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by Bermuda_Newbie
Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:22 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: jskierko 2021
Replies: 328
Views: 25573

Re: jskierko 2021

This is a little off topic but how is your rubber mulch working out? I also have a Swardman and I'm a little concerned about pieces getting everywhere and on my lawn. I'm looking at options go under a playground a little smaller than yours and am not sure which would be best. I hate woodchips. That...
by Bermuda_Newbie
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: jskierko 2021
Replies: 328
Views: 25573

Re: jskierko 2021

Wife sent me these pictures of our backyard right after a downpour today. This is maybe the 3rd time I've seen this happen in the 9 years I've lived here. Pop-up showers have been the norm here for the past several days, making any planning or predicting just about impossible. Grass is growing like...
by Bermuda_Newbie
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: What is this yellowing
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: What is this yellowing

It looks dry to me too. I've had some issues like this in the past with parts of a hill. It's possible that the water is flowing down before it can soak in. I would try hand watering to see if it improves. If it does, you might try watering for short periods of time if your sprinkler system does tha...
by Bermuda_Newbie
Mon May 31, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Pressure washing high spots
Replies: 13
Views: 1027

Re: Pressure washing high spots

Thanks for the info. I've always wondered how this would work. I'm sure this will help a lot of people since sometimes it's just a spot or two you need to fix or the dreaded two inches above the sidewalk all the way along the yard.
by Bermuda_Newbie
Sun May 30, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Why is my lawn still not green?
Replies: 19
Views: 1617

Re: Why is my lawn still not green?

I'm not sure if there's a thread for it but if you search it you can see me mentioning it from time to time and some people saying they've tried it. You could try starting a thread asking people who've done it to post their results. There was one guy on here with a super flat lawn that did it so I k...
by Bermuda_Newbie
Sun May 30, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Why is my lawn still not green?
Replies: 19
Views: 1617

Re: Why is my lawn still not green?

You could try pressure washing that high area and see if that works. I think some have had some success doing it. Removing the sod and lowering the dirt is a lot of work so if it were me and I had access to a pressure washer, I'd try that first.
by Bermuda_Newbie
Sat May 29, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Why is my lawn still not green?
Replies: 19
Views: 1617

Re: Why is my lawn still not green?

Looks like it's just getting scalped. You want to do a couple of things. The first is to reset the height of cut. That means you initially scalp it lower than you plan to maintain and then keep it slightly higher than the initial scalp each subsequent time you mow. Otherwise you are just continually...
by Bermuda_Newbie
Sat May 29, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Bermuda Sod
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Bermuda Sod

I had some leftover cutoff pieces in a wheelbarrow for several days. It was 104 out and it was in the sun. When I went to throw it away, the pieces in the middle were growing. It's zombie grass. You'll probably be fine.
by Bermuda_Newbie
Sat May 29, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Mowing at night
Replies: 19
Views: 1436

Re: Mowing at night

What do you all do to avoid mosquitos at night? That normally keeps me from mowing late.
by Bermuda_Newbie
Wed May 05, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Home Improvement
Topic: Anyone have a mattress they like?
Replies: 49
Views: 9536

Re: Anyone have a mattress they like?

https://www.themattressunderground.com/ Mattress underground is kind of like the lawn forum for mattresses. There's more information there than anyone can digest. I'd google that and browse the forums. You can find info on every type of mattress and all kinds of tests and studies that have been done...
by Bermuda_Newbie
Mon May 03, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Need a tree recomendation
Replies: 44
Views: 2629

Re: Need a tree recomendation

What about a saucer magnolia? They have small cultivars and it's kinda spindly. You can get the multi-trunk kind and they are really beautiful all light up from below. They are beautiful when they flower in spring. Ill never buy another magnolia. They drops leaves all througout the growing season. ...
by Bermuda_Newbie
Mon May 03, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Need a tree recomendation
Replies: 44
Views: 2629

Re: Need a tree recomendation

andymac7 The pines were really in vogue when my neighborhood was built so there's a ton of them. We're close to the sierra nevada mountains so there's lots of natural pines not too far from here but no one it seems purposely plants pines here anymore. I at one point looked up the cultivars we had. ...
by Bermuda_Newbie
Sat May 01, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Need a tree recomendation
Replies: 44
Views: 2629

Re: Need a tree recomendation

Ugh we just took out four of those pine trees in our front yard and unfortunately the neighbors behind us have 3 right up against out back fence. The dang trees dropped so many needles I couldn't keep up with it with my trash cycle. My kind next door neighbors let me use their dumpster they were usi...
by Bermuda_Newbie
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Celebration vs Tiftuf vs TifGrand - SE Texas
Replies: 25
Views: 1291

Re: Celebration vs Tiftuf vs TifGrand - SE Texas

I do kinda but it's lumpy still so it's a bit scalped in places. I think maybe 3/4" or 1". I can't remember what this was. Because of the lumps, I have to cut it a little higher than I'd like to until I can level. The yard is a process this year and around the time I'd level I'll be giving birth so ...
by Bermuda_Newbie
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Celebration vs Tiftuf vs TifGrand - SE Texas
Replies: 25
Views: 1291

Re: Celebration vs Tiftuf vs TifGrand - SE Texas

I would agree with the celebration. It handles shade well. Well, as good as can be expected with bermuda. It's also a darker green than the other bermudas although I don't know much about tifgrand because it wasn't an option here. This is my second year with Celebration. I had 419 at my other house....
by Bermuda_Newbie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Advice/Gameplan Needed for Adding to Existing Lawn
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: Advice/Gameplan Needed for Adding to Existing Lawn

I guess it depends on how fast you want a lawn. I have a similar empty patch in my yard that I let celebration grow into last year without really watering or anything since I knew I would be redoing sprinklers and all that but it was fairly slow despite it being aggressive. I've decided to do sod on...
by Bermuda_Newbie
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Tifgreen vs Tifway vs Celebration
Replies: 23
Views: 1742

Re: Tifgreen vs Tifway vs Celebration

Hmmm. You'd be the first I've ever seen on here to kill their bermuda by scalping. Maybe there has been.... Something else has to be the culprit. Have the lows still been in the 40s at night? You may just need some more time. I agree. If Bermuda were that easy to kill, folks on the cool seasons par...
by Bermuda_Newbie
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Lawn is Not re-growing after winter
Replies: 37
Views: 2094

Re: Lawn is Not re-growing after winter

I have Celebration and that's what mine looks like right now. I just figured it's because we're still in the mid 70's and night time temps have been around 50 degrees. I think it will green up in a few weeks. At least that's what I'm hoping. This is my first year with Celebration. I had 419 in the p...
by Bermuda_Newbie
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Swardman Reel Mower Questions
Replies: 1172
Views: 162422

Re: Swardman Reel Mower Questions

Mine is a magenta/pinkish color. So cool. I love it. It's definitely a one-of-a-kind but sometime I see the bright red and I think that would have been cool too.
by Bermuda_Newbie
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Agri-fab Sweeper
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Re: Agri-fab Sweeper

I got a beater honda rotary mower to use as a vacuum instead of anything officially labeled a vacuum. I had a bunch of trees removed and their stumps ground so I have an incredible amount of wood chips on my lawn. The honda did a good job of getting up lots of them. I'm going to go back over it with...