Redtwin's Hurricane Michael Recovery Lawn Journal

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One year later...
Don't get me started on home repairs that are still dragging along but the backyard has been my little hideaway from all the damage, demolition, and reconstruction going on throughout the city/county.

October 11, 2018
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October 10, 2019
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Heck of a job buddy!
MY JOURNAL

Much of your pain is self chosen!

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Amazing recovery and thanks for all the details about your efforts. Honestly, I never knew that there was so much to know until I joined here and started reading about the effort some of you guys put in to your lawns.

Thanks, and keep up the awesome work!

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@@stogie1020, Thanks a ton! It's been a bunch of work but worth every bit to see the kids running around in it.

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Growth has slowed quite a bit but I’m still able to mow at .5”. I’m going to spray Prodiamine today for cool season weeds. The winter is so short here I am not going to do a split app. I’m going full Monty for 6 months of coverage.
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Heart breaking to see the damage to all the trees. It's been 30 years since Hurricane Hugo hit the Lowcountry of SC. Even with all that time you can still see tall, misshaped pines, and so on that bear the scars from Hugo. Bet you could get firewood dirt cheap last fall.
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I have family in North Charleston and Goose Creek; I remember Hugo as a bruiser of a storm as well. Their stories came to mind as I was sitting through Michael.

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The green is holding... sort of.

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I did what I thought would be a “charity” mow at .5” but ended up getting more clippings than expected. It doesn’t look too bad considering it’s had 3 weeks of daily kickball, soccer, and croquet.

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