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by Masbustelo
January 12th, 2021, 3:49 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Looking Forward to 2021 Season
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Looking Forward to 2021 Season

I'm planning on experimenting with soybean meal instead of spending money on Milorganite. My soil is naturally high in phosphorus and there is no reason to spend money to add more. I can get soy for $12.50 a bag. The commodity price of soybeans is skyrocketing however. Last April it was $8 a bushel ...
by Masbustelo
January 12th, 2021, 3:38 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Does Nimblewill Die With Winter Weather?
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Does Nimblewill Die With Winter Weather?

I had quite a bit of nimblewill a few years ago and took 90% out with this rake. Then whenever I would walk through the yard I would pull it when I spotted it. It seems to do poorly when challenged. Tenacity is pretty effective against it. In the winter, a uniform layer of snow will bury it and keep...
by Masbustelo
January 9th, 2021, 6:11 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 132

Re: 'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021

We had a cord like that many years ago and my wife's cousins came to visit from England. They had seen long phone lines on old Roseann Barr shows. They thought it was a joke and were surprised to see that over here we really used them.
by Masbustelo
January 8th, 2021, 6:15 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)
Replies: 32
Views: 905

Re: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)

I had it last March. I felt tired and had a cough for quite awhile. It isn't on my concern list anymore.I'm in a low risk category. I realize others aren't. I don't wear masks and don't plan to get vaccinated. Or at least I'll go last. I hope everyone else is doing well.
by Masbustelo
January 8th, 2021, 6:03 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 132

Re: 'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021

For taking notes,I recommend the 25 foot cord for the rotary dial. Most will find this cord blends in well with the snow. https://www.amazon.com/Power-Gear-Telep ... 295&sr=8-3
by Masbustelo
January 6th, 2021, 11:06 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: So Who Got What?
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: So Who Got What?

The house we moved into last summer has an attached garage. I never had one before. To go along with that my wife bought me a multi drawer tool chest on wheels. Also gift cards to a garden center that carries lots of various chemical supplies.
by Masbustelo
January 4th, 2021, 9:56 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 132

Re: 'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021

Keeping a journal is interesting. How we think things will go and the reality are very different. Also I found out our memory of dates and applications etc., often aren't very factual either. I have a different understanding of fall and winter also. These things don't really go by the calendar. Dece...
by Masbustelo
January 1st, 2021, 6:10 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 132

'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021

This is a summary of what I accomplished last year, and what my plan is for this new year 2021. Image
This was my last photo of the year taken December 11th. Image
by Masbustelo
December 28th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: My mom
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: My mom

From reading the obituary it seems she was a great mother and grandmother.
by Masbustelo
December 22nd, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 255
Views: 12919

Re: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Today was a beautiful sunny day in the upper 40's, with no wind. I did some raking, spread some straw over a small dormant seeded area and cleaned up brush and sticks in a perimeter area. It was great day to be outside. Tomorrow a high of 19 and a low of 13.
by Masbustelo
December 22nd, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 4237

Re: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020

For those involved in future mole battles. I went ahead and rented the lawn roller. It definitely helped, but I think it would be necessary to use it many more times. At least now I should be able to spot the new tunnels next spring and apply the final solution. Sadly, I think I have a fair number o...
by Masbustelo
December 21st, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 4237

Re: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020

Last fall I got attacked by moles. Particularly to the rear of my house. I was so busy at the time I couldn't counter attack. There are so many trails that I can't identify the main tunnels. I want to begin using my new trap, and I'm thinking about renting a roller to smash the tunnels down. I'm thi...
by Masbustelo
December 16th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Question re rock salt and grass
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: Question re rock salt and grass

Perhaps an alternative question for the discussion is: Is there something better to use than rock salt on my driveway? If some rock salt, is a small sum, then it might both; be okay to scatter some on the driveway and also be bad for the grass in the spring.
by Masbustelo
December 11th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 4237

Re: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020

I think I'll stand pat. (mejor que nada) Its drizzling at 39F degrees with much colder temps for next week. Wow! 2lbs per K of urea is a lot of urea. I fed pretty well through the season and the lawn currently has great color. 2021 isn't that far off. Merry Christmas everybody.
by Masbustelo
December 10th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 4237

Re: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020

We had a very mild week and several days ago I mixed up a quart of Tenacity and went around and sprayed all the Trivialis and Annua I could find. Even at this late date it seems to be yellowing already. Today I finally put down my winterizer urea. It's supposed to rain and snow tomorrow. I forget, w...
by Masbustelo
December 9th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tenacity vs Poa Trivialis: Your Results
Replies: 104
Views: 12067

Re: Tenacity vs Poa Trivialis: Your Results

I started spraying triclopyr early last spring and it seemed to be quite effective at killing trivialis. At the time I didn't know it was poa trivialis dying, and thought I had too strong of a triclopyr solution. I couldn't figure out why my 'grass' was dying. Whether it kills it I don't know, but i...
by Masbustelo
December 8th, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 255
Views: 12919

Re: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

My grass is still pretty green and the next two days are mid 50's, so I mixed some tenacity and sprayed poa trivialis plants. Also some poa annua.
by Masbustelo
December 4th, 2020, 4:13 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 4237

Re: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020

I wrapped up my season by applying fast acting gypsum on Wednesday to the rear 19k lawn. I applied it four times this year, so I'm curious what effect it will show in my spring soil sample.
by Masbustelo
December 2nd, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Longer/Deeper Topics for Off-Season?
Replies: 29
Views: 761

Re: Longer/Deeper Topics for Off-Season?

I'm now hesitant to post anything else in this thread.
by Masbustelo
December 2nd, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Keeping Stuff from Dying.
Replies: 0
Views: 308

Keeping Stuff from Dying.

This is a power point presentation on keeping stuff from dying that has some interesting information. https://turf.unl.edu/Presentations/Rock ... iology.pdf