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by northeastlawn
September 29th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Status of POACure? (Updated 02/2020 below)
Replies: 31
Views: 1871

Re: Status of POACure? (Updated 02/2020 below)

I believe its designed to slowly kill off the poa-a and poa triv. If a golf course killed off all of its poa-a in a four weeks stretch, you would be left with unsightly bare spots and need to quickly over-seed. From the little I read it kills the poa-a and poa-triv over multiple seasons. So thats wh...
by northeastlawn
September 28th, 2020, 11:12 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Status of POACure? (Updated 02/2020 below)
Replies: 31
Views: 1871

Re: Status of POACure? (Updated 02/2020 below)

Massachusetts just approved it, I would do anything for a bottle of it. The poa-a that made it through the summer is growing like crazy in my yard, Tenacity has never really worked great on mature poa-a for me. I always end up hand pulling a lot of good KBG with the poa-a. This POACure stuff is my o...
by northeastlawn
September 28th, 2020, 10:07 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Question about when to do KBG plugs....
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Question about when to do KBG plugs....

So for the first time I feel like my KBG might be thick enough to take some plugs from one area and put it around the border that is always over run with poa-a and yellow every year. the KBG has worked its way in, but its taking a while for the KBG to gain a foot hold. I was thinking of taking some ...
by northeastlawn
September 26th, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Please help on drop spreader settings and TTTF
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Please help on drop spreader settings and TTTF

How big is your lawn? I have to be honest, spreader settings are kind of trial and error. Measure your area, weight your product, then start with a low setting and gradually increase it until you use the all the product you measured our. That works great with granular fertilizer and things you sprea...
by northeastlawn
September 23rd, 2020, 10:01 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: More than Sprout and Pout?
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: More than Sprout and Pout?

Your complaining about 3 weeks, we haven’t had a decent rain since May 😢 This year has me thinking to never give anyone seeding advice if they don’t take watering seriously. Seriously meaning a sprinkler system or at least a semi permanent hose end timer. I just have no faith Mother Nature will get ...
by northeastlawn
September 23rd, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Should I lower my HOC for Fine Fescue in the winter....
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Should I lower my HOC for Fine Fescue in the winter....

I have a few patches of fine fescue street side by a fence that gets mostly shade. After a few years of spring over-seeding its finally thickened up nicely. I find I need to keep it at 3 1/2" and not fertilize it a lot, but leaving it at 3 1/2" in the fall when it doesn't get a lot of sun has helped...
by northeastlawn
September 22nd, 2020, 9:56 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Folks with Fescue - do you overseed even if grass survives Summer?
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Re: Folks with Fescue - do you overseed even if grass survives Summer?

I don't know much about your area VA, but whenever you over-seed your giving something up. In my case I have a bad POA-A problem, over-seeding in the fall prevents me from applying a pre-m for it. But I have a full KBG that will thicken up and spread on its own. Being patient allows me to prevent PO...
by northeastlawn
September 15th, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Adding OM - How much peat moss can the lawn take? (planning for 2021)
Replies: 16
Views: 549

Re: Adding OM - How much peat moss can the lawn take? (planning for 2021)

[quote=Adam_M post_id=343632 time=1600111491 user_id=8180] I got a peat moss spreader and it's kind of a game changer for me - takes 1/2 the time and 1/2 the effort to spread the peat moss, and it goes down wonderfully evenly/consistently somewhere around 1/8" thick.[/quote] The compost spreader was...
by northeastlawn
September 13th, 2020, 9:37 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Thoughts on 2020 Summer Sesaon Results
Replies: 20
Views: 575

Re: Thoughts on 2020 Summer Sesaon Results

This year was tough, we missed every large rain event, we have had maybe 4-5 days of 1/2” of natural rain sine May. Add to that the local news reporting we had a record hot summer. I installed a DIY irrigation system and it was the only reason the lawn got through the summer. Last year I almost lost...
by northeastlawn
September 12th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Winter Pre-M
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Winter Pre-M

For the fall, actually some time around august you put down your 1st pre-m app for poa-a. Then around right now you put down a second app for the rest of the fall. Some people might even drop some late October. The spring pre-m is mostly for crab grass The late august / early fall apps are for poa-a...
by northeastlawn
September 10th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How many weeks when it's green again?
Replies: 16
Views: 623

Re: How many weeks when it's green again?

Last summer in an attempt to kill off the poa-a in my KBG lawn, I really stretched our the watering, I felt like I border line killed it. I had high hopes for the fall fertilizer plan, but the truth was that September had temps in the mid 80’s and we never got much rain. Last years lawn never really...
by northeastlawn
September 5th, 2020, 8:03 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall Nitrogen Regimens
Replies: 1169
Views: 70786

Re: Fall Nitrogen Regimens

How does everyone keep them selves from over doing it with the Urea? :-) This is my second week; I carefully measured out the 1lb I needed for about 1,000sf, I then "feed the birds" as my SO says, and once again I found myself going for just a little more to get some spots I missed :-) The problem m...
by northeastlawn
September 4th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Spreader settings
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Spreader settings

I used to have a classic drop spreader that finally died on me, it was a perfect size for my small lawns and best of all, folded up nice and small when I wasn't using it. I am still looking for a used one on Craigs List to replace it. I found that it was really good for dropping BSF (Milo), because ...
by northeastlawn
September 3rd, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fungus or Heat Stress
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: Fungus or Heat Stress

MorpheusPA: Just curious to compare my experience from last year, how long does that take to get back to normal?

Will that get back to normal by the fall, or does it take until next spring before the KBG is back to growing well and spreading?
by northeastlawn
September 2nd, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Correct steps for lawn reno when dealing with triv?
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Correct steps for lawn reno when dealing with triv?

Triv is a real nightmare to deal with. If you do have it aerating and dethatching will just spread it as it spreads by staloons that creep along the ground, every time you cut one it’s now in a new spot. The triv also goes dormant in summer, so even if you spray it with glyphosate it’s not doing any...
by northeastlawn
August 31st, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall Nitrogen Regimens
Replies: 1169
Views: 70786

Re: Fall Nitrogen Regimens

[quote=MorpheusPA post_id=343052 time=1598908399 user_id=112] None, technically. If rainfall is expected within a week, you'll be absolutely fine. If you have an extraordinarily high pH, you might potentially lose some nitrogen to the atmosphere if the urea gets damp from dew. But the amount is unli...
by northeastlawn
August 30th, 2020, 7:16 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Calculating Cost for Aggressive Fall Nitrogen Regimen
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Calculating Cost for Aggressive Fall Nitrogen Regimen

Got my 1st urea app down and watered in Friday night before the storm we never got, but thats another story. :-) But I already notice the lawn perking up today when I cut it. Lawn made it through this summer much better this year than last year, can't wait to see how the weekly Urea apps works when ...
by northeastlawn
August 29th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How to tell if your Prodiamine 65 WDG is still good?
Replies: 1
Views: 141

How to tell if your Prodiamine 65 WDG is still good?

I thought I read somewhere that Prodiamine 65 WDG goes bad and isn't effective after a few years. Is this true?

and if so, is there anyway to tell what year it was made from container?

I have a jug of it I have been using for 3 years, I hate POA-A more than buying another jug :-)
by northeastlawn
August 22nd, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Handy chart for various chemical ratios?
Replies: 14
Views: 476

Re: Handy chart for various chemical ratios?

[quote=bpgreen post_id=342758 time=1597801403 user_id=66] [quote=schreibdave post_id=342748 time=1597763591 user_id=408] If I cant read the fine print on a label I take a picture with my phone and then blow it up. [/quote] I do something similar, but instead of taking a picture, I just aim the camer...
by northeastlawn
August 16th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weed ID......
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Weed ID......

Thanks, thats what I figured but they are right near and area across from a rose of sharon bush in my neighbors yard.