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by Jackpine
June 23rd, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Drought stress or fungus?
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Drought stress or fungus?

Repeated shallow watering can leave the lower depths dry as a bone. I don't see any lesion on the green blades in your pictures so my guess is your roots are starving for H2O. Give that lawn a nice deep watering before you leave. As much as will soak in to replenish the soil to capacity.
by Jackpine
April 5th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 145
Views: 4357

Re: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Yesterday I worked on rut repair from the snow plow guy. Only had to have the snow pushed back once but he made multiple passes. Will probably end up doing a little bit of filling in as some of the ruts are fairly deep. Gotta source 0-0-50 . Sent an email to the local farmers exchange's agronomy cen...
by Jackpine
September 24th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Question for Andy
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: Question for Andy

I'll put down bag rate at green up or shortly thereafter if I miss the winterizer app. Bag rate around Memorial day and again the middle of June. Then start the fall feeding frenzy around the middle of August. Overly lush fast growing grass causes more issues than I am willing to deal with. Just my ...
by Jackpine
September 23rd, 2019, 3:18 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Gryd’s 2019 Mini Renovation
Replies: 27
Views: 655

Re: Gryd’s 2019 Mini Renovation

Greg that's coming in nicely. Good looking property too. Hey, I'd love to see a pic of the front reno from back in 2014 when I did mine as well.

Tom
by Jackpine
September 14th, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno
Replies: 97
Views: 1619

Re: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno

Hard to believe it showed tillering at 18 days. No sprout and pout That's Awesome!
by Jackpine
September 14th, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: So I got a visit from Tru-Green today!!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 552

Re: So I got a visit from Tru-Green today!!!!!!

I'd demand to see the label off the bag of seed. Might or might not be to your benefit. Even if it's good stuff don't tell em, otherwise Pre-M!
by Jackpine
September 14th, 2019, 5:14 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Root Growth/Development relative to temperature
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Re: Root Growth/Development relative to temperature

Something that is pointed out in the graph and caught my attention is root growth in spring before the flush. With cool spring temps your grass may look fine despite a lack of adequate soil moisture for root growth. Making a note on the calendar to pay attention to soil moisture next spring.
by Jackpine
July 23rd, 2019, 5:01 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: My neighbor hates his grass (weeds)
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: My neighbor hates his grass (weeds)

I routinely apply pre-emergent control at least 10 feet in every direction from my lawn. One side gets mowed fairly regularly. The other? forget about it until the village gets after them. It takes them half the day to chop down the weeds when they do mow and it's not a large lawn. The two lawns acr...
by Jackpine
July 27th, 2018, 6:53 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Long range forecast looking good
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Long range forecast looking good

Gambled and put down Milo 3 weeks early this year. Gotta get started putting my neglected and beat up lawn in shape!
by Jackpine
November 15th, 2017, 2:13 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: No winterizer app this year
Replies: 21
Views: 799

Re: No winterizer app this year

When I feel it's starting to get close I'll read this soil temp in the morning and late afternoon to get an average.' It's also nice to compare with MSU's MAWN sites. Here's yours for SE Michigan.

https://mawn.geo.msu.edu/mawn-sw.html
by Jackpine
November 15th, 2017, 5:13 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: No winterizer app this year
Replies: 21
Views: 799

Re: No winterizer app this year

I may be in a similar situation ... Mowed on Sunday the 5th, had clippings. Mowed again on Sunday the 12th (two days ago), still had clippings, though growth has really slowed down. Ground temps at the four-inch depth are dropping like a rock here (mid-30s) and today is wet. Not raining but misty. ...
by Jackpine
November 14th, 2017, 7:01 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: No winterizer app this year
Replies: 21
Views: 799

Re: No winterizer app this year

When you say “N conversion” are you talking an organic? I don’t think that would apply to a synthetic like urea. Heck I’m still waiting for my 2-3 week period to open up so I can put some down. I may have misunderstood your question/comments but I wouldn’t think it’s too late. I’m on a mobile devic...
by Jackpine
November 13th, 2017, 6:05 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: No winterizer app this year
Replies: 21
Views: 799

Re: No winterizer app this year

Sorry for the vague answer to your question in my prior post. I've always held that soil temps in the 40 to 45 deg range were optimal at least for my area for good results from a winterizer app. UP north for me that period typically lasts a couple weeks, although in recent years has lasted as long a...
by Jackpine
November 13th, 2017, 5:42 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: No winterizer app this year
Replies: 21
Views: 799

Re: No winterizer app this year

ryeguy wrote:
November 13th, 2017, 3:35 pm
At what soil temp do roots stop taking in N?
Probably depends on the soil biology. Some soil critters could still be active near freezing, but doubt there is much N conversion going on at that temp.

Root growth slows as temps approach 40 deg.
by Jackpine
November 13th, 2017, 12:22 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: No winterizer app this year
Replies: 21
Views: 799

No winterizer app this year

No winterizer app this year. Top growth ceased and soil temps plummeted to 35 F. Very doubtful the roots would be able to use N at this point.

What a different kind of fall we are having. :|
by Jackpine
November 13th, 2017, 12:06 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Mulching leaves in spring?
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Mulching leaves in spring?

andy10917 wrote:
November 13th, 2017, 9:15 am
No, other than they will be a wet single mess to deal with.
LOL yeah thought of that, but it shouldn't take long for them to dry once spread out on the lawn.
by Jackpine
November 13th, 2017, 8:09 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Mulching leaves in spring?
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Mulching leaves in spring?

Due to the quick onset of winter it looks like I will have to bag any remaining leaves and put them on the garden for now. There is a good chance the snow will melt off tomorrow, but from past experience attempting to mulch wet leaves into the lawn doesn't work out well. So the question is, are ther...
by Jackpine
November 9th, 2017, 4:08 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2017: What did you do on your lawn today?
Replies: 1435
Views: 35015

Losing my leaves!

There goes my leaves! Snow on the ground and a blustery NW wind is blowing them off the Maples into the neighbors yard and down the street! :club:
by Jackpine
November 7th, 2017, 3:23 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2017: What did you do on your lawn today?
Replies: 1435
Views: 35015

Re: 2017: What did you do on your lawn today?

Mulched leaves... top growth about done.
by Jackpine
November 4th, 2017, 6:16 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2017: What did you do on your lawn today?
Replies: 1435
Views: 35015

Re: 2017: What did you do on your lawn today?

Not grass related but have switched over to winter tires in anticipation of a heavy 2017/2018 winter snow season. Will see if my gut instincts are right. LOL.