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by HoosierLawnGnome
December 5th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Boston Globe Article on PFAS in Bay State Fertilizer
Replies: 12
Views: 227

Re: Boston Globe Article on PFAS in Bay State Fertilizer

Ship all your unwanted BSF to me for safe disposal!
by HoosierLawnGnome
December 5th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 388
Views: 11259

Re: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Put a fork in it. Dropped 50 lbs urea yesterday by hand and cut today for the last time. Now to get the reels dropped off and serviced.
by HoosierLawnGnome
November 30th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How Do You Rate The 2019 Season For Your Lawn?
Replies: 20
Views: 311

Re: How Do You Rate The 2019 Season For Your Lawn?

C+

My turf species just doesn't do well over the summer as short as it gets cut. I'm doing some things to mod my reels to get them up a bit higher.
by HoosierLawnGnome
November 24th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Snow has melted. Too late for last feeding?
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: Snow has melted. Too late for last feeding?

Nope not crazy. We had snow cover for 2 days and I am still cutting
by HoosierLawnGnome
November 15th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: I want to defy The Pause.
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: I want to defy The Pause.

I say trust your gut and go for it. Youre right theres no real winter for you.

Ebb and flow with the turf. Give it rest when its slowing down. Ground temps have a big effect on what it does.
by HoosierLawnGnome
November 9th, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 388
Views: 11259

Re: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Mowed, trimmed, edged. The tractor I use to mulch finally died I think.
by HoosierLawnGnome
November 4th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 388
Views: 11259

Re: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Need to mulch leaves and mow, may reapply triclopyr for some clover
by HoosierLawnGnome
November 2nd, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Likeasponge Food Plot 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: Likeasponge Food Plot 2019

Good deal! I hunt and I planted clover and apple trees to help without introducing non native species.

They also feast on the acorns.

On the area I hunt there is so much food I'm not sure it helps all that much, so I just try to supply something different.
by HoosierLawnGnome
November 2nd, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 388
Views: 11259

Re: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Still mowing weekly.

Put out FAS, triclopyr, urea, lots of mulching over the last week or so.


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by HoosierLawnGnome
October 29th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Questions about mulching vs bagging vs throwing
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Questions about mulching vs bagging vs throwing

You need to mow often enough that you aren't taking off that much. Yes, if your machine mulches moderately well, you will not have to worry about blade buildup on the surface. In the rare scenario where you are gone on vacation etc and have to take off a lot at once, a double cut with mulching blade...
by HoosierLawnGnome
October 29th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Compare and save glyphosphate
Replies: 19
Views: 488

Re: Compare and save glyphosphate

FWIW, I tried some 15-20 year old glyphosate out on some sidewalk plants and it did jack squat. It had been stored in an unconditioned garage in Indiana.
by HoosierLawnGnome
October 29th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Lawn companies apparently love fertilizing during the pause
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Lawn companies apparently love fertilizing during the pause

I see the opposite around here. They stop fertilizing too soon, often. Maybe it's the difference in local law re: Nitrogen??

Here, our soil doesn't lend itself to leaching many nutrients so applying fertilizer in late November isn't a big problem.
by HoosierLawnGnome
October 26th, 2019, 10:58 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall Nitrogen Regimens
Replies: 1127
Views: 66523

Re: Fall Nitrogen Regimens

Cant split hairs. I've never had perfect timing. A few days ago I put down urea, then applied FAS and triclopyr. Grass definitely growing and no frost yet but it's coming. On the later side of the pause here traditionally but I think the turf needed it and little risk of frost killing new growth rn
by HoosierLawnGnome
October 4th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall Lime Application
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Re: Fall Lime Application

Yes, as long as the ground is not frozen
by HoosierLawnGnome
October 1st, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is fall happening or not??
Replies: 27
Views: 1129

Re: Is fall happening or not??

93F today.

So hot I haven't been able to do more than one app of urea. But this weekend should be high of 60 plus.
by HoosierLawnGnome
October 1st, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Grub Destruction - Recovery?
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Grub Destruction - Recovery?

Yikes that is bad. For the thin areas apply small doses of N regularly and water to nurse it back. For the bare areas, preach the benefits of grubex to your neighbor for next year, and reseed or preferably sod it this late of you can match it. Jscar up the surface a lot to take out the pre emergent....
by HoosierLawnGnome
September 30th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: Is this Quack Weed In St. Augustine Grass
Replies: 6
Views: 57

Re: Is this Quack Weed In St. Augustine Grass

Quack grass? I dont think so.

Maybe wild onion???? A little fuzzy
by HoosierLawnGnome
September 30th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: New mower - much better cut
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: New mower - much better cut

Well done!
by HoosierLawnGnome
September 30th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: I want to say something to the neighbor..but..
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: I want to say something to the neighbor..but..

Wait until they ask you how you take care of your lawn so well, then offer short, to the point, simple advice.

Unfortunately many view lawns as a competition so they are reticent to be tutored.