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by micvog
April 28th, 2017, 3:49 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Need Soil Help - What Can I Do?
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Re: Need Soil Help - What Can I Do?

I have been in your position twice in the past 7 years - getting a new lawn established on a previously vacant lot. My experience is that soil takes a few years to settle-in after being disturbed by construction, so I would give it time and follow the plan HLG provided in the Soil forum. Looks like ...
by micvog
April 28th, 2017, 10:10 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Proactive Bio Fungicide Program 2017
Replies: 95
Views: 3014

Re: Proactive Bio Fungicide Program 2017

Last year I followed the "don't mix the biofungicide with anything I wouldn't wash my dog with" rule, which I interpreted to exclude the use of a surfactant (in hindsight, since surfactants are in many soaps, that may have been a wrong conclusion :cool: ). I was looking at the label on Serenade and ...
by micvog
April 27th, 2017, 9:32 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: GIBSON981's Soil test
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: GIBSON981's Soil test

Andy - I just bought some Sta Green Rapid Gypsum. These are re-branded Solu-Cal products.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Sta-Green-30-l ... l/50189499
by micvog
April 27th, 2017, 1:59 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: micvog's 2017 Soil Test
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: micvog's 2017 Soil Test

Getting ahead of myself, but I am expecting gypsum in the recommendation and at lunch I noticed Lowe's had 30# bags of their Sta-green "rapid" gypsum on clearance for $0.56/EA. Bought 8 of their last 10 bags.

Bag-rate for "corrective application" is 12#/M; 8 bags would be 2 apps for my 10M of lawn.
by micvog
April 26th, 2017, 1:38 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Dolanski Soil Test - April 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 299

Re: Dolanski Soil Test - April 2017

Did you request "Ammonium Acetate extraction of cations"?
by micvog
April 26th, 2017, 10:10 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: micvog's 2017 Soil Test
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: micvog's 2017 Soil Test

I should have noted that I imported, and mulched, the leaves from 50 mature ash trees into my lawn last fall. I am assuming that is the primary driver of the jump in my OM%. I bagged clippings most of last year due to rust but plan on mulching clippings this year. I most likley will not have access ...
by micvog
April 26th, 2017, 9:34 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: micvog's 2017 Soil Test
Replies: 8
Views: 232

micvog's 2017 Soil Test

Here are my test results from from Logan Labs (current year on the left; prior year on the right): https://s15.postimg.cc/7ro0rbe8n/micvog_soil.jpg The changes in pH, calcium, and magnesium surprised me. I am comfortable with the samples I took for both years, but in 2016 there was a definite soil h...
by micvog
April 12th, 2017, 12:04 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Not to happy with my honda hrx 217
Replies: 37
Views: 3457

Re: Not to happy with my honda hrx 217

I have a 2-year old HRR216VKA (for sale cheap if anyone is interested :P ) with the same problem. I played with the RPMs including going to the second hole, which resulted in my RPMs exceeding spec and some engine backfire. Here is Honda's official method for adjusting RPMs: https://s16.postimg.cc/g...
by micvog
March 24th, 2017, 3:26 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2017: What did you do on your lawn today?
Replies: 1435
Views: 36170

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

That's awesome Chrismar! I'll be showing that to my wife tonight so she can reconsider her comments about my spreadsheets and watering diagrams!
by micvog
March 23rd, 2017, 3:12 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2017: What did you do on your lawn today?
Replies: 1435
Views: 36170

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

Prodiamine 65WDG down last night @ .75#/A. Like Riverpilot, we are expecting a good soaking starting tonight and through the weekend. I don't have an irrigation system so I wanted to take advantage of the rain, even if it may be a little early for the Milwaukee area. Used a tracker when putting it d...
by micvog
March 9th, 2017, 2:50 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Andy's Soil Test - 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: Andy's Soil Test - 2017

ALN - andy10917 meant for you to post a link to this thread in the thread titled "Soil Test Interpretation Queue", which is being used to keep track of the requests.

I did it for you here: https://aroundtheyard.com/forums2/viewforum.php?f=11
by micvog
February 17th, 2017, 11:21 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: First time user of Prodiamine 65 WDG
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: First time user of Prodiamine 65 WDG

Ok... hopefully the timing will work out. If not, I will put down the pre-M in the evening, wait over-night to allow for the "re-entry interval", and then water it in the next morning. My concern was getting pre-M on the outside of the hoses and ultimately my hands.
by micvog
February 17th, 2017, 11:18 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Good bye my lawn.. good bye my friend...
Replies: 17
Views: 761

Re: Good bye my lawn.. good bye my friend...

Beautiful lawn.
by micvog
February 17th, 2017, 11:16 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Dimension and spring fertilizer timing question.
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Dimension and spring fertilizer timing question.

Is it "safe"? I would assume so since most of the Dimension available to consumers includes fertilizer. However, the recommended timing for the pre-M ("when the forsythia starts to bloom" - around April 1 for me) and first fertilization (after Spring flush, if any synthetic at all in the Spring - ar...
by micvog
February 16th, 2017, 3:29 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: First time user of Prodiamine 65 WDG
Replies: 4
Views: 376

First time user of Prodiamine 65 WDG

I am getting ready to line up some supplies for the upcoming season, including a pre-M. In the past I have used granular Dimension but I am thinking of switching to Prodiamine 65 WDG this year due to the lower cost. My question is how to water it in using hose sprinklers. I will need to drag my hose...
by micvog
November 17th, 2016, 10:40 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Help with Iowa lawn
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: Help with Iowa lawn

No one seems to have mentioned it, but you might want to consider putting down 26# of Urea (2# per 1,000 square feet) when the lawn stops growing (next week or so?). This would give you 1# per 1,000 square feet, roughly speaking, of fast-release nitrogen. Timing it after the top growth stops will fo...
by micvog
November 2nd, 2016, 11:10 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Lawn Renovators and Fungal outbreaks and rust.....
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: Lawn Renovators and Fungal outbreaks and rust.....

Rust was a major problem on my lawn this year (new construction KBG lawn incorrectly seeded August 2015 by my builder at 7.5#/K) and even today looks exactly like the lawn in SyNtAxx's post... and it took 8 gallons of Serenade over just 10K square feet over the course of the season to get there. My ...
by micvog
October 17th, 2016, 6:16 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Box elder bugs everywhere! Suspend pesticide?
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Box elder bugs everywhere! Suspend pesticide?

Thanks kbgfarmer. Both wikihow and Planet Natural mentioned sprinkling borax around the perimeter of your foundation as a preventative. I have a box of that left over from micros for my lawn, so I am going to give that a shot. They seemed to disappear as the afternoon wore on. It will be interesting...
by micvog
October 16th, 2016, 6:53 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Box elder bugs everywhere! Suspend pesticide?
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Box elder bugs everywhere! Suspend pesticide?

Came home from church to find dozens of these on our house, and the homes of our neighbors (mostly the south-facing exposures). This is the first I have seen them. Do I need to do anything or do they go away on their own? As a native Californian, if I am going to live in Wisconsin it seems the least...
by micvog
October 12th, 2016, 5:32 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Triclopyr to eliminate rust?
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Triclopyr to eliminate rust?

Since my original post, I have made the following Serenade applications: Date oz/M Days since last 9/13/16 6.4 31 9/17/16 6.4 4 9/20/16 6.4 3 9/24/16 6.4 4 10/1/16 4.8 7 10/8/16 6.4 7 10/12/16 4.8 4 The rust was "under control" for the last month but yesterday and today the weather has been cloudy w...