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by bpgreen
October 17th, 2020, 11:23 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Frost: Right On-Time?
Replies: 16
Views: 315

Re: Frost: Right On-Time?

Average first frost here it's 10/16. It's not unusual to have snow in October.

Not this year.

No frost yet and none in the 10 day forecast. I don't think I'll need to wear sweats to bike before tube end of the month.

It's been a hot and dry year here.
by bpgreen
October 12th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How much fertilizer should I put down now
Replies: 63
Views: 1274

Re: How much fertilizer should I put down now

If you apply to much at one time, it'll kill the grass.

I'm not sure how much is too much, but I'm pretty sure 3 lbs would kill it. I'm not sure about 2 lbs, but that might be enough to kill it (or at least damage it) as well.
by bpgreen
October 8th, 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Free wood chips question
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Free wood chips question

Thanks for the info.

I didn't realize it would take that long to break down. I'll pass.
by bpgreen
October 8th, 2020, 12:18 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Free wood chips question
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Free wood chips question

About a month ago, we had a wind event (gusts up to 99mph). Lots of trees blew down. I just got a Facebook notification that there's an overabundance of shredded trees (the city normally uses this for parks, etc.). So they're looking for volunteers to take wood chips. I used to be really good at mat...
by bpgreen
October 7th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How much fertilizer should I put down now
Replies: 63
Views: 1274

Re: How much fertilizer should I put down now

I think the role of thumb is to apply enough that you get 1 lb of actual N per 1000 Sq ft. The amounts of N, P, and K in fertilizer are shown as percentages. For example, a balanced fertilizer might be 10-10-10. So that would have 10% N. I think urea is 46-0-0. I think I've seen it in a different fo...
by bpgreen
September 26th, 2020, 11:50 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Game On for Autumn Leaves!!
Replies: 13
Views: 426

Re: Game On for Autumn Leaves!!

What is CC?

no leaves to speak of here. They all blew off in the windstorm a few weeks ago.
by bpgreen
September 24th, 2020, 11:40 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: More than Sprout and Pout?
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: More than Sprout and Pout?

Your complaining about 3 weeks, we haven’t had a decent rain since May OK, let's calm this down. This is not a game of "my drought is bigger than your drought". There is one theme here, and it's that if you are relying on natural rainfall to be your only water source in 2020 (in many areas of the c...
by bpgreen
September 24th, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Can excessive Solar uv radiation affect plants?
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: Can excessive Solar uv radiation affect plants?

@morpheuspa, you probably didn't see it because original post is more than 7 years old.
by bpgreen
September 23rd, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)
Replies: 20
Views: 548

Re: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)

I'm still working from home and will be for the foreseeable future.
by bpgreen
September 20th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Boise new lawn establishment
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Boise new lawn establishment

I'm no help on kbg cultivars. I've been planting native grasses and moving away from more traditional lawn grasses.
by bpgreen
September 18th, 2020, 11:04 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Boise new lawn establishment
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Boise new lawn establishment

I'm not sure whether the cardboard will break down enough over the winter. The microbes don't really do much when the temperature is below 40. I think I'd skip that. Have you considered doing a dormant seeding? That can give you a jump start since the seeds will germinate as soon as the soil is warm...
by bpgreen
September 17th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Please help with ID
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Please help with ID

I'm not very good at weed/ grass id, but I think that might be an unimproved tall fescue (something like k31, which is often included in seed mixes in big box stores). I don't think there's a way to selectively kill it. You'll probably need to use glyphosate (the chemical in roundup, but generics ar...
by bpgreen
September 15th, 2020, 5:13 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 232
Views: 8754

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

It started late this year, but the trees (especially Maples) are shedding the "tired leaves" so heavily that they're making what we call "leaf storms" - the slightest breeze brings down hundreds of leaves at once. Interesting. We had a wind storm last week (gusts up to 99 mph). My cherry tree has n...
by bpgreen
September 13th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Thoughts on 2020 Summer Sesaon Results
Replies: 20
Views: 442

Re: Thoughts on 2020 Summer Sesaon Results

The controller for my irrigation system died some time over the winter. We also had a drier than usual summer (and our summers are dry to start). I think we had no measurable precipitation from 6/29 until the last week of August. And those were .25 and .16 inch respectively. I decided to just let it...
by bpgreen
September 11th, 2020, 12:27 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 232
Views: 8754

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

Not so much today as all week. We had a wind event Tuesday morning starting at midnight and going to noon. Gusts got as high as 99 mph. Power went out at 3:30 AM. It didn't come back until 7:30 Wednesday. But I guess I'm lucky, because the website said I should preorder to be without power through T...
by bpgreen
September 7th, 2020, 11:31 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Discouraging moles from my yard?
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Discouraging moles from my yard?

There's also a thing that you drive into the ground that has a solar panel and it sends vibrations through the ground. It's supposed to drive off moles and voles. I had voles. Poison worked better, but I'm keeping the noise thing to see if it might help keep them at bay in the future.
by bpgreen
September 6th, 2020, 12:01 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Artists?
Replies: 34
Views: 606

Re: Artists?

Those roses almost look like photographs except for the backgrounds.

I'm impressed.
by bpgreen
September 5th, 2020, 11:41 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Wild Ginseng
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: Wild Ginseng

I knew a guy who "hunted" ginseng about 40 years ago. He said it was important to leave the plants at the top of hills because they'd repopulate that way.
by bpgreen
September 4th, 2020, 1:07 am
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: Newer zoysia lawn mixed with Buffalo grass?
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Newer zoysia lawn mixed with Buffalo grass?

It's unlikely to be buffalo grass in Florida. Unless you're using the Australian definition of buffalo grass, which I think is called st Augustine in the USA.

In the USA, buffalo grass is a native prairie grass that mostly grows west of the Mississippi.
by bpgreen
September 2nd, 2020, 1:14 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Turn The Page (or maybe "Welcome to 2021")
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Turn The Page (or maybe "Welcome to 2021")

I've stopped grabbing OPL after getting too many bags with other than leaves, even from people telling me that was all that was in the bag. My sprinkler system broke this year, and I got .25 inch of rain during July and August combined. I hand watered some spots, but I'm guessing I've got big areas ...