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  1. Lawn/Garden/Golf Thread

    *ding ding ding* We may have a winner. Based on the comments above, I looked up Bermuda grass and yep, that's pretty much what shows up in my front yard around mid-summer. As Tom said, there isn't much chemical intervention that works other than a total scorched-earth program (which I'm not about to take on). However, being a retired "gentleman of leisure" (heh, no!) I am willing to take on hand-to-hand combat and dig/hoe/rake out the offenders as they appear. Could be a long story but I'll see what happens. And while it's a nasty weed here, I find there are companies that tout and sell Bermuda grass for a fine lawn in hottish climates. "Horses for courses" (or grasses for the masses) I guess. Tombo and rafpsu, thanks! I owe you beverages of your choice should we ever meet.
  2. Lawn/Garden/Golf Thread

    Thanks. Based on that info, I Googled both types. It definitely isn't orchard grass, and I do have quackgrass in places but I keep it relatively contained. But neither type is the mid-summer mystery grass I'm chasing. So, based on all that, your recommendation for a general purpose, consumer grade pre-emergent would be ... what? Many thanks as always.
  3. Lawn/Garden/Golf Thread

    Generally yes, but not always. It seems to have no effect on the mystery growth I'm trying to eliminate.
  4. Lawn/Garden/Golf Thread

    Hoo boy, that's a tough one to answer. The lawn is usually pretty free of dandelions and other easily identifiable weeds but every mid-summer there's an explosion of some psuedo-grass looking stuff that takes over and shades out the real grass. It's thick, heavy to cut and generally a pain in the tuchus. I figured if I can get ahead of it this year maybe I can eliminate or reduce it. I know that's not much to go on but to answer the original question, I'd say "grassy weeds".
  5. Lawn/Garden/Golf Thread

    Hi Tom Not trying to steal the thread but while you've got your Lawnkeeper's hat on, what do you use or recommend as an anti-weed, pre-emergent treatment for an existing yard? I'm trying to take back my front grass this year from all the crap that shows up around July. Thanks for any help.
  6. February 17th-18th (Tom)Thumping (Thumper) Snow Obs

    And so it begins again .... First flakes here 4:25 pm. Volume moderate, with small, wet flakes. No wind. Temp 38 deg. Visibility about 1/2 mile but diminishing.
  7. Lawn/Garden/Golf Thread

    "Putts burning edges, and tee shots in water Why did my approach shot not go where it ought'r? Got next week's tee time; can't wait until Spring -- Golf is just one of my favorite things!" Sorry, couldn't resist. (The cadence of Rainshadow's post suggested it.)
  8. Superbowl Snow Obs Fly Eagles Fly!

    Snow started about 45 min ago. Temp 34 F + snow now at moderate intensity, no wind and very fine flakes. All hard surfaces just wet, with light "powdered sugar" effect on grass and bushes.
  9. It's way-more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow ...
  10. 1/16-1/17 OBS: Trying to bring back some snow to the area

    Pretty much done here. 1.56 in. They were right -- it's a nuisance snow. Too little to shovel, too much to ignore.
  11. Winter Banter Thread

    Well, they didn't lose but I'm not sure I'd call that a win.
  12. Winter Banter Thread

    I quit using Wunderground after they updated their "look" recently and the page now takes forever to load on my computer(s). Intellicast does use W'ground but for some reason loads the info much quicker. The recent PWS problem seems related to Intellicast's ability to handle the local data.
  13. 1/3-1/4 Nor'easter OBS: Who will win ? Bus ?

    What manner of evil has come upon me? -- it's snowing again!
  14. 1/3-1/4 Nor'easter OBS: Who will win ? Bus ?

    Snow's pretty much done here but the wind is nasty! 2.6 inches received.