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by deboy922
September 25th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is fall happening or not??
Replies: 27
Views: 1207

Re: Is fall happening or not??

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by deboy922
September 6th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Downspout drain under sidewalk
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: Downspout drain under sidewalk

About 3 years ago in the spring when the ground was soft, I used a sledgehammer to dive 3" schedule 40 pvc (not perforated) under my sidewalk to connect to a downspout. It was work; but it has performed well; and the sidewalk has not cracked. I cut the end of the pvc to make a point. I drove the pvc...
by deboy922
September 4th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Trees
Topic: Leaves falling from healthy trees
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Re: Leaves falling from healthy trees

Mowed last night and chopped some leaves under the crabapples, fruit trees, and ash. Might have some lows in the upper 40's this week.
by deboy922
August 26th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Planning for Fall
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Planning for Fall

MAP went down yesterday at 2#/K and planning another 2#/K around 9/25. I will start on the urea soon...probably will not get 1#/K per week as I will need to apply before predicted rainfall as I do not have irrigation. Any advice on when to spray Trimec? I was leaning towards 9/15 and again on 10/1. ...
by deboy922
August 23rd, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: SuperU 46-0-0 Fertilizer
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: SuperU 46-0-0 Fertilizer

Thank you for your informative reply...much appreciated!
by deboy922
August 23rd, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: SuperU 46-0-0 Fertilizer
Replies: 6
Views: 382

SuperU 46-0-0 Fertilizer

Anyone have any experience or opinions about SuperU for a nitrogen source? My local COOP is really pushing this instead of plain urea, since I do not have irrigation and rely on rain to water-in the nitrogen. SuperU is 46-0-0 and suppose to be less volatile, less prone to leach, and not slow-release...
by deboy922
August 22nd, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Planning for Fall
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Planning for Fall

HoosierLawnGnome wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 12:20 pm
Just a few cups will be fine. It should dissolve easily.
Thanks!
by deboy922
August 22nd, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 391
Views: 12252

Re: 2019: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

@HoosierLawnGnome - How much DAP did you apply? Will you apply any more this fall? Thanks. I have 2 kids in school and a school teacher wife, so lots of change around the house heading into fall. I put out about 100 lbs. Less than 2 lbs per K. Yeah I'll put more out until Octoberish. It has slow re...
by deboy922
August 21st, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Planning for Fall
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Planning for Fall

Thank you for the replies @HoosierLawnGnome. Yes, the rain this week is a blessing. We have had right at 2.0" since 6/20...with about 1.0" coming in the last 2 weeks. Turf is woozy, while the crabgrass & dandelions sprung to life. In regards to mixing urea with the Trimec, how much urea do you use? ...
by deboy922
August 20th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Planning for Fall
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Planning for Fall

I mowed on 7/15...lawn went dormant (hot & dry)...and I did not mow again until 8/13. I may need to mow next on 8/24 and will stay at 4.0". I will probably start moving down HOC after Labor Day. I am thinking about putting down 2 lb/K of 11-52-0 MAP on Labor Day weekend. After waiting about 2 weeks ...
by deboy922
August 2nd, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: NEed Help with Weed ID and Treatment
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: NEed Help with Weed ID and Treatment

Smartweed is one of the easier weeds to hand pull. I only have smartweed in my flower beds and not in the lawn, but I have eradicated it with a few pulling sessions.
by deboy922
July 31st, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Goodbye, July!!
Replies: 13
Views: 542

Re: Goodbye, July!!

I live a little north of HoosierLawnGnome , and as he said, July was hot and dry, following a cool and wet June. So without irrigation, July was very hard on my lawn. The grass went dormant and a little crunchy in some spots while the dandelions, clover, and plantain keep on growing. Temps have cool...
by deboy922
July 24th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Planning for Fall
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Planning for Fall

I am doing some planning for fall lawn care. I have about 75,000 sq ft of lawn. Here is the link to my soil test interpretation: https://aroundtheyard.com/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=25161 My fall plan if budget allows: - 2 lbs/K of phosphorous in 289 lbs of 11-52-0 MAP - 2 lbs/K of nitrogen in 258...
by deboy922
July 19th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Shrubs
Topic: Flowering Shrub ID, Please...
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: Flowering Shrub ID, Please...

HoosierLawnGnome wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 10:48 am
That is a huge butterfly bush. Popular around here.
I initially thought butterfly bush also...but the one in the pic is so big. I have tried a couple of butterfly bushes, but they did not always make it through the winter.
by deboy922
July 19th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Trees
Topic: Leaves falling from healthy trees
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Re: Leaves falling from healthy trees

I noticed Hickory nuts starting to fall, even though they were tiny at the time. Now they're getting larger, and still dropping.
Just noticed some fallen hickory nuts around here last night. Not seeing many fallen leaves...we will see if a weekend with near 100-degree temps changes things.
by deboy922
July 18th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: deboy922's Soil Test Results 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: deboy922's Soil Test Results 2019

@andy1017 - If I use 11-52-0 (MAP) to improve my phosphorous levels, what amount/timing would you recommend? My potassium is good, but do I still need to add some for maintenance? Would " Pelleted Hi-Cal Lime" help my calcium deficiency without further increasing my already high magnesium, or do I d...
by deboy922
July 16th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Summer Dormancy: What's Your Situation?
Replies: 26
Views: 868

Re: Summer Dormancy: What's Your Situation?

With no irrigation on 2 acres, lawn looks good for 7/16...still mowing weekly at 4". But it is hot and dry here...lawn could really use a drink. If no rain in the next week, lawn will go dormant and brown up.
by deboy922
July 16th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Japanese Beetle Traps
Replies: 19
Views: 322

Re: Japanese Beetle Traps

deboy922, I already addressed that sentiment above when Smolenski7 shared a similar excerpt. Moral of the story: don't do something stupid like hanging a pheromone trap in a susceptible plant. There's a reason that they sell shepherd's hooks for these things; you want to hang them out in the open, ...
by deboy922
July 16th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Japanese Beetle Traps
Replies: 19
Views: 322

Re: Japanese Beetle Traps

Still trapping 1+ bags daily. Minimal damage on plants and trees (much less than past years). Putting a reminder on my calendar to get traps out next year in late June instead of July 8th this year. Read an article from Purdue University on Japanese Beetles. Found it interesting that they do not rec...
by deboy922
July 12th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Rabbit Den in Yard
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Rabbit Den in Yard

If you have dogs and/or cats, keep them away. We have rabbits around most of the time, if they are nesting on your property, it must be hospitable. You could fertilize your lawn with alfalfa pellets...they would love that :-)