2020 | What did you do with your lawn today?

Warm season grasses like Bermuda, Zoysia, St. Augustine, Centipede & Paspalum
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mre_man_76
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GrassAndWater12 wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:13 am
Admired the color 2 days after the iron app. (Centipede)
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You are my new inspiration for centipede!!!

Are you reel mowing?
I just want a better looking lawn!!!!!!!

The struggle is real :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Yesterday, I moved 2 cubic yards of garden soil from the truck to the raised garden with my poly cart. Wife decided on a 2' height raised garden beds. So, I am doing twice the work filling it! :censored:
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Last edited by MidloMillers2012 on Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:50 am, edited 3 times in total.

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Re: 2020 | What did you do with your lawn today?

Post by MidloMillers2012 »

Mowed at 1” to prep for rain and fert.

Next, possibly murdered my front lawn.
Applied 21-0-0 with my Earthway 2150. In the process of trying to keep my four-year-old out of the fertilizer and from playing with the spreader, my setting slipped from 15 into the 20s, applying about 1.5N/k instead of my intended .5N/k. I realized my mistake, made the correction for the backyard and irrigated afterwards.

Photos of bermuda on steroids, or burned up bermuda to follow...Ugh...

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Re: 2020 | What did you do with your lawn today?

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mre_man_76 wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:00 am
GrassAndWater12 wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:13 am
Admired the color 2 days after the iron app. (Centipede)
Image
You are my new inspiration for centipede!!!

Are you reel mowing?
Thanks for the compliments everyone. No I’m not reel mowing, but I would love to if I could ever convince the wife I “need one”. I scalped and bagged on the first mow and this was after the 2nd cut and then two days later the iron app. I used Southern AG Iron mixed at 8oz per 2 gallons per 1k sq ft in order to drench the soil and achieve foliar.

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Post by cutigers08 »

MidloMillers2012 wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:31 am
Mowed at 1” to prep for rain and fert.

Next, possibly murdered my front lawn.
Applied 21-0-0 with my Earthway 2150. In the process of trying to keep my four-year-old out of the fertilizer and from playing with the spreader, my setting slipped from 15 into the 20s, applying about 1.5N/k instead of my intended .5N/k. I realized my mistake, made the correction for the backyard and irrigated afterwards.

Photos of bermuda on steroids, or burned up bermuda to follow...Ugh...
Doubt you will burn it long as it gets water. Now it may eat your children and pets! Get ready to mow your @ss off! I just picked up a bag of 28-0-3 and 5-0-20 and am planning on 2 applications 2 weeks apart at 1#N/k before leveling and I am dreading the amount of mowing it is going to take before the level as I am already mowing every 3 days.

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Post by daviddsims »

GrassAndWater12 wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:30 am
mre_man_76 wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:00 am
GrassAndWater12 wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:13 am
Admired the color 2 days after the iron app. (Centipede)
Image
You are my new inspiration for centipede!!!

Are you reel mowing?
Thanks for the compliments everyone. No I’m not reel mowing, but I would love to if I could ever convince the wife I “need one”. I scalped and bagged on the first mow and this was after the 2nd cut and then two days later the iron app. I used Southern AG Iron mixed at 8oz per 2 gallons per 1k sq ft in order to drench the soil and achieve foliar.
What height do you maintain your centipede at @GrassAndWater12

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Post by Barkerbp88 »

Threw out 14 yards of mulch yesterday. Worked up the courage today to crawl out of bed and finish scalping and bagging the front lawn. Still not sure if it was a great idea. I’m not sure if my back is sore from all the mulch or all the beers. I can tell I’m no spring chicken anymore. Just add that to the list of things to not do again.



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Watched the LCO core aerate, then pulled plugs from the Seashore Paspalum test plot and placed them out in other places in the yard to begin the spreading process. Now just waiting on the rains to come.

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Re: 2020 | What did you do with your lawn today?

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daviddsims wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:42 pm
GrassAndWater12 wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:30 am
mre_man_76 wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:00 am


You are my new inspiration for centipede!!!

Are you reel mowing?
Thanks for the compliments everyone. No I’m not reel mowing, but I would love to if I could ever convince the wife I “need one”. I scalped and bagged on the first mow and this was after the 2nd cut and then two days later the iron app. I used Southern AG Iron mixed at 8oz per 2 gallons per 1k sq ft in order to drench the soil and achieve foliar.
What height do you maintain your centipede at @GrassAndWater12
Right now between the first and 2nd notch of a push mower (JD JS28 nothing fancy) roughly 1.5 inches but 2.5 in July/Aug. Any lower looks even better but scalps in a few places. Planning on leveling soon.

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Mowed, trimmed, and edged. Now on to my job.
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@GrassAndWater12 impressive for Centipede! Would be interested to hear your plan this year and products you apply and when. Good to see some Centipede on here. I am keeping mine at 2" year-round. I would go lower but I have some shade issues. I may increase in July-Aug to 2.5" as well.

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bmw wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:08 pm
@GrassAndWater12 impressive for Centipede! Would be interested to hear your plan this year and products you apply and when. Good to see some Centipede on here. I am keeping mine at 2" year-round. I would go lower but I have some shade issues. I may increase in July-Aug to 2.5" as well.
@bmw Please explain how shade issues results to having to cut higher.
I just want a better looking lawn!!!!!!!

The struggle is real :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Enjoyed the mow today
Keeping it REEL in the ATL: Yes Honey, I need to mow again.

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mre_man_76 wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:19 pm
bmw wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:08 pm
@GrassAndWater12 impressive for Centipede! Would be interested to hear your plan this year and products you apply and when. Good to see some Centipede on here. I am keeping mine at 2" year-round. I would go lower but I have some shade issues. I may increase in July-Aug to 2.5" as well.
@bmw Please explain how shade issues results to having to cut higher.
@mre_man_76 I’ve just read about it from several sources.. just that it provides more of a chance for the grass to thrive with less sunlight. Increases photosynthesis capability in poorly lit areas. This is a snip from Walterreeves.com. He has some good info on various grass types.

“MOW HIGHER Grass in the shade should be cut approximately 1/2 to 1 inch higher than the grass growing in full sunlight. This will allow more leaf area to intercept the limited amount of sunlight. Avoid scalping turf in the spring. Decline of turf in shade often begins after a single episode of scalping.”

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Leveled some washouts. Gave it a nice cut so I can overseed soon!
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bmw wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:40 pm
mre_man_76 wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:19 pm
bmw wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:08 pm
@GrassAndWater12 impressive for Centipede! Would be interested to hear your plan this year and products you apply and when. Good to see some Centipede on here. I am keeping mine at 2" year-round. I would go lower but I have some shade issues. I may increase in July-Aug to 2.5" as well.
@bmw Please explain how shade issues results to having to cut higher.
@mre_man_76 I’ve just read about it from several sources.. just that it provides more of a chance for the grass to thrive with less sunlight. Increases photosynthesis capability in poorly lit areas. This is a snip from Walterreeves.com. He has some good info on various grass types.

“MOW HIGHER Grass in the shade should be cut approximately 1/2 to 1 inch higher than the grass growing in full sunlight. This will allow more leaf area to intercept the limited amount of sunlight. Avoid scalping turf in the spring. Decline of turf in shade often begins after a single episode of scalping.”
After reading that I see how that makes sense.
I just want a better looking lawn!!!!!!!

The struggle is real :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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My Zoysia is creeping into the beds, so it was time to recut the live edge. I used the pieces I cut out to fill in some spots in the backyard. If I get some good growth from those pieces, I'll do a write-up on that process. You can see the dirt screen on the cart. It makes a great work table and let's the dirt fall into the cart and the rocks are easily removed.

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Testing out the sprinklers resulted in an unwanted fountain. Repaired, and photo taken for future reference.

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I got the yard leveled and made a sweet video documenting the process. Now we have a week of heavy rain. Hope the sand stays put!

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Sprayed Axozystrobin and RGS over the lawn. Sitting back chilling for the rest of the day
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