2020 | What did you do with your lawn today?

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Finally finally got the city to come out and fix this. This drain box had a hole in the side and washing out the dirt. They dug it out filled it with cement on the outside and also patch the hole with cement on the inside then topped it off with clay. Hopefully this fixes it
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MeanDean wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:02 pm
Sharpened up the edges of my mulch beds today.

I really hate this rubber mulch. It's hard to keep clean. With traditional mulch after you trim bushes and get clippings in your beds you can just cover it with more mulch. Haven't found a good way to clean this yet.
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Nice! That’s coming up soon for me as well. Phase II of Spring Up 2020!

Came out clean! Can’t beat a nice clean live edge!
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Two9tene wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:38 pm
MeanDean wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:02 pm
Sharpened up the edges of my mulch beds today.

I really hate this rubber mulch. It's hard to keep clean. With traditional mulch after you trim bushes and get clippings in your beds you can just cover it with more mulch. Haven't found a good way to clean this yet.
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Nice! That’s coming up soon for me as well. Phase II of Spring Up 2020!

Came out clean! Can’t beat a nice clean live edge!
Thank you, sir. I ditched my pavers last year and went with a natural edge. Looks great with reel mowed Bermuda that's nice and green.

I wonder how rotary power scissors would work with keeping these edges nice and clean.

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MeanDean wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:33 pm
Two9tene wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:38 pm
MeanDean wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:02 pm
Sharpened up the edges of my mulch beds today.

I really hate this rubber mulch. It's hard to keep clean. With traditional mulch after you trim bushes and get clippings in your beds you can just cover it with more mulch. Haven't found a good way to clean this yet.
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Nice! That’s coming up soon for me as well. Phase II of Spring Up 2020!

Came out clean! Can’t beat a nice clean live edge!
Thank you, sir. I ditched my pavers last year and went with a natural edge. Looks great with reel mowed Bermuda that's nice and green.

I wonder how rotary power scissors would work with keeping these edges nice and clean.
Just got mine 2 weeks ago and it’s well worth it! Cleans it up real nice.
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The lawn situation has turned around a lot. It's actually green! :bandit: :banana: :dancenana: :thumbsup: :shout:

Today I spot sprayed for some weeds and pulled quite a bit of Poa by hand.

Then I realized that the Certainty I have in stock is labeled for Poa so I'll mix up a batch and spot spray that tomorrow - what the heck.

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This one is by far my favorite shot - if you look back in my posts (viewtopic.php?p=235312#p235312) you will see that this area was completely dormant a month ago.

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There is one area in the back towards the pomegranate tree that is LOVING life. It's so thick and full back there it's amazing.

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Cutting with the manually reel back there is actually semi-tough :bd:

I want the whole lawn looking and feeling like that!

I sent off for 3 soil tests today to compare results since the last round seemed to be iffy.

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Soil Savvy - My friend gave me this one so it was "free", but don't plan on using them long term.

I'm itching to throw down some fertilizer but I haven't decided what to go with. More coming on that topic.

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Quick cut early this morning to knock off the dew and clean her up a bit. Got about 85-90% green up almost time for the first T-nex app. Gonna spruce up the live edges later today and clean out the beds!


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Two9tene wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:39 am
Quick cut early this morning to knock off the dew and clean her up a bit. Got about 85-90% green up almost time for the first T-nex app. Gonna spruce up the live edges later today and clean out the beds!


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Looks great! Are you edging your driveway/walkways with the rotary power scissors? How's the blade hold up against that?

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It’s about to get real tomorrow!
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Mulched the back yard river bank. TTTF is looking awesome...
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Pulled some boxwoods out of the front yard and trimmed up some Hollies and Barberries.
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Gave it a mow at 1/2 inch and then decided to mess around and mow in a putting green at 1/8.
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Mowed, edged, and trimmed.
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erdons wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:42 pm
Gave it a mow at 1/2 inch and then decided to mess around and mow in a putting green at 1/8.
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Spring fever is real! And in full affect! Nice! I wish the wife would allow me to do something like this! Haha! Looks good!!
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Two9tene wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:12 pm
erdons wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:42 pm
Gave it a mow at 1/2 inch and then decided to mess around and mow in a putting green at 1/8.
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Spring fever is real! And in full affect! Nice! I wish the wife would allow me to do something like this! Haha! Looks good!!
She didn’t let me, I just purposely forgot to ask 🤣

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Put out 4cy of pine nuggets in landscape. Had to get rid of the dang pine needles.
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erdons wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:50 pm
Two9tene wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:12 pm
erdons wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:42 pm
Gave it a mow at 1/2 inch and then decided to mess around and mow in a putting green at 1/8.
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Spring fever is real! And in full affect! Nice! I wish the wife would allow me to do something like this! Haha! Looks good!!
She didn’t let me, I just purposely forgot to ask 🤣
It’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission I guess! Lmao
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Relocated a privet and some other schrub, planted a camellia. Picked up another yard of mulch and raked all the pine needles and junk off the front yard. Enjoying some cold refreshing beverages now

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Dethatching
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Tackled all 26k today and I’m beat. Scalped and bagged, dethatched, raked and then ran a rotary bagger over it x 2 ways. Gonna put down some granular Prodiamine and then fertilize in 2 weeks. Keeping my fingers crossed that this jumpstarts the growth and adds some density.
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I had to repair a damaged pipe in my sprinkler system.

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Won’t even be able to tell in two weeks.

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So I was really excited about the nomination for the LOTM last year so I am gonna try to keep a great journal this year.

I got up early this morning and did a few apps.

I started with my second app of the NExt products adding both RGS and Humic 12 to the brew with some Air8. I added some FEature and PPZ 41.8 (starting prevent Fungi program). I uploaded all this to my GreenKeeper app for tracking and wrote it all down in my lawn journal.

I then watered everything in this morning before the family was even awake.


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Back Yard:
So, my back yard is so ugly from all the dog stains that this year as mentioned I started cutting with the Honda Rotary in the back. Started on the lowest setting then went up a notch on the front wheels only and have been maintaining that HOC. I have no idea what it is but it is somewhere I venture a guess b/w 1-1.5 inches. I am hoping the grass with the heat stress and pee can tolerate it better longer and not get so many stains/dead spots. It has recovered a lot since last year but I still get the occasional spot and the rest a filling in nicely. I am also trying to let her out more so she isn't so full and concentrated plus walking and letting her burn the green spaces! (Since they don't ever cut them, who cares!)

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Front Yard:
The sand is settling in nicely and my HOC is .6. Still a few spots that are pretty heavy on sand but just show how unloved the lawn is! If you look at last years journal you know I sanded quite a bit as well.

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Back Yard Fence:
This area is Celebration on the fence line until the corner of the patio and the main cultivar is 419 in the rest of the yard. This was my side yard project to the left of my house from last years journal. It is thriving and thickening up since being laid late last summer. The artist is my son! Part of his home school religion project!

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Right Side Yard:
So this side yard was just laid with Celebration sod about 2 weeks ago. It is still getting a foot hold but I am hoping as with the left side yard that this one can tolerate the shade and thrive as well. This side certainly gets more sun than the other so I am very optimistic. I don't know if I can reel mow it low though! The azaleas are beautiful and have a ton of new growth. A lot of horticultural oil and 13-13-13 have been doing all my shrubs wonders.

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Front Yard:
I have been fighting Mealy bugs on my sky pencils and am hoping to have them thriving by the end of spring! Those little bastards just keep coming back. Hence all the horticultural oil apps. Next is a Ferti-lome tree and shrub drench. Ordered yesterday but is Imidacloprid, 1-[(6-Chloro-3-pyridinyl) and I hope to have it next week. Until them will just keep hosing them off.

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Back Patio:
So This area has been a lot of different things but finally decided to go with some dwarf Mondo Grass. I am hoping that once it roots and really takes hold the dog can run through it without destroying it. She has everything else there.

The pots with Banana plant and the hibiscus by the fountain were pruned and seem to be doing well. I am waiting for some blooms.

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