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by edslawn
6 minutes ago
Forum: Perennials
Topic: Cherry laurel problem
Replies: 2
Views: 7

Re: Cherry laurel problem

That doesn't look like insect damage (which can impact the cherry laurel even though they produce a lot of hydrogen cyanide). It looks like disease or chlorosis, but I can't tell as it's not an extreme issue. That it's dying from the tips in tends to indicate disease or a soil issue. And I'm not th...
by edslawn
Today, 6:46 pm
Forum: Perennials
Topic: Cherry laurel problem
Replies: 2
Views: 7

Cherry laurel problem

As part of the landscape project in my back yard, we planted some cherry laurels. Unfortunately, they aren't doing great. They are in part sun along our porch. I've watered them regularly and have them given each some miracle grow. Something appears to be eating them, so I applied Seven twice over a...
by edslawn
Today, 6:37 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Game On for Autumn Leaves!!
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: Game On for Autumn Leaves!!

Would you be willing to tell us a bit more about that "better plan" -- clearly you're not still doing a pair of rakes or you would have moved to a different home long before autumn #35... OK, you asked for it. It's not a single discovery that was a "Eureka" moment, though - it's a series of increme...
by edslawn
Yesterday, 6:22 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 211
Views: 6881

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

No bears, but a lot of squirrels getting ready for winter aerating my lawn. Put down 1 lb\k urea in front and a half lb\k on the new sod in back. Due to the lack of rain, I'm also watering it all in. Continual worries about watering off my well and going dry, so the new water system drawing off the ...
by edslawn
Yesterday, 10:06 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Game On for Autumn Leaves!!
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: Game On for Autumn Leaves!!

My big hardwoods are starting to turn and getting ready for the big show. I've had some leaves coming down early but not much. Time to sharpen up the blades on the tractor! As a bonus, we finally got some rain yesterday and this morning. https://i.postimg.cc/k2Mw6L3H/hw1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/K4n...
by edslawn
September 24th, 2020, 7:47 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. It's not a bad idea, but this is really poorly rated on Amazon and I'd really prefer a mountable unit for my tractor. We need something wi...
by edslawn
September 23rd, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Sprayer options for large hilly yard
Replies: 9
Views: 63

Re: Sprayer options for large hilly yard

Time to build one! I'm imagining a tall skinny tank with a recirculator.
by edslawn
September 23rd, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Sprayer options for large hilly yard
Replies: 9
Views: 63

Re: Sprayer options for large hilly yard

This summer I tackled a nearly 13k reno with just a 4 gallon backpack sprayer. I’m with you on this one, it’s rough. I’ve looked at the Earthway S25 just for the convenience of pushing and having 6 gallons rather than Hand pumping the entire time I’m walking around. It’s not a one size fits all. Ha...
by edslawn
September 21st, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Frost!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Frost!!!

PSU4ME wrote:
September 21st, 2020, 7:21 am
9/21 and we just got a nice layer of frost last night.

Got a bad feeling it’s going to be a wild winter!
We got it too in south central PA. Let's hope this winter is mild, but I've got my plow and the cab on my tractor ready to go!
by edslawn
September 21st, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall Nitrogen Regimens
Replies: 1169
Views: 69257

Re: Fall Nitrogen Regimens

I have no tested regimen for Urea without irrigation, and since I'm a big believer in irrigation, it's unlikely that I'll ever develop a regimen for using it during a drought. Sorry to say, you're on your own for a recommendation = I don't recommend what I haven't tested. Andy, isn't part of the ne...
by edslawn
September 20th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Holes and shade issues (maybe) in KBG
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Holes and shade issues (maybe) in KBG

On the possible fungus, I'll let the experts comment. If I were you my focus would be on fundamentals... My recommendation would be to get a soil analysis (make sure it is Logan labs) and get on a soil remediation plan. As soon as you understand the soil chemistry you will be better shape to improve...
by edslawn
September 20th, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Sprayer options for large hilly yard
Replies: 9
Views: 63

Sprayer options for large hilly yard

I am looking for a better solution for applying liquids to the lawn, i.e. serenade, prodiamine, etc. My current options are a 4-gallon backpack or a 25 gallon ATV sprayer mounted on my garden tractor. The property is 2 acres and my grass area is about 20k with the rest wooded with mature hardwoods (...
by edslawn
September 20th, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Spreader settings
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Spreader settings

Thanks for the replies. I didn't realize anyone had responded. I got a scale (from Amazon for $15) and weighed out the application amount. Then I just started at a small setting and did several passes. That seems to have worked and I've adjusted as needed. It's crazy to me that there so much scienc...
by edslawn
September 20th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 211
Views: 6881

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

Cold snap hitting central PA...temps in mid-30s this AM. On Saturday, put down 1lb/k Urea and watered it in for the aggressive fall plan on 20k. Also, started getting the shed and garage cleaned up for winter. I was too pooped to post. Clean up continues today...
by edslawn
September 6th, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 211
Views: 6881

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

Overseeded some spots in the back and topped with peat moss. Spread some in the woods to hopefully help with erosion too. Also, sprayed some kelp and molasses to feed the microherd in back yard (trying to improve ability to handle occasional dog pee on establishing sod).
by edslawn
September 5th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Labor Day - Incoming Fall To Do
Replies: 12
Views: 293

Re: Labor Day - Incoming Fall To Do

I missed a Pre-M app for Japanese Stiltgrass that invades annually from from the adjoining woods, and wound up having to spend 10 hours and a $100 herbicide instead of an hour getting the Pre-M down. That's 10 hours on an acre+ that could have been spent doing something else. I have similar battle ...
by edslawn
September 5th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Labor Day - Incoming Fall To Do
Replies: 12
Views: 293

Re: Labor Day - Incoming Fall To Do

I'm a contrarian on this one. The crabgrass has already seeded for next year. I'm a believer in not fighting battles that are already lost - it's a waste of your time IMHO. If the crabgrass dies in 4 weeks from an herbicide application and the frost would kill it in 6 weeks, your time is best spent...
by edslawn
September 5th, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 211
Views: 6881

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

Applied milo at the bag rate to the front yard and about half the bag rate to the new sod in the back. I ended up applying 3oz/k of generic baby shampoo to the whole yard. The back is new and draining poorly, the front has compaction from construction vehicles driving on it during the renovations. T...