Winter Weeds

Some of you all are having issues with Winter weeds taking over your yard as we are in the back and forth weather prior to spring. Lets takes some steps to clear that up.

  1. Mow the lawn. Even if the grass doesn’t need it, if weeds are going crazy cutting the lawn will remove portions of the weeds to include flowers and seeds and help to reduce their growth.
  2. Apply a pre-emergent herbicide. This will help stop new seeds from germinating and has shown to also slow the growth of existing weeds.
  3. Apply a liquid post-emergent herbicide like Spectracide, Bayer Advanced, or Image. I find Spectracide works best on broad leaf weeds, Bayer Advaced works best on Crabgrass, and Image is the best at killing Nutsedge. Spectricide is the cheapest but it’s worth paying for one of the others if you have a particular issue with crab grass or Nutsedge. Also look at the ten day forecast when you do this and make sure it’s dry for a few days so that the herbicide isn’t immediately washed out.

I wouldn’t recommend putting down fertilizer quite yet as lawns are still experiencing reduced growth for the most part from the winter. If you tackle the weeds now though your lawn will be ready to take off when we start really getting into Spring.


Who is Paul Darr?

Paul Darr has lived in California, Oregon, Colorado, and currently lives in San Antonio, Texas. Paul is also an Army Veteran, who has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. On the political spectrum Paul is a Libertarian that advocates fiscal responsibility and social tolerance. Paul is currently employed as a Systems Administrator and is a father of a handsome boy and beautiful daughter. In his free time Paul enjoys reading, using and modifying open source software, gaming, and several other geeky pursuits.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

I would rate it 7/10 using my scale below.

10 – Masterpiece. 1-2 movies a year might get this rating.
9 – Great movie but just falling short of perfect in some way.
8 – One of the best of it’s genre or medium.
7 – A great experience that I would recommend to anyone.
6 – An enjoyable experience, usually reserved for things that are trash that I really loved.
5 – Somewhat enjoyable experience but I would only recommend it to someone if it matched their tastes.
4 – Not enjoyable; has some redeeming aspects but ultimately disappointed.
3 – Terrible. Would want money back from theater.
2 – Terrible. Would want time back.
1 – Terrible. Couldn’t finish.

As far as where I would rate it with the others:

  • Episode 1: 6
  • Episode 2: 6
  • Episode 3: 6
  • Episode 4: 8
  • Episode 5: 9
  • Episode 6: 8
  • Episode 7: 8
  • Episode 8: 6
  • Episode 9: 8
  • Rogue One: 7


Who is Paul Darr?

Paul Darr has lived in California, Oregon, Colorado, and currently lives in San Antonio, Texas. Paul is also an Army Veteran, who has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. On the political spectrum Paul is a Libertarian that advocates fiscal responsibility and social tolerance. Paul is currently employed as a Systems Administrator and is a father of a handsome boy and beautiful daughter. In his free time Paul enjoys reading, using and modifying open source software, gaming, and several other geeky pursuits.

Black Friday Rifle

It’s been two years since I bought my last rifle which was an AR-15. It works well for what it does but recently I was thinking I wanted something capable of taking hunting but also fun for me to shoot at the range. So I was debating getting an upper for my AR-15 in .300 Blackout or a completely new rifle. All have their different reasons in favor of that choice. One option I looked at was getting an AR-10, the big brother of the AR-15 in .308/7.62 NATO. It’s a solid rifle but I was thinking it was a little out of my price range. I could have always built it piece by piece but my local gun shop “Gun Shack” was having a great Black Friday sale today. So I asked Sarah if I could get myself a big gift and she gave the okay. So off I went today and now I have this big beautiful DPMS LR-308 Panther Oracle. I was able to get it at a steep discount and can’t wait to take it out to the range. Picture taken with AR-15 to see the difference in scale.


Who is Paul Darr?

Paul Darr has lived in California, Oregon, Colorado, and currently lives in San Antonio, Texas. Paul is also an Army Veteran, who has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. On the political spectrum Paul is a Libertarian that advocates fiscal responsibility and social tolerance. Paul is currently employed as a Systems Administrator and is a father of a handsome boy and beautiful daughter. In his free time Paul enjoys reading, using and modifying open source software, gaming, and several other geeky pursuits.