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by ronfitch
June 4th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: New Homeowner - can’t identify or fix for life of me
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: New Homeowner - can’t identify or fix for life of me

Photo number 2 is definitely a shepard, likely German. For fixing, I'd schedule a visit to a vet.
by ronfitch
June 3rd, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: New to the forum, but lurked for years!
Replies: 12
Views: 264

Re: New to the forum, but lurked for years!

BIGDADDY13 wrote:
May 28th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Have a pretty big lawn (almost 40K square ft)
"Pretty big lawn". :rotfl: :rotfl:

Isn't that about a quarter of Connecticut?

(Looks great, love the wall).
by ronfitch
May 29th, 2020, 1:04 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: KBG going to seed
Replies: 29
Views: 756

Re: KBG going to seed

Here, it was a dryer-than-normal April (just over an inch of precipitation, nearly all of it coming on the 29th) and a dryer-than-normal May (no rain until the 17th ... then nearly three inches over two days and another 1+ inch on the 27th). The seed heads all over the neighborhood have been going c...
by ronfitch
March 23rd, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Switch to Prodiamine?
Replies: 0
Views: 157

Switch to Prodiamine?

Hi all, A fresh inch of wet snow on the ground this morning has me looking to spring (it should be gone by 5 p.m.). I have been using Halts granular w/o fertilizer (pendimethalin) for at least the past five or six years, in the Spring and again in the Fall. Doing some reading on this forum about pre...
by ronfitch
November 13th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Growth Stoppage
Replies: 17
Views: 892

Re: Growth Stoppage

andy10917 wrote:
November 10th, 2019, 9:20 pm
It stops growing when it stops growing. There are no "but what about this" angles.
Slow down there, Andy .... I'm getting a pencil.
by ronfitch
November 9th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 391
Views: 12060

Re: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Stuck a fork in it. Mulch-mowed, no top growth anywhere since last mowing. Ran the mower out of gas on the last of the leaves and took that as a sign. Put down urea, took the dog to the park, cracked a beer and am waiting for the forecasted rain/snow mix to hit this afternoon. Might have a second be...
by ronfitch
November 5th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 391
Views: 12060

Re: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Mowed and mulched on Sunday. Some but not much growth over eight days from when I mowed last, it is really slowed down. Been a very wet year here, and October was no different. This year was already pace to be one of the wettest in recorded history before October. Our air temps this fall have been w...
by ronfitch
July 19th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall Nitrogen Regimens
Replies: 1169
Views: 70174

Re: Fall Nitrogen Regimens

The "Fall Nitrogen Regimens" thread has been updated for 2019. Small changes were made to the take learnings from questions in previous years and embed them into the first posting in the thread, so that you don't have to read all 56 pages of material. Thank you for updating the original post in thi...
by ronfitch
June 28th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Things Experienced Lawn Owners Do That Novices Don't...
Replies: 14
Views: 1219

Re: Things Experienced Lawn Owners Do That Novices Don't...

Idk..I just read the articles here and applied the basics and voila! Nice lawn. lol really it seems to be that simple to me. Proper mowing, watering and fertilizing. Most have KBG, feed it ~6-8lbs N/M per year including winterizer, use as much organic sources, pre M at the start of the year (if not...
by ronfitch
June 7th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Another possible Poa Triv thread
Replies: 28
Views: 449

Re: Another possible Poa Triv thread

I'm not seeing anything in that 3rd pic that warrants concern, let alone that screams Poa trivialis . Is the light shading by chance from KBG going to seed? Or is it specifically grass blades that are lighter in color, devoid of seed heads or stalks? I ask because KBG looks quite bad and lighter in...
by ronfitch
November 26th, 2018, 6:07 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Where Are You With Fall Regimens?
Replies: 84
Views: 2437

Re: Where Are You With Fall Regimens?

This will be interesting in my area. Still a few spots in the lawn covered with snow... hopefully that melts today and tomorrow. Tomorrow we're supposed to get .25" of rain, then Saturday night more rain (predicted at 1") turning into 4-8" of snow. I'm looking at Saturday afternoon to drop the wint...
by ronfitch
November 13th, 2018, 11:34 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Snow cover anyone?
Replies: 22
Views: 566

Re: Snow cover anyone?

Yep. East of St. Paul. We were supposed to have flurries last Thursday evening into Friday and ended up with 2.5 inches and air temps below 30 since. As I had mowed the Thursday before and had clippings, I intended to mow again on the weekend. Still have cover and air temps are predicyed to get into...
by ronfitch
November 8th, 2018, 6:07 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall Nitrogen Regimens
Replies: 1169
Views: 70174

Re: Fall Nitrogen Regimens

Still slowly growing here in Mn. I mulched up leaves yesterday and was still cutting grass. 5 days between mows. Guessing I am north of you (I am just east of St. Paul). I mowed on Thursday the 1st and took .5" off for the most part. Some spots with less, but no spots were without clippings. If wea...
by ronfitch
November 5th, 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Where Are You With Fall Regimens?
Replies: 84
Views: 2437

Re: Where Are You With Fall Regimens?

In the Pause (eastern 'burb of the Twin Cities, MN, nearly WI). First frost came just over a week early on Sept. 29th (usually Oct. 6th) and first freeze was Oct. 12th. Cut on Thursday, Nov. 1st, and took .5" off for the most part. Some spots with less, but no spots were without clippings. UREA is p...
by ronfitch
October 19th, 2018, 10:52 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Frost/Freeze Right On Time
Replies: 58
Views: 1334

Re: Frost/Freeze Right On Time

We were about a week earlier than average, hitting 30 on the 10th with mixed 20's and 30's since then. A few hundred miles up the Mississippi from you in the eastern Twin Cities, we were also just over a week early for first frost (average first frost date is Oct. 6th, hit for me September 29th). A...
by ronfitch
October 17th, 2018, 10:42 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall Nitrogen Regimens: How Is It Going?
Replies: 28
Views: 875

Re: Fall Nitrogen Regimens: How Is It Going?

First time doing the aggressive program. Results are so so, which I'm sure the unusual wet September/October had something to do with it. With 30 degrees and snow flurries this morning, I'm done until the final drop. As much rain as we have had in September and into October (hit the monthly average...
by ronfitch
October 15th, 2018, 3:05 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Winter grass damage - snow plow
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Winter grass damage - snow plow

To clarify further, we do have a large landscape bed in the center of the cul de sac and they typically deposit the snow in it. Similar to our cul-de-sac, though the bottom of ours is open (no house or driveway), so that will often double as a place to put snow when it gets to be a lot of snow. We ...
by ronfitch
September 20th, 2018, 2:45 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Show me Your Lawn!
Replies: 67
Views: 2739

Re: Show me Your Lawn!

blue demp wrote:
September 17th, 2018, 3:18 pm
My neighbors must hate me right about now

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Minnesota represents!
by ronfitch
September 20th, 2018, 2:32 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Show me Your Lawn!
Replies: 67
Views: 2739

Re: Show me Your Lawn!

edenl01 wrote:
August 23rd, 2018, 5:57 pm
Full rate Milo and 6” of rain
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Do ball players ever walk out of the corn?
by ronfitch
September 14th, 2018, 11:14 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Thatch questions
Replies: 15
Views: 572

Re: Thatch questions

Two weeks after you're dead. Never...? lol I'll help you out. You're uninitiated here because you're new. General ATY advice is not to do dethatching because it disturbs the soil and brings up weed seeds. Look up BLSC and Kelp help, mulch mow always, use organic ferts like Milo, Soybean Meal, alfal...