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by Dargin
August 17th, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Does my spot/overseed plan seem good?
Replies: 0
Views: 138

Does my spot/overseed plan seem good?

Heya, all. I was hoping for some confirmation that I have my ducks in a row for an upcoming seeding on the 29th. Nothing fancy. Just a neighbor that wants a green lawn. I'll get him here eventually... ;) Scenario: About 40% of 1k will be seeded with a northern mix. There's -several- scattered dead p...
by Dargin
August 16th, 2020, 7:41 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 227
Views: 8216

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

Put down a final 2 month dose of prodiamine.
1/2 app of milo with epsom. 3lbs iron.

Scattered another couple cubic feet of peat. Still hoping to hit my goal of getting a whole inch down this year.

Sprayed copper sulfate and neem on the lilac, lilies, roses, amaranth, and coleus.
by Dargin
August 13th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How is everyone making out with disease this year?
Replies: 21
Views: 472

Re: How is everyone making out with disease this year?

I was sticking with just Serenade apps around every five days since May, but come the end of June the lawn looked like jungle camouflage. While I eventually dialed in my watering pretty darn good this year, hose watering 1 1/2hours (just 1.2k) every 3 days through peak temperatures to get an inch we...
by Dargin
August 13th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Glypho Orchard grass before seeding
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Glypho Orchard grass before seeding

Thanks, man. I used 4oz of the dye, could see things fine. I just sprayed today. I think it went alright. Perfect conditions, very light breeze. Still a bit nerve wracking...hehe. I actually went with the dribble method. I couldn't imagine it coating the leaf better than a mist, but it looked like e...
by Dargin
August 8th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Glypho Orchard grass before seeding
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Glypho Orchard grass before seeding

Thanks guys. I practiced a little today with water. I think I can keep the damage to a minimum. I guess my main concern now is that I hit all of it on the first round. I have Mark-it-Blue. I've only tried it a couple times, as label directed, and it was never really dark enough to help. Could it pot...
by Dargin
August 7th, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Creeping Charlie remover and Dethatcher.
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Creeping Charlie remover and Dethatcher.

I feel the same about nimblewill. It's an easy kill with tenacity, a couple 4oz/A apps and good deal of patience, but it you don't keep your eyes on it it'll make a run for it. :)
by Dargin
August 7th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: surfactant
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: surfactant

I believe the label says 1 1/2 tsp of non ionic surfact per gallon.
That's 7 Tbsp or 3.5 fluid ounces.

What are you spraying?
by Dargin
August 7th, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Glypho Orchard grass before seeding
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Glypho Orchard grass before seeding

I Identified some orchard grass in a friend's lawn. https://i.postimg.cc/k2Rjd7xd/20200807-073327.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/1gxvmbHV/20200807-073302.jpg He's looking to do some seeding soon. With an expected seeding date of August 30th (would be earlier if we could) do I still have enough time to kil...
by Dargin
August 5th, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Creeping Charlie remover and Dethatcher.
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Creeping Charlie remover and Dethatcher.

I have PTSD just looking at that thing. :shock: I heavily dethatched around 2k a few years back. It really put the ticker to the test. FWIW: Last fall I helped a friend seed a small lawn that had a moderately dense infestation of Creeping Charlie. I almost dont like using the word "infestation," it'...
by Dargin
July 31st, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Perennials
Topic: Experience with lillies?
Replies: 13
Views: 220

Re: Experience with lillies?

I continued with weekly applications of copper sulfate along with serenade twice per week. I never eliminated the botrytis, but it didn't take off and kill all the foliage; I think that's probably good news for next year. Probably not the most amazing looking blooms, but they're growing on me. :no: ...
by Dargin
July 21st, 2020, 11:13 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 227
Views: 8216

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

Watered this morning after applying SLS. Put down just under a 1/4" of peatmoss (2nd 1/4" this year) just before sunset. Still hoping to get an inch down this year.
by Dargin
July 18th, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Root length: Is this normal?
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Root length: Is this normal?

I hope those alfalfa root stories are true; too good. I guess with all I've heard about the perils of shallow frequent irrigation, and knowing that's exactly how he waters, I expected to see a wimpy root system. I guess the sandy soil allowed enough oxygen for some roots to really go on the hunt reg...
by Dargin
July 18th, 2020, 7:48 am
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Root length: Is this normal?
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Root length: Is this normal?

8 foot roots? That's amazing. I didn't know that was possible.

He had his lawn hydro-seeded about 4 years ago with Home Run perennial rye, Salem red creeping fescue, and Blue Saphire kbg.
by Dargin
July 17th, 2020, 10:20 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Lactic Acid Bacteria anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: Lactic Acid Bacteria anyone?

Yeah, that doesn't sound like it's for me. I'm too prone to momentary lapses; better they happen with a bucket of milk or fish. :D

Truth be told, I love patchouli, but haven't used it in years out of courtesy to others. It does like to linger.
by Dargin
July 17th, 2020, 10:00 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Root length: Is this normal?
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Root length: Is this normal?

Wow, thanks for all of that info. The roots did have me wondering about the reasoning for a 4" testing depth, thanks for clearing that up. I appreciate the description of the soil layers. I didn't realize the progressive darkening was attributed to OM. I need a course in the Visual Literacy of Soil....
by Dargin
July 17th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Root length: Is this normal?
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Root length: Is this normal?

I visited my uncle's house today to check up on his lawn. I was able to see a cross section view of the soil as he's in the process of building a stone retaining wall. I was kinda surprised by what I saw. https://i.postimg.cc/30j8YkCK/20200717-174511.jpg Some of those roots are over a foot long. Mak...
by Dargin
July 17th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Lactic Acid Bacteria anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: Lactic Acid Bacteria anyone?

I can't even imagine, Morph. :D

I've thought about trying to make soap several times. Maybe it's the lye that always scares me off. Or maybe it's that I wear patchouli so I dont really have the need.
by Dargin
July 16th, 2020, 9:36 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Lactic Acid Bacteria anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: Lactic Acid Bacteria anyone?

Cool. I'm thinking of testing it on a 100 sq ft area. Thankfully it's quick to make so I can get on it soon. Hoping to see something in the way of fungal control, but who knows. I believe it has proven effective against botrytis so I'm sure I'll give it a try in the garden and containers as well. Se...
by Dargin
July 14th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weather radar anxiety
Replies: 23
Views: 569

Re: Weather radar anxiety

I barely registered a 1/4" from the storm. : / ...I debated skipping my last two BSF apps end of June and beginning of July, but with no real rainfall and humid 80deg weather, it was probably for the best... I wound up going the same route. I was going to do around a half app to deliver some micros ...
by Dargin
July 14th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Lactic Acid Bacteria anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Lactic Acid Bacteria anyone?

I recently stumbled on to Korean Natural Farming. One of the methods used is to create a LAB culture from water used to wash rice combined with raw milk. In the end the serum is extracted and diluted for foilar apps or as a drench. I'm still not certain about application rate and frequency (read a f...