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by TimmyG
Today, 4:23 pm
Forum: Flowers & Annuals
Topic: Planting mums in the ground
Replies: 2
Views: 10

Re: Planting mums in the ground

This is the best time to do it. Plenty of success. Don't leave them potted on your front steps until after Thanksgiving and them hope to plant them then. That said, I've still had plenty of success doing that. Ha! I'm always still planting into December, but best not to follow my lead on that.
by TimmyG
Yesterday, 9:09 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: how bad is this soil!?
Replies: 5
Views: 35

Re: how bad is this soil!?

Yikes.

Impressive micros though! ;-)
by TimmyG
Yesterday, 11:27 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Creeping Bent Vent
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Creeping Bent Vent

Amen, brother. I'm going to assume that you're familiar with my long-standing hatred for and battle with creeping bentgrass. Just when I finally got it mostly under control, we moved five years ago to a property that was close to 50% bent in places because the prior homeowners watered every day. For...
by TimmyG
Yesterday, 10:48 am
Forum: Trees
Topic: Identification and Potential Disease
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: Identification and Potential Disease

Most definitely Chinese elm. Gorgeous tree, and very healthy. Great pics, with seed pods to boot.

Note the asymmetry of the base of the leaves. That's a key characteristic of elm leaves.
by TimmyG
September 18th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Urea Application
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Urea Application

I use a Scott's Wizz Spreader and walk briskly, one pass. Even 2 lb/k is difficult to spread reliably due to frequent bridging across the barely open spreader holes.
by TimmyG
September 17th, 2019, 11:00 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Identification and Potential Disease
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: Identification and Potential Disease

Bueller?
by TimmyG
September 17th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Prime Source Meso 4SC Select – Generic Tenacity
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Prime Source Meso 4SC Select – Generic Tenacity

Alas, creeping bentgrass is marginally tolerant to topramezone (Pylex), so mesotrione is the one for me. And while convenient, I hope you aren't suggesting that Roundup for Lawns Crabgrass Destroyer in that RTS package is an inexpensive option. The label states that the gallon only treats 1,000 sq f...
by TimmyG
September 17th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: SuperU 46-0-0 Fertilizer
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: SuperU 46-0-0 Fertilizer

As long as the label doesn't say "slow release" or "coated" or mention any other ingredients, it'll be run-of-the-mill, fast-release urea.
by TimmyG
September 17th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Alfalfa is slow release
Replies: 8
Views: 84

Re: Alfalfa is slow release

Plant growth regulators are just that: things that regulate the growth of plants. A growth stimulant such as triacontanol is a type of PGR. http://passel.unl.edu/pages/informationmodule.php?idinformationmodule=956783940&topicorder=10 Plant growth regulators (also called plant hormones) are numerous ...
by TimmyG
September 16th, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Leesah's Soil Test
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Leesah's Soil Test

Be sure to read the sticky thread Posting A Soil Test for Interpretation and also any instructions/advice given by Logan Labs. Good sampling is key to a good soil test.
by TimmyG
September 15th, 2019, 11:17 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Prime Source Meso 4SC Select – Generic Tenacity
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Prime Source Meso 4SC Select – Generic Tenacity

I sprayed my first application of Meso 4SC Select today to target primarily creeping bentgrass. It appears to be the first and only generic option to Tenacity (40% Mesotrione) and a total clone. An 8-oz bottle is currently available from Pestrong.com for $53.25 with free ship. It's about a $10 savin...
by TimmyG
September 15th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Lawn Mower Hight For Fall
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Lawn Mower Hight For Fall

I have a mutt lawn and mow most of it at 3" in the summer with a Honda HRX and some of it at 2.5". As fall approaches, I drop to 2.5" and 2", respectively, as needed for good leaf mulching. I then hold those lower heights as long as possible in the spring.
by TimmyG
September 15th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Watering in Urea & Time of Day
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Watering in Urea & Time of Day

Sean, Yes, water early the next morning. Urea doesn't volatilize so quickly that it can't wait a day. While it is true that rust occurs on turf that is slow growing or underfed, like toward the end of summer, it is also more of an issue at moderate temperatures and where moisture persists for long p...
by TimmyG
September 13th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: When is it safe to rake out after dormancy and disease....
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: When is it safe to rake out after dormancy and disease....

Raking isn't going to remove Poa annua crowns that may still be alive.

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by TimmyG
September 13th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Serious lawn problems (long post)
Replies: 31
Views: 434

Re: Serious lawn problems (long post)

SPG, even a property that hasn't been cared for could naturally have an excess of phosphorus. Phosphorus doesn't leach as much as, say, potassium, and it isn't consumed and doesn't need to be frequently replenished like nitrogen. Without a good soil test, you just don't know whether your soil needs ...
by TimmyG
September 13th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: When is it safe to rake out after dormancy and disease....
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: When is it safe to rake out after dormancy and disease....

Why rake and lose the free OM? Is the aesthetic not pleasing? It's temporary.

The dead grass won't hinder the pre-M application or the waking of the KBG. And think of the time saved.
by TimmyG
September 13th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Fall Nitrogen and Organic Lawn Care
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Fall Nitrogen and Organic Lawn Care

I stock up on Scotts Winterguard and Sta-Green Winterizer, both 32-0-10, when I find them being clearanced for less than I would pay for urea (price per lb of N). Both of those have a small percentage of slow-release (~6% out of 32%). Plus, my sandy soil needs a constant maintenance supply of potass...
by TimmyG
September 13th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Serious lawn problems (long post)
Replies: 31
Views: 434

Re: Serious lawn problems (long post)

When you absolutely have no choice but to mail order 50-lb bags, Pestrong.com is often a good choice: Urea https://www.pestrong.com/312-urea-46-0-0-fertilizer-50-lbs.html SOP https://www.pestrong.com/878-sop-sulfate-of-potash-soluble-fertilizer-0-0-52-50-lb.html But at $60 a bag for urea, you may wa...
by TimmyG
September 12th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Root Growth/Development relative to temperature
Replies: 11
Views: 268

Re: Root Growth/Development relative to temperature

Just search online, and you can find many graphical depictions of top growth and root growth vs. temperature or calendar. For example, from here:

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