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by MorpheusPA
January 25th, 2021, 2:21 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)
Replies: 33
Views: 947

Re: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)

Mom's appointment is Tuesday, but it was like pulling teeth to get that. She's going with her best friend, who has to get it Tuesday before surgery for breast cancer in early February. Right now, we're not too sure about second shots for either of them, but it's better than nothing. Mine's up in the...
by MorpheusPA
January 24th, 2021, 12:06 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)
Replies: 33
Views: 947

Re: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)

Congrats! Still waitin', but I'm not ancient, so... :-)
by MorpheusPA
January 22nd, 2021, 4:52 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: Backyard Mud Pit
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: Backyard Mud Pit

Tru dat, but at least it's not a specific Zoysia question (where I'd be useless). I'm a bit surprised the contractor didn't suggest/install drainage from the backyard, but you may have somebody behind you. A French drain through the retaining wall would have handily tossed the excess water right out...
by MorpheusPA
January 17th, 2021, 8:20 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Soil Test Interpretations Begin February 1st
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Soil Test Interpretations Begin February 1st

Yeah, I have a block text set myself that I puzzle-piece together too. I just put the math pieces in as I need and it makes life so much easier.

So we're good to go. I don't precisely think the folks on the other side are happy but...well, you know what this year is called? Twenty twenty won.
by MorpheusPA
January 17th, 2021, 6:26 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Soil Test Interpretations Begin February 1st
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Soil Test Interpretations Begin February 1st

Just an FYI, I have ceased reading them over at The Other Place. I'm the only one who does, so expect an influx of requests from there as well. While I need a...break...from there, I'll be adding my efforts from there over here instead, so the effort will simply conduct its way in this direction. Ne...
by MorpheusPA
January 15th, 2021, 7:13 pm
Forum: Flowers & Annuals
Topic: Virginia Sweetspire help
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Virginia Sweetspire help

Yeah, those are screaming "first year plants." :-) https://www.thespruce.com/virginia-sweetspire-for-fall-color-2132731 While The Spruce is sometimes a little questionable in terms of advice, this is pretty much spot-on. Sweetspire is a semi-evergreen, and yours are young and trying to stay awake. G...
by MorpheusPA
January 14th, 2021, 5:04 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Help with Knoxville, TN lawncare
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Help with Knoxville, TN lawncare

Oh, I forgot to mention that. Just keep an eye out and treat it if it appears. "Preventative" fungicide just works to evolve fungus that's resistant to the fungicide you're using. Fungus problems can appear pretty fast, but it does tend to happen in warm, wet weather, so that would be the time perio...
by MorpheusPA
January 14th, 2021, 1:22 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Help with Knoxville, TN lawncare
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Help with Knoxville, TN lawncare

I'm going to presume the Post-Emergent Herbicide is on an as-needed and spot spray basis. If that's a blanket app, then we just found the reason that the Atlantic Ocean has a detectible herbicide problem. :-) If you want to stick with all fescue, great. If you'd rather add in some bluegrass to add a...
by MorpheusPA
January 12th, 2021, 3:47 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Artists?
Replies: 86
Views: 3395

Re: Artists?

I've been working on watercolors (I've always puttered but never done serious work with it, this time, I'm now doing the work and lessons) Nothing much to show there yet as it's not good. We play a very complex game online and in it, I have a familiar named Quoth. The Raven. Who is, in a complicated...
by MorpheusPA
January 12th, 2021, 2:15 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Soil Temps
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Soil Temps

I just kinda figure surface temperatures (where the soy will be) are the average air temperatures give or take five degrees or so. Right now, that's right around 35.

Checking the above, they say 32.
by MorpheusPA
January 11th, 2021, 9:34 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Does Nimblewill Die With Winter Weather?
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Does Nimblewill Die With Winter Weather?

Dig it out. Alternately, mark it and wait for late spring, then spray it as soon as it starts to come back. It'll be weak and a little frightened at that point, and an easy target. I like to threaten it a little before I kill it.
by MorpheusPA
January 11th, 2021, 7:35 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: So Who Got What?
Replies: 11
Views: 642

Re: So Who Got What?

Thanks! I don't really celebrate them all that much. "Hi, you're one year closer to death!"
by MorpheusPA
January 11th, 2021, 4:44 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Does Nimblewill Die With Winter Weather?
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Does Nimblewill Die With Winter Weather?

Nimblewill goes dormant over winter, so it's really easy to see in the lawn--it's asleep. It's going to come back in late spring, however, so get rid of it now.

Even if you do...the seed is still there. Lurking. Waiting. Seeking.

It'll be back. Use a pre-emergent.
by MorpheusPA
January 10th, 2021, 10:29 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: So Who Got What?
Replies: 11
Views: 642

Re: So Who Got What?

I just had my birthday and Arteza sent me a birthday offer for 2 watercolor journals for the price of 1 (really good quality, too). Plus fifteen more percent off, and free shipping. Well, I was pretty much out of my old journal, and although I'm not great at watercoloring, I do enjoy it. So... And m...
by MorpheusPA
January 10th, 2021, 10:22 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Help: I Can't Get Soil Probe Into Ground!
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Help: I Can't Get Soil Probe Into Ground!

Don't tie one hand behind your back. If you have a weed problem, by all means, use the pre-emergents! They've taken my P. annua and P. trivialis problems from bad to no big deal. Simple good management has handled everything else, but those two are vicious plants that can attack any lawn. Re: Zoysia...
by MorpheusPA
January 9th, 2021, 1:10 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: 'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021

That ain't right. You'll put an eye out with that thing.
by MorpheusPA
January 8th, 2021, 5:31 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: 'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021

...phones can take notes now? How do you do that with the rotary dial?
by MorpheusPA
January 8th, 2021, 5:30 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)
Replies: 33
Views: 947

Re: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)

A friend of mine has it now, but she got it taking exams and presenting her Masters thesis. She's...not so great, but managing. She's also 23. Fortunately, the closest I've been to her is Discord and Zoom, so there's no chance we've gotten it. The closest I've been to another human being other than ...
by MorpheusPA
January 7th, 2021, 1:49 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Help: I Can't Get Soil Probe Into Ground!
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Help: I Can't Get Soil Probe Into Ground!

Pre-emergents aren't necessarily a death knell to soils; I use them myself. At the end of the day, they're bacteria food, like anything else. Synthetics, used judiciously, same. One grub isn't anything to concern yourself with, but kill it. And yes, "There's something to the organics," he said, chuc...