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by bpgreen
Yesterday, 1:25 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Want me back for a bit?
Replies: 14
Views: 56

Re: Want me back for a bit?

Welcome back.
by bpgreen
Yesterday, 1:08 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Artists?
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: Artists?

Nice looking painting. I have pretty much no artistic talent, so I can't contribute.
by bpgreen
Yesterday, 1:02 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Ken2736 soil test
Replies: 41
Views: 263

Re: Ken2736 soil test

If you can't find urea, can you find ammonium sulfate (21-0-0)? That seems to be more common in Utah than urea. Maybe the same would be true in Montana.

As you can see from the first number, it's about half as strong as urea.
by bpgreen
Yesterday, 12:55 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 95
Views: 3078

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

Aether wrote:
June 1st, 2020, 3:58 pm
Mowed and bagged clippings. Sprayed organic fungicide.
Out of curiosity, why bag the clippings? They're good for adding organic matter to your soil.
by bpgreen
May 22nd, 2020, 11:23 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Robotic mower questions.
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Robotic mower questions.

Morpheuspa has one (or had one, anyway). He used to post about it. If you search for myrtle (that was what he named it) and search by his name in the user name field, you'll find some posts.
by bpgreen
May 17th, 2020, 1:26 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Snow on May 9th? Really?
Replies: 23
Views: 478

Re: Snow on May 9th? Really?

And we've had many days with highs in the upper 70s and low 80s, with no frost warnings to speak of.
by bpgreen
May 17th, 2020, 1:24 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Moles? Voles? Other?
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Moles? Voles? Other?

I agree with Andy. Voles leave surface trails all over the lawn and a few (or in my case this year, dozens of) small holes to their dens.
by bpgreen
May 17th, 2020, 1:06 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: What to use for hard Georgia Clay?
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: What to use for hard Georgia Clay?

You're correct that the soil gurus here will only interpret tests from Logan labs. I'm a bit of a hypocrite telling you to get a soil test, because I've never gotten one. But I'm doing things differently from most here. I'm trying to convert my lawn to mostly native grasses, so the requirements are ...
by bpgreen
May 15th, 2020, 11:29 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: lime app?
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: lime app?

I'd suggest getting a logan labs test (follow the directions in the sticky in the soils forum).

You'll get a full workup. There's more to soil chemistry than applying lime.
by bpgreen
May 15th, 2020, 11:26 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Lupton Soil Test - 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 116

Re: Lupton Soil Test - 2020

WIPool888 wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 12:16 pm
I guess Boron will have to wait one more month. Everywhere is out of stock due to covid-19!
https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=Borax&ref=nb_sb_noss_2
by bpgreen
May 15th, 2020, 10:45 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: What to use for hard Georgia Clay?
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: What to use for hard Georgia Clay?

Welcome. Your best bet would be to read the sticky post on this forum about posting a soil test for interpretation and sending a sample to Logan labs to be interpreted by the experts here. There's no "magic bullet" ingredient that will fix your soil. Also, if I remember correctly, you may be surpris...
by bpgreen
May 13th, 2020, 12:38 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Lupton Soil Test - 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 116

Re: Lupton Soil Test - 2020

andy10917 wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 8:41 pm
These soil tests are much easier to interpret when the member actually attaches the soil test.

Could we try that? ;-)
I right clicked the broken image and opened in a new tab and it's there. I'm not sure why it's not displaying inline.
by bpgreen
May 12th, 2020, 2:43 am
Forum: Trees
Topic: Can you ID?
Replies: 5
Views: 49

Re: Can you ID?

Apple trees are not self pollinating (at least most aren't), so if it's an apple tree, you won't set gruit unless there's a pollinator nearby.
by bpgreen
May 12th, 2020, 2:37 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Grass clippings as seed cover?
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: Grass clippings as seed cover?

I don't think I'd suggest that approach. Head clippings have a tendency to mat up.
by bpgreen
May 9th, 2020, 12:41 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Reno - Seed Superstore Recommendation
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Reno - Seed Superstore Recommendation

I've got a non elite lawn (I'm going for a lawn that requires minimal water in desert conditions) and I've never done a renovation. But I've been participating in lawn forums for a long time. I think you'll be much happier with an all kbg blend than with a mix of kbg and other greases. If you have a...
by bpgreen
May 8th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Ugh!! Chapin 24V Sprayer Died
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Ugh!! Chapin 24V Sprayer Died

It's nice when a company stands behind their product like that.

I bought a 1 gallon Chapin sprayer a couple of weeks ago, but it's low tech-- no battery or motor.
by bpgreen
May 8th, 2020, 12:48 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tenacity First Time User
Replies: 24
Views: 570

Re: Tenacity First Time User

Would you get into a Triathlon if you were very sick? Read back - earlier I stated Don't try funky games like trying to fertilize it back to health. You need to sit back, keep it watered, and have an adult beverage (or 2 !!) until it is FULLY green again. Don't you have to be a little sick to even ...
by bpgreen
May 8th, 2020, 12:43 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Snow on May 9th? Really?
Replies: 23
Views: 478

Re: Snow on May 9th? Really?

I moved to Utah in 1993. It's not really unusual to get snow in mid May.

I think it had only snowed in June twice since I've lived here.

At higher elevations, it snows even later than it does here.
by bpgreen
May 8th, 2020, 12:31 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Compost Starter (Drunken)
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Compost Starter (Drunken)

With only a few exceptions, commercial beer doesn't have any live yeast in it. And yeast aren't really going to be very helpful in the composting process. The soda only supplies sugar. There's nitrogen in the grass clippings already. The microbes that will turn your grass clippings and cardboard int...
by bpgreen
May 4th, 2020, 12:19 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 95
Views: 3078

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

I mowed yesterday (fiskars manual reel mower). Today, I mixed and sprayed 2 gallons of repels all on the part of my lawn with mouse/vole infestation. The ingredient list is putrescent egg solids, garlic, cloves. It smells about the way tired expect, although once it dried, I didn't really notice it....