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by BIGDADDY13
June 19th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Extremely dry weather - irrigation plan
Replies: 25
Views: 731

Re: Extremely dry weather - irrigation plan

Understood. I am on a well too. Were down 600ft and have a ton of water, but still get the surge and lull. Makes it tough. I literally have a homemade system with 3 heads to hit the area that is sandy. Wish it was an easier transition to make it all look great.
by BIGDADDY13
June 19th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Extremely dry weather - irrigation plan
Replies: 25
Views: 731

Re: Extremely dry weather - irrigation plan

I am in the same boat as you. Most of my lawn looks great, except for the one problem area that is full sun all afternoon, and also a really poor sandy soil. I can water it all I want, it never helps. That area is planning on getting a total dig out this fall. I am planning on replacing what is ther...
by BIGDADDY13
June 12th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: For those who irrigate using a Faucet, Hose, & Timer...
Replies: 8
Views: 1955

Re: For those who irrigate using a Faucet, Hose, & Timer...

I have a "3 sprinkler" system on one problem area of my lawn that typically gets torched every summer. Installed it about two years ago and I buried the flex pipe below the ground for aesthetics. It covers the whole area and typically, doesn't need to be run on a program. I go out, turn it on, and t...
by BIGDADDY13
June 11th, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Late Start, But Nice Progress: Andy10917 Photo
Replies: 24
Views: 877

Re: Late Start, But Nice Progress: Andy10917 Photo

Nice work. Love the color..
by BIGDADDY13
June 10th, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Lawn bare spots
Replies: 17
Views: 345

Re: Lawn bare spots

My front yard looked like that a few years ago and I finally figured out if was grubs (did a shovel test to see if grubs were present and they were all over). They were devastating that area and not other areas. I ended up doing a treatment with Sevin (the carabyl one) and the next spring it made a ...
by BIGDADDY13
June 5th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Concerning?
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: Concerning?

I run into this over our leach field for our septic system where the topsoil is relatively shallow. Over the years, it has been a battle through June-August to keep it perfect. This year, it seems to be holding on, but I started to creep the height of cut up a few weeks ago, guessing hot weather was...
by BIGDADDY13
June 3rd, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: New to the forum, but lurked for years!
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: New to the forum, but lurked for years!

Close. Using a backpack sprayer is an all day affair if I were to treat the entire lawn. Actually looking to build a sprayer rig (have the parts to do it, but lack the motivation, lol!!!) Have way to many other projects with my tractors right now. I have an annoying issue with my zero turns electric...
by BIGDADDY13
June 3rd, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tenacity for everything?
Replies: 18
Views: 623

Re: Tenacity for everything?

I am with you. I get real nervous on the tenacity. I am learning to live through poa outbreaks by handling it as a pre-emergent. seems to keep outbreaks in check. Any outbreaks that happen tend to be isolated and "tolerable" I have a few "hot spots" near pasture land that need constant attention.
by BIGDADDY13
June 3rd, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: New to the forum, but lurked for years!
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: New to the forum, but lurked for years!

The original "farm wall" has been there since the 1800's(you find cool stuff when working on them. Arrowheads, horseshoes, wrought iron nails, etc). Farmers used to stack the stone along the edges of the fields when they tilled them. Many have been rebuilt since. I rebuilt it about 6-7 years ago. Th...
by BIGDADDY13
June 2nd, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: New to the forum, but lurked for years!
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: New to the forum, but lurked for years!

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here are the pics of the wall. Takes lots of patience and time to get them solid. Always remember "one over two, two over one". Makes the wall solid!
by BIGDADDY13
June 1st, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: New to the forum, but lurked for years!
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: New to the forum, but lurked for years!

I will take some pics tonight. They are all loose stone erected which is traditional in our area. Always maintaining them...
by BIGDADDY13
May 29th, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: New to the forum, but lurked for years!
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: New to the forum, but lurked for years!

It is not cheap. I have been slowly moving away from the "scotts" program as results were always a crap shoot. Doing more targeted application of weed control and pre emergents every year actually has reduced the cost considerably. I have used milorganite with quite a bit of success, but always rese...
by BIGDADDY13
May 29th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: New to the forum, but lurked for years!
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: New to the forum, but lurked for years!

that pic was taken in early April and things were still greening up. Notice the trees had no leaves at that point. The top pic was last week. Overall, only issue are is right by the stone where our dog does her business. Toughest challenge I always have is that the entire back side of my property bo...
by BIGDADDY13
May 28th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Sharpening my own blades; what tool to use
Replies: 21
Views: 2551

Re: Sharpening my own blades; what tool to use

Angle grinder and a flap disc. So fast and leaves a perfect finish every time. I use an 80 grit and preferably on with a grinding aid for stainless steel. They tend to dissipate heat generated from grinding very effectively.
by BIGDADDY13
May 28th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: KBG going to seed
Replies: 29
Views: 788

Re: KBG going to seed

I have seen some slowing, but still relentless. I think the heat this week might slow its roll a bit.
by BIGDADDY13
May 28th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: New to the forum, but lurked for years!
Replies: 12
Views: 269

New to the forum, but lurked for years!

Decided today was the day I would finally join the forum. Been lurking and stealing good treatment options for years and figured it was time. Located in Northeast Corner of CT. Have a pretty big lawn (almost 40K square ft) and not looking for perfection! https://i.postimg.cc/mcyQPsXR/IMG-5080.jpg ht...