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by andy10917
May 20th, 2009, 9:37 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: New lawn w/ issues
Replies: 101
Views: 4058

Re: New lawn w/ issues

Well, you're both partially correct. Ortho actually documents the combination of WBG Max and Ortho Chickweed/Clover/Oxalis Killer in the literature on the WBG Max bottle. The Bayer Advanced product contains no Triclopyr and can be safely mixed with the Chickweed/Clover/Oxalis Killer - full-strength ...
by andy10917
May 20th, 2009, 3:07 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: The Secret To Life
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: The Secret To Life

WE get to decide that.
by andy10917
May 20th, 2009, 1:28 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: New lawn w/ issues
Replies: 101
Views: 4058

Re: New lawn w/ issues

Since I just spread some Milorganite (nearly two weeks ago) will there be any issue putting down more w/ the micronutrients? I throw a couple of bags of Milorganite down on the lawn almost every week, since it has deer-repellent properties. I took a few weeks off from the Milorganite so I could ass...
by andy10917
May 20th, 2009, 9:46 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: question on #8
Replies: 32
Views: 866

Re: question on #8

If you're going to start a renovation, then NOW is the time to get a good (including micronutrient) soil test out for processing. This will give us time to review the results and make "potion" recommendations before the seed starts drawing hard on the soil. My experience is that new lawns draw micro...
by andy10917
May 19th, 2009, 11:44 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: New lawn w/ issues
Replies: 101
Views: 4058

Re: New lawn w/ issues

I was not in the mood to send him off on a scavenger hunt for "ROOTO", "20 Mule Team Laundry Soap" and a bag of Goslarite.

Unforfunately, Swampdonkey won't have those spiffy shirts though that KOG and PJD have...
by andy10917
May 19th, 2009, 11:34 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: The Secret To Life
Replies: 2
Views: 127

The Secret To Life

I don't know if the link is copyrighted, so I'm linking to this "Non Sequitur" Cartoon instead of pasting it here. It's worth clicking. I think the guy is Turf_Toes.
by andy10917
May 19th, 2009, 10:08 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: New lawn w/ issues
Replies: 101
Views: 4058

Re: New lawn w/ issues

Swampdonkey: Sorry I took so long to get back to you. They say bad luck comes in threes. Last night the central pump on my 135g aquarium failed. This morning we had a power hit, and it fried the main Router on the home network. So this evening I go to get a new Router, and as I back up the car, I ba...
by andy10917
May 19th, 2009, 12:41 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: New lawn w/ issues
Replies: 101
Views: 4058

Re: New lawn w/ issues

I know, I know, I had an aquarium disaster tonight - main pump went out. I'll figure it out in the morning...

I hate Boron problems...
by andy10917
May 18th, 2009, 9:25 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: KOG`s Soil Test Results
Replies: 59
Views: 1661

Re: KOG`s Soil Test Results

KOG:

That is awesome --- nice work!!!
by andy10917
May 18th, 2009, 2:50 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: New lawn w/ issues
Replies: 101
Views: 4058

Re: New lawn w/ issues

Post the pictures (close-ups are best), and call your county cooperative extension and ask them for the link to the best weed identification guide (with pictures) for common weeds in Western Washington. The WSU guide was terrible, and pointed to the Rutgers (NJ) site. I know what NJ weeds look like....
by andy10917
May 17th, 2009, 11:37 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: most behind lawn
Replies: 11
Views: 516

Re: most behind lawn

Did you try some Milorganite over the Cracked Corn to keep the birds away? I found that the birds stayed away for 7-10 days when I put down Milorganite. I wasn't even trying to keep them away - I was hoping for some effect against deer (it works for 2-3 weeks) and squirrels (doesn't work).
by andy10917
May 17th, 2009, 11:30 pm
Forum: Other/Misc
Topic: Homemade Deer and Rabbit Repellent
Replies: 12
Views: 24522

Homemade Deer and Rabbit Repellent

I've come to the conclusion that I've got a homemade formula for keeping deer and rabbits from eating bedding plants like hosta, tulips and lillies. It imitates the ingredients of several of the better commercial products, as well as following the rather-impressive research of Auburn University. If ...
by andy10917
May 17th, 2009, 12:35 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Two-toned Lawn
Replies: 15
Views: 583

Re: Two-toned Lawn

Yeah - and the "thickening" part of it makes manual reel mowing like trying to push it though steel wool. I am getting one hell of a workout, but the scissor-cut look of a reel mower is just out of this world. I hear that KOG is in some kind of lawn "beauty contest". He should really reely consider ...
by andy10917
May 17th, 2009, 11:57 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Two-toned Lawn
Replies: 15
Views: 583

Re: Two-toned Lawn

Thanks to all that offered advice. I think the Jury is in on this. The wet period that is mentioned in the topic has continued, and it turns out that the "brighter green" area is spreading quickly. It is now almost the entire lawn. After research, I found several articles about how too much water ca...
by andy10917
May 17th, 2009, 11:38 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Maintenance Program
Replies: 55
Views: 1813

Re: Maintenance Program

I can attest to the success of David's soaker hose technique, and attest in spades. I ran the soaker hose regimen last year, and the soil changed dramatically. It has remained changed. While my soil is not a clay soil, it loosened and became alive. To this day, I can push a Weed Hound into the soil ...
by andy10917
May 16th, 2009, 9:29 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: My turn to post soil test results
Replies: 20
Views: 744

Re: My turn to post soil test results

Wow! I didn't know that any of the big-boxes had the Pennington product - now that's cool!!! It's a real Calcitic product and a great high Ca:Mg ratio. That could change the landscape. The answer is that the recommended application rate is 6 lbs per 1000 sq ft, and its roughly the same as 50 lbs per...
by andy10917
May 16th, 2009, 9:19 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Chickweed in New Lawn
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Chickweed in New Lawn

Sorry - maybe I wasn't clear. I currently have a bunch of germinating Emblem KBG in the lawn (day 20 - just emerging). That's why I can't hit it with weed killer.

It's ground-hugging and not killing the grass (yet).
by andy10917
May 16th, 2009, 8:22 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Chickweed in New Lawn
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Chickweed in New Lawn

I have a pretty unique situation going on. Following a Late Summer, 2008 renovation, I am experiencing a weed that I haven't had much problem with in the past. It's chickweed. It started with small clumps but as I have done an overseeding (and the requisite shorter mowing height) it has spread. I'm ...
by andy10917
May 15th, 2009, 11:10 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: New lawn w/ issues
Replies: 101
Views: 4058

Re: New lawn w/ issues

Swampdonkey: As for the test area (ammonia, dishwashing soap, epsom salts, water) I very nearly followed all the directions laid out by Andy. Yeah...almost. Instead of just adding the ironite to the test area, I also put down the Milorganite. Does this negate the test? No problem. By the time the Mi...
by andy10917
May 15th, 2009, 10:01 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Critters in my mulched beds
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: Critters in my mulched beds

I've noticed chipmunks like to root around in my mulch - I'm not sure what they're looking for. I have no idea if you have chipmunks down by your area. I found that Milorganite keeps the deer (rats on stilts) away for about three weeks. I'm not sure whether the "got used to it" factor ever kicks in ...