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by andy10917
Yesterday, 9:52 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Eddie's Soil Test - 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 171

Re: Eddie's Soil Test - 2019

Glad to hear it!!
by andy10917
Yesterday, 8:53 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Eddie's Soil Test - 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 171

Re: Eddie's Soil Test - 2019

Everything helps. The hard problem is that there is no standard for testing the purity of humic or fulvic acid products - and it really comes down to trying several and assessing results with your eyes. What's on the bag is all over the board. As for Kelp Help, it will help (no pun intended). But re...
by andy10917
Yesterday, 7:59 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: bcpa1445's Soil Test Results 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: bcpa1445's Soil Test Results 2019

Make sure to put a link to this thread in the Soil Test Interpretation Queue.
by andy10917
Yesterday, 7:52 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Kentster Soil Test Evaluation
Replies: 21
Views: 217

Re: Kentster Soil Test Evaluation

No, you didn't screw up. Below a pH of 7, Ferrous Sulfate is fine at 2-3 lbs/K as a granular. Above pH 7, it is applied at lower doses as a foliar to avoid the lock-up that occurs in high pH soils.

You'll have to find something else to keep you from sleeping at night!!
by andy10917
Yesterday, 7:32 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Eddie's Soil Test - 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 171

Re: Eddie's Soil Test - 2019

I'm lost. The first sentence is about Humic DG, the second is about BLSC and then we're back to whatever "it" is.

Sorry - could you rework your question?
by andy10917
Yesterday, 7:23 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Triclopyr
Replies: 29
Views: 567

Re: Triclopyr

12 hrs is plenty for Triclopyr to be rain-fast.
by andy10917
Yesterday, 7:19 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: EriCS soil test
Replies: 31
Views: 275

Re: EriCS soil test

Every three weeks FOR WHAT?

BTW, many states outside of NY have Phosphorus restrictions.
by andy10917
June 18th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: EriCS soil test
Replies: 31
Views: 275

Re: EriCS soil test

Thanks I was just looking into wether I could use a garden balanced fertilizer instead. HD had 10 10 10 available for 40lb bag at 13.00 bucks a bag. Don’t know what I need as far as application rates yet but hopefully this will be a cheaper route. Thanks for your patience... Hahaha. There is no suc...
by andy10917
June 18th, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Quinclorac or Triclorphyl
Replies: 11
Views: 166

Re: Quinclorac or Triclorphyl

PSU4ME, there is no answer to that. If you have 2000 sq ft of lawn, a pint of 8% Triclopyr might be the right answer for you. My son's and I share a gallon of 61% Triclopyr for a total of about 4 acres. Both solutions are legitimate. And the strength of the purchased product means little - the 61% p...
by andy10917
June 18th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: EriCS soil test
Replies: 31
Views: 275

Re: EriCS soil test

You need to understand this: for the same quantity (weight), peat moss is better than mulched leaves, because it has been decomposing for thousands of years, and mulched leaves for only hours or days - the longer it has been breaking down, the more concentrated the stuff is, and closer to "final sta...
by andy10917
June 18th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 229
Views: 6232

Re: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

You managed to get *BOTH* your finger and your foot in the picture? Is this some form of fetish?
by andy10917
June 18th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Quinclorac or Triclorphyl
Replies: 11
Views: 166

Re: Quinclorac or Triclorphyl

It's that much better. Save the Quinclorac for crabgrass that breaks through...
by andy10917
June 18th, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: EriCS soil test
Replies: 31
Views: 275

Re: EriCS soil test

As far as the mediocre OM% is it worth in applying milorganite as well throughout the rest of the season maybe alternating with the balanced fertilizer every 3 weeks? Or is there a better option to add organic material beside mulched leaves etc like peat moss? While Milorganite is a useful product ...
by andy10917
June 18th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: New Lawn, Questions, Looking to Learn
Replies: 11
Views: 191

Re: New Lawn, Questions, Looking to Learn

I still recommend James Beard's "Turfgrass: Science and Culture" to anyone that is interested in grass and soils. The book was originally published in 1972, and was the go-to textbook on the topic forever. While some things are so out-of-date that they are entertaining, the overall book is something...
by andy10917
June 17th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Experience with Tenacity during Summer?
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: Experience with Tenacity during Summer?

OK - just for the future: rates are specified as an amount over a measurement of size. What you meant was that you used the 4 ounce per acre rate, which is generally abbreviated as "4 oz/a".
by andy10917
June 17th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Problem area: compaction and drought stress.
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Problem area: compaction and drought stress.

Or, since you have mentioned Serenade, repeated use of fungicides can do damage to the important beneficial fungi needed in the soil. Not so with Serenade. It **is** a microbe, and not a synthetic chemical. It is a strain of bacteria (Bacillus subtilis QST713 strain) that preys upon pathogenic fung...
by andy10917
June 17th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Experience with Tenacity during Summer?
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: Experience with Tenacity during Summer?

put about 8oz of Tenacity down before memorial day
You put down 8 oz of Tenacity on 1000-3000 sq ft of lawn? :shock:
by andy10917
June 16th, 2019, 10:51 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: EriCS soil test
Replies: 31
Views: 275

Re: EriCS soil test

I’m assuming I still should go ahead and apply the foliar fas regardless if I’m going to try and remediate the high magnesium levels with fast acting gypsum? That's a good assumption. By performing the soil amendments and adding a balanced fertilizer, should I continue paying for professional lawn ...
by andy10917
June 16th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: EriCS soil test
Replies: 31
Views: 275

Re: EriCS soil test

No specific order. Balanced fertilizers are OK, except take it very easy between July 1 and August 15th (half app maybe).
by andy10917
June 16th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Happy Father's Day!!
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Happy Father's Day!!

A very happy Father's Day to all the Dads at ATY!! It's the hardest, most-rewarding job any man can undertake.