Redtwin's Lawn Journal

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Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:16 pm
Thanks @AFBiker2011. The front is holding up but it has taken a bit of a beating the past couple of days. We've had almost 15" of rain since Saturday. I appreciate the compliment @Ware!

@rjw0283 I'm barely getting anything from the clippings but I want to make sure I stay ahead of it. I don't want to have to do another scalp and I want it at 3/8" going into winter.
Damn Redtwin, I'm not sure my boat can hold my tractor, I know I can get a chainsaw in there though :lol: :thumbup:

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that's a commitment! I was doing every other day for about 6 weeks. The wife was over it. I bumped my tnex to .35 ish... I may try .45 on the next to see what happens. I've never seen bronzing on the front (common i think) I've seen bronzing in the back on the 419. Label says .75 for higher HOC... I'm not brave enough for that yet.

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Well it was just over a month ago when I said I didn’t want to have to do another HOC reset but here I am. I will go into winter at 3/8” if it kills every blade of grass I have back there.
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On a better note, the front zoysia is doing very well at 3/8”.

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I legit just did the driveway before I sprayed my Pre-M. Worst case scenario, it's Bermuda, it'll be fine.

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Im following your journal and saw your post about going into winter at the lowered 3/8s. I just did this too coming down from 1/2". Mine looks exactly like your picture. I did it on a whem. No reason, just "lets do this". I love it when the neighbors think my yard looks so much better than theirs and then BOOM!!! BROWN... that makes me laugh every time, cause they have no idea whats really going on. They just look and scratch their head.
Good job friend!

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@Amoo316 Yeah... I know it will be fine in the long run and worst case scenario is we both have a head start on the spring scalp.

@DeepC Thanks for following. I really wanted to wait until the weekend so I could brag that I did a scalp in October but I don't want to push my luck. :lol:

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I did a follow up mow in both diagonal directions to clean up some of the brown stems that were missed yesterday. Now it's just time to let it grow and hope that we have an indian summer. The scalp sure makes the rough cut area around the fire pit look great!
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I wanted to comment on your Zyosia but I forgot. I love the color response you're getting sub .5" out of it. Between your fert/iron/pgr (whatever you're doing) and HOC I really love the color. I typically prefer the look/color of reel mowed yards in the .75" range with most Bermudas, but that Zoysia has such a unique and cool color that low.

Does it maintain it's softness that low?

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It's a little softer than the bermuda at that height probably due to the wider blades. I think the color difference is from the PGR. That and the HOC are the only differences between me and my neighbor. We used the same ferts and all. He keeps his just over an inch so you would think his would be darker, but it's not. We have the same variety and got it from the same farm so it has to be the PGR.

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@Redtwin Wow...that Zoysia is on point! :nod: :thumbup:

Nice work!

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Your back yard kicks @ss, jealous over here!

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Three year anniversary of Hurricane Michael and the start of my lawn nuttiness. I guess last weekend was not the best timing for a scalp but it's still recovering well even this late in the season.

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The Empire zoysia in the front has established well but is still filling in from the last sand level which has been slow due to all the rain and flooding we have had this season.

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I'm loving the way the Empire is looking at 3/8". I know it's a very controversial thing to say but I sometimes wish my whole yard was Empire. Shhh... don't tell the Tifway 419...

I still need to work on the edging along the road and replace my mess of a driveway.

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Redtwin wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:37 pm
I know it's a very controversial thing to say but I sometimes wish my whole yard was Empire. Shhh... don't tell the Tifway 419...
The truth hurts sometimes :lol:

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The backyard is back up to 3/8” so let’s see if I can keep up with it for the rest of the season. It’s supposed to cool off tonight so things will slow down but it should fully recover before we get our first real cold snap. This is 2-weeks post scalp.

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