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by Pway
Yesterday, 6:45 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2021: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: 2021: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Well not “on” my lawn but related, I started eight 10” Bewitched pots indoors today. It’s probably of more therapeutic value to me than practical but I will use them for bare spots later this spring.
by Pway
December 16th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Question re rock salt and grass
Replies: 15
Views: 675

Re: Question re rock salt and grass

Great wisdom, Morph, thanks. You’re right, with the way 2020 has been its better to be safe. Our latest 2020 event was that our 10’ Christmas tree fell over about 15 minutes after decorating it the other day, breaking a few dozen ornaments including a few that have been in the family for almost 100 ...
by Pway
December 16th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Question re rock salt and grass
Replies: 15
Views: 675

Re: Question re rock salt and grass

I also have rock salt in the garage in case of emergency or moving glaciers. If it's icy, I'm using it. One or two shots shouldn't be much of a problem. Consistent use absolutely would be if the runoff went onto your lawn. In my case, anyway, water runs down the driveway into the street. So for thi...
by Pway
December 16th, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Question re rock salt and grass
Replies: 15
Views: 675

Re: Question re rock salt and grass

Thanks guys, I think I’ll skip the salt.
by Pway
December 16th, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Question re rock salt and grass
Replies: 15
Views: 675

Question re rock salt and grass

I’ve never used rock salt (sodium chloride) on my walk or driveway because I have thought (correctly or incorrectly) that it damages the law. Like many in the Northeast we are getting a show storm later today and tomorrow. I have some rock salt my dad had years ago. Is that okay to scatter some on t...
by Pway
November 28th, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: End O' The Road
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: End O' The Road

Not much growth here either. Like Morph just going to mulch in the last of the leaves Saturday. we can't drop any fertilizer after Nov 15th-end of Mar. State law.........BUT professionals are allowed to drop until Dec 1st...Maybe I'll call my friend who has a landscaping business. I can watch him p...
by Pway
November 23rd, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Spray fungus this time of year?
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Spray fungus this time of year?

Even that's probably overkill. I have rust every year and don't bother doing anything other than noting, "Oh. Rust again." :-) It really is pretty harmless unless it seriously looks like the surface of Mars. If it does--feed the lawn with a fast-release nitrogen fertilizer. Rust can't stand nitroge...
by Pway
November 23rd, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Spray fungus this time of year?
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Spray fungus this time of year?

Rust isn't a major disease and usually doesn't do any appreciable damage. For the most part, it's firmly in the "ignore" column unless it's running wild. Thanks Morpheus. I’m pretty sure I had pythium blight in august but this is different and looks like rust so I’ll probably ignore it and make sur...
by Pway
November 23rd, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Spray fungus this time of year?
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Spray fungus this time of year?

I had fungus problems in august and ended up overseeding much of my front lawn. I had been using azoxystrobin and propicanizol, and also got some serenade. There are two or three patches that are yellow and reddish (rust). Should I spray this again at this late date or just figure the cold weather w...
by Pway
October 31st, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Frost: Right On-Time?
Replies: 32
Views: 1490

Re: Frost: Right On-Time?

We had our first frost last night, one week later than the average first frost and a week earlier than the last two years here.
by Pway
October 19th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 255
Views: 13253

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

Transplanted seven 10” Bewitched pots into bare spots in the lawn.
by Pway
October 17th, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Frost: Right On-Time?
Replies: 32
Views: 1490

Re: Frost: Right On-Time?

No frost here yet our average is October 20. Two years ago actual was November 12. Last year was first week of November.
by Pway
October 9th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Status of POACure? (Updated 02/2020 below)
Replies: 31
Views: 1913

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

Why is it not being released for homeowners? Are there potential environmental problems? Is the active chemical dangerous in some way? There are many products that are only approved for sod farms and golf courses, others for licensed professionals and not residential use. Many people don’t read or ...
by Pway
October 7th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Heritage DF 50 replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Heritage DF 50 replacement

Thanks KnN and HSB3, appreciate the input! I want to be ready going into next year.
by Pway
October 6th, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Heritage DF 50 replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Heritage DF 50 replacement

I have Heritage, propicanazol, and serenade in my fungicide arsenal. My Heritage is DF 50 and I’m just about out of it. I understand that this form of Heritage is no longer available, but there are other options. I’m looking for an azoxystrobin that can be used in a backpack sprayer. I’d appreciate ...
by Pway
October 6th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Best time to kill and reseed?
Replies: 12
Views: 961

Re: Best time to kill and reseed?

Great job! Keep an eye out for any zoysia blades that might have survived. It’ll start to spread again if just a bit wasn’t killed. Looks super
by Pway
October 3rd, 2020, 2:31 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Balancing Watering New Grass and Fungus
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Balancing Watering New Grass and Fungus

I’m not an expert but I’d back off the watering and focus on getting the seedlings that germinated well established. The most recent seed may germinate and even if it does it may or may not get established by winter. I agree that balancing water for seed put down at different times can be a challeng...
by Pway
September 24th, 2020, 5:45 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: jskierko's Fall 2020 Bewitched Front Renovation
Replies: 51
Views: 2127

Re: jskierko's Fall 2020 Bewitched Front Renovation

Day 42 Pics (first mow with rotary mower) https://i.postimg.cc/GBY97QYc/20200924-141741.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/bdqdg1vh/20200924-142636.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/sGfX2CLX/20200924-142724.jpg Great job! Looks awesome. So is your first cut with anything at 42 days (as opposed to first cut with a rot...
by Pway
September 24th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Sprayer options for large hilly yard
Replies: 9
Views: 569

Re: Sprayer options for large hilly yard

I had the S25 and had to replace the pump twice. I gave up on it and bought the My4Sons backpack sprayer, which I like much better.
by Pway
September 24th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation
Replies: 84
Views: 2897

Re: Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation

KnN, Great job! Thanks for taking the time to document and photograph your steps!