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by GrassDaddy
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Tire tracks on front lawn - What would you do?
Replies: 28
Views: 1432

Re: Tire tracks on front lawn - What would you do?

I've actually debated doing that. Our driveway is falling apart and it would be pretty cool. But it's got a good slope so I'm not sure how slippery it would be. As for the original problem. Honestly, I gave up. I lost about a foot of the lawn so far since the fall due to my wife's parking. I honestl...
by GrassDaddy
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Will irrigation keep New grass alive thru Summer
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Will irrigation keep New grass alive thru Summer

Technically yes, you could seed in the spring. But it's still a harder battle than if you seed in the fall. That being said, it's winter (at least here =P) so if you have the choice over a dead lawn all season or giving it a go, I'd give it a go! Personally I found the seed I planted in the spring d...
by GrassDaddy
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Done with the Chapin 20V backpack sprayer
Replies: 49
Views: 2384

Re: Done with the Chapin 20V backpack sprayer

I'll start by saying that my Chapin I've never had any issues, and I use it for everything. Even doing more than one type of the N-Ext products at a time. That being said, the Sprayers Plus backpack sprayer appears to be much better built, and it's designed in a way where internal parts like pumps e...
by GrassDaddy
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: World Series 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 973

Re: World Series 2018

OK so that Ortiz one was with the GPS tool, found it: http://www.newgroundtechnology.com/our-technology/
by GrassDaddy
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: World Series 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 973

Re: World Series 2018

https://b.fssta.com/uploads/content/dam/fsdigital/fscom/nba/images/2016/09/29/092916-Fenway.vresize.1200.630.high.0.jpg That wins. And how the heck do you go about mowing pictures into it? Is this like @GrassDaddy's Halloween pictures last year where you remove grass? They use a combo of mowers, ro...
by GrassDaddy
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: New Driveway: Should I try to seed?
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: New Driveway: Should I try to seed?

I would do the same as G-man says.
by GrassDaddy
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Sand for topdressing ponding areas?
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: Sand for topdressing ponding areas?

Play sand is typically sterilized to keep things from growing in it in a sandbox. You want things to grow in your sand so just get masons sand. Well - the sand is cleaned for play sand, but it's not treated with a pre-emergent or something that would affect grass. That being said, it would be cheap...
by GrassDaddy
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Should i mulch the leaves before using a lawn sweeper?
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Should i mulch the leaves before using a lawn sweeper?

Mulch them with the sweeper attached, the sweeper will get the big stuff and some of the mulched bits will stay - healthy balance ;-)
by GrassDaddy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: If you were to buy your first sprayer...
Replies: 19
Views: 666

Re: If you were to buy your first sprayer...

So I've got both. The 105ex is better long term, but the chapin being $100 cheaper is a big deal for most. So for home use I'd recommend the chapin if you take care of it. If you beat up stuff or are doing it for pro work then the sprayer's plus 105ex is designed so you can replace parts easily (pum...
by GrassDaddy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: 2018 - Cool Season - What did you do with your lawn today?
Replies: 1339
Views: 63388

Re: 2018 - Cool Season - What did you do with your lawn today?

I cut it, put down urea, and watered it in =P
by GrassDaddy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Green's Lawn Journal
Replies: 322
Views: 15453

Re: Green's Lawn Journal

I did it about two weeks ago and saw the bugs. At the very least I know to be proactive for next year. The damaged areas are starting to recover in most spots.
by GrassDaddy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Green's Lawn Journal
Replies: 322
Views: 15453

Re: Green's Lawn Journal

Could be. Do the can test.. cut a bottle or can at the top and bottom and fill with water, any chinch bugs will float.

There are also many other bugs like mites etc that can do similar damage.
by GrassDaddy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Roundup for lawns
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: Roundup for lawns

I hate the name but love the product. However I'm using it on Kentucky bluegrass.
by GrassDaddy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Winterizer - with herbicide or no?
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Winterizer - with herbicide or no?

It depends on the product. For the most part winterizer you just want nitrogen, by that time weeds will have slowed too.
by GrassDaddy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Lawn Care Planner Tool
Replies: 37
Views: 1499

Re: Lawn Care Planner Tool

You can upload it on the photos page if you want =P it works similar to Reddit voting. After a week the photo isn't shown but still exists I just need to add pagination lol
by GrassDaddy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: free fert
Replies: 98
Views: 3273

Re: free fert

Ah I thought they just didn't like me and decided not to send one lol hoping they still do
by GrassDaddy
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: How many per zone?
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: How many per zone?

If you are planning a full irrigation install just remember that testing through a hose bib won't give you the same GPM. When I setup 3 rotors via hose bib that was the max I could do, but when they installed full irrigation one zone has 7.
by GrassDaddy
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Backpack Sprayer Straps
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Backpack Sprayer Straps

Well - the straps on the newer harbor freight line are fairly nice. So for $20 you get straps =P but yes I don't know of any replacement straps
by GrassDaddy
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Lawn Care Planner Tool
Replies: 37
Views: 1499

Re: Lawn Care Planner Tool

I can't include Canada for the planner yet, but the goal is to sometime do it. I would use soil temps but all I can get access to right now is air temp. So basically I picked the average air temps of my area when the soil temp is on average and am working with that as a guide. As for google login, y...
by GrassDaddy
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Fall Nitrogen Blitz (cool season grasses only)
Replies: 177
Views: 16337

Re: Fall Nitrogen Blitz (cool season grasses only)

Yes, I did the aggressive spring nitrogen after my Reno and it did wonders.