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by schreibdave
November 30th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Snow has melted. Too late for last feeding?
Replies: 10
Views: 219

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: 219

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: 219

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

I cant say for sure when top growth stopped. But it's stopped now.
by schreibdave
November 24th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Snow has melted. Too late for last feeding?
Replies: 10
Views: 219

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

My neighbors consuder me nuts already so fertilizing after 3 plowable snow events will just cement that impression
by schreibdave
November 24th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Snow has melted. Too late for last feeding?
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Snow has melted. Too late for last feeding?

New KBG lawn. Last feeding was urea on Oct 4. Last mow was Nov 4. Top growth has stopped. The lawn has been covered in snow on and off for the last few weeks. Hi temps are forecast to be in the 40s-50s for the next few days then returning to the 30s. My lawn looks hungry to me. Would an app of urea ...
by schreibdave
November 12th, 2019, 10:37 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: New lawn from scratch
Replies: 48
Views: 1042

Re: New lawn from scratch

My lawn has been covered in snow for about 5 days now. May melt next week. Hope so because the lawn needs its last meal of the year.
by schreibdave
November 9th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 388
Views: 11259

Re: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Was going to drop urea this weekend but 5" of snow friday made that impossible. Maybe gone by tomorrow afternoon but another 6" forecast for monday. Then freezing temps for the next week. This may be the year that winterizer doesn't happen.
by schreibdave
November 5th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 388
Views: 11259

Re: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Mowed - probably for the last time yesterday and put away the last of my hoses and sprinklers. I will probably drop urea over the weekend.
by schreibdave
November 4th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Lawn contractor doing the wrong thing at the wrong time
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Lawn contractor doing the wrong thing at the wrong time

I know that my neighbor has been asking this contractor to reseed for over a year. I assume that he didnt do it in August (best time around here) because his guys are flat out with mowing and landscape installation. Now that we are in November I am sure that they are slow and he can send a guy out t...
by schreibdave
November 4th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Lawn contractor doing the wrong thing at the wrong time
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Lawn contractor doing the wrong thing at the wrong time

This is a picture of a contractor slit seeding my neighbor's lawn. The second picture is of the 10 day weather forecast. It's a given that this seed will not germinate this year. What percent do you all think might germinate in the spring? https://i.postimg.cc/WDBJbQGx/20191104-091047.jpg https://i....
by schreibdave
October 31st, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: New lawn from scratch
Replies: 48
Views: 1042

Re: New lawn from scratch

"Does it make any difference in applying fertilizer before mowing versus a day or two after mowing?" I dont think so. However if you bag the clippings (which you shouldn't) you don't want the mower to suck up any fertilizer. I'm not sure if that's a "thing" but it would be something to look out for....
by schreibdave
October 30th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is this rust? I hope so.
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Is this rust? I hope so.

Welp. Did my math wrong and put down 24 oz of Spectator in 12 gallons of water over about 8K sqft. It was windy and getting dark with rain in the forecast. I needed to get it done. We will see what happens.
by schreibdave
October 30th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: New lawn from scratch
Replies: 48
Views: 1042

Re: New lawn from scratch

I live in Manlius which is a south eastern burb of syracuse. Not too far from Green Lakes. My son jogs those trails a lot in the warm weather. I'm no expert but I am currently at 2.5" and I may go down to 2" once top growth has stopped. Your climate is obviously different from ours and I bet you hav...
by schreibdave
October 30th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: New lawn from scratch
Replies: 48
Views: 1042

Re: New lawn from scratch

I would set the mower to take off just the tips of the grass. If it's 4" I would cut it down to 3.5" and then slowly lower as you get to the end of the season. As for weeds - I think wbg say to wait for 3 mowings vefore using. It speaks to it on the label. I would look into that. I would also spend ...
by schreibdave
October 30th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is this rust? I hope so.
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Is this rust? I hope so.

My buddy who is a golf course Supt recommends Spectator Ultra. Other suggestions?
by schreibdave
October 30th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is this rust? I hope so.
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Is this rust? I hope so.

This is spreading. Do I do nothing? Foliar iron? Urea? Serenade? Something else?
by schreibdave
October 29th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno
Replies: 76
Views: 1202

Re: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno

Seed down was Aug 15th. Last fert was 22 days ago. I mowed yesterday and growth has definitely slowed but it's still going. According to my calendar (I know) next week is the approx stop of top growth. Should I apply urea now (I have some rust like fungus in spots) or should I wait until the final w...
by schreibdave
October 28th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Questions about mulching vs bagging vs throwing
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Questions about mulching vs bagging vs throwing

I don't ever bag. If the grass is long I will mow east/west then north/south and if necessary diagonally. If you are mowing often enough with sharp blades there should be no clumps of dead grass on the lawn. No sure what the d-thatch stuff is that you are talking about but it is unlikely that you ha...
by schreibdave
October 27th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is this rust? I hope so.
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Is this rust? I hope so.

No orange residue on my sneakers. Here's a close up. Any suggestions?
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by schreibdave
October 25th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is this rust? I hope so.
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Is this rust? I hope so.

Kbg lawn established mid august. Its been damp and cols here. What do u all think?

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