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by Oldschool
December 19th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Soil Conditioner & Kelp Help = Made & Stored together?
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Soil Conditioner & Kelp Help = Made & Stored together?

I mix them separately but store them together, all in one bucket. I add molasses to the sprayer reservoir upon application.
by Oldschool
November 14th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Analyzed my historical data - fine-tuning the "pause" start date
Replies: 11
Views: 317

Re: Analyzed my historical data - fine-tuning the "pause" start date

Green, I knew you were talking about growth stoppage, just misquoted myself. I’m still getting used to my weather. Been here three years and it’s a challenge to figure it’s tendencies. I ask a lot of questions to the old timers and the native Montanans. Most have said any snowfall after November 15t...
by Oldschool
November 14th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?
Replies: 17
Views: 308

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

Oh, my neighbors think I’m crazy!
by Oldschool
November 14th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Analyzed my historical data - fine-tuning the "pause" start date
Replies: 11
Views: 317

Re: Analyzed my historical data - fine-tuning the "pause" start date

Good Stuff Green... I too find the fall regimen intriguing. I’m glad to see you have quite a few years of data showing the actual first frost as compared to historic first frost. I have seen the same here, but only have 3 years experience. The fall regimen and winterizing is very important to me. I ...
by Oldschool
November 9th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Hammbone81 Soil Test Results - Fall 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 237

Re: Hammbone81 Soil Test Results - Fall 2019

Regarding micronutrients; I read the FAQ. Since I'll be using 19-19-19, could I dissolve these micronutrient products in water and spray them? Or should I still use Milo for micros, OR should I try to blend them in with the 19-19-19? I blend micronutrients with sulphate of potash with great results...
by Oldschool
November 9th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: BLSC-KH EBay Cart
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: BLSC-KH EBay Cart

Those look good to me...
by Oldschool
November 8th, 2019, 6:28 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: UREA APPLICATION - CHARLOTTE, NC?
Replies: 11
Views: 502

Re: UREA APPLICATION - CHARLOTTE, NC?

No, I didn’t realize that.
by Oldschool
November 6th, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: UREA APPLICATION - CHARLOTTE, NC?
Replies: 11
Views: 502

Re: UREA APPLICATION - CHARLOTTE, NC?

My winterization consists of 2lbs of urea per thousand square feet of grass. Apply, after the grass has completely stopped growing. This application follows the “fall nitrogen regimen” article available below. Read the LateFall/Winterizing section at the bottom of the article. https://aroundtheyard....
by Oldschool
October 31st, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tru-Green Winterizing the Snowy Lawns?
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Tru-Green Winterizing the Snowy Lawns?

So, we received a couple inches of ‘surprise” snow on the 28th (see pics). Temps been in low 20’s and teens ever since. No melting and more on the way. Unfortunately, I may have missed my winterizing because I doubt I’ll see my grass again till April, total bummer. But apparently snow capped lawns d...
by Oldschool
October 8th, 2019, 9:08 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Mowing height - what are you at?
Replies: 24
Views: 1006

Re: Mowing height - what are you at?

KBG, I am at “put her to bed” 2 inches
by Oldschool
October 8th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: First Frost
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: First Frost

My first frost has been 2 weeks beyond average for the last three years. In 2018, I kept up my weekly Urea apps until actual first frost (9 apps). This year I scheduled my seven Urea apps based upon the actual first frost from the previous two years (2 weeks beyond average). Hit it just right, 3 day...
by Oldschool
October 8th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Winter is Close
Replies: 11
Views: 283

Re: Winter is Close

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First snow, right on time!
by Oldschool
September 26th, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 391
Views: 11508

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

Lowered the deck to its 2” winter height. Dropped the 7th and final fall regimen Urea app. The end is near.
by Oldschool
September 25th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Milorganite
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Milorganite

$3.50 per bag! You’re my hero...
by Oldschool
September 23rd, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is fall happening or not??
Replies: 27
Views: 1129

Re: Is fall happening or not??

An inch of snow forecast for Friday...it’s here
by Oldschool
September 19th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Urea Application
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Urea Application

I'm using Urea to wrap up fall fertilization and for winterization this year. I've never used it, so I'd be lying if I said I'm not a little nervous about applying it. How do you guys put this stuff down to avoid over application? This is my third season using Urea. Prior, I had never used it. It’s...
by Oldschool
September 11th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Soundgro Fertilizer a Milorganite Replacement?
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Soundgro Fertilizer a Milorganite Replacement?

My guess is the iron content. Soundgro has 0.55% iron and Milo has 2.5% iron. My lawns high PH needs that chelated iron for greening.
by Oldschool
September 10th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Soundgro Fertilizer a Milorganite Replacement?
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Soundgro Fertilizer a Milorganite Replacement?

Update:

Soundgro did not provide the greening-up of the lawn that Milo provides. I will be using Soundgro (less expensive than Milo) for my trees but not my lawn.
by Oldschool
September 9th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Fall Nitrogen and Organic Lawn Care
Replies: 15
Views: 494

Re: Fall Nitrogen and Organic Lawn Care

Avid123, Yes, fall is the most important time to apply nitrogen. I believe most members of this site use Urea as their go-to nitrogen source in the fall and for winterizing. Attached below is the “fall nitrogen regimen” article and thread. I would start by reading and understanding the theory and ap...