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by starpartyguy
April 5th, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: suppressing Bermuda in a TTTF lawn
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: suppressing Bermuda in a TTTF lawn

How about roundup? Not a fan but if it needs killing...
by starpartyguy
March 28th, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Starpartyguy Soil Test 2020 2nd try
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Starpartyguy Soil Test 2020 2nd try

I can get starter fertilizer. No problem. Thanks
by starpartyguy
March 28th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Starpartyguy Soil Test 2020 2nd try
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Starpartyguy Soil Test 2020 2nd try

Thanks for the analysis. My lawn is recovering from horrible grub damage last year. I had 50% loss. In the reseeding process I had to remove a lot of dead grass to expose the soil to get seed down to soil. It’s looking much better now. Right now we’re in a county wide lockdown so I can’t get compost...
by starpartyguy
March 27th, 2020, 9:10 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: suppressing Bermuda in a TTTF lawn
Replies: 4
Views: 134

suppressing Bermuda in a TTTF lawn

I have a patch of Bermuda in my TTTF lawn. I estimate it's 300-400 sq. ft. And it borders the front corner of the property. It is currently brown and starting to reawaken with patches of the bluegreen grass coming through the dead brown. Can someone give me a good plan of action to remove it or supp...
by starpartyguy
March 24th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Starpartyguy Soil Test 2020 2nd try
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Starpartyguy Soil Test 2020 2nd try

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Soil test 2020 Central Pa. 12k lawn TTTF.
by starpartyguy
March 24th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Starpartyguy Soil Test 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: Starpartyguy Soil Test 2020

I'll resubmit. Sorry about that.
by starpartyguy
March 24th, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Starpartyguy Soil Test 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Starpartyguy Soil Test 2020

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Soil test for 2020. Lot size ~12k.

Lawn looks a ton better than last year.
by starpartyguy
March 19th, 2020, 9:39 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Restarting From Scratch
Replies: 22
Views: 609

Re: Restarting From Scratch

I had grubs that took out half my lawn similar to what your pictures show. I dug some test holes around the border of the good grass and the dead grass. Found them nice and fat. I would recommend you dig a few test holes along the border of the good and bad grass and see if you find any little bugge...
by starpartyguy
March 16th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Serious lawn problems (long post)
Replies: 40
Views: 864

Re: Serious lawn problems (long post)

I think I got everything I need for next few applications. Going to be frugal because so much business is closing up temporarily in Pa. I'll probably be fine. I'm not quarantined and not coming into contact with many people. Work in IT at the university and I'm essential because Help Desk has to sta...
by starpartyguy
March 15th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Serious lawn problems (long post)
Replies: 40
Views: 864

Re: Serious lawn problems (long post)

Update from last year: New lawn is doing well. Took soil samples today and found 1 tiny grub that was dead or dormant. I hate those little things. A couple before and after images to follow:


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by starpartyguy
March 15th, 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Turflon Ester vs T-Zone
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Turflon Ester vs T-Zone

First, the offending grass in my lawn (Lancaster, Pa.) is almost certainly Bermuda. I compared it to pictures. I sends out runners and dies in the winter. During the fall, some of the TTTF comes back in patches. But it tends to get overcome by the Bermuda. We have a golf course 2 miles from me as th...
by starpartyguy
March 10th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Turflon Ester vs T-Zone
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Turflon Ester vs T-Zone

Each winter the Bermuda grass dies off and leaves a brown 200 sq. ft. patch in the front corner of my property. I was considering using Turflon Ester (during the summer) on the Bermuda to control it. It looks like T-Zone has the same active ingredient. Could I use that to avoid buying another produc...
by starpartyguy
March 10th, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Bare spots in spring
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Bare spots in spring

Thanks. Soil temps are bouncing around because we're getting mid 60's during the day but mid 20's at night. Average soil temp is 46 degrees over 5 days. My original plan was to start work around first weekend in April. I am going to collect soil to send to Logan's for a test this weekend. I think I'...
by starpartyguy
March 5th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Bare spots in spring
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Bare spots in spring

After killing some clover patches with t-zone last year, I’m left with 3 bare spots 2 feet wide. I want to use prodiamine but then I can’t seed. I heard Tenacity can be used when seeding. Could I seed and apply Tenacity to the spots(they are all close to each other), then cover with a tarp while spr...
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: 391

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: 344

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: 277

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: 277

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: 277

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: 277

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 (...