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by Pway
April 19th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Late frost today 4/17
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: Late frost today 4/17

We had some new growth on several andromeda shrubs that got damaged by the frost.
by Pway
April 17th, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Late frost today 4/17
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Late frost today 4/17

We haven’t had a frost here in more than a month but have one this morning. I think technically our “latest frost” date is around 4/30 but I don’t have one that late recorded in my notes or memory.
by Pway
April 6th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Midnight Monostand Pics Seeded August 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Midnight Monostand Pics Seeded August 2019

Thought I’d post a couple of pics of my neighbor’s Midnight KBG monostand I helped him to do. This was seeded mid-August 2019. It came out really nice and color is really dark for just 8 months old. Some Poa annua and Triv we are going to have to kill here and there and reseed, but overall pretty g...
by Pway
April 2nd, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Been struggling with control this weed.. any suggestions?
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: Been struggling with control this weed.. any suggestions?

I’m not an expert but it could be annual rye grass, which has those reddish or purplish base and is bunch forming, pointed leaf. I have some in one isolated area of my lawn and it looks a lot like your picture. Others with more expertise will likely weigh in.
by Pway
April 1st, 2020, 2:08 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 255
Views: 12928

Re: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Pulled a lot of poa annua seed heads and plants. I used dimension last September and I believe most poa annua germinates in the fall so I’m a bit surprised I have this much in the usual locations. Multi year battle for sure. I may hit it with tenacity when it’s less windy, did dimension a couple wee...
by Pway
March 26th, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: My 4 sons backpack sprayer
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: My 4 sons backpack sprayer

I have used mine (Chapin 24V backpack sprayer) for Barricade WDG (water dispersable granulaes) and Heritage 50 DF without issues. I just make sure to do a little dance at the end of each pass to agitate the mixture since my sprayer does not have built in agitation. This https://www.northerntool.com...
by Pway
March 26th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: My 4 sons backpack sprayer
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: My 4 sons backpack sprayer

I don't have this particular backpack sprayer, but battery powered sprayers are well worth it. I have only used my backpack sprayer for liquids so far. Do you use it for something granular that is dissolved in water (e.g., Heritage 50 DF)? I admit to being a little concerned keeping the mix in solu...
by Pway
March 20th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Green-Up Watch
Replies: 9
Views: 747

Re: Green-Up Watch

Greening up and has started to grow, especially in our southern exposure. I can tell the boat shaped blades are new from last fall’s mow. I’ll probably mow later this week.
by Pway
March 16th, 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 255
Views: 12928

Re: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

We just got back from Turks and Caicos today. We’ve gone just about every year since 2010. They still have eggs, bread and toilet paper on the shelves in IGA so you should be okay to travel there. I’d say it might even be safer there lol. I’m planning to pull this years soil sample in the morning. ...
by Pway
March 16th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: My 4 sons backpack sprayer
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: My 4 sons backpack sprayer

I will also add that their customer service is excellent.i had some questions about which spray tips to use for various applications and then how to keep the battery well charged over the winter and they got back to me immediately. Used it again yesterday for dimension.
by Pway
March 15th, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 255
Views: 12928

Re: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Forsythia in my yard is about 25% in bloom while the neighbors 200 yards away is in full bloom and has been for almost a week. Different species? I notice his always blooms earlier than mine but they have the same exposure. Both are rows old at least 40 years old. We are expecting some rain this wee...
by Pway
March 10th, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Turflon Ester vs T-Zone
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Turflon Ester vs T-Zone

Or bent?
by Pway
February 17th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: It's Finally the Day I Consider the Beginning of Spring!!
Replies: 13
Views: 638

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

Agree. A guy a few blocks down has some Scotch Broom down by his mailbox (invasive species but blooms super early) and it had at least a dozen full blooms on it when I went for my walk the other day. Daffodils are up, but not yet blooming. Some moss in the cracks of my driveway is bouncing (unfortun...
by Pway
February 7th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Zoysia for Hellstrip
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Zoysia for Hellstrip

Thanks...Someone told me it can grow under the sidewalk into the main lawn. That would be a definite deal breaker if someone can confirm this. Figured a concrete lagoon would keep spreading in check. That wouldn’t surprise me. The patch in my yard had rhizomes more than two feet long. It is extreme...
by Pway
February 7th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Zoysia for Hellstrip
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Zoysia for Hellstrip

It’s all personal preference but I completely dislike the brown straw color through much of the year. It spreads too. Last year I had some introduced either by the neighbors lawn service or deer, or maybe something else. Had to dig it up. Just my opinion, though.
by Pway
February 7th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Dormant Seeding Work for you.
Replies: 24
Views: 787

Re: Dormant Seeding Work for you.

I had great success in 2018 dormant seeding. Dropped seed on February 20. Sprayed tenacity April 3 and again on May 12 (I wanted to spray closer to May 3) before switching to Dimension 2EW on May 26. Thanks. I have not done dormant seeding or spring seeding before but I am going to try it for three...
by Pway
January 29th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Dormant Seeding Work for you.
Replies: 24
Views: 787

Re: Dormant Seeding Work for you.

So for those doing dormant seeding, what do you do with your Spring pre-emergent (skip it, delay until when, just go ahead, use Mesotrione and then a stronger pre emergent later, other?) thanks.
by Pway
January 22nd, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: POA triv, bermuda all in the yard
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: POA triv, bermuda all in the yard

I have triv, and the other one is either Bermuda or Bent. Add Nimblewill to your list of candidates if you're not sure if it's Bentgrass or Bermuda. You should be able to at least tell the two warm-season grasses from the cool-season one by how brown they are at various times of the year. Thankfull...
by Pway
January 21st, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: POA triv, bermuda all in the yard
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: POA triv, bermuda all in the yard

Pway wrote:
January 21st, 2020, 5:49 pm
I have both as well. There is quite a bit of triv in the neighborhood but I have no idea where the Bermuda came from. It looks horrible.
Let me revise that. I have triv, and the other one is either Bermuda or Bent.
by Pway
January 21st, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: POA triv, bermuda all in the yard
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: POA triv, bermuda all in the yard

I have both as well. There is quite a bit of triv in the neighborhood but I have no idea where the Bermuda came from. It looks horrible.