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by Green
December 13th, 2020, 11:45 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 255
Views: 12951

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

[quote=MorpheusPA post_id=344958 time=1607886912 user_id=112] [quote=Tarank post_id=344957 time=1607831595 user_id=9229] winterized with 2 lbs/k urea. Finished putting it down minutes before about a half inch of rain fell! Pretty late this year but the ground isn't frozen. Hopefully it's not wasted....
by Green
December 13th, 2020, 11:34 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Castor oil question
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Castor oil question

Is Castor oil supposed to have a noticeable scent? I used some today for vole repellent for the first time ever. The product I bought was marketed as a repellent. But I barely noticed any smell from it. Is that typical?
by Green
December 12th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How many weeks when it's green again?
Replies: 16
Views: 647

Re: How many weeks when it's green again?

How did it go this Fall?
Sometimes it takes until the following Spring for full recovery, though.
by Green
December 12th, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fertilizer
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Fertilizer

Morph,

You didn't mention Eastward (Southern New England) but for anyone reading, I'll add that I find that having a methylene urea component to the winterizer is helpful where I am specifically.

Polymer coated urea, not so much. It doesn't do well with the repeated freeze-thaw cycles we get here.
by Green
December 12th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Generic mesotrione?
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Generic mesotrione?

Yeah, with Tenacity being about the same cost, I saw no reason go generic. Now, maybe if you were buying a gallon, the savings ($64?) would be a factor. But unless you have a huge yard, you won't be buying that much.
by Green
December 12th, 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Scotts Moss Control (Fe) questions
Replies: 18
Views: 679

Re: Scotts Moss Control (Fe) questions

From my research, moss control tends to be optimal in late Winter or early Spring, before the reproduction phase really gets going. That way, you break the cycle and have better control. Same idea as killing a broadleaf weed before it makes seeds.
by Green
November 29th, 2020, 9:31 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Longer/Deeper Topics for Off-Season?
Replies: 29
Views: 783

Re: Longer/Deeper Topics for Off-Season?

[quote=northeastlawn post_id=344774 time=1605539800 user_id=5185] I'd be interested in more info on how to handle KBG and TTTF growing in shadier conditions also. It doesn't have to be a formula for miracle in a bottle, just the practices it takes to succeed when dealing with shade. [/quote] If you ...
by Green
November 29th, 2020, 9:25 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Final Urea App Question....
Replies: 22
Views: 680

Re: Final Urea App Question....

Morph, I feel like your rhetorical question about "why should we expect a difference with one more app if we've already maxed out N?" Is a reason a lot of people have skipped their winterizing app. I've seen some guidance from the heavy-duty researchers advising no N in the period when soil temps ar...
by Green
November 29th, 2020, 3:19 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Final Urea App Question....
Replies: 22
Views: 680

Re: Final Urea App Question....

Very interesting discussion here. I've been following the studies myself for a couple of years now. As I see it, the major issue in question indeed boils down to "how much Nitrogen gets taken up, and how much does not". And there have been an experiment or two using labeled N to discern that. As you...
by Green
September 13th, 2020, 10:50 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Help: Concentration units and dilutions - For Morph (or anyone who is knowledgeable about Chemistry)
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Help: Concentration units and dilutions - For Morph (or anyone who is knowledgeable about Chemistry)

One thing to note is that the CDC does not state that benzalkonium chloride reliably kills COVID-19 (quite the opposite, actually). May I recommend ethanol as well? That's interesting...but I'm targeting making an exact replica of the pre-made wipes that everyone has been using. It does list human ...
by Green
September 11th, 2020, 9:56 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Help: Concentration units and dilutions - For Morph (or anyone who is knowledgeable about Chemistry)
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Help: Concentration units and dilutions - For Morph (or anyone who is knowledgeable about Chemistry)

You're going to need to be a lot more specific. :-) Ok, I'm dealing with QUATs. (Making my own disinfecting wipes.) The Clorox brand wipes state 0.184% of both Benalkonium Chloride and Dimethyl Ethylbenzyl Ammonium Chloride. But I'm not sure if that's per volume...? I have stock solution that is 10...
by Green
September 10th, 2020, 11:06 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: ProCare Natural Fertilizer
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: ProCare Natural Fertilizer

Interesting. What state is this stuff from? And did your respective stores still have Millo alongside it? I'm not picky...just curious.
by Green
September 10th, 2020, 10:45 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Green: 2020 Soil Tests
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Green: 2020 Soil Tests

Thanks, Andy. I got some Sul-Po-Mag for some of my apps...one bag...and will buy more SOP next year.
by Green
September 10th, 2020, 10:43 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Help: Concentration units and dilutions - For Morph (or anyone who is knowledgeable about Chemistry)
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Help: Concentration units and dilutions - For Morph (or anyone who is knowledgeable about Chemistry)

I'm diluting a stock solution of a disinfecting product into distilled H20. I cannot figure out what the percentages listed on products actually mean... I assumed it was in terms of V/V. If so, I could use (C1)(V1) = (C2)(V2). And it would be straight forward. I checked some MSDS sheets, and they do...
by Green
September 10th, 2020, 10:32 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is this the correct plan for killing bentgrass with tenacity?
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: Is this the correct plan for killing bentgrass with tenacity?

Are you sure it's not Nimblewill, or that some could be? If so, you really need to be on it ASAP, before it goes dormant. I'm in the middle of that right now. Otherwise, the only thing I'll add is spray subsequent apps when it goes very white from the previous app, making sure to use your NIS.
by Green
September 10th, 2020, 10:28 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How many weeks when it's green again?
Replies: 16
Views: 647

Re: How many weeks when it's green again?

Quick question:
You state you did water somewhat. Was this just to prevent it from potentially dying in an extended period without rain?

Also, please continue posting updates as it recovers. Always nice to see the followups.
by Green
September 7th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weed I.d.
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Weed I.d.

Prostrate Knotweed...not Spurge, because the leaves are alternating. Best thing you can do is to apply several rounds of pre and post emergents that are labeled for it starting in late Winter or very early Spring as soon as the ground thaws. But some pre emergents are better than others. I controlle...
by Green
September 6th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Still have time to see in SW pa?
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Still have time to see in SW pa?

Good luck. I am seeding tomorrow on my reno area. I'm like a month late, considering the area gets shade (which is not ideal for KBG anyway). Not sure how it's going to work, but you're not the only one. Southern PA has more time left than Central CT anyway...an additional 2 weeks or so. You're not ...
by Green
September 6th, 2020, 9:19 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Source for Urea or AS in CT?
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Source for Urea or AS in CT?

Yeah, Valley Green tends to be excellent. Never been to the Norwalk location, but they're all the same roughly. There is also SiteOne. And I've heard of a place near your area called TreeLand, that some members use.
by Green
September 6th, 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fenoxaprop Calculation Help
Replies: 10
Views: 423

Re: Fenoxaprop Calculation Help

Wally, I got the same stuff, with the intention of killing what I believe is a Paspalum of some type. I'm not going to overthink it...my plan is to mix up the amount that is supposed to be used in 1,000 square feet in water. Usually, things tend to default to one gallon, so it's probably not far off...