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by agn015
February 6th, 2020, 12:50 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Dormant Seeding Work for you.
Replies: 23
Views: 511

Re: Dormant Seeding Work for you.

I had great success in 2018 dormant seeding. Dropped seed on February 20. Sprayed tenacity April 3 and again on May 12 (I wanted to spray closer to May 3) before switching to Dimension 2EW on May 26.
by agn015
November 29th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How Do You Rate The 2019 Season For Your Lawn?
Replies: 20
Views: 365

Re: How Do You Rate The 2019 Season For Your Lawn?

I voted B: It was very good, and met most of my expectations. I had some summer damage in full sun areas but that thickened up tremendously under the aggressive N regimen this fall. I was hoping my shady areas would thicken up under the regimen too but summer/fall rust has caused some thinning with ...
by agn015
November 18th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?
Replies: 17
Views: 313

Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

I've mowed 44 times so far this year on Long Island, putting about 40 hours on the mower. I still have about 1, maybe 2 leaf mulching sessions left. Not to mention, I've got my eye on the 6 bags of leaves in front of my neighbors house...
by agn015
October 22nd, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Newly Seeded Lawn-Winterize or Not
Replies: 6
Views: 299

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: 568

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: 7
Views: 524

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: 223

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: 360

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: 153

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: 568

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: 391
Views: 11514

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: 286

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: 217

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: 478

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: 869

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: 869

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: 755

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: 69

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: 69

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 ...