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by __JT__
October 2nd, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Mowing height - what are you at?
Replies: 24
Views: 1002

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: 127

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: 11494

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: 91
Views: 3441

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: 170

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: 11494

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.
by __JT__
April 23rd, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 391
Views: 11494

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

First mow of the year, then applied serenade mixed with kelp help/molasses and Nu-film 17 as sticker. It’s been wet and humid for about 4 days, and got a couple days break before more of it. Trying to pre-empt red thread.

sprayed my yaku rhodys too...
by __JT__
April 18th, 2019, 6:43 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Pushing out red thread
Replies: 10
Views: 158

Re: Pushing out red thread

I got it at Agway. It think it was 10ish. 3 bags for me is ~15#K. I've never been to the TSC in Millis, and one just opened in Woonsocket, looks like they carry it too. I didn't get sprouts last year, but a lot of rodent activity tho... This "thread" is a good reminder. I think I will ramp up agains...
by __JT__
April 17th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Pushing out red thread
Replies: 10
Views: 158

Re: Pushing out red thread

For me it was visible last year around May 15, and lasted around 5 weeks. Surprisingly, I didn’t see it in the fall. My thinking is that it’s there a few weeks before visible symptoms. I’m putting some organics (bay state .44#N) down this week end, but that’s also to get a better spread for SOP, and...
by __JT__
April 14th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 391
Views: 11494

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

Sprayed the yard with prodiamine. Getting a rain tonight into tomorrow.
by __JT__
April 8th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: __JT__'s soil test
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: __JT__'s soil test

Thanks Andy!!!!! I appreciate it. I was surprised about the TEC value. I’ve gotten previous tests from my local extension (UMass), and three years straight it was @8. I think my sample method is solid (use a pro plugger and took from a lot of points), but definitely double check the depth next year....
by __JT__
April 6th, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: __JT__'s soil test
Replies: 2
Views: 62

__JT__'s soil test

I have a 10,500 sf lawn (sampled 4” from twenty spots). I’m going on 3 years as a lawn enthusiast. I renovated the lawn with the help of this site. I mulch mow about every five days. I have an irrigation system, but use it sparingly. The disease I tend to get is red thread in the spring. My ph has c...
by __JT__
March 30th, 2019, 8:44 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 391
Views: 11494

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

Gave the yard a light raking, mostly sticks and pine cones from a wooded edge. Then put down an application of lime and GrubEx. A little early with GrubEx, but wanted to time it all with some rain tomorrow…
by __JT__
November 18th, 2018, 6:28 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2018: What did you do on your lawn today?
Replies: 725
Views: 20342

Re: 2018: What did you do on your lawn today?

Mulched leaves and got winterizer (i.e. urea 1#N/K) down. I had a leaf cover and partial snow dilemma, but was able to blow a lot leaves off the snow, into some clear areas, and mulch up them there. Went right into dark, then opened a growler of IPA.
by __JT__
October 4th, 2018, 6:55 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2018: What did you do on your lawn today?
Replies: 725
Views: 20342

Re: 2018: What did you do on your lawn today?

Sprayed yard with mixture of serenade/KH/yucca/molasses, even thru in an enzyme product someone gave me. It’s on the late side for serenade (actually wanted to do this a few weeks ago) last fall I got a few small spots of red thread round this time. Things do look good now, I just want to keep it th...
by __JT__
September 26th, 2018, 5:58 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2018: What did you do on your lawn today?
Replies: 725
Views: 20342

Re: 2018: What did you do on your lawn today?

Got a good soaking, so ground is pliable for migrating plugs from mulch-bed edges, to patching lawn. Parceling it out, trying to do ten each day, assuming I get a chance. Using a weasel popper instead of the pro plugger (which I have and like). The popper does better when hitting a stone or root. It...
by __JT__
September 22nd, 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2018: What did you do on your lawn today?
Replies: 725
Views: 20342

Re: 2018: What did you do on your lawn today?

Mowing every four days (that’s what my schedule allows), 3 days or 2 days would be better. Aggressive fall N aps really do generate copious amounts of OM thru clippings! And I’m going aggressive ‘lite” with a northern mix (average .25# N urea weekly), however I’ve been feathering in milog since 8/15...
by __JT__
September 1st, 2018, 8:03 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Yeah!! Finally the Critical Season. Where's the Urea?
Replies: 17
Views: 538

Re: Yeah!! Finally the Critical Season. Where's the Urea?

Got a mow in, and dropped .22#N/K BSF, mixed in with .5#N/K (10-10-10).

I had to sneak it in when the boss was out. She thinks the honey do list takes priority this week end.
by __JT__
August 27th, 2018, 7:34 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2018: What did you do on your lawn today?
Replies: 725
Views: 20342

Re: 2018: What did you do on your lawn today?

Sharpened my mower blades.
by __JT__
August 22nd, 2018, 7:16 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Show me Your Lawn!
Replies: 67
Views: 2679

Re: Show me Your Lawn!

2016 renovation. It’s doing some late summer shedding.
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2017 renovation, a year from seed down.
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