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by mobiledynamics
October 12th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Discouraging moles from my yard?
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: Discouraging moles from my yard?

MPA -
Just visited the link in the recent response as I was out and needed more.
SC doesn't carry it, but if you're in the know....

good/great place to buy Food Grade Citric acid in a bulk 40/50 lb containers/bag. Just looking for other recommendations.
My usual spot would be chemistrystore. com
by mobiledynamics
September 23rd, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Folks with Fescue - do you overseed even if grass survives Summer?
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Folks with Fescue - do you overseed even if grass survives Summer?

Speaking of Aeration.......which I know ATY frowns upon, who -aerates- their shrubs. Last night, I was looking at some garden tools, and they had a -aeration fork-. Basically which looks like a 2 pronged solid 1" or so tool, about 18 deep, etc. The verbiage of the tool uses was to - aerate the soil ...
by mobiledynamics
September 23rd, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Garden Hand Tools - Hori Hori
Replies: 0
Views: 746

Garden Hand Tools - Hori Hori

I'm a tool wh0re...got like 5 Felcos, 3 ARS, 2 Tobisho Secauters, the list goes on........ Never had a Hori Hori so I ordered one on a whim. I know it's coined as it jack of all trades sorta versatile tool. I dunno. Maybe it's just me. Don't see how I would use it. Not deep enough to use even as a s...
by mobiledynamics
September 21st, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Discouraging moles from my yard?
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: Discouraging moles from my yard?

I've got a few observed tunneling...just for the helluva it, took a shovel to see what I was working with....
Kinda wanna say feels like a 1 inch diameter. Maybe it's a mini-me vole I've got going on, but he is sure going to town..
by mobiledynamics
September 21st, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Discouraging moles from my yard?
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: Discouraging moles from my yard?

Off to read up on Castor Oil. What effect does it have on the turf ?
by mobiledynamics
September 17th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Adding OM - How much peat moss can the lawn take? (planning for 2021)
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: Adding OM - How much peat moss can the lawn take? (planning for 2021)

Mods. LMK if should make a new thread but on the topic of how things (move) within the earth, how much or how little between the worms and such does -soil- move from one area to another... I once planted some large shrubs from 15G containers. I root washed it as much as possible but have often wonde...
by mobiledynamics
September 16th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Adding OM - How much peat moss can the lawn take? (planning for 2021)
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: Adding OM - How much peat moss can the lawn take? (planning for 2021)

For own wiki, when peat -breaks down-, are we saying it does get -incorporated- into the soil. I was think it would just be a different -layer----so for example, if you had sandy soil, the native soil would be sand, and then ontop would be a -wet- peat layer, not encouraging deeper roots, since the ...
by mobiledynamics
September 14th, 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Adding OM - How much peat moss can the lawn take? (planning for 2021)
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: Adding OM - How much peat moss can the lawn take? (planning for 2021)

For potting mix, I tend to err on bark based/coarse vermiculate and some peat (depends on what goes in the container/pot). Never was a fan of peat anywhere else except as a topper to seed. Just did not picture it as a soil amender even though the masses do, cause IMO, the topsoil can be wet or dry a...
by mobiledynamics
September 14th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Adding OM - How much peat moss can the lawn take? (planning for 2021)
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: Adding OM - How much peat moss can the lawn take? (planning for 2021)

Is peat a good idea as a topper. I mess will it change the top soil profile (too wet if rained heavily) and then right below, if not water retentive, will it make the roots not want to see water down ? As well. with too much -peat- , won't it make the top surface too airy . I can see it being used t...
by mobiledynamics
September 13th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: TTTF Seed recommendation Long Island NY
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: TTTF Seed recommendation Long Island NY

Daimbert - haven't been to hicks this year at all, but if I recall, they just had box store brands and - maybe- delea. not sure if I'll be passing through again, but I have about 3 lbs of Hogans Blend left from my hellstrip overseed this fall - i think-. Not sure if you would want to mix the box bra...
by mobiledynamics
September 4th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 243
Views: 10611

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

You know it's fall when the squirrels know it as well.
Seems like over the past few days, they have been busy as lottsa holes here and there. They have started hiding/storing their food
by mobiledynamics
September 3rd, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Got Urea?
Replies: 25
Views: 955

Re: Got Urea?

Not driving up north just for N. Re-looking at a property there.

Never have ventured out to LICA before, even though they are on my radar as a local place !
by mobiledynamics
September 3rd, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Got Urea?
Replies: 25
Views: 955

Re: Got Urea?

bellport.

Figured with the day trip going north, and much more farms in the general vicinity, route, I'd check in. Closest thing is Agways which doesn't carry much
by mobiledynamics
September 3rd, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Got Urea?
Replies: 25
Views: 955

Re: Got Urea?

Paging Andy. Agway, Feed stores around here don't carry this. Passing by Germantown and then will be doing a half day in Hudson (main strip around warren st). Got any recommendations !
by mobiledynamics
August 11th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Glyphosate/Re-seeding question
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Glyphosate/Re-seeding question

Interrrresting read, as I thought windrift RU on any shrub, flower or anything in the -garden beds- was no bueno. Never have masked it off, but have done a pre and post leaf spray as -mitigation- for the just in case
by mobiledynamics
August 9th, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: School me on Slow Release Fertilizer
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: School me on Slow Release Fertilizer

Can one spoon feed or blitz new blades. Thinking about the over-seed. Or leave it alone for 2020 to let it focus on -roots-
by mobiledynamics
August 8th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Triple Phosphate
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Triple Phosphate

Not sure where the proper subforum is, so here this thread goes in here.... Does super phosphate -really - promote root growth ? Have this used this stuff in years.....if I'm planting somethin, all I do is just amend the bottom with some Espoma Bio Tone. Anyhow, got with Isaias rolling through, got ...
by mobiledynamics
August 7th, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: How Deep Before you Reach Hardpan
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: How Deep Before you Reach Hardpan

I got hit by the same winds......and while not complete fail, some got into a 45 degree lean. Restaked them. Then with the forecasting of rain today and the -topheaviness with now sheared roots-, last night, I also did some pruning to remove some of the top weight...and let it refocus now back on it...
by mobiledynamics
August 5th, 2020, 10:40 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: How Deep Before you Reach Hardpan
Replies: 2
Views: 104

How Deep Before you Reach Hardpan

I've planted lots in this particular area. I feel like I have dug/excavated as deep as 24 inches without no issues ? Last year, I transplanted some mature shrubs. I went about 20 inches deep and not sure what was underneath but it was either hardpan or as I was scratching my head.......a layer of br...
by mobiledynamics
August 4th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Raking the Crown
Replies: 0
Views: 638

Raking the Crown

For dormant grass, okay to take a rake - blades are dry..

Or do I have to for at least 7-10 days of greenup before I can take a rake to it ? Just thinking about the overseed.