Search found 4361 matches

by Mightyquinn
Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Have centipede, want to replace with crowne zoysia
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Have centipede, want to replace with crowne zoysia

Welcome to TLF!! There is no point in sending off another soil test as the pH will not change that fast. Lime takes a LONG time for it to work down into the soil and change you pH. I think you are on the right path but your plan will take several seasons to accomplish. Zoysia is not a fast spreader ...
by Mightyquinn
Sat Jan 22, 2022 8:11 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Grease Wheel Bearings
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Grease Wheel Bearings

I think twice a season is more than fine for lubing it and silicone spray on the moving metal parts should work good but you also might want to look into some Fluid Film as I find it superior for almost any lubricating applications.
by Mightyquinn
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Sod Removal and Replacement For Drainage
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: Sod Removal and Replacement For Drainage

If you plan on cutting the sod as thick as you can I don’t think you really need to worry about what pre emergent you apply as it shouldn’t affect the roots. That area should recover pretty fast once it warms up.
by Mightyquinn
Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Landscaping
Topic: Insert a drain or is regrading ok
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Insert a drain or is regrading ok

If it's just that little lip and the rest of the lawn is graded away from the house just cut that lip out so it's level with the patio and call it a day.
by Mightyquinn
Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:09 am
Forum: Landscaping
Topic: Insert a drain or is regrading ok
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Insert a drain or is regrading ok

Welcome to TLF!! If you could post some more wider pictures of the area it would help with ideas of what you could do. Without additional pictures, I would try and regrade everything instead of using a channel drain. You optimally want the channel drain to release to daylight instead of a pop up dra...
by Mightyquinn
Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:41 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: TRUCUT has been sold off to Midwest Equipment
Replies: 12
Views: 595

Re: TRUCUT has been sold off to Midwest Equipment

I'm curious to how all this is going to work itself out. Hopefully they come out the other side better off and maybe update a few things in the process. It would be great if they could figure out a way to bring the price down a little bit to help get more people into reel mowing.
by Mightyquinn
Sun Jan 16, 2022 5:38 am
Forum: Irrigation
Topic: Yard box always flooded and killing grass
Replies: 3
Views: 1745

Re: Yard box always flooded and killing grass

I would dig that whole area up and look for a leak and then replace it all with some sand as that will help it drain a lot faster. Then, just lay a few squares of sod on top and call it good or you could transplant plugs from the healthy part of the lawn. Depending on how deep you dig it down, you c...
by Mightyquinn
Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Nutrients & Soil Fertility
Topic: Low Potassium.
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Low Potassium.

Try going to a farm supply store or a Nutrien also known as AG supply as they will most likely have it. It's definitely something you will need to call around and do some leg work to find it. But it will save you a lot of money if you can find it locally. This isn't the best time to find it though e...
by Mightyquinn
Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Greens max 4018
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Greens max 4018

I was actually looking at those years ago before I bought my first Baroness as it seemed a less expensive way to get into a greens mower at the time. TLF didn't exist at the time so there wasn't all the resources available that there is nowadays. I do believe that they are basically Jacobsen greens ...
by Mightyquinn
Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: New lawn opportunity
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: New lawn opportunity

I know I am biased but I think TifGrand is the perfect grass for reel mowing. It's dark green, grows slow and is very fine bladed.
by Mightyquinn
Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:58 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Reel grinding 101?
Replies: 63
Views: 2460

Re: Reel grinding 101?

There is nothing wrong with wanting to reel cut your lawn above one inch which is what the TruCut/McClane/Trimmer mowers are designed to do. By all means, keep doing what you are doing and enjoy, it’s your equipment, time and money. I think most people here were just trying to give you some correcti...
by Mightyquinn
Wed Jan 12, 2022 5:31 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Reel grinding 101?
Replies: 63
Views: 2460

Re: Reel grinding 101?

Why didn’t you just buy a Tru-cut/McClane/Cal Trimmer? That’s basically what you invented?
by Mightyquinn
Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: Landscaping
Topic: Year round weed issue in mulch areas
Replies: 6
Views: 597

Re: Year round weed issue in mulch areas

I have to disagree with bernstem on the rubber mulch. I have had it for over 5 years now and absolutely love it. It's so nice not having to replace mulch every year and it looks great and doesn't fade. Some weeds still get in but those are the thinner spots in the mulch. You will never keep 100% of ...
by Mightyquinn
Sat Jan 08, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: Nutrients & Soil Fertility
Topic: Questioning Nitrogen Recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 466

Re: Questioning Nitrogen Recommendations

I'm not a huge fan of off the shelf soil testing kits as you are not 100% sure of what kind of lab they are getting their lab results from. You are better off going through your local state AG office or one of the more accredited private testing labs. As for the nitrogen, it's not something you shou...
by Mightyquinn
Sat Jan 08, 2022 6:42 am
Forum: Nutrients & Soil Fertility
Topic: Questioning Nitrogen Recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 466

Re: Questioning Nitrogen Recommendations

Where and Who is recommending this?
by Mightyquinn
Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:09 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Reel mowing
Replies: 11
Views: 1043

Re: Reel mowing

Last idea… and you wouldn’t want to do this without consent and approval of the city/county… fill in the culvert like @wardconnor and make it flat https://youtu.be/IXEjon5Dt9A I wanted to do this SOOOO MUCH but the county engineers here are straight up idiots who don't understand basic physics of w...
by Mightyquinn
Tue Jan 04, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Tech Turf/dwarf bermudas
Replies: 9
Views: 658

Re: Tech Turf/dwarf bermudas

As for the reason no one has a dwarf bermuda lawn is probably the upkeep. I seriously looked into doing it to mine when I renovated last Spring but couldn't find hardly any info on the dwarf varieties when mowed and maintained at higher HOC's. I was looking at Champion and Mini Verde but the little ...
by Mightyquinn
Mon Jan 03, 2022 10:43 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: A question about sod installation
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: A question about sod installation

Thanks for the pictures!! Looks like everything is supposed to drain to the back of the property. In the Spring when everything is growing you could aerate the areas by the fence and add sand to the holes to help with drainage and/or raise the area a little bit to help move the water to the back.
by Mightyquinn
Sun Jan 02, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Reel mowing
Replies: 11
Views: 1043

Re: Reel mowing

raymond wrote:
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:30 pm
If you look at @Ware’s journal he also has a culvert/ditch and I think Mows it with a rotary mower

Video about this on his YT channel:
Just FYI, Ware no longer has that ditch as he sold that house and now lives on 3.5 acres :thumbup:
by Mightyquinn
Sun Jan 02, 2022 6:40 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: A question about sod installation
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: A question about sod installation

Welcome to TLF!! No need to apologize for the long post, better to have too much info than not enough. Sorry to hear about your grading issues but I doubt there is a lot you could do now with the project being done already and several months have passed. I think if you had been able to catch it earl...