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by schreibdave
Today, 9:17 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno
Replies: 56
Views: 819

Re: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno

Hard to believe it showed tillering at 18 days. No sprout and pout That's Awesome! I am very happy with it. On the S&P I think I may actually have some pouting going on now. It looks good, much denser than I expected at this point but in many areas not really growing vertically. On a different subj...
by schreibdave
Today, 9:15 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Accurate DIY Soil pH Kit?
Replies: 7
Views: 45

Re: Accurate DIY Soil pH Kit?

Interesting - hopefully someone here will weigh in.

BTW I also have the Lesco Double Eagle PR. However I am transitioning to a KBG blend. I really like the PR but it does not like our harsh Syracuse winters.
by schreibdave
Today, 8:05 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Accurate DIY Soil pH Kit?
Replies: 7
Views: 45

Re: Accurate DIY Soil pH Kit?

That makes sense. My ph is 8 and apparently there is no practical way to bring it down. I guess raising ph is more doable. Good luck.
by schreibdave
Today, 7:34 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Accurate DIY Soil pH Kit?
Replies: 7
Views: 45

Re: Accurate DIY Soil pH Kit?

I have no experience with diy tests so i cant answer. But what's your ph and what are u amending with that makes u want to test frequently?
by schreibdave
Today, 7:32 am
Forum: Flowers & Annuals
Topic: Planting mums in the ground
Replies: 2
Views: 8

Planting mums in the ground

Anyone have success planting mums in the ground at this time of year and having them survive to the next year?
by schreibdave
September 17th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Watering post germination
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Watering post germination

"If the soil remains moist but not soaked, you're good-to-go -- use your eyes."

Is that the general rule for watering post reno regardless of the stage you are in? I am at day 28 post germination with heights mostly in the 1.5 - 2" range.
by schreibdave
September 11th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Soundgro Fertilizer a Milorganite Replacement?
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Re: Soundgro Fertilizer a Milorganite Replacement?

Oldschool wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 7:17 am
Update:

Soundgro did not provide the greening-up of the lawn that Milo provides. I will be using Soundgro (less expensive than Milo) for my trees but not my lawn.
Do you think the difference was the iron content or the water soluble nitrogen content?
by schreibdave
September 10th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno
Replies: 56
Views: 819

Re: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno

Is it time to start serenade as a preventative on my new KBG?
by schreibdave
September 10th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno
Replies: 56
Views: 819

Re: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno

Ive decided to fertilize. If it hurts the areas that are a little younger hopefully the fert will help the older sprouts to spread into those areas.

Question: i have some rust on the existing PR in back. Should i start serenade applications on both the new kbg and existing PR?
by schreibdave
September 10th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Anyone else in the NE getting hit with rust?
Replies: 16
Views: 387

Re: Anyone else in the NE getting hit with rust?

I noticed my shoes had an orange tint after walking in my backyard PR this week.
by schreibdave
September 10th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Window still open for prg?
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Window still open for prg?

I have PR in the back and I have a few spots I plan to reseed. Worst that can happen is it doesn't take and you waste some seed.
by schreibdave
September 10th, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Starting my Reno 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Starting my Reno 2019

I'm doing my first full renovation and the one thing that surprised me is the challenge of putting down the right amount of water at the right time. I have an "irrigation system" of sorts so I don't mean dragging hoses around. I mean how many minute to run a zone and how often. My two worst germinat...
by schreibdave
September 8th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno
Replies: 56
Views: 819

Re: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno

Thanks
by schreibdave
September 8th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno
Replies: 56
Views: 819

Re: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno

If I were to hold off on the fertilizing until the re-seeded areas are further along - am I giving up development of the more advanced areas? It sounds like fertilizing now would be a trade off. Can you talk about that trade off?
by schreibdave
September 7th, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Time to start over - where to start?
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Time to start over - where to start?

Late summer is really the time to establish a lawn. Mother nature will help with more rain and cooler temps and less weed pressure. If u have to put seed down in spring, the earlier the better. U want to try to get it established early so it will better survive the heat of summer.
by schreibdave
September 6th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno
Replies: 56
Views: 819

Re: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno

Lol. Sorry. 10%
by schreibdave
September 6th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno
Replies: 56
Views: 819

Re: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno

Answer these questions: (1) Are you still getting new seedlings germinating? Not germinating but there are areas that I had to re-seed where the sprouts are behind. These youngest sprouts probably make up only 90% of the reno however they are front and center in the front yard. I may reseed these s...
by schreibdave
September 6th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno
Replies: 56
Views: 819

Re: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno

Today is 18 days since germination. Is it time to fertilize yet?
by schreibdave
September 5th, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Seeking opinions on mixing TTTF and PR into KBG and Fine Fescue Lawn
Replies: 23
Views: 469

Re: Seeking opinions on mixing TTTF and PR into KBG and Fine Fescue Lawn

Around here (Syracuse NY) the window for getting seed established is quickly closing. Boston area is probably a few weeks behind us but I think you need to make a decision and set some seed down. If not, you will still have dead lawn going in to spring.