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by oze
May 8th, 2016, 4:51 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Primo Maxx
Replies: 124
Views: 6631

Re: Primo Maxx

Thanks, instead of mixing what about one in the morning and the other in the afteroon/evening? I think Oze tried that. Try searching it out... Why yes, yes he did. :) Here http://aroundtheyard.com/renovations/primo-maxx-tenacity-t17800.html is a link to a thread about my having that very question, ...
by oze
May 5th, 2016, 7:58 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Mowing after rain
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: Mowing after rain

I love the looks I get from the neighbors when I have to take the leaf blower to the lawn.
by oze
May 3rd, 2016, 5:49 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: PGR to Suppress Annua?
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: PGR to Suppress Annua?

I chickened out and bought a gallon of the generic Primo Maxx, and am sticking with the slow transition rates of Velocity. Baby.
by oze
May 3rd, 2016, 5:44 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2016: What did you do to or on your lawn today?
Replies: 1905
Views: 60033

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

Next round of Velocity applied. Risked life and limb by applying 2 5-gallon buckets of coffee grounds from the local coffee shop to the hell strip.
by oze
May 2nd, 2016, 1:59 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2016: What did you do to or on your lawn today?
Replies: 1905
Views: 60033

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

but corporate put the kibosh on our plans, citing "liability concerns". I'm still scratching my head about that one. What if you slip and hurt yourself while taking out "their garbage"? I'm just waiting for someone to ruin it for everyone after they sue Starbucks. :rant: Good one, HLG! Mrs oze and ...
by oze
May 2nd, 2016, 12:47 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2016: What did you do to or on your lawn today?
Replies: 1905
Views: 60033

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

Applied the 2nd application of MAP and SOP in-between the free rounds of irrigation. Finally located a source for spent coffee grounds: a little local coffee shop that gives me the grounds in 5-gallon plastic pails with lids :). I just have to promise to return the pails after I am done. I had an in...
by oze
April 27th, 2016, 8:42 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: PGR to Suppress Annua?
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: PGR to Suppress Annua?

Excellent explanation that Mr. Google couldn't come close to matching. Thank you! Well put, LI! Although I do make use of the site donations bucket http://aroundtheyard.com/site-questions/finally-donations-bucket-t2197.html, I think that there should be a separate, additional bucket for many of the...
by oze
April 26th, 2016, 3:55 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: PGR to Suppress Annua?
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: PGR to Suppress Annua?

It is expensive but it goes down at rates significantly lower than even Primo. A high rate of paclobutrazol would be 16-24 fl oz per ACRE. That gallon goes a long, long way. Now if you can just get your lawn re-zoned to commercial you'll be all set. Who says you can't fight City Hall? So sad, OSU. ...
by oze
April 26th, 2016, 12:55 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2016: What did you do to or on your lawn today?
Replies: 1905
Views: 60033

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

Applied BLSC + Kelp Help, together with Serenade. The combination of the aromas of Herbal Essence and rancid peanut butter was...intoxicating.
by oze
April 26th, 2016, 12:16 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: PGR to Suppress Annua?
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: PGR to Suppress Annua?

Paclobutrazol will absolutely suppress Poa annua and reduce populations significantly over the course of several years, if used properly and aggressively. However, there are a couple things working against you on using this product: - It is not labeled for residential lawns and states that very cle...
by oze
April 26th, 2016, 8:34 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: PGR to Suppress Annua?
Replies: 14
Views: 513

PGR to Suppress Annua?

This, I'm sure, falls squarely in the middle of the "too good go be true" category, but I want to see what y'all think or have heard of this. I was looking into PGRs, and came across this generic brand of Sygenta's Trimmit 2SC : http://utaarmortech.com/products/growth-regulators (22% Paclobutrazol)....
by oze
April 26th, 2016, 8:18 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Spring Fertilization (After Fall Renovation)
Replies: 22
Views: 1715

Re: Spring Fertilization (After Fall Renovation)

I've got these patches of dark green around my reno from last year, and the grass is higher than the rest of the lawn. It looks fantastic. I dug into it closer, and it looks there is rabbit poop concentrated in these areas. Stuff seems to do wonders. So my gut says go full steam Milo, but I'm worri...
by oze
April 22nd, 2016, 8:48 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Spring Fertilization (After Fall Renovation)
Replies: 22
Views: 1715

Re: Spring Fertilization (After Fall Renovation)

I bookmarked this excellent thread last year as I was doing research here for my overseed project, and thought that a bump might help others who did renos last year.
by oze
April 22nd, 2016, 7:04 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: "Not Labeled for Residential Use"
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: "Not Labeled for Residential Use"

"Tanks", everybody!
by oze
April 21st, 2016, 4:10 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: "Not Labeled for Residential Use"
Replies: 5
Views: 249

"Not Labeled for Residential Use"

I'm not trying to be a wise guy (believe it or not), but I have a question as to why certain turf-related products are not labeled for residential use. The specific example in this case is Syngenta's PGR, Trimmit, and its generic equivalents. It is OK for use on golf courses, for example, where I wo...
by oze
April 21st, 2016, 3:51 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Too Early for the Proactive Biological Regimen?
Replies: 30
Views: 1975

Re: Too Early for the Proactive Biological Regimen?

That's what I get for trying to prove something to myself by using paper and pencil instead of a calculator. I guess I proved something alright, didn't I? Thanks for the catch!
by oze
April 21st, 2016, 8:56 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2016: What did you do to or on your lawn today?
Replies: 1905
Views: 60033

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

Congrats, Wis! I received one for Christmas, and I hope that you enjoy yours as I am mine. Yesterday, I mowed in bi-directional arcs, centered around our yard light post. It looks great, and really highlights the dead and dying triv areas. :( ;)
by oze
April 21st, 2016, 8:14 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Neighbor's gift
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Neighbor's gift

VA Gal, This is just the opinion of an old codger, so take it for what it's worth. I've been in your position a few times during my stay here, and this is what I have arrived at. Sometimes, just the acceptance of a gift of dubious value to you is a gift itself. Your neighbor is grateful for your gif...
by oze
April 21st, 2016, 7:43 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Too Early for the Proactive Biological Regimen?
Replies: 30
Views: 1975

Re: Too Early for the Proactive Biological Regimen?

The $100 price tag can't be evaluated for value without knowing how much it costs "per K" or "per K per season". Then we know what the real cost of use is. I have been playing with Silicates for 3-4 years now. Silicates can have a real effect on "roll" at a golf course, but they aren't something th...
by oze
April 20th, 2016, 3:53 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Too Early for the Proactive Biological Regimen?
Replies: 30
Views: 1975

Re: Too Early for the Proactive Biological Regimen?

At the beginning, Yes. Later, optional components come into play -- the Phosphites, the Silicates, etc. These are particular to the diseases that you may have faced in prior years, or repeatedly. Andy and all, We discovered that we bought a house with a major pythium blight infestation in our back ...