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by oze
September 19th, 2014, 1:30 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall Nitrogen Regimens
Replies: 1169
Views: 70786

Re: Fall Nitrogen Regimens

oze, is this after you cut the lawn? I'm getting something similar but I'm only seeing it when I cut the lawn. Once the grass grows back out a little it's nice and green again. I think this is a combination of brown blades down low (BBDL) and perennial rye that when dormant/died. It could be only a...
by oze
September 19th, 2014, 10:23 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall Nitrogen Regimens
Replies: 1169
Views: 70786

Re: Fall Nitrogen Regimens

Great article and excellent recommendations, Andy. The weather has definitely started to turn cool here in NE Indiana, and my lawn has definitely entered turf menopause. Some questions come to mind maybe they are rhetorical more than anything else/. I wonder why I never noticed it before? Surely it ...
by oze
September 18th, 2014, 3:14 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Bought a new Lesco 50lb spreader, HELP
Replies: 38
Views: 14991

Re: Bought a new Lesco 50lb spreader, HELP

Eck wrote:Here's the above sheet as a PDF:

https://www.johndeerelandscapes.com/med ... andard.pdf

Thanks for posting that, looks very useful!
Thanks! That is much more readable!
by oze
September 18th, 2014, 2:37 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Bought a new Lesco 50lb spreader, HELP
Replies: 38
Views: 14991

Re: Bought a new Lesco 50lb spreader, HELP

I just returned from my local John Deere Landscape store, where I bought a bag of 46-0-0 urea. I asked him about spreader settings, and he gave me the chart below. Might come in handy for cross-referencing various spreader brands. http://s2.postimg.cc/5oohhvpwl/Spreader_Settings.jpg When I told him ...
by oze
September 18th, 2014, 12:10 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Seeeding, Mowing
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Seeeding, Mowing

JustAGuy wrote:I've just been very careful in mowing over seeded areas. Making sure not to turn on the little guys.

But the Hover Mow would surely come in handy.
Image

http://eastmanind.com/eastmancommercial ... fault.aspx
That looks like a cool toy!
by oze
September 18th, 2014, 11:11 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Seeeding, Mowing
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Seeeding, Mowing

I have recently (last week) overseeded a few areas of my lawn. I understand the strictures of not mowing until the new little sprouts are at least 3" tall, but if I did this, the rest of that part of my lawn would probably be over 6" tall by then, especially with the twice-daily light watering. That...
by oze
September 17th, 2014, 10:47 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Blow out yourself, or hire?
Replies: 19
Views: 1188

Re: Blow out yourself, or hire?

My vote for "Topic Title of the Year". [ Post made via BlackBerry ] http://aroundtheyard.com/forums2/images/mobile/BlackBerry.png :rotfl: Agree 100%. Although I almost "blew out" my Diet Coke through my nose when I read your post! I'm a wimp. I get the annual service contract from the company that ...
by oze
September 17th, 2014, 10:38 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Grass seed mixes, how do they work?
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Grass seed mixes, how do they work?

Astonishingly dumb question, I know. What happens to the mix over time? For instance, I look at the recommendations for different sun, irrigation, drainage, and wear. I think that this is an astonishingly excellent question, and one for which I am looking forward to hearing the expert replies. In a...
by oze
September 14th, 2014, 7:50 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Lazy Man Product Experience?
Replies: 41
Views: 5777

Re: Lazy Man Product Experience?

I used liquid gold last year, but I also did smapoo applications. I have much better penitration on the screw driver test. IIRC it has some nitrogen and humates in it too. [ Post made via Android ] http://aroundtheyard.com/forums2/images/mobile/Android.png Thanks! I'm glad not to hear the dreaded "...
by oze
September 14th, 2014, 7:49 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Lazy Man Product Experience?
Replies: 41
Views: 5777

Re: Lazy Man Product Experience?

Thanks for the tips. I did buy a gallon, so after I use it up, I will definitely try the homemade approach. Hey, why not? I make my own beer! Another home brewer. There are a number of us. I grow my own hops and brew partial mash. I brew, therefore I am! And it looks as if you live near a couple of...
by oze
September 13th, 2014, 2:54 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tall Fescue Desirable?
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Tall Fescue Desirable?

There is Tall Fescue and there is Turf-Type Tall Fescue ("TTTF"). The Tall Fescue is a weed or at best a forage-type grass sometimes sold as K-31. It's not desirable, unless you have low expectations for a lawn. TTTF is a different animal, and is beautiful. It's getting awfully late to be consideri...
by oze
September 13th, 2014, 2:51 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Encap Lawn & Garden Compost - SALE
Replies: 46
Views: 3945

Re: Encap Lawn & Garden Compost - SALE

micvog wrote:I am guessing that is because it got wet.

I applied at 6X the bag rate at 30 on my Earthway 2150. It took two passes.
Just finished applying the compost with my Scotts Accugreen 2000 drop spreader. 2 passes at the wide-open setting applied 5 bags on my ~5000 square foot lawn.
by oze
September 13th, 2014, 10:07 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tall Fescue Desirable?
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Tall Fescue Desirable?

When we bought this house 2 years ago (during the summer of the Drought of 2012), my lawn was a mess. About the only green in my back yard were a few broadleaf weeds and some 6-10 foot patches of what I came to find out was tall fescue. After 2 years of fits and starts, including spending $2 grand o...
by oze
September 13th, 2014, 9:56 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Encap Lawn & Garden Compost - SALE
Replies: 46
Views: 3945

Re: Encap Lawn & Garden Compost - SALE

Thanks for the info--but I just ran to Menard's during lunch and had to get right back, so I missed your post! BTW, has anyone found settings for using a drop spreader to apply this stuff? No way could my drop spreader apply this stuff. It's pretty chunky. I used a broadcast spreader with a pretty ...
by oze
September 12th, 2014, 8:23 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Encap Lawn & Garden Compost - SALE
Replies: 46
Views: 3945

Re: Encap Lawn & Garden Compost - SALE

Thanks for the info--but I just ran to Menard's during lunch and had to get right back, so I missed your post!

BTW, has anyone found settings for using a drop spreader to apply this stuff?
by oze
September 12th, 2014, 8:20 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Lazy Man Product Experience?
Replies: 41
Views: 5777

Re: Lazy Man Product Experience?

Thanks for the tips. I did buy a gallon, so after I use it up, I will definitely try the homemade approach. Hey, why not? I make my own beer!
by oze
September 12th, 2014, 3:24 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Lazy Man Product Experience?
Replies: 41
Views: 5777

Lazy Man Product Experience?

Has anyone had any experience with either the Lazy Man Liquid Gold or Soil Doctor products by Outside Pride? I found a deal on the Soil Doctor concentrate, and purchased a gallon. My main need is aeration/conditioning of my clay soil. I had an irrigation system and an invisible dog fence installed, ...
by oze
September 12th, 2014, 2:02 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Encap Lawn & Garden Compost - SALE
Replies: 46
Views: 3945

Re: Encap Lawn & Garden Compost - SALE

I'm a previous lurker, and just revisited here yesterday. First of all, great site and great folks. Second, a big THANKS! for the tip! I was actually going to pay full price (~$25) until I saw this thread. The Menards on the NW side of Fort Wayne had 25 bags of it @ $1.99. When I got there, most of ...