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by micvog
October 16th, 2017, 4:39 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: DEAL: Dr Earth Super Natural Fertilizer @ HD
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: DEAL: Dr Earth Super Natural Fertilizer @ HD

FWIW, using Internet #205863766, my HD also shows out of stock, but they had an entire pallet yesterday afternoon.
by micvog
October 16th, 2017, 9:06 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: DEAL: Dr Earth Super Natural Fertilizer @ HD
Replies: 7
Views: 267

DEAL: Dr Earth Super Natural Fertilizer @ HD

For those with the ability to store product off-season, my local Home Depot has Dr. Earth Super Natural Lawn Fertilizer (NPK of 9-0-5) on clearance at $2.90 for 18#. YMMV. https://s1.postimg.cc/6797jh8n6j/Capture.jpg I don't know the regular price. Their website has the 40# bag for $56, and Amazon h...
by micvog
October 9th, 2017, 9:56 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Buying a new mower tomorrow
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Buying a new mower tomorrow

IMO, if the HRX is relatively recent and in good shape, you can't go wrong at that price. I would pick that up, clean the deck, change the oil and spark plug, either sharpen or replace the blades (depending on their condition), and verify the RPM is at ~3000 RPM. Based on current personal experience...
by micvog
October 8th, 2017, 5:20 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2017: What did you do on your lawn today?
Replies: 1435
Views: 36174

Re: 2017: What did you do on your lawn today?

Cut at 2.75" and put down an extra app of Serenade (12th app of the season for a total of 39oz/M). Had planned to be down to 2.25" by now, but grass is growing too fast. Mowing every 3 days still. Typically we would get our first frost around today but instead it is 75-degrees outside. Neighbors dom...
by micvog
September 24th, 2017, 3:06 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Final cutting height
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Final cutting height

Thanks everyone. This will be my 3rd winter with this lawn, but so far I haven't had to deal with snow mold. My primary concern is aesthetics and I prefer the looks of a slightly lower cut than most. Last year, with a different mower, I ended at 2.5"; this year I think I will try 2.25" and see what ...
by micvog
September 23rd, 2017, 8:29 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Final cutting height
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Final cutting height

I was curious as to what end-of-season cutting height people are targeting..

I am trying to decide between 2.25" and 2.75" for my KBG.
by micvog
September 22nd, 2017, 10:00 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Honda HRX vs Toro SR vs Timemaster (new engine)
Replies: 60
Views: 6274

Re: Honda HRX vs Toro SR vs Timemaster (new engine)

Cub Cadet has 3 "wide area" models ranging from 28" ($900 SRP) - 33" ($1300 SRP). I have never used a Cub Cadet so I don't have anything else to add; just had seen them on their website when I was researching mowers.
by micvog
August 12th, 2017, 7:56 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Unusually cool August. When should I start thinking about Pre-Emergent?
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: Unusually cool August. When should I start thinking about Pre-Emergent?

I just sprayed it last night at 0.75#/A and watered it in today (dragging hoses for most of the day).

What would be the benefit of waiting? You could do a heavier app if it is your first of the year, and either way you are covered for the rest of the growing season.
by micvog
August 7th, 2017, 3:28 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Dry Spot Experiment
Replies: 90
Views: 3179

Re: Dry Spot Experiment

@RockinMyLawn - It doesn't matter. The key, in your case, is to spread 28oz evenly over your entire lawn. If the undiluted shampoo flows through your sprayer, and you are able to get even coverage, then put the entire bottle in the sprayer can. How much the shampoo is diluted "in the can" vs. dilute...
by micvog
July 30th, 2017, 9:31 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall Nitrogen Regimens
Replies: 1169
Views: 70786

Re: Fall Nitrogen Regimens

For alkaline soils (such as mine), is ammonium sulfate worth the extra cost relative to urea? Getting ready to pick up my Fall supplies and I am conflicted between the two.
by micvog
July 30th, 2017, 9:18 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Serenade - Reapply after watering
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Serenade - Reapply after watering

I have been waiting for someone to reply to your question since I have been trying to keep a layer of Serenade on my lawn throughout the growing season while also experiencing frequent and heavy rainfall. Since no one has responded, I did some quick Google searches... I haven't tried calling Bayer s...
by micvog
July 28th, 2017, 9:59 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2017: What did you do on your lawn today?
Replies: 1435
Views: 36174

Re: 2017: What did you do on your lawn today?

Put down half-bag-rate of Milorganite, an app of Milky Spore powder, and changed the bags on my Japanese Beetle traps.
by micvog
July 24th, 2017, 9:30 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Japanese Beetles found on plants... what to do?
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Japanese Beetles found on plants... what to do?

Ok - picking up the traps at lunch!
by micvog
July 23rd, 2017, 2:46 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Japanese Beetles found on plants... what to do?
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Japanese Beetles found on plants... what to do?

The Japanese Beetles are becoming more noticeable (or I am looking for them now) and this afternoon I saw a swarm of them over a section of the lawn (which, 2-years after seeding, is finally starting to look really nice). Would appreciate feedback on the following approach: - Put down the powder ver...
by micvog
July 22nd, 2017, 8:45 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Japanese Beetles found on plants... what to do?
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Japanese Beetles found on plants... what to do?

I have found about a dozen Japanese Beetles total on various plants throughout my yard. I am not too concerned about the plants... but what should I be doing for the lawn and the possibility of grubs? Leaning towards Milky Spore... undecided between the granules or powder. Will either help with this...
by micvog
July 18th, 2017, 11:45 am
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Received soil test. Need P,k
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: Received soil test. Need P,k

@Jiungerich - The 10-10-10 balanced fertilizer referenced by the co-op for establishment is typically easy to find, even at a Lowe's or Home Depot (sometimes called a "garden fertilizer") and would give you the P and K. If you haven't applied any fert in the past 4-6 weeks, you could re-do the soil ...
by micvog
July 14th, 2017, 1:17 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Hot Spots
Replies: 31
Views: 1031

Re: Hot Spots

andy10917 wrote:
July 14th, 2017, 8:30 am
My experience related to Yucca is the opposite -- the work I've done related to BLSC2 showed that it is the most important component affecting water retention.
Is there an ETA on BLSC2? You've been teasing us for a while! :razz:
by micvog
July 14th, 2017, 9:54 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Serenade and Aerify plus together
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: Serenade and Aerify plus together

I think it depends on how much product you order at a time. But assuming a relatively small-to-normal order, I get $7.50 per gallon for BLKH, and $9.22 per gallon BLSC; if you drop the yucca from the latter, it goes down to $1.55 per gallon.

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by micvog
July 6th, 2017, 11:56 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Toro recycler vs Toro super recycler?
Replies: 12
Views: 4591

Re: Toro recycler vs Toro super recycler?

FWIW Costco.com has the Greenworks 80v at $450. Regarding the Toro, I recently switched from a Honda HRR to the Toro Super Recycler. At a $100 premium with the promos, I felt the SR was worth it. But, if I had it to do over again, I would have purchased the standard Toro from HD. I thought having a ...
by micvog
July 4th, 2017, 9:01 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: micvog's 2017 Soil Test
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: micvog's 2017 Soil Test

Here are pictures taken at the end of May from last year, about 13 months ago and about when I started my ST6 Plan:

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