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by agn015
October 22nd, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Newly Seeded Lawn-Winterize or Not
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Newly Seeded Lawn-Winterize or Not

I was in a similar situation, getting seed down in October of 2017. Search for a thread titled yard graded near frost. The areas that got leaf mulch came in the best on my property. But I used a toro 22” and not a 600lb tractor.
by agn015
October 15th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Anyone else in the NE getting hit with rust?
Replies: 19
Views: 563

Re: Anyone else in the NE getting hit with rust?

I'm still battling my rust from last month. I almost had it fully under control with just one serenade app in mid September, but I neglected to spray a second serenade app and the rust roared back to life at the beginning of October. I put one more 2oz/k app down yesterday and plan to do weekly apps...
by agn015
October 14th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Winterizing Poll
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Winterizing Poll

I also voted zero but that’s because it’s illegal to apply nitrogen fertilizer in Suffolk county NY from November 1 to April 1. Otherwise I have gone aggressive on the N getting weekly apps down since September 2. If all goes well I will have 4lbs of N down by between 9/2 and 10/31. Hoping the grass...
by agn015
September 19th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Clovers everywhere
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Clovers everywhere

+1 on triclopyr. I had a few large patches of clover this spring that I hit twice, 2 weeks apart and 95% of the clover is gone. I have a few stragglers that I must have missed or only hit once. I'm planning to hit them again soon. I've never had good luck with tenacity on clover. Yes it turns white,...
by agn015
September 16th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Prime Source Meso 4SC Select – Generic Tenacity
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: Prime Source Meso 4SC Select – Generic Tenacity

I still have my eye on the generic version. I have a little bit of my authentic Tenacity left, but as soon as that is gone, I'll buy whichever one is less expensive.
by agn015
September 13th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Sourcing Sulfate of Potash and Urea in Massachusetts
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Sourcing Sulfate of Potash and Urea in Massachusetts

That’s funny that Franklin Agway doesn’t have urea anymore. Back when I first started my lawn care journey about 3 years ago, that was the first place I bought urea.
by agn015
September 10th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Anyone else in the NE getting hit with rust?
Replies: 19
Views: 563

Re: Anyone else in the NE getting hit with rust?

I just noticed some rust in my lawn here on Long Island. From a distance I thought it was all over, but it appears to just be on the north side of the house and in the really shady areas, most likely due to the slower growth in those areas. It doesn't seem to be an intense outbreak so hopefully I ca...
by agn015
September 7th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 376
Views: 10865

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

The kids woke us up early so I’ve had the impact sprinklers running since about 5am to supplement the .2” of rain we got yesterday. I’ll give the lawn a nice drink today/tomorrow morning to water in my second urea app of the aggressive program and the dimension 2ew app I sprayed yesterday.
by agn015
August 29th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Type of Mix Seeds I could use
Replies: 13
Views: 284

Re: Type of Mix Seeds I could use

I am planning on buying Rain Gauge to help me determinant how long it takes to irrigate water 1 inch. Do you have any suggestion when to water it? morning vs afternoon or evening? Instead of buying a rain gauge you could use tuna cans or any flat bottomed and straight sided containers. I think the ...
by agn015
July 27th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Heads Up: Prepping for "Fall Nitrogen Regimens"
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: Heads Up: Prepping for "Fall Nitrogen Regimens"

Thanks Andy. I just picked up a discounted bag of urea. They marked the price down to $10 since it had a small tear in it. I haven’t weighed it yet but it still feels awfully close to 50lbs
by agn015
June 20th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Mowing when wet and the tradeoffs
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: Mowing when wet and the tradeoffs

Bagging when wet makes a mess, too...in the bag. There's no good answer, except maybe side discharge if your mower offers it. But it leaves longer clippings than mulching, which isn't great either. I got a wet mow in during lunch today and was wondering what others think the best practices for mowi...
by agn015
June 18th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: EriCS soil test
Replies: 36
Views: 453

Re: EriCS soil test

Walmart also carries 10-10-10. The one in Fishkill,NY is showing 19 bags in stock at $7.00/40lb.
by agn015
June 5th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Triclopyr
Replies: 29
Views: 857

Re: Triclopyr

Spot application mix recommendations are usually no different than the broadcast rates. It's up to you to know how to spot apply at the same coverage rate as your would say 1 gallon per 1000 sq ft. For example, the spot application rate for Tenacity is 1 tsp in 2 gallons applied at 1 gallon per 100...
by agn015
June 4th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Triclopyr
Replies: 29
Views: 857

Re: Triclopyr

Thank you for for posting this, you've encouraged me to attack the clover in my yard! On Friday I hit it with triclopyr from Ortho Poison Ivy and Brush Killer. I mixed up 1.5 oz of 8% triclopyr with 1.5 gallons of water with 1.5 oz of non-ionic surfactant. It hasn't even been a week and I can alread...
by agn015
April 16th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Josh's 2019 soil test
Replies: 47
Views: 745

Re: Josh's 2019 soil test

I just found SOP on Long Island from a local turf supply for $28 per 50lbs. You should be able to find something similar in CT. I remember hearing other CT members mention a place called valley green. Not sure if you’re near there but I had good luck calling local turf supply places. As for the iron...
by agn015
April 8th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: agn015 Spring 2019 Soil Test
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: agn015 Spring 2019 Soil Test

Ah okay sounds good. I’ll have them create an account. Thanks again!
by agn015
April 8th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: agn015 Spring 2019 Soil Test
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: agn015 Spring 2019 Soil Test

That’s great to hear Andy! I’ve never applied any lime so I’m happy to see the pH dropped a little. Maybe in a few more years it’ll drop a little more to ideal levels. I’ll continue alternating bay state with urea and adding in organics as the budget allows. I already know where to get SOP so we’re ...
by agn015
April 8th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: agn015 Spring 2019 Soil Test
Replies: 4
Views: 68

agn015 Spring 2019 Soil Test

Here are the results from my 4th soil test. Every year I'm amazed at how much visual improvement there is to both the soil and the plants. Thanks for all of the help! I have about 12k sqft total of grass of KBG and TTTF. I mow as often as I can during the season, usually every 4-7 days depending on ...
by agn015
February 4th, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Chapin's new 20V Backpack Sprayer
Replies: 228
Views: 11422

Re: Chapin's new 20V Backpack Sprayer

I’ve seen online reviews of battery issues as well as others complaining about the pump leaking. I’ve been wondering if those bad reviews are from a bad batch of sprayers that slipped through quality? It will be interesting to see if any other owners chime in with input. I bought my Chapin 63985 bac...
by agn015
November 17th, 2018, 11:06 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tip: Observe snow melt patterns
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: Tip: Observe snow melt patterns

Great tip! I noticed this is true in my yard too. I realized it this spring when we got a few late snowfalls and have been using that info to adjust my watering habits. I move around sprinklers manually so it definitely helped me get more efficient and will help me fine tune zones if I ever take the...