walk1355's Lawn Journal

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Lookin good!

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Gave it a cut today. I am still amazed at what PGR can do. I hadn't cut my back yard since 5/5 (11 days ago) and it produced the amount of clippings I'd expect from 4-5 days of growth without PGR.

I also applied 40lbs of Humic DG and about 10lbs of Headway G. The Headway was left over from last year. Thought I'd put some down on my front and side yard where I had some fungus issues last year as a preventative for this year.

I've got a few broadleef weeds and some nutsedge coming up, so I plan to give it a shot of Certainty and Celsius this weekend. Certainty calls for no mowing 2 days before or after so I will apply on Saturday or Sunday and won't mow again until next Wednesday.


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Brackin4au wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 10:46 pm
Lookin good!
Thanks.

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walk1355 wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:40 pm
Gave it a cut today. I am still amazed at what PGR can do. I hadn't cut my back yard since 5/5 (11 days ago) and it produced the amount of clippings I'd expect from 4-5 days of growth without PGR.

I also applied 40lbs of Humic DG and about 10lbs of Headway G. The Headway was left over from last year. Thought I'd put some down on my front and side yard where I had some fungus issues last year as a preventative for this year.

I've got a few broadleef weeds and some nutsedge coming up, so I plan to give it a shot of Certainty and Celsius this weekend. Certainty calls for no mowing 2 days before or after so I will apply on Saturday or Sunday and won't mow again until next Wednesday.


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Do you typically do PGR first then mow 4 hours after? Or mow first and PGR 1 hour after? The label says you can do either, wondered if there’s a preference one way or the other...
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Brackin4au wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 3:46 pm
Do you typically do PGR first then mow 4 hours after? Or mow first and PGR 1 hour after? The label says you can do either, wondered if there’s a preference one way or the other...
I've done both. I typically apply PGR 1 hour after mowing as it works better for my routineh, but have had the same results either way.

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walk1355 wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 6:49 am
Brackin4au wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 3:46 pm
Do you typically do PGR first then mow 4 hours after? Or mow first and PGR 1 hour after? The label says you can do either, wondered if there’s a preference one way or the other...
I've done both. I typically apply PGR 1 hour after mowing as it works better for my routineh, but have had the same results either way.
Cool. Good to know. I applied mine this morning for the first time. Plan to mow sometime after lunch. Eager to see how it does. Thanks!

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Brackin4au wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 8:44 am
walk1355 wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 6:49 am
Brackin4au wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 3:46 pm
Do you typically do PGR first then mow 4 hours after? Or mow first and PGR 1 hour after? The label says you can do either, wondered if there’s a preference one way or the other...
I've done both. I typically apply PGR 1 hour after mowing as it works better for my routineh, but have had the same results either way.
Cool. Good to know. I applied mine this morning for the first time. Plan to mow sometime after lunch. Eager to see how it does. Thanks!
I mowed this morning and applied PGR and 2oz/1ksf of Feature an hour after I mowed.

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Applied my 2nd dose of PGR this morning an hour after I mowed. Seed heads have been out in full force as we have had some extreme temps this last week or so.

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Some better pictures with a not so intense sun.


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Been busy so I haven't had time to post an update until tonight.

Rented an aerator on 5/26 from Home Depot. Aerated in two directions. Gave the cores about a week to dry up and mowed over them with my Honda rotary on 6/1. Applied my first application of Carbon X on 6/2 at 3lbs per 1ksft.

Photos are from 6/5.


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walk1355 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:36 pm
Been busy so I haven't had time to post an update until tonight.

Rented an aerator on 5/26 from Home Depot. Aerated in two directions. Gave the cores about a week to dry up and mowed over them with my Honda rotary on 6/1. Applied my first application of Carbon X on 6/2 at 3lbs per 1ksft.

Photos are from 6/5.
You go with the Classen CA-18 or Ryan Lawnaire IV and single or double pass? I've seen both in my area. I'm trying to price out contractor rates but last resort would be to rent from HD.

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smurg wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:04 pm
walk1355 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:36 pm
Been busy so I haven't had time to post an update until tonight.

Rented an aerator on 5/26 from Home Depot. Aerated in two directions. Gave the cores about a week to dry up and mowed over them with my Honda rotary on 6/1. Applied my first application of Carbon X on 6/2 at 3lbs per 1ksft.

Photos are from 6/5.
You go with the Classen CA-18 or Ryan Lawnaire IV and single or double pass? I've seen both in my area. I'm trying to price out contractor rates but last resort would be to rent from HD.
I went with this one https://www.homedepot.com/tool-truck-re ... index.html

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Took my HOC down to 7/16" today. Down from 5/8".


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Welcome to 2020!

Been a busy week putting down a few loads of sand, got my first mow in on Sunday, 3/29. I've decided to probably cut my back yard with my Honda HRX this year as an experiment.

My backyard has a huge tree line along the south/southwest side so it doesn't get full days of sun. Due to that, I have some areas that suffer, mainly along the south side of the fence, and along the borders of the fence, and a REALLY bad spot in the northwest part of my lawn. I'm going to cut it around 1.25" this year and see what happens. I had some success last year not edging/weed eating around the fence and letting the bermuda runners take off, so that helped fill in around the fence some.

In my back yard along the northwest side, the bermuda will not consistently grow. I am pretty sure it's mainly due to a lack of sunlight, and partly due to poor soil (soil has washed away which has caused rocks to be on the surface some). So to combat that, I planted 72 3x3" Empire Zoysia plugs today. Will be fun to see what happens in my back yard.


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wtf my bermuda isn't even close to that green!

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WDE46 wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:01 pm
wtf my bermuda isn't even close to that green!
How low do you cut? Last fall I was cutting at like 3/8". The dead grass acts as an insulation for the dirt. The less dead grass = the dirt warms up quicker.

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walk1355 wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:15 pm
WDE46 wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:01 pm
wtf my bermuda isn't even close to that green!
How low do you cut? Last fall I was cutting at like 3/8". The dead grass acts as an insulation for the dirt. The less dead grass = the dirt warms up quicker.
Not very low because I have a rotary mower. I've dethatched with my SunJoe recently and cut on the lowest setting multiple passes. I've got more clippings to pick up that got washed up after the rain last week. It's got green coming up it's just very far from what you've got haha. Last year I was able to recover it from the previous owner's neglect (my first growing season). This year I think I'm still working with some thin grass. Last year was an exercise in weed control and trying to get 100% coverage.

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This is probably the best my yard has looked so far. Installed new 7 blade reel and fairway cut bedknife last weekend and my stripes are popping like they have never popped before. Not sure if it's because of the new reel/bedknife or if it's because everything is lined up and set correctly.

Currently cutting at exactly 0.5"

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