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by southern-ct-4
49 minutes ago
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: New grass much darker/nicer than existing grass
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Re: New grass much darker/nicer than existing grass

Understood on point 1, and given that it's likely mostly PR that makes sense. I might have used a minimal amount of topsoil, but I honestly don't recall. I definitely used peat moss. And yes, I used starter fert with mesotrione (on the whole front yard actually (including the circles), as I wanted t...
by southern-ct-4
Today, 10:01 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: New grass much darker/nicer than existing grass
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Re: New grass much darker/nicer than existing grass

Ok that makes sense. I'm certain my lawn is mostly old/unimproved (aside from the parts here and there that I've been slowly renovating). The circles are all in the old areas, not a part I renovated.
by southern-ct-4
Today, 9:20 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: New grass much darker/nicer than existing grass
Replies: 4
Views: 23

New grass much darker/nicer than existing grass

Hi all. Some spot seeding that I did in a few spots this spring (yes, not the best time to do it...) have finally just about finished filling in. Question; why do they look so much better than the existing lawn? I thought I've read many posts about new grass taking a season or two to turn to its nic...
by southern-ct-4
Today, 8:12 am
Forum: Perennials
Topic: Boxwood question (wasn't sure where to post this)
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Re: Boxwood question (wasn't sure where to post this)

Most of my box is either thin cuts in spring for air, and on some it's shearing for shaping. Taking it back 2' or say, you might have a exposed dead center for 12-18 months IMO Thanks and I'm ok with it looking bad for a while (the main one I want to cut back is in backyard around my deck and I rea...
by southern-ct-4
Yesterday, 3:56 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Poor man's irrigation system?
Replies: 31
Views: 439

Re: Poor man's irrigation system?

No problem. None of it is hard but all together it's a chose. If you can dig a trench, turn a wrench and drive back and forth to the hardware store a million times you can do it. And it's really not that expensive. Half my expense was in implementing strategies that I ultimately abandoned. For exam...
by southern-ct-4
July 11th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Poor man's irrigation system?
Replies: 31
Views: 439

Re: Poor man's irrigation system?

That's awesome and thanks so much for the detailed info/explanation! I'll definitely have to think this over...
by southern-ct-4
July 10th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Need guidance
Replies: 13
Views: 87

Re: Need guidance

I've used Sprinkler Warehouse (online) now for over a decade. I'd never go into HD or Lowes for sprinkler heads, valves, etc -- the selection and prices at Sprinkler Warehouse just put the bigbox stores to shame. Because I was cobbing something together I needed to be able to stand there with the p...
by southern-ct-4
July 3rd, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Trimming a young maple tree?
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Trimming a young maple tree?

Great, thanks so much!
by southern-ct-4
June 30th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Trimming a young maple tree?
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Trimming a young maple tree?

Should I be doing anything with a 5-7 year old Maple tree in terms of pruning/cutting off lower branches, to force that growth higher (or something along those lines)? I vaguely remember the installers saying something like this years ago but I'm not really sure. The pic below isn't great, but gives...
by southern-ct-4
June 29th, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Perennials
Topic: Boxwood question (wasn't sure where to post this)
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Boxwood question (wasn't sure where to post this)

Hi. I know that even if the answer is yes I shouldn't do it now (but should do it in later winter/early spring), but can I cut a boxwood way back? If I have some that are, for example, 6' tall, but I want them 4' or 5' tall, can I cut back that much? They would likely just be branches at that point....
by southern-ct-4
June 29th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Humic, etc. / newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: Humic, etc. / newbie

Perfect, thank you. I put down 40 lbs across my 20k sq ft before the (I almost forgot what it looked like) rain we got Saturday/Sunday.
by southern-ct-4
June 27th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Humic, etc. / newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: Humic, etc. / newbie

Are there any timing 'restrictions' for putting down Andersons Humic DG, in terms of not doing it too close to any other product(s)?
by southern-ct-4
June 27th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: What are these 'holes' in my yard?
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: What are these 'holes' in my yard?

Apparently it's squirrels trying to dig up the insides (hence why I didn't see any shells) of the hickory nuts that they previously buried...
by southern-ct-4
June 24th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: What are these 'holes' in my yard?
Replies: 1
Views: 118

What are these 'holes' in my yard?

I've been noticing more and more of these, spreading across my yard. They had been confined to one area for a while, but I just noticed they are spreading. I usually think it's related to squirrels and hickory nuts (we have a big hickory tree), but I haven't seen any hickory nuts this spring. Perhap...
by southern-ct-4
June 22nd, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Grass ID please
Replies: 0
Views: 49

Grass ID please

Is this PR?

Thank you.



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by southern-ct-4
June 20th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Humic, etc. / newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: Humic, etc. / newbie

So-CT, are you asking about the Humic Acid used in small amounts in BLSC, or the Humates program that I have been writing a few posts about (measured in lbs/K)? There is an enormous difference between the two regimens. Humates Addition to Soil Plans Hmm... So originally I came across the BLSC/Kelp ...
by southern-ct-4
June 19th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Humic, etc. / newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: Humic, etc. / newbie

Thank you very much for the info/insight. I'll continue to think this over...
by southern-ct-4
June 19th, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Humic, etc. / newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Humic, etc. / newbie

Hi all. I don't recall which post I first saw it on, but I've recently been trying to read up on humic, kelp... and found the great post here: https://aroundtheyard.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=154:soil-conditioner-and-kelp-help-plus-humates&catid=9&Itemid=117 I have two initial ...
by southern-ct-4
June 19th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: What is growing in my KBG sample?
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: What is growing in my KBG sample?

Thanks and agreed on the soil (I should have used a bag) and the tub height/possible sun issue. I believe the sun would be hitting the KBG side much more, and the higher wall on the left of the tub could have blocked it a bit on the PR side.