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by MorpheusPA
Yesterday, 12:32 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Can excessive Solar uv radiation affect plants?
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Can excessive Solar uv radiation affect plants?

I should make a snide comment, but I'll just say I remember all the shows that Robot Chicken riffs about.
by MorpheusPA
September 24th, 2020, 10:39 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Sept 20 Update - No signs of Life
Replies: 18
Views: 309

Re: Sept 20 Update - No signs of Life

The latter is the Sevin stuff. I can't speak to the Bayer product, but Dylox is supposed to work as well.
by MorpheusPA
September 24th, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Sept 20 Update - No signs of Life
Replies: 18
Views: 309

Re: Sept 20 Update - No signs of Life

F*dge? You're allowed to say f*dge here. Mmmm. F*dge. Usually 5-6 grubs per square foot isn't a huge issue, but given the date and the drought, I'm going to say it probably helped push things over the edge. I can't ID species from grub. Control would have to be something hefty, like Sevin, which wil...
by MorpheusPA
September 24th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Can excessive Solar uv radiation affect plants?
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Can excessive Solar uv radiation affect plants?

Ah, all I noticed was September seventh.

After 9,381 days, the quarantine isolation is getting to me. I'm building forts out of the toilet paper and canned peas in the basement. Ammunition is running short, but the freezer is full. Human really does taste like pork.
by MorpheusPA
September 24th, 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Can excessive Solar uv radiation affect plants?
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Can excessive Solar uv radiation affect plants?

Sorry, missed this. Sure--plants can shock when moving outside due to the change in radiation. They'll sunburn unless they have the time to adjust. Some are much more sensitive than others, but they'll adjust over time by generating sufficient pigmentation to absorb and reflect the excessive radiati...
by MorpheusPA
September 23rd, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Should I lower my HOC for Fine Fescue in the winter....
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Should I lower my HOC for Fine Fescue in the winter....

Cut it low, but late. Do it the last two or three mows when growth stops to try to avoid the snow mold problem, if that's an issue for you. Personally? I don't seem to get snow mold while the properties around me might. Why? I have no idea. Now, in recent years, that's obvious. None of us do. There'...
by MorpheusPA
September 23rd, 2020, 1:28 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Leveling lawn using play sand
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Leveling lawn using play sand

It's a risk and you're going to go into winter with very young, poorly-established grass. I'd plan on winter losses, and having to do some spring seeding.
As well as having to coddle the whole thing next summer--it won't have the roots to survive the summer or the carb storage to manage it.
by MorpheusPA
September 23rd, 2020, 12:12 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Leveling lawn using play sand
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Leveling lawn using play sand

For leveling up to about an eighth of an inch, I never object to play sand. For larger leveling, I'd use top soil that's matched as closely to your own soil as possible (but with as low an organic matter percentage as possible, since that'll decay off).
by MorpheusPA
September 22nd, 2020, 10:35 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)
Replies: 20
Views: 440

Re: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)

The husband is working from home and has been advised that they will be doing so through next summer as the company does not expect a permanent resolution to this until at least then and isn't going to expect anybody to be back until that point at the bare minimum. As for me, I can't find jack. My e...
by MorpheusPA
September 22nd, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall pre-emergent and dormant seeding
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Fall pre-emergent and dormant seeding

OK, you asked for it, then. :-) It depends. I didn't chime in because the decay of the pre-emergent layer is unpredictable. Late frost, early frost, late freeze, early freeze, heavy winter, light winter...? I also don't know your city/state combo to give a better estimate, and even that wouldn't hel...
by MorpheusPA
September 21st, 2020, 11:01 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Sept 20 Update - No signs of Life
Replies: 18
Views: 309

Re: Sept 20 Update - No signs of Life

I can speak for Midnight II and some of its variants and relatives--my lawn is 40% made of those. :-) They survive summer without irrigation just fine, as I never irrigate and you've seen the photos. They bounced back just fine after this year. And do so without irrigation in the worst areas and bla...
by MorpheusPA
September 21st, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Sept 20 Update - No signs of Life
Replies: 18
Views: 309

Re: Sept 20 Update - No signs of Life

10% lye? Agent Orange? Gray goo nanotechnology?

Agreed with Dan10. I've never seen summer kill that bad without extenuating circumstances. Severe disease, insect damage that's out of control, and so on, particularly where the surrounding yards come back just fine without significant damage.
by MorpheusPA
September 21st, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Sept 20 Update - No signs of Life
Replies: 18
Views: 309

Re: Sept 20 Update - No signs of Life

That's not a good sign. You'd have to dig to check for grubs, though--I get invaded by beetles every year (they like the gardens), but grubs don't happen. I treat for them in my case. Even so, it would take an infestation at a level I can only call "disgusting" to kill that amount of grass to that e...
by MorpheusPA
September 21st, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Frost!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: Frost!!!

Close, but no banana here. Even the Melampodium (dislikes temps under 35) made it through fine. The temp in my garden at 5 AM was just reaching 34.5 but frost never formed.

Some people say it did in the lower areas, but I'm at the top of a really, really large hill.
by MorpheusPA
September 21st, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Discouraging moles from my yard?
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: Discouraging moles from my yard?

Even then, none as the price to do that would be prohibitive. :-) Eventually, it decays into food just like anything else, too. I gotta say, though, the price for castor on Amazon stinks. Try Soaper's Choice: https://www.soaperschoice.com/base-oils/ $19 per gallon, although there is a shipping charge.
by MorpheusPA
September 20th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 207
Views: 6786

Re: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Fed again! Another 7.2 pounds of Milo per K went down. It hasn't rained since the last app, so I have a backup of 14.4 pounds waiting for rainfall. Which is not expected until next week. I'm not mowing and the lawn is doing fine, unlike most of the others around me which are sliding back into dorman...
by MorpheusPA
September 20th, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Spreader settings
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Spreader settings

About half of science starts with, "I wonder what happens if I mix the red stuff and the blue stuff?" Well, at least until about the year 1800. It's still trial and error at every level, you just get to be a much better hand at hiding it. Every setting on my spreader is still some guesswork, every t...
by MorpheusPA
September 18th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall Prodiamine after KBG germination
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Fall Prodiamine after KBG germination

Same thing. :-) At least another month; it's day 60 or second required mow, whichever comes second. I'd say that, for my KBG reno (which went off very well), that was considerably longer than day sixty.

Any pre-emergent is a root trimmer, which is a really bad idea on a new renovation.
by MorpheusPA
September 18th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall Prodiamine after KBG germination
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Fall Prodiamine after KBG germination

Straight off the label: "WHEN TO APPLY PRODIAMINE 65 WDG AFTER OVERSEEDING TURF Injury to desirable seedlings is likely if PRODIAMINE 65 WDG is applied before the secondary roots of seedlings are in the second inch of soil (not thatch plus soil). To reduce the potential to injure overseeded turf, wa...
by MorpheusPA
September 18th, 2020, 12:54 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Please help with ID
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Please help with ID

I might try painting it with glyphosate. If you happen to have a trimmer brush around (I have dozens, so for me, this is never an issue), paint just the blades of that particular type of grass. If not, Q-tips, or the cheap version that you'd never use on yourself, also work. Wear gloves. You don't w...