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by MorpheusPA
Yesterday, 10:00 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Poa Triv Explosion...Comfort me
Replies: 18
Views: 517

Re: Poa Triv Explosion...Comfort me

I misread then, sorry. But still, maybe not. With bringing in the new seed, you almost certainly gave any triv seed the same care it needed to thrive. To test, do so in a pot, isolated from any outside influence and potential seed source. You don't need to keep it inside, but you do need to make sur...
by MorpheusPA
Yesterday, 9:55 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: BLSC - SLES Percentage?
Replies: 4
Views: 26

Re: BLSC - SLES Percentage?

While I generally recommend sodium lauryl sulfate, SLSA would also do if it had to (it's not that it isn't fine, it's just that I haven't sat down and made sure it's completely perfect; my initial instinct is that there would be no problems and no detectable difference at all between the two). It's ...
by MorpheusPA
Yesterday, 4:41 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Poa Triv Explosion...Comfort me
Replies: 18
Views: 517

Re: Poa Triv Explosion...Comfort me

It's entirely possible they're not from the seed, yes. You provided perfect conditions in those locales. You mentioned top dressing...so you held in moisture, atop seeds that were already there. Yeah, that'll do it. Turns out I have more triv this year than I thought (about eight tiny patches rather...
by MorpheusPA
Yesterday, 2:27 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: BLSC - SLES Percentage?
Replies: 4
Views: 26

Re: BLSC - SLES Percentage?

60%.

Or you can also, and much cheaper, purchase sodium lauryl sulfate powder and use it at around 4-5 oz per gallon.
by MorpheusPA
May 15th, 2021, 8:09 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Non-Chinese Mower
Replies: 18
Views: 164

Re: Non-Chinese Mower

Triple blade, robotic. 24 V, 20 Ah, twin batteries. That was enough to do the whole lawn with just the tiniest bit of power to spare.
by MorpheusPA
May 15th, 2021, 5:54 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Question about spot application rates
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Question about spot application rates

You will certainly find that Tenacity takes out the dandelions and it's absolutely much less toxic. It's also pretty scentless, so that's a plus, too!
by MorpheusPA
May 15th, 2021, 5:52 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Non-Chinese Mower
Replies: 18
Views: 164

Re: Non-Chinese Mower

Oh, and I learned my lesson about the not ready for prime time battery-powered equipment status the hard way. :banghead: Anybody want to buy a 120 volt, 3 amp hour mower? 3 AH? Oh, heck no. My old one was 20 and that was barely sufficient. How did it handle wet or very thick late April grass? Mow f...
by MorpheusPA
May 15th, 2021, 5:49 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Angle Stripes?
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Angle Stripes?

I reverse direction just to avoid training the grass. And before, and in the future again, with a robotic, they mow pretty randomly anyway.
by MorpheusPA
May 15th, 2021, 5:48 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Seeking Advice on What Trees to Plant
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Seeking Advice on What Trees to Plant

Yeah, go over to other Web sites and say Bradford Pear. I'd like to see you annoy somebody who can't keep her fat mouth shut and thinks she's the world expert on everything. I have one. If maintained--and it is an effort--and trained from a very young age, with older wood removed, you can keep it go...
by MorpheusPA
May 14th, 2021, 12:54 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Who's vaccinated?
Replies: 42
Views: 1293

Re: Who's vaccinated?

Second Moderna yesterday! Now today I have joint and muscle aches, I'm exhausted but can't sleep, and I broke out in a rash across the entire left side of my chest and back. This is actually relatively normal and, since it happened more than four hours after the injection (it was about fifteen hours...
by MorpheusPA
May 14th, 2021, 12:50 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Question about spot application rates
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Question about spot application rates

True that. Simple Weed B Gon will do the trick much cheaper. However, as far as application goes on things that WBG wouldn't take out, yes, you'd essentially spread that 2 gallons over 1,000 square feet as best you could. That sounds like a very light spray, and it is--this stuff goes very, very far...
by MorpheusPA
May 14th, 2021, 1:43 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Cabinet maker sawdust
Replies: 11
Views: 126

Re: Cabinet maker sawdust

Equine Pine is great stuff and I recommend that too. But it's not free...
by MorpheusPA
May 14th, 2021, 1:42 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Mice -- 0, Morpheus -- 7
Replies: 8
Views: 45

Re: Mice -- 0, Morpheus -- 7

You really need 11 for a full performance of "A Doll's House," but you can double up on some with costume and makeup changes. Since all the little gray mice look the same to me anyway, I managed with four. And yes, I tend to take three steps to the left and look at the situation from there. It looks...
by MorpheusPA
May 14th, 2021, 1:37 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Bazil's Soil Test For Interpretation
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Bazil's Soil Test For Interpretation

It's not that bad, really. No, seriously. Spray with Tenacity to control it, don't over-irrigate, and collect it when it seeds. Check some of the threads; I've recommended using distilled water if your water is hard. It...well, seems to help. Hard water gets in the way of herbicides, this we do know...
by MorpheusPA
May 13th, 2021, 6:10 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Bazil's Soil Test For Interpretation
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Bazil's Soil Test For Interpretation

The full roll-up on the soil is, "It's a pretty nice soil with one or two things that need adjustment. Neither of them are causing severe problems." I'm not seeing any long-term damage from Sandy or any other sodic sources; most of our soil tests are coming back higher in sodium from the last winter...
by MorpheusPA
May 13th, 2021, 2:31 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Bazil's Soil Test For Interpretation
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Bazil's Soil Test For Interpretation

Normally we'd tell you to post it in the queue, but I'll do that for you (I'm waiting to leave for my second inoculation). First, good for doing the soil structure test. It helps. ME 9: Consistent with your soil structure test, although I would have guessed it a bit higher. It indicates that your cl...
by MorpheusPA
May 13th, 2021, 2:14 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Does poa-a germinate in the spring...
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Does poa-a germinate in the spring...

Agreed. Absolutely. It's an opportunist, so any remaining seeds will happily sprout whenever conditions are good, if the seed survived. Winters are good for seed survival, so spring is a nice secondary season.
by MorpheusPA
May 13th, 2021, 2:07 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Mice -- 0, Morpheus -- 7
Replies: 8
Views: 45

Re: Mice -- 0, Morpheus -- 7

He's right, they're way too small to dress. Except maybe in cute little suits and dresses until rigor mortis sets in for fun little plays on the windowsill. I could do a little local show of "A Doll's House." Mice are on the "not really worth it even if you're starving" list. Norway rats, however, w...
by MorpheusPA
May 12th, 2021, 10:20 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Curious about Rye grass and Trivialis
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Curious about Rye grass and Trivialis

As far as allelopathy goes, I've come to the conclusion that it follows a law similar to Murphy's. "It's allelopathic until you need it to be."
by MorpheusPA
May 12th, 2021, 9:06 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Mice -- 0, Morpheus -- 7
Replies: 8
Views: 45

Re: Mice -- 0, Morpheus -- 7

Mice -- 0, Morpheus -- 8. I heard a trap pop as I was letting the dog out; dusk just ended and it's darkfall, so they'd be active now. At this point, I think I'm draining the population from the immediate outdoors as well. These are field mice invading the garage. I heard that ultrasonic repellant p...