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by Cole
June 24th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weeds Are Out of Control In Otherwise Decent Lawn
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Weeds Are Out of Control In Otherwise Decent Lawn

Sorry, I don't mean to bump this, but I realized I posted the same picture twice above and wanted to post the correct picture of the clasping auricles on quackgrass. This is an important identifier for those that are wondering what weed they might have. https://i.postimg.cc/hQjySxhk/20200620-165412....
by Cole
June 20th, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weeds Are Out of Control In Otherwise Decent Lawn
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Weeds Are Out of Control In Otherwise Decent Lawn

Okay! I will go ahead and start doing pre em in fall and spring.

I've read about Certainty, but wasn't sure if anyone was getting good control of quackgrass and not killing their good grass too. I think it's probably worth a shot.

Thanks for your advice.
by Cole
June 20th, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weeds Are Out of Control In Otherwise Decent Lawn
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Weeds Are Out of Control In Otherwise Decent Lawn

Here are some better pictures of the quackgrass. Managed to find a large plant hiding with the lilies.

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by Cole
June 20th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weeds Are Out of Control In Otherwise Decent Lawn
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Weeds Are Out of Control In Otherwise Decent Lawn

It is my identification. It seems like a fairly common weed around here. I had it at my last home too. I have never been 100% certain, but it has clasping auricles and rhizomes and based off of it's color and overall look the most likely thing seemed like quackgrass. I will see if I can find one wit...
by Cole
June 20th, 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weeds Are Out of Control In Otherwise Decent Lawn
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Weeds Are Out of Control In Otherwise Decent Lawn

Hey guys, Pretty discouraged today. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I don't know that anyone else will either, but I'm at a loss. This is my second year with this lawn and I have been taking care of what looks to be a generic Northern Mix lawn. It has been looking fairly good, seven great at time...
by Cole
October 31st, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: The effects of too much rain
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: The effects of too much rain

Yeah, good point. This is my first fall here so I'm not sure what to expect. Our last home was full sun.

I wonder if I could plant a grass that does better back there. Earlier in the year I didnt really want to mess with it because it looked great, but aftwer the full season I'm rethinking that.
by Cole
October 31st, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: The effects of too much rain
Replies: 3
Views: 211

The effects of too much rain

Hey everyone, The lawn care season is winding down for me and now I am looking back on the season and trying to figure out what to do differently next year. One big question I have are the effects of too much water. Mainly, can it cause the lawn to thin out? My backyard is very shady and we got so m...
by Cole
October 25th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall Nitrogen Regimens
Replies: 1127
Views: 66865

Re: Fall Nitrogen Regimens

It's hard to say. Most likely yes, but that is not always the case. We probably won't see the 2 to 4 they are predicting, but if we get 4, it's likely i won't see grass again until spring. I guess the question then becomes, am i better off doing it a little early or not at all. I could wait and mayb...
by Cole
October 25th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall Nitrogen Regimens
Replies: 1127
Views: 66865

Re: Fall Nitrogen Regimens

Any advice for beating the snow with the last fertilizer app? My grass is still growing just slightly, its very near done, but I'm not sure it has completely stopped. We have 2 to 4 inches of snow expected up here on Tuesday. How does one work around the weather without getting the winterizer down t...
by Cole
August 30th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Advice for Weedy Lawn
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Advice for Weedy Lawn

Hi Andy, yes I have. I will definitely hit the broadleaf weeds. I will be at his place tonight, but if I remember correctly it's mostly crabgrass so I won't be bothering with trying to kill that now. I will double check on what other weeds I am dealing with and work on killing them off this fall. Wh...
by Cole
August 30th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Advice for Weedy Lawn
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Advice for Weedy Lawn

Hi all, My mother and father in law moved into a new home this summer and I was hoping to get their lawn into decent shape. Right now we are only focusing on one area of the lawn. The other areas will be sodded. This area is basically 30% - 40% crabgrass and other weeds. The grass is a northern mix....
by Cole
August 24th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Brown Blades of Grass?
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Brown Blades of Grass?

Ok cool. Thanks. I think for me it's probably time to hit it with some nitrogen then and help to push it out. It is less pronounced in the shady areas too. This is the sunniest area of my lawn.
by Cole
August 22nd, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Brown Blades of Grass?
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Brown Blades of Grass?

Hey everyone. I'm terrible at identifying any types of brown or dead grass in my lawn. I know it's not easy for you guys with just pictures, but I'm hoping for a little guidance. I am not sure if this is the shedding that is referred to during fall or if I am dealing with some sort of fungus or poss...
by Cole
August 16th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: "Feed" Grade Urea
Replies: 14
Views: 259

Re: "Feed" Grade Urea

Thanks Ken n Nancy, that helps clear up some things.

I was really hoping to use it in my cereal, but I guess I'll just have to get a cow for my left overs. Maybe a goat would work ;) I was considering getting one or two so I could stop mowing the hill in my backyard.

Thanks again
by Cole
August 16th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: "Feed" Grade Urea
Replies: 14
Views: 259

Re: "Feed" Grade Urea

Ok thanks, well according to that I think my timing is right for here in MN. I was mainly wondering if its safe a couple weeks after an app of milo. I'm pretty sure that's safe too, but its nice to hear from people who have actually done it.
by Cole
August 16th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: "Feed" Grade Urea
Replies: 14
Views: 259

Re: "Feed" Grade Urea

When you say wake up. What do you mean exactly? I dont let the lawn go dormant in the summer so it never really "fell asleep" if that's what you mean.
by Cole
August 16th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: "Feed" Grade Urea
Replies: 14
Views: 259

Re: "Feed" Grade Urea

Wow, thanks guys. I feel a little more comfortable now. Will it be ok to use this weekend? I put down a full app of milorganite down at bag rate about 2 weeks ago (Aug 6th). I've put milorganite and other synthetics down a week apart before, but urea is all new to me. Andy, I know you've mentioned t...
by Cole
August 16th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: "Feed" Grade Urea
Replies: 14
Views: 259

"Feed" Grade Urea

Is this the right stuff that I should be using? I went and picked up a bag from the local feed mill today. Price was what was expected (about $17 for 50lbs) and it came in the plain brown bag like expected. But the guy loaded it into my vehicle for me and I didn't look at the tag until I got home. I...
by Cole
July 22nd, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Oak tree in Yard
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Oak tree in Yard

I have the same issue and have been dealing with it all year. I mow at around 3.5 inches and it would cut the leaves off some, but most of them were still intact. I ended up getting sick of looking at them so my wife and I sat in the yard for a couple hours and hand pulled a bunch. Two weeks later a...
by Cole
July 17th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Post your mow!
Replies: 94
Views: 3701

Re: Post your mow!

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