Search found 123 matches

by mobiledynamics
August 3rd, 2020, 9:44 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Post emergent crabgrass killer approved in NY
Replies: 11
Views: 229

Re: Post emergent crabgrass killer approved in NY

I don't look at the big box stores but from memory recalls, WBG CK is not on the shelves ....

Lowes might be different as whomever does their purchasing, they sell all sorts of stuff that is not even -code approved- on their shelves.
by mobiledynamics
August 3rd, 2020, 4:44 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Post emergent crabgrass killer approved in NY
Replies: 11
Views: 229

Re: Post emergent crabgrass killer approved in NY

Got any family or friends a state over...

Alot of my lawn care stuff, if not stuff like perimeter sprays for the -spring warmup- ants, etc I have a friend deliver to me a state over.
by mobiledynamics
July 29th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Alfafa Stink
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: Alfafa Stink

I used to do the same Dchall ....just pull mulch bag, apply around drip line and mulch goes back.
Seems the consensus is the -tea- is more direct, and encourages basal break
by mobiledynamics
July 27th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Alfafa Stink
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: Alfafa Stink

Using the tea on the roses.
by mobiledynamics
July 26th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Soil amendments for sandy soil
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Re: Soil amendments for sandy soil

I was -hoping-that the compost would act as a slight -mulch- ontop of the top of the turn and not-settle- into the sandy soil so quick, for better water retention. Obviously that was not the case.
by mobiledynamics
July 25th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Soil amendments for sandy soil
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Re: Soil amendments for sandy soil

Does compost - OM help ? Have tried that in thinking it would help retain moisture but seems like everything just seems to sink into the sand
by mobiledynamics
July 14th, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Alfafa Stink
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: Alfafa Stink

Ha. Now I know to treat the sludge or even the fermented tea like gasoline. Wear gloves....

I was smelling like a wet horse for a good 2/3 of my day yesterday
by mobiledynamics
July 13th, 2020, 11:44 pm
Forum: Perennials
Topic: Boxwood question (wasn't sure where to post this)
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Boxwood question (wasn't sure where to post this)

Most of my box is either thin cuts in spring for air, and on some it's shearing for shaping.

Taking it back 2' or say, you might have a exposed dead center for 12-18 months IMO
by mobiledynamics
July 13th, 2020, 11:09 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Alfafa Stink
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Alfafa Stink

OT.....been brewing up Alfalfa tea for the shrubs. I knew it had a -smell- in liquid form but OMG, don't get the -tea- on your skin. I just got my hands a smidge wet by scooping it out of the 32G container. The smell does not wash off the hands easily, and it's been a few wash/rinse cycles !
by mobiledynamics
July 13th, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tenacity on Dormant Grass
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Tenacity on Dormant Grass

Hell strip is about 75 dormant with whatever green slowing dormant as the days/weeks go by. The skies have opened up sparingly and we did get some irrigation for what seems to be none for a few weeks... I just wasn't quite sure would it hurt the dormant grass permanently or as I have seen tenacity, ...
by mobiledynamics
July 13th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tenacity on Dormant Grass
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Tenacity on Dormant Grass

The Hellstrip is Dormant....

Ive been handpulling anything I see. Is it okay to spot spray Tenacity if the patch is primarily dormant and I'm just spot spraying stuff I see ?
by mobiledynamics
July 6th, 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Shelf Life
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Shelf Life

OT, but what's the consensus of herbacides, Pre-M, etc. I really ought to check if my stuff has best use dates. I'm the type that does believe when buying things to look at batch code dates, deciphering if batch codes like 020034899 is a batch code date, or if the manuf. uses something cryptic that ...
by mobiledynamics
June 17th, 2020, 9:23 pm
Forum: Flowers & Annuals
Topic: Compost or Mulch for your Shrub Beds
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Compost or Mulch for your Shrub Beds

Before I jinx it, if I get sugar ants in 2021, then I will say it's got to be the wood mulch....on the beds that are on the perimeter of the house. I did lay this a bit thin for this year...just enough to make make the beds look nice and tight and finished. I do use sluggo plus around my leafy shrub...
by mobiledynamics
June 17th, 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Flowers & Annuals
Topic: Compost or Mulch for your Shrub Beds
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Compost or Mulch for your Shrub Beds

For the past few years, I've been tinkering using -compost- as my mulch in various places..... Just finished laying down 7 yards ontop of my compost in my shrub/flowerbeds. All I can say is ahhhh, nothing better than to have some nice deep brown dyed mulched to finish off the shrub beds. I will note...
by mobiledynamics
June 10th, 2020, 10:10 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: KBG Shallow in Year 1
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: KBG Shallow in Year 1

So far, have dragged a hose out for it once only. Mother Nature is taking care of this...it's the hellstrip on the sidewalk.
by mobiledynamics
June 10th, 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: KBG Shallow in Year 1
Replies: 4
Views: 153

KBG Shallow in Year 1

Reseeded a bare spot last fall. Is KBG root development slow in it's 1st growing season. The reseeded spot , seems to pull up easily. Was pretty dense before I did the 1st cutting and subsequent mows. As it got a bit thinner, I decided to check out how well it's in the soil. It seems to pull up -eas...
by mobiledynamics
February 20th, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Shrubs
Topic: Pruning Vs. Shearing
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Pruning Vs. Shearing

I like the privacy hedge sheared nice, tight and square Alot of my other shrubs, I prefer the shaggy look and just prune of the really extra long ones that poke out and give it a thinning from the interior every now and then to let sunlight in. I think this year, just to switch things up, I might go...
by mobiledynamics
February 19th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Dormant Seeding Work for you.
Replies: 24
Views: 787

Re: Dormant Seeding Work for you.

for all you dormant seeders out there what camp do you fall in once dormant seeded - do you check germination once temps are in the right temps - do you do another round of -dormant seeding- just in case seeds got windblown, washed out - do you do another drop of seed once soil is up to temp just fo...
by mobiledynamics
February 18th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: It's Finally the Day I Consider the Beginning of Spring!!
Replies: 13
Views: 638

Re: It's Finally the Day I Consider the Beginning of Spring!!

I got all my Dormant Pruning done. I'm scratching my head here as I look at the bulb beds.....Sure, I see planty of daffodils emerging past the mulch (which is normal). They tend to stop/stall right below the mulch line and then when they know it's getting warmer, out she pokes. However, I'm only se...
by mobiledynamics
February 16th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Flowers & Annuals
Topic: Systemic Application - When
Replies: 1
Views: 498

Systemic Application - When

hedge row of boxwoods got hit with some mites......lotsa leaf damage Just finished up the dormart pruning of the box. A mix of hard shearing removing most of the leaves. Some of them appear to be hit pretty hard as the leaves inside also appear to have mite dame. I also hand pruned-selective pruned,...