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by andy10917
Yesterday, 9:17 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Building the (Semi)permenant Home Office
Replies: 19
Views: 243

Re: Building the (Semi)permenant Home Office

4:4:2 Chroma sampling is the secret key??
Absoposilutely!!! That's the solution - the unit is not tiring on the eyes in the slightest. All three of my sons are Solution Architects or Developers, with up to 10 hours a day in front of the monitor/TV. Zero complaints.
by andy10917
Yesterday, 7:39 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: You've Got to Pay Attention to the Weather...
Replies: 5
Views: 38

Re: You've Got to Pay Attention to the Weather...

Yesterday it was 115 degrees in Las Vegas.

They played Ice Hockey last evening (really).
by andy10917
June 16th, 2021, 7:08 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: You've Got to Pay Attention to the Weather...
Replies: 5
Views: 38

You've Got to Pay Attention to the Weather...

I might need an extra sweater on Saturday - the weather forecast shows that around 8am the temperature drops rather sharply to -460 F -- (BELOW ABSOLUTE ZERO). BRRR!!! For those that survive that, it will return to a balmy 80 F around 5pm. I may wait until then to go out and mow the lawn. https://ho...
by andy10917
June 15th, 2021, 11:53 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Yet Another Organic Fert question
Replies: 39
Views: 449

Re: Yet Another Organic Fert question

Ever bought a factory-made pretzel? The ingredient that is used to make them brown properly is (you guessed it) Urea.
by andy10917
June 15th, 2021, 1:22 pm
Forum: Other/Misc
Topic: Rabbits
Replies: 5
Views: 43

Re: Rabbits

I have yet to find anything that deters squirrels.
by andy10917
June 14th, 2021, 3:35 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Yet Another Organic Fert question
Replies: 39
Views: 449

Re: Yet Another Organic Fert question

As soon as you see a nitrogen level of 18, you know it's not a pure organic.
I swear that I had the exact same reaction to that sentence.
by andy10917
June 14th, 2021, 9:08 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Windows 7
Replies: 14
Views: 587

Re: Windows 7

I delayed getting Windows 10 up until this past spring. Well, you're most likely doing the Windows 10 stuff just as they're about to announce the end-of-support for Windows 10, and a likely date of 2025. They are about to announce what is being called (not officially yet) "Windows 11". Best guess s...
by andy10917
June 14th, 2021, 8:57 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Building the (Semi)permenant Home Office
Replies: 19
Views: 243

Re: Building the (Semi)permenant Home Office

So Andy, what 43-inch monitor did you get? I haven't shopped for hardware since 2014, so I'm out of practice.
I got the TCL 43S435. The important element is the 4:4:2 Chroma sampling - without that text can be an eyestrain. I got mine at BestBuy.
by andy10917
June 13th, 2021, 9:58 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Schreibdave's 2021 Soil Test
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: Schreibdave's 2021 Soil Test

OK, then let's go... Structurally, the soil is nice - it's got a high (but not crazy) TEC and an OM% over 5%. It will hold onto nutrients well. The questions start with the cations - Calcium and Magnesium are rising - but without a source to supply them. And as they rise, they seem to be displacing ...
by andy10917
June 13th, 2021, 8:53 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Nanakisaju’s first soil test
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: Nanakisaju’s first soil test

Good on the Lime.

10-10-10 goes down at 10 lbs/K monthly, but not July 1 - August 15th. Also, try to avoid having the Lime app and 10-10-10 app within two weeks of each other.
by andy10917
June 12th, 2021, 10:22 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Schreibdave's 2021 Soil Test
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: Schreibdave's 2021 Soil Test

There are no other nutrients being used other than what you listed above? I see some soil activity and up/down movement that can't be explained by what you've listed...
by andy10917
June 11th, 2021, 9:22 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: BG South Carolina Soil Test - Centipede
Replies: 8
Views: 92

Re: BG South Carolina Soil Test - Centipede

The applications are for one growing season. Then we see what next year's test results say.
by andy10917
June 10th, 2021, 10:06 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: BG South Carolina Soil Test - Centipede
Replies: 8
Views: 92

Re: BG South Carolina Soil Test - Centipede

A fearsome foursome member!!!

Get Twenty Mule Team laundry soap from the grocery store, and Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate and Zinc Sulfate from Amazon or EBay. Apply at 3 tablespoons/K each as outlined in the Micronutrient Application Guide. Repeat every 60 days.
by andy10917
June 10th, 2021, 3:54 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: BD13 soil test 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: BD13 soil test 2021

Your call - you're on-scene and we're not. With irrigation, it should not be an issue in June in the Northeast.
by andy10917
June 10th, 2021, 8:39 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Losing color
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Losing color

Test your proposed regimen on a 100 sq ft area, and see if it works for you.
by andy10917
June 10th, 2021, 8:16 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Losing color
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Losing color

Given your soil test results and calcareous soil scenario, the only thing I can see as being helpful for color would be foliar FAS treatments.
by andy10917
June 9th, 2021, 9:22 pm
Forum: Flowers & Annuals
Topic: Deer Repellent
Replies: 8
Views: 78

Re: Deer Repellent

PS: I have no problems with people maintaining personal space after spraying 4 gallons of Liquid Fence.
by andy10917
June 9th, 2021, 8:33 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Seed Recommendation - MN - Large Lawn - No Irrigation
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: Seed Recommendation - MN - Large Lawn - No Irrigation

I use Preferred Seed (Buffalo NY). You're not going to find these guys advertising or putting it in nice boxes. You have to find them. The Sod Farmers know where they go. The good stuff takes work.
by andy10917
June 9th, 2021, 7:10 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Seed Recommendation - MN - Large Lawn - No Irrigation
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: Seed Recommendation - MN - Large Lawn - No Irrigation

I can't emphasize enough how important it is to spend a little more money and time to locate and buy "sod quality" ("gold label") seed, instead of buying on price alone. I try and look seed that has for “0” weeds and “0” noxious weeds on the seeds I buy. This will NOT save you from seed that is tain...
by andy10917
June 9th, 2021, 7:59 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Japanese Stiltgrass: Keep Your Eyes Open
Replies: 36
Views: 2332

Re: Japanese Stiltgrass: Keep Your Eyes Open

Pre-emergents only protect against future germination (with very few exceptions). Treat breakout patches of Stiltgrass as you find them (with Acclaim), and make it a point to treat this as a 2-year plan even when you don't see visible Stiltgrass. Assume it is present. When your property backs up to ...