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by andy10917
June 28th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Serenade - advice
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: Serenade - advice

My answer was posted when I only had a few minutes to post - here's the logic behind it: Using Serenade, Companion or other biologicals is much like using Aspirin for a headache - the dosing needs to be repeated on the schedule that is on the label, and we can't expect it to do it's job beyond the e...
by andy10917
June 28th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Serenade - advice
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: Serenade - advice

If you don't like making regular applications of items like Serenade, then I wouldn't spend my time considering the Proactive Biofungicide program - it won't work and you'll be wasting your money and time.
by andy10917
June 28th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Things Experienced Lawn Owners Do That Novices Don't...
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: Things Experienced Lawn Owners Do That Novices Don't...

idk..I just read the articles here and applied the basics and voila! Nice lawn. lol really it seems to be that simple to me. Proper mowing, watering and fertilizing. Most have KBG, feed it ~6-8lbs N/M per year including winterizer, use as much organic sources, pre M at the start of the year (if not...
by andy10917
June 28th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fertilizer help
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Fertilizer help

As HLG said, you need to know what is needed in the soil before we can offer fertilizer regimens - otherwise you are doing the equivalent of trying to fix your car by randomly replacing parts and hoping you bang into the right part that needs replacement. Especially on a larger lot, this is an expen...
by andy10917
June 27th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: My local big box store got Milorganite in Stock, and I only bought 2 bags
Replies: 12
Views: 237

Re: My local big box store got Milorganite in Stock, and I only bought 2 bags

Yeah no kidding, it's a great thing actually because we don't want to put down loads of synthetics or other chemicals if we don't need them. I hope to see even more products out like this and hopefully a blend so that you can get the full N you need without over applying the P or the K. If you go o...
by andy10917
June 27th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: deboy922's Soil Test Results 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: deboy922's Soil Test Results 2019

My soil does not seem like "sandy loam", while "difficult/hard soil" is a good description. So the magnesium-calcium ratio can make the soil "heavy"??? No. "Heavy" is a term used for high-TEC soils, that may contain a lot of clay - they hold nutrients well but can drain poorly. Soils in which the C...
by andy10917
June 27th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Renovators: July 1st is Almost Here!!
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Renovators: July 1st is Almost Here!!

July 1st is almost here, and the "Get Dirty" hard work part of Renovation Season is upon us!! It's time that you should have all of your seed ready-to-go, and you should have your log thread/topic created in the Lawn Renovations forum. A strong suggestion is that the title of your thread should incl...
by andy10917
June 27th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: KBGKA soil and particle test results
Replies: 11
Views: 191

Re: KBGKA soil and particle test results

It's almost July 1st and the hard-work part of Renovation Season, and the competition for stocking-up for adult-beverage pain treatments will rise quickly soon. Stock up now!!
by andy10917
June 27th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Show your before and after pix!
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Show your before and after pix!

Those hostas look like dinosaurs..... Holy @#$%, that's a Beautiful scene. I may need some advice planting some in the beds Go to the "Shade Gardening" sub-forum in the "Around The Yard" Forum, and open a thread then! All I need is someone asking about Hostas to get me going and writing tomes - I *...
by andy10917
June 27th, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Gryd’s 2019 Mini Renovation
Replies: 18
Views: 209

Re: Gryd’s 2019 Mini Renovation

I don't think that you can determine the final shade-tolerance of cultivars until 2-3 years after establishment. I spoke with the Head Scientist of one of the major seed research companies a few years ago, and she said that the industry-standard was "at least two full seasons". Early signs of potent...
by andy10917
June 27th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 291
Views: 7934

Re: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

I haven't had to resort to irrigation yet for my standard Deep/Infrequent watering (just used for watering in fertilizer apps), but my son asked last night that I water to hit the gardens. 30 minutes later, a pop-up thunderstorm hits and drops 1.2" of rain in 40 minutes. Isn't that how it always goes?
by andy10917
June 26th, 2019, 11:08 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Westlake 2019 Soil test results
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Westlake 2019 Soil test results

Get and apply Twenty Mule Team laundry soap at 3 tablespoons/K as outlined in the Micronutrient Application Guide, every 60 days of the growing season.
by andy10917
June 26th, 2019, 10:52 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Dargin's Home 2019 Soil Test
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: Dargin's Home 2019 Soil Test

Sorta, but not where you'd expect them. SOP isn't recommended here after September or October, as there are some studies that indicate it can raise the likelihood of Snow Mold and Winter Kill, when applied late-season.
by andy10917
June 26th, 2019, 10:49 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Westlake 2019 Soil test results
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Westlake 2019 Soil test results

YOU'VE BEEN LURKING SINCE 2012? :shock: Nothing we did since then convinced you to join with a (free!) membership? Was it the high cost? And after all that, you show up with a soil test that is almost a slam. :club: In the structural area, the TEC is at the top of Loams with a 12+ number. The OM% is...
by andy10917
June 26th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: deboy922's Soil Test Results 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: deboy922's Soil Test Results 2019

So, you eked into the "Sandy Loam" TEC category by 0.08 points. The OM at 3.06% eked into the "mediocre" category (above "poor") by 0.06 pts. It looks like you enjoy cutting things close with no margin to spare! Raising the OM through regular applications of peat moss, compost and mulched leaves wil...
by andy10917
June 26th, 2019, 7:38 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Westlake 2019 Soil test results
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Westlake 2019 Soil test results

Yeah, not too shabby
by andy10917
June 26th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: deboy922's Soil Test Results 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: deboy922's Soil Test Results 2019

Make sure to add a Link to this thread into the Soil Test Interpretation Queue
by andy10917
June 25th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Recipes and Cooking
Topic: Anyone Here Doing Keto Program?
Replies: 31
Views: 714

Re: Anyone Here Doing Keto Program?

About your question about "recipes" - my answer is "not really". You'll learn what ingredients work well with Keto, and what makes a good replacement for ingredients that are no-no's. For example, gravies use starches to thicken them, but just a little Xanthan Gum can do the job too. Oh yeah, the pe...
by andy10917
June 25th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Show your before and after pix!
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Show your before and after pix!

Before: https://oi663.photobucket.com/albums/uu351/ahejnas/scan0003_zps76b8f20b.jpg After: https://oi663.photobucket.com/albums/uu351/ahejnas/July21_Emblem_zpszjkcwmy2.jpg?t=1561416071 And no, not one bit of the soil was imported - that's the real condition of the lawn I purchased on the top, and no...
by andy10917
June 25th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: KBGKA soil and particle test results
Replies: 11
Views: 191

Re: KBGKA soil and particle test results

I'd personally put the Lime against the soil, with the compost on top of it. Does it matter? I dunno...