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by paulr
May 7th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Bad news regarding Bay State Fertilizer
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Re: Bad news regarding Bay State Fertilizer

:shock:
:blackeye:
:banghead:

I can write a letter/email if you think it'd help.
I'm only a ~40 bag a year guy though.
by paulr
November 12th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Growth Stoppage
Replies: 17
Views: 894

Re: Growth Stoppage

Major cold snap coming this week in New England, starting now.....Pretty sure I missed my Urea window of opportunity. :banghead: I dumped a little this morning on half the lawn were the dog pees, hoping to grow out some of those spots next year.... All the ski areas are touting their earliest openin...
by paulr
October 24th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Beer on lawn
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Beer on lawn

from Tree House Brewing maybe?
I'll come take it off your hands. :cool:
by paulr
October 16th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Leftover BLSC and Milo ?
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Leftover BLSC and Milo ?

I've got a few gallons of ~BLSC in the tank and a few bags of Milo leftover from this year. Space is a premium in the garage as I have ATV's, snomobiles, Jeeps, etc. Will this stuff have any effect if I dump it now before this afternoons rain? or Store it till Spring? I live in Western, Mass, first ...
by paulr
August 13th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: MILO study - not safe
Replies: 10
Views: 826

Re: MILO study - not safe

Huh. No kidding.
I was going to ask you guys what all those funky colors and odd looking things were in my last batch of BayState I spread around.
:rotfl:
Half-kidding.
I did see some odd colored things....
:shock:
:cool:
by paulr
July 18th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Current BayState Prices
Replies: 36
Views: 1955

Re: Current BayState Prices

Carl called me back. Picked up 30 bags yesterday. Spoke to the receptionist there briefly, she said Spring is crazy for them, but it has settled down recently. They had a few pallets sitting there in the warehouse, not sure if they were claimed. Still $3.50 a bag, best deal on the planet. Not sure w...
by paulr
July 15th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Current BayState Prices
Replies: 36
Views: 1955

Re: Current BayState Prices

Finally/Hopefully getting a chance to head out there Wednesday.
The milo shortage of 2019 is putting my lawn into dormancy for the first time in about 6-8 years.
:ugeek:
by paulr
April 25th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Current BayState Prices
Replies: 36
Views: 1955

Re: Current BayState Prices

Necro-thread revival:

Anyone been yet this year?
Does Carl have plenty in stock?
Thinking of getting a pallet this year, as my local HD does not sell Milo anymore.
by paulr
June 12th, 2018, 2:06 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Milorganite now Illegal in Massachusetts?
Replies: 15
Views: 1899

Re: Milorganite now Illegal in Massachusetts?

Paul, Let's see how this pans out. I'm sure you guys will get to the bottom of it soon. Have you asked anyone at HD for more info? Here in CT, we have a similar policy with P. Scotts organic fertilizer was outlawed several years ago, and I still don't know why. It's an 11-2-2, I believe. Maybe Mass...
by paulr
June 11th, 2018, 2:53 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Milorganite now Illegal in Massachusetts?
Replies: 15
Views: 1899

Milorganite now Illegal in Massachusetts?

Sorry for the shocking subject line, but I was pretty shocked too..... I was in my local big orange box this afternoon, they pulled all the milo and multiple signs up all over the fertilizer section something to the effect of "no fert sales of anything with phosphorus without a soil test that indica...
by paulr
May 17th, 2018, 3:53 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Milorganite on Sale
Replies: 38
Views: 3306

Re: Milorganite on Sale

I got Milo this season from a big box retailer (unnamed). Manager said they do not have a price match garauntee, which is posted on their website. After a resolution, $3.81 a bag after tax. Once I figured the price per bag my comment was, “I’ll take every bag you have in stock.” Two pallets worth. ...
by paulr
May 7th, 2018, 4:00 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: First Mow Love that Spring Flush!
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: First Mow Love that Spring Flush!

Somehow I knew this, I think we chatted a few years ago. I'm not on here much anymore...work/life/kids and other message boards. Still doing my monthly milo though, UMass hates me, too much phosphorus, need to get that down. I wonder if there's something as good as milo without the phosphorus. Maybe...
by paulr
May 4th, 2018, 2:06 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: First Mow Love that Spring Flush!
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: First Mow Love that Spring Flush!

I saw the title and said to myself, "hey I mowed for the first time yesterday too, I wonder where this guy is from."
Looks good neighbor.

:wave: :wave:
Paul
by paulr
October 4th, 2017, 11:08 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Too much Tenacity
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: Too much Tenacity

McLovin wrote:
October 3rd, 2017, 10:43 pm
My 2012 vintage Tenacity still works fine. YMMV. Or you can send it to me for proper disposal.
Yep, I've got a half bottle that's at least that old, used some a few weeks back, grass is white as can be. 8-)
by paulr
May 31st, 2017, 9:41 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Blade Buying: H vs Star pattern
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Blade Buying: H vs Star pattern

My 6ish year old 50" Cub has 3 lift blades with the 6 point star pattern in the center. Scanning Amazon it seems most people try to order these and get stuck with the four point H Pattern that does not match the pic....but they fit and they work. Anyone have any direct experience with this? Putting ...
by paulr
May 26th, 2017, 2:56 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Milorganite sale
Replies: 273
Views: 14257

Re: Milorganite sale

I've done the Baystate thing in years past. Bought 3/4 of a pallet or so. A tank of gas did eat up some of the savings. I figured if I find milo on sale locally, plus taking a biz tax deduction for it that is good enough for me. What it really boils down to is I'm too lazy/busy to make the 4 hour ro...
by paulr
May 26th, 2017, 11:24 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Milorganite sale
Replies: 273
Views: 14257

Re: Milorganite sale

My Lowes is running a Memorial Day sale for $9.97. Not sure if nationwide. Better than nothing I suppose. :yahoo: Just checked online, logged in to my Western Mass Store, looks to be it IS nation-wide. 9.97 a bag. There goes my savings account!! :yahoo: This is NOT A DRILL everyone......go go go!!!...
by paulr
November 17th, 2016, 12:23 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: An Alumnus Returns to ST6
Replies: 22
Views: 879

Re: An Alumnus Returns to ST6

I know I'm late to the party and don't post much here anymore either, but you deserve a hearty welcome back Morph. I always enjoyed your wisdom and everything else that went with it. I think a bit of us died when you left, it's great to see you posting and I can't wait to enjoy reading your posts ye...
by paulr
November 17th, 2016, 12:14 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Dumped my Urea this morning
Replies: 24
Views: 1348

Re: Dumped my Urea this morning

Hey Morph! Good to see you back here. :) The growth was really really slow, which leads me to believe the roots wanted N, and not the shoots. ....and the one time 3-4 years ago I dumped real early my lawn was fantastic the following Spring. But yes, Andy is correct, trying to convince myself. Seeing...