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by OldGlory
January 24th, 2018, 2:46 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Spring Fertilizer Plan For Fall Slackers?
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Spring Fertilizer Plan For Fall Slackers?

I know you asked about fertilizer but spring gets me thinking about pre-emergents.
by OldGlory
June 15th, 2017, 12:41 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Honda HRX 217 Suction issue
Replies: 65
Views: 8212

Re: Honda HRX 217 Suction issue

I have owned both Honda and Toro. The Toro mulches better and has more suction. The cut is better when mulching on the Toro. It picks up sticks and twigs. The Honda does not. I like the controls on the Honda better and I like the plastic deck. When mulching the Honda does miss a few blades. This app...
by OldGlory
May 16th, 2017, 8:41 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Spring 2016 Renovation
Replies: 31
Views: 1854

Re: Spring 2016 Renovation

Front came in nicely

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by OldGlory
May 9th, 2017, 4:24 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: dangers of human sewage sludge in fertilizing products?
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: dangers of human sewage sludge in fertilizing products?

I don't use Milo in my vegetable garden because of this. Its lawn and shrubs only for my yard.
by OldGlory
April 24th, 2017, 4:56 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2017: What did you do on your lawn today?
Replies: 1435
Views: 36180

Re: 2017: What did you do on your lawn today?

First mow and finished cleaning up the sticks and leaves.
by OldGlory
April 21st, 2017, 2:49 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Any reason for large sticks to be buried in a yard?
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Any reason for large sticks to be buried in a yard?

Indian Burial Ground like in Poltergeist?
by OldGlory
April 15th, 2017, 9:15 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Forsythia Watch
Replies: 91
Views: 2860

Re: Forsythia Watch

Bloomed yesterday for us in North Shore MA
by OldGlory
April 9th, 2017, 5:33 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2017: What did you do on your lawn today?
Replies: 1435
Views: 36180

Re: 2017: What did you do on your lawn today?

Raked and mulched the last of the oak leaves that held on through most of the winter. Picked up a winter's worth of dog poop. filling a 5 gallon bucket.

Raked then spread tupersan, Blueberry KBG seed, and milo in the front.
by OldGlory
March 29th, 2017, 4:51 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Toro updates TimeMaster Engine
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Toro updates TimeMaster Engine

The old version was under powered. Hopefully the new engine fixes this issue. http://www.lawnandlandscape.com/article/ll-111416-toro-timemaster-briggs/ Toro has unveiled a new engine in Toro TimeMaster 30" mowers. New models are now equipped with a Briggs & Stratton Professional Series 1000 engine, ...
by OldGlory
March 25th, 2017, 11:36 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Who's Still Dealing with (Real) Snow?
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Who's Still Dealing with (Real) Snow?

Still snow covered in North Coast of MA. Raining the next few days so it will hopefully be gone.
by OldGlory
March 21st, 2017, 5:28 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Other hobbies?
Replies: 13
Views: 464

Re: Other hobbies?

Skiing, I run gates in the NASTAR course at Cranmore in NH. Shooting rifles and pistols at my local range. Saltwater fishing for stripers and tuna.
by OldGlory
December 12th, 2016, 4:24 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Lawsuit for truck ruts in lawn?
Replies: 22
Views: 3199

Re: Lawsuit for truck ruts in lawn?

LT I would have been pissed. I would have either called the cops and filed for a restraining order or started smashing windows with a bat. Though probably not the best reactions. If he had just explained that where you parked made it difficult for his wife I'm sure you could have found another spot....
by OldGlory
December 8th, 2016, 11:16 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Put a Fork In It (and Then Grade It)
Replies: 19
Views: 904

Re: Put a Fork In It (and Then Grade It)

Tough year with the drought. Grade C overall. Front Yard Reno was a challenge. Was hoping for a nice wet spring to help it along. Had to rely on my irrigation system since mother nature was so stingy with rain. It took a very long time to fill in and I still have some bare spots where I could not ge...
by OldGlory
November 28th, 2016, 3:43 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2016: What did you do to or on your lawn today?
Replies: 1905
Views: 60035

Re: 2016: What did you do to or on your lawn today?

Final cut and leaf mulch of the season. Ran the mower dry and stored it for the winter.
by OldGlory
November 1st, 2016, 1:25 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Suggestions....Massachusetts Cultivar for next year?
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Suggestions....Massachusetts Cultivar for next year?

I did 50% Blueberry 25% Midnight 25% Bewitched. Coming in nicely.
by OldGlory
October 12th, 2016, 8:38 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Need help with an idea for my hill
Replies: 20
Views: 670

Re: Need help with an idea for my hill

I worked on a golf course and used a fly mow. They are not the best...but they get the job done. Only thing that worked on the back of high tee boxes.
by OldGlory
October 12th, 2016, 2:52 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Fertilizer Spreaders - Let me Complain
Replies: 13
Views: 789

Re: Fertilizer Spreaders - Let me Complain

I have this: https://www.amazon.com/Scotts-Pro-EdgeGuard-Broadcast-Spreader/dp/B004TTB0QG The edge guard works ok and does help to keep fertilizer off of driveways and out of flower beds. If you watch your disbursement pattern you can ensure good coverage with little waste. There should be some over...
by OldGlory
October 11th, 2016, 7:56 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Dormant reseeding or spring reseeding ?
Replies: 15
Views: 666

Re: Dormant reseeding or spring reseeding ?

I did both this year. I had some extra seed so I threw it down in late December. Not all of it germinated but I did get about a 35% patchy success rate. It only helped my spring reno efforts. Used granular Starter/Tenacity at seed down in the spring with no noticeable negative effects on the dormant...
by OldGlory
October 10th, 2016, 8:46 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: The New Canadian Geese?
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: The New Canadian Geese?

They make the news around here at least once a year...Turkeys terrorizing a neighborhood. Mailmen attacked. Turkeys chasing adults. I never understood that. If a turkey attacked me it would be on the carving board that night. https://www.boston.com/news/animals/2016/09/07/turkeys-attacking-people-in...