iFisch3224's St Aug/New Home Lawn Journal

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Tore out some dead spots/LARGE crabgrass areas in the front this year, leveled the area the best I could, and re-soded


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Not looking too bad for February.

Already put down 22-0-11 w/ Atrazine granular, 2/3 bag of Sunniland Milo clone, and did my first spoon feeding of FEature 6-0-0 for iron and color boost.
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Are you still running PGR? What are your thoughts on using it on your St Augustine?
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CenlaLowell wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:29 am
Are you still running PGR? What are your thoughts on using it on your St Augustine?
Yes sir! I did update my thread on my last application. I won’t run it until April/May depending on weather and growth pattern. Right now we are cutting twice a week, but partially due to all the watering I have to do to keep the 40 pieces of sod I installed over the past few weeks.

I’m going to increase the PGR rate to 1.25-1.3x recommended rate and see if that has greater effects/longer residual.

I am seeing some results, I was able to go go about every 7 days cutting when before, I was cutting twice a week. Of course it has a similar effect to the guys cutting very low - in order to maintain healthy St Aug 4” is where it’s at, and I don’t like the look of 6” St Aug so I personally cut twice a week to maintain that look/appearance.

I’m replying from my phone, so if you have any other questions or whatever, let me know. I’ll reply back from my computer when I get done with my chores for today.

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3/3/19

HOC - 3.5”

Applied RGS and Humic 12, second app of 22-0-11 w/Atrazine, and watering it all in today.

Expecting a huge season already!


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Hi,
Congratulations on the St. Agoustine lawn. Looks very thick and nice indeed. :thumbup:
I am also a Saint Agoustine enthusiast. I live in Portugal and have in my garden. My parents used to have it at their summer house for many many years as well.

I believe some of my Agoustine is of the "Floratam" variety.

However, after my lawn grew completely and got almost finished, I decided to experiment a Tall Fescue seed mix over it. I just spread it like rice evenly and did nothing after. Suddenly, small green hair start growing between the Agoustine leafs, so it got thicker and nicer to touch. It´s an hybrid, after all, but they combine well. :mrgreen:

I will start my journal and show it to everybody.

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HFR wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:46 am
Hi,
Congratulations on the St. Agoustine lawn. Looks very thick and nice indeed. :thumbup:
I am also a Saint Agoustine enthusiast. I live in Portugal and have in my garden. My parents used to have it at their summer house for many many years as well.

I believe some of my Agoustine is of the "Floratam" variety.

However, after my lawn grew completely and got almost finished, I decided to experiment a Tall Fescue seed mix over it. I just spread it like rice evenly and did nothing after. Suddenly, small green hair start growing between the Agoustine leafs, so it got thicker and nicer to touch. It´s an hybrid, after all, but they combine well. :mrgreen:

I will start my journal and show it to everybody.
Interesting - seeding over St Aug. Definitely looking forward to some pictures.

Thanks for stopping by my thread, and making your first post. Welcome to The Lawn Forums! 😁👍



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Thank you Nick. Yes, i´ve seeded over St Agoustine. :-)
That was really my first post ever at this forum. I´m enjoying it a lot. There isn´t a lot of lawn talking here in Portugal, so I had to find the place ! I swear i´ve looked before in the net for a place like this, but only now found the forum.

We had a few semi-warm days at 20ºC (+- 70F) over here, but yesterday and today it´s been raining heavily. My lawn is nowhere as beautiful as some as i´ve seen in the forum. It´s only roughly 2 years old. I believe this season it will grow like crazy. It´s been green all Autumn and winter !

Starting my journal very soon ! With some pictures obviously.
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iFisch3224 wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:15 pm
3/3/19

HOC - 3.5”

Applied RGS and Humic 12, second app of 22-0-11 w/Atrazine, and watering it all in today.

Expecting a huge season already!


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The 22-0-11 with Atrazine, is that similar to a weed and feed granular product? If so, where did you get that from?

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BakerGreenLawnMaker wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:51 pm
iFisch3224 wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:15 pm
3/3/19

HOC - 3.5”

Applied RGS and Humic 12, second app of 22-0-11 w/Atrazine, and watering it all in today.

Expecting a huge season already!


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The 22-0-11 with Atrazine, is that similar to a weed and feed granular product? If so, where did you get that from?
Kind of. So let me backtrack here.

I went to Ewing Irrigation, for another product, PLUS prodiamine (they are about $7 cheaper than any online store) and I was talking to the guy, and he said this new fertilizer with Atrazine (which I'm familiar with, always keep a bottle on hand) in a granular product; the Atrazine actually works as a pre/post emergent kind of like Dithopyr (spelling) where it will control some weeds as a pre-E and post-E.

Taken from the website:

"should be applied in early spring to prevent crabgrass, paspalum, spotted spurge, and sedge; and then again in the fall to avoid winter weeds like evening primrose, rabbit tobacco, henbit, and chickweed."


So, I'm using it as kind of a 3-way. Granular fert + some pre-E affects + some post-E affects = 1 product

I paid $22 + tax for 50lbs bag which covers like 8,800 sq ft or something. (Just shy of 10,000sq ft is what he said, but the instructions say to apply so many pounds per sq ft which is what I did - I weighed my application and applied)



I hope this makes some sense, and helps a little?

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March 9th.


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COME ON!!!!!!


How could these be a bad 12 hours today??????


New Toro Super Recycler, worked on customers houses nearly all day, working so close to the golf courses in The Villages. :D :nod: :thumbup:

And THEN, this gorgeous sun set?



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iFisch3224 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:04 pm
COME ON!!!!!!


How could these be a bad 12 hours today??????


New Toro Super Recycler, worked on customers houses nearly all day, working so close to the golf courses in The Villages. :D :nod: :thumbup:

And THEN, this gorgeous sun set?



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Nice I love Toro walk behind mowers. Let us know what you think of that beautiful machine after you lay a few cuts down.
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Of course. 👍🍻

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Today’s cut. With the new/bought yesterday, Toro Super Recycler mower I just got. 3.75” mow today. Not sure how I like this height of cut yet. I need to maintain it here for a few weeks and see what I think. I thought 3.75” would be perfect for when I want it a little shorter, and when I want that taller look, go to 4.25” cut.

We’ll see... backyard is turning out nicely over the last 6 weeks. Going to be throwing RGS/Humic12 at it HEAVY all year to get this backyard, back in shape!!



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Hey I started spraying pgr on my lawn and will document the process I'm more interested in the color, quality, and density of the turf it promotes.
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