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by northeastlawn
June 11th, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Swapping out PGP for MP rotators
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Swapping out PGP for MP rotators

I just used MP Rotators in my small back yard system. They seem to work pretty good, but did wish I did a few things different... 1.) If your in-between a MP2000 and full range and a MP3000 at 25%, go for the MP3000 and turn it down, distance ratings always seem to be less 2.) MP1000 looks good on p...
by northeastlawn
June 9th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Can Tenacity kill “good” grass?
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Re: Can Tenacity kill “good” grass?

The rate at which you applied it matters, I sounds like you doubled the rate. It should be 1tsp per 2 gallons you put down the 8oz rate, a lot of people including my self have done this. Tenacity is an advanced chemical that requires careful measurement and application. Consider this.... At the typi...
by northeastlawn
June 7th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: KBG going to seed
Replies: 29
Views: 786

Re: KBG going to seed

[quote=KBGkicksazz post_id=340777 time=1591521559 user_id=8871] I would have dropped the deck to clip off the heads but we have had very little rain for 3.5 weeks with no rain in near term forecast and mid 80s next week. Too risky to lower the HOC right now. It looks terrible. [/quote] I have the op...
by northeastlawn
June 5th, 2020, 10:27 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: KBG going to seed
Replies: 29
Views: 786

Re: KBG going to seed

I caved and mowed one notch lower about 2 1/4"; I probably got 70% of the seed heads, lawn looks so much better. The end of June will be coming fast, I have two make sure I raise the HOC one notch a week at this point. I just gotta force myself to ignore any seed heads hiding lower than the HOC. The...
by northeastlawn
June 3rd, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tenacity for everything?
Replies: 18
Views: 583

Re: Tenacity for everything?

I had some POA Annua on my near perfect front lawn Fine Fescue. I applied at the 4oz/ac rate to a small area; the POA Annua lit up, I waited about 10 days and then spot sprayed 2 oz/ac again. I toasted my FF its looking really bad, Im sure it will come back, if not I still have trill the edges so ca...
by northeastlawn
May 29th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Bad news regarding Bay State Fertilizer
Replies: 13
Views: 1011

Re: Bad news regarding Bay State Fertilizer

Same thing happened last year, they will be restocked before you know it.i have all I need fir this year, I’ll buy next years supply at some point in June.
by northeastlawn
May 29th, 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: KBG Seedheads and Rhizomes...
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: KBG Seedheads and Rhizomes...

Thanks for the reply, that post was a few weeks ago. Seed head production is off the charts, I cut at 2 1/2 and barely saw any clippings in the bag. It’s almost like all the energy is being used to go to seed. I am trying to keep it feed and have been dropping BSF at 1/2 bag rate every other week an...
by northeastlawn
May 29th, 2020, 6:30 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: KBG going to seed
Replies: 29
Views: 786

Re: KBG going to seed

I don’t know, but here in Massachusetts it was nearly opposite of that. We had a preatty normal amount of rain, some warm days earlier than normal, but then a stretch of cooler and wet weather. I finally have irrigation this year, and my watering coverage is very even now. Lastly this is the first s...
by northeastlawn
May 28th, 2020, 10:02 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: KBG going to seed
Replies: 29
Views: 786

Re: KBG going to seed

I cut to 2 1/2" inches today and didnt make a dent in the seed heads. My lawn was cut short at the end of the year, and seemed like it greened up fast, but all the growth I have seen is through stalky seed heads. I see a lot of rhizomes popping up in bare spots, but again no real blades of grass tha...
by northeastlawn
May 27th, 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: How much watering in does fungicide require?
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: How much watering in does fungicide require?

The thing I didn’t like about disease-ex is that there is no guidance about watering it in. I remember reading you needed to do it, but nothing from Scott’s on that.
by northeastlawn
May 26th, 2020, 8:55 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Did anyone else get their first signs of fungus for the year?
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Did anyone else get their first signs of fungus for the year?

Yesterday was memorial day and we had a small cookout, so watered this morning. It was damp and humid when I woke up. Noticed the humidity so dropped my BSF as I had planned, but also sprayed some Serenade. Then tonight when the sun went down noticed I suddenly what looked like rust in a few spots. ...
by northeastlawn
May 24th, 2020, 8:51 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Short grass going to seed...
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Short grass going to seed...

My lawn is also going seed crazy this year. My lawn is Midnight, Blueberry, Bewitched, and prosperity. This will be it's third summer, and I never remember seeing so many seed heads and it being so stalky. Instead of cutting it lower and lower to try and get rid of the seed heads and encourage sprea...
by northeastlawn
May 22nd, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Spot seeding after Pre M
Replies: 9
Views: 212

Re: Spot seeding after Pre M

The thing is Triv grows from stolons, if you leave any part of a stolon in the ground the Trip will be back. That is why people say to dig out the whole area.
by northeastlawn
May 21st, 2020, 9:21 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Spot seeding after Pre M
Replies: 9
Views: 212

Re: Spot seeding after Pre M

If you had triv in those spots, your better off digging those spots out and replacing the soil just to be safe. That would nullify any pre-m you used. I installed a sprinkler this year after I applied my pre-m. I backfilled the sprinkler heads with new soil and reseeded with PR, seeds germinated no ...
by northeastlawn
May 20th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How long does serenade smell bad?
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: How long does serenade smell bad?

I’d say it goes away overnight, I also spray companion, that has a very distinctive smell that last a bit longer.

Then you have milo which is also distinctive, but just smells like spring to me now 😀
by northeastlawn
May 18th, 2020, 8:54 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Reminder: Time to Start Prepping for Summer
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: Reminder: Time to Start Prepping for Summer

[quote=andy10917 post_id=340179 time=1589728023 user_id=100](7) You should be nearing the maximum mowing height for the season shortly.[/quote] What if your KBG is just starting to grow this last week, or its too busy pushing out KBG seed heads and doesn't want to do top growth? :-) I'm a long way o...
by northeastlawn
May 17th, 2020, 7:34 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: POA Triv or something nightmare
Replies: 15
Views: 642

Re: POA Triv or something nightmare

Following this thread had me second guessing all kind of stuff in my lawn, my KBG is recovering from a bad summer, but even the small plants that just greened up are sending out KBG seedheads. The stalky stalks are everywhere and I swear some of it looked purple and like triv after reading this thre...
by northeastlawn
May 15th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: POA Triv or something nightmare
Replies: 15
Views: 642

Re: POA Triv or something nightmare

POA Annua seed heads are tricky. The main POA Annua plant can be the next bunch over, usually there are a few seed heads going off in multiple directions.I seldom pull a POA Seedhead where it goes directly right down to the roots. So those POA Annua seed heads, might not be in that same bunch. Just ...
by northeastlawn
May 15th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: POA Triv or something nightmare
Replies: 15
Views: 642

Re: POA Triv or something nightmare

The seed heads in the last photo indicate POA Annua.

Not sure, but triv will do OK in full sun in the spring, it just cooks faster in the summer. If sun prevented POA Triv it wouldn't be such a big nuisance in everyones lawn.
by northeastlawn
May 12th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Poa Triv Explosion...Comfort me
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: Poa Triv Explosion...Comfort me

well if its a new lawn and your sure its triv, you do have time to kill it with Glysophate now and let the KBG that came in fill it in. This might be blaspheme, but you could also kill off the triv then buy some KBG sod at the big box store and replace the triv sections after it dies. If its a new l...