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by bpgreen
June 14th, 2019, 1:26 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Here Comes the Burn-Out
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Re: Here Comes the Burn-Out

I was out of town last week, but was told by neighbors that we had rain. My lawn still springs back when I walk on it (even the remnants that are kbg). But some of my neighbors have already started watering every day (maybe twice a day). My next door neighbor has commented on how much better my lawn...
by bpgreen
June 14th, 2019, 1:18 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: newly seeded lawn with many bare spots
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: newly seeded lawn with many bare spots

I don't know what your hopes are for your lawn, but that seed mix doesn't look great. Chewing fescue is a fine fescue. I know nothing about that variety, but fine rescues are bunch grasses, so that won't spread (just so you know that I'm not completely against fine fescues, I have them in my mutt la...
by bpgreen
June 12th, 2019, 12:53 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How bad do new TTTF cultivars look in a KBG/RG/FF lawn?
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: How bad do new TTTF cultivars look in a KBG/RG/FF lawn?

I think the reccommendation to core aerate and dethatch is to increase seed to soil contact. But the general consensus here is that the risks outweigh the benefits. If you have bare spots that need to be overseeded, you won't need to aerate. If you need to aerate to expose soil, you probably don't n...
by bpgreen
June 4th, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Height of Cut (HOC) Best Practice
Replies: 16
Views: 480

Re: Height of Cut (HOC) Best Practice

I cut my lawn at 4" and my clover does fine. I'm often cutting at least some clover when I mow. Much of my clover is strawberry clover, but it looks about the same as Dutch white and I've got some Dutch white in the mix, also.
by bpgreen
May 27th, 2019, 10:16 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Has your lawn reno caused an unspoken competition with neighbors?
Replies: 24
Views: 398

Re: Has your lawn reno caused an unspoken competition with neighbors?

I don't have the premium lawn that many here have, but my next door neighbor commented on the difference between his lawn and mine. I told him that the biggest difference was that he cut his grass a lot shorter than I cut mine. I noticed that he's letting his grass get longer now. It's also looking ...
by bpgreen
May 26th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Congratulations to SLYDER27
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: Congratulations to SLYDER27

Congratulations!
by bpgreen
May 26th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Sprinkler Head Recommendations for small area and low pressure....
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Sprinkler Head Recommendations for small area and low pressure....

I would also suggest that you consider gear drive heads instead of impact. They're been more reliable for me, especially when pressure is low. They're also much quieter.
by bpgreen
May 19th, 2019, 11:42 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is any particular type of grass darker than the rest (all else being equal)?
Replies: 20
Views: 513

Re: Is any particular type of grass darker than the rest (all else being equal)?

KBGkicksazz wrote:
May 19th, 2019, 8:31 pm
But doesn’t the soil it’s growing in play a role with grass color too?
Yes.

But the original question specified "all else being equal" so the soil chemistry is a separate question.
by bpgreen
May 19th, 2019, 11:38 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 225
Views: 6166

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

Not my lawn, but I pulled a bunch of weeds in my garden.
by bpgreen
May 15th, 2019, 1:07 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 225
Views: 6166

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

Planted a self fruitful dwarf pear tree.

It's supposed to rain for about a week straight starting Thursday, so I plan to mow tomorrow and throw down some blue grama seed. I may st the mower a little lower since it's a fiskars reel mower and I'm afraid of falling behind.
by bpgreen
May 12th, 2019, 12:40 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 225
Views: 6166

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

Mowed, edged, put string up for my hop bines.
by bpgreen
May 12th, 2019, 12:38 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Fiskars reel mower
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Fiskars reel mower

I dropped my deck for the last cut of the season last year and killed my gas mower. So far, I've been able to keep up with my fiskars. As long as you mow regularly, it's great (but as you noted, a lot more exercise than a power mower). In my case, when it gets hot, it'll be easier to mow because I r...
by bpgreen
May 3rd, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: native grasses
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: native grasses

I'm starting to like the blue gamma more than the other grasses. When I started growing native grasses, I liked western wheatgrass better than streambank or crested wheatgrass, but it germinates poorly and ends up with wider blades that are more blue than green. So I'd probably leave that out and go...
by bpgreen
May 1st, 2019, 12:41 am
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Why does my lawn tear up like carpet?
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: Why does my lawn tear up like carpet?

When I saw the subject, I thought, "because it's sad."

Then I realized tear as in rhymes with fair, not rhymes with fear.
by bpgreen
April 27th, 2019, 1:00 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 225
Views: 6166

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

I pulled the bag of blue grama seeds from the freezer and threw some down on bare spots. I did that before the first snow last fall, also, but the seeds apparently washed away in a lot of spots. It has been both fairly warm and fairly rainy lately. Those are both unusual conditions here, but ideal f...
by bpgreen
April 26th, 2019, 1:14 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 225
Views: 6166

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

Pway wrote:
April 24th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Pway wrote:
April 24th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Oops Put down Grubex, should get a good rain Friday.
I kinda liked the idea of putting down bribes to get a good rain.
by bpgreen
April 26th, 2019, 1:12 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Elite Bluegrass’s Competitve advantage
Replies: 21
Views: 597

Re: Elite Bluegrass’s Competitve advantage

I tried taking basically the opposite approach. I overseeded with native grasses repeatedly, stopped applying fertilizer and only water 3-4 times a year (and I live in Utah, so there's basically no rain in the summer). I've got more native grass in the lawn than I used to, but there's still a lot of...
by bpgreen
April 24th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Questionable dry dog food on lawn
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: Questionable dry dog food on lawn

If you wager it in right away, I don't think you need to worry about it.
by bpgreen
April 22nd, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Questionable dry dog food on lawn
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: Questionable dry dog food on lawn

I'm pretty sure somebody has posted about using dry dog food as lawn fertilizer before. I think it was DC Hall.
by bpgreen
April 19th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Shredded Paper as OM
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: Shredded Paper as OM

I add shredded paper to my compost, and sometimes put it on the garden (followed by watering to get it to mat and keep weeds from growing).

I'm not sure how well it would work on the lawn.