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by schreibdave
May 23rd, 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Schreibdave's 2019 Soil Test
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Schreibdave's 2019 Soil Test

Given last year's soil test, would Ironite be effective on my lawn?
by schreibdave
May 20th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Spray bottle "holster" on a push mower?
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Spray bottle "holster" on a push mower?

I will carry marking flags in my pocket so I can come back to a weed. But I like where you're going too.... I'm thinking of fashioning a holster of sorts from a short section of pvc pipe. Maybe held onto the mower with zip ties. Drop a spray bottle into the holster and away you go. I'll post pictur...
by schreibdave
May 19th, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno
Replies: 97
Views: 1548

Re: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno

First time spot spraying my new kbg with tenacity. I am very happy that the weeds lit up but the kbg didn't. That was not my experience with my PR or my northern mix. I sprayed while temps were still very cool so maybe that helped.

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by schreibdave
May 6th, 2020, 5:57 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Goosegrass breakout
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: Goosegrass breakout

Dunno what that is but I would definitely hit it with something.
by schreibdave
May 6th, 2020, 5:38 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Spray bottle "holster" on a push mower?
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Spray bottle "holster" on a push mower?

While mowing I find myself stopping and bending over to pull weeds as I go or I make a mental note of a weed and plan to come back with the appropriate spray bottle. I was considering fashioning a holster of sorts on the vertical portion of the handle on my push mower to hold one or more small spray...
by schreibdave
May 6th, 2020, 5:34 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Honda HRX 217 Suction issue
Replies: 60
Views: 4622

Re: Honda HRX 217 Suction issue

This will be my 3rd season with this mower. What I found is that it left deep tracks - not clippings, but wheel tracks - in my young, tender PR. But in my mature PR and in young and mature KBG it did not leave tracks. I was initially disappointed with the mower but now I am happy with it.
by schreibdave
May 5th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno
Replies: 97
Views: 1548

Re: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno

How do you edit a post? In my last post I meant to say 1-1.5 teaspoons per gallon. What I used was 1/2 tsp per gallon.
by schreibdave
May 5th, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno
Replies: 97
Views: 1548

Re: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno

andy10917 wrote:
May 5th, 2020, 8:48 am
Hey, Dave - see this thread to understand what happens when "more is better" is taken to an extreme.

Tenacity Overdose
Point taken, but when I said "more" i was thinking 1-1.5 teaspoons per gallon! I wasn't thinking ounces!
by schreibdave
May 4th, 2020, 8:41 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tenacity First Time User
Replies: 24
Views: 570

Re: Tenacity First Time User

That looks like you took kind of a meandering path with your sprayer rather than covering the entire lawn evenly.
by schreibdave
May 4th, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)
Replies: 13
Views: 334

Re: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)

My wife and I have been working from home since March 16th but work for both of us is slow. My son works for UPS so he is essential and still working. My daughter is a medical student in NC. They had just started the hospital rounds portion of her education when this all started and the students all...
by schreibdave
May 4th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno
Replies: 97
Views: 1548

Re: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno

ok. What I will likely do is look for PA whitening and then paint the plants with RU.
by schreibdave
May 4th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno
Replies: 97
Views: 1548

Re: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno

andy10917 wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 9:12 am

What's your logic for using higher rates?
More poison = more dying?
by schreibdave
May 4th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno
Replies: 97
Views: 1548

Re: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno

How high can I go on the rate before I get whiting of the KBG? Will the 4oz rate do that or can I go higher?
by schreibdave
May 4th, 2020, 6:57 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno
Replies: 97
Views: 1548

Re: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno

I have good luck with Tenacity on Poa Annua, but you have to complete the program - don't quit when it fades somewhat. Certainty works also, but only in warmer temperatures (like June 1). Since Certainty makes grass ugly for 60 days, I don't use it when I can get the same or better results without ...
by schreibdave
May 3rd, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno
Replies: 97
Views: 1548

Re: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno

I have another 4k sqft of PR to replace with KBG this fall and I will be done with it. In the meantime I lost probably 10-20% of it to winter kill. Today's project is to start to reseed with PR so that it looks good until I can kill it. In my new kbg areas I have PA germinating. If I am going to spo...
by schreibdave
May 3rd, 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno
Replies: 97
Views: 1548

Re: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno

Last fall the new kbg got hit with a fungus of some sort. I applied Spectator which knocked it out. Temperatures here are highly variable now. 72 today but night time lows in the 30s this week plus some chance of snow. Cloudy and wet is a constant. Is it time for me to start preventative application...
by schreibdave
April 29th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno
Replies: 97
Views: 1548

Re: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno

Some pictures of last year's partial reno. First picture shows my PR on the left and KBG on the right. The PR does NOT like our winters. It was lush in the fall. https://i.postimg.cc/QHMQ1WxR/20200425-153750.jpg Close up of kbg https://i.postimg.cc/6TrRDfys/20200425-153813.jpg Close up of PR https:/...
by schreibdave
November 30th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Snow has melted. Too late for last feeding?
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Snow has melted. Too late for last feeding?

Yes. You may recall that I installed a DIY Frankenstein irrigation system and renovated from PR to KBG on 3 sides of the house. It was an unconditional success. The only hickup was a fungus of some sort in the fall that caused some discoloration. Spectator fungicide seems to have stopped that progre...
by schreibdave
November 30th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Snow has melted. Too late for last feeding?
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Snow has melted. Too late for last feeding?

Dropped mine 4 days ago before a heavy rain. Then another snow event. Weather guessers are calling for 16" of snow by monday night so I think I can call my lawn care season over.
by schreibdave
November 25th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Snow has melted. Too late for last feeding?
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Snow has melted. Too late for last feeding?

I cant say for sure when top growth stopped. But it's stopped now.