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by northeastlawn
June 12th, 2015, 1:12 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Help to ID grass or weed type...
Replies: 0
Views: 215

Help to ID grass or weed type...

Trying to figure out what kind of grass is in my yard so I can plan for a fall overseed, in the past I think a lot of URI and sun and shade seed was put down. I took these when it was long to help distinguish the different grass types, some areas seem to be very fine short grass that never catches u...
by northeastlawn
June 12th, 2015, 9:24 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Help with preping for fall slice seeding....
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Help with preping for fall slice seeding....

I know it sounds completely counter-intuitive and goes against conventional wisdom, but slit seeding is not required with properly softened soil, rolling, and top-dressing. Check out this success story from gryd's renovation last fall. Thanks for the awesome reply. I have no luck with throwing the ...
by northeastlawn
June 9th, 2015, 11:33 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Help with preping for fall slice seeding....
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Help with preping for fall slice seeding....

So I am officially hooked when I am prepping for my fall lawn work/overseed 3 months away. 8-) I posted the following soil report and got some good advice http://aroundtheyard.com/soil/mass-lawn-rehab-sample-t17094.html . Suggestions were lime & epsom salts every 90 days to work on the pH. Sulfate o...
by northeastlawn
June 9th, 2015, 9:37 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: SE Mass Lawn Rehab Sample....
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: SE Mass Lawn Rehab Sample....

I swung by and grabbed some. I'll probably apply to the whole lawn today, the old lawn and the new seed. If we get thunder showers it will wash in, if not I plan on watering tomorrow morning. We are getting no rain this year. [ Post made via iPhone ] http://aroundtheyard.com/forums2/images/mobile/iP...
by northeastlawn
June 8th, 2015, 5:42 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: SE Mass Lawn Rehab Sample....
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: SE Mass Lawn Rehab Sample....

Im from the New Bedford area, there are a few Ace Hardwares around, Ill check it out. So there is a difference in what I got and the others? Is it OK to put the lime down on the spots I am still trying to get grass to grow? Grabbed 4 bags Bay State Fertilizer today in Quincy, never thought I'd be hu...
by northeastlawn
June 8th, 2015, 11:55 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weird Stunted Groth over former tree area....
Replies: 10
Views: 273

Re: Weird Stunted Groth over former tree area....

Awesome results, guess its a trip to Quincy for some Bay State Fertilizer. Its $4 vs $20, easily worth the trip.

I wish any of the seed I planted filled in that fast.
by northeastlawn
June 8th, 2015, 11:18 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weird Stunted Groth over former tree area....
Replies: 10
Views: 273

Re: Weird Stunted Groth over former tree area....

Wow, right on about the mushrooms. I have seen mushrooms on this patch.

I guess a trip to Quincy for some Bay State Fertilizer is in the cards.
by northeastlawn
June 8th, 2015, 11:15 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: SE Mass Lawn Rehab Sample....
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: SE Mass Lawn Rehab Sample....

Thanks for the thorough reply, I couldn't find "good calcitic lime" at any of the big stores, the local farm supply place had no idea what I meant. All they could find is this... http://s8.postimg.cc/440whf29d/HI_Lime_1.jpg http://s1.postimg.cc/jdk0vtdbf/HI_Lime_2.jpg They had some powdered stuff bu...
by northeastlawn
June 8th, 2015, 8:01 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weird Stunted Groth over former tree area....
Replies: 10
Views: 273

Weird Stunted Groth over former tree area....

Hi... I have a vacant house next to me, where the city cut down a large maple tree. It took up the whole square. About two years went by and no grass, the city seed never took and I just got sick of the weed and mud pit. Next to my front grass. This year I put down compost and top soil and laid down...
by northeastlawn
June 8th, 2015, 7:31 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: BLSC in small quantities...,,.
Replies: 3
Views: 287

BLSC in small quantities...,,.

I'm thinking of putting all the stuff together to make BLSC, but only have a 1,000sf lawn. The formula calls for 80/8/40, I assuming all liquid oz? Can I just get a quart of laureth sulfate), and make like a 10/1/5 batch? Want to give it s try but $80 for 5 gallons is so much more than I may ever us...
by northeastlawn
June 5th, 2015, 3:07 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: SE Mass Lawn Rehab Sample....
Replies: 9
Views: 426

SE Mass Lawn Rehab Sample....

Hi... Had a 1,000sf patchy lawn in Southeastern Mass. with a clover problem. Some spots were thick some were thin and you can see the ground. The clover was choking out 30% of the lawn. I would like to get all the bare spots covered and not all the thin spots. Detathched and pulled the clover out an...
by northeastlawn
June 5th, 2015, 2:33 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fertlizer for small patchy lawn....
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: Fertlizer for small patchy lawn....

Awesome info thanks, learning a lot. Just got my soil report back from Umass. PH was 5.9 and "above optimal" for P, Ca, Mg, and "optimal" for K. Ill post the results to the proper page. Here is the link.... http://aroundtheyard.com/soil/mass-lawn-rehab-sample-t17094.html My issues probably comes fro...
by northeastlawn
June 3rd, 2015, 8:15 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: When to give up on seed....
Replies: 16
Views: 523

Re: When to give up on seed....

Thanks for all the replies. Im off work tomorrow, Ill probably rake off the peat moss, and live with that I got until I try an overhaul in late august. If I leave spots bare, is there a way to keep the weeds out until I try again in August? August is usually still pretty warm around here, is that re...
by northeastlawn
June 2nd, 2015, 7:45 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: When to give up on seed....
Replies: 16
Views: 523

Re: When to give up on seed....

Maybe 2-3 inches or so, mostly it was just pulled out when we detached by hand with a detaching rake. I did use weed-b-gon twice before doing the dethatching. We detached, top soiled and seeded the bare spots, and about two weeks after that. But I have been keeping up on retrying the bare spots ever...
by northeastlawn
June 2nd, 2015, 7:10 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: When to give up on seed....
Replies: 16
Views: 523

Re: When to give up on seed....

I have been treating the new grass with kid gloves. Just starter fertilizer, before the big rain we got, and 4-5 weeks before that when I planted the first batch. (Edit, the scott starter fertilizer w/o the weed control, read bad things about the newer scott starter fertilizer) The bare spots seem c...
by northeastlawn
June 2nd, 2015, 6:12 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: When to give up on seed....
Replies: 16
Views: 523

Re: When to give up on seed....

Sounds like I need to redo some areas again. I have been getting results; some spots come up fast. Some spots will start growing grass, some just sit there. I have been retrying every 3 weeks if I don't see any progress. Just wasn't sure if I was giving up upon seed too soon.
by northeastlawn
June 2nd, 2015, 5:50 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: When to give up on seed....
Replies: 16
Views: 523

Re: When to give up on seed....

How big are the areas? Pots may be easier. In 6 weeks you have a a pot of grass with deep roots ready to go. It's nothing to use 20-30- or more pots. They are not really pot size, more like patchy long strips here and there. We had clover choking out the grass, we are trying to regrow grass in thos...
by northeastlawn
June 2nd, 2015, 5:37 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: When to give up on seed....
Replies: 16
Views: 523

When to give up on seed....

I trying to patch various spots around the yard. I have a bunch of bare spots and notice some are coming in and some don't. I have been at to since mid April. After 3 weeks Ill try again on the dead spots that don't seem to be growing, I redo the process, I have gotten seed to grow by restarting the...
by northeastlawn
June 1st, 2015, 8:09 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fertlizer for small patchy lawn....
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: Fertlizer for small patchy lawn....

I had one patch I did like 6 weeks ago, a few patches started coming in. I had another I did 3 weeks ago, grass started coming in 10 days later. I sprayed both patches about three times a day whenever I saw it was dry, at one point I noticed the edges were drying out more and not growing grass ( pla...
by northeastlawn
June 1st, 2015, 7:27 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fertlizer for small patchy lawn....
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Fertlizer for small patchy lawn....

Sorry for this beginners question, but here goes.... I have a small (1,000 sf) established lawn in South Eastern Mass. by the coast that had a lot of thin/bare spots. There was a ton of clover that took over large patches last year. We dug out the clover. We moved a brick patio so dug up a ton of gr...