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by HoosierLawnGnome
May 22nd, 2020, 9:11 pm
Forum: Shade Gardening
Topic: Future hosta bed for HLG??
Replies: 21
Views: 255

Re: Future hosta bed for HLG??

A raccoon or maybe possum tore up about 6 of my hostas, probably looking for worms by the roots
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by HoosierLawnGnome
May 20th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Please help! Fungus / leaf spot??
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Please help! Fungus / leaf spot??

I'm getting alot of conflicting info though about pushing fert with leaf spot You're not getting that in this thread, nor any peer reviewed literature from reputable universities of which I'm aware. Leaf spot (melting out) is encouraged by N fertilization. It's not like rust or dollar spot. If you'...
by HoosierLawnGnome
May 19th, 2020, 9:25 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 143
Views: 4254

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

Hostas. What are you doing to keep the Rats-on-Stilts away? Living next to a much easier to acquire food source like hundreds of acres of corn and soybeans. We get some deer traffic, but they dont hang out long. This winter one cleaned off my rosebuds. Had this other day: https://i.postimg.cc/v4353...
by HoosierLawnGnome
May 19th, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: Shade Gardening
Topic: Future hosta bed for HLG??
Replies: 21
Views: 255

Re: Future hosta bed for HLG??

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Planted the rest tonight. Got well over 100. Only a half dozen didn't come in, had some stragglers.

Really looking forward to how it turns out. Need to trim and do some glyphosate still.

My empress wu looks bad.
by HoosierLawnGnome
May 19th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 143
Views: 4254

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

Hostas.

Put up 3 golf pins.

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by HoosierLawnGnome
May 19th, 2020, 8:35 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Please help! Fungus / leaf spot??
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Please help! Fungus / leaf spot??

One thing that will help is sharpening the blades. Those tips look shredded a bit.

You are hitting it about as hard as you can with fungicide. Maybe back off the fert and let it dry out a bit.
by HoosierLawnGnome
May 19th, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Snow on May 9th? Really?
Replies: 23
Views: 484

Re: Snow on May 9th? Really?

My roses arent doing well. At all. Worse by the day.

I regret not putting a tarp over them.
by HoosierLawnGnome
May 19th, 2020, 5:45 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Please help! Fungus / leaf spot??
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Please help! Fungus / leaf spot??

Probably?

It's that time of year for fungus. What's your fungus preventative approach?
by HoosierLawnGnome
May 17th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Struggling to control fungus
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: Struggling to control fungus

Make sure your mower is cutting well. I see some brown tips in your top pic.

A wounded plant is more susceptible to desease.
by HoosierLawnGnome
May 17th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fungus? Does it require treatment?
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Fungus? Does it require treatment?

Now is a good time to hit with fungicide anyways.

ETA: Every spring i get hit with that and apply Propacanazole. Works well for my situation.

I'll do two apps, one spring and fall.
by HoosierLawnGnome
May 17th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: Leveling sand
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Leveling sand

Use masonry sand. The smaller particles help.
by HoosierLawnGnome
May 17th, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: TruCut 20” assembly
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: TruCut 20” assembly

Man, not much advice here other than get the service manual and reassemble.

If that's over your head 400 to save days of work would be a win in my book.

They sold you refurbished parts, not a refurbished mower. That pile of guts wont mow. I'd be unhappy.
by HoosierLawnGnome
May 17th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Regrading Lawn
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Regrading Lawn

You want to end up with a smooth surface. A harley rake is more for tearing up surface material, which helps get the material ready to move and rids you of thatch etc.

I'd see if they are going to drag it to finish it. Or you can save some money if you buy one and pull it with your own tractor.
by HoosierLawnGnome
May 17th, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Bombri's 2015 New Home Renovation
Replies: 28
Views: 885

Re: Bombri's 2015 New Home Renovation

That looks great!
by HoosierLawnGnome
May 17th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Snow on May 9th? Really?
Replies: 23
Views: 484

Re: Snow on May 9th? Really?

The new growth on my boxwoods got hit too. I'll have to trim it off.
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by HoosierLawnGnome
May 16th, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Shade Gardening
Topic: Future hosta bed for HLG??
Replies: 21
Views: 255

Re: Future hosta bed for HLG??

Man I love hostas. Be careful - I stopped counting when I got to 700 of them. Yeah, I can see why. Very rewarding! My empress wu is here, suffering. I pulled off the yellow or white leaves. I want a hug plant in 5 years so I hope it makes it! Only a few of the roots don't look to be coming in. Win....
by HoosierLawnGnome
May 16th, 2020, 7:50 pm
Forum: Shade Gardening
Topic: Future hosta bed for HLG??
Replies: 21
Views: 255

Re: Future hosta bed for HLG??

I should add, I bought an Empress Wu, and it is looking yellowed, very bad. I feel I planted it well. Lots of compost, peat moss, mixed with native soil. No fertilizer. We've had great rain for it.

But we had a late frost right after I planted it. I'm worried.
by HoosierLawnGnome
May 16th, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Shade Gardening
Topic: Future hosta bed for HLG??
Replies: 21
Views: 255

Re: Future hosta bed for HLG??

Any Hosta coming up yet, HLG? YES! My expectations have been exceeded! 80% are coming in. Most that havent have been dug up by rabbits or squirrels. https://i.postimg.cc/yD4zLd1Z/20200514-113908.jpg I still have a dozen in the fridge to fill in with. Man I love hostas. I need to hit the area with g...
by HoosierLawnGnome
May 16th, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Snow on May 9th? Really?
Replies: 23
Views: 484

Re: Snow on May 9th? Really?

P.S. the hydrangeas I transplanted to make room for hostas are probably dead.
by HoosierLawnGnome
May 16th, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Snow on May 9th? Really?
Replies: 23
Views: 484

Re: Snow on May 9th? Really?

We got hit with 27F after mothers day. My roses took it on the chin.

Latest frost on record.

Around here they always say dont plant annuals until Mothers Day.

Throw that one out.