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by TimmyG
June 5th, 2020, 12:26 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Escondido Gardener Year 2 Soil Test Results
Replies: 19
Views: 205

Re: Escondido Gardener Year 2 Soil Test Results

escondidogardener2 wrote:
June 4th, 2020, 3:58 pm
2) Can I use this gypsum as the "vehicle" for applying the 20 mule team borax?
Yikes. I can barely remember what gypsum prills are like (it's been a few years), fast-acting or otherwise, but if it's anything like lime, the very last thing you want to do is to get it wet before spreading.
by TimmyG
June 5th, 2020, 12:14 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How do I Kill off small Ants without Killing everything?
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: How do I Kill off small Ants without Killing everything?

Ants were out of control and laughing at D.E. this year, particularly in our raised vegetable beds, so my wife resorted to borax, sugar, and water in lids, and that seems to have done the trick in 24 hours.
by TimmyG
June 4th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: New Homeowner - can’t identify or fix for life of me
Replies: 2
Views: 125

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

1. My first thought was dogfennel, but distribution is the southeast during the summer. Maybe there are other fennels? Do you have any more mature specimens?
by TimmyG
June 4th, 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tenacity for everything?
Replies: 18
Views: 444

Re: Tenacity for everything?

^+1. Zackly.
by TimmyG
June 1st, 2020, 10:52 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Want me back for a bit?
Replies: 40
Views: 278

Re: Want me back for a bit?

Kick back. Stay a while!

While we have no history, Morph, your posts are what brought me here so many years ago. And since I don't read any other lawn forum, I'll ignore that you've been spending all your time with your other family rather than just taking a long break.
by TimmyG
June 1st, 2020, 10:43 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: What happened to this lawn? Peat Moss???
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: What happened to this lawn? Peat Moss???

Ah, that's a very different story than you led with. So sod died with and without peat moss. There never really was an established St. Augustine lawn.
by TimmyG
June 1st, 2020, 10:35 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Ken2736 soil test
Replies: 42
Views: 317

Re: Ken2736 soil test

Ken, if you truly cannot source urea locally (I would think Montana would be swimming in feed and grain stores), there are plenty of high-nitrogen fertilizer options on the market with no phosphorus and little potassium. One such example is Scotts Turf Builder 32-0-4. It's just silly to pay so much ...
by TimmyG
June 1st, 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Perennials
Topic: Experience with lillies?
Replies: 12
Views: 97

Re: Experience with lillies?

Good luck!

We all get the lily virus. It's similar to what ails clematis: sometimes you deal with it; most times you go, meh, maybe next year.
by TimmyG
May 30th, 2020, 12:24 am
Forum: Perennials
Topic: Experience with lillies?
Replies: 12
Views: 97

Re: Experience with lillies?

Quite likely the first sign of botrytis.
by TimmyG
May 29th, 2020, 11:15 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: ECUPirate Soil Test
Replies: 12
Views: 120

Re: ECUPirate Soil Test

...what are your thoughts on using dolomitic lime in lieu of calcitic lime with epsom salts? You're looking to take corrective action, not apply maintenance products, so go with the faster acting products. Except for an odd-ball product by Pennington, dolomitic lime is going to be very slow acting,...
by TimmyG
May 29th, 2020, 11:11 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: What happened to this lawn? Peat Moss???
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: What happened to this lawn? Peat Moss???

Yeah, we're going to need chronology and more to go on before even fathoming a guess.
by TimmyG
May 29th, 2020, 11:00 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 145
Views: 4352

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

Tiny maples dodged another bullet. Suckers won't grow like normal. Don't know why. Pulled every one of them. From https://aroundtheyard.com/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=17213&p=334571#p334571 That said, mowing is 100% effective, but as you've found, you have to wait for the seedlings to grow tall en...
by TimmyG
May 29th, 2020, 10:53 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: KBG going to seed
Replies: 29
Views: 652

Re: KBG going to seed

I wish I had taken pictures before mowing. I had areas of KBG seed heads that looked like I was growing blue rug juniper in my mutt lawn. That was a new level of seed head density.
by TimmyG
May 29th, 2020, 10:48 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Help Identifying Grass Types & Seed Heads
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Help Identifying Grass Types & Seed Heads

Welcome! Did you see KBG seed heads vs Poa Annua seed heads ? The seed heads (inflorescences) in your last picture do appear more open like those of Poa annua , but their even distribution suggests Poa pratensis . Verify by looking at the ligule as suggested in that yearly reminder post by turf_toes.
by TimmyG
May 28th, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Lawn porn, Midnight Monostand
Replies: 20
Views: 559

Re: Lawn porn, Midnight Monostand

prog_dave wrote:
May 28th, 2020, 9:09 am
I need to stop myself from looking at pictures like this. I think I have a pretty nice lawn, but then I see these and feel totally inadequate!
Bazinga!
by TimmyG
May 20th, 2020, 11:07 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: BLSC recipe questions
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: BLSC recipe questions

Correct.
Correct.
Yes to both.

Read:
Soil Conditioner and Kelp Help
BLSC
Re: BLSC and KH Questions (that post and then the whole thread)
by TimmyG
May 19th, 2020, 10:01 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Clovers and Dandelions Fescue?
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Clovers and Dandelions Fescue?

Specifically which Spectracide product? It'll easily kill the dandelions, but a 2,4-D multiway herbicide is unlikely to kill the clover. For that you'll need triclopyr. If the weeds are small, they likely haven't yet overwhelmed and killed the existing adjacent turf plants, so killing the weeds won'...
by TimmyG
May 19th, 2020, 12:15 am
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: Bermuda Weeds Treatment Help
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Re: Bermuda Weeds Treatment Help

The second picture looks like some kind of bluegrass: leaves with boat-shaped tips, panicle infloresensces.
by TimmyG
May 17th, 2020, 12:25 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: What to do with my over 70% crabgrass lawn?
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: What to do with my over 70% crabgrass lawn?

It would seem that Fingdragons has left the building.