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by turf_toes
January 5th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Topsoil over moss?
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Topsoil over moss?

You’ll want to do more than even out the soil. In a year’s time, you’ll have a depression in the area where the tree was if you don’t pile the soil a little higher than the surrounding soil.
by turf_toes
January 4th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: TRU CUT C27 vs. McLane 25
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: TRU CUT C27 vs. McLane 25

Eric, you’ll probably get better results if you repost during the growing season. I know you are in the south. So there may still be folks around to answer your post. But the site has much more traffic during the warmer months. January and February tend to be slower on the site.
by turf_toes
December 25th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Merry Christmas, All !!
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: Merry Christmas, All !!

Merry Christmas!
by turf_toes
December 21st, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: The Last Sign of the End of the Season
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: The Last Sign of the End of the Season

Glass half full!
by turf_toes
December 3rd, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Boston Globe Article on PFAS in Bay State Fertilizer
Replies: 16
Views: 472

Re: Boston Globe Article on PFAS in Bay State Fertilizer

Agreed, and if they both show it, the process to remove the PFAS could be costly...... From what I’ve read elsewhere, the issue is specifically with bay state and how/where they’re getting their source materials. It does not seem to apply to other similar products. There’s no need to jump to specul...
by turf_toes
November 30th, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 0.08% other crop
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: 0.08% other crop

Other crop could contain Poa Triv.
by turf_toes
November 26th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: Rye/Bermuda/Fescue
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Rye/Bermuda/Fescue

what you describe is a common practice in warm season lawns. (Overseed Bermuda with annual rye so it has some color in the winter months) The practice has been criticized by those pursuing show case lawns as not good for the Bermuda grass. If you aren’t going for a showcase lawn, my only concern wou...
by turf_toes
November 11th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Location Map for Us
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Location Map for Us

Yeah. It would be possible. But it’s the kind of thing that could be abused by unethical people and spammers.
by turf_toes
October 30th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is this rust? I hope so.
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Is this rust? I hope so.

I’d get a standard fungicide. I don’t normally use fungicides often. But if it were me, in my location, I would deal with this now, while the grass may still have time to recover.
by turf_toes
October 16th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Grub Control in the Fall?
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: Grub Control in the Fall?

That’s not grub damage. Most likely some kind of animal.
by turf_toes
October 16th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Glade KBG?
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Glade KBG?

Wally wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 11:34 am
In the latest Schedule C trials at Rutgers, Glade came out tops.

This is a very old cultivar?
In which category?

https://ntep.org/ntep/reports/kb17/kb17 ... 7_19-1.htm

Care to share a link to that finding?
by turf_toes
October 13th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Seed selection help
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Seed selection help

Even with your predominantly Rye grass mix, you are way outside the optimal window for seeding this year. Most people here are getting ready to wind their lawns down. You’d have gotten more feedback about your seed mix if you had posted in August or even early to mid September. I’m hoping you’re pla...
by turf_toes
October 8th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Honda HRX 217 Suction issue
Replies: 55
Views: 3595

Re: Honda HRX 217 Suction issue

I didn't know whether I should start a new thread or add to this one. I opted for the latter. I too have been extremely UNHAPPY with my 2018 Honda HRX217VKA. I had a 2006 HRX217TDA, then in 2010 we moved to an acreage that necessitated a rider, so I sold told the 2006 HRX217TDA to my father-in-lawn...
by turf_toes
October 7th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Are "professional" turfgrass seeds the only way to have a good lawn?
Replies: 13
Views: 482

Re: Are "professional" turfgrass seeds the only way to have a good lawn?

I think I paid $160 for 25 lbs of quality KBG at Seedsuperstore but I picked it up so there was no shipping cost. But if I had to pay $600 for 50 lbs I would have a stiff drink and click the "place order" button. Considering what you will spend over the next 10 years on other inputs to the lawn, I ...
by turf_toes
October 7th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Are "professional" turfgrass seeds the only way to have a good lawn?
Replies: 13
Views: 482

Re: Are "professional" turfgrass seeds the only way to have a good lawn?

I think I paid $160 for 25 lbs of quality KBG at Seedsuperstore but I picked it up so there was no shipping cost. But if I had to pay $600 for 50 lbs I would have a stiff drink and click the "place order" button. Considering what you will spend over the next 10 years on other inputs to the lawn, I ...
by turf_toes
October 7th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Are "professional" turfgrass seeds the only way to have a good lawn?
Replies: 13
Views: 482

Re: Are "professional" turfgrass seeds the only way to have a good lawn?

Re: my own opening post, well pardon me! I apparently was just kidding around. Forget $233... now we are up to $595 for 50 lbs. Hmmm. I am tempted to buy a poor-man's helping of such seeds and see what gives. You need to shop around. No way you should be paying that kind of price for 50 pounds. Ass...
by turf_toes
September 27th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: I want to say something to the neighbor..but..
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: I want to say something to the neighbor..but..

Depends on your relationship with them. If you are friendly, it would be ok. But if you barely talk, I’d keep my opinion to myself.
by turf_toes
September 23rd, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Fall Nitrogen and Organic Lawn Care
Replies: 15
Views: 503

Re: Fall Nitrogen and Organic Lawn Care

Andy and Timmy have given you good advice. I don’t know the seasons in your area. So I don’t know if I would advise compost at this time.
by turf_toes
September 23rd, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Fall Nitrogen and Organic Lawn Care
Replies: 15
Views: 503

Re: Fall Nitrogen and Organic Lawn Care

Ok. That’s a common mistake. Generally, you should disturb the soil as little as possible. Tillng just brings dormant weed seeds to the surface and results in a lot of weeds.
by turf_toes
September 23rd, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Fall Nitrogen and Organic Lawn Care
Replies: 15
Views: 503

Re: Fall Nitrogen and Organic Lawn Care

Thanks @andy10917 and @TimmyG. Had another question: I read in a few articles on organic lawn care about creating soil conditions to allow microbes to thrive in the soil and one of the recommendations was to add compost in the fall and spring and to leave grass clippings on the lawn. I've had issue...