BakerGreenLawnMaker St Aug 2019 Journal

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BakerGreenLawnMaker St Aug 2019 Journal

Post by BakerGreenLawnMaker »

It’s been almost a year since I joined the forum and I’ve received great advice on my lawn from many of you and I can’t thank you guys enough. I often say I didn’t choose this St Augustine lawn, it chose me. We moved in this house a little over three years ago, and the lawn and lot were extremely neglected over the years. I’ve had a love hate relationship with St. Augustine, she’s shown her defiance, I’ve stood strong and have been patient with her slow growth and maturity.

Last season is when I pushed the limits with the SA in regards to scalping the lawn. Every review I read online, as well as a few of you strongly discouraged scalping the lawn, but I went against the counsel and I scalped it down to near dirt. It took a few weeks to recover from the stress, but once it did... it grew, and grew into a beautiful luscious SA. Along with scalping, I applied prodiamine, a start fert, milorganite, and post emergents when needed. Last season I maintained a HOC at 2” and it looked amazing. Seeing and reading the many posts on here about reel mowers, I did research and found the TruCut brand, considering they were originally made for St. Augustine, I bought a used one this offseason and can’t wait to put it to good use this year. I’m excited about this lawn season and can’t wait to track the progress. Let the season begin!
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February 9th: Applied Prodiamine 0-0-7

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Soil analysis is in. This is my first time looking at soil test results, I think all I need is Lime, could someone look at these results to confirm?

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3/23/2019
  • mowed SA HOC 1”
      Applied Lime at 5#/1,000 sq/ft
        Applied GreenTRX at 7#/1,000 sq/ft
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      Before Mow

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      After mow, application of Lime, and GreenTRX

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      Post by BakerGreenLawnMaker »

      4/6/2019
      • Applied liquid Image at a rate of 9oz per 1, 000 sq/ft
      4/12/2019
      • Applied a starter fert 18-25-14 at 3lbs per 1,000 sq/ft
      Lawn in its current state: 4/13/2019


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      CenlaLowell
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      BakerGreenLawnMaker wrote:
      Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:12 am
      4/6/2019
      • Applied liquid Image at a rate of 9oz per 1, 000 sq/ft
      4/12/2019
      • Applied a starter fert 18-25-14 at 3lbs per 1,000 sq/ft
      Lawn in its current state: 4/13/2019


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      Coming in well. What kind of fungicides do you have planned for the year?
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      @CenlaLowell, I plan on using F-Stop by Fertilome. I’ve had great success in the past using it.

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      Post by raymond »

      @BakerGreenLawnMaker - Your home looks beautiful and the lawn is coming together nice. I'm jealous of how flat your yard is!!! Living on a hill can has it's advantages, like in my situations i dont have any puddling and my grading away from the house is good, but boy do i hate having a sloped yard. Keep it up

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      Post by BakerGreenLawnMaker »

      @raymond, thanks for the kind words. You definitely have the advantage because your yard slopes away from your house, I on the other hand have a small slope towards my house, which after this mornings down pour comes poodles at the front of my house. Lol!! I’ll be keeping up with the progress of your journal. Good luck man!

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      That’s looking good! What HOC are you going for this year with the TruCut?

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      @tcorbitt20, I’ll be maintaining a HOC of 2”. Last season I tested the St Aug at that height using my rotary mower and it looked dang good. I cut with the TruCut last Wednesday, but it was still a bit dormant. I’m ready for it to fully green up so I can see the results.

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      4/17/2019

      Mowed St Augustine with my TruCut at 2 1/4”. I mowed with it two weeks ago, but it wasn’t green just yet. I’m really excited about the quality of cut that you can only get with a reel mower. My SA has never looked this good!!


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      Looks really nice....
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      Thanks @ctrav

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      TruGreen, thanks for reaching out, but I got this.

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      4/20/19

      Mowed 2 1/4” using TruCut Reel


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      Man this is beautiful. I cut at 2 1/2 and mine looks nothing like this. Got to be the reel cut that makes this effect. How do you get the stripes in? Always thought St Augustine couldn't stripe.
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      I know trees are somewhat taboo for having trees in the lawn (kinda sorta) but @BakerGreenLawnMaker your setting looks fabulous...
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