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by Masbustelo
Yesterday, 10:33 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Large poa annua patch
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Large poa annua patch

I recently sowed KBG into dead Poa Trivialis thatch/stubble some of it was like a mat. Where I removed it I got much better germination. It is too soon to tell if I got adequate germination in the mats. The seedlings are far behind in those areas. I am currently redoing another 8,000 sq. ft area. My...
by Masbustelo
September 27th, 2020, 10:23 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 1676

Re: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020

These two pictures are a fair representation of current growth. The seedlings are between 16 and 21 days old. Even in the old trivialis stubble I got enough germination that I believe in time it will fill in nicely. After I seeded down I did no irrigation. The seed just sat there for ten days, then ...
by Masbustelo
September 27th, 2020, 5:07 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Game On for Autumn Leaves!!
Replies: 11
Views: 204

Re: Game On for Autumn Leaves!!

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by Masbustelo
September 26th, 2020, 9:44 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 1676

Re: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020

Andy Maybe not to early to mow the leaves, but maybe too soon. The new seedlings still seem too delicate to run the mower over them. I think the wheels and blade suction might tear them up and also the chopped leaves would cover them. I might be wrong. I'm saving them for later use. I'm planning on ...
by Masbustelo
September 26th, 2020, 7:55 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 1676

Re: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020

I bought a Poulan gas powered leaf blower today. I have a giant soft maple that has been shedding leaves and it seems way to soon to try a mower on them. It took around a half hour to blow off the 19k, what a great purchase. I never used one before because my old lawn was to small to justify a leaf ...
by Masbustelo
September 24th, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: jskierko's Fall 2020 Bewitched Front Renovation
Replies: 51
Views: 895

Re: jskierko's Fall 2020 Bewitched Front Renovation

Congratulations, it all looks great. I have a lot more shade than you, your at least two weeks ahead of mine.
by Masbustelo
September 24th, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Sprayer options for large hilly yard
Replies: 9
Views: 63

Re: Sprayer options for large hilly yard

Can the Earthway sprayer be modified with pneumatic tires? Also the handles look flimsy. Does anyone have one that can comment? I've got the same hill problems.
by Masbustelo
September 24th, 2020, 6:00 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: KBG Fungus prevention Best Practice?
Replies: 1
Views: 99

KBG Fungus prevention Best Practice?

I am venturing into a KBG lawn and have very little experience with bluegrass, I see many posts of various molds and mildews and the problems they can cause. I am aware that it is much easier to do preventive treatments versus post infection cure treatment. I also note a myriad of various concoction...
by Masbustelo
September 23rd, 2020, 10:01 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Leveling lawn using play sand
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: Leveling lawn using play sand

They have a great selection of seed and will ship it to you as well. https://www.cdford.com/products-and-ser ... and-garden, Geneseo, Illinois
by Masbustelo
September 22nd, 2020, 4:21 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 1676

Re: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020

One thing I forgot to point out about this picture is that upon close examination you will observe the worlds fastest dog. Image
by Masbustelo
September 22nd, 2020, 4:16 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 1676

Re: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020

Andy I'm ignorant on many subjects. This clay drains well because it is on a pretty steep hillside. I know clay has great potential, this stuff you could fire pottery with it. It just surprised me to see the KBG doing well so far with it. I expected and feared it wouldn't do well. I have been applyi...
by Masbustelo
September 22nd, 2020, 4:07 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Sept 20 Update - No signs of Life
Replies: 32
Views: 508

Re: Sept 20 Update - No signs of Life

The ryegrass is in a lawn that I never renovated. I have oversown it with Fiesta the last two years. It goes dormant and looks like straw, but comes right back after fall rain. I'm not suggesting it as a permanent solution. If you seed immediately it will establish in several weeks, and your good un...
by Masbustelo
September 21st, 2020, 9:08 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 1676

Re: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020

I'm pretty encouraged with my seeding. Everyday there is more green showing, it almost looks like I have a lawn (rear lawn). So far it looks like enough general germination that in time it will all fill in. A lot of the soil is horrible sub-soil clay left over from a new septic system 2 years ago. I...
by Masbustelo
September 21st, 2020, 8:53 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Sept 20 Update - No signs of Life
Replies: 32
Views: 508

Re: Sept 20 Update - No signs of Life

s1mpl3k1d I live in Northwestern Illinois as well. If you overseed with perennial rye now, and begin to water it you can probably get it established. I had the same or worse drought than you, I have a perennial rye/kbg lawn that looks beautiful right now, and I never irrigated all summer. Whatever h...
by Masbustelo
September 21st, 2020, 4:16 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 1676

Re: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020

This is a photo of the rear lawn from one year ago. Some how I defeated the crabgrass and have very little of it present. Currently it looks like massive amounts of creeping charlie seeds are germinating. They're so small yet that I'm not sure what they are. I sprayed the worst areas with Tenacity y...
by Masbustelo
September 20th, 2020, 8:26 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 1676

Re: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020

Here are two pictures from today showing the green haze, and a before picture from August 4th. It is really nice having something growing out there again. I applied Roundup to everything green in my front Trivialis-K31 weed patch today as well. https://i.postimg.cc/Lg20Xcg0/119936271-618282018847592...
by Masbustelo
September 19th, 2020, 10:59 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 1676

Re: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020

I'm considering glyphosphating my front lawn tomorrow. Probably 6k of the 8k area is pure poa trivialis. I'm thinking of putting down seed and erosion blankets around the first of December, and see what happens next spring. My rear lawn looks like I got good overall germination with the Mazama KBG a...
by Masbustelo
September 17th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 1676

Re: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020

Thanks Ken-n Nancy. As soon as I get a breather I plan to spray the triv with Tenacity. Essentially my entire yard (27 thousand sq. ft.) was infested with trivialis. Basically it was a Poa trivialis monostand with some tttf and k31 mixed in as weeds. Also thousands of dandelions, creeping charlie, v...
by Masbustelo
September 15th, 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 1676

Re: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020

I have some places where the trivialis is coming back to life mixed in with my seedlings. Should I battle it now with Tenacity? Or leave everything be and begin the war next spring?
by Masbustelo
September 15th, 2020, 2:50 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: KBG Seed Question : Any difference in Regular Turf vs Forage Types
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: KBG Seed Question : Any difference in Regular Turf vs Forage Types

This is an interesting question to me as well. I have some friends that own a hardware store, they are selling a KBG named Balin that came from Denmark. Supposedly it is the most popular KBG in Europe. I checked it out and most references are as a pasture grass, but some info says its good for lawns...