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by mitten
December 2nd, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Boston Globe Article on PFAS in Bay State Fertilizer
Replies: 16
Views: 532

Re: Boston Globe Article on PFAS in Bay State Fertilizer

Wow, interesting article. Makes me wonder how Milorganite would test...
by mitten
November 29th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 391
Views: 11641

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

Dropped 2lb urea per thousand. Last mow was last weekend. All I have yet to do is cut down the hydrangeas and hang some Christmas lights.
by mitten
November 29th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Snow has melted. Too late for last feeding?
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: Snow has melted. Too late for last feeding?

I just dropped my urea a few minutes ago. I mowed last weekend for the last time and I did cut some of the tips off... so it was still growing in the last few weeks.
by mitten
September 27th, 2019, 11:26 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: I want to say something to the neighbor..but..
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: I want to say something to the neighbor..but..

It doesn't sound like they are trying too hard. Mow at 1 inch and never water...
by mitten
June 16th, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Super Recycler or HRR?
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: Super Recycler or HRR?

I love my Toro... but have never used a Honda so I can't compare them. Sometimes I wish I bought the Toro TimeMaster so that I can cut time off my mowing... but I do kind of enjoy mowing so maybe that doesn't make any sense.
by mitten
May 8th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Help with Edging
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Help with Edging

But before I commit to any equipment purchases, I wanted to see if people have ideas on how they manage landscape beds. I have TONS of mulched meandering beds and grass is always spreading in to these areas. How do people manage this? Roundup once per year? Or is there a tool that assists with this...
by mitten
May 5th, 2019, 10:54 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Core Aeration - Overseed and Fill
Replies: 15
Views: 328

Re: Core Aeration - Overseed and Fill

That makes sense Andy. I used to be a believer in core aerating as well and never realized the weed factor until I read ATY articles/forum. And now I save $50 every fall. :)
by mitten
May 5th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Core Aeration - Overseed and Fill
Replies: 15
Views: 328

Re: Core Aeration - Overseed and Fill

I don't core aerate, but it's so interesting that the text book says to do it. Why are they still teaching this in turf management schools?
by mitten
April 30th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Mitten's 2019 Soil Test
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Mitten's 2019 Soil Test

andy10917 wrote:
April 25th, 2019, 8:57 pm
12-12-12 goes down at 8 lbs/K, monthly. If you do any Milo in-between, keep an eye for any signs of overdoing it.

FAS is documented in the Articles area.
If I do 12-12-12 monthly starting sometime in May, what would you recommend for Milo frequency? I plan to do Urea in the fall.
by mitten
April 25th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 391
Views: 11641

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

Forsythia are in full bloom and I already have 1 mow in! I sprayed a split rate of Prodiamine 65 WDG. Missed last fall so I am paying for it in weeds now.
by mitten
April 25th, 2019, 9:18 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Mitten's 2019 Soil Test
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Mitten's 2019 Soil Test

Still have a box of Twenty Mule from 2017 so we are ready! Best value in lawn care!

What rate does 13-13-13 go down at per K?
by mitten
April 25th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Mitten's 2019 Soil Test
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Mitten's 2019 Soil Test

Thanks Andy! Just curious, any thoughts on how it changed since the 2017 report? If I'm reading it right I didn't really see much improvement. https://i.postimg.cc/DZxy8NWy/Mittens-Soil-Test-2017.jpg I have sourced 12-12-12 locally. Should I apply it like the 2017 plan (every month except August) st...
by mitten
April 23rd, 2019, 10:28 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Mitten's 2019 Soil Test
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Mitten's 2019 Soil Test

Here are my 2019 soil test results. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on a plan. I'm interested in the best approach to keep my 2016 Fall Reno in great shape. https://i.postimg.cc/nM4pXWbc/image.png Here are my 2017 spoil test results for reference and the plan I have been following for 2 yea...
by mitten
July 27th, 2018, 7:53 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Battery Riding Mower
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Battery Riding Mower

I love my DeWalt electric string trimmer and blower and not fussing with 2 stroke gas, but I don't think I'd pay twice as much for an electric mower (over the gas version). When the prices come down I'll be ready though.
by mitten
June 21st, 2018, 8:43 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: LED bulbs ready for prime time?
Replies: 255
Views: 8917

Re: LED bulbs ready for prime time?

Today I bought a 4-pack of 800 lumen (60W equivalent) soft white (2700K) LED bulbs which use 8.5W each at Walmart for $2.88 total. That's only $0.72 per bulb. Yes, I'd say prime time is here for LED bulbs. Yes, now it would be great if I could get them to last even half as long as advertised. The e...
by mitten
June 20th, 2018, 9:17 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Great Price: Ego Power Head + Edger
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Great Price: Ego Power Head + Edger

So how was it?
by mitten
May 15th, 2018, 10:21 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Who hasn't applied Nitrogen yet?
Replies: 19
Views: 618

Re: Who hasn't applied Nitrogen yet?

It's the worst when the weatherman is wrong!
by mitten
May 15th, 2018, 9:14 am
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Triangle Approach
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: Triangle Approach

mdseverin wrote:
May 9th, 2018, 11:26 am
How many days should I wait before I can mow after doing a blanket spray of Bayer?
1 day typically but read the bottle.
by mitten
May 15th, 2018, 9:12 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Who hasn't applied Nitrogen yet?
Replies: 19
Views: 618

Re: Who hasn't applied Nitrogen yet?

I dropped 12-12-12 last night. Since I don't have automatic sprinklers I wanted to take advantage of the rain overnight.
by mitten
May 15th, 2018, 9:02 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2018: What did you do on your lawn today?
Replies: 725
Views: 20430

Re: 2018: What did you do on your lawn today?

Mowed and dropped first fertilizer of the year. 12-12-12. Nature watered it in over night.