life
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Fungicide after overseed (How soon?)
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Fungicide after overseed (How soon?)

Pythium can be a problem with the constant watering and young grass. Mefenoxam is ideal and mixed with Azoxy should seal the deal. Azoxy alone would be fine too. If you choose prop, it doesn't control pythium. I don't know enough about companion to give advice there.
by Suburban Jungle Life
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Newbie Embarrassing Lawn
Replies: 16
Views: 859

Re: Newbie Embarrassing Lawn

Use a tine cultivator to loosen the soil and seed the worst areas. Even with the weed and feed, I would do it.

Instead of urea, you could use ammonium sulfate, 21-0-0, or go to the local store and find the fertilizer with the least amount of slow release. It's on the label on the back of the bag.
by Suburban Jungle Life
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Got my Xstart fert
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Got my Xstart fert

For the reason you stated, I would apply 1 week after germination. Seed has what it needs to start so why make the old grass grow faster? You'll have to mow sooner on baby grass.
by Suburban Jungle Life
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: MY PLAN - i keep debating with myself
Replies: 26
Views: 1161

Re: MY PLAN - i keep debating with myself

@Rp9110 Looks like good, clean seed!
by Suburban Jungle Life
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: What is the most cost effective way to get your fertilizing done for the lawn?
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: What is the most cost effective way to get your fertilizing done for the lawn?

I wouldn't say urea requires frequent apps. It depends more on your CEC. In general though, once a month on 5M takes 10 min to spread and maybe 10 min to weigh with a bucket and scale. That's 20 min a month. I don't see that as a lot of time to spend in the lawn. If you have a 5 CEC, then I would do...
by Suburban Jungle Life
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Poa Suppression with Scotts?
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Poa Suppression with Scotts?

Since you have TTTF, I would consider adding ethofumesate to your plan. Though, if you are considering the scotts product, I'm guessing you aren't interested in spraying? I don't think there are granular ethofumesate products. As virginiagal stated, you need to have a preventive all winter and early...
by Suburban Jungle Life
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: How do I "ROLL" this weed application!
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: How do I "ROLL" this weed application!

I would just mix all three into one spray. Quinclorac is susceptible to hard water so I would add some AMS to the water first before adding any products. If you want to use dyne-amic, I would use the lower rates for all 3 products since organosilicones can increase the effectiveness beyond label rat...
by Suburban Jungle Life
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Pet safe/organic fall lawn care- yellow nutsedge issue
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Pet safe/organic fall lawn care- yellow nutsedge issue

Crabgrass will die in the next month or two when you have your first frost. If you don't want to use chems, I would suggest hand pulling every weed aside from crabgrass and heavily overseed your lawn to get it really thick. I'm not aware of any effective, selective organic weed control options. Most...
by Suburban Jungle Life
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Organic Lawn Care
Topic: Organic Weed Management
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Organic Weed Management

How can I get tall dense grass if my lawn is more than 50% weeds? :? The iron based herbicides are only really effective against dandelions. I know it's cliche and said all the time, but tall dense grass is the best organic weed control. I would recommend non-organic control for 1 year while poundi...
by Suburban Jungle Life
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Organic Lawn Care
Topic: WeedBgone
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: WeedBgone

TN Hawkeye wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:54 pm
Roger007 wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:10 am
Is weedbgone safe to use for pets and kids?
In my limited research it looks like that product will not get rid of kids and pets.
:lol: Spraying the pets and kids!
by Suburban Jungle Life
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Anyone looking to invest in a cordless leaf mulching unit?
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: Anyone looking to invest in a cordless leaf mulching unit?

I would swap mulching leaves between front and back or maybe 2 back and 1 front. Mulch mow the front and next time, use a blower to move everything into a pile and a rake to move it onto a large tarp. Drag the tarp to the back and use the blower to move the leaves around. Then, mulch mow. I find the...
by Suburban Jungle Life
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Anyone looking to invest in a cordless leaf mulching unit?
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: Anyone looking to invest in a cordless leaf mulching unit?

uts wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:22 am
Take a look at this?

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-40-Vo ... /310363826
Looks interesting but $310? Ouch. Especially if you already have a mower with a bag for free...
by Suburban Jungle Life
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Grass seed selection
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Grass seed selection

Unless you do a renovation and start over, it'll be hard to discern the difference between most newer cultivars. Personally, I would just get the local cheaper one. But, the biggest concern for me is the percent of "weed" and "other crop" which is also weeds. They should both be 0% or as close to it...
by Suburban Jungle Life
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: New to lawn care, need help!
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: New to lawn care, need help!

Thanks SJL. When you say "rake and removal", do you mean complete removal of all the dead grass? That's the part I'm confused about from what I've been reading. Some articles say you don't have to rake out ALL the dead stuff, just the majority of it. Thanks! Rake it until you see the dirt between t...