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by oze
July 26th, 2016, 10:01 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: S#$@ Rolls Downhill?
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: S#$@ Rolls Downhill?

I pray that you do not have the fungus that causes pythium blight in your soil. I do, and it is a non-stop battle.
by oze
July 20th, 2016, 9:56 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2016: What did you do to or on your lawn today?
Replies: 1905
Views: 60030

Re: 2016: What did you do to or on your lawn today?

I gotta get me some of those aerating shoes.
by oze
July 18th, 2016, 6:12 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: ATY vs. Lawn Services
Replies: 15
Views: 784

Re: ATY vs. Lawn Services

I just had the guy behind me (whose lawn was greenish in the first picture from 2012) come over and ask me how much my water bill was last month. Since June was fairly wet, I coyly told him that it was actually smaller than usual. He then asked me why my lawn was green and his was not, and I resiste...
by oze
July 17th, 2016, 9:47 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Damage from larvae inside grass stem
Replies: 12
Views: 581

Re: Damage from larvae inside grass stem

Oh great, another lawn pest for me to obsess about and to misdiagnose resultant damage. :banghead:
by oze
July 15th, 2016, 8:35 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: ATY vs. Lawn Services
Replies: 15
Views: 784

Re: ATY vs. Lawn Services

^ .. uh, and water? Both neighbors water their respective lawns, on what I can only guess is a random basis. We have had a fairly normal spring and early summer rain-wise; that has changed since the calendar flipped over to July, with less than an inch total the past two weeks. I just finished wate...
by oze
July 14th, 2016, 3:06 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: ATY vs. Lawn Services
Replies: 15
Views: 784

ATY vs. Lawn Services

I couldn't resist these comparisons. The first shot is from when we first moved in, before my discovery of this site, exactly 4 years ago: https://s32.postimg.cc/4jlzjyly9/Back_Lawn_8_2012.jpg The next two were taken just now, in which you can compare a completely DIY lawn, based on principles learn...
by oze
July 10th, 2016, 7:19 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Adventures With PGR
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Adventures With PGR

Scratching my head on this one, guys. I have thought of the same thing that you both have mentioned, and haven't decided yet. I think I will limit myself to a couple of less-than-full rate PGR apps next Spring, and stop after that. Oh, and work on my spraying techniques. :)
by oze
July 10th, 2016, 11:48 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2016: What did you do to or on your lawn today?
Replies: 1905
Views: 60030

Re: 2016: What did you do to or on your lawn today?

andy10917 wrote:I was at Bethel Woods (original "Woodstock" location) last night and the grounds were undulating on the hillside after that 1"+ thunderstorm. Water was in the soil, but on top of a harder layer.
Did all of the rain resurrect any old hippies?
by oze
July 9th, 2016, 10:43 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Adventures With PGR
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Adventures With PGR

Thanks, Tony. The effects pf the PGR are wearing off, and I can definitely see green where there was none before. I'm afraid that I will be mowing every 3-4 days again, but I'm sure fine with that. We've had a fairly normal Spring/early Summer in terms of rain, and I have been irrigating if it has b...
by oze
July 8th, 2016, 10:48 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Adventures With PGR
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Adventures With PGR

Hey folks! I have been applying generic Primo Maxx to my lawn this summer, and have been very pleased with how well it works. Unfortunately, shortly after my most recent application (1/2 ounce per gallon rate on June 11th), I noticed some tell-tale baby powder-looking areas which told me that I had ...
by oze
June 27th, 2016, 8:57 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Overseed methods
Replies: 34
Views: 1763

Re: Overseed methods

I did an overseed last Fall, and one thing that I definitely recommend is the use of a PGR. I followed the steps that turf_toes lists in this excellent post: http://aroundtheyard.com/northern/growth-regulators-and-over-seeding-t15009.html?hilit=growth%20regulators%20and%20overseeding#p203785 , and I...
by oze
June 16th, 2016, 5:50 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Powdery Mildew - Heavy impact - Options?
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Powdery Mildew - Heavy impact - Options?

^+1 I have become a big proponent of Serenade. Unfortunately, it's efficacy as a cure is not nearly as good as it is as a preventative. If the PM is as bad as it sounds, I would recommend a fungicide labeled for PM. At least to get it under control; then you could switch to the biologicals. I unders...
by oze
June 15th, 2016, 4:07 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Drought stress or brown patch?
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: Drought stress or brown patch?

Yes I saw the black spot and didn't know what that was. My fertilizer program was milo down at 3-18, 5-1,5-10 and 5-23 haven't applied anything in June. [ Post made via iPhone ] http://aroundtheyard.com/forums2/images/mobile/iPhone.png Did you notice it starting in circular patches, as described in...
by oze
June 15th, 2016, 9:15 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Drought stress or brown patch?
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: Drought stress or brown patch?

I'm going to take a guess, but I am by no means an expert. Based on your turf type in your profile (tall fescue), the lesions and rough distribution in the stand rather than spots, I would guess this: http://turfdiseaseid.ncsu.edu/diseasedetail.aspx?disease=DREDI But you may have more information, s...
by oze
June 15th, 2016, 8:32 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2016: What did you do to or on your lawn today?
Replies: 1905
Views: 60030

Re: 2016: What did you do to or on your lawn today?

LoneRanger wrote:
1977212 wrote:Mowed 4.25in. Dug around two trees to reveal the crowns.
Flare?
Flare, yes!

Ever since Mrs. oze received her Master Gardener certification, volcano mulching around the base of trees has been her pet peeve.
by oze
June 15th, 2016, 8:22 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2016: What did you do to or on your lawn today?
Replies: 1905
Views: 60030

Re: 2016: What did you do to or on your lawn today?

Sprinklers are set for tonight. Going 3/4 an inch in each zone. We are supposed to get rain Thursday but it's been so wacky lately who knows how much we will get. I'd rather know I got close to my weekly amount down at once. [ Post made via iPhone ] http://aroundtheyard.com/forums2/images/mobile/iP...
by oze
June 13th, 2016, 1:15 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2016: What did you do to or on your lawn today?
Replies: 1905
Views: 60030

Re: 2016: What did you do to or on your lawn today?

Milorganite and 13 TABLESPOONS of the mules.
by oze
June 10th, 2016, 9:25 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: North Western IL Pre-emergent application mid May?
Replies: 17
Views: 521

Re: North Western IL Pre-emergent application mid May?

DTockeII wrote:Thanks! If I wait till late fall, will it need to be re-applied in spring again?
This is something that I didn't know until joining this board. If you battle grassy weeds such as triv and annua, Spring and late Summer split applications of pre-emerge are an absolute requirement.
by oze
June 10th, 2016, 9:23 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2016: What did you do to or on your lawn today?
Replies: 1905
Views: 60030

Re: 2016: What did you do to or on your lawn today?

I have found that, if you get them early, pulling the sedge works very well. Otherwise, yeah, there are lots of chemicals out there that will do the trick.
by oze
June 9th, 2016, 8:19 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Do I need to use Fungicide?
Replies: 40
Views: 1698

Re: Do I need to use Fungicide?

Serenade and the other biologicals are better at preventing, rather than curing fungal diseases. I think of it this way: the biologicals are the condoms, while the chemicals are the penicillin. More or less. :sorry: