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by Green
March 20th, 2020, 12:25 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: So when do we drop the PreM?
Replies: 20
Views: 658

Re: So when do we drop the PreM?

I haven't done mine yet, but Forsythia also haven't bloomed yet. But I did apply an early app on another lawn to target specific broadleaf weeds. I doubt that even this year, crabgrass would start germinating (at the earliest) until the grass is fully green and has been mowed a couple of times after...
by Green
March 17th, 2020, 1:22 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Prodiamine - Did I buy the wrong type?
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Prodiamine - Did I buy the wrong type?

[quote=gordon post_id=338621 time=1584416302 user_id=170] I get a sense they are selling it to landscapers "by the truckload" as i was told, as it was about $3.00 cheaper per bag than Dimension ($30 vs $33), and there would be more green up than Dimension [/quote] Yeah. And the landscapers are most ...
by Green
March 15th, 2020, 11:28 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Turflon Ester vs T-Zone
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Turflon Ester vs T-Zone

As far as Bermuda suppression and killing Bermuda, I assume you know that the programs and cocktails tend to be elaborate (unless you want to spend money for Pylex). Triclopyr is only a small part of a Bermuda control regimen. But I'm sure you've already researched this all and are well versed on it...
by Green
March 15th, 2020, 10:14 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Pre emergent . Scott’s+ Proamidine ?
Replies: 18
Views: 539

Re: Pre emergent . Scott’s+ Proamidine ?

The Halts at bag rate lasts around 8 weeks. According to research, it's ok to use 2 different dinitroaniline active ingredients as part of a split program. Just apply your prodiamine before 8 weeks comes. Preferably closer to 6 weeks for insurance. In the meantime, the Pendimethalin will help with e...
by Green
March 15th, 2020, 10:09 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tracking the Forsythia Line
Replies: 31
Views: 1489

Re: Tracking the Forsythia Line

[quote=Smolenski7 post_id=338593 time=1584310399 user_id=507] [quote=Maizan24 post_id=338591 time=1584306753 user_id=6776] Seeing buds in central CT! [/quote] I'm located in just about the center of CT. The northern and eastern boundaries of my property are lined with Forsythia and not one shred of ...
by Green
March 15th, 2020, 10:04 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Prodiamine - Did I buy the wrong type?
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Prodiamine - Did I buy the wrong type?

When I checked a few weeks ago, my local SiteOne did not have 0-0-7 granular Prodiamine. But it's worth asking yiurs if they do when you bring it back if granular is what you want. Of course, at the very lowest prodiamine application rates (e.g. a 2 + 2 lb/K split app), 13% Nitrogen would would only...
by Green
March 10th, 2020, 11:11 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weed-killer choices while seeding bare spots with KBG
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Weed-killer choices while seeding bare spots with KBG

There are not a lot of post herbicides that permit seeding KBG during use. The one that comes to mind is Tenacity. But even with it, you cannot apply it during the actual germination period. Before is fine. As far as your product, check the label. It will give you a number of weeks to wait after use...
by Green
March 10th, 2020, 10:42 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Zoysia for Hellstrip
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Zoysia for Hellstrip

Previous post should have said "I can't walk far without seeing Zoysia". Just had a conversation with someone about getting rid of some down the street.
by Green
March 10th, 2020, 10:40 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: It's Finally the Day I Consider the Beginning of Spring!!
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: It's Finally the Day I Consider the Beginning of Spring!!

Typically March 15th-22nd is when I really start seeing signs of Spring.

Guess what? For 2020, today was the day. Even more insects and birds, more greenup, and the big one...Spring "Peeper" frogs made their presence known today in my area. So, we are roughly a week ahead of average this year.
by Green
March 10th, 2020, 10:37 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Turflon Ester vs T-Zone
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Turflon Ester vs T-Zone

Yup, apples to pears comparison. Some overlap/relation, but very different products. That said, I will point out that the most important decision right now would be that of Trickipyr Ester vs amine. I have never had good luck with the amine form in cooler weather, and the science supports this idea....
by Green
March 4th, 2020, 10:21 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: St augustine, kill paspalum and fescue
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: St augustine, kill paspalum and fescue

[quote=lojack323 post_id=338402 time=1582133054 user_id=9100] Is there a herbicide that will target just the fescue and paspalum? I’d like to save the existing st augustine plugs if possible. Would atrazine (google is giving me conflicting answers on what it will kill)? Or is glyphosate everything t...
by Green
March 4th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Green-Up Watch
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: Green-Up Watch

It has started here in Central/Southern CT. I gave it about two weeks of observation before reporting initial green-up to make sure I wasn't reporting a false start. Additionally, Forsythia in some spots have been developing the first hint of yellow (not bloom, but a hint of yellow buds forming).
by Green
March 3rd, 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Status of POACure? (Updated 02/2020 below)
Replies: 23
Views: 1137

Re: Status of POACure? (Updated 02/2020 below)

[quote=northeastlawn post_id=338454 time=1583182674 user_id=5185]
I have about 2,000sf, $250 would be OK to finally get rid of POA Annua.
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Agreed for Triv. And a lot less invasive than Riundup multiple times.
by Green
March 1st, 2020, 10:55 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Best way to fix deep ruts
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Re: Best way to fix deep ruts

In other words, Organic matter is not one of the 3 base components of the soil, but is something that comes later. So that means the soil base is an inorganic mixture of the other 3. Silt is the one of the 3 I know the least about. I know what sand looks like and what clay looks like. That said, if ...
by Green
March 1st, 2020, 1:12 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Best way to fix deep ruts
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Re: Best way to fix deep ruts

And I'll add: topsoil is really just a name for a soil that is derived from upper layers. A sandy loam topsoil, though, is just a specific combination of compost and sand, basically. Buying sand and topsoil and mixing it yourself can be cost effective.
by Green
February 29th, 2020, 10:53 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Best way to fix deep ruts
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Re: Best way to fix deep ruts

Those people are using sand because they have sandy soil, and it does not break down at all. You can always add organic matter, but you can't remove it. I personally mix sand and compost, but not too much compost; I don't want to overdo the organic matter because it'll just sink again. More like 2/3...
by Green
February 25th, 2020, 11:05 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Best way to fix deep ruts
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Re: Best way to fix deep ruts

[quote=falcon post_id=338352 time=1581787019 user_id=9691]
Is top dressing the lawn appropriate for other low spots that are not caused by compaction?
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Yes. But don't top dress with compost. It'll break down over time.
by Green
February 19th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Status of POACure? (Updated 02/2020 below)
Replies: 23
Views: 1137

Re: Status of POACure? (Updated 02/2020 below)

Thanks for posting. I haven't been following this at all, as it's basically taken longer than people thought it might (by several years). Good to hear that the US trials went well, though. It seems 17 states currently have approval for use on golf turf, and the April deadline is good, because it wil...
by Green
February 19th, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: It's Finally the Day I Consider the Beginning of Spring!!
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: It's Finally the Day I Consider the Beginning of Spring!!

Solar Spring...so that's what it's called. I knew there were three seasonal measures...I guess they are solar, meteorological, and astronomical. Yeah, I've generally noticed something happening most years between Feb. 15th and 20th. This year, the clue was that I started seeing more insects the past...
by Green
February 19th, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Dormant Seeding Work for you.
Replies: 24
Views: 692

Re: Dormant Seeding Work for you.

Sometimes I'll add more seed later on. But I just did my dormant seeding in the first area the other day, so it's pretty much already "later" now. If it washes away, I'll add some more, but I only have limited seed of the type needed. Germination is still over a month away, most likely, so I'm not g...