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by BIGDADDY13
February 17th, 2021, 5:45 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Looking Forward to 2021 Season
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: Looking Forward to 2021 Season

Plan number #1 is to not use Round Up by accident on the front yard. I now have two separate sprayers for chemicals which will prevent it from ever happening again. Other than that, looking forward to getting rid of the white stuff
by BIGDADDY13
January 19th, 2021, 11:39 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Does Nimblewill Die With Winter Weather?
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Does Nimblewill Die With Winter Weather?

I had it a few years ago and found that I was able to get rid of it my raking it with the thatch rake during the winter when it was dormant, but when the ground wasn't "frozen solid". It eradicated it in one area that was pretty tough.
by BIGDADDY13
November 10th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: What's Going on With My Lawn?
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: What's Going on With My Lawn?

I noticed the same thing on my neighbors lawn. At first thought it might have been spot treatments for weeds, but almost looks like fertilizer burn on his. Yours definitely looks like a different issue. the texture of the weed/grass in that pic suggests to me that whatever is there is dying off a bi...
by BIGDADDY13
November 4th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Frost: Right On-Time?
Replies: 32
Views: 1490

Re: Frost: Right On-Time?

Here in Eastern CT. Growth has slowed a bit, but still pretty good rainfall and climbing temps should make the next few weeks very interesting to say the least.
by BIGDADDY13
October 8th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Late and unexpected front lawn reno update
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Late and unexpected front lawn reno update

Looking good. !~
by BIGDADDY13
October 5th, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Best time to kill and reseed?
Replies: 12
Views: 967

Re: Best time to kill and reseed?

Looks good. I had two patches in my yard that got accidentally nuked this summer by roundup that are in the stage of a re-seed and comeback. One area looks awesome (like better than before the messup. LOL). the other, not as great, but still coming along.. Used some compost from last years leaf pile...
by BIGDADDY13
September 25th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: More than Sprout and Pout?
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: More than Sprout and Pout?

Understood. Tough year and being on well water, a ton of neighbors wells have been running dry. Obviously trying to avoid that as much as possible. Although, we are down 650 ft, don't want to push my luck. I have been babying my front quite a bit and used some compost to hold moisture with good succ...
by BIGDADDY13
September 24th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: More than Sprout and Pout?
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: More than Sprout and Pout?

Your complaining about 3 weeks, we haven’t had a decent rain since May 😢 This year has me thinking to never give anyone seeding advice if they don’t take watering seriously. Seriously meaning a sprinkler system or at least a semi permanent hose end timer. I just have no faith Mother Nature will get...
by BIGDADDY13
September 23rd, 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: More than Sprout and Pout?
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: More than Sprout and Pout?

Its definitely a water issue. I reseeded my summer mistakes (damn you roundup!) and was seeing some good germination, but the latest dry spell for 3 weeks with nothing has me watering every day again to get it back to where it needs to be. I am just over the RI border in CT so I feel your pain.
by BIGDADDY13
September 22nd, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall Nitrogen Regimens
Replies: 1169
Views: 70834

Re: Fall Nitrogen Regimens

I am glad I am not the only one in the drought predicament. That said, Mine rebounded a little with steady feeding of milorganite, but normally strong areas look a little frail. Been a weird summer...
by BIGDADDY13
September 10th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How many weeks when it's green again?
Replies: 16
Views: 704

Re: How many weeks when it's green again?

Mine has been awakening nicely in spots. I started some milorganite a few weeks ago and it started to green up. Still some spots that got hammered by full sun are struggling.
by BIGDADDY13
September 8th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Source for Urea or AS in CT?
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: Source for Urea or AS in CT?

Yes. That's about 1:30 from my house. I will check in Rhode Island as it is much closer
by BIGDADDY13
September 8th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Source for Urea or AS in CT?
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: Source for Urea or AS in CT?

What about in Northeast CT?
by BIGDADDY13
August 27th, 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Help identify problem with lawn
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Help identify problem with lawn

Looks to me that their is a bunch of grass that has been cut that was too long to be cut? Hard to tell from the pics though. Could be a fungus possibly?
by BIGDADDY13
August 24th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Creeping Charlie remover and Dethatcher.
Replies: 13
Views: 740

Re: Creeping Charlie remover and Dethatcher.

I saw this post and use the rake dethatcher all the time. I too found it do well on Charlie and kept it under control.
by BIGDADDY13
August 11th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: I got a visit from the County Water Department
Replies: 12
Views: 691

Re: I got a visit from the County Water Department

I live with a well and a pool . Does not give me much discretionary water to spend on the lawn, but I do what I can.
by BIGDADDY13
July 27th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Bonehead move
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Bonehead move

I made my first MAJOR bonehead move using my sprayer. in early june Everything was going great early in the season and I decided it was time to spray Roundup on some areas of my property where we have stone, etc (along our driveway). Got distracted and went back to my shed to get the Triclopyr to sp...
by BIGDADDY13
June 30th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Bentgrass Greens
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Re: Bentgrass Greens

Most higher end courses roll the greens regularly to smooth them and make them faster. That really causes compaction (on top of the obvious foot traffic) Verticutting allows them to cut down (usually 1/16' to 1/8") and kept the grass much healthier. Greens are relatively fragile and can be temperame...
by BIGDADDY13
June 30th, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Bentgrass Greens
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Re: Bentgrass Greens

I worked at a course as an assistant to the super (basically rode a mower all day. lol). Our course used to aerate and topdress at least 2 x per year on bent grass greens and verticut on an as needed basis. The reason we verticut so frequently was we regularly rolled the greens which made for better...
by BIGDADDY13
June 19th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Extremely dry weather - irrigation plan
Replies: 25
Views: 726

Re: Extremely dry weather - irrigation plan

Understood. I am on a well too. Were down 600ft and have a ton of water, but still get the surge and lull. Makes it tough. I literally have a homemade system with 3 heads to hit the area that is sandy. Wish it was an easier transition to make it all look great.