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4 minutes ago, amarshall said:

They're almost impossible to pull out. 

 

 

If it’s what I think it is, I think there was a product my in laws used to kill it. I’ll find out. They got it at Wyman’s garden center on 58 in Hanson. 

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2 hours ago, CoastalWx said:

If it’s what I think it is, I think there was a product my in laws used to kill it. I’ll find out. They got it at Wyman’s garden center on 58 in Hanson. 

This is what they are Scott, they have big leaves and are impossible to pull out, I pulled a few with a weed popper I bought but they come right back.

 

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4 hours ago, DavisStraight said:

This is what they are Scott, they have big leaves and are impossible to pull out, I pulled a few with a weed popper I bought but they come right back.

 

Violets in Lawns a Pro? or Con? UPDATE | BYGL (osu.edu)

Ok that's a little different than I thought. I thought maybe he meant those wild onion things that can have purple flowers. They come from little tiny bulbs. 

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I had to wear my iron man mask to blow the pollen and dust off the driveway and patio earlier. I mowed too and it was a straight dust bowl. Thank goodness we’re moving as I’ve about had it trying to improve this shitty acidic lawn. Money down the drain and into the septic tank. 

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While I need/want some rain for newly planted grass seed, too much at once is worse than none at all since you can water. That said, does anyone have tips for minimizing or preventing erosion and grass seed wash-away from heavy rain? NAM nails my location with a torrential squall line around 7-8 PM tomorrow and I have a whole bunch of loose top soil and grass seed that I don't want to lose. Ugh...

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26 minutes ago, wxmanmitch said:

While I need/want some rain for newly planted grass seed, too much at once is worse than none at all since you can water. That said, does anyone have tips for minimizing or preventing erosion and grass seed wash-away from heavy rain? NAM nails my location with a torrential squall line around 7-8 PM tomorrow and I have a whole bunch of loose top soil and grass seed that I don't want to lose. Ugh...

heavy, heavy prayers. there really isn't much you can do. you can try hay bales to stop the flow, and there are erosion control things on the market, but $$

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1 hour ago, wxmanmitch said:

While I need/want some rain for newly planted grass seed, too much at once is worse than none at all since you can water. That said, does anyone have tips for minimizing or preventing erosion and grass seed wash-away from heavy rain? NAM nails my location with a torrential squall line around 7-8 PM tomorrow and I have a whole bunch of loose top soil and grass seed that I don't want to lose. Ugh...

Probably too late to acquire and spread hay (or straw - weed free) over the new seed, but that would accomplish 2 things - some protection from downpour/runoff impact and partial shade for the new seedlings.  Our estimate in haying where we seed (logyards, winter roads, etc) is 40 square bales per acre.

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5 hours ago, tamarack said:

Probably too late to acquire and spread hay (or straw - weed free) over the new seed, but that would accomplish 2 things - some protection from downpour/runoff impact and partial shade for the new seedlings.  Our estimate in haying where we seed (logyards, winter roads, etc) is 40 square bales per acre.

I always use straw when I plant seed, grass comes in much better and quicker.

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2 hours ago, Lava Rock said:

Worst "lawn" cutting experience of my life. I had let it grow to about 2' to keep the weeds at bay, but it's so dry I was covered with dirt, dust and pollen. Recent seeding not doing well. Turning off sprinklers. Fawk it.

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2ft? Jesus.

I'm getting some browning in spots, don't remember that happening in May before.

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12 hours ago, Lava Rock said:

Worst "lawn" cutting experience of my life. I had let it grow to about 2' to keep the weeds at bay, but it's so dry I was covered with dirt, dust and pollen. Recent seeding not doing well. Turning off sprinklers. Fawk it.

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How many ticks?

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1 hour ago, dendrite said:

How many ticks?

None that I could find. I'm thinking maybe the best thing to do is spread clover seed and forgo the lawn shit. It's just one disappointment after another. Summers have really changed it seems over the last 10yrs where it's just too dry to get any good seed germination and prolonged growth without irrigation. Got a quote for an irrigation well and sprinkler sys, $~$20K!!. Nope, not wasting more money.

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1 hour ago, backedgeapproaching said:

He's been nicely entrenched the past 3 weeks.   .40" isn't going to cut it in 20 days when its in the 70-80s and sunny.  Hope these storms materialize later today.

Not even. Only 0.19" for May and some of those 0.01" recorded were from the sprinkler:rolleyes:

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11 minutes ago, Lava Rock said:

None that I could find. I'm thinking maybe the best thing to do is spread clover seed and forgo the lawn shit. It's just one disappointment after another. Summers have really changed it seems over the last 10yrs where it's just too dry to get any good seed germination and prolonged growth without irrigation. Got a quote for an irrigation well and sprinkler sys, $~$20K!!. Nope, not wasting more money.

Get a nice grass/clover lawn going and then maybe down the road you can treat the clover and other weeds that sneak in. I know it sucks..you've put a lot of time, money, and energy into it. Or like we were saying earlier, get a little orchard going on that slope.

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4 hours ago, dendrite said:

Get a nice grass/clover lawn going and then maybe down the road you can treat the clover and other weeds that sneak in. I know it sucks..you've put a lot of time, money, and energy into it. Or like we were saying earlier, get a little orchard going on that slope.

This is why I'm frustrated. Look how bad last Fall's seeding looks now. The "good" pic was taken in Nov. The new stuff doesn't just go dormant. It literally dies away and I end up with bare spots again. It's just burning away...

 

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Haven't been following closely but I assume you had the soil tested and did any treatments necessary? I have a bad spot in my lawn but I know it's a soil problem, just haven't gotten around to dealing with it, plus its less lawn that needs to be cut, it's in the back corner of my lawn so not visible from the street.

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22 minutes ago, DavisStraight said:

Haven't been following closely but I assume you had the soil tested and did any treatments necessary? I have a bad spot in my lawn but I know it's a soil problem, just haven't gotten around to dealing with it, plus its less lawn that needs to be cut, it's in the back corner of my lawn so not visible from the street.

Here's the 2019 report for that section of the property. Nothing limiting or excessive

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5 hours ago, Lava Rock said:

This is why I'm frustrated. Look how bad last Fall's seeding looks now. The "good" pic was taken in Nov. The new stuff doesn't just go dormant. It literally dies away and I end up with bare spots again. It's just burning away...

 

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Your problem is water. If you don’t water a lawn, it’ll burn, get bare spots, then weeds. You’ll never keep a decent lawn without irrigation. You’re wasting money unless you keep it watered with an irrigation system. Using a sprinkler here and there you might as well be pi$$ing in the wind.

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Your problem is water. If you don’t water a lawn, it’ll burn, get bare spots, then weeds. You’ll never keep a decent lawn without irrigation. You’re wasting money unless you keep it watered with an irrigation system. Using a sprinkler here and there you might as well be pi$$ing in the wind.
Maybe, but how come other lawns around my hood look good and they don't irrigate

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