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by TimmyG
February 20th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Soil conditions
Replies: 31
Views: 216

Re: Soil conditions

It's not so much about mixing the borax into a carrier as it is about getting it to stick uniformly in minuscule quantities to the prills of the carrier. Milorganite and similar biosolids products work wonderfully as a carrier because of the uniformity and small size of the prills and, most importan...
by TimmyG
February 19th, 2020, 1:12 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Soil conditions
Replies: 31
Views: 216

Re: Soil conditions

Not that I recommend doing this, but...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAdOAF65Yuw

Definitely search the forums to see what has worked for people.
by TimmyG
February 17th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Status of POACure? (Updated 02/2020 below)
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Status of POACure? (Updated 02/2020 below)

Thanks for the update.
by TimmyG
February 17th, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 2019 TTTF Renovation - 1st Spring Weed Help
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: 2019 TTTF Renovation - 1st Spring Weed Help

Compare to Veronica hederaefolia (ivy-leaved speedwell).
by TimmyG
February 16th, 2020, 10:39 pm
Forum: Flowers & Annuals
Topic: Systemic Application - When
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: Systemic Application - When

I have used imidacloprid as a soil drench to control scale and lace bugs on other spring flowering shrubs, but I have only dared do so after the bloom period, which for boxwoods is April give or take. It would be reckless to make the plants toxic to bees and other beneficial pollinators right before...
by TimmyG
February 13th, 2020, 10:42 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Problems with New Fescue
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: Problems with New Fescue

And if you recently sodded, why do you have bare spots? And why would they need filling in with topsoil?
by TimmyG
February 5th, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Removing Roots From Your Yard
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: Removing Roots From Your Yard

Hard labor or heavy equipment. I don't know of any shortcuts. You could rent or have someone come in with a stump grinder to attack the beefiest parts of the roots closest to the trunk.
by TimmyG
January 31st, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Any natural remedies to getting rid of clover in my yard??
Replies: 12
Views: 446

Re: Any natural remedies to getting rid of clover in my yard??

KB in MD (21740) wrote:
January 31st, 2020, 8:23 am
Clover is easy to pull out.
Oxalis is easy to pull out. White clover is absolutely one of the most challenging weeds to pull by hand, assuming you're pulling it out of grass.
by TimmyG
December 26th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Japanese Maples: Strange Year
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Japanese Maples: Strange Year (?)

I've got a few still holding on. 'Burgundy Lace' in particular caught my eye earlier today as having far more leaves on it than it should.
by TimmyG
December 17th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Oak Tree: Heat/Water/Light
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Oak Tree: Heat/Water/Light

I wouldn't say coincided necessarily, but close enough. It's all part of the same story: a mature tree with leaves simply outcompetes grass for water. Add shade from the canopy, and sun-loving grass doesn't stand a chance.
by TimmyG
December 17th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Oak Tree: Heat/Water/Light
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Oak Tree: Heat/Water/Light

Even with more than sufficient light (vase shape w/ high limbs), I never had any success growing grass near a mature oak. And I don't have the summer heat of OK to contend with. The demand for water by the tree was always just too great. Yes, the lawn would do somewhat better after the leaves fell, ...
by TimmyG
December 14th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Hammbone81 Soil Test Results - Fall 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 240

Re: Hammbone81 Soil Test Results - Fall 2019

John P wrote:
December 14th, 2019, 12:33 pm
I've run out of questions for now, my Christmas gift to you.
It's a Christmas miracle! ;)
by TimmyG
December 4th, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Boston Globe Article on PFAS in Bay State Fertilizer
Replies: 16
Views: 475

Re: Boston Globe Article on PFAS in Bay State Fertilizer

Again, thanks for sharing.
by TimmyG
December 2nd, 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: John's Soil Test 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 102

Re: John's Soil Test 2019

4. Overthinking. Mulch the pool leaves.
by TimmyG
November 15th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?
Replies: 17
Views: 314

Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

southern-ct-4 wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 9:21 am
Also, out of further curiosity, what is a 'mowing session'?
ses·sion
noun
2.
a period devoted to a particular activity.

Some people with larger lawns mow their lawn over multiple sessions, potentially on separate days.
by TimmyG
November 10th, 2019, 11:57 pm
Forum: Flowers & Annuals
Topic: Rose of Sharon Seeds Pesky
Replies: 8
Views: 92

Re: Rose of Sharon Seeds Pesky

I finally got around to cutting down the few I mentioned above within the last week. Alas, they dropped beaucoup seeds well before then that I will be dealing with for years to come. But, yay, only one remains. I'll keep that one until I decide what else to plant in its stead, but I really haven't h...