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by andy10917
November 20th, 2021, 11:45 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Uncle Steve’s soil
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: Uncle Steve’s soil

Yes, we're done for the season. There is no harm in waiting for us to start again in February, 2022 - the soil will not change in any material way before then. We're not going anywhere...
by andy10917
November 7th, 2021, 10:05 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Local source for Humic DG in CT or tri state
Replies: 13
Views: 1023

Re: Local source for Humic DG in CT or tri state

You have to be very careful when selecting a granular humic product - they vary dramatically in how much humic acid is in the bag you purchase. The percentage can vary from 3% - 70%. My testing showed that many/most of the products are close to worthless.
by andy10917
November 2nd, 2021, 10:00 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: 2021 Soil Test Interpretation Queue
Replies: 4
Views: 2752

Re: 2021 Soil Test Interpretation Queue

Actually, the Soil Test Interpretation season is over, but I haven't had time to announce that and close things down. So, I'll do yours in the next couple of days.
by andy10917
October 24th, 2021, 7:43 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2021: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 252
Views: 86549

Re: 2021: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Yeah, it's pretty bad. I let mine collapse to the ground before mowing them, as they pull all of the energy to the roots for storage. It still sounds bad.
by andy10917
October 12th, 2021, 9:01 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Scott's Sun and Shade Mixture
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: Scott's Sun and Shade Mixture

Rye seed is cheaper than KBG.
I disagree. While PR is cheaper per pound, when you calculate the amount needed to seed 1000 sq ft, KBG is actually cheaper - do the math.
by andy10917
October 10th, 2021, 9:12 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: How much pine bedding pellets to prime for leaf mulching?
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: How much pine bedding pellets to prime for leaf mulching?

It is a slow process, but it gets the same fungi that will eat the leaves moving and multiplying. Yes, it helps the overall tilth of the soil, too.
by andy10917
October 7th, 2021, 10:55 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Green: 2021 Soil Tests
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Green: 2021 Soil Tests

Make sure to post into the Soil Test Interpretation Queue.
by andy10917
October 1st, 2021, 7:52 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall Nitrogen Regimens
Replies: 1185
Views: 157717

Re: Fall Nitrogen Regimens

This is the item that I have had the hardest time communicating. The "Pause" starts when the AVERAGE first frost occurs, not the actual first frost. The average first frost is a good indicator of timing, but the actual date can meander from one year to another. Frost itself means nothing to the gras...
by andy10917
September 20th, 2021, 9:21 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Bazil’s 2022 Lawn Renovation
Replies: 46
Views: 5416

Re: Bazil’s 2022 Lawn Renovation

I keep thinking the first mow must be near but this pout stage is taking forever
That's why God created Alcohol
by andy10917
September 13th, 2021, 12:23 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Hose end vs backpack
Replies: 12
Views: 2296

Re: Hose end vs backpack

I'm a big proponent of doing it with a backpack. The droplet size is MUCH larger on a hose end sprayer, and herbicides roll off instead of sticking mush more. If the herbicide is meant to be used on the grass blades and not the soil, there is a rather large difference in how much winds up being usef...
by andy10917
September 13th, 2021, 12:16 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Slicker's 2021 Soil Test
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Slicker's 2021 Soil Test

Yes! You'll likely pay more, but it will work.
by andy10917
September 11th, 2021, 10:59 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Slicker's 2021 Soil Test
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Slicker's 2021 Soil Test

OK. Apply a fast-acting Gypsum at the heavy bag rate every 60 days of the growing season. For the micro's, Boron and Zinc are short. Get Twenty Mule Team laundry soap from a grocery store, and get Zinc Sulfate from Amazon/EBay. Apply each at 3 tablespoons per 1000 sq feet, as outlined in the Micronu...
by andy10917
September 9th, 2021, 12:08 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Slicker's 2021 Soil Test
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Slicker's 2021 Soil Test

That's a soil that is just short of being a Loam soil - it's just a little on the sandy side. The OM% at 4.75% is OK, and just a bit short of being very good. As far as the cations go, you have a bit of a shortage on Calcium and a surplus of Magnesium. This brings you in the side door to a nice pH. ...
by andy10917
September 7th, 2021, 7:57 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Labor Day: Time for Best Weed Control
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: Labor Day: Time for Best Weed Control

Generally, wait until the second mowing has been done.
by andy10917
September 6th, 2021, 8:20 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: M's Soil Test 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 6479

Re: M's Soil Test 2021

I'd wait for sprout-and-pout to end - that's your signal that the grass has properly established roots.
by andy10917
September 6th, 2021, 1:34 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: GermanShep's Fall 1st Soil Test
Replies: 14
Views: 165

Re: GermanShep's Fall 1st Soil Test

Excess Calcium can distort Potassium and Magnesium numbers, which are cations. Phosphorus is an Anion, and is not affected. As to the use of other nutrients, I wouldn't do it. The regimen is designed to supply the full amount of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium per month, and additional applicatio...
by andy10917
September 6th, 2021, 12:27 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Labor Day: Time for Best Weed Control
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: Labor Day: Time for Best Weed Control

12-14 days is optimal
by andy10917
September 6th, 2021, 9:15 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Labor Day: Time for Best Weed Control
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Labor Day: Time for Best Weed Control

Well, we've reached Labor Day, and this is a reminder that this is probably the best time to go after the weed control, in the whole year. As the weather begins to cool a bit, the weeds go from Summer Survival Mode to full metabolism. Use this opportunity to really get them under control, and the Pr...
by andy10917
September 5th, 2021, 12:13 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2021: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 252
Views: 86549

Re: 2021: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Nothing - celebrating 40-year anniversary
by andy10917
September 5th, 2021, 9:31 am
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: Testing For Red Clay in Texas
Replies: 6
Views: 46

Re: Testing For Red Clay in Texas

Again, read the "sticky" post on the Soils Forum - only tests performed by Logan Labs can be interpreted on this site. All others will be politely declined. The tests, interpretation and plans are performed by just a couple of people on the sites, and we can't study the individual tests suites for e...