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by agn015
October 6th, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Sharpening my own blades; what tool to use
Replies: 21
Views: 1053

Re: Sharpening my own blades; what tool to use

An angle grinder and a flap disc work great, plus it has a gazillion other uses. I second this and I'd also recommend a lift and impact wrench, if you have a tractor. I'm getting older and pulling the deck and fighting with getting blades off is too much. I now lift the front and pull the three bla...
by agn015
September 3rd, 2020, 11:51 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Got Urea?
Replies: 25
Views: 878

Re: Got Urea?

mobiledynamics wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 1:17 pm
Never have ventured out to LICA before, even though they are on my radar as a local place !
Mobiledynamics,

I just bought a 50lb bag of urea from LICA. Total cost was $24.71 out the door. They had it in stock when I was there on Tuesday.
by agn015
August 17th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 232
Views: 8754

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

Dropped 0.36lb N from ocean gro. I was out of commission since 7/31 with a couple herniated discs in my spine but I’m surprised at how good the lawn looks despite an abrupt stop to serenade apps, less frequent mows and relying on nature for water. Due to the current health of my spine, I’ll probably...
by agn015
June 18th, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: I think I fixed my mower?
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: I think I fixed my mower?

How old is the mower? Is it new or used? I've always bought used mowers and make sure to do a full tune-up the day I buy it and then annually as Andy suggested. I'm just a little ocd and actually keep track of runtime hours with a cheap hour meter/tachometer but that's not necessary if you only mow ...
by agn015
April 26th, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Ugh!! Chapin 24V Sprayer Died
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Ugh!! Chapin 24V Sprayer Died

Good luck with Chapin support Andy. I have the 20V version and had to contact them when my battery failed. They sent a replacement pretty quickly. Last year I had an issue where it was completely dead and wouldn’t spray. I took off the plastic pump housing and found one of the electrical quick conne...
by agn015
April 24th, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 232
Views: 8754

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

Hand pulled a couple buckets full of poa annua.
by agn015
April 24th, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: agn015 Humate Review
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: agn015 Humate Review

Awesome! Thank you Andy! I found one distributor nearby from their web site so I’ll see if they’re still open.
by agn015
April 23rd, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: agn015 Humate Review
Replies: 2
Views: 99

agn015 Humate Review

Hi Andy,

Can you review my soil test and let me know what application rate of The Andersons Humic DG would be recommended?

Soil Test Results - viewtopic.php?f=11&t=25652

Thank you!
by agn015
April 10th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: AGN015 2020 Soil Test
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: AGN015 2020 Soil Test

Grass is still waking up. Sunnier spots are looking fantastic while the shady spots are still lagging behind. My plan is to drop the first 1lb of K around the same time I drop Bay State and boron. I also lied about poa annua, there's def plenty of that still hanging around...
by agn015
April 3rd, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Did anyone ever notice...
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Did anyone ever notice...

Good eye! I won’t be able to unsee that now
by agn015
April 1st, 2020, 10:23 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: AGN015 2020 Soil Test
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: AGN015 2020 Soil Test

Thank you Andy! Hmmm I wonder where the magnesium is coming from? Maybe it was a sampling error but I’m not sure. Both last year and this year I used a proplugger to grab the inch between 3-4” depth. Would adding OM unlock some magnesium that was previously unavailable in my soil? My first soil test...
by agn015
April 1st, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: AGN015 2020 Soil Test
Replies: 3
Views: 172

AGN015 2020 Soil Test

Good morning everyone, I just got my 2020 soil test results back. This is now my 5th year of soil tests and I'm pretty happy with how the numbers are looking. I'm not sure why the pH increased so much as I've never put down any lime, ever. Does an increase in potassium drive an increase in pH? I was...
by agn015
March 29th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: oceangro April sale
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: oceangro April sale

yeah, ferris farms has it , thinking of taking a ride this week. I will also check bartells in Clark. I know it is not essential travel but I am starting to go nuts at home here. Have been using mask and gloves when I go out trying to do my part. Give Bartell a call first to make sure they’re open....
by agn015
March 28th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: oceangro April sale
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: oceangro April sale

I was lucky and got the April sale price last weekend. My supplier was closing on Monday 3/23 so he was nice enough to honor it early.
by agn015
March 24th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 232
Views: 8754

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

My ProPlugger came in the mail so I had to try it out. Moved probably 25 plugs around to repair some damage from last summer (chinch bug I think) and some other bare spots. I wasn't sure on the timing of plugging (is it too early?) but with 1.5" of rain in the forecast this week I figured I'd exper...
by agn015
March 21st, 2020, 11:19 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Soil Testing at UMASS Suspended
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Soil Testing at UMASS Suspended

I was worried about this and sent my Logan Labs sample out on Monday 3/16 but USPS hasn’t updated tracking since Wednesday. It’s been stuck at the regional metro NY distribution center. I sent USPS a message so I hope they find it soon.
by agn015
March 21st, 2020, 11:12 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Broadcast Spreader Recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: Broadcast Spreader Recommendations

Keep your eyes open for used ones. I found a used Earthway C22R (similar to the 2150) for $50. It’s served me well on my 12k sqft for a few years now and shows no signs of slowing down. You’re right, the pneumatic tires are a huge upgrade from the plastic scotts wheels. I don’t know how I used the S...
by agn015
March 18th, 2020, 10:27 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: So when do we drop the PreM?
Replies: 20
Views: 700

Re: So when do we drop the PreM?

I also follow the gdd tracker just to see if I’m in the ballpark. My hope is to use the forsythia and growing degree days as two reference points to fine tune my preM timing over the next few years. So far it seems like forsythia bloom right around 300 GDD for my area and that's about the same time ...
by agn015
March 18th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 232
Views: 8754

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

I don’t mean to hijack this thread. I’m not worried about T&C, more the airport and coming back. I hear incoming international flights and processing is a nightmare. To keep this on subject, if I stay home more time for cleanup and such! Yes def not trying to hijack. I hear ya about the travel. We ...
by agn015
March 18th, 2020, 7:20 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: So when do we drop the PreM?
Replies: 20
Views: 700

Re: So when do we drop the PreM?

I dropped my prodiamine today too. Forysthia near the highways are full bloom and my neighbors thin one is about as full bloom as it ever gets. I agree that being early is better. My area is 2 full weeks early compared to last year. I was considering waiting until the weekend too but had some extra ...