2020 Redtwin's Lawn Journal

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2020 Redtwin's Lawn Journal

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I hand pulled a 5-gallon bucket full of varied broadleaf weeds (bittercrest, Carolina geranium, chickweed?) along with some perennial blue-eye grass starting to germinate and popcorn tree seedlings that are trying to take hold. I then spot sprayed some green kyllinga that's hanging on from last season with Dismiss at .25oz/gallon.

The bermuda (and the kyllinga) never went full dormant so it is going to be an early spring, I believe. Scalp is coming soon along with another round of sand leveling. Photo is from January 5, 2020 for starting reference.

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@Redtwin, that oasis of yours looks incredibly inviting. :nod:

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Thanks, @Bermuda_Rooster!

I couldn’t wait any longer so I scalped it down to .25” double cut with the GM1000. I don’t have a catcher so my grass catcher was a 15 year old bagging it behind me with the rotary. I barely got it done before sunset but was able to sneak a couple of photos for the journal.
I’m real happy with how much green is still left after the scalp.
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Nice!

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I did another mow today and bumped the HOC up to 3/8” and applied 10-10-10 at .5lbN/1000. It has been nice and warm around 70 degrees and sunny for the past few days. There is no cold weather in the near future.

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Maintenance cut at 3/8” and trim.
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I put down sand for the first level of the season. The Bermuda has woke up and should come through the sand pretty quickly. I had help from my two teenagers who took turns filling and driving the gorilla cart as I raked it smooth. I then ran a drag mat over it multiple times in all directions.
I think I will just have to spot level the trouble spots for the rest of the season. This round got it pretty smooth.
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I mowed at .20”. I only did a single pass as I was getting into a lot of the sand and the reel was not too happy about it.
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Man, that is coming in really nicely

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Thanks, @Bmossin!

I used a drag mat and am regretting it now. It worked the sand into the grass really well but did very little to level. I should have stuck to my rigid drag. I still have plenty of sand left so I will work on it section by section throughout the season.

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