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by MorpheusPA
Today, 4:01 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: New Install! Now what?...
Replies: 8
Views: 1028

Re: New Install! Now what?...

Not necessarily. Heat stress is just that--wilting. Plants wilt when their roots can't keep up with water demands. It doesn't mean there's no water, just that the root systems aren't up to the demands of the moment. If the grass recovers in the evening, there's no need to irrigate. In fact, adding t...
by MorpheusPA
Today, 3:47 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Yet Another Organic Fert question
Replies: 29
Views: 371

Re: Yet Another Organic Fert question

As soon as you see a nitrogen level of 18, you know it's not a pure organic. I swear that I had the exact same reaction to that sentence. Sick &$^@s think alike? For others, 'cause I know Andy already knows this. About the highest organic N level you'll see is hydrolized feather meal at 13 (a small...
by MorpheusPA
Today, 2:29 pm
Forum: Other/Misc
Topic: Rabbits
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: Rabbits

I kind of simply embrace them, but draw the line at rodents (and lagomorphs, which rabbits actually are) in the house. And the gardens, eating. Liquid Fence will work, if reapplied after rainfall. You'll want a nice, scented soap in the shower afterwards. Add some Elmer's glue to it (1/4 oz/gal of s...
by MorpheusPA
Today, 2:24 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Yet Another Organic Fert question
Replies: 29
Views: 371

Re: Yet Another Organic Fert question

As soon as you see a nitrogen level of 18, you know it's not a pure organic. While I can't find a good specification for this, the listed nitrogen source is 18% urea--all fast nitrogen. https://www.reinders.com/products/544-2450/ See Specifications. It's...not a good replacement for Milo, basically.
by MorpheusPA
Today, 2:17 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Mold from berries
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: Mold from berries

Rake and shovel, I'm afraid. Anything you'd use would cause more damage to natural fungal populations than it's worth. That mold is natural decay fungi trying its darndest to break the berries down and feed on them. Like anything else, they're organic matter. If you're comfortable simply spreading t...
by MorpheusPA
Today, 2:14 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Windows 7
Replies: 13
Views: 570

Re: Windows 7

We could make a video: "David: Portrait of The Late Adopter."
by MorpheusPA
Yesterday, 2:40 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2021: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 125
Views: 5086

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

They do learn. It's not perfect--I arose to find a purple zinnia nibbled on today that I probably missed or under-sprayed--but they don't free graze in the gardens unless they're starving. Since rainfall's resumed, they're not starving. As the season wears on, I spray less to not at all. Older plant...
by MorpheusPA
June 12th, 2021, 6:36 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Mice -- 0, Morpheus -- 7
Replies: 12
Views: 128

Re: Mice -- 0, Morpheus -- 7

If you played Fallout 4, I feel like Pickman. Urbane. Well-dressed. Psychotic murderer in post-Apocalyptic Boston. I haven't yet started draining mice for their blood to make my paintings, but I'm beginning to think about it. "Picnic with Mickey" coming up soon... ("Picnic with Stanley" holds Pickma...
by MorpheusPA
June 12th, 2021, 2:46 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Mice -- 0, Morpheus -- 7
Replies: 12
Views: 128

Re: Mice -- 0, Morpheus -- 7

Mice 0. Morpheus 13. They're. Everywhere. I'm not catching any more in the cellar at least, but I'm actually trying ultrasonics in the desperate hope that they dislike it at least a little, and they area under the rhododendron looks like a charnel house. Numbers are down to 1 or so every four or fiv...
by MorpheusPA
June 12th, 2021, 2:38 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: Idea for patching
Replies: 17
Views: 219

Re: Idea for patching

I aim to confuse. :-) Strangely, my very basic watch figures out I'm walking when I mow. I don't know how. "Lawn Work" is roughly aerobic exercise for cardio, so I'd just use that. And you people have unmetered water? Lucky. Every drop that comes out here is metered. Our average bill is about $200 p...
by MorpheusPA
June 11th, 2021, 6:37 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Tree Identification Help - Oak Variety?
Replies: 8
Views: 646

Re: Tree Identification Help - Oak Variety?

Wood that is definitely dead can be removed. Other than that, we just have to take nature as she comes. Don't count out the crepe myrtles just yet. I have one that's just barely tolerant of my zone. It actually took a year off once, resprouting only the second year after an exceptionally harsh winte...
by MorpheusPA
June 11th, 2021, 6:21 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: Idea for patching
Replies: 17
Views: 219

Re: Idea for patching

Foe. Toes.
by MorpheusPA
June 11th, 2021, 4:43 pm
Forum: Flowers & Annuals
Topic: Deer Repellent
Replies: 8
Views: 73

Re: Deer Repellent

I'm currently painting another planet and like Mexicans?
by MorpheusPA
June 10th, 2021, 9:52 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: DevilDawg’s New Lawn - Spring 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 423

Re: DevilDawg’s New Lawn - Spring 2021

I hate to say it, but I found several for less than $5 on AliExpress. You really can't tell as I've seen identical rings for $200. Since I'm a pretty perfect 8 at this point, I'm also an easy fit. :-)

I haven't tried the beer opener trick, but I'll have to...
by MorpheusPA
June 10th, 2021, 1:33 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: DevilDawg’s New Lawn - Spring 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 423

Re: DevilDawg’s New Lawn - Spring 2021

Is your wedding ring titanium? (I ask because mine's tungsten carbide). Haha it’s tungsten as well! Don't you love those? I've outsized from one so far (I used to be a ring size 6, swelling knuckles from age now make me just about an 8), and it was cheaper to replace than resize. At that point, I a...
by MorpheusPA
June 10th, 2021, 1:27 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Losing color
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Losing color

Keep in mind, some color loss is normal in summer. My lawn certainly lightens. Chlorophyll is actually destroyed by sunlight, which is stronger in summer, and colors lighten to protect plants from heat (darker colors will absorb more sunlight, heating the plant more). Lawns don't show their best col...
by MorpheusPA
June 10th, 2021, 2:25 am
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: Idea for patching
Replies: 17
Views: 219

Re: Idea for patching

Temperature comes into play, and whether the seed feels like sprouting at that particular moment. I've had seed that was supposed to sprout in 1-2 weeks do it in anything from 48 hours to a month.
by MorpheusPA
June 9th, 2021, 9:42 pm
Forum: Flowers & Annuals
Topic: Deer Repellent
Replies: 8
Views: 73

Re: Deer Repellent

PS: I have no problems with people maintaining personal space after spraying 4 gallons of Liquid Fence. I have no problems with people developing their own personal planets after spraying 4 gallons of Liquid Fence. My stuff leaves little residual scent on the person spraying, but you might smell a ...
by MorpheusPA
June 9th, 2021, 8:34 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: DevilDawg’s New Lawn - Spring 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 423

Re: DevilDawg’s New Lawn - Spring 2021

Is your wedding ring titanium?

(I ask because mine's tungsten carbide).
by MorpheusPA
June 9th, 2021, 7:27 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Seed Recommendation - MN - Large Lawn - No Irrigation
Replies: 10
Views: 184

Re: Seed Recommendation - MN - Large Lawn - No Irrigation

Other crop, other crap, either way, you'll regret it. I had incursions of P. annua and P. trivialis in my new lawn. Was it from the seed or in the lawn? Probably both. Either way, I spent three years getting rid of it. Nowadays, Year 15 or so, it's long forg...well, no, I remember that distinctly an...