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985 Arrowheads 2019 Lawn Journal

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Post by 985arrowhead » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:50 pm

I have 3 more lights to highlight a few windmill palms in the gardens.

Thinking of some path lights and putting them in the beds to accent a few plants.

Any suggestions? I have a 300 watt transformer as well, so plenty of room to expand.

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Post by dtillman5 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:26 am

Looking great!
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Post by 985arrowhead » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:26 am

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Post by 985arrowhead » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:37 pm

Started the install of my landscape lighting.

Volt has some great videos on line to help. Super simple really. I got the 300w transformer without the clamp connectors ($50 less to turn a few screws!) Their G4 LED’s were on sale for 30% off until March 4th and total it was better than the just the 10% military discount which is always available. I bought 7 total and a mix of 4ft and 25ft lead wires to up light the sides of my garage and front courtyard entry way gate as well as 3 windmill palms in my beds. I also used the hub connectors for all my connections. I got 4, 17 degree lenses for the house and then 3, 24 degree lenses for the trees.

I got the transformer installed and 5 of the lights before the rain came.

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Post by 985arrowhead » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:21 pm

Wow!

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Post by N LA Hacker » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:48 pm

Looking good.

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Post by 985arrowhead » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:38 am

Mar 4

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Post by 985arrowhead » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:21 pm

Finally had a break in the weather to get the other 2 palms up lighted.

This was such an easy to do and great looking project that I am already looking at new additions to the system. Glad I bought the 300v transformer😁

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Post by EvanK » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:26 pm

Awesome thread to watch unfold! You certainly have a beautiful home and yard. Excellent job on the lighting design! (Are you sure you haven't done it before? :lol: )
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Post by 985arrowhead » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:35 pm

Thanks, finally got everything adjusted and I am very happy with the outcome!

Already planing the back yard additions. I have a windmill palm and a fountain back there as well as some fence lighting.

All of my exterior lighting is also on the Lutron bridge using Caseta wireless switches so I can control from my phone or Alexa!

Here is a photo of the final front for now.....

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Post by 985arrowhead » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:35 pm

Added .5# GreenTRX to the lawn today and mowed at 0.5.

We had a cold snap with lows in the upper 30’s this week and I think that might have set me back a little bit in green up after the scalp.

Hoping to be fully green by April 1.

Expecting more rains this week so will probably limit my ability to cut. The ground is super saturated and needs at least 2 days after rain to dry up enough to cut.

Leveling seems to have helped out a lot in the back.

I also got fresh straw in the beds! Couldn’t do mulch again. The Mclane seemed to tolerate it more than the JD180.

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Post by 985arrowhead » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:33 am

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Post by N LA Hacker » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:30 am

Man, that jumped out quick

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Post by 985arrowhead » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:36 am

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Post by 985arrowhead » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:31 am

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Post by 985arrowhead » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:47 pm

Trying to keep the same angles for the photos to show the changes.

Back yard certainly looks more green today then yesterday or the days before.

Front is still looking the same.

Today is day 4 since the last mow and I hope to get one in tomorrow. Time and weather permitting.
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Post by 985arrowhead » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:33 pm

Mar 15

Awoke to a nice shower!

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Post by 985arrowhead » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:36 pm

By lunch I was able to lay down a few stripes. The sand has really help not only with leveling but also with the drainage. By 1pm I was able to roll most of the yard....

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Post by Jacob_S » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:52 pm

Good to hear on drainage, I'm hoping it helps when I do mine in may.

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Post by 985arrowhead » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:47 pm

Got a full service mow in today.

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