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by ken-n-nancy
August 13th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 391
Views: 11591

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

napper wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 11:28 am
Put seed down this morning. 10,000 sq. ft. Bewitched.
Awesome, good luck! Post some photos to show the progress if you find time to do so.
by ken-n-nancy
August 13th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: POA Annua Eradication Plan for 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: POA Annua Eradication Plan for 2020

[Fighting Poa annua ] is a longer battle. Keep up with split apps of a good pre emergent, well timed, spring and fall. Fill in bare spots. Yank out the stuff that comes in as you can. Took me 2 to 3 seasons on my mild infestation. +1. The above is exactly what I would recommend, but said in about a...
by ken-n-nancy
August 9th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Timing for Transplanting Plugs
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Timing for Transplanting Plugs

I think you've "hit the nail on the head" for the best times for transplanting plugs -- just at the start of the seasons of best growth -- just as fall temperatures are arriving, or in early spring. That said, I think any time in fall works out fine -- even if one misses the "best window" of early S...
by ken-n-nancy
August 5th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: PreM for Fall Weeds
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: PreM for Fall Weeds

Personally, I view Poa annua as a threat in our lawn -- I have issues with seeds blowing in from neighbor's lawns and have a fair bit of my own to have to deal with from time to time, too. I don't always recognize it and pull it before it has a chance to go to seed. Accordingly, I like to keep some ...
by ken-n-nancy
August 5th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Current BayState Prices
Replies: 36
Views: 1576

Re: Current BayState Prices

I need to figure out if there's a day next week I can take a half-day off from work and make a trip down to Quincy. I really wish I had some Bay State to put down a few weeks ago! I did make my annual trip to Quincy for Bay State Fertilizer a week ago today (29 July 2019) to purchase 40 bags -- a t...
by ken-n-nancy
August 2nd, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Sulfate Of Potash in North East
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Sulfate Of Potash in North East

Negan247, I don't know how far up into Maine you're going, but SOP gets easier to find way, way up north in Maine in "The County" as potatoes are one of the crops that really demands sulfate of potash (0-0-50, aka potassium sulfate) instead of the cheaper, more common muriate of potash (0-0-60, aka ...
by ken-n-nancy
August 1st, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2018 Front Lawn Renovation - "War on Triv"
Replies: 140
Views: 3761

Re: Ken-n-Nancy's 2018 Front Lawn Renovation - "War on Triv"

Just a quick question Ken-n-Nancy from your post: oday we applied the first application of pre-emergent to stop Poa annua from germinating this fall: Prodiamine 65 WDG at a 3-month rate (0.5 Tbsp/ksqft). From the label, the max rate for KBG is 0.55 ounces/1000 sqft per year. The rate you used was 0...
by ken-n-nancy
July 31st, 2019, 10:37 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: How soon after Round Up can I scalp?
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: How soon after Round Up can I scalp?

Looking in my lawn spreadsheet from last year, when I sprayed glyphosate on the front lawn of about 5100 sqft to kill it all off, I used a total of 35oz of 41% glyphosate in 18gal of water applied over 5100sqft. I believe I sprayed in two complete passes in opposite directions. (i.e., covered entire...
by ken-n-nancy
July 31st, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: How soon after Round Up can I scalp?
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: How soon after Round Up can I scalp?

Andy - i might have to mow before i kill it. Not sure i can stand to look at it at 4+ inches for 5 days. Presumably it will keep growing for a day or 2 after RU? I would mow it to 3.5 which is my normal height. If the grass is at a reasonable height before mowing at 3.5" tall before applying glypho...
by ken-n-nancy
July 31st, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Rain? And should I put down ferrous sulfate today?
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: Rain? And should I put down ferrous sulfate today?

I find that the local news weather guessers sre more accurate than the web sites. +1 Plus, a traditional forecast with maps and a pictorial explanation of what is going to happen is far more informative than the row of little icons in an app, saying 20% rain, 20% rain, 30% rain, 30% rain, etc. The ...
by ken-n-nancy
July 28th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2018 Front Lawn Renovation - "War on Triv"
Replies: 140
Views: 3761

Re: Too Much Propiconazole - Adverse Effects!

I'll try to get a pic later when filtered sunlight is no longer on the portion of the lawn having the problem. Below are the promised pics. First pic shows the worst of the damage. Second pic is the same as the first one, but marked up to show the linear boundaries between good and bad, where too m...
by ken-n-nancy
July 27th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Why is my grass dying...third year in a row.
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Why is my grass dying...third year in a row.

I'm with TT that it could be a combination of heat and drought stress on TTTF. However, usually TTTF does pretty well against heat. It does need sufficient water, though. I second TT's thought of checking for soil depth and quality -- is the soil full of rocks or gravel? How deep is the topsoil? Hav...
by ken-n-nancy
July 26th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2018 Front Lawn Renovation - "War on Triv"
Replies: 140
Views: 3761

Too Much Propiconazole - Adverse Effects!

Sprayed Serenade at approximately 2.5oz/ksqft to all KBG as part of our preventative biogfungicide plan. Spot-sprayed triclopyr in the form of Ortho CCO (Clover, Chickweed, and Oxalis Killer) to all weeds throughout the lawn, which are primarily clover and wild violet. Planning to re-apply a second ...
by ken-n-nancy
July 25th, 2019, 11:23 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2018 Front Lawn Renovation - "War on Triv"
Replies: 140
Views: 3761

Re: Ken-n-Nancy's 2018 Front Lawn Renovation - "War on Triv"

Today we applied the first application of pre-emergent to stop Poa annua from germinating this fall: Prodiamine 65 WDG at a 3-month rate (0.5 Tbsp/ksqft). The new Bewitched+Prosperity front lawn continues to improve, even through the heat. Very thankful that our renovation has turned out so well! ht...
by ken-n-nancy
July 25th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Negan's Soil Test Results
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Negan's Soil Test Results

For the Nitrogen what would you recommend? 1 or 2 lbs spread out over the fall? Do you think I could get a fertilizer with Nitrogen and potassium only? Or would you recommend Urea and SOP separately? There are no fertilizers that have N and K at near equal levels, with no P. You can use something m...
by ken-n-nancy
July 24th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: I think this falls under: Have You Ever Seen Anything Like This?
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: I think this falls under: Have You Ever Seen Anything Like This?

Was hoping to see the part where the shovel / fork breaks through the bubble and all the water floods out!
by ken-n-nancy
July 23rd, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2018 Front Lawn Renovation - "War on Triv"
Replies: 140
Views: 3761

Re: Ken-n-Nancy's 2018 Front Lawn Renovation - "War on Triv"

... also agree with the Poa Annua, just pull it out when you see it. ... The Bewitched usually fills in with time. I did some hand-pulling tonight, but the patch I have is pretty large and the Poa annua is so intermingled with the KBG. We'll see if I end up having enough patience for the hand-pulli...
by ken-n-nancy
July 22nd, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Bewitched monostand during high heat
Replies: 16
Views: 878

Re: Bewitched monostand during high heat

Hmm. I've been wondering what to do with the grass on our cemetery plot (in Bedford, NH) and have been thinking about transplanting in plugs of Bewitched. I wonder if the Bewitched would survive a very low maintenance situation (just weekly mowing, no fert) for an extended duration (decades). I thin...
by ken-n-nancy
July 21st, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2018 Front Lawn Renovation - "War on Triv"
Replies: 140
Views: 3761

Re: Ken-n-Nancy's 2018 Front Lawn Renovation - "War on Triv"

Thanks for all the tips and suggestions on what to do regarding the Poa annua battle. I may spray a diagnostic dose of Tenacity at about 3oz/acre to help identify the Poa annua in the lawn and then just hand pull what is revealed. The area where I have the most of it is only about 20' square (i.e. a...
by ken-n-nancy
July 20th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2018 Front Lawn Renovation - "War on Triv"
Replies: 140
Views: 3761

Re: Ken-n-Nancy's 2018 Front Lawn Renovation - "War on Triv"

Green wrote:
July 20th, 2019, 1:10 pm
As far as Poa annua...
Thanks, Green!