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by andy10917
November 15th, 2019, 12:05 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Analyzed my historical data - fine-tuning the "pause" start date
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Analyzed my historical data - fine-tuning the "pause" start date

Front Yard ("Emblem") yes, Back Yard ("Blueberry") no.
by andy10917
November 14th, 2019, 10:29 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Analyzed my historical data - fine-tuning the "pause" start date
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Analyzed my historical data - fine-tuning the "pause" start date

It's tough to get it perfectly, and I've learned not to try. I'm conservative in this area, and would rather miss a 0.5 lb/K app than look at Spring grass with Winter damage. I was right on time for the Pause-to-Winterizer length this year.
by andy10917
November 13th, 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: lawnlawn 2019_09_05 soil test
Replies: 21
Views: 215

Re: lawnlawn 2019_09_05 soil test

I can't speak for moles, but it is very good at causing voles (which make tracks/trails on the grass) to find a new home.
by andy10917
November 12th, 2019, 11:49 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Analyzed my historical data - fine-tuning the "pause" start date
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Analyzed my historical data - fine-tuning the "pause" start date

Off-topic, but you are one of the "students" that a person that teaches (like me) keeps doing teaching for - you can find the nugget of learnings that teachers have made, internalize them, and then build them into your own observations and new ideas. I wish there were 100 people that could do that o...
by andy10917
November 12th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: lawnlawn 2019_09_05 soil test
Replies: 21
Views: 215

Re: lawnlawn 2019_09_05 soil test

There is no "seems like" in determining growth stoppage - it's binary. You mow for a few minutes with a bagger on and see if you get grass clippings. It's not an art - it's growing or it's not. Period. Not "slow", not "hardly any" - stopped or not. I'd like you to ponder this: why do you think that ...
by andy10917
November 10th, 2019, 9:20 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Growth Stoppage
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: Growth Stoppage

It stops growing when it stops growing. There are no "but what about this" angles.
by andy10917
November 9th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: John's Soil Test 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 28

Re: John's Soil Test 2019

We'll be happy to get it done as soon as the spreadsheet modifications are made - this year I'm experimenting with "artificial intelligence" (AI) for building plans quickly and making them consistent. If work demands permit, this will be a big change. Make sure to put it into the Soil Interpretation...
by andy10917
November 9th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: John's Soil Test 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 28

Re: John's Soil Test 2019

The soil test interpretation season ended on October 31st, and the spreadsheets, etc are undergoing upgrades now. We won't be doing them again until late January.
by andy10917
November 7th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Top-dress with which product?
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: Top-dress with which product?

If it is broken down to where you can't make out the shavings, it's OK. Otherwise, it will be slow to break down and will behave much like a mulch as much as a compost.
by andy10917
November 7th, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: UREA APPLICATION - CHARLOTTE, NC?
Replies: 11
Views: 486

Re: UREA APPLICATION - CHARLOTTE, NC?

I'm in Charlotte also. Where do you find urea around here?


You realize that the thread that you're asking for advice about is 8 years old, right?
by andy10917
November 7th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Top-dress with which product?
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: Top-dress with which product?

The last sentence is very important - mushroom compost can be very "hot", which means it can burn tender new growth. Nix on anything with mushroom compost if you'll be seeding. I can't offer opinions on "virgin soil" without seeing a soil test - it could be anything.
by andy10917
November 3rd, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 376
Views: 10871

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

It's mop-up day here. Got BLUEHANDMATT and SLYDER27's lawns mopped up yesterday, but ran out of daylight before we got to my lawns.
by andy10917
November 1st, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: New house new lawn!
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: New house new lawn!

Welcome to ATY !!!! You chose the quiet time of the year to join - most of the Northerners are putting away the mowers and digging out the snowblowers. A couple of comments and questions to get your discussion going: (1) It's a really good idea to put the lawn size and experience level onto your pro...
by andy10917
November 1st, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: 2019 Soil Test Interpretation Queue
Replies: 1
Views: 2925

Re: 2019 Soil Test Interpretation Queue

The Soil Test Interpretation season is now closed. It re-opens in February, 2020.

I now have 10 full years of data, and that helps with determining what works, and what doesn't !!!
by andy10917
October 29th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Lawn companies apparently love fertilizing during the pause
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Lawn companies apparently love fertilizing during the pause

There are places that prohibit the application of fertilizer after November 1st.
by andy10917
October 29th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno
Replies: 76
Views: 1195

Re: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno

If it is still growing and you are in The Pause, adding Nitrogen will only compound your problem - new forced growth will not harden and will be subject to possible Winter Kill.
by andy10917
October 27th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: First Time Homeowner Looking for Help
Replies: 15
Views: 122

Re: First Time Homeowner Looking for Help

As soon as Sprout-and-Pout has ended, for new grass. There are no other limits, although applications in July and August may keep grass from going dormant when that is the right answer (lack of irrigation is the biggest). Should I wait until growth has stopped or do it now? If you read the paragraph...
by andy10917
October 27th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: DevilDawg81's New Lawn
Replies: 23
Views: 351

Re: DevilDawg81's New Lawn

We saw the rain yesterday on TV as the Buckeyes were doing their thing to Wisconsin. Go Bucks!
by andy10917
October 27th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall Nitrogen Regimens
Replies: 1127
Views: 66462

Re: Fall Nitrogen Regimens

Frost typically doesn't damage new growth. It is damaged as the cold, dry winds of January take their toll, when the tender growth didn't get time to harden before growth stopped. Once again, the average first frost date is NOT because frost will damage anything - it is just the best date to use for...
by andy10917
October 27th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: First Time Homeowner Looking for Help
Replies: 15
Views: 122

Re: First Time Homeowner Looking for Help

You don't want to be applying a 24-0-11 fertilizer at this point in the season. The Potassium in it (the third number) has caused increased winter damage/disease in some studies.