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by northeastlawn
July 19th, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Slice seeding prep
Replies: 15
Views: 416

Re: Slice seeding prep

If your over-seeding or doing a reno, now is the time to plan your watering. You need to water it 3-4 times a day, so you should either have irrigation, or plan on some type of battery powered hose end timer. So if your truly watering by hand, you have to realize thats difficult to do. Also don't di...
by northeastlawn
July 19th, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Slice seeding prep
Replies: 15
Views: 416

Re: Slice seeding prep

Just be aware, a lot of landscapers are using the same equipment we can rent ourselves. Thats probably why so many of us end up doing it ourselves. I wouldn't be scared off by the machine if its the right model, there are plenty of Youtube videos that give you an idea of how to use it. If you watch ...
by northeastlawn
July 18th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Slice seeding prep
Replies: 15
Views: 416

Re: Slice seeding prep

A lot of people on here aren't crazy about disturbing the lawn before you reno or over-seed. If you have POA-Annua or POA-Triv problems you could be bringing the weed seeds to the surface and giving them a head start. So your not going to get a lot suggestions to disturb the soil twice. Instead of t...
by northeastlawn
July 14th, 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weather radar anxiety
Replies: 23
Views: 584

Re: Weather radar anxiety

I have a patch of disease popping up and the lawn looked like it needed water, so I set the timer to water this morning. I wake up check the phone, and weather underground was predicting 0.75". I cursed myself for not checking the weather and watering the night before a day that was going to be so m...
by northeastlawn
July 13th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weather radar anxiety
Replies: 23
Views: 584

Re: Weather radar anxiety

I saw that, Im not sure how closely they are holding that. Two guys who I told about BSF at work split a pallet two days after I told them about it. They had been feeding their 10k++ lawns with Milo at $20 a bag. What they did was bring two trucks up and buy a pallet's worth. I can fit about 25 bags...
by northeastlawn
July 13th, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Poor man's irrigation system?
Replies: 34
Views: 1233

Re: Poor man's irrigation system?

I don’t think I ever thanked you, but this spring during the COVID lock down I installed 1’ poly pipe and fed it with my hose bib. The poly pipe was buried in my mulch bed and under my patio pavers, it waters 1,500sf. One zone runs 4 heads, the other 3 heads. It takes me 2hrs to put down 1/2“. The l...
by northeastlawn
July 13th, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tenacity on Dormant Grass
Replies: 2
Views: 149

I kind of had to decide this a few weeks ago.... Is the he’ll strip in the shade, or direct sun? If in the full sun, the poA-a will probably be the first to show signs of heat stress, then you can just pull it. Are you planning on reseeding the area in the fall? Not sure if the tenacity might stick ...
by northeastlawn
July 13th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weather radar anxiety
Replies: 23
Views: 584

Re: Weather radar anxiety

Not a drop of rain in S.E. Mass since early May. I debated skipping my last two BSF apps end of June and beginning of July, but with no real rainfall and humid 80deg weather, it was probably for the best. I also skipped on applying tenacity on the POA-A, that was probably also the right call. Ill ju...
by northeastlawn
July 12th, 2020, 9:27 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?

They do mention CEASE, the smallest size they sell it by is by the gallon, that might work next year, but I wouldn’t want to buy a gallon for Aug/Sept.

I’m going to check a few local stores or just stretch the last bottle as long as I can.
by northeastlawn
July 12th, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Serenade not longer sold if Quarts, Alternatives?
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Serenade not longer sold if Quarts, Alternatives?

Im down to one bottle of Serrenade and started hunting around for one, I found this on the 7 Spring Farms website.... *Serenade Quarts have been discontinued by the manufacturer. Please consider CEASE as an alternative." Since this stuff is alive, and I only have about 2k to spray, I will never use ...
by northeastlawn
July 6th, 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Does POA-Annua also germinate in the spring?
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Does POA-Annua also germinate in the spring?

That actually makes sense as in previous years, I was pulling huge clumps of POA-A out of the problem areas. Last summer I really stretched the watering and toasted my KBG, but the POA-A really got hit hard, but I noticed as soon as September came around the POA-A started coming back from dead looki...
by northeastlawn
July 6th, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Does POA-Annua also germinate in the spring?
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Does POA-Annua also germinate in the spring?

I am having an odd year this year in my KBG lawn. Last year I put a Promadime pre-m down in August and late Sept. I also put down a pre-m for crab grass in April. In spring I got tons of KBG seedheads. More than I ever have, it made it hard to really spot the POA-Annua, but pulled a ton of it out wh...
by northeastlawn
June 22nd, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Anyone still dropping Milo?
Replies: 19
Views: 920

Re: Anyone still dropping Milo?

Thanks for all the replies and bringing me to my senses, I will hold off on the BSF (Milo) until late August when it’s time to wake things up. The icing on the cake is that I noticed what I thought were KBG seed heads browning was actually my old friend Poa-Annua. I thought I pulled most of it this ...
by northeastlawn
June 21st, 2020, 9:26 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Anyone still dropping Milo?
Replies: 19
Views: 920

Anyone still dropping Milo?

My lawn looks Ok despite the high temps and lack of rain. My irrigation seems to be doing its job, but right about this time I start doubting my fertilizer plan. I usually I drop BSF (Milo) at 1/2 bag rate very two weeks from May 1st to July 1st, on the last app in July I'll add SOP so i get 3 SOP a...
by northeastlawn
June 19th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How often are you applying Serenade?
Replies: 6
Views: 224

How often are you applying Serenade?

Im just curious how often everyone is applying their Serenade when using it as a preventive measure? For my KBG lawn; I usually start with 2oz/1K in May every other week and bump it up to 4oz/1k in June. I usually cut the lawn the night before I water, then apply Serenade the next day when its dried...
by northeastlawn
June 18th, 2020, 11:31 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Extremely dry weather - irrigation plan
Replies: 25
Views: 720

Re: Extremely dry weather - irrigation plan

I had a little accidental dormancy practice last year with my KBG lawn. I had a bad POA Annua problem, and the POA-A seemed to make it through the summers and tenacity. So last year I had the bright idea on my 2 year old lawn to stretch the watering to 1” once a week because I assumed the KBG would ...
by northeastlawn
June 18th, 2020, 10:01 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weed B Gone CCO killed my grass?
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Weed B Gone CCO killed my grass?

I realize WBG CCO has instructions for using it with a hose end sprayer, but no matter how safe a product seems, I would never spray an herbicide with the equivalent of a fire hose. People unsure of how to apply herbicides should go about it carefully and almost be scared to get it wrong. Using a ho...
by northeastlawn
June 17th, 2020, 10:06 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Irrigation after Serenade?
Replies: 10
Views: 266

Re: Irrigation after Serenade?

[quote=schreibdave post_id=341121 time=1592440934 user_id=408] Thanks. I will water tonight and try to spray in the morning. We are having a historic dry spell here and my irrigation system is going every night.[/quote] Is there a reason your watering so much? Usually the best practice is deep and I...
by northeastlawn
June 15th, 2020, 8:50 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: KBG Seed Stalks turning brown.....
Replies: 2
Views: 177

KBG Seed Stalks turning brown.....

I got a lot of KBG Seed stalks this year. I decided I didn't want to cut below 2" to remove them with summer heat coming soon, and now I noticed they are turning brown and dying off. I'm just not sure if its fungus causing them to go brown or just what the KBG does to transition to regular growth? I...
by northeastlawn
June 12th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: For those who irrigate using a Faucet, Hose, & Timer...
Replies: 8
Views: 1730

Re: For those who irrigate using a Faucet, Hose, & Timer...

I totally agree that it’s not a decision between a professionally installed system and dragging house. I used to have rubber hose run along my mulch bed and then I would connect a few Gardena sprinklers. The whole system worked OK and was run from a battery powered hose end timer. This year I got si...