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by northeastlawn
Today, 11:32 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Final Urea App Question....
Replies: 0
Views: 3

Final Urea App Question....

Just curious if i should wait on my final urea app? I have 0.7" of rain coming tomorrow. I have 3 days of 60deg, then a monsoon on 2" after that. I'd rather drop the urea for the 0.7" rain event as my sprinkler is turned off for the season. On my last cut I had waited a week, and I was cutting about...
by northeastlawn
November 20th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 243
Views: 10611

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

I think I did my final cut today, had a 1/4" clippings here and there at most. Mostly I was just re mulching leaves. I have a few rain events making there way through next week, going to try and drop my final urea app next week. I also did a pass at 4" on my FF in the front, no real top growth. I cu...
by northeastlawn
November 16th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Longer/Deeper Topics for Off-Season?
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: Longer/Deeper Topics for Off-Season?

I hate to say it, unless I cut down a few trees, I have a lot more shade in my future than full sun. I'd be interested in more info on how to handle KBG and TTTF growing in shadier conditions also. It doesn't have to be a formula for miracle in a bottle, just the practices it takes to succeed when d...
by northeastlawn
November 10th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Poa or ????
Replies: 23
Views: 872

Re: Poa or ????

Thanks Andy, I have been around here a while, but still got a lot out of that. I always forget about the commitment to have the ugly lawn and sacrifice a whole season treating whatever you're treating. Last summer I tried stretching out the watering to kill all the poa-annua I have, the lawn was in ...
by northeastlawn
November 10th, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Some lawn growing, some lawn stopped. Questions.
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: Some lawn growing, some lawn stopped. Questions.

Its always a crap shoot for me. in SE mass. We have had much warmer November last few years. I am not seeing a lot of cuttings, but then again i cut every two days to mulch leaves. What always happens with me, is I have already blown out my sprinkler. So I have to balance when I think the lawn has s...
by northeastlawn
November 5th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Battery-powered leaf blower suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: Battery-powered leaf blower suggestions

I have some Kobalt 80v tools and happy with them. I have the non self driving mower and am happy with it, I also have the new blower and very happy with it. The re-design is more more ergonomic and it has a ton of power. they do have a back pack version of the blower, but as i mulch my leaves not su...
by northeastlawn
October 17th, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Frost: Right On-Time?
Replies: 32
Views: 1233

Re: Frost: Right On-Time?

[quote=MorpheusPA post_id=344428 time=1602976708 user_id=112]
P. annua: Nyah. Nyah-nyah. Nyah. Nyah. Nyah. [/quote]

That hurts more than you know :-)
by northeastlawn
October 17th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Frost: Right On-Time?
Replies: 32
Views: 1233

Re: Frost: Right On-Time?

I think around October 20th for us: no frost in site. In fact warm weather forecast all week.

I am probably calling it a year anyway for weekly urea, I got my cut down to 2”, That’s good for mulching and spotting the poa-a seed heads still taunting me that the made it through the summer.
by northeastlawn
October 15th, 2020, 7:13 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Surfactant before last irrigation?
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Surfactant before last irrigation?

Why spray iron only once, and at the end of the year? I follow the fall fertilizer regimen,and my lawn so dark green at this point, but not familiar with this one. I am always battling poa-a and battling fungus, I haven’t reached the point where I figured I wanted to start worrying how dark green th...
by northeastlawn
October 12th, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Does anyone have any experience with Xonerate 2SC for POA-A Control?
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Does anyone have any experience with Xonerate 2SC for POA-A Control?

My KBG lawn got through the summer with twice a week waterings and has responded really well to the fall fertilizer program. This year i had to really bring it back from the dead, so my goal was to get it strong enough to maybe do weekly waterings next year. Unfortunately a lot of poa-a has also mad...
by northeastlawn
October 3rd, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Game On for Autumn Leaves!!
Replies: 13
Views: 539

Re: Game On for Autumn Leaves!!

I could stand to wait a few weeks for the leaves, I was planning on my 3rd and last pre-m around the 2nd week of October. I was never sure of a lot of mulched leaves in the lawn messed pop the pre-m getting into the soil.
by northeastlawn
September 29th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Status of POACure? (Updated 02/2020 below)
Replies: 31
Views: 1842

Re: Status of POACure? (Updated 02/2020 below)

I believe its designed to slowly kill off the poa-a and poa triv. If a golf course killed off all of its poa-a in a four weeks stretch, you would be left with unsightly bare spots and need to quickly over-seed. From the little I read it kills the poa-a and poa-triv over multiple seasons. So thats wh...
by northeastlawn
September 28th, 2020, 11:12 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Status of POACure? (Updated 02/2020 below)
Replies: 31
Views: 1842

Re: Status of POACure? (Updated 02/2020 below)

Massachusetts just approved it, I would do anything for a bottle of it. The poa-a that made it through the summer is growing like crazy in my yard, Tenacity has never really worked great on mature poa-a for me. I always end up hand pulling a lot of good KBG with the poa-a. This POACure stuff is my o...
by northeastlawn
September 28th, 2020, 10:07 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Question about when to do KBG plugs....
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Question about when to do KBG plugs....

So for the first time I feel like my KBG might be thick enough to take some plugs from one area and put it around the border that is always over run with poa-a and yellow every year. the KBG has worked its way in, but its taking a while for the KBG to gain a foot hold. I was thinking of taking some ...
by northeastlawn
September 26th, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Please help on drop spreader settings and TTTF
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Please help on drop spreader settings and TTTF

How big is your lawn? I have to be honest, spreader settings are kind of trial and error. Measure your area, weight your product, then start with a low setting and gradually increase it until you use the all the product you measured our. That works great with granular fertilizer and things you sprea...
by northeastlawn
September 23rd, 2020, 10:01 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: More than Sprout and Pout?
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: More than Sprout and Pout?

Your complaining about 3 weeks, we haven’t had a decent rain since May 😢 This year has me thinking to never give anyone seeding advice if they don’t take watering seriously. Seriously meaning a sprinkler system or at least a semi permanent hose end timer. I just have no faith Mother Nature will get ...
by northeastlawn
September 23rd, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Should I lower my HOC for Fine Fescue in the winter....
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Should I lower my HOC for Fine Fescue in the winter....

I have a few patches of fine fescue street side by a fence that gets mostly shade. After a few years of spring over-seeding its finally thickened up nicely. I find I need to keep it at 3 1/2" and not fertilize it a lot, but leaving it at 3 1/2" in the fall when it doesn't get a lot of sun has helped...
by northeastlawn
September 22nd, 2020, 9:56 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Folks with Fescue - do you overseed even if grass survives Summer?
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Folks with Fescue - do you overseed even if grass survives Summer?

I don't know much about your area VA, but whenever you over-seed your giving something up. In my case I have a bad POA-A problem, over-seeding in the fall prevents me from applying a pre-m for it. But I have a full KBG that will thicken up and spread on its own. Being patient allows me to prevent PO...
by northeastlawn
September 15th, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Adding OM - How much peat moss can the lawn take? (planning for 2021)
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: Adding OM - How much peat moss can the lawn take? (planning for 2021)

[quote=Adam_M post_id=343632 time=1600111491 user_id=8180] I got a peat moss spreader and it's kind of a game changer for me - takes 1/2 the time and 1/2 the effort to spread the peat moss, and it goes down wonderfully evenly/consistently somewhere around 1/8" thick.[/quote] The compost spreader was...
by northeastlawn
September 13th, 2020, 9:37 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Thoughts on 2020 Summer Sesaon Results
Replies: 20
Views: 555

Re: Thoughts on 2020 Summer Sesaon Results

This year was tough, we missed every large rain event, we have had maybe 4-5 days of 1/2” of natural rain sine May. Add to that the local news reporting we had a record hot summer. I installed a DIY irrigation system and it was the only reason the lawn got through the summer. Last year I almost lost...