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by ken-n-nancy
November 13th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Why new grass different colors?
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: Why new grass different colors?

I seeded a new turf type tall fescue lawn about 2 months ago. 4th gen millennium. I don't understand why it's growing faster and is a darker color where I dug the irrigation ditches. I did a thorough site prep including roundup of old weed yard, rototill, soil pulverizer/cultipacker, then carefully...
by ken-n-nancy
November 7th, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Some lawn growing, some lawn stopped. Questions.
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Some lawn growing, some lawn stopped. Questions.

1. Growth has stopped in the non-irrigated sections, but the irrigated portion is still growing. Is this normal? I gave all of the aforementioned detail because there are a lot of factors at play this year. When you say that growth has stopped in the non-irrigated sections, is the grass still green...
by ken-n-nancy
November 3rd, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Artists?
Replies: 83
Views: 2811

Re: Artists?

I spent a bit of time having fun over the weekend while watching horror movies (the bloodier the better). Nothing stressful or particularly difficult, just playing with color and late fall-style images. The second I liked well enough to mount in a gallery frame and put up for the month. https://i.p...
by ken-n-nancy
November 3rd, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Should I mow high or low when mulching leaves?
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Re: Should I mow high or low when mulching leaves?

I just mow at whatever height is appropriate for the grass, and the leaves get mulched up just fine from that height...
by ken-n-nancy
October 31st, 2020, 11:35 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Lawn Stripes in the Snow!
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Lawn Stripes in the Snow!

Today, I observed a phenomenon I don't recall ever having seen before... As yesterday's snow started melting in the sun and the 45F temperatures, stripes from the wheel tracks of my recent mowings started to appear in the snow! Honestly, there wasn't any new "striping" on the lawn after the snow -- ...
by ken-n-nancy
October 30th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation
Replies: 84
Views: 2412

Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation - 2020-10-30 - First Snow...

We were too busy these last couple of days to take our next weekly photos, having only had sufficient time a couple days ago to blow off the leaves and mow the grass with the manual reel mower. We were planning to get pictures today... at least the color is comparatively uniform, apart from the fall...
by ken-n-nancy
October 25th, 2020, 12:45 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation
Replies: 84
Views: 2412

Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation - 2020-10-21 - Day 56 Reno Photos

Busy leaf-fall time is definitely in progress! We blew many leaves off the renovation area today in order to be able to mow. Not even a quarter of the leaves have fallen yet, so we'll be continuing to clear leaves for a couple weeks until most of them are off the trees. Still mowing with the Fiskars...
by ken-n-nancy
October 21st, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation
Replies: 84
Views: 2412

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

Thanks! That’s kind of what I figured. The first few mows I bagged everything. Now that it’s a little bit established I’ve been mulching. (Plus it saves me from stopping to dump those bags!) I didn’t mean to hijack your thread...I apologize. Thank you again for your thoughts! Not a hijack at all --...
by ken-n-nancy
October 21st, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation
Replies: 84
Views: 2412

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

In that situation with the leaves...what are you going to do? Blow/mulch them off immediately? I ask out of curiosity and prep. I came home today and had leaves covering the area and I went out and mowed it the reno. (Keep in mind I’m trying to time one last Urea app before rain come) The ‘prep’ pa...
by ken-n-nancy
October 18th, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation
Replies: 84
Views: 2412

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

Last night was the first frost we had on our lawn; our "average first frost" is September 26th, so this is later than usual for us. Even last night, the frost was only in the "sunny" areas that have the greatest sky exposure. The newly-renovated portion of the lawn didn't have any frost on the grass...
by ken-n-nancy
October 18th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Frost: Right On-Time?
Replies: 32
Views: 1242

Re: Frost: Right On-Time?

Last night was the first frost we had on our lawn; our "average first frost" is September 26th, so this is later than usual for us. Even last night, the frost was only in the "sunny" areas that have the greatest sky exposure. The newly-renovated portion of the lawn didn't have any frost on the grass...
by ken-n-nancy
October 17th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Frost: Right On-Time?
Replies: 32
Views: 1242

Re: Frost: Right On-Time?

My average first frost date is Oct 19th according to Dave's site. In 2019, it was on the 19th, 2018 was the 30th and this morning I woke up to a pretty solid frost out front on the yard. Looks like I'm officially in the Pause. Good record-keeping. Just want to mention that if your average first fro...
by ken-n-nancy
October 17th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Frost: Right On-Time?
Replies: 32
Views: 1242

Re: Frost: Right On-Time?

+1 on the "Average First Frost Date" being much more important for cool-season lawns than the actual first frost date. Our "Average First Frost Date" is Sept 26th. We haven't yet had an actual first frost here in Southern NH, although we just barely missed it on a pair of nights a few weeks ago, eve...
by ken-n-nancy
October 16th, 2020, 10:25 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: New lawn help
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: New lawn help

MorpheusPA wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 9:53 pm
And even without it? Look across the street and tell me it already doesn't look ten thousand times better than...whatever that is.
OK, the above had me cracking up. I hadn't even noticed the "whatever that is" across the street until you mentioned it!
by ken-n-nancy
October 16th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Grass identification and advice on next steps
Replies: 41
Views: 1305

Re: Grass identification and advice on next steps

In the aforementioned non-irrigated parts of my lawn, I had a large die off this year caused by drought. Then last week, raccoons or skunks tore that part of the lawn to shreds. I have a game camera on this and the lawn looked like a bulldozer went over it overnight. Did the game camera catch a pic...
by ken-n-nancy
October 16th, 2020, 8:12 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation
Replies: 84
Views: 2412

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

Congratulations, this looks beautiful. Thanks! It really photographs better than it looks in person. Looks really good! You guys do a great job documenting your renovation. It really helps others see what it takes to do a renovation. Thanks, gryd. Your renovations in the past were a big motivator f...
by ken-n-nancy
October 14th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation
Replies: 84
Views: 2412

Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation - 2020-10-14 - Reno Day 49 Photo Update

This afternoon, we both had an opportunity to work on the lawn together, so Nancy donned the backpack blower and Ken pushed the mower. It was an awesome autumn afternoon for being outdoors and enjoying some fresh air! The pics look a lot better than usual. I generally wait until late in the day to t...
by ken-n-nancy
October 13th, 2020, 10:30 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Stack316 half backyard renovation 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 983

Re: Stack316 half backyard renovation 2020

Hmm. I'm guessing that something may have been sitting there on top of the grass which caused that damage. But what, I have no idea. Hoping somebody else can ID it... and looking forward to having you tell us eventually if nobody manages to guess correctly... Lost power, and set up my generator on ...
by ken-n-nancy
October 13th, 2020, 10:28 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How much fertilizer should I put down now
Replies: 63
Views: 2308

Re: How much fertilizer should I put down now

andy10917 wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 2:16 pm
walk the lawn, listen to what the grass is telling you, and make your decisions of what to do
8-)
by ken-n-nancy
October 13th, 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How much fertilizer should I put down now
Replies: 63
Views: 2308

Re: How much fertilizer should I put down now

WOW, I was wrong the whole time. I wasn't aware there is an ideal limit of N we should put during spring time. Thanks a lot! One more thing to mention, though, is that all of these recommendations, and guidelines, and schedules, and plans are not set in stone. There are ranges of good / better / be...