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by andy10917
52 minutes ago
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: RU super concentrate ( purple cap )
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: RU super concentrate ( purple cap )

I have done numerous renovations with just a couple of hours of time-to-dry, before seeding -- without issues.
by andy10917
Today, 1:05 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: First time home / lawn owner - first reno attempt
Replies: 15
Views: 292

Re: First time home / lawn owner - first reno attempt

Not sure if it's against the rules of this forum
It's not against the rules of the Forum, unless it's obviously just blatant hawking of products. Helping another member is good...
by andy10917
Today, 12:34 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Spahrman328's 2019 Soil Test
Replies: 2
Views: 14

Re: Spahrman328's 2019 Soil Test

OK. If you noticed big differences between the 2014 numbers and the 2019 numbers, it's because the new soil test was calculated at the 6" depth rather than the (much preferred) 4" depth. Going forward, submit tests at the 4" depth, which simplifies comparisons. You're showing a soil that has a TEC o...
by andy10917
Today, 11:02 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Brown Blades of Grass?
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Brown Blades of Grass?

Yeah, that looks like shedding to my eyes - I haven't seen it yet around my yard (50 miles up the Hudson from NYC), but I expect it soon. The primary way to diagnose it is the evenness of the brown blades across the lawn. This doesn't mean that you shouldn't stay vigilant for fungus during this peri...
by andy10917
Today, 10:00 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: 2019 Soil Test Interpretation Queue
Replies: 1
Views: 2531

Re: 2019 Soil Test Interpretation Queue

The Queue is empty, and there is no waiting for soil test interpretations.
by andy10917
Today, 9:54 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Dave's 2019 Soil Test
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: Dave's 2019 Soil Test

I see just a couple of things that I'd recommend addressing - overall you're in a pretty-good state... The Potassium levels are low. Get and apply Sulfate of Potash ("SOP", 0-0-50) and apply it in September at 2 lbs/K and then pick it up again monthly in April. It's not the easiest product to find. ...
by andy10917
Today, 9:25 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: SuperU 46-0-0 Fertilizer
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: SuperU 46-0-0 Fertilizer

I guess it depends on what your plan is for Fall... If you're thinking of using this as a replacement for standard fast-release Urea as part of the aggressive program of the "Fall Nitrogen Regimens", I don't think it fits well -- it's a slow-release Urea, and slow-release products don't fit well wit...
by andy10917
Yesterday, 4:27 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Dan's 2019 Soil test
Replies: 4
Views: 41

Re: Dan's 2019 Soil test

Hmmm... Could it be sampling errors? Sure - but which one had the sampling error? Or was it both - the 2018 might have been low and the 2019 might be high. We'll only know for sure when next year's soil test lines up with either the 2018 or 2019 test. To my eyes, what I see is what I would expect wi...
by andy10917
Yesterday, 2:22 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Dan's 2019 Soil test
Replies: 4
Views: 41

Re: Dan's 2019 Soil test

You mentioned last year that your lawn care company was applying Holganix 4X a year - are they still doing that? Any chance that an application of Holganix was made close to the soil test sampling? Is the lawn care company applying anything beyond Holganix?
by andy10917
Yesterday, 8:18 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Spreading Borax to lawn
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Spreading Borax to lawn

Although not necessary for answering the question at hand... Sorry, I'm just very cautious about Boron applications. The line between necessary amounts of Boron and toxic levels of Boron is pretty small, and Boron should not be applied on a regular basis for years without checking the levels with a...
by andy10917
August 21st, 2019, 10:29 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Spreading Borax to lawn
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Spreading Borax to lawn

I don't see a soil test for you that calls for a Boron application. Am I missing it?
by andy10917
August 21st, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Reno/Rejuvenation Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Reno/Rejuvenation Advice

Do you have an areas of the weed that haven't been mowed?
by andy10917
August 21st, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weed ID
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Weed ID

I obviously don't see Bermudagrass every day up here in NY, but that looks like Bermuda to me - especially the seedheads.
by andy10917
August 20th, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Bales9er's 2019 Soil Test
Replies: 17
Views: 275

Re: Bales9er's 2019 Soil Test

I don't know what to say - I see a 5.1 pH soil with a 1.49 TEC in your soil, and a TEC of 37 with a pH of 7.8 being mixed. And I hate tilling. They don't just immediately average out to something in the middle - there is going to be chemical activity for a while as the soil works to integrate itself...
by andy10917
August 19th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno
Replies: 36
Views: 497

Re: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno

Awesome! How many days from seed-down to initial germination? And is the germination widespread or spotty?
by andy10917
August 18th, 2019, 11:55 pm
Forum: Other/Misc
Topic: Adding Adjuvants to Foliar Applications (Advanced Topic)
Replies: 19
Views: 343

Re: Adding Adjuvants to Foliar Applications (Advanced Topic)

I have zero time to spend on researching "great conspiracies". I find a range of application strengths that works for me and move to the next item that needs a solution in the yard.
by andy10917
August 18th, 2019, 10:49 pm
Forum: Other/Misc
Topic: Adding Adjuvants to Foliar Applications (Advanced Topic)
Replies: 19
Views: 343

Re: Adding Adjuvants to Foliar Applications (Advanced Topic)

I dunno -- my label says "4 oz to 1 pint per acre", and I have found it works well at that the 0.75 teaspoon/K -- 0.75 teaspoons/K is within that range.
by andy10917
August 18th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fenoxaprop to control Poa Trivialis?
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Fenoxaprop to control Poa Trivialis?

I've tried it, with very little success.
by andy10917
August 18th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Bryan's Siol Test
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Bryan's Siol Test

Bryan, Soil Test Interpretations are only offered on tests provided by Logan Labs, as shown in the "Sticky" thread at the top of the Soil & Compost Forum. As volunteers, we can't learn the results and test suites of hundreds of labs. If you choose to re-run the tests at Logan Labs, we'd be happy to ...
by andy10917
August 16th, 2019, 10:45 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: help with weed problem
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: help with weed problem

Time. As the sun gets lower and the days cooler, crabgrass will begin fading in 3-4 weeks in CT. It will also roughly take that much time to beat it with Quinclorac instead. The way to fight crabgrass is with Pre-M in the Spring, right when the Forsythia bloom. An acre infested with crabgrass in Aug...