Centipede to Tahoma 31

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Gibby
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Centipede to Tahoma 31

Post by Gibby »

Plan is to torch the area early tomorrow morning, order sand for Thursday delivery, work from 0900-1800, fix sprinkler line, hook up trailer and make sure I have straps and tarps. Then nap and leave by 0130 to put me at the sod farm by 0800 on Thursday. Will spread the sprigs when I get home and start top dressing.

Area I am doing is roughly 7500sq/ft.


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Brodgers88
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Re: Centipede to Tahoma 31

Post by Brodgers88 »

Looking forward to seeing your Tahoma 31 :thumbup: Are you going to thin out the centipede before sprigging?

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Re: Centipede to Tahoma 31

Post by Gibby »

@Brodgers88 the plan was to wake up at 530 go to Lowe's and get a torch to torch the Bermuda... Since I slept through 4 alarms that is no longer happening. Going to just spray glyphosate and scalp during my lunch break.

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Re: Centipede to Tahoma 31

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Glyphosate is down. Will scalp tonight and still figuring out on how to clean up from scalping... Might get a tow behind dethatcher or pay the kids to rake it up while I am picking up sprigs tomorrow.


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Re: Centipede to Tahoma 31

Post by Gibby »

Few picture updates. More on my channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_KLCK ... KXNIuC41vQ also faster updates on http://thelawndiscord.com

Left early to get to the sod farm, it's a five and a half hour drive I will be there about three hours early. Planning on a nap, I told them that I would be there early and if I'm sleeping in the parking lot to knock on my window to wake me up.


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Re: Centipede to Tahoma 31

Post by adgattoni »

Gibby wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:52 am
Few picture updates. More on my channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_KLCK ... KXNIuC41vQ also faster updates on http://thelawndiscord.com

Left early to get to the sod farm, it's a five and a half hour drive I will be there about three hours early. Planning on a nap, I told them that I would be there early and if I'm sleeping in the parking lot to knock on my window to wake me up.


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So excited to watch this. If I had irrigation I'd be tempted to smoke my tifway 419 for that tahoma 31.

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Re: Centipede to Tahoma 31

Post by Gibby »

They do Georgia Bushels 0.32cu ft fluffed, so I got between 375-400 bushels.

This stuff looks awesome.


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Gibby
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Re: Centipede to Tahoma 31

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Haven't slept in 2 days. Didn't get many pictures when I got home since it was crunch time. But here you go.... Also sprigs are out and getting watered have to even them out tomorrow

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Re: Centipede to Tahoma 31

Post by Gibby »

Oops forgot the pictures. Got help from my 2 older boys, my wife, my dad and neighbor. But a huge thanks to my wife!

When I got home there was thunder and lighting, had to fix sprinkler and change tubes on the trailer for the tractor. Also got a bubble on the trailer I was towing sprigs with due to low psi in them since like forever.


Also pretty sure I got a crap load more sprigs than I thought


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Gibby
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Re: Centipede to Tahoma 31

Post by Gibby »

We spread it better than I thought, even though we did it late at night. During my lunch break will go out and check them and make sure they are staying wet and spread them out a touch better.

Also going to hook-up a camera to watch it.


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Re: Centipede to Tahoma 31

Post by Gibby »

Still green, hoping that is a good sign.


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Re: Centipede to Tahoma 31

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Holy crap, they are tacking down already.


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Re: Centipede to Tahoma 31

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Plan is at 14 day mark spray some RGS(Have to check my stock, might have to order more). And then start putting out 0.5#N/M using Grow More 20-20-20.

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Re: Centipede to Tahoma 31

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Well I just did the calculation for 0.5#N/M using Grow More 20-20-20 and I would need 1 $52 bag per app... Might have to rethink that.

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Re: Centipede to Tahoma 31

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Not sure how long this temp solution will be up. Using an old android phone with an IP Camera app, but you can watch the grow in here....

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Re: Centipede to Tahoma 31

Post by Gibby »

Definitely can see more green on the stream....



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Re: Centipede to Tahoma 31

Post by Gibby »

Switched out backyard camera for a better one.

Then took a video after dinner and I forgot to hit record... So here are a few pics...

Spread trip 17 at 0.9#N/M today.



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Re: Centipede to Tahoma 31

Post by Gibby »

Looking good this morning.


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Re: Centipede to Tahoma 31

Post by adgattoni »

Live stream of the grow in with weather data and Freebird playing in the background? I think this is my favorite lawn journal right now. Way better than mine...

I bet your neighbors though you were stupid to kill off your yard and spread a bunch of "clippings" all over it. They'll learn soon...
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Re: Centipede to Tahoma 31

Post by Gibby »

@adgattoni when I did the front had like 6 stop and ask. With the back only the 1 neighbor came out after I asked him to turn on his flood lights.

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