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by Aawickham78
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Growing Zeon Zoysia
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: Growing Zeon Zoysia

Zeon is a slow grower compared to other Zoysia cultivars. Check out this list from Perdue to see all the various establishment rates for all the Zoysia cultivars. Hope it helps https://turf.purdue.edu/report/2004/p43.pdf This is exactly what I need. Thank you brother! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: ...
by Aawickham78
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Growing Zeon Zoysia
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: Growing Zeon Zoysia

Zeon is a slow grower compared to other Zoysia cultivars. Check out this list from Perdue to see all the various establishment rates for all the Zoysia cultivars. Hope it helps https://turf.purdue.edu/report/2004/p43.pdf This is exactly what I need. Thank you brother! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: ...
by Aawickham78
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Compost Topdresser Spreader
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Compost Topdresser Spreader

I purchased the Scotts Elite Spreader 80-lb Broadcast Fertilizer with edge guard from Lowes. Out of the box it would not do 80lbs of sand or fertilizer. I replaced the clip that attaches the drive wheel to the spreader gear assembly with a 4 inch 1/4 bolt. Now it will spread 80lbs no problem. If you...
by Aawickham78
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Growing Zeon Zoysia
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: Growing Zeon Zoysia

If there's any way to get your hands on sod, I think that would be a great option. I have 2600 sf of Zeon that was sodded 1.5 years ago. It. Is. Very. Slow. It does spread horizontally well but it is a slow and steady thing. Nothing like alpha bermuda. I had an area I needed to patch in by a sidewa...
by Aawickham78
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Growing Zeon Zoysia
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: Growing Zeon Zoysia

Interesting - how much are you buying and how many plugs are you hoping to get? I was messing around last year and grew some plugs from bermuda and zoysia sprigs out of my yard. I used a sand/peat mix and used plug trays that hold water. I drilled a 1/64" (very tiny) hole in the container to allow ...
by Aawickham78
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Growing Zeon Zoysia
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Growing Zeon Zoysia

Hey Guys, Time has come for me to start growing some ZEON !!! I have ordered some sprigs from Coosa Valley Sod Farm here in Alabama. Here is where I need some help. For anyone who has grown plugs from sprigs, What was your soil mix. I have been leaning towards 50% topsoil/ 10% sand/ 40% potting mix....
by Aawickham78
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Opinions Please - Trencher or Excavator?
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Opinions Please - Trencher or Excavator?

An excavator or a small backhoe. I sell Home Depot the Kubota BX TLB . It is small and compact and easy to use. The problem with a trencher is it is hard to handle, gets muddy quick and doesn't have the ability to do your backfilling and final grade. A small backhoe can accomplish all of these thing...
by Aawickham78
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Cutting low with Reel Mower daily, not greening up.
Replies: 24
Views: 725

Re: Cutting low with Reel Mower daily, not greening up.

With PGR , you can maintain HOC of .5 without having to reset. Just mow more often. :thumbup:
by Aawickham78
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Vegetable Gardening & Fruit Trees
Topic: Trying raised beds - journal
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Trying raised beds - journal

Question,
Did you use standard lumber or pressure treated, moisture resistant lumber? Looks standard to me.
by Aawickham78
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Landscaping
Topic: Fertilizing Shrubs and Bushes
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Fertilizing Shrubs and Bushes

I use Osmocote, 15-9-12, on everything. It is a slow release that will feed for 6 months. If you have ferns or elephant ear, sprinkle 2 table spoons of Epson salt on the soil. This will increase the dark green color by adding magnesium and sulfer.
by Aawickham78
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Vegetable Gardening & Fruit Trees
Topic: GARDEN JOURNAL 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: GARDEN JOURNAL 2019

That's all looking great! I'm running quite a bit behind this year w/seeds (been a busy start to the year w/work travel). Just got my seeds in the mail this week. Getting them started this weekend. If you don't mind me asking, what's the ballpark price for those Handi-house greenhouses? I really do...
by Aawickham78
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Liquid Aerification Snake Oil
Replies: 59
Views: 2063

Re: Liquid Aerification Snake Oil

It's because Matt is PARTNERS with the COMPANY that SELLS AIR8.... I know Matt has integrity and will not say the science behind the product is good just to help another company sell more of it. He actually said at around 15:20min on that video that he has not used enough of the product to see if i...
by Aawickham78
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Liquid Aerification Snake Oil
Replies: 59
Views: 2063

Re: Liquid Aerification Snake Oil

I have used sand, manure, gypsum, lime, liquid compost and biosolids to improve my soil. I have done this along with plug, tine, and slit aeration at different depths. 1 inch to 6 inch depth. I just refuse to pay $100.00 for 5% potash and 8% Humic acid mixed with water. I’m confused... so you menti...
by Aawickham78
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Liquid Aerification Snake Oil
Replies: 59
Views: 2063

Re: Liquid Aerification Snake Oil

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :thumbup:
SCGrassMan wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:13 pm
I’m sure by combining with proper mechanical aeration it works great 😂
by Aawickham78
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Liquid Aerification Snake Oil
Replies: 59
Views: 2063

Re: Liquid Aerification Snake Oil

I have used sand, manure, gypsum, lime, liquid compost and biosolids to improve my soil. I have done this along with plug, tine, and slit aeration at different depths. 1 inch to 6 inch depth. I just refuse to pay $100.00 for 5% potash and 8% Humic acid mixed with water. https://www.youtube.com/watch...
by Aawickham78
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Vegetable Gardening & Fruit Trees
Topic: GARDEN JOURNAL 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: MY 2019 GARDEN

Update March 15, 2019 >>> 45 days after planting. For the most part all the vegetables have come up, germinated and are getting close to being transplanted in to the garden. What hasn't germinated yet must be replanted by seed. The temp in the greenhouse has not been able to stay a steady 70 degrees...
by Aawickham78
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Burning Bermuda
Replies: 43
Views: 1486

Re: Burning Bermuda

Welcome!! Where in the TN Valley are you ?
by Aawickham78
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Austinite's 2019 Lawn Maintenance and Yard Projects Journal
Replies: 84
Views: 2968

Re: Austinite's 2019 Lawn Maintenance and Yard Projects Journal

I see the problem with this design. If you are too deep, the actually scoop under the runners and rip them out. I would grind a sharp edge on each one and only go 1/2 in into the canopy.
by Aawickham78
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Austinite's 2019 Lawn Maintenance and Yard Projects Journal
Replies: 84
Views: 2968

Re: Austinite's 2019 Lawn Maintenance and Yard Projects Journal

They sent you a dethatching cartridge.They say on there website that it is for verticutting… I would disagree.
I would call and verify the part number and find out whats up.
by Aawickham78
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Austinite's 2019 Lawn Maintenance and Yard Projects Journal
Replies: 84
Views: 2968

Re: Austinite's 2019 Lawn Maintenance and Yard Projects Journal

From my experience, A verticut reel should slice through the runners ( cut ) and not penetrate the dirt at all you shouldn't be getting much dirt at all. I have a verticut reel and it is really sharp. It has a knife edge and a de-thatcher reel has a blunt edge. I have a Billy-Goat PR5050H. My depth ...