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by deboy922
June 28th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Late Start, But Nice Progress: Andy10917 Photo
Replies: 24
Views: 857

Re: Late Start, But Nice Progress: Andy10917 Photo

andy10917 wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 11:00 am
Where I live, a late-greening cultivar like "Emblem" can wake as early as April 15th in some years and as late as May 5th in others. So, I don't schedule HOC change dates, but increase HOC about every other week as the Spring Flush permits.
Makes sense...thanks!
by deboy922
June 28th, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Late Start, But Nice Progress: Andy10917 Photo
Replies: 24
Views: 857

Re: Late Start, But Nice Progress: Andy10917 Photo

I'll bite, what are you doing to increase shade tolerance? It's a combo of things that I call HFAT, which I hope to take to final testing with a few members next year. Sorry, but no details being published yet. What is the HOC in the pic? What HOC do you plan for July? 4" and 4". The "Emblem" culti...
by deboy922
June 14th, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Preparing for Drought
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Preparing for Drought

Thank you for the reply MorpheusPA.

Yard was looking the best it has ever looked a few weeks ago, thanks to this forum.
by deboy922
June 12th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Preparing for Drought
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Preparing for Drought

I have 2 acres without irrigation in north-central Indiana. I have had 0.1 inches of rain in June, and the 2-week forecast has little to no rain chances with temps in the 90's. I last mowed on 6/6 at 4 inches. The grass is now about 6 inches and showing some stress from lack of water. Should I mow n...
by deboy922
June 8th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Late Start, But Nice Progress: Andy10917 Photo
Replies: 24
Views: 857

Re: Late Start, But Nice Progress: Andy10917 Photo

Looks great! What is the HOC in the pic? What HOC do you plan for July? Thanks.
by deboy922
March 19th, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)
Replies: 20
Views: 540

Re: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)

Wife is a 5th grade teacher and is off this week until 5/1 at least. 2 college kids came home this week for the year...1 is doing their classes online...the other is on spring break this week and will start online classes next week. Next week, I start work-at-home every-other-day Hope my wifi holds ...
by deboy922
December 27th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Japanese Maples: Strange Year
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Japanese Maples: Strange Year (?)

In north-central Indiana, my Japanese maple and weeping cherry held on to about half their leaves this year (they are usually bare by now). Other similar trees in my area also have leaves. The leaves are brown and dry, so I am not sure if they would hold on the ice and snow. Hoping the trees are OK ...
by deboy922
December 25th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Merry Christmas, All !!
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Merry Christmas, All !!

Merry Christmas everyone!
by deboy922
November 25th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Winterizing Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: Winterizing Poll

Green - your comments above are exactly my reason for this poll. I have been reading a lot of differing theories on winterizing and am curious to see the thoughts of this community. Please keep us posted on your results with the differing amounts of N. Partly because of your post, but also because ...
by deboy922
November 23rd, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How Do You Rate The 2019 Season For Your Lawn?
Replies: 20
Views: 449

Re: How Do You Rate The 2019 Season For Your Lawn?

This year was about learning and acquiring a lot of great knowledge from this website...thank you everyone!

But a record wet spring; followed by a 6 week summer drought; and then a record dry fall; made this year have a lot of frustrations. Hoping for better conditions in 2020!
by deboy922
November 22nd, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 391
Views: 12065

Re: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Cleaned out the gutters and chopped up some leaves on 11/20. There were no grass clippings since the 11/10 mow, so I put down winterizer urea at 0.5 # N/k and got a little rain on 11/21. Flowering pears and red oaks still have most of their leaves. Hoping for a nice day in mid-December for one more ...
by deboy922
November 16th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?
Replies: 18
Views: 462

Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

30 times...68 hours...planning to mow (chop leaves Wednesday) for mow #31... probably 1 more chop leaves session after that.
by deboy922
November 11th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Growth Stoppage
Replies: 17
Views: 916

Re: Growth Stoppage

Grass still growing a bit in north-central Indiana. I mowed/leaf-mulched on 11/3 & 11/10, cutting less than 1" off on 11/10. Cold next 4 days with highs in the 30's and maybe some single digit lows...but 50's next week. May get enough snow tonight to cover the grass, providing some insulation.
by deboy922
October 30th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Compare and save glyphosphate
Replies: 19
Views: 509

Re: Compare and save glyphosphate

FWIW, I tried some 15-20 year old glyphosate out on some sidewalk plants and it did jack squat. It had been stored in an unconditioned garage in Indiana. Interesting...in mid-September I used some approximately 15-year-old Weed B Gon Max (also stored in an unconditioned garage in Indiana), and it w...
by deboy922
October 15th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Winterizing Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: Winterizing Poll

Appreciate everyone’s input...thank you for sharing. I greatly enjoy reading the different approaches. It is very educational and interesting! @Green - your comments above are exactly my reason for this poll. I have been reading a lot of differing theories on winterizing and am curious to see the th...
by deboy922
October 14th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Winterizing Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Winterizing Poll

Please make a selection a feel free to discuss.

If you plan to spread more than 1 lb, maybe just select the 1 lb and then state how much you plan to apply. And if you plan to spread less than 1 lb (for example 0.33 lb), just select 0.50 lb and state how much you plan to apply.

Thanks!
by deboy922
September 30th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is fall happening or not??
Replies: 27
Views: 1190

Re: Is fall happening or not??

My Fall Blitz has been more of a Fall Survival...


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by deboy922
September 30th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is fall happening or not??
Replies: 27
Views: 1190

Re: Is fall happening or not??

Fall is going to happen soon...need some rain.


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by deboy922
September 30th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Mowing height - what are you at?
Replies: 24
Views: 1122

Re: Mowing height - what are you at?

I have been having trouble moving down. I was at 4.0" at Labor Day. I moved to 3.75", but it has been so hot and dry, that I have not moved any lower. It is suppose to be 90 here for the next 3 days and then 60's. I will move to 3.5" the next mow and try to keep lowering through October eventually d...
by deboy922
September 25th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is fall happening or not??
Replies: 27
Views: 1190

Re: Is fall happening or not??

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