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by ken-n-nancy
59 minutes ago
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 143
Views: 4259

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

I was scheduled to mow today, but by the time I was ready to do so, it was the hottest part of the day, so I decided I would wait for tomorrow. However, I did check to see if the chipmunk holes I had filled in a couple days ago remained clear. Unfortunately, a few of them have been dug back out agai...
by ken-n-nancy
Yesterday, 12:58 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 143
Views: 4259

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

Walked the lawn to see if the chipmunk holes I filled a few days ago have remained filled. So far, so good, although I also spotted a hole that I think I missed filling previously (hopefully I just missed it before and it isn't a new one!) Also mixed up a gallon of 2,4-D in order to have some to spo...
by ken-n-nancy
July 3rd, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 143
Views: 4259

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

nclawnguy wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 7:51 pm
Mowed. Not bad for July 3rd.

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Looks downright awesome for NC in July!!!
by ken-n-nancy
July 2nd, 2020, 11:02 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 2019-20 complete yard implantation
Replies: 10
Views: 69

Re: 2019-20 complete yard implantation

reverseration wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 4:59 pm
... The backyard however was….rough.
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Yeah, that looks like a big challenge! Can't wait to see how this turns out...
by ken-n-nancy
July 2nd, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Bought a New Lawn Mower -- Cub Cadet SC100H -- Long Term Review
Replies: 0
Views: 16

Bought a New Lawn Mower -- Cub Cadet SC100H -- Long Term Review

I'm hoping I don't end up regretting this, but I actually bought a new rotary lawn mower.  I'm still a little surprised.  I'm also still expecting it to be a disappointment in the long run, but I guess we'll find out. I've always been a fan of cheap basic rotary mowers.  As a teenager, I mowed lawns...
by ken-n-nancy
July 2nd, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 143
Views: 4259

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

pristinegreen75 We are in a drought. Hadn't had any rain for weeks....weeks! Either my grass in the front went dormant or it's fried. :shock: I have zero shade for the bulk of it. The rain is helping the dry soil. Of course the humidity is not helping. I'm probably going to have to overseed in Augu...
by ken-n-nancy
July 2nd, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: ECUPirate 2020 Reno
Replies: 6
Views: 72

Re: ECUPirate 2020 Reno

Looks nice. Time to pray for no washouts until those seeds germinate! How long do bermuda seeds take to germinate? (I have ZERO experience with seeding bermuda...)
by ken-n-nancy
July 2nd, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Can "Too Much" Serenade Be A Problem?
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Can "Too Much" Serenade Be A Problem?

Applied Serenade at 3.3oz/K to all KBG. Used Earthway S25 sprayer, applied about 1.5gal/Ksqft. Applied 28oz in 16gal of water to 8400sqft. Question: Has anybody out there ever experienced a problem with *overapplication* of Serenade? (Other than to the pocketbook...) I had an issue last year with so...
by ken-n-nancy
July 2nd, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 143
Views: 4259

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

Applied Serenade at 3.3oz/K to all KBG. Used Earthway S25 sprayer, applied about 1.5gal/Ksqft. Applied 28oz in 16gal of water to 8400sqft. Lawn is looking pretty good. About the best it has looked so far this year. I've found that our lawn tends to peak around July 1-10 in most years. https://www.so...
by ken-n-nancy
July 1st, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: New lawn taken over by crabgrass?
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: New lawn taken over by crabgrass?

Close up picture of weed, nutsedge? https://i.postimg.cc/nXKBqmZB/4-A855-B32-CC2-B-44-A8-9-BCA-66884-D9348-D8.jpg It's not nutsedge. I'm speculating that Andy's recommendation of quinclorac with MSO isn't for nutsedge, but is rather for something that is more likely in the crabgrass family. (Quincl...
by ken-n-nancy
July 1st, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Anybody grows Quackgrass seed?
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Anybody grows Quackgrass seed?

For 10,000 pounds, I presume you'd want to be looking at local seed supply houses for farmers. With your being in Des Moines, a call to United Seeds would be in order. https://unitedseeds.com/ If they don't carry what you are looking for, they can probably point you to a different distributor / whol...
by ken-n-nancy
June 30th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ruxie 2020 Renovation
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: Ruxie 2020 Renovation

Yes, I have the seed from SSS. I got double the amount I should require. Is there an ideal way to properly store it, so it last as long as possible?[/b] That's good news! Most folks store their seed in a cool, dry place. Pick a place where critters (e.g. mice) won't get to it. A dry basement is whe...
by ken-n-nancy
June 30th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Oak tree saplings in yard
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Oak tree saplings in yard

We deal with most of our maple and oak saplings by hand pulling them. The maples aren't too bad, but the oak saplings are tough to pull -- that buried acorn isn't easy to pull out. However, we only have about 12500sqft, whereas you have a lot more than that. As mentioned by Liquid3d, triclopyr works...
by ken-n-nancy
June 29th, 2020, 9:53 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ruxie 2020 Renovation
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: Ruxie 2020 Renovation

Sounds like you have a good plan. Having a plan from the outset makes a big difference. Just a few thoughts / questions / tweaks below. (We've become serial renovators, doing some sort of renovations more years than not over the past 7 years...) Decided I want to reno part of the front lawn (~1300 s...
by ken-n-nancy
June 29th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2018 Front Lawn Renovation - "War on Triv"
Replies: 141
Views: 3848

Re: Ken-n-Nancy's 2018 Front Lawn Renovation - "War on Triv"

In a different thread, schreibdave asked about our Belgian block road edging, so I figured I should post some photo updates. However, I also had some photos from early spring that I wanted to post (but haven't made time) to document what things look like in early spring. Below are the standard photo...
by ken-n-nancy
June 28th, 2020, 2:49 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy Soil Test - Spring 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 128

Re: Ken-n-Nancy Soil Test - Spring 2020

Kewl beans, that knocks that out of the way. It's more N than I like in late June, but you're in the Arctic, so you'll be fine. Send photos of the Aurora Borealis, they're one of my favorite subject matters when I paint and very, very difficult to do. :) I usually make the last significant fertiliz...
by ken-n-nancy
June 27th, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: June 1st: Initial Roll Call for the Renovation Class of 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: June 1st: Initial Roll Call for the Renovation Class of 2020

I don't know. Toying with the idea of renovating the last portion of our lawn which is a northern mix. It was part of our "first" renovation in 2013. It's the section that was part of our "fine fescue thinning" experiment of a couple years ago. A secondary factor in considering the renovation is tha...
by ken-n-nancy
June 26th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy Soil Test - Spring 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 128

Re: Ken-n-Nancy Soil Test - Spring 2020

Since MorpheusPA and Andy10917 provided soil test feedback so fast, and today was a nice day, we decided to just "get it done" and made the first soil treatment of the year including micronutrients. We've got enough Bay State Fertilizer remaining for one more application, but we're going to need som...
by ken-n-nancy
June 26th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Extremely dry weather - irrigation plan
Replies: 25
Views: 537

Re: Extremely dry weather - irrigation plan

Yeah, it's been very dry for New Hampshire. NH usually gets at least 4" of natural rainfall in June. I had been hoping for one of those downpours here on Wednesday or Thursday but they missed us. The local town water supplies have implemented bans of all outdoor water use - not just an odd/even sche...
by ken-n-nancy
June 26th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy Soil Test - Spring 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 128

Re: Ken-n-Nancy Soil Test - Spring 2020

Salt metathesis is going to remove the sodium in favor of a calcium ion... Thanks for the explanation on how the gypsum works. I'd heard the description of "displaces sodium with calcium" but had never heard the next bit of detail. By the way, it wasn't that I was thinking of an experiment to see i...