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by andy10917
September 24th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Can excessive Solar uv radiation affect plants?
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Can excessive Solar uv radiation affect plants?

I've read numerous stories in the past five years about coated/reflective windows causing rather significant damage to lawns and plants. It doesn't take a ton of extra sunlight to push lawns/plants over the edge of what they can handle.
by andy10917
September 24th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: More than Sprout and Pout?
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: More than Sprout and Pout?

Your complaining about 3 weeks, we haven’t had a decent rain since May OK, let's calm this down. This is not a game of "my drought is bigger than your drought". There is one theme here, and it's that if you are relying on natural rainfall to be your only water source in 2020 (in many areas of the c...
by andy10917
September 24th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: NutterButter 2020 Soil Test
Replies: 19
Views: 172

Re: NutterButter 2020 Soil Test

I published the Micronutrient Application Guide as the best advice I know on applying micronutrients. I do not offer alternative advice because there are too many variables that I can't know - fertilizers can be coated/uncoated, prills or granular, etc. Born and Zinc can be applied at the same time....
by andy10917
September 23rd, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Folks with Fescue - do you overseed even if grass survives Summer?
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Folks with Fescue - do you overseed even if grass survives Summer?

Its an experiment and depending on the results, I'll adjust as needed next year. If I don't 'need' to aerate every year, thats a win! Aeration should be done every third lifetime, unless you have trucks on the lawn repeatedly, or your herd of cattle gets too big for the lawn. When my cattle become ...
by andy10917
September 23rd, 2020, 7:48 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Leveling lawn using play sand
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Leveling lawn using play sand

Unless you've seen the weather change to wetter conditions, seeding now without irrigation and around 2 weeks to first frost (meaning roughly end-of-the-growing-season about November 1st to 10th), you're piling several risk factors on top of one another. That's not a recipe for a high chance of succ...
by andy10917
September 22nd, 2020, 10:03 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)
Replies: 20
Views: 440

Re: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)

I'm still sitting in that same chair I was on March 9th. I've learned to get up and go out to the porch between upteen meetings. I can do tricks with MS Teams, Zoom, Google Meetings.
by andy10917
September 22nd, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: More than Sprout and Pout?
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: More than Sprout and Pout?

No specific thoughts here, nut it certainly sounds water related to me. I have no idea why everyone always looks straight to pH (I barely look at it), but that ain't it - you're miles from a troublesome pH.
by andy10917
September 21st, 2020, 9:48 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 1636

Re: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020

A lot of the soil is horrible sub-soil clay left over from a new septic system 2 years ago. It looks like much has zero percent organic matter, yet it is growing in these areas. It's pretty clear that you don't understand the relation between Sand/Silt/Clay, organic matter and TEC. Both Clay and or...
by andy10917
September 21st, 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall pre-emergent and dormant seeding
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Fall pre-emergent and dormant seeding

OK - you asked for it....

I don't see any substantial advantage to dormant seeding in late Winter over timing the seeding in early Spring.
by andy10917
September 21st, 2020, 9:26 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall Nitrogen Regimens
Replies: 1169
Views: 69180

Re: Fall Nitrogen Regimens

The material in this thread is exactly what it says it is: a Fall Nitrogen Regimen set. It was not written to be, and doesn't pretend to cover everything that can happen to a lawn in the Fall. Fungal issues are probably less common in the Fall, and certainly no higher than other seasons.
by andy10917
September 21st, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Sept 20 Update - No signs of Life
Replies: 18
Views: 313

Re: Sept 20 Update - No signs of Life

I agree. I can't speak for the "Midnight", but I have written on this site many, many times about how "Emblem" just loves the blazing heat of July/August. And a couple of them were "no watering, period" years. maybe it didn't exactly laugh at it in the no-irrigation periods, but it barely got the sn...
by andy10917
September 21st, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Discouraging moles from my yard?
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Discouraging moles from my yard?

None really, unless you drown the turf with it.
by andy10917
September 21st, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall Nitrogen Regimens
Replies: 1169
Views: 69180

Re: Fall Nitrogen Regimens

Geez!!! I pay around $2 per 1000 gallons.
by andy10917
September 21st, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall Nitrogen Regimens
Replies: 1169
Views: 69180

Re: Fall Nitrogen Regimens

Notice the 3-hour specification in the University quote I clipped. If you don't irrigate or don't get the expected amounts of rainfall, you should expect some losses - period. There are no tricks. Hope much that matters to you is a personal decision.
by andy10917
September 21st, 2020, 8:20 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Frost!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Frost!!!

Near-Miss here on the Lower Hudson Valley floor, although I suspect the higher elevations of my area got hit.
by andy10917
September 21st, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall Nitrogen Regimens
Replies: 1169
Views: 69180

Re: Fall Nitrogen Regimens

Yes. But it's Volatilization and not Evaporation. A 0.50-inch rainfall within three hours of urea application on pasture can be sufficient to protect urea from volatilization, whereas a 0.50-inch rainfall two days later may not There are many factors that affect the amount of Nitrogen loss. Cooler s...
by andy10917
September 20th, 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Setzer's New Yard 2020 Test
Replies: 11
Views: 90

Re: Setzer's New Yard 2020 Test

Thanks for the golf offer, but since I moved from Stamford 35 years ago, I''m rarely there - but who knows.

Have you checked Valley Green in Norwalk for Urea? Other have had luck there.
by andy10917
September 20th, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Sprayer options for large hilly yard
Replies: 9
Views: 60

Re: Sprayer options for large hilly yard

I have a very similar situation on a 1+ acre lawn. I haven't figured out anything that works in all situations - and there are also safety issues about the use of tractors on the stronger slopes. I've just stuck with the backpack for things that need careful dosing, and use the tractor in flatter, m...
by andy10917
September 20th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: TTTF Seed recommendation Long Island NY
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: TTTF Seed recommendation Long Island NY

Congrats on the new Family member! The clock continues to tick - each day now is one less to the end of growth. You're really past the point where Pre-M is going to have an effect on Poa Annua control, but anything is better than doing nothing. And seeding now is also pretty late. We can't tell you ...
by andy10917
September 20th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Setzer's New Yard 2020 Test
Replies: 11
Views: 90

Re: Setzer's New Yard 2020 Test

Sorry that I didn't get around to writing this up yesterday -- sometimes the phone rings and you get asked to play golf on a beautiful Saturday afternoon... There isn't very much that needs remediation in that soil - and we'll know with the next test (in the Spring if the budget permits) if it can r...