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by ken-n-nancy
July 20th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: KBG rhizome questions....
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: KBG rhizome questions....

In New England, summer often isn't hot and dry enough to kill Poa annua , and it can survive year round. If you were in Virginia or Iowa, very little (none?) would survive the summer. I don't know if KBG rhizomes ever break off, so that the daughter plants are completely self-sufficient, or if the r...
by ken-n-nancy
July 20th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno
Replies: 97
Views: 1548

Re: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno

Looks like HD has the roller for rent and stater with Meso so I have that figured out. Good to have both of those items out of the way. Yea, I know the town compost stuff is frowned upon here but I have used it every year for the last 13 years for one thing or another and it doesn't produce any mor...
by ken-n-nancy
July 19th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2018 Front Lawn Renovation - "War on Triv"
Replies: 140
Views: 3760

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

I had been expecting to see significant "browning" of the renovated lawn by now. However, here in NH, we've dodged really high temperatures so far this year, and even on days when it has been hot, it has cooled back down into the 60s overnight. The front lawn KBG is still growing well and looking go...
by ken-n-nancy
July 19th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Summer Dormancy: What's Your Situation?
Replies: 26
Views: 821

Re: Summer Dormancy: What's Your Situation?

Well, we're 1/3 of the way done with the hottest part of Summer - so, what was your expectation of what the lawn would be like now, and what is the reality of the lawn? Were you hoping to keep it green and is it working, or is on the slide to dormancy? I had been expecting to see significant "brown...
by ken-n-nancy
July 19th, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Current BayState Prices
Replies: 36
Views: 1576

Re: Current BayState Prices

Carl called me back. Picked up 30 bags yesterday. Glad to hear you picked up some Bay State. Given that he has some in stock again, 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 fe...
by ken-n-nancy
July 18th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall Prodiamine app
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Fall Prodiamine app

For me personally, I apply my fall pre-emergent as a split application, to give me longer coverage. For my location in Southern NH, I aim for coverage from August 10th through Dec 15th, so I like to make a 3-month app around July 30th (to give a bit of time for it to work into the soil) and re-apply...
by ken-n-nancy
July 17th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: If you live in the northeast...
Replies: 11
Views: 905

Re: If you live in the northeast...

The steamy hot & humid weather is forecast to arrive here in New Hampshire on Friday, but not until then. Thursday here in southern NH is forecast to have high temperatures around 65-72 on Thursday, with an onshore wind (blowing in off the Atlantic from the northeast) keeping it cool. So, if you're ...
by ken-n-nancy
July 17th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno
Replies: 97
Views: 1548

Re: Schreibdave's 2019 KBG Reno

This will be my first "kill what I have and start over" experience. Most of my new lawn experience is starting from scratch with new construction - usually with seed down in the spring. Congrats! You'll find all fall renovation to be a little easier in many respects -- less of a struggle keeping th...
by ken-n-nancy
July 16th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: New sod questions
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: New sod questions

Did your sod installer give you any instructions of what you needed to do for the first month or so in order to have the sod installation be warranted by the installer?
by ken-n-nancy
July 15th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Current BayState Prices
Replies: 36
Views: 1576

Re: Current BayState Prices

Call the day before planning to go. Last time I called, about two weeks ago, they were all out and didn’t know when they would next be bagging. I still haven’t picked up my 2019 supply and haven’t been able to apply any for about two months. Lawn is showing it, despite my having substituted some oth...
by ken-n-nancy
July 15th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Bewitched Monostand vs KBG Blend
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Bewitched Monostand vs KBG Blend

Good advice by TT and Andy and HLG (not that we'd expect anything different.) I do have a couple things to add. I have a Bewitched monostand in my side yard ( Fall 2015 renovation ) and a Bewitched + Prosperity blend in my front yard ( Fall 2018 renovation ). Before the front lawn renovation, I also...
by ken-n-nancy
July 14th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2018 Front Lawn Renovation - "War on Triv"
Replies: 140
Views: 3760

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

I No idea what I do to kill off the POA annual that survives the summer, as it is very mixed in with the KBG. Even Tenacity doesn't light it up right off the bat, it takes many apps before it starts hurting. Maybe we are dealing with a hybrid strain of POA Annua? I've never really waged a herbicide ...
by ken-n-nancy
July 14th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Flowers & Annuals
Topic: Day Lillies need more sun?
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Day Lillies need more sun?

They were moved in eary june. And are in sun until about 1:30 in the afternoon Sun coverage sounds pretty good -- the extra shade will help them survive the transplanting better. Make sure you're continuing to water them extra due to lessened roots from the transplanting until the fall. The floppin...
by ken-n-nancy
July 14th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2018 Front Lawn Renovation - "War on Triv"
Replies: 140
Views: 3760

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

Interesting the different climates effect on poa annua. My neighbors poa annua patches are dead. Haven't seen much living here now. With the slightly cooler temperatures here in NH and the shade in our lawn, our Poa annua survives right through the summer. It also seems to germinate from May throug...
by ken-n-nancy
July 14th, 2019, 8:43 am
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?

I had a chipmunk eat through a drip irrigation line last year. I’d be interested to know that story. ... My irrigation guy said don’t bury it as critters will eat it. How is yours installed? Ours is buried about 1" into the soil. We then have about an inch of mulch over the top. A chipmunk was digg...
by ken-n-nancy
July 13th, 2019, 11:19 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2018 Front Lawn Renovation - "War on Triv"
Replies: 140
Views: 3760

Re: Ken-n-Nancy's 2018 Front Lawn Renovation - Front Lawn Still Improving!

Standard pics here... Mailbox View as of 2019-07-13 (Day 323): https://www.solidrocksolutions.com/aty/2019/2019-07-13-Mailbox-View-7130.jpg Lamp Post View as of 2019-07-13 (Day 323): https://www.solidrocksolutions.com/aty/2019/2019-07-13-Lamp-Post-View-7129.jpg Far End as of 2019-07-13 (Day 323): ht...
by ken-n-nancy
July 13th, 2019, 11:15 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2018 Front Lawn Renovation - "War on Triv"
Replies: 140
Views: 3760

Re: Ken-n-Nancy's 2018 Front Lawn Renovation - Front Lawn Still Improving!

Two weeks ago, I had reported that our lawn usually peaks around July 1st. That seems to have been true for the northern mix section this year, but the KBG front lawn that was renovated last fall continues to improve. I think this week's photos are better than last week's, even though high temperatu...
by ken-n-nancy
July 13th, 2019, 9:51 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?

HoosierLawnGnome wrote:
July 13th, 2019, 9:20 pm
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Yeah, found an irrigation issue. Depressuring the whole zone and causing some missed spots
Any idea how it happened? Screwdriver test gone wrong?

I had a chipmunk eat through a drip irrigation line last year.
by ken-n-nancy
July 13th, 2019, 4:56 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?

Spread 4 yards of compost across the lawn. Planted about 20 perennials and shrubs. Applied Milo at bag rate. Busy lawn day. Wow, hot day for all that work. I hope you have air conditioning indoors! I mowed the lawn and thought I'd never stop sweating after coming inside afterwards (no AC in our hou...
by ken-n-nancy
July 13th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Flowers & Annuals
Topic: Day Lillies need more sun?
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Day Lillies need more sun?

Day Lilies generally prefer full sun for maximum blooms. They generally need six hours of direct summer sun. If shaded part of the day, afternoon shade is preferred over morning shade. When were they moved? If moved after the end of May, I wouldn't expect much blooming from them this year -- the goa...