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by andy10917
Yesterday, 10:36 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Effectiveness of PreM Application
Replies: 3
Views: 23

Re: Effectiveness of PreM Application

Did you try the Search tool?
by andy10917
Yesterday, 10:00 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: tph018's Soil Test - April 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: tph018's Soil Test - April 2019

Let me take a guess as to the likely plan of attack for 2019: 1. Apply the "Heavy" rate of calcitic lime (Encap/Mag-I-Cal/Solu-Cal) plus 2 lbs/K Epsom Salts mixed, every 90 days. 2. Also apply 2 lbs/K of Sulfate of Potash (SOP, 0-0-50) monthly until September. Stay away from Lime apps by 2 weeks. 3...
by andy10917
Yesterday, 5:05 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Lonnie's 2019 Soil Test
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: Lonnie's 2019 Soil Test

...and what was the result of the 2018 program?
by andy10917
Yesterday, 7:05 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Rod's 2019 Soil Test
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: Rod's 2019 Soil Test

Put a link to this thread into the Soil Test Interpretation Queue for a place in the waiting line, or you will get buried during Busy Season.
by andy10917
April 18th, 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Sleepless in Rexford - Scheming
Replies: 90
Views: 817

Re: Sleepless in Rexford - Scheming

OK - then here's the history of the front yard: a year before we transformed it, it had been owned by a 85-year old shut-in woman and was overgrown with out-of-control hedges, brambles, and erosion for 30+ years and there was barely anything grass-like growing on it.

It can be done.
by andy10917
April 18th, 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: A "Worm Apocalypse"? Really?
Replies: 20
Views: 383

Re: A "Worm Apocalypse"? Really?

What would you recommend Andy? Like I said if more is better in this case, and there is no such thing as too much, I don't mind putting in the work at all to reap the rewards. First, I'd recommend patience - building a soil takes serious time. It didn't get the way it is in a year, so it is not goi...
by andy10917
April 18th, 2019, 8:36 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Sleepless in Rexford - Scheming
Replies: 90
Views: 817

Re: Sleepless in Rexford - Scheming

Hey, KnickleDime, here's a young Bewitched monostand 90 miles south of you (SLYDER27's lawn) - it will probably darken by another two shades by the time it is 3 years old. I wonder if he ever finished mowing. Acceptable? https://oi663.photobucket.com/albums/uu351/ahejnas/Bewitched409RLP_zpsktcvprfj....
by andy10917
April 18th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: A "Worm Apocalypse"? Really?
Replies: 20
Views: 383

Re: A "Worm Apocalypse"? Really?

I have 3000K so I can put it down in a day or two.
Really? 3000K is 69 acres - you'd better get to working early to be done is a day or two... :shock:
by andy10917
April 18th, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Sean's 2019 Soil Test
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: Sean's 2019 Soil Test

That's clearly not just Sulfate of Potash. I'm wary of offering advice on a fertilizer that I have no idea what else is in it. The app rate also would be higher also, since the product isn't just SOP.
by andy10917
April 18th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Lawn Maintenance Advice Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: Lawn Maintenance Advice Needed

The people that volunteer to do soil test interpretations do not offer advice for labs other than Logan Labs. Here's an example of why: Exchangeable Cations (meq/100g) ------Acidity = 0.00 ------K = 0.23 ------Mg = 4.86 ------Ca = 29.10 ------CEC = 20.1 The Logan Labs test suite would have Ca (Calci...
by andy10917
April 18th, 2019, 7:03 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: KnickLeDime Soil Test 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 184

Re: KnickLeDime Soil Test 2019

The application rate for 19-19-19 is 5 lbs/K, monthly during the growing season.
by andy10917
April 17th, 2019, 6:28 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Sleepless in Rexford - Scheming
Replies: 90
Views: 817

Re: Sleepless in Rexford - Scheming

ndy, what are you feelings on renovating the dead parts with Bewitched monostrand? Point of clarification, monostrand means no other seed types mixed, correct? Single strand, in this case Bewitched. Should I stay away from monostrand? I would also like to overseed with this seed as well to get it i...
by andy10917
April 16th, 2019, 10:45 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Urea nitrogen fertilizer—apply now?
Replies: 25
Views: 388

Re: Urea nitrogen fertilizer—apply now?

It doesn't - it comes from the Milwaukee Sewer District.
by andy10917
April 16th, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Urea nitrogen fertilizer—apply now?
Replies: 25
Views: 388

Re: Urea nitrogen fertilizer—apply now?

Where so you think that Milorganite comes from?
by andy10917
April 16th, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Pushing out red thread
Replies: 10
Views: 118

Re: Pushing out red thread

No, but Natria is available in comsumer-size bottles (32 oz?) at big-box stores when I was a dummy and forgot to get a new (big) Serenade :blackeye:
by andy10917
April 16th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: My lawn is a disaster
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: My lawn is a disaster

Yes. Research posts about the Dawn dishwashing liquid treatment with the Search tool. It works, but you need to find the reason why Moss is outcompeting the grass, or it will recur again and again. For other weeds, research the Triangle Approach for weed control without ID'ing every weed. Ask questi...
by andy10917
April 16th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Poa triv re-appearing in newly seeded areas
Replies: 46
Views: 966

Re: Poa triv re-appearing in newly seeded areas

You don't "get Triv" because of a rainy Fall and Winter. It was there all along. Triv is perennial and very persistent. It also hides very well (when young) under taller grass, and then explodes suddenly ("where the hell did THAT come from?"). My experience with fighting by ripping it up is that it ...
by andy10917
April 16th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Pushing out red thread
Replies: 10
Views: 118

Re: Pushing out red thread

Serenade will work, but if there have been heavy attacks in the past, my concern is the "an app or two" comment. Get it going 2-3 weeks before the typical breakout time and stay on it - regularly (every 10-14 days?). Don't quit until all Red Thread in your area has disappeared. Bayer "Natria" is ide...
by andy10917
April 16th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Sleepless in Rexford - Scheming
Replies: 90
Views: 817

Re: Sleepless in Rexford - Scheming

Bewitched is a beautiful cultivar and easy (for KBG, anyway) in NY. My son (SLYDER27 here) has a monostand of it, and it's very, very nice with above-average shade tolerance for KBG. Just make sure that you can get adequate water to it, and not think "it's too hot to work outside today" in July and ...
by andy10917
April 16th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: PR Slower to wake up?
Replies: 9
Views: 150

Re: PR Slower to wake up?

Yes, PRG is usually faster/earlier to wake up. And Yes, Fall fertilization and Winterizer (Urea) generally make grass wake-up a little earlier.