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by turf_toes
November 24th, 2020, 1:06 am
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: San Diego, CA - Just had Platinum TE Paspalum installed
Replies: 71
Views: 5559

Re: San Diego, CA - Just had Platinum TE Paspalum installed

You’re not likely to get a lot of responses on this thread now, since it is nearly December. El Kay hasn’t been on the site since shortly after posting his last comment here.
by turf_toes
November 2nd, 2020, 10:02 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Where did the water go?
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: Where did the water go?

You’d be in a better position to answer that question. It really depends on how your system is set up.
by turf_toes
November 2nd, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Where did the water go?
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: Where did the water go?

You’ve either got a water pressure issue or you’ve got a leak in your system. If you’re on a well, I’d suspect that’s where your problem is. If you initially have pressure, but then you don’t, that’s probably the issue. I’d suggest using the smallest nozzle in each of your heads. But you just might ...
by turf_toes
September 24th, 2020, 8:37 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: KBG Fungus prevention Best Practice?
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: KBG Fungus prevention Best Practice?

Best bet is to research NTEP for best cultivars for disease resistance. If you’re starting new, that’s the most important thing you can do. Also, if disease resistance is your primary concern, plant a KBG blend, not a monostand. I live my backyard monostand of Bewitched. But every year it shows an i...
by turf_toes
September 21st, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: Leisure Time Zoysia
Replies: 18
Views: 4318

Re: Leisure Time Zoysia

Nah. He wasn’t a regular. Most people ask a question, hopefully get an answer, and move on. His only activity was on this thread.
by turf_toes
September 15th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: KBG Seed Question : Any difference in Regular Turf vs Forage Types
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: KBG Seed Question : Any difference in Regular Turf vs Forage Types

No. They could be in the same family. But some types/cultivars are bred for different purposes.

Are all dogs the same?
by turf_toes
September 13th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Thoughts on 2020 Summer Sesaon Results
Replies: 20
Views: 555

Re: Thoughts on 2020 Summer Sesaon Results

I irrigate. Other than a few dog urine burns, my lawn has never looked better.
by turf_toes
August 25th, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Got Urea?
Replies: 25
Views: 955

Re: Got Urea?

Goods Feed Mill in East Earl, Lancaster County, PA sells it for about $14 for a 50 pound bag. I have not been there this year. So the price may need updating.

It’s an Amish run place, so bring cash. (No credit cards or checks)
by turf_toes
August 24th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Thatching and Spring Seeding
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Thatching and Spring Seeding

Yep. I can almost guarantee that you don’t have much thatch growing a northern Mix lawn.

Thatch is generally a concern in KBG lawns (and with warm-season grasses like Zoysia)
by turf_toes
August 18th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Handy chart for various chemical ratios?
Replies: 14
Views: 335

Re: Handy chart for various chemical ratios?

All those ratios are easily available, as you note on the product labels. I’d suggest heading to your local pharmacy and buying a cheap pair of $5 over the counter reading glasses.

I’d not use or trust a list generated by someone other than the product manufacturer. Typos happen.
by turf_toes
August 16th, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 243
Views: 10642

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

Keep it watered. It will probably come back ok.

If you are nervous, you could overseed the area too.
by turf_toes
August 14th, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: I've killed my lawn
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: I've killed my lawn

With the parameters you’ve set, (no watering or maintenance), there are very few options that will look good and survive those conditions. Maybe an unimproved tall fescue, like Ky-31? That’s a wide-bladed grass that looks to many like a weed. You could plug zoysia. But it would take several years to...
by turf_toes
August 13th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: jskierko's Fall 2020 Bewitched Front Renovation
Replies: 51
Views: 1802

Re: jskierko's Fall 2020 Bewitched Front Renovation

As soon as I finish my breakfast I am headed outside to work on my reno. With luck I will get the tenacity down, seed spread and compost top dressing down before the end of the day. Tomorrow will be roller and makeshift fence to keep the dog off it. Good luck If it were my project, I’d apply the Te...
by turf_toes
August 13th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 46-0-0 Urea
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: 46-0-0 Urea

You’ll need to adjust the speed you push the spreader. Also the prill-size of the urea matters.

Summing up, there’s no single answer that will apply to your specific situation
by turf_toes
August 10th, 2020, 10:05 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Full-sun seed recommendations for central NJ
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Full-sun seed recommendations for central NJ

If your existing lawn goes dormant in the heat of summer, an overseed isn’t going to give you greatly better results. Your existing rye grass will still be there and will bounce back in the fall. That grass will go dormant again next summer. Overseeing KBG into a Mostly rye grass lawn Is not likely ...
by turf_toes
August 9th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Overseeding kbg into current lawn
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Overseeding kbg into current lawn

KenandNancy is correct. This is one of the few cases where I’d use a growth regulator. A few years ago, I did the following. 1. Gradually (over a couple of weeks) lower the cut to as low as I could get it. (1st or second notch on the mower) 2. Water and let it recover for a week. 3. Keep the cut at ...
by turf_toes
August 8th, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: surfactant
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: surfactant

Usually the label is your best source of truth on these things.
by turf_toes
August 8th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Growth regulators on lawns
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Growth regulators on lawns

Growth regulators in lawns can also lead to fungal problems with pathogens that normally wouldn’t be a problem. Things like rust and dollarspot which a property fed lawn can simply outgrow can become more serious When under regulation. There are benefits as related to darker color. But On the balanc...
by turf_toes
August 7th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Overseeding kbg into current lawn
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Overseeding kbg into current lawn

Did you ask your seed vendor? That’s where I’d start. NTEP scores aren’t useful in your case because you can’t compare scores across different grass types.
by turf_toes
August 7th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Anyone still dropping Milo?
Replies: 19
Views: 919

Re: Anyone still dropping Milo?

Here’s one decent read from the google search above. It claims 99 percent of us have PFAS in our blood.

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