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by Casutherland
July 14th, 2017, 12:57 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Kelp Help / Soil Conditioner Question For Small Lawn
Replies: 50
Views: 3098

Re: Kelp Help / Soil Conditioner Question For Small Lawn

It's really very variable, but weeks as opposed to months, assuming you apply every 2 weeks or so. I regularly use 4 oz per thousand, actually and...er...well, somewhat higher than that at times... Hey Morph, when you get time, can you possibly create an updated version of the BLSC and BLKH. From w...
by Casutherland
July 13th, 2017, 4:24 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Japanese Maple - Possible insect damage?
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Japanese Maple - Possible insect damage?

I take it that it's probably been pretty hot in your area for awhile now? Assuming the JM is getting adequate water...is it mulched deep enough to retain moisture? Had a quick conversation in passing with one of the folks at our local nursery about it...first thought was something drought stress re...
by Casutherland
July 11th, 2017, 4:52 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Kelp Help / Soil Conditioner Question For Small Lawn
Replies: 50
Views: 3098

Re: Kelp Help / Soil Conditioner Question For Small Lawn

You won't notice much lawn quality difference, per se, quickly with just the SLS--although the lawn should accept and hold more water over time. Morph, Can you "ish" a time period where you should start seeing the soil be more accepting to water? Like a application every two weeks and you should se...
by Casutherland
July 11th, 2017, 1:39 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Need Recommendations on New Homeowner Lawn Equipment
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: Need Recommendations on New Homeowner Lawn Equipment

I don't know if you're limiting the equipment to power equipment selections, but a backpack sprayer is pretty standard homeowner equipment I already have that. I am just looking for what was mentioned above. I did a little reading and know that you recommend the Honda HRX217 mower, but I think that...
by Casutherland
July 10th, 2017, 2:35 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Bifen XTS on Cool Season Lawn
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Bifen XTS on Cool Season Lawn

g-man wrote:
July 7th, 2017, 10:49 pm
Manual = product label
Yes. I do not see anything specific to tall fescue/kbg turf. My guess is that I should not apply this above 80 degrees, and preferably in the morning or late evening.
by Casutherland
July 10th, 2017, 2:33 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Need Recommendations on New Homeowner Lawn Equipment
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Need Recommendations on New Homeowner Lawn Equipment

So as some of you may or may not know, I recently ran a small landscaping business on the side to my normal day job in healthcare. I have received a few promotions, and have decided that this will be my last year running that business. Therefore, I plan on selling all of my equipment to get more "ho...
by Casutherland
July 6th, 2017, 9:19 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Bifen XTS on Cool Season Lawn
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Bifen XTS on Cool Season Lawn

Hey guys, Recently I have noticed an increases of bugs around the lawn. We have had quite a bit of rainfall, and many have begun to surface. I purchased some Bifen XTS on sale a few months ago, so have quite a bit on hand. I know that this is an oil based insecticide, so I was wondering if this is s...
by Casutherland
June 23rd, 2017, 8:05 pm
Forum: Flowers & Annuals
Topic: Sunpatien Question
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Sunpatien Question

MorpheusPA wrote:
June 23rd, 2017, 2:49 pm
That's normal. You can certainly deadhead if you like, but they'll deadhead themselves if you don't.
Thanks Morph, just wanted to double check!
by Casutherland
June 23rd, 2017, 12:37 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Japanese Maple - Possible insect damage?
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Japanese Maple - Possible insect damage?

Hey guys, can anyone help identify what may be going on with my Japanese Maple? Is this normal to see leaves curling up like that? I'm not sure if this is insect damage or some sort of disease? Couple it possibly be heat related??


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by Casutherland
June 23rd, 2017, 12:35 pm
Forum: Flowers & Annuals
Topic: Sunpatien Question
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Sunpatien Question

It appears that my sunpatiens may be having some sort of issue going on. Can someone help identify what the problem may be? Or is this the normally way that they start fading and falling off? https://s1.postimg.cc/4q7jma963/IMG_1402.jpg https://s1.postimg.cc/3p7ax5s6j/IMG_1403.jpg https://s1.postimg...
by Casutherland
June 23rd, 2017, 12:33 pm
Forum: Shrubs
Topic: Gardenia bush struggling - need help
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: Gardenia bush struggling - need help

Look like it's starting to do better now after that iron sulfate. When do these bushes normally stop blooming? I have seen no new blooms on the bush.


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by Casutherland
June 21st, 2017, 10:02 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2017: What did you do on your lawn today?
Replies: 1435
Views: 35032

Re: 2017: What did you do on your lawn today?

Applied Propiconazole and 2 bags of milo before the rain tomorrow.
by Casutherland
June 18th, 2017, 10:35 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Needing above ground sprinkler advice
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: Needing above ground sprinkler advice

No I do not plan on leaving the hoses in the yard. I just don't prefer waking up at 5 am to water. In the past I have a single zone timer and would have to go move the hose every little bit. With this new system, I plan on setting the hoses out the night before I water, and collect each hose prior t...
by Casutherland
June 18th, 2017, 9:23 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Needing above ground sprinkler advice
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: Needing above ground sprinkler advice

May try the impact sprinklers and see if they work. I have trouble getting those to do what I want. I sort of like the oscillating sprinklers..thoughts?
by Casutherland
June 18th, 2017, 9:16 am
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Needing above ground sprinkler advice
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: Needing above ground sprinkler advice

What? watered in unison? Like all areas at once? That might not be possible with hoses. You need to have enough pressure and gpm that the hoses bib can't provide. What's hard with this areas? Im not sure why you are struggling. Any one of this style should work. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0017QDHYM...
by Casutherland
June 17th, 2017, 8:15 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Needing above ground sprinkler advice
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Needing above ground sprinkler advice

Hey guys, I have some areas in my back yard that I am struggling getting watered in unison with the remainder of the back yard. I just picked up a 4 hose water timer. Can you guys provide any equipment advice for the three areas pictures below. The two areas next to the deck are the hardest to get t...
by Casutherland
June 15th, 2017, 3:27 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is my soil really that bad or is it me?
Replies: 28
Views: 938

Re: Is my soil really that bad or is it me?

I just feel like after 3 months of being "by the books" I should be seeing some kind of results. What is "by the books" in your opinion and who wrote the book? From reading your post: 1) hand water in the evening (promotes fungus) 2) hand water until there was runnoff (why so much?) 3) Looking at a...
by Casutherland
June 14th, 2017, 7:05 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is my soil really that bad or is it me?
Replies: 28
Views: 938

Re: Is my soil really that bad or is it me?

As Andy corroborated, your soil is NOT the problem - I would love to trade you! I see a little disease, some summer stress, and floppy turf. Your post and question from April: I was out in the yard yesterday, and based on observation and a little advice from a few local companies. I believe the iss...
by Casutherland
June 13th, 2017, 11:42 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is my soil really that bad or is it me?
Replies: 28
Views: 938

Re: Is my soil really that bad or is it me?

How much of summer dormancy and stress just par for the course for cool season grasses at this latitude? Can any transition zone peeps chime in? Casutherland, let me know if that manual aerator helps for you, as i'd be interested in this as well. Yes sir, I'll will definitely post results. My plan ...
by Casutherland
June 13th, 2017, 11:40 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is my soil really that bad or is it me?
Replies: 28
Views: 938

Re: Is my soil really that bad or is it me?

So are you thinking that the issue is that you're not getting enough water into the soil? Have you done the screwdriver test? How much thatch do you have? No, I think that the water I'm putting down is having multiple effects, depending on the rate at which it is applied. When hand watering, the so...