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by KBGkicksazz
October 26th, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: KBGkicksazz lawn project
Replies: 105
Views: 2737

Re: KBGkicksazz lawn project

17 months after starting from new construction:

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by KBGkicksazz
October 6th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Are "professional" turfgrass seeds the only way to have a good lawn?
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: Are "professional" turfgrass seeds the only way to have a good lawn?

If it’s gold tag yes.

Otherwise the only advantage is being able to get custom

Most big box stores only sell blends.
by KBGkicksazz
October 5th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Mowing height - what are you at?
Replies: 24
Views: 1000

Re: Mowing height - what are you at?

3 inches. We just had a hard frost last night so growth will wane off quickly.
by KBGkicksazz
October 5th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: A No Feed Lawn
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: A No Feed Lawn

Adding fertilizer to a lawn is not toxic.

Even just 1-2 applications a year makes a big difference over a neglected lawn.

You have to decide what you want. Grass has its place too. A healthy turf absorbs more water and obviously provides areas for your kids to play. The aesthetics is obvious.
by KBGkicksazz
September 30th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Drought Stress or something else?
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Drought Stress or something else?

Use your eyes. That’s a hefty burn. Not sure when your frost and final growth normally is but I’d suggest no more fert this year and keep up the watering and let the lawn recover.
Adam_M wrote:
September 30th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Sounds good. I assume a continued pause of the N is in order until recovery?
by KBGkicksazz
September 30th, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Drought Stress or something else?
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Drought Stress or something else?

Water.
Adam_M wrote:
September 29th, 2019, 7:59 pm
I ran the sprinkler the right time to put down .25 inches of water, but didn't have tuna cans out, so it's entirely possible it didn't get watered in enough. Suggestions on how to nurse it back to health?
by KBGkicksazz
September 29th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Drought Stress or something else?
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Drought Stress or something else?

That orange tint is usually indicative of fertilizer burn
by KBGkicksazz
September 29th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: New mower - much better cut
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: New mower - much better cut

I had an X300 and with the thick lawn the mower was leaving way too many clippings. Level deck, multiple blade changes and sharpening but I just could not get the cut quality I wanted. My lawn needs cut every 2-3 days and is very dense. After much research I went to a triple blade mower. It’s 22 Hp ...
by KBGkicksazz
September 29th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Post Renovation Care Through Winter
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Post Renovation Care Through Winter

If you have no bare spots and no areas to overseed, and if you are already at mowing height doing with a PreM is helpful to prevent issues next spring.
by KBGkicksazz
September 28th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: New mower - much better cut
Replies: 4
Views: 167

New mower - much better cut

Upgraded my lawn tractor to the JD X380.

Huge improvement in cut quality with the three blade 48 inch deck. Don’t even need to slow down when cutting.


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by KBGkicksazz
September 27th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Lime application / fertilization
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Lime application / fertilization

The water is what helps the lime react with the soil.

Even on lime websites they mention watering it in.
by KBGkicksazz
September 27th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: I want to say something to the neighbor..but..
Replies: 6
Views: 472

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

Trust me it’s not worth it. They want the miracle bag solution.
by KBGkicksazz
September 26th, 2019, 10:41 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Lime application / fertilization
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Lime application / fertilization

I don’t go by days I go by rain/water and after about an inch of water.

Personally I’d skip a fertiliser app and get the lime down as getting your soil right is more important that missing a single app of N.
by KBGkicksazz
September 24th, 2019, 7:09 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is fall happening or not??
Replies: 27
Views: 1129

Re: Is fall happening or not??

Southern New Hampshire we had two frosts last week.

Super dry and I had backed off on watering and then the dry spell hit. Playing catch up and few spots losing Color.

We have rain chances every other day but no sustained rain in the future.
by KBGkicksazz
September 22nd, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: September damage every year. Stumped
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Re: September damage every year. Stumped

Does it pull up easily? You finding any grubs?

Definitely has the look of insects.


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September 22nd, 2019, 7:57 am
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by KBGkicksazz
September 18th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Certainty second application
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Certainty second application

Unless I’m misunderstanding the OP he’s going after the TF not triv. If that’s the case if it were me (having done what he’s trying to do) I would hit the TF again label be damned. He has great response and TF once in that state is on the ropes and can be killed off. I did a three round application ...
by KBGkicksazz
September 18th, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Certainty second application
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Certainty second application

Where are you located? With the good response you are seeing to the TF on the ropes I’d be inclined to do a second application as I bet you’ll kill quite a bit of it even with just the second app. That’s a really good response you’ve got going. Even if you don’t get 100% kill once you reduce the TF ...
by KBGkicksazz
September 16th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Procare 4-3-0 at Lowes
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Procare 4-3-0 at Lowes

Always call the local branch the website if you don’t have an account won’t be area specific. In my case if I want Milo then siteone is basically my only local source. It’s hard to find most of the year. They carry the professional labeled 50 lb bags which have slightly more N & P I requested an acc...
by KBGkicksazz
September 15th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Thick lawn = mowing issues
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Thick lawn = mowing issues

Not yet but I applied preventative this year. Spending 40 minutes blowing all the clumps after each mow is getting old quick and with shorter daylight hours I usually have to mow one day and blow the clippings the next day. I’m mowing every other day right now. Definitely won’t be adding any more fe...
by KBGkicksazz
September 15th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Thick lawn = mowing issues
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Thick lawn = mowing issues

I’ve got a dual blade 18.5 Hp lawn tractor with sharp blades. Also have a 21 inch 7.75 Hp Toro recycler. My lawn has gotten so thick that after 3 days the push mower stalls and bogs down while mulch mowing My tractor has a mulching kit and sharp gator blades but even mowing at 4 inch I’m leaving so ...