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by northeastlawn
August 16th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weed ID......
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Weed ID......

Lawn has gotten really thin and I have all kind of random weeds popping up. I realize its still hot for doing herbicides for weeds, but this stuff is popping up in a bunch of spots along with random clover.... [url=https://postimg.cc/tZ27zf8y][img]https://i.postimg.cc/tZ27zf8y/IMG-1536.jpg[/img][/url]
by northeastlawn
August 14th, 2020, 10:31 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How is everyone making out with disease this year?
Replies: 21
Views: 547

Re: How is everyone making out with disease this year?

[quote=nclawnguy post_id=342642 time=1597451743 user_id=973] Very wet spring and summer, rains almost every day. I treat my front and side yard (12,000 sqft), 95% disease free, doing good. Back yard (20,000 sqft) untreated has disease, probably 70% disease free. Constant rain and with hot North Caro...
by northeastlawn
August 14th, 2020, 10:26 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: I've killed my lawn
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: I've killed my lawn

Most people don’t seem to realize lawns need water. There are some people who don’t water at all, but they also seem to live with the dormancy that comes from it. Some grass like kbg, if it’s mature enough can go dormant, but even then, do not expect a kbg lawn to just go back to its prime June appe...
by northeastlawn
August 14th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How is everyone making out with disease this year?
Replies: 21
Views: 547

Re: How is everyone making out with disease this year?

I ended up dropping Disease-ex two days ago. The lawn seems like it bounced back a little already from that app or the cooler night we had. The grass percked right up. Ironically i noticed the poa-a patches kind of bounced back also. All kind of poa-a seed heads popping up in the middle of august. T...
by northeastlawn
August 13th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How is everyone making out with disease this year?
Replies: 21
Views: 547

Re: How is everyone making out with disease this year?

fun4me2...

Sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. I live in mass and read about veterans deaths in that facility, it hits home when you start realizing these stories aren't just numbers and there are real people behind the news stories.
by northeastlawn
August 13th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Overseeding area impacted by fungus
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Overseeding area impacted by fungus

Just remember that the frequent watering during germination won't help with the fungus. I guess thats the trade off and the problems of a northern mix. With KBG the dead spots fill in, in a mix the frequent watering might cause more disease. Since your betting the lawn won't come back anyway, the fr...
by northeastlawn
August 13th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 46-0-0 Urea
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: 46-0-0 Urea

Another option is to mix it with Milo or BSF. I used to mix about 5lbs of Milo with a 1lb of Urea for 1,000sf. I realize you should not mix an organic fertilizer with a synthetic one when you spoon feed, but this makes it easier to spread and the 5lbs of milo is really a tiny amount. I kind of gave ...
by northeastlawn
August 11th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How is everyone making out with disease this year?
Replies: 21
Views: 547

How is everyone making out with disease this year?

I had preatty good luck with the Serenade this year. Other than a bunch of dying POA-A the lawn made it all the way to this week before I discovered some disease, but we haven't had any rain since May, and the last two weeks were in the 90's and humid. I had to water more than I liked and the rust j...
by northeastlawn
August 8th, 2020, 8:41 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: August: The Transition Month
Replies: 9
Views: 833

Re: August: The Transition Month

I think I finally got a little rust after last few weeks humid weather. The lawn looks tired and like it needs more than just water. Misc weeds are creeping up every where. I was looking forward to putting some BSF down, we haven't had any meaningful rainfall since May. Every large rain event dodged...
by northeastlawn
August 6th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Anyone still dropping Milo?
Replies: 19
Views: 920

Re: Anyone still dropping Milo?

Sorry to hear that; can't help with the brown patch, but before you jump to any conclusions I would wait for some replies and take a look at the annual fall fertilization posting that goes up every fall. To summarize grass does shed leaves and sends out new shoots in the Fall. In the last two weeks ...
by northeastlawn
August 4th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Can you apply both Prodiamine and Dimension during the same season?
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Can you apply both Prodiamine and Dimension during the same season?

Ill probably do that next year; Dithiopyr first in the spring, then Prodiamine. I defiantly feel like for most of spring the POA-A was held at bay and I could see KBG spreading into bare spots. Then sometime around May/June the POA-A germinated and filling in. This is after a summer I barely watered...
by northeastlawn
August 2nd, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Can you apply both Prodiamine and Dimension during the same season?
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Can you apply both Prodiamine and Dimension during the same season?

I have usually always applied Prodiamine as my pre-m. My lawn is pretty long this year and I feel as some of my poa-a problems may be the Prodiamine I spray is not making it to the soil surface even though I water it in. I defiantly feel that the Prodiamine wore off and I got new poa-a coming up lat...
by northeastlawn
July 28th, 2020, 10:07 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Let it go dormant?
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Let it go dormant?

One thing to consider is that the lawn just doesn’t wake up and hit mid June level in the fall. I pushed the limits of watering last year, and it wasn’t until mid June that the lawn took off again. Every fall is getting hotter and hotter, I saw some kbg come back in September but it was a slow proce...
by northeastlawn
July 26th, 2020, 8:15 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Lawn disaster
Replies: 10
Views: 734

Re: Lawn disaster

Just to be clear peat moss is just to hold in moisture, its not a fertilizer like compost. Some people use it as a top dressing, but leveling your lawn and adding compost is a totally different step and isn't needed if your over-seeding or doing a full reno, although leveling any bad spots is a good...
by northeastlawn
July 26th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Lawn disaster
Replies: 10
Views: 734

Re: Lawn disaster

Mentioning aeration and all those details brings up warning signs, but you seem to be planning on an over-seed or Reno and seem to be considering the steps needed. There doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of great grass to save in there, if you add the fine fescue to the mix, you might be better off wit...
by northeastlawn
July 23rd, 2020, 4:59 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Boulevard battle
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Boulevard battle

That’s really something I never considered. Recently I started using the screw driver test on the hell strips and it wasn’t oreatty. It really explained why many of my heat stressed areas are always the first to go, they had terribly compacted soil. I have been trying to put down BLSC and kelp help ...
by northeastlawn
July 21st, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Slice seeding prep
Replies: 15
Views: 416

Re: Slice seeding prep

Im not sure i have ever seen one of these at a rental shop, but they are called Compost Spreaders.... https://shop.grangecoop.com/products/topdressing-roller---mulch-spreader-69340.html#.Xxcu-S2z1yo I have no idea how that place is, just used the link for the picture. They are kind of hard to find e...
by northeastlawn
July 20th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Serenade not longer sold if Quarts, Alternatives?
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Serenade not longer sold if Quarts, Alternatives?

Just wanted to give a heads up that I was able to find an online source for Serrenade in the quart size..... https://growgen.pro I was able to get two bottles; it came out to ~$50 with shipping, so about $25 per bottle. Site looked a little shady to me at first, and they seemed to be swamped with sh...
by northeastlawn
July 20th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Slice seeding prep
Replies: 15
Views: 416

Re: Slice seeding prep

As far as the peat moss; I have never seen it sold loose in bulk. I believe its a product of Canada and sold in, Sm, Md, Lg, and XL sizes. i always look for the XL 5.5cf bails. They get you the most bang for your buck. I always figure on spreading a 1/4" down, so that would be.... LxWx(0.25/12)=X, w...
by northeastlawn
July 20th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Slice seeding prep
Replies: 15
Views: 416

Re: Slice seeding prep

Actually I have done both; I have always sprayed mixed Tenacity on mine, but when doing a family's reno i don't feel like mixing extra Tenacity at their house so have them use the starter fertilizer with weed control (Mesotrione). Both seemed to work well, just make sure you check the bag and it say...