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by __JT__
March 28th, 2020, 1:43 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: JT's 2020 soil test
Replies: 2
Views: 83

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: 34
Views: 1059

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: 83

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: 1013

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: 164

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: 11540

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: 3549

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: 11540

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: 11540

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: 11540

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: 74

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: 74

__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: 11540

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: 20366

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: 20366

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: 20366

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: 20366

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...