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  1. backedgeapproaching

    Summer Banter, Observation and General Discussion 2018

    Dead calm for now and nice valley temp drop down to 60F. Looks like it's near or above 70F in the 2k range around here.
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    9th annual Lawn Thread 2018

    I think I mentioned this last year when you did the seeding, but I don't think much if any KBG came in last year. I would have to go back into the thread to see exactly, but that's not what a month old KBG lawn looks like. You had a bunch of wide bladed grass something coming up. KBG at 1 month would be very short and wispy thin and probably some bare patches in the lawn. The color is off too...I think that is mostly grassy weeds or annual grasses unfortunately. If there was any bluegrass, the weeds dominated and shaded it out and took up most soil/root space...weeds need alot less water than bluegrass to establish, that's for sure. This is a 1 month old bluegrass lawn...now, all yards and soils are different, but it should look something like this i would think. I wouldn't try another lawn unless you can figure out a water solution also honestly.
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    Summer Banter, Observation and General Discussion 2018

    New set of clubs AND a new Davis for father's day? What's Christmas like ? I need to let my wife know to step up her game.
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    9th annual Lawn Thread 2018

    Not sure exactly what those are, don't look like the normal lawn weeds im used to. They look easy to pull though or easy to kill with a broadleaf weed killer.
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    9th annual Lawn Thread 2018

    Kentucky Bluegrass is usually the last to week up in the spring out of the cool season grass cultivars. Its also normally the darkest and shortest growing. But, you should probably be seeing more than .5" by now I would think. I dont know, you have like a moon scape up there or something, nothing really wants to grow and flourish.
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    NNE Winter Thread

    Not cooling off at all at 9pm...still near 80F and upstairs of house actually pretty toasty.
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    9th annual Lawn Thread 2018

    Hairy bittercress I'm pretty sure, its defintley a fall/winter annual weed like you said.
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    9th annual Lawn Thread 2018

    Pics? Could be a fall germinator that got through your fall weed barrier or germinated before your drop. Hard to say without knowing what it is.
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    NNE Winter Thread

    The monthly temp range is definitely smaller than most regions and in that 60-80F sweet spot year round most enjoy, but its not like your at the beach Nov-Feb, its pretty chilly unless you get some strong Santa Ana winds. May and June can be pretty cloudy at the beach with the marine layer. July-Oct are probably the nicest weather wise. I always lived within a mile or so of the ocean and never had AC the 8 years I lived there and didn't really miss it except for a few times. But, you go just like 3-4+ miles inland and temps can heat up quickly. Definitely extremely boring weather wise..lol. Boring weather aside, pretty amazing place to live.
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    9th annual Lawn Thread 2018

    Heavy heavy yard work today. Valleys FTW right now with regard to greenup/perennials popping up/etc compared to the mountain towns still flicking snow fleas off their snowpack. Nice late season skiing though. Mitch still buried at 2k while at 1k in the valley south hills getting pretty green.
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    NNE Winter Thread

    ALY thinking could be a decent event at 1500ft+ in SVT.
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    NNE Winter Thread

    Saw a couple healthy pines snapped in half down here on the west slopes..they were pretty thick too, not those tall skinny ones.
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    NNE Winter Thread

    My wife always complains about missing April when we moved from down there to VT(But she was the one who wanted to, so she has to suck it up..ha) Its really the only month I would swap out for up here weather wise I think.
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    Napril Fools? Pattern and Model Discussion . . .

    I posted this in the NNE thread a few weeks back: Season total at 137.7". I have been looking at local COOPs at all valley locations in SVT, records go back to the 1880s, I cant find anything higher than what I have this year so far. There are 3 COOPs with pretty extensive data.(and a few down in Bennington and even up in RUT) There are caveats--some missing years and also how those COOPs are measuring-Im not sure what methods they have done throughout the years. If they are doing just once a day at 6-7am then that would cut down totals for sure. Taking out the measuring debate and if all things were equal, then 137.7" would be the most actually documented in the SVT valleys west of the Greens
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    9th annual Lawn Thread 2018

    That's probably dolomitic lime. If you do need lime you can with Calcitic Lime which is normally more appropriate for home lawns, which is much less # per 1000sq ft. The per bag price might be higher, but it covers much more sq footage. Like IrishRob said, a soil test would truly confirm if you need it or not. Here is an example or a bag that covers 5000sq ft. http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2783785&KPID=3850374&cid=CAPLA:G:Shopping_-_Bags_(Soil)&pla=pla_3850374&k_clickid=1466c706-baa0-411a-8998-becba916b7c1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkMbZ8-St2gIVHrjACh3nHwDZEAYYAyABEgL8AfD_BwE
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