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by MorpheusPA
Yesterday, 1:47 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Front Lawn Discoloring
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Front Lawn Discoloring

What he said. Also, I'd have some words with the lawn care company in question as to their mistaken identity issue with your lawn to see if this actually happened. The word "furious" would not describe the reaction I'd have if this occurred to me and my lawn. The reaction you're seeing doesn't look ...
by MorpheusPA
Yesterday, 12:21 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: sam1220 Third Test w/ compiled results
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: sam1220 Third Test w/ compiled results

I have very little explanation for the shifting phosphorus values, and where the potassium is going in back, but this is the first time you've done split tests, so we're getting different perspectives. Front and side have different characteristics. The side is in great shape, with only a little bit ...
by MorpheusPA
May 18th, 2022, 12:46 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy Soil Test - Spring 2022
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: Ken-n-Nancy Soil Test - Spring 2022

Yeah, I get the annual bout with P. triv myself. It's not fun, but it's a fact of life when neighbors grow the stuff and think of it as their lawns... Boron is a fact of life on the east coast. Anywhere it rains reasonably, really, as it leaches almost as easily as nitrogen does--or very easily. I h...
by MorpheusPA
May 18th, 2022, 12:41 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Battling Leaf Spot for 8 Weeks
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: Battling Leaf Spot for 8 Weeks

Now it's a bit more indicative of a disease, but it's not really standing out as to which one. But something's not right, although it's not extremely wrong, either. We've done your soil test, yes? One thing I do notice is that there seems to be an enormous amount of density there, so I'm thinking th...
by MorpheusPA
May 18th, 2022, 12:37 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Wpstrassburg's first soil test
Replies: 9
Views: 177

Re: Wpstrassburg's first soil test

If you can get the 5 tbsp of borax to stick evenly in the potash, go ahead. There's no chemical reaction between the two.
by MorpheusPA
May 17th, 2022, 3:33 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy Soil Test - Spring 2022
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: Ken-n-Nancy Soil Test - Spring 2022

Your soil makes me itch a little. It's just that you added the K and it disappeared. I hate that. I'm ignoring your magnesium "shortage" that doesn't really exist. But let's keep up the 2 pounds per thousand square feet of potassium sulfate this year again. Even if it refuses to bind, you're at leas...
by MorpheusPA
May 15th, 2022, 1:04 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Why sample only 1" of soil?
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Why sample only 1" of soil?

That was mostly me being sarcastically funny. Well, I mean, I've had a few people who claim to teach this stuff for a living bork the chemistry in casual online conversation and claim things like aluminum isn't toxic, iron is more toxic than aluminum (without qualifying statements regarding calcium/...
by MorpheusPA
May 14th, 2022, 6:25 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Wpstrassburg's first soil test
Replies: 9
Views: 177

Re: Wpstrassburg's first soil test

Half the time the stuff I get is pink due to being half-processed. :-)

You should be able to ask what the contaminants are in the red.
by MorpheusPA
May 14th, 2022, 1:15 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Weeping Cherry Tree
Replies: 13
Views: 104

Re: Weeping Cherry Tree

I'm glad your lilacs bloomed, the weather here was too irregular and most of the blossoms got nicked by a late hard freeze. Those that survived are blossoming now, maybe a dozen or so on a very healthy bush. The front one did a little better. I'm more hopeful of the Miss Kim lilac, which won't bloss...
by MorpheusPA
May 13th, 2022, 3:42 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2022: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 98
Views: 3687

Re: 2022: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Got the last part of the GrubEx down before rainfall. We got a tenth of an inch of rainfall twenty minutes later...
by MorpheusPA
May 13th, 2022, 3:28 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Psu4me Soil Sample '22
Replies: 17
Views: 171

Re: Psu4me Soil Sample '22

It's 3 PM on a Friday the 13th, I'm waiting for stuff I know I won't get today, so I might as well work with this. Let's sum up this soil in one word: Ow. Normal test depth is 4", I'll adjust numbers accordingly. EC 1.23: Sand. The soil holds few resources, will adjust if you look at it funny, and w...
by MorpheusPA
May 12th, 2022, 5:24 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Weeping Cherry Tree
Replies: 13
Views: 104

Re: Weeping Cherry Tree

If it was 33 on Monday and hit 80 today, I'd be confused too. I actually do see what looks like leaf buds forming, so I'd give it some time yet--none of the deciduous trees in the background look particularly far along, either. My pin oak and sweet gum are leafing out now, late. Spring is, finally, ...
by MorpheusPA
May 12th, 2022, 1:57 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Weeping Cherry Tree
Replies: 13
Views: 104

Re: Weeping Cherry Tree

Green twigs are a great sign, but a lack of leaf-out could be an issue. Down here in PA, my pear tree is in full leaf. However, yesterday was, quite literally, the first acceptably warm May day (and the day I finished putting in the gardens for the year). Stuff's running behind. Check for swelling b...
by MorpheusPA
May 12th, 2022, 1:54 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Psu4me Soil Sample '22
Replies: 17
Views: 171

Re: Psu4me Soil Sample '22

Or just black out his personal info, post it on the thread, and let me see it. Copy my answer back to him and viola. Done.
by MorpheusPA
May 12th, 2022, 1:52 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Fertilizing Young Trees
Replies: 13
Views: 601

Re: Fertilizing Young Trees

1 GPH output is just fine--simply run it longer. I realized that after a while and, in the back garden, now use umbrella sprayers that are much lower in output but spray wider. It just means that I run the front (450 square feet) for around 15 minutes and it waters deeply. The back needs closer to 4...
by MorpheusPA
May 12th, 2022, 1:46 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Why sample only 1" of soil?
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Why sample only 1" of soil?

Define argument. Define scholar.
by MorpheusPA
May 11th, 2022, 4:12 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Psu4me Soil Sample '22
Replies: 17
Views: 171

Re: Psu4me Soil Sample '22

No. I dumped Houzz after a major PITA poster pretty much made daily complaints about me "stalking" her around the site while simultaneously stalking me around the site and disagreeing mindlessly with anything I said. I dropped a very pointed e-mail to Customer Service "thanking" them for ignoring ev...
by MorpheusPA
May 11th, 2022, 3:11 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Leftovers?
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Leftovers?

Down it goes on the lawn or in the gardens. This includes, sometimes, dog food the dog didn't like, although it suddenly seems to gain appeal when it's on the ground, so I use that in areas where the dogs don't go. Things left until the next year sit and simply get used the next year. No problem. I ...
by MorpheusPA
May 11th, 2022, 1:53 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: KBG Color Differences
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: KBG Color Differences

It does take a year or three for the color to really catch up, although by fall it should be close enough not to stick out too much. How much really depends on your sensitivity to color. This is the first week the lawn color looks good to me, with most areas being relatively consistent. Prior to thi...
by MorpheusPA
May 11th, 2022, 1:50 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Poa annua confirmation and mesotrione regimen
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Poa annua confirmation and mesotrione regimen

I tend to be low end app levels, but every ten days to 2 weeks until it dies painfully. At the moment, there's no remaining triv in the lawn, it's gone. I won't spray again, so May 11th is past the end date (May 1st was about the last spray, so I really only sprayed 3 times).