Topcat’s Lawn Journal

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Did a blanket application of Quinchlorac. Wanted to mow today, but decided to spray instead since dollar weed from the neighbor is creeping into my lawn. The PGR has kicked in so I will hold off until Monday to mow to allow the quinchlorac time to do its thing.

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Yard looks amazing! Two questions: what humic product do you use and do you have any tips for making the DIY sprayer? I want to build one just like that!

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Another forum member gave me a 2 gallon container that he had too much of. It is a kelp/Humic combo. I’ll hVe to take a look at the label tomorrow afternoon.

The DYI sprayer was made using a Lesco spreader frame. I found the spreader on Craigslist and it was pretty banged up so I got it pretty cheap. I used Reel Low Dad concept and his YouTube video as a springboard for mine. Mine is slightly different but his video answered all the questions I had on fittings and hoses. I did use a larger higher output pump and added a spray wand so I could spot spray areas the sprayer would not fit and shrubs when needed.

My build thread viewtopic.php?t=17096

Reel low dad YouTube video

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I've been using Speedzone and Celsius mixed together and that has done pretty well with Dollarweed... but I ran out of speedzone, and got a new one that instead of 3 chemicals it has 4, and one of those is Quinclorac. Pretty excited to see how it works, but I didn't know you could kill dollarweed with Quinclorac exclusively. That's pretty cool!
2019 Lawn Journal:
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2020 Lawn Journal:
We don't speak of this year.
2021 Lawn Journal:
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Double cut after work.

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I’ve been out of town for the last week. A couple of days prior to leaving I sprayed Paclo to make sure it did not come out of suppression while I was away. Returned today to find very little growth. The lawn looks like it needs feeding so I will put down 30-0-10 tomorrow and spike it with a little iron for a quick green spurt.

I also found this note in my mailbox when I got in.

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The work that goes into it is rewarding without complement - but it is nice to have the work validated with things like this from time to time.

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Double cut, spread 30-0-10, then watered it in. Current HOC is .5”. The Paclo is doing a good job. I did order Primo Maxx that I hope arrives in the next two weeks. I’d like to keep it suppressed but want to use a mix of the two alternating every four weeks. I am also finally seeing the end of the seed head bloom. There are a few remaining that are too short for the current HOC. Hopefully they will all be gone in the next week or so.
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Put the dethatch reel on and went across the lawn in 2 directions. Took 3 full catchers of thatch out.
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Then I double cut at 1/2”. Going to raise the HOC to 5/8” for the next cut.

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Then gave the backyard St Aug a little love.

Before cut

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Who says St Aug can’t hold stripes? Looks better in person. Current HOC is 2.5”


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Now to enjoy the yard for the holiday weekend.

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Mowed yesterday at .6” - just shy of 5/8”. Took about half a catcher off, so it is starting to show signs of coming out of suppression. We did get 1.5” of rain the night before.
I just mixed a tank of T-Nex, Feature, azoxy And propiconazole and will spray this evening.

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Updates!
2019 Lawn Journal:
viewtopic.php?f=26&t=7338
2020 Lawn Journal:
We don't speak of this year.
2021 Lawn Journal:
viewtopic.php?f=26&t=26593

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I second the motion.
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