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by andy10917
Yesterday, 10:27 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: Bandera Bermuda
Replies: 8
Views: 1811

Re: Bandera Bermuda

1912ndgo: you realize that the above postings were written six years ago, right?
by andy10917
January 24th, 2021, 4:51 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Soil Test Interpretations Begin February 1st
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Soil Test Interpretations Begin February 1st

There will be a new thread on February 1st.
by andy10917
January 23rd, 2021, 10:27 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)
Replies: 33
Views: 947

Re: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)

Vaccine shot #1 done (without any side effects and done in no time) and Shot #2 scheduled for Feb 12.
by andy10917
January 17th, 2021, 7:11 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Soil Test Interpretations Begin February 1st
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Soil Test Interpretations Begin February 1st

...and I have increased my output by 50%, as I spent time creating blocks of pre-written text to avoid repetitive effort -- carefully written stuff that make sure that everyone gets a better, complete report and we're not subject to accidental omissions. These will be available (but still in final t...
by andy10917
January 17th, 2021, 10:50 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Soil Test Interpretations Begin February 1st
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Soil Test Interpretations Begin February 1st

It's that time - we're just a couple of weeks from when we'll begin accepting soil test results for interpretation and the creation of (FREE!!) remediation plans!! There are no changes in the practices expected to get a soil test interpreted in 2021, although the use of Humates will be a standard it...
by andy10917
January 12th, 2021, 10:02 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Happy New Year !!!
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Re: Happy New Year !!!

Less than a week, we’ll see what the Bucks got
I had a healthy serving of Crow for dinner, a some Humble Pie for dessert. Still, walked around in my tOSU sweatshirt all day.
by andy10917
January 12th, 2021, 9:53 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)
Replies: 33
Views: 947

Re: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)

I felt like someone lifted a big weight off of me when I got an appointment to get my Covid vaccine, minutes after the law changed in NY. January 22nd is my lucky day!
by andy10917
January 9th, 2021, 12:05 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Looking Forward to 2021 Season
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Looking Forward to 2021 Season

OK, the Holidays are over and we're in the Long Stretch of winter... Let's start a conversation about changes and regimen modifications you're planning to do in 2021 - we're not looking for specifics, but more of a discussion of general directional changes that you want to make, beginning this year....
by andy10917
January 4th, 2021, 9:55 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Help: I Can't Get Soil Probe Into Ground!
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Help: I Can't Get Soil Probe Into Ground!

I'm reasonably sold on the fact that you're overthinking this, Chris - and that's leading to overcomplicating the effort... What's the sterilized container and latex gloves all about? We're dealing in dirt. Much of the fun about lawn and garden work is getting your hands into the dirt. While I have ...
by andy10917
January 2nd, 2021, 3:43 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Ammonium Acetate Testing Needed?
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Ammonium Acetate Testing Needed?

Err on the side of being conservative - request Ammonium Acetate testing.
by andy10917
January 2nd, 2021, 9:55 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Happy New Year !!!
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Re: Happy New Year !!!

Happy New Year & Go Bucks!
Well, we got our wish for the Buckeyes (in Spades). Dabo might want to move OSU into his Top 10.
by andy10917
January 1st, 2021, 9:45 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Happy New Year !!!
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Happy New Year !!!

Happy New Year to all !!! I don't expect that they'll be a be much bemoaning that 2020 is over - things won't change instantly, but 2021 starts off as a year of hope, with a pretty low bar set for what it will take to be "better" than 2020. Best wishes that all the ATY members and their families hav...
by andy10917
January 1st, 2021, 9:36 am
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: 2021; what Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 1
Views: 47

2021; what Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

2021 Version of the short-comment thread.
by andy10917
January 1st, 2021, 9:30 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2021: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 3
Views: 221

2021: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

2021 Version of the short-comment thread.
by andy10917
December 27th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: My mom
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: My mom

Oh BP, there is nothing that we can say to make those losses hurt any less. Please accept our wishes that God grants you a way to get through this period and that you remember the good memories and not the sadness of your losses as time passes. Reading something like this hits like a punch...
by andy10917
December 24th, 2020, 8:50 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Merry Christmas to All...
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: Merry Christmas to All...

The REAL Story 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that Tenacity soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds; While visions of Dad mowing dance...
by andy10917
December 21st, 2020, 9:35 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Winter Solstice: The Days Start Getting Longer
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Re: Winter Solstice: The Days Start Getting Longer

Think of it this way -- this is the shortest day of the longest, longest, longest year ever.
by andy10917
December 21st, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Winter Solstice: The Days Start Getting Longer
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Winter Solstice: The Days Start Getting Longer

The Winter Solstice happened just after 5am ET this morning, and that means that the days no longer get shorter - the turn to each day being a bit longer has happened. Between COVID and the very short days, we all feel cooped up - we need every little hint that things get better in any little way we...
by andy10917
December 19th, 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Question re rock salt and grass
Replies: 15
Views: 630

Re: Question re rock salt and grass

Same story here - I start getting "warnings" that I need to schedule an oil change 500 miles before it is due - the warning light has been on for two months, and I still have 443 miles left to go.

BTW, we got about a foot of snow here.
by andy10917
December 16th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Question re rock salt and grass
Replies: 15
Views: 630

Re: Question re rock salt and grass

Calcium Chloride or Magnesium Chloride are less harmful than Rock Salt (Sodium Chloride) -- but they're more expensive. In late Winter, I generally post a reminder that Gypsum can be applied to try to displace Sodium in late Winter to minimize damage. It's a YMMV treatment - it can help in light/mod...