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by ken-n-nancy
September 24th, 2020, 11:53 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: jskierko's Fall 2020 Bewitched Front Renovation
Replies: 51
Views: 2387

Re: jskierko's Fall 2020 Bewitched Front Renovation

Day 42 Pics (first mow with rotary mower) https://i.postimg.cc/zV5Bv8Tk/20200924-142257.jpg Looking great! https://i.postimg.cc/RWwLfcFH/20200924-155417.jpg Aerial shot pointing out thin areas circled in yellow... What do you think is the cause of the thin areas along the property boundaries? Poore...
by ken-n-nancy
September 24th, 2020, 11:51 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation
Replies: 84
Views: 3577

Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Reno - Day 29 Photo Update

Today is Day 29 from seed-down and the time for the next weekly installment of photos. It's agonizing that "sprout and pout" continues. Just like last week, it kind of feels like the growth is just in slow motion. However, there is some progress apparent in the pictures as compared to last week. We ...
by ken-n-nancy
September 24th, 2020, 11:47 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Can excessive Solar uv radiation affect plants?
Replies: 9
Views: 531

Re: Can excessive Solar uv radiation affect plants?

MorpheusPA wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 6:00 pm
After 9,381 days, the quarantine isolation is getting to me. I'm building forts out of the toilet paper and canned peas in the basement. ...
Wondering if MorpheusPA is really 25.7 years old... ;)
by ken-n-nancy
September 24th, 2020, 11:43 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation
Replies: 84
Views: 3577

Re: Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation

gryd wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 8:59 am
Great thread! You guys are truly dedicated to your lawn. Great job!
Pway wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 1:46 pm
KnN, Great job! Thanks for taking the time to document and photograph your steps!
Thanks guys! Now if only "sprout and pout" would come to an end and the grass would start growing where we can see it! ;)
by ken-n-nancy
September 24th, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Sprayer options for large hilly yard
Replies: 9
Views: 748

Re: Sprayer options for large hilly yard

Can the Earthway sprayer be modified with pneumatic tires? Also the handles look flimsy. Does anyone have one that can comment? I've got the same hill problems. Which Earthway sprayer are you asking about? I have the Earthway S25 , which I purchased used from Craigslist, and I am generally happy wi...
by ken-n-nancy
September 23rd, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)
Replies: 33
Views: 1519

Re: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)

DevilDawg81 wrote:
September 23rd, 2020, 7:36 am
I went into the office about a month ago and my heater was still running from March ...
Ouch! That sounds expensive! If it was an electric space heater, I'm surprised it hadn't caught on fire!
by ken-n-nancy
September 21st, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Frost!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Frost!!!

Was the coldest night of the season here in Bedford, NH, too. Our thermometer only went down to 34F (it's in a shaded spot), but the portions of the lawn with a lot of sky exposure had very light frost on the blades of grass, and there was a skim coat of light frost on the car roof and windshield. T...
by ken-n-nancy
September 21st, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall Nitrogen Regimens
Replies: 1169
Views: 71900

Re: Fall Nitrogen Regimens

falcon wrote:
September 21st, 2020, 8:51 am
When I build my new house, I will be putting a well in. Until then, a single 1 inch watering of 40k square feet would use 24,935 gallons of water. My municipal water costs $21.40 per 100 c
Wow, that's nearly 3 cents per gallon - even watering a vegetable garden could get expensive!
by ken-n-nancy
September 19th, 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation
Replies: 84
Views: 3577

Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation - Day 24 - Backing Off Watering

After walking around the renovation area this morning, decided that it's time to start backing off of the "germination watering" which seeks to keep the soil continually moist, and start transitioning the watering to once-a-day watering. Then, once the grass gets to mowing heights, we'll water still...
by ken-n-nancy
September 18th, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Setzer's New Yard 2020 Test
Replies: 11
Views: 504

Re: Setzer's New Yard 2020 Test

Yeah, that soil is definitely not the native soil on a hill / ledge -- somebody put good soil there...
by ken-n-nancy
September 18th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fall Prodiamine after KBG germination
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Fall Prodiamine after KBG germination

That's a good idea to get a fall per-emergent down for a lawn of KBG to reduce the amount of Poa annua and Poa trivialis that can get started in your lawn from seeds that may already be there. As much as there's a lot of knowledgeable people on forums like this one, the first place that you should c...
by ken-n-nancy
September 17th, 2020, 10:50 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: DevilDawg81’s New Lawn - 2020 Version
Replies: 73
Views: 3975

Re: DevilDawg81’s New Lawn - 2020 Version

I should have added I'll be away this weekend...don't know if that's a good thing or bad. For starters, it's good because I don't have to sweat out sprout & pout. The weather is predicted to be really good, so I don't have any concerns about storms. The bad thing is it is nice to be able to go out ...
by ken-n-nancy
September 17th, 2020, 10:48 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation
Replies: 84
Views: 3577

Re: Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation

Looking good, I wouldn't worry about it not filling in right away. Like you said, it will looks great by June of next year. Thanks! We're hoping the sprout and pout ends before long and we'll be able to get a few mows in before winter! We may have a few blades here and there that are starting signi...
by ken-n-nancy
September 17th, 2020, 10:23 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020
Replies: 112
Views: 5486

Re: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020

Glad to hear that you've received the rain needed for germination on such a large area. Renovations without irrigation are quite the challenge.

Can't wait to see pics!
by ken-n-nancy
September 17th, 2020, 10:19 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Scott’s Fall 2020 Renovation
Replies: 18
Views: 861

Re: Scott’s Fall 2020 Renovation

Day 12. Color is starting to darken. ... I killed a mole that was having a field day, using those poison gummy worms. https://i.postimg.cc/94HjkDw6/FA7-B79-D3-54-CB-4493-B63-A-D23-EC0-D3-FEEB.jpg That's looking nice! Well done! Yeah, moles on a renovation are just so evident. I have noticed some mo...
by ken-n-nancy
September 17th, 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation
Replies: 84
Views: 3577

Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation - Reno Progress Photo Sequence

With progress being so slow during "sprout and pout" we put together a 4-photo sequence to help us look at the bright side of things. We were hoping the pics would be encouraging. Alas, the Day 15 and Day 22 pictures look nearly identical. Sigh. Such is "sprout and pout." "Lliac Area" on the morning...
by ken-n-nancy
September 17th, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation
Replies: 84
Views: 3577

Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation - Day 22 Photo Update

Today is Day 22 from seed-down and the time for the next weekly installment of photos. Even though we've done this many times before and know that the pace will pick up in the future, this "sprout and pout" period is very discouraging . It just kind of looks like everything has stopped growing and f...
by ken-n-nancy
September 16th, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: DevilDawg81’s New Lawn - 2020 Version
Replies: 73
Views: 3975

Re: DevilDawg81’s New Lawn - 2020 Version

Glad to hear that it is filling in to the point that it looks good from a distance. Now it's just a matter of time to fill in! w00t! I know exactly what you mean about the reaction when folks learn you killed it off. My next door neighbor said he wished he knew I was going to kill it -- he would hav...
by ken-n-nancy
September 15th, 2020, 9:25 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020
Replies: 112
Views: 5486

Re: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020

My personal approach to Poa trivialis is that any day after it is observed but no action has been taken against it yet is a day of the problem just getting worse. I've never found letting it grow to have any benefits. That said, it's tricky to deal with amongst new seedlings. If I was sure it was Po...
by ken-n-nancy
September 15th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: New Home Owner Renovationn
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: New Home Owner Renovationn

Welcome to the Around The Yard forums! Congratulations also on the new home! It generally sounds like you have a good plan. For the soil test in the spring, if you would like to have recommendations from the gurus here, follow the instructions in the pinned thread for Posting A Soil Test for Interpr...