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by darkcrisis
March 25th, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Darkcrisis 2020 Soil Test
Replies: 4
Views: 101

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: 34
Views: 1055

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: 101

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: 101

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: 34
Views: 1055

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: 25
Views: 1177

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: 1013

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: 11540

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: 232

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: 11540

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: 221

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...
by darkcrisis
August 30th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Nitrogen, Winter, and Warmer Climates
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: Nitrogen, Winter, and Warmer Climates

Looking up my average soil temperatures in December, Janurary, and Februrary the average is about 40 degrees 0-10cm down. I'm willing to do some testing in the transition zone!
by darkcrisis
August 28th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weed ID
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Weed ID

Do some searches on here for Bermuda + Acclaim Extra + Triclopyr. There are a few different formulas that others have used with pretty good success. I've been using that combo and it does a good job of keeping the bermuda from spreading and "killing off" the (visible) bermuda that is there. It requi...
by darkcrisis
August 15th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 391
Views: 11540

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

Sprayed last round of Bermuda killer on the yards for the season. It really should have another application next month but I've got to overseed this fall so that will have to do it. I'm waiting for the tree guys to come put some cables in a large silver maple and trim some of the limbs. Seed arrived...
by darkcrisis
July 23rd, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 391
Views: 11540

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

Saturday I jackknifed the trailer into my vehicle after taking a load of brush to the burn pile :blackeye: Got a break from the heat and a significant amount of rain. Should be low 80s this week so plan to get some micros spread on the yard. I've been a little behind on everything due to the heat.
by darkcrisis
July 9th, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 391
Views: 11540

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

Applied Disease Ex on my yard and my parents yard. The conditions are perfect for it and I can see it getting started. Not wasting any time this year.
by darkcrisis
July 1st, 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Let's see your aquariums
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Let's see your aquariums

In light of Andy's recent aquarium tragedy, I've seen a few people mention their aquariums. I want to see what they all look like! I have a 40 breeder with T5HO lighting and CO2. I'm not pumping high light or high levels of CO2, just enough to make it look decent but still low maintenance. I also ha...
by darkcrisis
May 17th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Ruts in lawn
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Ruts in lawn

I think the remember Andy advising another user to use a pitchfork or a similar tool. Stick it in the ground near the depressions and lift the soil up to level it out. You may have to do it a few times. That is where I would start.
by darkcrisis
May 17th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 391
Views: 11540

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

Mowed, trimmed, and sprayed the area along the curb to supress Bermuda from the neighbors yards.
by darkcrisis
May 13th, 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 391
Views: 11540

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

Applied the 3rd and final Velocity application for the season :duel: . Hopefully I won't see triv anymore this year :wave: ...

I guarantee I will see it again next year :blackeye: