Dangerlawn’s 2020 overseed

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Dangerlawn’s 2020 overseed

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Starting point, 0.5 inch hoc Bermuda, 2M lawn

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Applied Tnex at 1oz per M to entire front lawn. My normal rate all season has been between 0.15 and 0.3 so this was a massive dose. This should stop the Bermuda from growing in September.

Section 1 is .75 M and was seeded 9/5

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Scalped to 0.2 (bagged)
Seeded Champion PRG at 15 pounds per M
Spread X-start at 0.25N per M
Manual raked with landscape rake
Rotary mowed to pickup loose stolons
Rolled seeds in with Greensmaster
Peat moss on top

Watering using Ryan Knorr style setup of 6 MP rotator 2000

If I could do it again I would rented a lawn seeder. Even though it’s a small section the raking really wore me out.

Section 2 is 1.25 M and was seeded 9/8

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Scalped to 0.2 (bagged)
Seeded Champion PRG at 15 pounds per M
Spread X-start at 0.25N per M
Light vertical cut with a rented lawn seeder (super small grooves since I still have sub surface drip lines buried in this section)
Peat moss on top

Watering this area by hand using a hose end sprayer. I am a little concerned about all the stepping across the lawn I’m doing, but this is what I’m doing for better or worse

Had three super cold days that slowed my germination

Section one germinated day 6

Still waiting for section 2 to germinate.

Still trying to decide the plan for fertilizer and whether or not I’ll use Tnex on the PRG

Hopefully I’ll have some nice stripes soon

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Baby grass all over the place. Very excited

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Front section is starting to look like an actual lawn again. It’s about an inch tall. I do have germination on the main part now as well which is about 3 days behind. Hopefully I’ll be mowing real soon and posting up some stripe photos.


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@Dangerlawn looking good. keep us posted......

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Thor865 wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:03 pm
@Dangerlawn looking good. keep us posted......
Thanks

Got my first mow in today with a manual reel at 1 inch.

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Getting stripes even with a manual reel.

Plan is to mow it daily with the manual until it’s thick enough for the Greensmaster at 0.5

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Dangerlawn wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:48 am
Thor865 wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:03 pm
@Dangerlawn looking good. keep us posted......
Thanks

Got my first mow in today with a manual reel at 1 inch.

Before:


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After

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Getting stripes even with a manual reel.

Plan is to mow it daily with the manual until it’s thick enough for the Greensmaster at 0.5
Yeah you can get stripes with a little wind blowing by. I don’t have a manual reel so I go straight with the greens mower first cut on. Just FYI it can handle it

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Re: Dangerlawn’s 2020 overseed

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Thor865 wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:22 pm
Dangerlawn wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:48 am
Thor865 wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:03 pm
@Dangerlawn looking good. keep us posted......
Thanks

Got my first mow in today with a manual reel at 1 inch.

Before:


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After

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Getting stripes even with a manual reel.

Plan is to mow it daily with the manual until it’s thick enough for the Greensmaster at 0.5
Yeah you can get stripes with a little wind blowing by. I don’t have a manual reel so I go straight with the greens mower first cut on. Just FYI it can handle it
Awesome I’ll use the Greensmaster next.

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Greensmaster at 0.6 hoc day 11

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Day 12 for street and day 9 for main.

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Post mow


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Starting to fill in the main part.

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Dropped about 7-8 pounds of Barenbrug HGT KBG over 2.5 M of my backyard today. This will be to create the mythical bluemuda.

I didn’t scalp it this time just the normal 0.6 hoc mow, 1 oz per M of Tnex yesterday and then rented a lawn seeder and used it to verticut in both directions one time. I spread the seed before verticutting and drag mat after to push the seed in the grooves. I also put down peat moss to cover the areas I recently sanded to fix some low spots where water pools after a rain.

I seeded super heavy because the backyard has traffic from 3 dogs and is likely to be a challenge to seed. I’m not sure what to expect so this will be a learning experience. Good chance this project will fail.

Watering will be done with 3 mp rotator 3000s only that I’ll move around.

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Sand day


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After seeding

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Put out some humic 12 and Greene effect this morning, both at 8oz er M rates and then watered in after for 40 minutes (0.25 inches)

I think the plan now is to water like this once a day in the morning for the next week while the last round of seeds I threw out germinates. At that point I’ll water every other day at 0.5 inches.

I’ll also be keeping the back wet until the KBG germinates.

Yesterday I put out some alliette at 4oz per M because I know I have pythium in the lawn and all this watering is bound to wake it up.

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Looking good sir! Hoping my front comes in quick too, did you rip any out with the greensmaster on it that quick?

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ATV wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:35 pm
Looking good sir! Hoping my front comes in quick too, did you rip any out with the greensmaster on it that quick?
Nope nothing was ripped out by the mower. It was certainly flattened though but today it’s all standing back up.

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