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by __JT__
November 11th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: What's Going on With My Lawn?
Replies: 9
Views: 482

Re: What's Going on With My Lawn?

My lawn has that too. It showed up a week ago. It's weird, I've never seen it before. Mine is a northern mix from SSS. I noticed it on a neighbor's yard as well. Hard to tell on other yards. It stands out more on higher maintained lawns. I'm not sure what it is?. The pattern does match fallen leave ...
by __JT__
August 13th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Best time to kill and reseed?
Replies: 12
Views: 945

Re: Best time to kill and reseed?

You can seed directly onto the ground, and rolling it in is optional. If you have been fallowing, the ground will get pliable. After I nuked my lawn, I cut the grass down close to ground, and it was the few times that I use a bagger. It’s a good idea to cover the seed bed afterwards with peat moss. ...
by __JT__
August 13th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 46-0-0 Urea
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: 46-0-0 Urea

I haven't been doing the fall "aggressive" feeding, but I use 46-0-0 for the winterizer. And for that I use a Wizz spreader. I fill it up for 2K at a time (I put the wizz on scale and tare it out), and walk in both directions. I've gone thru a couple of them in 4 years, they are like bic lighters. F...
by __JT__
July 9th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Best time to kill and reseed?
Replies: 12
Views: 945

Re: Best time to kill and reseed?

You can add a tracker dye to the glyphosate, and keep an eye on how windy it is. If you need to get close to desirable plants, you can use something to block the spray like cardboard. I use a piece of plexi. I renovated by killing a zoysia lawn. I remember starting to fallow around the 4th of July. ...
by __JT__
June 24th, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 243
Views: 10629

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

Last night cut the shag from a ~6” HOC to 4”.

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by __JT__
June 20th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Extremely dry weather - irrigation plan
Replies: 25
Views: 718

Re: Extremely dry weather - irrigation plan

I have a well, and it takes me about 1.5 hours/zone to put down .41”. I have seven zones/10-11K turf. I use ten cans to measure and no matter where I put them within a section (spread out), I get the same value, but the levels vary between cans. Enough to make a difference to have a few dry spots, i...
by __JT__
June 14th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: humate recommendation for JT
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: humate recommendation for JT

I appreciate the advice/discussion. Thanks!
by __JT__
June 12th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: humate recommendation for JT
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: humate recommendation for JT

I was thinking the pelletized product, The Andersons Humic DG. Yes, for organic feeding, I apply Bay State @.44 N/M --- May 1st, June 1st, and I now I'm thinking July 1st (or last week of June) mixed with the Andersons? Then I apply a Bay State Sept 1st. So it ends up being 1.5-2 #s of organic N. I ...
by __JT__
June 12th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: humate recommendation for JT
Replies: 11
Views: 285

humate recommendation for JT

Could I get a recommendation for humates? I have sandy soil and low OM. Thanks in advance!

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by __JT__
June 10th, 2020, 7:49 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Artists?
Replies: 83
Views: 2784

Re: Artists?

Cool stuff! This one is an oil panel done on a trip to Denver last summer. It was done in about a two hour window, before the light changes. For me, quick decisions and directness is the aesthetic for this kind of stuff… Felt like I had one hand tied behind back, because I needed to pick up some gen...
by __JT__
May 2nd, 2020, 8:53 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Serenade Sticker Shock, any big box sources?
Replies: 12
Views: 376

Re: Serenade Sticker Shock, any big box sources?

I get the 2.5 gallons from seven springs farm, but they also have quarts, for a better price than amazon. The shipping brings it up tho. They are a good vendor.

I got BSF down today also, and applying Serenade/KH/yucca tomorrow. I start on the early side for red thread…
by __JT__
March 28th, 2020, 1:43 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: JT's 2020 soil test
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: JT's 2020 soil test

The lawn has got multiple apps of Bay State, Turkey litter, cracked corn, ton of clippings, shredded leaves and top dressing of compost. It’s just not going down 4”. Argh! I’ll put boron and manganese down. Technically 4 years of treatments, as this year hasn’t happed yet. It was a piecemeal renovat...
by __JT__
March 28th, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 243
Views: 10629

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

Sprayed yard with prodiamine 65wdg. This was a two weeks or so earlier than last year, but the forsythias are turning yellow. I need to remember to have extra check valves on hand. I left one in a wand over winter and it got gummed up. Getting rain overnight into tomorrow.
by __JT__
March 23rd, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: JT's 2020 soil test
Replies: 2
Views: 146

JT's 2020 soil test

This is my 5th year doing soil tests, first 3 were thru Umass lab, then I switched to Logan Labs. I took 10 samples points from my lawn (which is 10.5K) and took sample from the spot between 3” and 4”. Last year I got 2 apps of calcitic lime/ebsom salt down (the ph has improved over four years from ...
by __JT__
October 2nd, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Mowing height - what are you at?
Replies: 24
Views: 1140

Re: Mowing height - what are you at?

It took a month to get from 4" down to yesterday @ 3.25". September was mowing every 3-4 days. Wasn't too aggressive this year either, mostly BayState, about 1#N or so starting mid August (and lots of clippings). Now things are starting to slow down...I think...
by __JT__
September 30th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Let's see your aquariums
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Let's see your aquariums

Nice tank! I love cardinals.

I broke mine down this summer, after ten years of the hobby, only because I have too many of them...

Mine was a 46 gal bowfront.
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by __JT__
August 17th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 391
Views: 12170

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

Put down .6#N of Baystate
by __JT__
July 7th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Post your mow!
Replies: 94
Views: 3849

Re: Post your mow!

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4" HOC. got to cut it every 5 days, at 6 I get clumps...
by __JT__
May 20th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Rain and Serenade
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Rain and Serenade

Tough to find a stretch without rain. I took a chance and sprayed yesterday as well (Serenade, KH, and molasses). It makes me feel better that I put an extender in it (nu film 17). I’ve yet to find a source that says it shouldn’t be mixed with Serenade. It has the viscosity of honey, and leaves a st...
by __JT__
May 6th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 391
Views: 12170

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

Mowed yard and sprayed serenade/kh mix with nu film 17 as sticker. This is second application two weeks apart. Today I could see early signs of red thread, so glad I started treating early. It’s been very rainy. I got in an application of cracked corn a week back.