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by lojack323
February 19th, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: St augustine, kill paspalum and fescue
Replies: 2
Views: 144

St augustine, kill paspalum and fescue

Hi all. Last year I threw some st augustine plugs into my front yard wanting to see how well they’d do. The front yard is a mix of fescue and paspalum (that grows everywhere in our area like a weed). The st augustine plugs did well but didn’t spread much as I hoped they would. The paspalum was just ...
by lojack323
June 24th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Question on cat food.
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Question on cat food.

Have you considered how much cat poo you'll add to the mictoherd when all those curious cats come to the yard for a snack?? 🤣🤣 My microherd dines on the highest quality cat and opossum poop made from old dog food. Here's a grainy pic from a couple of weeks ago... never seen a cat and opossum chilli...
by lojack323
June 20th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Garden lizards!
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Garden lizards!

Hello. We have a couple smallish piles of concrete rubble from a front yard reno. Garden lizards quickly moved in and claimed it as home. My kids like watching them, my dogs like chasing them, I like them, they're cool. What I don't like is the piles of concrete that I was planning on getting rid of...
by lojack323
June 17th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Drip Irrigation
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Drip Irrigation

A cheaper route would be to use a $25 "dig" brand kit from home Depot that attaches to your faucet and seems to have very postive reviews. The only thing you would need to add is a timer I have one of those $25 Dig kits in our raised vegetable beds. Pretty straight forward to set up, almost plug n'...
by lojack323
June 17th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Drip Irrigation
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Drip Irrigation

My landscaper said the 1/4 lines can be fairly Long. On my case I have two limes that will be 8-10 feet long but everything else will be 5 feet or less. With the slow flow rates There are table out there to estimate total system length via the main Netafim 1/2 inch line and all the lines that come ...
by lojack323
June 11th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Drip Irrigation
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Drip Irrigation

What’s usually the max length 1/4 inch tubing off of the main line? Trying to figure out my system design and how many Ts I may need. Following along for advice. Just decided over the weekend I'd like to convert an area to drip irrigation and was wondering the same thing. Thinking if I could run 1/...
by lojack323
May 23rd, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Varying Organic Fertilizers
Replies: 20
Views: 1512

Re: Varying Organic Fertilizers

Reading the last few posts, and please correct me if I'm wrong, it seems like Masbustelo was asking if Milorganite was considered "fertilizer" not necessarily if it was "organic." I enjoy threads and discussions like these as a relative newcomer to using organics as fertilizer. I just started last s...
by lojack323
May 22nd, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Varying Organic Fertilizers
Replies: 20
Views: 1512

Re: Varying Organic Fertilizers

Compost is a depleted product made from formerly good sources of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. The compost I used had enough urea content that it burnt the turf here and there. I've used it for years in my garden with great results. Growing grass is just another type of gardening....
by lojack323
May 9th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: St. Augustine or Platinum Paspalum?
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: St. Augustine or Platinum Paspalum?

Yeah really simple for a novice like myself. Height of cut is at the highest my mower will go ~3.75" year round and just a regular string trimmer for edging. Last summer I was mowing twice a week for both the St. Augustine and paspalum lol. But I was also trying to fill in some areas so I was pushin...
by lojack323
May 9th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Questionable dry dog food on lawn
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Questionable dry dog food on lawn

Sorry if I wasn't clear. My concern was mainly if it would be wise to toss it on the lawn if it was possibly contaminated with something like salmonella. I wasn't sure if it would be an issue if the area wasn't used for edibles and didn't get a lot of foot traffic from the dogs. I don't know a lot ...
by lojack323
May 9th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: St. Augustine or Platinum Paspalum?
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: St. Augustine or Platinum Paspalum?

While I am far from an expert, I do happen to have both St. Augustine (floratam) in my backyard and a random variety of paspalum in the front yard. I love how the paspalum does great in the summer without a ton of water and minimal care but the one or two days of frost we have during winter sends it...
by lojack323
May 1st, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Shredded Paper as OM
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: Shredded Paper as OM

About 3 weeks ago I had the same idea and did a test area using shredded bills/junk mail (mainly to reduce our paper waste). So far it's still totally recognizeable as shredded computer paper. This is on a mulch mowed and organically fed lawn (coffee grounds, alfalfa pellets, milorganite, dog poop a...
by lojack323
April 23rd, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Questionable dry dog food on lawn
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Questionable dry dog food on lawn

I'm pretty sure somebody has posted about using dry dog food as lawn fertilizer before. I think it was DC Hall. Personally I would; Plan on watering right afterwards to help break it down. Sorry if I wasn't clear. My concern was mainly if it would be wise to toss it on the lawn if it was possibly c...
by lojack323
April 22nd, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Questionable dry dog food on lawn
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Questionable dry dog food on lawn

Long story short, we have a couple of bags of dry dog food that we got off Amazon. Our dogs have been eating the same food for 5+ years but this was the first time buying online. After eating it they both started vomiting and I saw on the Amazon reviews that one customer from a few days ago reported...
by lojack323
April 22nd, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Working around tight mowing schedule.
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Working around tight mowing schedule.

You could involve your 4 year old with the yard work, it gets them outside and occupies them while you do your thing. My two kids, now 3 and 5, have been outside while I work in the yard since they were toddlers. My 5 year old is actually really helpful with easier tasks. He even helped us transplan...
by lojack323
April 11th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Looking for suggestions to my lawn maintenance schedule
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: Looking for suggestions to my lawn maintenance schedule

Give BLSC a chance this spring before you core aerate unless you have construction type compaction. +1 Before I found this site last year I was planning on plugging my yard. I could barely get a shovel in 1/2" into the ground without jumping on it. Thanks to the info on this forum and after changin...
by lojack323
April 1st, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Vinyl raised garden beds, DIY?
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: Vinyl raised garden beds, DIY?

Finally set the beds up this weekend. We bought three 2-packs but decided we liked the height of them stacked two high. If anyone stumbles upon this thread and wonders how the Costco 2-pack stacks (I did before seeing them first hand) it's actually pretty well done. The corner posts are about 1" tal...
by lojack323
March 27th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Other/Misc
Topic: Cold composting creeping fig?
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Cold composting creeping fig?

I'm not familiar with this particular plant, but with many plants that can grow from pieces of existing plants, chopping into smaller pieces is the worst thing you can do because it creates more plants. There are some plants that I don't compost even when I'm doing active hot composting. I've had c...
by lojack323
March 25th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Other/Misc
Topic: Cold composting creeping fig?
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Cold composting creeping fig?

Any chance of sending it through a chipper/shredder first? Unfortunately it doesn't look like Home Depot has any rentals in my area. What do you think is the smallest piece of branch/vine something like this would regenerate from? Professor Google makes it seem like creeping fig plants have Wolveri...
by lojack323
March 25th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Other/Misc
Topic: Cold composting creeping fig?
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Cold composting creeping fig?

Hi All, Is it possible to cold compost creeping fig plants? I'm guessing it's probably a "no" because of how hard it is to kill. We cleared out about 130 feet of it off our block walls and I hate to send it all to the dump if I can use it in my yard (it's a big pile!). But I also don't want to try a...