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by starpartyguy
November 30th, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How Do You Rate The 2019 Season For Your Lawn?
Replies: 20
Views: 312

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

This year 1/3 to 1/2 of my lawn was dead by end of Summer. Thanks to all the people that helped me get the ground back in shape for seeding and a bit of help from above my lawn now is 90+% green. Looking forward to seeing my lawn emerge out of the Winter freeze that should be here soon. What I learn...
by starpartyguy
October 28th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Questions about mulching vs bagging vs throwing
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Questions about mulching vs bagging vs throwing

I've been in this house for 2 years now. The lawn was in pretty poor shape. The first year I tried using the 4 step Scotts treatment and only had minimal luck. This year we hit a drought and I didn't have any sprinkler system up. Lost a third of the lawn to weeds, grubs, etc. Over the past couple mo...
by starpartyguy
October 25th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: When to apply lime?
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: When to apply lime?

Lime (Encap) going down today. 9 lb/k. I'm going to have to stretch it so I won't make 9 lbs. I have 3 bags (120 lbs total) of Lawn Doctor lime too. I'm going to throw that down too. Normal bag rate is 50/k but I don't have that much. Won't do much I assume but it should be enough to make up the dif...
by starpartyguy
October 24th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: When to apply lime?
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: When to apply lime?

Ok. Might get lime down Friday then. We have several days of rain coming
by starpartyguy
October 23rd, 2019, 10:25 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: When to apply lime?
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: When to apply lime?

I have a topic on the soil test forum but I misread the advice. I was asking about applying iron and lime at the same time. I was told that lime suppresses the absorption of iron. Not sure if thats true. Was going to wait till spring to put down iron. Just wanted to know if I can put down lime now o...
by starpartyguy
October 23rd, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: When to apply lime?
Replies: 5
Views: 248

When to apply lime?

I am 4 1/2 weeks into a lawn repair and doing pretty good. 3000 square feet of damage from grubs over a 10-12000 sq. ft. lawn. Area: Lancaster County, Pa. 4 weeks ago I put down Pennington Starter fertilizer, Bio-Advanced Grub control, and 35 lbs of TTTF (Hancock). At 3 weeks I mowed at max height (...
by starpartyguy
October 12th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 295

Re: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019

2 before pictures and one current image after mowing. 3 weeks in so far. https://i.postimg.cc/RNb9Fhbt/E67-E6882-62-EF-4760-92-EE-0-E213423-DAC9.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/sQnHcQW9/156-EC732-6743-4953-9624-DFD01-A95-BD4-D.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/LhXbsDdy/B140817-A-FC3-E-44-F7-A7-A5-D4110-C6976-EA.jpg
by starpartyguy
October 11th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 295

Re: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019

Going to mow tomorrow. Pulling up sprinklers and hoses. Cutting should encourage the grass to spread.
by starpartyguy
October 10th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 295

Re: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019

I think I forgot to put seed on the bare 10 foot strip along the far side of the driveway. I had some year old seed. Figured might as well put it down and water it. Would go in trash anyway.
by starpartyguy
October 10th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 295

Re: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019

Here’s the view from the house side.

Looks a lot better than 3 weeks ago
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by starpartyguy
October 10th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 295

Re: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019

https://i.postimg.cc/Yvv27BVB/050-A335-B-4-BA0-4-ADA-9207-5-D074-CD7282-F.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/KRqcC805/A51-D0-CD4-6716-4-A4-C-84-C5-7-BC62-CEA147-D.jpg Not bad. This was taken last weekend. It looks better than this now. We got 3 days of light rain starting Sunday. It’s starting to thicken but...
by starpartyguy
October 5th, 2019, 11:34 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 295

Re: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019

Im 62 and diabetic too.

Going to leave well enough alone and let the grass grow. Watering once a day now 30 minutes each station. I think I might be able to mow in another week or two (probably 2).
by starpartyguy
October 5th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 295

Re: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019

At the beginning of this thread, I think there was some confusion about the condition of the lawn. It was mentioned to apply iron, lime, urea nitrogen,etc. It sounded like a lot of stuff for new seed. In Pa. we get weird weather in the late fall. 2 years ago we had snow on Thanksgiving. Last year we...
by starpartyguy
October 5th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 295

Re: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019

Planted 2 weeks ago today.
by starpartyguy
October 5th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 295

Re: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019

I found encap locally at ace. Can I put that down on new growth? Can you give me suggestions on a timeline for applying encap and when to use the iron? Thanks
by starpartyguy
October 5th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 295

Re: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019

Ok. Thanks. I only bought 3 bags. I’ll put it in the shed till next year. I can go shopping for the other products you mentioned.
by starpartyguy
October 5th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 295

Re: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019

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Here are the pictures from the bag. The info says calcitic limestone. It also says only 1% magnesium.

Will that be ok?
by starpartyguy
October 5th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 295

Re: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019

Iron sulfate should be here this week. Grass has 2 weeks of growth. About 2-3 inches high. Some slower sprouting seeds just germinated. I was told to apply iron at 2 lbs/k and pelletized lime at 9 lbs/k. When should I do that? Was thinking iron next weekend and lime the weekend after. Will that be ok?
by starpartyguy
October 1st, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 295

Re: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019

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Started seeing some sprouts today and yesterday. Sprouted faster than that Scotts stuff.
by starpartyguy
September 30th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 295

Re: Soil test Starpartyguy September 2019

Looks like we have sprouting. New growth in larger areas in front and rear. Also looking like some old fescue has revived. Lots of areas still bare yet. Need rain!