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by southern-ct-4
November 18th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Melnor Raincloud outage
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: Melnor Raincloud outage

I received this email on 11/13: Dear RainCloud User, Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by the ongoing service interruption. Although it took longer than expected to pinpoint, we have identified the cause of the problem. There is an incompatibility between our software ...
by southern-ct-4
November 15th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?
Replies: 16
Views: 255

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

fun4me2 wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 6:32 am
Who the heck keep notes about mowing?
Yeah, this forum has taught me well :)
by southern-ct-4
November 15th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?
Replies: 16
Views: 255

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

Actually mowing "sessions", probably more like 100. I've got probably 1 more, maybe 2. 1 to get the rest of the leaves, and maybe 1 more if there's any more growth after this one/to get any further leaves that blow in from my neighbors who still have 1 tree with a chunk of leaves to go... Also, out...
by southern-ct-4
November 14th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?
Replies: 16
Views: 255

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

Oldschool wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Not CT but MT...45 times
Ok, thanks, so I'm not completely crazy (like my neighbors tell me). 43 for me.
by southern-ct-4
November 14th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?
Replies: 16
Views: 255

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

This is especially for people in/around CT, as I assume you had similar weather to me this past year.
by southern-ct-4
November 9th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Nomix plugs?
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Nomix plugs?

As has been said already, plugs in a mix work great, but the fill-in ability is lower for the other species. But use what you have, or what you need to match the grass you have. This time of year, you just want to get them planted before the ground freezes. I wouldn't get too hung up the type of gr...
by southern-ct-4
November 8th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Nomix plugs?
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Nomix plugs?

Understood on the spreading and thanks. These are for pretty small areas so I could probably just do KBG and it would blend in well enough, but I figured I'd throw in a little FF and PR to complete the mix.
by southern-ct-4
November 8th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Nomix plugs?
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Nomix plugs?

Can I make nomix plugs? Or do plugs only work with KBG?
by southern-ct-4
October 4th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: southern-ct-4's August 2019 partial renovation (fixing poa triv lawn)
Replies: 26
Views: 412

Re: southern-ct-4's August 2019 partial renovation (fixing poa triv lawn)

If you're not seeing any changes or additional germination, you can start the transition, but you have to fully commit to "what I have is what I'm going to have" to do that. It's not an easy decision to make. Go from 3x-5x a day to 2X a day but deeper. And change that after 10 days to 1X a day, etc...
by southern-ct-4
September 30th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: southern-ct-4's August 2019 partial renovation (fixing poa triv lawn)
Replies: 26
Views: 412

Re: southern-ct-4's August 2019 partial renovation (fixing poa triv lawn)

So the good news is that my seeding was (so far) a nice success. Coming in very well and looks good. The bad news is that I (apparently) did an awful job of nuking all the triv in the spring and/or new triv germinated. The large area I killed in the front is pretty good, though there might be some t...
by southern-ct-4
September 19th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: southern-ct-4's August 2019 partial renovation (fixing poa triv lawn)
Replies: 26
Views: 412

Re: southern-ct-4's August 2019 partial renovation (fixing poa triv lawn)

Thanks Andy. Maybe I'll give it a few more days (try to monitor it better for any new germination and to get through the 80s of this coming weekend) and then proceed to 2x/day.

Thanks again.
by southern-ct-4
September 18th, 2019, 10:27 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: southern-ct-4's August 2019 partial renovation (fixing poa triv lawn)
Replies: 26
Views: 412

Re: southern-ct-4's August 2019 partial renovation (fixing poa triv lawn)

It's now been 35 days since seeding (not since germination, which I unfortunately forgot to track, aside from knowing that after 3 weeks the PR was a couple inches tall). I can see some KBG, but unfortunately I think I put down too much PR/FF compared to the KBG, and the PR is coming in very thick, ...
by southern-ct-4
September 6th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: southern-ct-4's August 2019 partial renovation (fixing poa triv lawn)
Replies: 26
Views: 412

Re: southern-ct-4's August 2019 partial renovation (fixing poa triv lawn)

andy10917 wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 8:55 am
Yes - try to minimize damage to nearby good grass when doing it.
Thanks Andy. Any thoughts on my watering schedule now that the PR is coming in nicely, but KBG has either just started to germinate or will soon?
by southern-ct-4
September 6th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: southern-ct-4's August 2019 partial renovation (fixing poa triv lawn)
Replies: 26
Views: 412

Re: southern-ct-4's August 2019 partial renovation (fixing poa triv lawn)

Sorry, 1 more quick update/question; should I go ahead and pull anything that looks like the below, and assume that it's not a good grass (i.e. it's either triv coming back or some other undesirable)? Thank you. https://i.postimg.cc/CZF9jj1j/2019-09-01-10-58-52.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/JHyfsMhv/2019...
by southern-ct-4
September 5th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: southern-ct-4's August 2019 partial renovation (fixing poa triv lawn)
Replies: 26
Views: 412

Re: southern-ct-4's August 2019 partial renovation (fixing poa triv lawn)

It's been 3 weeks since seed down, and the PR is, in some cases, a couple inches tall (1 inch in other areas). I hope/assume the KBG is/is about to germinate (if some hasn't already). I've been watering 5x/day (ever few hours between 6 AM and 4 PM), for between 5 and 15 minutes each (depending on th...
by southern-ct-4
September 4th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Trees
Topic: Leaves falling from healthy trees
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Re: Leaves falling from healthy trees

Here too... Glad I seeded a few weeks ago (thanks to you guys) rather than waiting until early September like I used too.
by southern-ct-4
August 26th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Light green grass popping up everywhere :(
Replies: 30
Views: 1103

Re: Light green grass popping up everywhere :(

KBGkicksazz wrote:
August 24th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Are you heavy feeding? Pushing a lot of growth can make grass to be more lime green than dark green.
No heavy feeding (I don't think). I did a half bag rate of Milo on 7/30, and 1/2 bag rate on 8/12. July 6 was a full bag rate dose of Milo (with Borax).
by southern-ct-4
August 20th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Grass color / type -- odd results?
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Grass color / type -- odd results?

Thanks. It gets a lot of sun. Almost all day after 11 AM.

I was especially surprised how good the PR looks in comparison to the KBG.