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by darkcrisis
April 16th, 2021, 2:36 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Darkcrisis 2021 Soil Test
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Darkcrisis 2021 Soil Test

Thanks, Andy! I appreciate your direction over the years! I just wish you had a magic brew to kill the triv.
by darkcrisis
April 8th, 2021, 2:35 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Darkcrisis 2021 Soil Test
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Darkcrisis 2021 Soil Test

I’m back again for the 7th season. This sample was taken from various sections throughout my 6000sqft TTTF lawn. https://i.postimg.cc/TyN5RKcc/Daniel2021-Soil.png Last year I didn’t get to spend as much time in the yard or on the forum as I normally do. I did, however, apply SOP and Nitrogen a few t...
by darkcrisis
April 8th, 2021, 2:05 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2021: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 65
Views: 2513

Re: 2021: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Lawn appears to be fully awake now, especially the poa triv. I sprayed my first round of Velocity on the TTTF lawn the other day. 2nd application goes down 21 days afterwards. Enjoying getting to mow at least once a week now!
by darkcrisis
March 12th, 2021, 11:27 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2021: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 65
Views: 2513

Re: 2021: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Woke up today with a yellow bush in the front yard... So, today I cleaned up some fallen sticks and spread pre-emergent. A couple of hours later we got a steady rain to incorporate it into the soil. When things dry up it is time for the first mow. Most of the lawn is still dormant, but the sunny are...
by darkcrisis
February 25th, 2021, 8:53 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Help with Knoxville, TN lawncare
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Help with Knoxville, TN lawncare

I'm from Knoxville and have been on this site for a few years, although I was away most of last year. The Logan's Lab soil test and recommendations that Andy and the guys give here are great. It gives your lawn what it needs when it needs it. I get Urea, Sulfate of Potash, and Triple Super Phosphate...
by darkcrisis
June 8th, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Late Start, But Nice Progress: Andy10917 Photo
Replies: 24
Views: 898

Re: Late Start, But Nice Progress: Andy10917 Photo

Andy,

I never get sick of looking at the pictures of your lawn and landscaping!
by darkcrisis
June 2nd, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: DiseaseEx on sale
Replies: 1
Views: 163

DiseaseEx on sale

PSA: 10lb bag of Scott's DiseaseEx is $11 on Amazon for 8 more hours. Limit 3.
by darkcrisis
April 5th, 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 255
Views: 14032

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

Sprayed 2nd velocity app on the triv in my TTTF lawn. The triv is now growing slower than the tttf and is turning brown. I'll probably apply a 3rd application in 2 weeks but I guarantee i will see it again in late fall early spring.
by darkcrisis
April 5th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: suppressing Bermuda in a TTTF lawn
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: suppressing Bermuda in a TTTF lawn

I've got a few years of this under my belt with acclaim extra and turflon ester. It will suppress it, but it won't kill it. I thought I won the battle after a couple of years of monthly applications, but after leaving it alone for a couple of months, it came right back. I now spray monthly in the su...
by darkcrisis
March 25th, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Darkcrisis 2020 Soil Test
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Darkcrisis 2020 Soil Test

Thanks, Andy! You are the soil wizard and my grass is living proof!
by darkcrisis
March 23rd, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 255
Views: 14032

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

Mowed for the 3rd time and spot sprayed a few patches of chickweed
by darkcrisis
March 21st, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Darkcrisis 2020 Soil Test
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Darkcrisis 2020 Soil Test

The lawn looks great most of the year. It is dark green, thick, and almost entirely weed free. The moss out last year made a huge difference in the color! I enjoy the compliments and mostly enjoy sitting outside drinking a cold beer and admiring the results. Spring problem: poa triv. I've been using...
by darkcrisis
March 21st, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Darkcrisis 2020 Soil Test
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Darkcrisis 2020 Soil Test

I'm back again for the 6th season! This sample was taken from various sections throughout my entire 6000sqft TTTF lawn. https://i.postimg.cc/py4VRx6b/Daniel-2020.jpg Last year I applied TSP, SOP, fast acting gypsum, and moss-out a few times throughout the growing season. A couple applications of Mil...
by darkcrisis
March 8th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 255
Views: 14032

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

Gathered soil sample, cleaned up flower beds and put out a few bags of mulch yesterday. I'm mowing later today for the first time. There are spots in my yard that need the trim, while others are still rather sleepy.
by darkcrisis
March 8th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tracking the Forsythia Line
Replies: 31
Views: 1725

Re: Tracking the Forsythia Line

The forsythia in my front yard started blooming on Friday. I am in Knoxville, TN. Let the yard work begin!
by darkcrisis
October 21st, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Mowing height - what are you at?
Replies: 24
Views: 1191

Re: Mowing height - what are you at?

Down to 3" from 3.5" this summer.
by darkcrisis
September 18th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 391
Views: 12333

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

Overseeded 10 days ago and am cutting back the watering schedule starting tomorrow. Most of the yard looks amazing! The strip along the road that gets full sun is just now starting to germinate. I'll hand water that section several times a day. I picked a dumb time to overseed though. We have had no...
by darkcrisis
September 18th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Clovers everywhere
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Clovers everywhere

When did you apply your dimension? If you applied it this spring, there is a good possibility it has warn off allowing the clover to germinate. If all you need to get rid of is clover, I would use Weed B Gon Chickweed Clover Oxalis killer (Triclopyr) with the purple label. I'd save the tenacity for ...
by darkcrisis
September 7th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 391
Views: 12333

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

Overseeded the entire lawn with Hogan's TTTF mix.
by darkcrisis
August 31st, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Nitrogen, Winter, and Warmer Climates
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Nitrogen, Winter, and Warmer Climates

Dark, what height do you normally take your lawn down to in winter? Do you think constant feeding your TTTF would be okay? I usually go down to 2.5" or 3" for the winter. I don't think I will constantly feed all the way through the winter but I'm thinking I could go another month and stop mid to la...