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iFisch3224's St Aug/New Home Lawn Journal

Post by iFisch3224 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:18 am

So this all started back when I was 16, had a small little "lawn company" I had going when I was participating in a Business program in high school. I primarily mowed and took care of local lawns in a 3-part "phase"/subdivisions. Started by walking with all my "equipment" down the sidewalk to various houses, long before I could even drive.

My passion for lawns, and understanding them has been something I always enjoyed. My father, who won't be with us much longer is the one who used to show me how to mow, stripe lawns, edge, etc. We had a 1979 Snapper Hi-Vac that I used until I was 17, when I got my first Honda mower.

Fast forward - 29 years old, purchased and built my first house, and ironically the builder did a rather poor job on the sod install, and after being here, the backyard needs to be leveled. :nod:

For the first year, I was working so much I had little time to take care of my own lawn, and after a rather traumatic 2017, I decided to get back to the basics in 2018, and here we are today.


Equipment as of today -

Echo edger
Husqvarna trimmer
Husqvarna blower
Honda mower

Start to the year, and happy 31st birthday to me! :D :lol:

April 06 - 2018

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^ALREADY getting dominated in April - but that will soon change :thumbup:

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Re: iFisch3224's St Aug/New Home Lawn Journal

Post by iFisch3224 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:23 am

April 18 - 2018

Don't recall if I have applied anything at this time, I did apply Scotts Bonus S sometime around here - before I joined here.


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Re: iFisch3224's St Aug/New Home Lawn Journal

Post by iFisch3224 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:27 am

May was not a good month - my father was in and out of the hopsital(s) and I had little time in/on the yard, and according to my phone and Google Photo's I had no pictures taken in May - however, this is the first day of June.


June 01 - 2018


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Post by iFisch3224 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:31 am

Before I started an online or paper lawn journal, I didn't write things down, like I should have. I have started to, since joining here.

I believe this was my first application of Milorganite, or shortly thereafter. Applied one 36# bag for ~3,300sq feet.

June 08 - 2018


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Re: iFisch3224's St Aug/New Home Lawn Journal

Post by iFisch3224 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:36 am

June 12 - 2018




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Next morning, with dew on the blades:



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Post by iFisch3224 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:38 am

Hanging out, having a drink, enjoying the weather. :nod:

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Re: iFisch3224's St Aug/New Home Lawn Journal

Post by iFisch3224 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:41 am

June 17 - 2018

Switched up the mow pattern, starting to stripe vertically, and learning how to mow in different directions on this lawn (front and back actually should be/needs to be, leveled)

Applied my first round of GC Fert products -


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And LCN sticker (Can't wait for my LF stickers to arrive!) -


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Re: iFisch3224's St Aug/New Home Lawn Journal

Post by iFisch3224 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:45 am

June 20 - 2018

The neighbor had new sod installed (no idea why at this time of the year) and sprinklers have been going non-stop every day. Believe this is the first week that the fungus started to appear. Wasn't sure of the diagnosis just yet.


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Also applied Bifen I/T for insects (inside and out)

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Post by iFisch3224 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:49 am

June 24 - 2018

Cut lawn a little shorter (3.5" and bagged with the oncoming fungus, and waiting for Eagle 20 to be delivered).


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Just in time for the rain. :D


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Post by iFisch3224 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:12 am

June 28 - 2018

Applied Eagle 20 in the morning.


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Got home, and received my new sprinkler from bigsprinkler.com - Xcel "Wobbler" sprinkler. Super unique design, about the closest sprinkler I've seen to "natural" rainfall.

https://www.bigsprinkler.com/catalog/la ... -sled-base



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Post by iFisch3224 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:14 am

June 29 - 2018

This is what we're treating - brown patch (front yard) along with "gray spot" I believe is what this is called.


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Post by iFisch3224 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:18 am

June 30 - 2018

What a way to end the month - lots going on, and nothing better than enjoying the yard, hanging out in the garage listening to music, and watching a beautiful sunset like this!!


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Post by iFisch3224 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:22 am

July 02 - 2018

Applied 10 bags (12 pictured) of black mulch from the annual Lowe's $2/bag sale. (no mow)


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Post by iFisch3224 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:25 am

July 4th Mow!

Nothing else done or applied to lawn.


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Re: iFisch3224's St Aug/New Home Lawn Journal

Post by iFisch3224 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:29 am

July 10 - 2018

Applied 6oz/1k RGS & Humic 12

Applied Eagle 20 (round 2)

Back to cutting at 4" tall, and returned to mulching the yard again. Previous 2 or 3 cuts were bagged in hopes of collecting any further infected clippings.



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Yard is starting to recover. The fungus is still among us but hasn't gotten any worse.

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Re: iFisch3224's St Aug/New Home Lawn Journal

Post by iFisch3224 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:33 am

July 14 - 2018

Nothing's changed as of this date, except grass is a little greener this time around. And I believe #lawndomination is in effect! :lol: :lol:


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Post by iFisch3224 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:42 pm

July 16 - 2018

Added Scotts Disease-Ex (Hertigage G) granular over the yard this afternoon. 30min a zone, watered in, and getting ready for "supposedly" 3 days of rain in the next 72 hours.

Applied 2 apps of Eagle 20 last ~3 weeks, and going to switch it up since the fungus is controlled, but not suppressing (yet).

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Re: iFisch3224's St Aug/New Home Lawn Journal

Post by TN Hawkeye » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:06 pm

It’s really looking nice. You’ve done a good job getting it in shape.
I may not have the best lawn and I may not have a clue what I’m doing but that’s pretty much all I have to say.

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Re: iFisch3224's St Aug/New Home Lawn Journal

Post by iFisch3224 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:38 pm

TN Hawkeye wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:06 pm
It’s really looking nice. You’ve done a good job getting it in shape.
Thank you, thank you! :)

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Re: iFisch3224's St Aug/New Home Lawn Journal

Post by iFisch3224 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:34 pm

July 21 - 2018

Applied Feature 6-0-0 at about half rate (2.5oz for ~3,300 sq ft) primarily for iron.

Cut @ 4", bagged horizontal stripe, mulched diagonal stripe. Also spayed entire driveway (blanket app) with some generic Roundup (home depot generic) 8oz per 2gal.


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Working on my edging - getting it high AND tight!! :nod: :nod:


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