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by bpgreen
December 10th, 2019, 9:04 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Windows 7
Replies: 8
Views: 65

Re: Windows 7

Supposedly, the period for upgrading to windows 10 for free ended a long time abo, but I read recently that it still works.

Here's one article about it:https://www.cnet.com/how-to/upgrade-to- ... heres-how/
by bpgreen
November 17th, 2019, 12:54 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?
Replies: 16
Views: 266

Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

I didn't keep track, but probably 5-10 times.

If you live in the desert and are willing to trade looks for water conservation, grass doesn't grow very fast.
by bpgreen
November 4th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Lawn contractor doing the wrong thing at the wrong time
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Lawn contractor doing the wrong thing at the wrong time

It might work as a dormant seeding, but I don't know.

It seems to me that it's too late for normal seeding and too early for dormant seeding.
by bpgreen
October 17th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Hammbone81 Soil Test Results - Fall 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 230

Re: Hammbone81 Soil Test Results - Fall 2019

To add on to what Andy said, I read the article and it's talking about incorporating the sulfur into the soil to amend small beds. Applying sulfur to the surface won't do anything but cost you time and money. I have a tree that gets chlorotic, and I use a bulb augur to drill holes around the drip li...
by bpgreen
October 14th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Winterizing Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: Winterizing Poll

I voted for 0, but that's because I have a lawn with lots of native grasses and I'm basically ignoring the more traditional grasses.
by bpgreen
October 12th, 2019, 11:07 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Want to add sulfur(?) to my irrigation tank?
Replies: 10
Views: 55

Re: Want to add sulfur(?) to my irrigation tank?

They don't lower ph. They have iron that is naturally chelated, sho your head can use it even in high ph soil. I don't think you'll have much luck getting your ph to change with sulfur. As I said, sulfur works best when used to target individual plants (I've read that it can help in warmer areas, bu...
by bpgreen
October 12th, 2019, 1:04 am
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Want to add sulfur(?) to my irrigation tank?
Replies: 10
Views: 55

Re: Want to add sulfur(?) to my irrigation tank?

I don't think applying sulfur to the surface of a lawn will do much, if anything, to change the ph. If you bury sulfur, you can change the ph temporarily, but I'd suggest doing that only in a targeted approach to treat individual plants that are chlorotic. You can use something like morganite or bay...
by bpgreen
October 8th, 2019, 12:49 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Chris' Soil Test
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Chris' Soil Test

I've frequently seen the expression "it's a marathon, not a sprint" here when people ask about things like raising om%.
by bpgreen
October 7th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Brown blades in otherwise apparently healthy lawn
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Brown blades in otherwise apparently healthy lawn

BBDL (Brown Blades Down Low)?

If you search the site for BBDL, you'll find a number of threads about it. That may be what you're seeing. The timing seems about right.
by bpgreen
October 3rd, 2019, 2:11 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: A No Feed Lawn
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: A No Feed Lawn

Do you want a showcase lawn or a lawn that's ok?

If you want a showcase lawn, you'll need to fertilize on a regular basis.

If you want a lawn that's just ok, you don't need to fertilize. My lawn is now mostly native grass and clover, so I haven't fertilized in about 15 years.
by bpgreen
October 1st, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is fall happening or not??
Replies: 27
Views: 1129

Re: Is fall happening or not??

Highs in the 50s and lows 35-40 the past few days here.
by bpgreen
September 20th, 2019, 11:29 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Compost Dressing
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Compost Dressing

Compost will continue to break down until it is humus, so it won't really affect soil level.
by bpgreen
September 10th, 2019, 11:37 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Soundgro Fertilizer a Milorganite Replacement?
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Soundgro Fertilizer a Milorganite Replacement?

Thanks for the followup
by bpgreen
September 10th, 2019, 11:35 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: How Organic in the Garden are you
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: How Organic in the Garden are you

I compost everything that I trust not to propagate in the compost (no bindweed or hops gift example)

But I'll use any rodenticides I find, urea is fine. So is roundup.

Il use insecticidal soaps first, but not exclusively. But I try ro minimize yves effect on bees.
by bpgreen
September 8th, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 391
Views: 11493

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

Dethatched, overseeded with a new mix and top dressed with peat moss. Need to spray tenacity tomorrow. https://i.postimg.cc/jDt3pcmJ/Snapchat-45737786.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/tZK22NFJ/Snapchat-828018750.jpg Out of curiosity, did you dethatch because you have thatch, or is it something you've been ...
by bpgreen
September 2nd, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Rodent control
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Rodent control

I was wrong about the poison being untouched. The was one block I forgot I put out and when i checked it, it was almost completely gone. And a couple of others show signs of gnawing. And i haven't noticed new activity recently, so maybe I'm ok.

Thanks, everybody.
by bpgreen
August 31st, 2019, 11:43 pm
Forum: Flowers & Annuals
Topic: Hydrangea Help
Replies: 7
Views: 70

Re: Hydrangea Help

In case I want clear earlier, there's an iron deficiency, but it's not due to a lack of iron. Your soul probably had plenty of iron. The problem is that the hydrangeas can't use the iron. Working some sulfur into the soil now is a good plan. It takes months for it to start to work. And it needs wate...
by bpgreen
August 31st, 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: Flowers & Annuals
Topic: Hydrangea Help
Replies: 7
Views: 70

Re: Hydrangea Help

I don't know a lot about hydrangeas, but I think I've read that they like acidic soil. Most soil in the intermountain west is alkaline, as the soil test showed the soil in your lawn is. It's possible that the prior owner treated the soil to make it more acidic. I think I see some signs of chlorosis ...
by bpgreen
August 28th, 2019, 12:55 am
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Rodent control
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Rodent control

I wasn't sure where this belongs. If this is the wrong forum, can a modmin move it for me? I've got at least one kind of rodent and possibly more in my lawn. I think some are coming from a nearby golf course, I think one rodent is small and tunnels. The tunneling reminds me of voles, but in my past ...
by bpgreen
August 28th, 2019, 12:40 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: KBG near the road dies every year
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: KBG near the road dies every year

Does the grass die or does it go dormant?

Either way, you might be able to keep it green by watering more in the spots that are browning.