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by ReD-BaRoN
May 25th, 2020, 10:53 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Can this tree be saved?
Replies: 0
Views: 364

Can this tree be saved?

This looks like some kind or ornamental birch? It started “dying” from the top last fall. This spring it looks like it’s completely dead, but there are some branches that have new leaves, but they are shriveling. I’ve taken a number of pictures, not quite sure what I’m up against, or if it’s time to...
by ReD-BaRoN
May 24th, 2020, 8:51 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: ReD-BaRoN Spring 2020 Soil Test
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: ReD-BaRoN Spring 2020 Soil Test

Thanks Andy, Sorry for the delay...I still have some micros and will get some more when needed, so I’m interested in having that in the plan. Re: fert, am I targeting 1lb N per application (once a month)? So: May starter at 1lb of N per k June milo at bag rate July starter at 1lb of N per K .... Tha...
by ReD-BaRoN
May 14th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: ReD-BaRoN Spring 2020 Soil Test
Replies: 5
Views: 116

ReD-BaRoN Spring 2020 Soil Test

Hey Folks, Skips the last two of these. Now I'm back. Please see my report below. Thanks! Size 25k, consider myself experienced, want think green lawn. Mostly Nomix, but some sections renoed with Bewitched, which is one/two years old now depending on the section. Links to previous years: 2017 - http...
by ReD-BaRoN
September 23rd, 2018, 4:06 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: KBGKA side yard new lawn
Replies: 53
Views: 1674

Re: KBGKA side yard new lawn

KBGkicksazz wrote:
September 22nd, 2018, 8:53 pm
Day 21 getting very good growth so I gave it a feeding.
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What did you feed with? Did you use starter at drop time?
by ReD-BaRoN
September 18th, 2018, 6:38 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Thoughts on what's happening here?
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Thoughts on what's happening here?

Yeah, that’s certainly possible, I’ll dial it back. Hopefully Mother Nature helps too, lots of rain forecasted .
by ReD-BaRoN
September 17th, 2018, 6:15 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Thoughts on what's happening here?
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Thoughts on what's happening here?

New reno, about a month in. Bewitched mono. Compost at about an inch, seed down, lite spread of peat moss, tenacity, stater per bag rate. Just started noticing this today. Any ideas? It was growing great, but this has me concerned. No one walks on this grass so it should be damage from that. https:/...
by ReD-BaRoN
August 26th, 2018, 9:35 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Q re: Tenacity at seed time
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Q re: Tenacity at seed time

I’m about to put seed down on my backyard reno. When using Tenacity at seed time, do you use it before or after the seed goes down, and then before or after the top dressing? I'm guessing after top dressing (thin layer of peat) to take out any weed seeds that might be in it?
by ReD-BaRoN
August 18th, 2018, 9:14 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: What to put on top?
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: What to put on top?

Dark, awesome recommendation, I didn’t realize they have these rollers.
by ReD-BaRoN
August 16th, 2018, 9:37 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: KBGKA side yard new lawn
Replies: 53
Views: 1674

Re: KBGKA side yard new lawn

KBGKA, what rate will you be putting town the Tenacity at seed time?
by ReD-BaRoN
August 16th, 2018, 9:33 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: What to put on top?
Replies: 7
Views: 227

What to put on top?

I'm about to move forward with seeding. Are there any recommendations for what to put over the seeds, if anything? I've had bad experience with straw, mostly that it didn't fully decompose and left things very patchy. Any good products out there?
by ReD-BaRoN
June 11th, 2018, 6:52 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Chapin 63985 Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 197

Chapin 63985 Sale

I’ve been watching this sprayer for a long time and this is the lowest it’s gotten - 114 plus tax, with on-page coupon. Chapin 63985 4-Gallon 20-volt Wide Mouth Battery Backpack Sprayer, Powered by Black & Decker, 4-Gallon (1 Sprayer/Package) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Q03MMDO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i...
by ReD-BaRoN
December 5th, 2017, 6:52 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Central Mass - Did I miss the winterizer opportunity?
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Central Mass - Did I miss the winterizer opportunity?

Life got in the way of winterizing this year, but we really haven't had a deep freeze in the Worcester county area of Mass. Is it too late, and would I be wasting time and money putting it down now?
by ReD-BaRoN
September 16th, 2017, 3:19 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Sprayer Wand
Replies: 47
Views: 5119

Re: Sprayer Wand

DFW, I've love to understand how the 8004VS Tee Jet nozzle works for you with a 15psi cf valve. I can only get a tiny stream with 15psi cf, and the Tee Jet chart doesn't show any psi numbers lower than 30 for this particular nozzle. w/o the CF valve I get a nice uniform spray. This combination just ...
by ReD-BaRoN
July 26th, 2017, 10:42 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Sprayer Wand
Replies: 47
Views: 5119

Re: Sprayer Wand

Yeah, taking out the the valve works.
by ReD-BaRoN
July 26th, 2017, 8:38 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Sprayer Wand
Replies: 47
Views: 5119

Re: Sprayer Wand

I tried the combo listed by DFW on a 2 gallon Round Up sprayer,
however, I can't get anything past the 15 psi control valve. Is it possible the Round Up sprayer doesn't generate more than 15 psi?
by ReD-BaRoN
April 22nd, 2017, 10:53 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: ReD-BaRoN's soil test - Spring 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: ReD-BaRoN's soil test - Spring 2017

Thanks, Andy,

I'll keep the same regimen in place.

Nothing of real concern at this point. I think the lawn is in "fair" shape for the amount of time I'm able to dedicate to it. I know I can always do more and get it better, but time is usually not on my side.
by ReD-BaRoN
April 20th, 2017, 11:53 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: ReD-BaRoN's soil test - Spring 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 91

ReD-BaRoN's soil test - Spring 2017

Hey folks, Hope everyone is doing well. Here's my spring 2017 test. Hoping folks have some time to take a look. https://s7.postimg.cc/73ercs3dj/bd-_Soil-20170420.jpg Link to 2016 soil test: https://aroundtheyard.com/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=19532&p=268149#p268149 . Thanks in advance for any guid...
by ReD-BaRoN
September 19th, 2016, 7:19 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: BayState Fertilizer - Cheap Milorganite Alternative
Replies: 52
Views: 12007

Re: BayState Fertilizer - Cheap Milorganite Alternative

Ooooh fancy new bags!