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by MorpheusPA
Yesterday, 6:33 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Separating grass/weeds from Dirt pile
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Separating grass/weeds from Dirt pile

First-order separation is simply to take any grass and weeds and toss it to the side after a cursory shake or a whack with a hand trowel to get the dirt off. What's left is dirt. It should be decent dirt, if not the exact best (which will be intertwined with the grass and weeds). But it'll be lower ...
by MorpheusPA
Yesterday, 6:28 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Anyone else done with "the milo" for the summer?
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: Anyone else done with "the milo" for the summer?

Hey, Bill! Albright's Mill, Kempton, PA. For you, about 1.5 hour round trip what with road construction at its worst. Probably a lot less. I've never tried to look closer to home because I'm a lot closer, and the prices are fantastic (seriously, fifty pounds of urea for $15? Soy about the same? Two ...
by MorpheusPA
July 28th, 2021, 7:20 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Any chance that Chlorosulfuron comes back for turf use?
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: Any chance that Chlorosulfuron comes back for turf use?

It's hard to predict. Like you said, business. If somebody wants the label, they might. If not...maybe not. Since this has happened, it seems like a second reoccurrence is more likely than for something that has not happened, so there's certainly hope. Think of it like trying to cancel Futurama. You...
by MorpheusPA
July 27th, 2021, 2:39 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Sprayed herbicide in the evening and then it rained this morning
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Sprayed herbicide in the evening and then it rained this morning

Nuke them from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
by MorpheusPA
July 27th, 2021, 1:23 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Sprayed herbicide in the evening and then it rained this morning
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Sprayed herbicide in the evening and then it rained this morning

Oh, well, Rose of Sharon...I can't promise anything there. :-)
by MorpheusPA
July 26th, 2021, 3:49 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Bazil’s 2022 Lawn Renovation
Replies: 11
Views: 127

Re: Bazil’s 2022 Lawn Renovation

It actually doesn't look bad, but...yeah, you can do better. That was the condition I had when I changed over. Nice, but not nice enough.

Bye bye, lawn. Bye bye.
by MorpheusPA
July 26th, 2021, 11:32 am
Forum: Shrubs
Topic: Hort soap mixed a few years ago still good?
Replies: 5
Views: 38

Re: Hort soap mixed a few years ago still good?

For a soap? Check the bottle for recommendations, but most likely they're either going to tell you nothing or simply to follow local laws, which pretty much means to simply dump it down the drain and follow up with hot water. Standard sewage processing can handle it. Rinse the container with very ho...
by MorpheusPA
July 25th, 2021, 11:47 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Round up Extended control accident
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Round up Extended control accident

Oops. I'd probably just overseed and then spot seed whatever doesn't come up, if it wasn't too extensive a spray. Roto tilling is likely to cause too much of an issue anyway, what with remixing the soil, and it's going to be hard to tell what died from one thing as opposed to another. A bit of spot ...
by MorpheusPA
July 25th, 2021, 6:20 pm
Forum: Shrubs
Topic: Hort soap mixed a few years ago still good?
Replies: 5
Views: 38

Re: Hort soap mixed a few years ago still good?

It's sucked up the oxygen in the container (and probably some of the nitrogen, too) to decay off the soap, hence the depressurization of the bottle. When you broke the seal initially, some bacteria got in. Or were there in the initial process; it's not done to pharmaceutical standards. (Joke) If you...
by MorpheusPA
July 25th, 2021, 4:10 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tenacity
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Tenacity

Exactly. Got a broadleaf problem? Weed B Gon Max. This is probably where to start for most people if you're really not sure WHERE to start and the lawn is weedy. It's pretty broad-spectrum. Then start identifying specific weeds and targeting them in groups as efficiently as possible. If your problem...
by MorpheusPA
July 25th, 2021, 4:03 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Bazil’s 2022 Lawn Renovation
Replies: 11
Views: 127

Re: Bazil’s 2022 Lawn Renovation

Crap, you're right, I read Mazama as Midnight type. There's certainly no problem in over-balancing Everest as 40-50% of your lawn if you want a Midnight-heavy mix (cough...I did...cough). You're just making sure to have a backup. Or if Mazama is your joy, that way. You'll see some arguments as to wh...
by MorpheusPA
July 25th, 2021, 3:51 pm
Forum: Shrubs
Topic: Hort soap mixed a few years ago still good?
Replies: 5
Views: 38

Re: Hort soap mixed a few years ago still good?

Check it. It may still good, but look--if it's growing black stuff or brown stuff, discard it. If it smells awful, discard it. Shelf life of horticultural soap is usually 3 to 5 years, so "a few" sounds marginal. Concentrated soaps don't go bad due to the salt content. Diluted ones, however, are bac...
by MorpheusPA
July 25th, 2021, 3:42 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Sprayed herbicide in the evening and then it rained this morning
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Sprayed herbicide in the evening and then it rained this morning

You're fine. Absorption is within 3 hours. Dew is around 1 quart per 1,000 square feet or less, not enough to significantly dilute the herbicide. Tenacity is also root-effective, so it works even if immediately watered in. Eliminate-D is Dicamba and 2,4-D, neither of which are going to be hit by som...
by MorpheusPA
July 25th, 2021, 3:19 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: New house
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: New house

You're fine waiting 2 weeks after the second Round Up. I actually spot-applied Round Up the day I seeded. Round Up doesn't have any impact on seed--it only kills plants that are actively growing. By the time the seed starts to grow, the Round Up has washed to the soil surface and bound quite strongl...
by MorpheusPA
July 24th, 2021, 9:14 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tenacity
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Tenacity

The stuff took out my globe thistle problem (that even laughed at Round Up for years) for good and all. If I ever want to clear out the cleome, I'll try it, but I probably won't. I've let that take over the north face since it's very pretty and descended from Sparkler Rose with the pale pinks bred o...
by MorpheusPA
July 24th, 2021, 9:09 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Bazil’s 2022 Lawn Renovation
Replies: 11
Views: 127

Re: Bazil’s 2022 Lawn Renovation

No biggie. We generally suggest cultivars from multiple families (mine were Midnight II, Moonlight, and Bedazzled) as otherwise you can become susceptible to a specific disease or pest that can wipe the entire stand without stopping as the entire thing is a monostand). Mazama is a Midnight type, so ...
by MorpheusPA
July 24th, 2021, 3:59 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Anyone have luck with Baystate Fertilizer in MA?
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: Anyone have luck with Baystate Fertilizer in MA?

You'd think inventory would be a...constant thing. I mean, it's not like people stop producing it.
by MorpheusPA
July 24th, 2021, 9:34 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tenacity
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Tenacity

1) No, it's reasonably specialty. I kind of use it as a middle-of-the road because the weeds I get tend to be Tenacity-susceptible, but I'm a bit of a rare bird. All purpose herbicides are more like Weed B Gon or Weed B Gon Clover, Chickweed, and Oxalis. Tenacity takes out some very hard to kill wee...
by MorpheusPA
July 23rd, 2021, 11:59 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: MN KBG Overseed 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 334

Re: MN KBG Overseed 2021

Your lawn looks great from the photos, so it's hard to tell. If your existing lawn is "struggling," (as you said above) then the new stuff will take well in those areas. In areas where the existing lawn is well-established, it won't. There are no homes available for the new grass to move into the ne...
by MorpheusPA
July 23rd, 2021, 8:40 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Jersey shore - Seed recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 287

Re: Jersey shore - Seed recommendation

That ain't bad. Shipping would probably be awful, but...