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Springs coming - Any lawn care questions?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by chindogg, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Carabina44

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    Stopped by Bay State yesterday and got some local Milo. I suggest call ahead to make sure they have some cause they can barely keep up. I only got 6 bags freshly pack in front of me. Can get it any fresher than that. Thanks to @Rick1978 for the heads up and like he said they only takes checks no cash no CC if you buy per ton they can bill you.

    Also anybody know where to get pre emergent prodiamine locally i want to put it down today. I'm out of Plymouth Ma thanks in advance.

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  2. Coyote33

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    My neighbor told me this morning we are supposed to get snow again before the weekend is out. I still saw snow on the sides of some lots on my way to Wheelwright (Hardwick) this morning.
     
  3. Rick1987

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    As previously mentioned, John Deere landscapes. Which is site one now. I think they have places in Pembroke, ryanham, and Wareham if those are close to you. Not sure if they are closed yet. And I don't even know if they sell it, or sell to homeowners. Maybe someone could chime in.
     
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    They do sell to homeowners. They have some chemicals they can only sell to licensed contractors though.
     
  5. Billsail

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    Is "Dimension" still the preferred NES pre-emergent crabgrass preventer?
     
  6. friscoeast

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    how can i turn a "moss" lawn into a "grass" lawn? Be nice!
     
  7. boiler_eng

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    I doubt positive affirmations will make grass grow any better in your yard. (Back in the thread somewhere in the beginning there was a good amount of discussion regarding moss, something regarding needing to address the underlying issues in order to change the result)
     
  8. NH_Realtor

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    Someone school me on hydroseeding. Our backyard is mostly dirt with patches of grass and I don't have the time or knowledge to try to fix it myself. When's a good time to hydroseed this spring? The yards not huge (total lot is .3 acres) but I still think SOD would be too expensive and I was told it would be about $600 to have it sprayed with hydroseed. I'd like to have a decent yard for my 1 1/2 year old to play in this summer.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  9. Prepper

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    First figure out if the soil is even capable of growing grass. If weeds are having trouble too, you may need to bring in some truck loads of topsoil and spread it out. Cheapest way is have it delivered then rent a Kubota tractor or bobcat for the day, and have fun.
     
  10. NH_Realtor

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    It can grow grass, this is what it looks like at the moment. The previous owners did zero maintenance on the house and yard, and I’m busy dealing with the interior. The shaded spot is pretty much all dirt, and our neighbors all have grass in their yards.

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  11. PaulR

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    Dimension works very well, use as directed and you should have great results.
    Personally however, my research has lead me to believe that Prodiamine is even better and lasts longer. It is much more difficult to find however, you may have to go to a pro-landscape store or order it online.
    You can probably google Dimension vs Prodiamine and see what you get.
    Each chemical may have specific benefits of wiping out certain other weeds in your yard as well.
    You will not go wrong with either one. It's more about getting it down at the right time and getting it watered in properly.
    It's like glock vs. Sig, can't go wrong either way. :D
     
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  12. PaulR

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    getting rid of moss was just covered in the last page or two.
     
  13. boiler_eng

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    Decided to find the posts about moss to bring it into the current page (mainly because the lengthy one was from about 5 years ago) I quoted the representatives ones.
     
  14. Prepper

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    Have moles been covered? These things are building foot high sand mounds all over my yard. I can smooth them out but then the grass won't grow on the sand that the pulled up from deep under the soil. Vandals! I never had trouble from them until last year.
     
  15. boiler_eng

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    FYI the search function on the "new" forum setup lets you search within a thread. (Not saying it to be a dink, I literally JUST discovered this in the past 45 minutes)


    Search Results for Query: mole | Northeastshooters.com Forums
     
  16. bigblue

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    Also, probably voles not moles. Just sayin.
     
  17. PaulR

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    I've had decent luck with the battery powered spikes, just get them in deep enough so you don't hit them with the mower.
    they are $$$, but the batteries last a long time in them.
     
  18. doughboy

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    I had a lawn care company do core aeration and seeding last fall. This spring, my lawn is blanketed with these plants instead. They appear to be flowering. Any idea what they are? Do I have a legitimate complaint with this company?

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  19. TLB

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    Those things spread like crazy. They mostly seem to flower and go to seed very early in the season. Not sure how to really address them either because of their timing.
     
  20. doughboy

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    My main concern is if I got duped by the lawn care company (i.e. they used a subpar mix). These guys (The Lawn Doctor) also handle fertilizer, weed, and grub for me. (And I recently pre-paid for this year's service. :()
     
  21. M125X

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    Same exact thing appeared in my yard today.
     
  22. bigblue

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    Busy day. pre-emergent on the existing grass, starter on the rest (dirt) new seed, rake the shit out of everything, and need to put that stupid expensive pray on the rest.
     
  23. Coyote33

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    OK, what order on these, if not the order I have below:

    rain
    roll
    seed
    wait a week
    "Step 1" (crabgrass/fertilizer)
    wait a week
    limestone


    or:

    seed (just raked)
    rain
    roll
    wait 2 weeks
    "Step 1" (crabgrass/fertilizer)
    wait a week (now May something)
    limestone

    back yard 1 (weed clusters, generally "thick" thatch? uneven)
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    front yard 1 (took a beating from snowblower (snow forts), and maybe grubs?)
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    back yard 2 (VERY thin spot from a tarp being there too long...reseed?)
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    back yard 3 (ant damage, now weedy. rototill and reseed, or just treat and reseed?)
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    backyard 4 (very shady, and some erosion, only green there between tire and bottom is weeds and very sparse grass)
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    front yard (moss and sparse)
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  24. LittleCalm

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    We took a bunch of big oaks out last year. They suck all the water up, don’t allow any sun, and dump leaves. We never were able to grow grass under them. Now we have nice grass where the trees used to be. I’d get rid of that big tree.
     
  25. chindogg

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    Yes. Put it down at least the mid Atlantic zone rate in sunny spots. Now is the time. For all the NES fellows that put it out 3 weeks ago or to time with the Forsythia bloom sorry but you wasted 2-3 weeks of use. Soil temps dictate crabgrass not Forsythia.
     
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    Problem with Prodiamine is you may have problems doing seeding even into the fall and is more stressfull to seedlings planted last fall and early this year.
     
  27. chindogg

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    Sorry my fellow NESer. Hairy Bittercress germinates in late summer and fall. Aeration and thin areas are prime spots. Last year was a bumper crop for this. Everybody's got them this year. You are not alone. Apply liquid weed killer.
     
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  28. M125X

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    Ah that makes sense. It is worse in areas that I aerated this past fall!
     
  29. Spanz

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    Hairy Bittercress?
    Sounds like a sexually transmitted disease.....

    "I took her back to my apartment, but i ran when i saw her hairy bittercress....."
     
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  30. Coyote33

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    So, is it too late for Step 1?
    Can I put it down, and then rake up my magnolia blossoms?
    What about grass seed?
    Gotta know ASAP, otherwise, I'm just going to buy some Scott's Turfbuilder Plus 2 and do that.
     

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