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by spectrum1c
August 23rd, 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: I think I have poa triv
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: I think I have poa triv

Tenacity also works well, that I've found, but you do have to keep after it. White and scared doesn't mean dying, as you noted--hit it twice, and whack it when it's down and scared. You have to keep it unable to photosynthesize. Also, make sure to add enough spreader sticker to your Tenacity. Latel...
by spectrum1c
August 12th, 2020, 10:17 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How is everyone making out with disease this year?
Replies: 21
Views: 517

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

some significant areas of brown patch over the last month. Put down disease-x but unfortunately caught it pretty late because have been really busy with work recently. It was my wife who brought it to my attention. One patch is around 10" wide :blackeye: Disease-X is making a difference and I'm star...
by spectrum1c
August 11th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Overseeding kbg into current lawn
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Overseeding kbg into current lawn

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Here is an example of what I believe is a clump of TTTF surrounded by kbg (grass not looking great right now because we're in the middle of unusually hot, dry weather)
by spectrum1c
August 10th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Overseeding kbg into current lawn
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Overseeding kbg into current lawn

Thanks so much for the replies KenandNancy and Turf_toes. I've been researching aggressively over these past few days and am starting to think it a bad idea to push the backyard to a high percentage KBG beyond the real issue of trying to get the KBG established. I've read that when the ttf gets too ...
by spectrum1c
August 8th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Anyone still dropping Milo?
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Anyone still dropping Milo?

And some interesting info from Michigan:
https://www.michigan.gov/pfasresponse/0 ... --,00.html
Not sure the amount of baystate I put down at homeowner levels could be any worse than all the pesticides the pros keep placing on my neighbors lawns
by spectrum1c
August 7th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: BSFertilizer and other fertz
Replies: 11
Views: 307

Re: BSFertilizer and other fertz

Oops, I meant PFAS (Perfluoroalkyl substances), not PFOS.
by spectrum1c
August 7th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: BSFertilizer and other fertz
Replies: 11
Views: 307

Re: BSFertilizer and other fertz

Love it for the price. Before I was alternating applications of BSF and urea to save in cost and the 3 hour round trip to pick it up (I would pick up about 20 bags when I was in the Boston area for other purposes). Now with the 50bag plus requirement, I'll rent a trailer and just go with straight BS...
by spectrum1c
August 7th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: August: The Transition Month
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: August: The Transition Month

Thanks for the guidance and reminders Andy.
by spectrum1c
August 7th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Overseeding kbg into current lawn
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Overseeding kbg into current lawn

My back yard started off 3 years ago with a spring ren of a 3 way elite mix of TTTF, PR, and KBG. https://www.preferredseed.com/detail/?nPID=27 I did not have irrigation that summer and my results were not ideal. Since then I've added irrigation and have gone through 2 rounds of overseeding with eli...
by spectrum1c
August 6th, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Anyone still dropping Milo?
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Anyone still dropping Milo?

I dropped baystate about 2-3 weeks ago and now I think I'm dealing with brown patch 😬. At first I thought it was grass going dormant, but the patches are in well irrigated areas. Going to put down disease x tonight. Hopefully the grass will all come back. If not, it was a lesson learned, and at this...
by spectrum1c
August 6th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: What are these dead spots?
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: What are these dead spots?

Could it be a dog urine patch? Looks kinda small for something like brown patch
by spectrum1c
July 24th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Soil amendments for sandy soil
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Soil amendments for sandy soil

I essentially live on a sand bar, so we have very sandy soil. Spent a small fortune adding top soil to most of my yard, which in hindsight was wasted money. Money would have been much better spent on adding irrigation from the start (which we ended up doing anyways). From what I've learned, the fine...
by spectrum1c
July 24th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Bad news regarding Bay State Fertilizer
Replies: 13
Views: 808

Re: Bad news regarding Bay State Fertilizer

I just found a thread that I believe answers my questions -funny how you miss things when trying to use forums with your phone:) . Looks like price is still $3.50 and probably best to reach Carl by calling him directly

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10749
by spectrum1c
July 22nd, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Bad news regarding Bay State Fertilizer
Replies: 13
Views: 808

Re: Bad news regarding Bay State Fertilizer

Just found this post after emailing Carl this weekend with no response to date. Website says they will only sell directly in 1 ton quantities, otherwise need to purchase from a local store. The store sells at $7/bag, which probably doesn't make worth my time after renting a trailer and driving 3 hou...
by spectrum1c
July 18th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: "MyHolidayLawn" KBG is on its way out
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: "MyHolidayLawn" KBG is on its way out

I've seen in at united seeds (Just checked and its still in stock), where it claims to be ultra slow growing, but states little else. I've been curious, but looking at NTEP and random forum searches via google turned up little to no real world experiences. Do you have any experience with it?
by spectrum1c
June 4th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tenacity for everything?
Replies: 18
Views: 560

Re: Tenacity for everything?

OK, first of all it's the "Triangle Approach" and not the Pyramid. The question is not answerable with the information provided. It depends on the herbicides used to perform the Triangle Approach. What herbicides were used? Sorry, I meant Triangle approach. Trimec was the herbicide in question. Res...
by spectrum1c
June 4th, 2020, 7:48 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tenacity for everything?
Replies: 18
Views: 560

Re: Tenacity for everything?

Anyone know how soon after overseeing you can use the pyramid approach? I overseeded while filling in low spots with dirt from a small hill in my yard. I wrongly assumed the dirt was essentially sterile since not much seemed to be growing on it. For the first time I now have weeds throughout my yard...
by spectrum1c
April 21st, 2020, 9:35 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tenacity Expiration Date
Replies: 13
Views: 576

Re: Tenacity Expiration Date

I didn't know they have expiration. I finished my Tenacity last year which I bought in 2010 or 2011. It still worked. I bought a new one today. Where did you store it? I currently store my bottle in the garage but this thread has me reconsidering. I may move it to basement where the temperature is ...
by spectrum1c
April 20th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Spectrum's 2020 Soil test
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Spectrum's 2020 Soil test

Thanks so much Andy! Always appreciate your help and advice
by spectrum1c
April 9th, 2020, 9:38 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Spectrum's 2020 Soil test
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Spectrum's 2020 Soil test

Thanks so much for your reply Andy. Given how consistently high the organic matter has been for the past three years, I'm delighted to see that it has to be real. I even sifted the soil samples through a flour sifter to make sure all grass roots and tiny twigs were removed. I'm attributing it to pur...