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  1. 9th annual Lawn Thread 2018

    Hairy bittercress I'm pretty sure, its defintley a fall/winter annual weed like you said.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. NNE Winter Thread

    ALY thinking could be a decent event at 1500ft+ in SVT.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 9th annual Lawn Thread 2018

    Yep, exactly. Without a soil test, no way to know for sure. Generally speaking soil in the northeast is acidic, but doesn't mean every single yard is.
  11. Snow Blitz - Napril 6

    30-35 mins I think to Bennington from where he is. Its definitely pretty isolated, but I think many would say living anywhere in VT is isolated outside of BTV area. I've lived in big cites and personally prefer the slower VT style of life--along with great outdoor activities available, granted I live in more of an actual "city" by VT standards with a booming population of 4-5K. Ha Its not like you don't know what type of lifestyle you are getting into when you move there, so I would assume he enjoys it. You don't build a house at 2K and then wonder where the happy hour hotspots are.
  12. Snow Blitz - Napril 6

    Nice to see some sun earlier this morning, wet snow yesterday over to rain early evening back to fluffy snow overnight.
  13. Snow Blitz - Napril 6

    Looks like it was 36-40" on 3/23. Not sure what it is now. I would guess below 30" Edit: Looks like 22-24" per his twitter
  14. 9th annual Lawn Thread 2018

    Tropics--wow
  15. 9th annual Lawn Thread 2018

    Here's the problem, a lot of the weeds you see in early spring are actually winter annuals--they actually germinated in the fall, sit dormant and then take off once the weather warms in April. Pre-emergent wont do anything for those fall germinating weeds like chickweed ,poa annua, bittercress and some other nasty suckers. Crabgrass is not close to germinating I wouldn't think, but the the guys in SE MA would put down there Pre-Emerg before most on this forum. Toss it down when forsythia bloom, its a decent soil temp indicator.
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