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by Green
November 25th, 2019, 11:19 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: Rye/Bermuda/Fescue
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Rye/Bermuda/Fescue

All I can say is, please report back about how this goes over the Winter and Spring. If a method works for you, why not?
by Green
November 24th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Snow has melted. Too late for last feeding?
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: Snow has melted. Too late for last feeding?

Just make certain your ground is not frozen first. As long as soil temps are, say, between 40 and the mid-30s, it should work just fine. That and assuming some rain follows the application. Good luck.
by Green
November 24th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Winterizing Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: Winterizing Poll

Green - your comments above are exactly my reason for this poll. I have been reading a lot of differing theories on winterizing and am curious to see the thoughts of this community. Please keep us posted on your results with the differing amounts of N. Partly because of your post, but also because ...
by Green
November 24th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How Do You Rate The 2019 Season For Your Lawn?
Replies: 20
Views: 365

Re: How Do You Rate The 2019 Season For Your Lawn?

Andy: thank you. I voted for best season ever because I reduced the amount of Triv considerably, mostly via Spring Roundup and reseed in some areas (not easy, but doable), got at least half of the low input area growing well (after overseeding last Fall and Winter), got the irrigation system improve...
by Green
November 23rd, 2019, 10:05 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Growth Stoppage
Replies: 17
Views: 850

Re: Growth Stoppage

Well, despite the upper back lawn having stopped growing over a week ago, when I mowed the lower back today in the same direction as the previous mowing (after 13 days) I got a fair amount of clippings in the bag along with the leaves. So, other areas have not stopped growing just yet. My definition...
by Green
November 23rd, 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How Do You Rate The 2019 Season For Your Lawn?
Replies: 20
Views: 365

Re: How Do You Rate The 2019 Season For Your Lawn?

Andy: How do I vote? I don't see a way to cast a vote. There is no button to click.
by Green
November 22nd, 2019, 12:35 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 391
Views: 11508

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

I’d like to winterize my mowers in a couple weeks but the guy across the street doesn’t do his leaves. Last year I had to mulch mow up until 2 days before Christmas Eve because the wind kept blowing them into my yard until then. He also rarely cuts his lawn Same here...almost all the leaves are dow...
by Green
November 22nd, 2019, 12:31 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 391
Views: 11508

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

Continued with leaf mulching/last few mows of the year.

Started spraying FAS to attempt to get back some of the color that had been robbed by the Rust fungus.
by Green
November 18th, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?
Replies: 17
Views: 308

Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

So far, it sounds like ~45 times is about average, though the sample size is small. I know that some of my 45 or so mows were overgrown...it would probably have been more like 50-55 mows if I had always mowed at the optimal time.
by Green
November 18th, 2019, 10:01 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Green: 2019 Soil Tests
Replies: 16
Views: 278

Re: Green: 2019 Soil Tests

andy10917 wrote:
November 18th, 2019, 8:44 pm
If you get the time in the Spring to inspect the soil structure, I'll work from last year's results in that area.
Ok, thanks a lot. It's the first thing I plan to do next Spring once the area is free of ice and/or dry enough to walk on.
by Green
November 18th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Growth Stoppage
Replies: 17
Views: 850

Re: Growth Stoppage

Lately, even during the warmest part of the day, the grass is still crunchy and leaves foot prints so I'm not inclined to take the lawn tractor out and check my bag. I suppose I'll have to though. Yeah, best to check the grass to make sure it's not frozen solid before you attempt to walk all over o...
by Green
November 17th, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Green: 2019 Soil Tests
Replies: 16
Views: 278

Re: Green: 2019 Soil Tests

I'm not really understanding what you're asking. Can you supply some context? Yes. I have last year's test of that area in the above thread. You said you were going to hold off recommending amendments and a schedule until I reported back more info about the soil structure (OM stuck on top, and clay...
by Green
November 17th, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Finding Seed Vendors?
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Finding Seed Vendors?

Wally wrote:
November 17th, 2019, 9:19 pm
How do you know who owns a cultivar?
If you search online, you can often find that. Some of the major companies are SRO, Burlingham, Mountain View, and Jacklin/Simplot. There are many others as well.
by Green
November 17th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Finding Seed Vendors?
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Finding Seed Vendors?

I would start by searching online. Of course, that isn't always reliable. You can then call a few places to see if they have it. If you still don't have luck, you could ask on here. After that, you may need to call or email the company that markets the cultivar to ask if they can point you in the ri...
by Green
November 17th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Green: 2019 Soil Tests
Replies: 16
Views: 278

Re: Green: 2019 Soil Tests

You'll be working on that box of Mules for a while yet... Hah! I'm finally near the bottom of the box, actually. Hey, quick question for you... I didn't have any time this year to work on that "flood-prone" area. I'm going to do it in the Spring...improve the drainage, topdress with a more sandy (h...
by Green
November 17th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 391
Views: 11508

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

Winterized the first two lawn areas...the upper back (I just started including most of the garage side in that area as it makes more sense), and the area in the low-input area that tends to flood (which I will be redoing/renovating in the Spring).
by Green
November 15th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?
Replies: 17
Views: 308

Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Also, out of further curiosity, what is a 'mowing session'? ses·sion noun 2. a period devoted to a particular activity. Some people with larger lawns mow their lawn over multiple sessions, potentially on separate days. Yeah, I almost never do it all the same day. Just not enough time. It's better t...
by Green
November 14th, 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?
Replies: 17
Views: 308

Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

This is especially for people in/around CT, as I assume you had similar weather to me this past year. Just did a quick count. About 40-45 times. Most definitely under 50 times, but I'm not done yet...one more real mow left to go on some areas, and then a few more for leaf mulching still. Actually m...
by Green
November 14th, 2019, 10:35 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Analyzed my historical data - fine-tuning the "pause" start date
Replies: 11
Views: 317

Re: Analyzed my historical data - fine-tuning the "pause" start date

It's tough to get it perfectly, and I've learned not to try. I'm conservative in this area, and would rather miss a 0.5 lb/K app than look at Spring grass with Winter damage. I was right on time for the Pause-to-Winterizer length this year. Did your Winterizer drop happen yet? Seems to me your area...
by Green
November 14th, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Analyzed my historical data - fine-tuning the "pause" start date
Replies: 11
Views: 317

Re: Analyzed my historical data - fine-tuning the "pause" start date

So, it looks like this year is going to be another outlier, but in the opposite direction and same magnitude as 2015. I noticed today that growth has already stopped in my upper back lawn, which is always the first area to stop and last to start up in Spring (because it gets direct cold air, being u...