Search found 9015 matches

by HoosierLawnGnome
March 17th, 2020, 11:47 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)

And yeah, everybody thinks it's great get to work from home but when you dont leave the house for 3 days.....

Work and private life blend, you end up working nonstop.... you get less exercise...

Wait until its 3 weeks....
by HoosierLawnGnome
March 17th, 2020, 11:45 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)

The only thing I get to do outside my house right now is yardwork.

Thank goodness for this hobby it's my sanity lol
by HoosierLawnGnome
February 24th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tenacity Experience During Seeding/Germination/Young Blades
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Tenacity Experience During Seeding/Germination/Young Blades

Honestly, just follow the label for Tenacity - it's really good.

The first, recommended application after seed down is just about the time things are tillering (new blade shoots). So, that lines right up with what they recommend.
by HoosierLawnGnome
February 24th, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: It's Finally the Day I Consider the Beginning of Spring!!
Replies: 13
Views: 571

Re: It's Finally the Day I Consider the Beginning of Spring!!

I actually cut the areas that get runoff from my sumpline and grow all winter yesterday! Had some reel work done so I needed to make sure it was all ready, perfect opportunity in the mid 50s for a few days. Definitely springing into action around here - bulbs are up, my roses are greening - I moved ...
by HoosierLawnGnome
February 24th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Status of POACure? (Updated 02/2020 below)
Replies: 9
Views: 591

Re: Status of POACure? (Updated 02/2020 below)

Interesting product. I've seen lots of people take multiple seasons to erradicate poa annua, so even if it took a whole season, I can still see that helping in the long run by shaving off seasons, not months.

Nonetheless, that pricepoint is a pretty big barrier!
by HoosierLawnGnome
February 24th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Dormant Seeding Work for you.
Replies: 24
Views: 654

Re: Dormant Seeding Work for you.

In Indiana, I wait a bit after greenup. We often have a late frost that kill things off pretty easily.

And I'm more of a plug guy anyways with KBG. Moved several dozen this past weekend to cover some bare spots.
by HoosierLawnGnome
December 5th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Boston Globe Article on PFAS in Bay State Fertilizer
Replies: 16
Views: 494

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: 391
Views: 11535

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: 376

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: 252

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: 243

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: 391
Views: 11535

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: 391
Views: 11535

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: 101

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: 391
Views: 11535

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.


Image
by HoosierLawnGnome
October 29th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Questions about mulching vs bagging vs throwing
Replies: 2
Views: 258

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: 494

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: 351

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: 66632

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