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by southern-ct-4
June 3rd, 2021, 10:46 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: The Milorganite fertilizer on your lawn may contain 'forever chemicals,' a new study finds
Replies: 2
Views: 76

The Milorganite fertilizer on your lawn may contain 'forever chemicals,' a new study finds

Is this anything for us to be concerned about?

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/202 ... 453519002/

Sorry if it's already been discussed here. I did a search and didn't see anything though.
by southern-ct-4
May 21st, 2021, 2:27 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: No rain, no irrigation, what to do?
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: No rain, no irrigation, what to do?

It's just never going to rain again :(

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by southern-ct-4
May 19th, 2021, 3:46 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: No rain, no irrigation, what to do?
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: No rain, no irrigation, what to do?

Thanks. Normally in July/August I setup my homemade/ugly irrigation system (4 prong wifi hose timer in the front, another 2 in the back), but I'd rather not set that up yet (though maybe I should). Otherwise yeah, I could drag around a couple of hoses and do it that way. I have 20k square feet so it...
by southern-ct-4
May 19th, 2021, 3:26 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: No rain, no irrigation, what to do?
Replies: 14
Views: 430

No rain, no irrigation, what to do?

I'm mostly just venting here as I'm so far behind this year's lawn care (though thankfully I got Dimension down on 3/27). Between ongoing work being done at my house (and not wanting people tracking stuff in, even though we make them take shoes off), and no rain of any substantial amount in the past...
by southern-ct-4
May 17th, 2021, 9:40 am
Forum: Shrubs
Topic: Shrub trimming (by an outside service)
Replies: 0
Views: 138

Shrub trimming (by an outside service)

Normally we trim shrubs ourselves, but this year we wanted to really trim them down a lot (12" in some cases), even at the risk of killing them, as they had simply gotten too large over the years. It's mostly boxwood with the occasional rhododendron and other assorted shrub (but mostly boxwood). In ...
by southern-ct-4
April 27th, 2021, 8:20 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weed ID please
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Weed ID please

Agreed that weed b gon seems to be doing the trick.
by southern-ct-4
April 26th, 2021, 2:42 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Lime green patches
Replies: 40
Views: 1189

Re: Lime green patches

Thank you. Do you have a specific amount you add for this purpose? I'll search the site as well for more info.
by southern-ct-4
April 26th, 2021, 1:53 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Lime green patches
Replies: 40
Views: 1189

Re: Lime green patches

I've found Tenacity to work very well--when using very soft water and adding extra non-ionic surfactant (spreader sticker) to it. Get the cheapest distilled from the grocery store if you have to, if your water is even slightly hard or is chemically softened. Mine is not, it's some of the softest in...
by southern-ct-4
April 26th, 2021, 1:43 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weed ID please
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Weed ID please

Is this bittercress as well (I think it is). If so, is there a bittercress issue this year? I've never really seen this in my yard before, but I've got it cropping up in may 'bad' places around my yard (edges by the woods, near the deck, flower beds...) but fortunately not too much in the actual law...
by southern-ct-4
April 17th, 2021, 9:41 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weed ID please
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Weed ID please

Great, thank you.
by southern-ct-4
April 14th, 2021, 4:12 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weed ID please
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Weed ID please

Are these of any help? Not the greatest pics... Next time I'm at their house I can take 'professional' weed ID photos if necessary :)

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kpns7cpn4887 ... Ox9Oa?dl=0
by southern-ct-4
April 14th, 2021, 10:47 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weed ID please
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Weed ID please

andy10917 wrote:
April 13th, 2021, 7:06 pm
I don't recognize it, but it ain't Oxalis - Oxalis looks like clover and has tiny yellow flowers after Memorial Day.

I'm 45 minutes north of NYC - what town are the parents in?
They are in Yorktown. I'll try to have them take more/better pics.
by southern-ct-4
April 13th, 2021, 5:35 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weed ID please
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Weed ID please

The below are in my parent's lawn in NY (30 minutes north of NYC). Oxalis maybe? Sorry for the dropbox links, I wasn't able to embed the pics as I normally would. Thank you. https://www.dropbox.com/s/jodf7fc9cmqi4qp/2021-04-12%2011.26.14.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/q5e3v2dhw3piy89/2021-04-12%...
by southern-ct-4
December 23rd, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Battery-powered leaf blower suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: Battery-powered leaf blower suggestions

KingLion wrote:
December 23rd, 2020, 12:20 am
Hey, how it's going? What did you choose? Looking for an electric blower too
Nothing. Couldn't decide :(

I'll revisit this in the spring (though now is probably a good time for me to try and find something on clearance or whatnot...)
by southern-ct-4
November 5th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Battery-powered leaf blower suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: Battery-powered leaf blower suggestions

Thanks so much. I'll take a look at the Kobalt (and Ego).
by southern-ct-4
November 4th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Battery-powered leaf blower suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Battery-powered leaf blower suggestions

My small but useful gas blower (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VYC31Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) may be on the outs (I'm going to have it looked at, but if I need to replace it I was thinking of going the battery route). Any suggestions on a good one? I have a backpack b...
by southern-ct-4
October 15th, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Should I mow high or low when mulching leaves?
Replies: 9
Views: 1039

Should I mow high or low when mulching leaves?

I have 2 areas on my lawn right now with pretty heavy leaves. I blow them around a little bit to try and even though out across the yard, but for the most part they are concentrated in these 2 areas. In any case, I'm starting to mow lower on the yard in general (3" or a notch lower), but should I mo...
by southern-ct-4
October 14th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: 30% off Scotts Starter with Tenacity
Replies: 0
Views: 1366

30% off Scotts Starter with Tenacity

Sorry if not appropriate to post this, but it's a pretty good deal (especially for a shipped item, in case you can't get this locally).

Amazon has 30% off today only I think (must have Prime):

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B017VN8X02
by southern-ct-4
October 7th, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Sharpening my own blades; what tool to use
Replies: 21
Views: 2738

Re: Sharpening my own blades; what tool to use

Thanks everybody. I'll take a look at these great suggestions.