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by Paul
Yesterday, 3:53 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Final Urea App Question....
Replies: 8
Views: 75

Re: Final Urea App Question....

Drop it! The more you wait the more you risk cold temps with frozen ground that wont absorb anything. I dropped mine last weekend and had a nice rain the day after.
by Paul
October 2nd, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Watering New Grass and Fungus
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Watering New Grass and Fungus

Have you cut the new grass yet? I would think you could get down to irrigating once a day now with the current temps and time of year. Check the soil to see if it looks dried out, if not, don't water, if yes, water. I would water around 12:00 so the grass dries out before nighttime. With nighttime t...
by Paul
September 17th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation
Replies: 84
Views: 2406

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

Looking good, I wouldn't worry about it not filling in right away. Like you said, it will looks great by June of next year.
by Paul
September 15th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Thoughts on 2020 Summer Sesaon Results
Replies: 20
Views: 555

Re: Thoughts on 2020 Summer Sesaon Results

jskierko wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 6:37 pm
Your reno thread/results was a very large contributing factor on me taking the plunge this fall to a Bewitched monostand (albeit only half the yard)
Thanks jskiero, hope things turn out well for you.
by Paul
September 14th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Thoughts on 2020 Summer Sesaon Results
Replies: 20
Views: 555

Re: Thoughts on 2020 Summer Sesaon Results

We have had a very dry and hot summer and continues to be dry. I needed to mow twice a week and my lawn stayed very green all summer long. I was watering about every 4 days in the heat of the summer applying about 0.5 inches at each watering. Now I'm applying 0.5 pounds/1K sqft of Urea weekly and th...
by Paul
August 13th, 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 46-0-0 Urea
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: 46-0-0 Urea

Thanks for the reply's.
by Paul
August 13th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 46-0-0 Urea
Replies: 7
Views: 304

46-0-0 Urea

So I just purchased a bag of 46-0-0 Urea and would only like to apply 0.5lbs of N/1Ksqft starting in September and applying weekly. With my lawn being 12,000 Sqft, I would only be applying 12 pounds. Question - Only applying 12 pounds would be difficult to apply uniformly, so how do other people app...
by Paul
August 12th, 2020, 8:44 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How is everyone making out with disease this year?
Replies: 21
Views: 547

Re: How is everyone making out with disease this year?

I have been using Serenade every two weeks and so far so good. I do have some brown spots in certain areas I'm trying to figure out but I don't think they are a disease. I know the brown spots on the hell strip are from dogs peeing on it. Overall, with the hot and humid weather and nights in the 70'...
by Paul
August 11th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Honda HRX 217 Suction issue
Replies: 65
Views: 7640

Re: Honda HRX 217 Suction issue

I have had Honda mowers for 20 years now. I purchased a new HRX two years ago and don't have the issue you show. I typically cut at 2.5 inches and always mulch. You can't let the grass get too long or you could have some issues like you show. I mow twice a week without these issues.
by Paul
August 5th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: jskierko's Fall 2020 Bewitched Front Renovation
Replies: 51
Views: 1799

Re: jskierko's Fall 2020 Bewitched Front Renovation

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by Paul
August 3rd, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Can you apply both Prodiamine and Dimension during the same season?
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Can you apply both Prodiamine and Dimension during the same season?

No issues as long as you don't exceed the yearly limits for both. I apply Dimension in the spring and Barricade (Prodiamine) in the late summer/fall. I just applied my first split application of Barricade this past weekend. I prefer granular for pre-emergent.
by Paul
July 31st, 2020, 7:51 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Lawn help
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Lawn help

You will be SHOCKED at how long you have to water to get even .5 inches down all at once. It will be several hours. Just as a reference, my irrigation systems puts out 0.33 inches/hour on average. I had to make some nozzle adjustments to even out the output. You will find that stationary heads put ...
by Paul
July 30th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Lawn help
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Lawn help

Planting a lawn in the spring and expecting it to be green all summer when we have temps in the 90's with very little rain is asking allot. Do you know how much water you were applying at 20 minutes? My guess, less than 1/10 of an inch. It's not about how much time you water, it's about the amount o...
by Paul
July 24th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Boulevard battle
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Boulevard battle

I really think it comes down to three things: 1) Good soil at least 6 inches deep 2) Good irrigation 3) Good Cultivar I have 100% Bewitched and my strip no matter how hot, and how dry, always looks good. Sure a few dogs have killed some spots from peeing on it but it comes back. I have some areas th...
by Paul
July 15th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 243
Views: 10627

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

ken-n-nancy wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 11:17 am
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.
Lawn is looking very good Ken-n-nancy, gotta love Bewitched!
by Paul
July 14th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weather radar anxiety
Replies: 23
Views: 584

Re: Weather radar anxiety

I watered yesterday morning figuring the chance of thunderstorms wouldn't amount to anything as well as being 5 days since I watered last. I typically water every 5 days in the summer. Ended up getting 1.5 inches of rain throughout the day from thunderstorms. If I didn't water yesterday morning, we ...
by Paul
June 22nd, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How often are you applying Serenade?
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: How often are you applying Serenade?

schreibdave wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 9:29 am
What made you decide to do 4 oz per thousand rather than 2 oz? Which I think is the standard rate.
A couple of reasons:
1) It's relatively inexpensive
2) The 4 ounce rate would theoretically give better protection against a fungal outbreak
by Paul
June 22nd, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How often are you applying Serenade?
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: How often are you applying Serenade?

I do 4 ounces/1K sqft every two weeks regardless if we get rain or not. Haven't had an issue since I renovated to Bewitched in 2016. If I know it's going to rain the day after I'm suppose to apply it, I would hold off until the day after it rains. I just applied last Saturday and irrigated this morn...
by Paul
June 11th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is this bentgrass? Floppy bright green top heavy grass?
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Is this bentgrass? Floppy bright green top heavy grass?

It looks like Bent grass to me. I would see if Tenacity takes it out. If your going to kill off these areas, then over seed, I would just go ahead and renovate the front totally with a good seed mix that you will be happy with. Over seeding in my opinion never works out like people think. The grass ...
by Paul
June 4th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tenacity for everything?
Replies: 18
Views: 577

Re: Tenacity for everything?

I only use Tenacity for grassy weeds, and it does a very nice job in handling them. Again, I have very little weed pressure from clover, dandelions, and other weeds. I have a push mower, so if I see a weed, I stop, pull the weed out and mulch it up on the next pass. I have more weed pressure in the ...