Sunny's Lawn Journal

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Thought I'd setup a lawn journal showcasing how I took a barren yard to a lush green lawn, at least part of it. ;)

Back Yard Before:

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Back Yard After:

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Front Yard Before:

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Front Yard After:

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My first Reel Mower! Really helped transform things:

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Shots through the 2020 Season:

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I created a little web site to show my progression and transformation: https://SunnyBermuda.com/
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Very nice lawn

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Excellent work!!

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February 2021 - Quietly sleeping bermuda

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Back Yard:
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A clean up mow at 1.25" rotary.

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A little green showing, can you see it?

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A video detailing my journey this week:


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March 7, 2021 - a little green starting to peek through (doggie pee spots :) ):


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March 22, 2021 - Started to see overall green coming through so decided to scalp. While I was at it, I did a scarify, scalp, and CarbonPro-G.

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Made a 3 part series to follow along the progress:






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April brought lots of rain and fungus.
May brought less than 2" of rain the whole month.

Dealing with Fungus here in the front and lack of rain:
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Fungus clearing up and got some good rain:
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Latest video on Fungicide:

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Tried to make a little checker pattern in the Tifway 419.

June 2021


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July 2021

Started a process of Scalp, Scarify, Aerate, Verticut, and finish with a reel mow.

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August 2021

Lawn surviving the August Summer (no irrigation in Alabama heat)

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No pictures of me surviving the Rona, but my 2 sons stepped up to help me:


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September 2021

Yep, post COVID, not much energy, but kept it mowed. Great for exercise and recovery.


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October/November 2021

Since I reel mow roughly 8,000+ sq ft, I was excited to run across a deal on a brand new 30" reel mower 70% off normal pricing. Only used a couple times before grass quit growing, but am excited to give it a shot next year.


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November dormancy process has set in.

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SunnyBermuda wrote:
Mon Jan 03, 2022 3:39 pm
October/November 2021

Since I reel mow roughly 8,000+ sq ft, I was excited to run across a deal on a brand new 30" reel mower 70% off normal pricing. Only used a couple times before grass quit growing, but am excited to give it a shot next year.


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November dormancy process has set in.

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Very cool, I saw the unboxing of this and can’t wait to see it in action. Sounds like you got a great deal.

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