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by bpgreen
August 21st, 2020, 12:14 am
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Water habits during Summer heat waves
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: Water habits during Summer heat waves

The controller for my sprinkler system broke. It's been one of the hottest summers I remember. Last measurable precipitation was 6/29. I've hand watered a few spots, but big chunks of my lawn are dormant.

I suspect some of it won't come back. I'll dormant seed blue grama in those spots.
by bpgreen
August 21st, 2020, 12:07 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 213
Views: 6954

Re: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

:banghead: Today, yesterday, the day before that & tomorrow will all consist of hand pulling all of the stuff my local extension identified as KY31 tall fescue.. I would never put this curse on my worst enemy. I also raked a few spots where my neighbors dogs politely glyphosated for me. You'll never...
by bpgreen
August 18th, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Handy chart for various chemical ratios?
Replies: 14
Views: 136

Re: Handy chart for various chemical ratios?

schreibdave wrote:
August 18th, 2020, 11:13 am
If I cant read the fine print on a label I take a picture with my phone and then blow it up.
I do something similar, but instead of taking a picture, I just aim the camera and blow it up.
by bpgreen
August 18th, 2020, 1:07 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weed ID please
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Weed ID please

Oh Lord - I know it and you're not going to like the ID or the work that puppy is going to take... That's Japanese Stiltgrass, and eradicating it permanently takes two years, and a combination of Pre-M and a pretty expensive herbicide. You need to have a Pre-M that is in-force around Memorial Day, ...
by bpgreen
August 15th, 2020, 12:21 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: I've killed my lawn
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: I've killed my lawn

If you lived in the west, I could advise you on native grasses, but I'm not familiar with grasses that are native to Connecticut. As turf tires said, k31 is pretty resilient. It's tough to kill, but it does die, and it's a bunch grass, so when it dies, you'll need to seed those areas. And it's not t...
by bpgreen
August 13th, 2020, 12:05 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How is everyone making out with disease this year?
Replies: 21
Views: 391

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

I'm ok. But two families in my neighborhood got hit and a cousin (with diabetes) died.

Oh wait. Wrong disease.

Never mind.
by bpgreen
August 8th, 2020, 12:32 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Sulphur vs pH
Replies: 10
Views: 158

Re: Sulphur vs pH

Are you digging these products in? If so, the sulfur will get eaten by bacteria and combined with water to create sulfurous acid (h2so3).

If not, the sulfur will most likely off gas.
by bpgreen
August 8th, 2020, 12:24 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 213
Views: 6954

Re: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

There controller for my sprinkler system doesn't seem to be working. In think I'm going to finally give up and only try to keep the native grasses alive. I spot watered because I dormant seeded some blue grama and I'm not sure if it will survive. Si ni used the hose and poured water on areas that ne...
by bpgreen
August 5th, 2020, 12:01 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Green Grass in Summer without Spray Painting It
Replies: 13
Views: 333

Re: Green Grass in Summer without Spray Painting It

As an aside, if you go with your current plan, I think my first comment is incorrect. You'll need to overseed every year.
by bpgreen
August 4th, 2020, 11:54 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Green Grass in Summer without Spray Painting It
Replies: 13
Views: 333

Re: Green Grass in Summer without Spray Painting It

Thank you for your post, morph. I was trying to come up with something similar, but I thought my responses were too unfriendly. TTTF can actually require more water than kbg in certain circumstances. It'll grow longer roots with the right soil conditions, and will stay green longer. But when TTTF fi...
by bpgreen
August 3rd, 2020, 1:53 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Green Grass in Summer without Spray Painting It
Replies: 13
Views: 333

Re: Green Grass in Summer without Spray Painting It

I would suggest getting a logan labs soil test rather than the Penn state one. The folks here can help you far more than the Penn state folks, but the only soil tests they interpret are from Logan labs. I think you've misunderstood some of the posts. When kbg goes dormant, it goes dormant. If you do...
by bpgreen
August 1st, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Green Grass in Summer without Spray Painting It
Replies: 13
Views: 333

Re: Green Grass in Summer without Spray Painting It

It's possible that your grass isn't dead, but dormant. I haven't seen much about HBG recently, but from what I remember, people who tried ut weren't all that happy with it. I've never had a lawn with just TTTF, but I don't think you need to overseed every year. You'll likely need to do si periodical...
by bpgreen
July 31st, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Shady 7a (Utah) - KBG shade tolerant blend or just give in and use fescue?
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Shady 7a (Utah) - KBG shade tolerant blend or just give in and use fescue?

I get my blue gamma seeds from southwest seed in Colorado. They list the seeds they sell, but I think you may need to call to get a price. You definitely need to call to place an order. They can also recommend the best cultivar for this area. I think it'll either be Hachita or Alma. I don't remember...
by bpgreen
July 31st, 2020, 1:46 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Shady 7a (Utah) - KBG shade tolerant blend or just give in and use fescue?
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Shady 7a (Utah) - KBG shade tolerant blend or just give in and use fescue?

It doesn't necessarily need to cost a lot. Sandy! It's named that for a reason. We're only about 30 miles away from each other, but our soils are very different. Utah seems to have two extremes and nothing in between. My soil is heavy clay. Yours is likely mostly sand. I've managed to bring my organ...
by bpgreen
July 31st, 2020, 1:07 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: bpgreen soil test 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 603

Re: bpgreen soil test 2020

Sounds like it's not going to help much in the long run, whichever acid it creates. I've seen that since it only keeps the yellow out for a few years. I'll probably bury the sulfur a few more times, but not buy more. I think the explanation I saw for sulfurous vs sulfuric acid was h 2 o + s + o 2 = ...
by bpgreen
July 30th, 2020, 1:56 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Bonehead move
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Bonehead move

BTDTGTTS
by bpgreen
July 30th, 2020, 1:45 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: bpgreen soil test 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 603

Re: bpgreen soil test 2020

I've been rereading this and came up with a rather geeky question. You said that sulfur goes through a reaction where it converts to sulfuric acid. I thought it converted to sulfurous acid. It's not a big deal (a difference of one oxygen molecule), just a curiosity. Maybe the conversion is different...
by bpgreen
July 29th, 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Shady 7a (Utah) - KBG shade tolerant blend or just give in and use fescue?
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Shady 7a (Utah) - KBG shade tolerant blend or just give in and use fescue?

My back yard is shaded and the kbg does well there. I think it's because even though it's shaded, the sun it does get is somewhat concentrated due to the air being thinner at this elevation. But I get more than 3 hours of sun, so my shade isn't as bad as yours. Is your irrigation secondary water? Fi...
by bpgreen
July 28th, 2020, 11:16 pm
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

I got about an inch and a half of rain in June, and .18 inch yesterday but I finally decided to turn on my sprinkler system.

And discovered that the controller no longer works.

So I spot watered a few spots that were doing worse.
by bpgreen
July 25th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Mouse/vole infestation
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Mouse/vole infestation

I just remembered that I forgot to spray the repels all a seciond time. I'll have to get busy with that. In addition to the spray and poison, I also bought some splat powered things on stakes that make a noise that spreads underground and makes life miserable for them. I haven't seen one in a long t...