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by Deke
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Must haves in a custom home build?
Replies: 77
Views: 3048

Re: Must haves in a custom home build?

Built in gun safe. Must have.
Man room / trophy room.
Sprinkler system.

Pretty much my list of must haves for the new house. Everything else the wife gets to decide.
by Deke
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: 1st now on Mazama reno
Replies: 26
Views: 2248

Re: 1st now on Mazama reno

Have you ruled out Poa Triv? That seems a bit..."dense" to be pure Poa A, but thats just me... As someone whose yard went from https://i.postimg.cc/BnQfhZdk/2018-06-17-18-41-52.jpg To 4 months later https://i.postimg.cc/fL5xfKX6/2018-10-31-08-08-15.jpg To this about 2 years later https://i.postimg....
by Deke
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: 1st now on Mazama reno
Replies: 26
Views: 2248

Re: 1st now on Mazama reno

Finally got around to taking some pictures today. The poa a is pretty vicious in that generalized area. Never noticed it last year with the no mix. Mowed at 1 in Friday evening. Should of mowed tonight but instead I painted the house.
by Deke
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: 1st now on Mazama reno
Replies: 26
Views: 2248

Re: 1st now on Mazama reno

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by Deke
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: 1st now on Mazama reno
Replies: 26
Views: 2248

Re: 1st now on Mazama reno

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by Deke
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: 1st now on Mazama reno
Replies: 26
Views: 2248

Re: 1st now on Mazama reno

WyGuy wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:12 pm
Have any pictures you can share? Putting down 100% Mazama in my backyard next weekend!
I will get some tonight when I get home. Has some white chunks of caulking in it so try to ignore that.
by Deke
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Big lawn?
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: Big lawn?

I'd do nice lawn at least 200 feet out from all sides. Try that for a year or two and then adjust up or down from there. I suggest not doing too much for at least a year. Get yourself acquainted to the property and where water sits, where animals hang out, where the sun blazes all the time. Then ma...
by Deke
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Big lawn?
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: Big lawn?

How do you plan to maintain the lawn? Are you planning to reel mow? For a high input, showcase lawn, equipment costs are going to start adding up above 10-15k square feet. For example, 10k square feet is easily manageable with a push mower, but if you want to keep 40k square feet low cut, you are g...
by Deke
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Big lawn?
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Big lawn?

We are setting up financing on a five acre plot of land and a fixer upper house, pretty much a done deal at this point. The house and property have been neglected for the past tenish years, so it is a complete clean slate. My plan is to take this winter and deal with the house and when spring rolls ...
by Deke
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: 1st now on Mazama reno
Replies: 26
Views: 2248

Re: 1st now on Mazama reno

@Deke Thought I’d bump this and see how the spring and summer you Mazama held up. Grass is looking really really good mid summer. It’s a deep green and very thick. Had to upgrade from my electric mower to a Honda 200. Only issues now is a ring of poa a around an old tree stump that I had no clue wa...
by Deke
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Can someone help me figure out what's with my monoculture bluegrass renovation?
Replies: 12
Views: 472

Re: Can someone help me figure out what's with my monoculture bluegrass renovation?

Looks like poa a. Same as my yard. I also live in pacific nw, I did Mazama reno last year and this spring had a whole bunch of it show up. I think it’s just in our soil. Even the nicest golf courses around me have a serious issue with it. Which I never noticed until my yard started showing signs of ...
by Deke
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Watering Time
Replies: 15
Views: 866

Re: Watering Time

@j4c11 That's another good point! I do 2x1/2 and when very hot 3x1/2. Have sandy soil and measure moisture ate watering. Effect is almost same from 1/2 an 1''. So, the deeper watering is actually waste of water. I am in the same boat. Pure sand soil, I have to water almost every other day once summ...
by Deke
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Prepping for a semi reno on my front lawn in the fall... need advice.
Replies: 16
Views: 788

Re: Prepping for a semi reno on my front lawn in the fall... need advice.

Why put down lime if you do not know what your soil needs? Start simple. Put down a basic post emergent that you can get at a big box store. Fertilize the lawn And then mow a lot. This brought my lawn from the worst in the neighborhood to the best in a year.
by Deke
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Cool season mix?
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Cool season mix?

So I started reel mowing this season. Actually about 6 weeks ago lol. I’ve been slowly working down to 1 inch with a manual reel ( cal trimmer on the way though 8-) ). And now maintaining at 1.125”. Just curious how often you reel guys are reel mowing cool season lawns now? I’m doing it every other...
by Deke
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Black walnut shells
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Black walnut shells

I think you need to throw it way, in a garbage truck. Black Walnuts have juglone. Juglone can kill your grass (depends on the type). https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/2005/jul/070701.htm Thanks for the info g-man. I looked it up before I posted and it said not to put them with tomato plants. I...
by Deke
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Black walnut shells
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Black walnut shells

I am doing a fire remediation job and at the end of the job will have about 200-250 lbs of black walnut shell that we are using for blasting soot and char off of framing of a house. Is there anything I can do with this pile in my yard? Would the compost pile be a better idea? Usually we use soda whi...
by Deke
Mon May 18, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Milo after Scott’s Crab Halt with lawn food??
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Re: Milo after Scott’s Crab Halt with lawn food??

I dropped 1 lb of nitrogen from 16-16-16 fert and then dropped a double coverage of milo, That was a month ago and I still have a yard. How much nitrogen did you put down and how much are you planning to with the milo?
by Deke
Sat May 16, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: How much N have you put down so far ?
Replies: 25
Views: 905

Re: How much N have you put down so far ?

.5 lbs every two weeks since Third week of March. New reno in fall that I’m trying to get up and running. Back yard is more on the average side, at about 1 lb so far this year. I have very sandy soil though.
by Deke
Mon May 11, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Rust?
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Rust?

Bag clippings. Mow the affected area last to avoid spreading if possible. Light nitrogen will help it grow out of the disease. Biological fungicides like Serenade are moderately effective. Rust often does not need chemical fungicides, but I have seen significant turf thinning and partial turf loss ...
by Deke
Mon May 11, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Glypho spots in lawn worth it?
Replies: 23
Views: 1298

Re: Glypho spots in lawn worth it?

This picture you posted looks like foxtail to me. I fought this stuff when we had sod put down like crazy. They would pop up everywhere. https://i.postimg.cc/kGNK7cyR/C64-B9894-B5-A7-40-D5-8-B69-113-BC7-C989-A2.jpg That looks like poa t Whatever it is does not seem to be spreading or getting bigger...