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by mrigney
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: New Construction, New Lawn
Replies: 28
Views: 1143

Re: New Construction, New Lawn

Been an eventful couple of weeks here with the yard. Mixed in with my wife being due w/a baby this week has made things a little hectic (and no, no baby yet...all of our kids tend to make late appearances). About a week ago, we got an absolute flood of a rain. 4.3" in one day, and about 7" total ove...
by mrigney
Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: New Construction, New Lawn
Replies: 28
Views: 1143

Re: New Construction, New Lawn

Still growing in pretty well at the almost 3 weekark. Everything is rooted well at this point. Plan is to give it a quick mow this weekend with the rotary (going to go relatively high since we're close to the end of the growing season in line with Amoo316 above. Got a few sedges popping up here and ...
by mrigney
Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Weed ID in new bermuda
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Weed ID in new bermuda

Any idea what this is? This and some sedge seem to be what's popping up in my new sod.


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by mrigney
Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: 2021 | Warm Season Lawn Photos
Replies: 283
Views: 27155

Re: 2021 | Warm Season Lawn Photos

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Two weeks after laying 14 pallets of Celebration. Looking forward to giving it it's first trim soon!
by mrigney
Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Outdoor Living & Other Hobbies
Topic: Poly patio furniture ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2572

Re: Poly patio furniture ?

@dpainter68 Where I'm Ethridge did you get it? Not too far from there and am in the market for something...probably either teak or polywood. What you have looks great!
by mrigney
Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: New Construction, New Lawn
Replies: 28
Views: 1143

Re: New Construction, New Lawn

Two weeks in now. Still looking pretty good to me. Probably going to give it a mow soon. Need to decide what height to mow at to end the season.

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by mrigney
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Robomower Owners - Talk to Me!
Replies: 135
Views: 8052

Re: Robomower Owners - Talk to Me!

MasterMech I assumed that was going to be the answer. Almost trashed my McLane when I moved (it's old, the bedknife is in bad shape, and the plan all along has been to replace it for next spring). But maybe I'll keep it around until I make a decision on whether to go the automower or better reel di...
by mrigney
Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Robomower Owners - Talk to Me!
Replies: 135
Views: 8052

Re: Robomower Owners - Talk to Me!

Those of you, like @HungrySoutherner who have gone the automower route. If you're cutting at 0.38", what do you do when you need to scalp in the spring?
by mrigney
Sat Sep 04, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: New Construction, New Lawn
Replies: 28
Views: 1143

Re: New Construction, New Lawn

Went around yesterday and filled some of the larger seams with sand to try to keep it leveled. Ended up with about 3 or 4 yards of sand of the 15 I brought in for prep. Going to probably just keep it around (advantage of having 17 acres) until the spring and use it for a leveling next spring/summer....
by mrigney
Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: How Shade Tolerant is Celebration?
Replies: 17
Views: 739

Re: How Shade Tolerant is Celebration?

I'd agree. At my old.house, I had celebration in the backyard and a section got no sun after 12pm (so maybe 4 hours of sun, not all of it full sun). It did fine. Maybe not quite as thick as the majority that got sin all day, but don't think it would've been noticeable to a non lawn enthusiast.
by mrigney
Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: New Construction, New Lawn
Replies: 28
Views: 1143

Re: New Construction, New Lawn

Oh, don't get me wrong. I'd much rather have the 3" than not. Just wish we could've spread it out a little more! One week 1...I think I'm past the point of worrying whether or not it'll survive. Just want to get it fully rooted and grown in by the end of this growing season, and then will look to re...
by mrigney
Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: New Construction, New Lawn
Replies: 28
Views: 1143

Re: New Construction, New Lawn

3" of rain yesterday...probably more than I really needed. Today is day 6 including the day of install. Generally really starting to green up! https://i.postimg.cc/yxHLcD5Y/PXL-20210901-233705621.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/X7xsB7g4/PXL-20210901-233732400.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/sfY6yJQB/PXL-20210901-...
by mrigney
Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Comparison of Reels?
Replies: 16
Views: 649

Re: Comparison of Reels?

So what I've learned from these responses is that there isn't a "right" answer, and they all have their pros/cons. Look for a good deal, pull the trigger, and if I decide I want to try something different, switch out in a few years. I'll have to say, though, that the thread on the Automowers is temp...
by mrigney
Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Comparison of Reels?
Replies: 16
Views: 649

Comparison of Reels?

Didn't see a thread on this, so thought I'd ask here. Some of you might've seen my other threads that I just moved into a new construction house and just laid down 6300 sq ft of Celebration. At my previous house, I'd been mowing about 3.5k of Celebration with a McLane 20" that I picked up off of Cra...
by mrigney
Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: New Construction, New Lawn
Replies: 28
Views: 1143

Re: New Construction, New Lawn

Things starting to root some and appears (to my cursory glance) to be turning the corner and starting to green up. Did a little watering yesterday just to keep it moist. https://i.postimg.cc/NjPrhG8Q/PXL-20210830-205102583.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/tTF1VhKg/PXL-20210830-205117890.jpg https://i.postim...
by mrigney
Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Preventative Insecticide on New Sod?
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Preventative Insecticide on New Sod?

Will go ahead and spray today before rain from Ida's leftovers get here (3" of rain tomorrow night through Tuesday).

Might have to do it with my one gallon hand sprayer...not sure.ive found the battery to my Chapin yet...still in a box somewhere. Ha
by mrigney
Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Preventative Insecticide on New Sod?
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Preventative Insecticide on New Sod?

I know, there have been a lot of posts about Army worms. Figure I'd add one more. I just laid down 6k ft of Celebration. I'm in north Alabama (Huntsville area), where Army worms have been pretty bad. Unlike most folks, though, I'm out in the country on 16 acres of pasture. So my new lawn is kind of ...
by mrigney
Sat Aug 28, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: New Construction, New Lawn
Replies: 28
Views: 1143

Re: New Construction, New Lawn

Picked up a sod roller this morning and rolled the sod to make sure we had good contact with the underlying soil. Another light watering right now. Had about 0.15" of rain overnight that was nice. Looks like we'll get 2-3" early in the week from Ida. https://i.postimg.cc/pL5r2879/PXL-20210828-191814...
by mrigney
Sat Aug 28, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: New Construction, New Lawn
Replies: 28
Views: 1143

Re: New Construction, New Lawn

Amoo316 I would jokingly say sweet gum saplings, but it's kind of true. Tons of them. The pasture had not been super well cared for before we bought it. I'm actually strongly considering a pasture renovation over several years, partly because we do plan on having some livestock eventually. But, it'...
by mrigney
Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: New Construction, New Lawn
Replies: 28
Views: 1143

Re: New Construction, New Lawn

Put down Lesco starter fert today (24-18-12) at a rate of about .75# N per 1k. Kept the watering up. Looks like we'll get some rain from Ida early next week.