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by ken-n-nancy
July 22nd, 2021, 9:43 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Grinding Cracked Corn?
Replies: 8
Views: 81

Re: Grinding Cracked Corn?

Agreed about that site almost surely being a scam. It was first registered on 28 June 2021
by ken-n-nancy
July 22nd, 2021, 8:11 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021
Replies: 78
Views: 1828

Re: 'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021

ken-n-nancy "I use a gas-powered rotary walk-behind mower, so I usually actually get all these "not like the others" plants while mowing -- it doesn't even add much time to the exercise of mowing, and I just toss the pulled plant onto the unmowed grass, so it gets mulched in immediately -- I don't ...
by ken-n-nancy
July 19th, 2021, 4:05 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021
Replies: 78
Views: 1828

Re: 'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021

This is my first renovation and I continue to be surprised as the KBG continues to fill in. For those reading this contemplating a renovation, I want to say a few things. ... Thanks for the write-up. I enjoyed reading about your experiences in this renovation! Lastly I'm glad I used a monoculture. ...
by ken-n-nancy
July 18th, 2021, 9:27 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: BOlson32's Soil Test 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 102

Re: BOlson32's Soil Test 2021

bolson32 wrote:
July 18th, 2021, 7:56 pm
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That soil just looks excruciatingly dry to me.
by ken-n-nancy
July 12th, 2021, 10:52 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Sedgehammer in the summer?
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Sedgehammer in the summer?

A few thoughts... If it is a grass-like plant with a triangular stem, and grows faster than your lawn, then it probably is a sedge. The definitive way to identify a sedge is the triangular stem, just above the roots and before the leaves all separate from the stem. You can feel this by rolling the s...
by ken-n-nancy
July 12th, 2021, 5:34 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Filling in tire tracks
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Filling in tire tracks

I feel your pain on this. Had the same problem with existing lawn being driven over when replacing our septic tank a few years back. +1 on the raising the turf with a pitch fork. The needed soil is all still there to have it be level. Adding soil on top will simply bury compacted soil below. If a co...
by ken-n-nancy
July 8th, 2021, 3:24 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: EU report: roundup doesn’t cause cancer
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: EU report: roundup doesn’t cause cancer

Thanks for sharing the link, turf_toes!
by ken-n-nancy
April 21st, 2021, 5:08 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Where is the Forsythia Line?
Replies: 33
Views: 1654

Re: Where is the Forsythia Line?

gwlbe wrote:
April 21st, 2021, 9:17 am
Bloomed here in Bangor, ME
Nice! Didn't know we had a member here from Bangor! We help Nancy's mom maintain her lawn in Lincoln, Maine, about 40 minutes north of you... We haven't applied pre-emergent there yet...
by ken-n-nancy
April 21st, 2021, 1:18 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Spreader setting
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Spreader setting

I have had that exact problem, too! Putting down the small amount of sulfate of potash that is needed, particularly if using a type of SOP that has large granules, can be problematic. Setting the spreader wide enough to get reasonable flow can end up being too high of a rate. What I do now to work a...
by ken-n-nancy
April 15th, 2021, 6:39 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Hell Strip full of tree roots.....
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Hell Strip full of tree roots.....

Thanks it was a big job that ended up taking 2 days. My Dad is big on saving any soil he can, so we sifted any loose top soil from the sod. We saved all of that. ... Sounds like you did it right - nothing beats good prep before seeding - getting the soil properly leveled is something that is time-c...
by ken-n-nancy
April 14th, 2021, 12:16 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Bewitched Seed
Replies: 11
Views: 488

Re: Bewitched Seed

Just FYI, as mentioned above by Pway, the Pawnee Buttes 2021 price list that I just received in the mail lists a number of Kentucky Bluegrass cultivars that are popular ones amongst readers here: Bewitched, Certified Sod Quality: $4.00/lb Blueberry, Certified Sod Quality: $4.00/lb Midnight, Certifie...
by ken-n-nancy
April 1st, 2021, 6:40 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Artists?
Replies: 100
Views: 5236

Re: Artists?

I cast a pyramid. With laser hologram glitter. And LED lights. If you look closely, you can see the bit of electronics I hid in the resin to control it, but it's not much (just a resistor; the rest is hidden in the USB head--turns out it was brighter than I wanted and I'd already sealed the head). ...
by ken-n-nancy
April 1st, 2021, 6:36 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fertilizer for the year!
Replies: 20
Views: 929

Re: Fertilizer for the year!

Thanks for sharing the news regarding the Bay State Fertilizer. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the 50-bag minimum. We no longer have our Ford Expedition, in which I could put 50 bags of BSF by folding down the rear seats and putting a half-dozen in the front passenger seat. I don't even thi...
by ken-n-nancy
April 1st, 2021, 6:34 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Where is the Forsythia Line?
Replies: 33
Views: 1654

Re: Where is the Forsythia Line?

No sign of blooming here in southern New Hampshire, either. I'm fortunate that our next door neighbor has a line of forsythia bushes just the other side of the woods from our lawn!
by ken-n-nancy
April 1st, 2021, 6:30 pm
Forum: Shade Gardening
Topic: Hosta- Too late to divide?
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Hosta- Too late to divide?

Oh, and while I'm at it, I figured I'd ask if Andy has any suggested changes to what you wrote about dividing hosta nearly 10 years ago.... OK. Back to work. Dividing Hosta... It's really easy. Wait until very late August or even Labor Day. Then gently tie the leaves upward and dig the roots out - 1...
by ken-n-nancy
April 1st, 2021, 6:15 pm
Forum: Shade Gardening
Topic: Hosta- Too late to divide?
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Hosta- Too late to divide?

I would wait for them to begin to wake up, but not long after. If done it winter when they're dormant, the cuts won't heal and they may rot. Done too late, they'll be OK but lopsided the whole season. I like to divide them as the spikes come up, or around Labor Day. PS: I moved the thread to "Shade...
by ken-n-nancy
April 1st, 2021, 5:53 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Would pulling up poa annua disrupt the pre-emergent layer?
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: Would pulling up poa annua disrupt the pre-emergent layer?

Also even if pulling the poa-a damages the pre-m layer, it does prevent hundreds of little poa-a seeds getting in the lawn and sitting there for years to come up. +1 I would not hesitate to pull out a Poa annua plant due to having already applied pre-emergent. You'll be better off disrupting that o...
by ken-n-nancy
March 28th, 2021, 1:33 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Finally, It's SPRING !!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Finally, It's SPRING !!!!

Got the 500,000 sticks from the trees all picked up? Ha! Sounds like you've seen my lawn! Don't have them all picked up yet, but am starting to spend a little while each afternoon raking a couple thousand square feet. At this rate, we'll have it all raked and ready to go within a week or so! You gu...
by ken-n-nancy
March 26th, 2021, 9:50 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fertilizer for the year!
Replies: 20
Views: 929

Re: Fertilizer for the year!

Thanks for sharing the news regarding the Bay State Fertilizer. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the 50-bag minimum. We no longer have our Ford Expedition, in which I could put 50 bags of BSF by folding down the rear seats and putting a half-dozen in the front passenger seat. I don't even thin...
by ken-n-nancy
March 26th, 2021, 9:39 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Who's vaccinated?
Replies: 52
Views: 1781

Re: Who's vaccinated?

Masbustelo wrote:
March 20th, 2021, 4:26 am
... I respect an 'to each his own' position'.
I usually try to stay out of political topics on hobby forums, but I really wish more people had that traditional view of "I respect a 'to each his own' position'."