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Fusebox7 - KBG Lawn Log

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fusebox7
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Location: 5b - Lansing Area, Michigan
Grass Type: KBG - Award, Bewitched, Mazama
Lawn Size: 7500 sq ft
Mower: Tru-Cut H20 Honda HRX217HYA

Re: Fusebox7 - KBG Lawn Log

Post by fusebox7 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:13 am

The snow has melted and the arctic temps have left (for now)... and yet the deep green still persists... amazing.

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Green
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Location: CT (Zone 6B)
Grass Type: KBG, TTTF, TTPR, and FF
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Mower: OEM 21" (by MTD); Fiskars 18"

Re: Fusebox7 - KBG Lawn Log

Post by Green » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:42 am

That is crazy. I'd love to know it's still green because of your weather, the grass cultivar blend, or because it's a first year lawn (which I've noticed usually retain color better).

Wait...its actually a second year lawn, right?
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Front: Northern mix - mostly TTTF, KBG, TTPR. Back: Firecracker and Bullseye TTTF with America, Rugby 2, Bewitched KBG. Upper Side: Mostly TTPR, KBG. Lower Side: similar to front. Low-input: TF/FF, KBG, PR. Always seeding somewhere or fighting Triv.

fusebox7
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Location: 5b - Lansing Area, Michigan
Grass Type: KBG - Award, Bewitched, Mazama
Lawn Size: 7500 sq ft
Mower: Tru-Cut H20 Honda HRX217HYA

Re: Fusebox7 - KBG Lawn Log

Post by fusebox7 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:18 pm

Green wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:42 am
That is crazy. I'd love to know it's still green because of your weather, the grass cultivar blend, or because it's a first year lawn (which I've noticed usually retain color better).

Wait...its actually a second year lawn, right?
You and me both! ... 2nd year lawn it is. The 1st year it went dormant/brown very fast and stayed brown/dormant well into the spring. And I was thinking that as a first year lawn it would stay green like this. Nature!

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Re: Fusebox7 - KBG Lawn Log

Post by Green » Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:20 am

Still just as green? I noticed the few lawns on my street that still had some green have much less now than a month ago.
Front: Northern mix - mostly TTTF, KBG, TTPR. Back: Firecracker and Bullseye TTTF with America, Rugby 2, Bewitched KBG. Upper Side: Mostly TTPR, KBG. Lower Side: similar to front. Low-input: TF/FF, KBG, PR. Always seeding somewhere or fighting Triv.

fusebox7
Posts: 423
Joined: Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:23 am
Location: 5b - Lansing Area, Michigan
Grass Type: KBG - Award, Bewitched, Mazama
Lawn Size: 7500 sq ft
Mower: Tru-Cut H20 Honda HRX217HYA

Re: Fusebox7 - KBG Lawn Log

Post by fusebox7 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:47 pm

@Green no idea lol we've been buried under snow this month... Will keep the journal updated as soon as I know that I still have grass under the snowy blanket :)

fusebox7
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Re: Fusebox7 - KBG Lawn Log

Post by fusebox7 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:39 am

@Green et al. : Well here's the update for the "end of winter" shot... finally getting out from all of the snow and ice (hopefully until next winter). Stripes and GREEN still there... yes this is 100% KBG haha. Unbelievable. I actually am starting to think that the major contributor to this lasting green color is the low HOC. My back yard is about 50/50 but was cut at a higher HOC toward the latter half the 2018 growing season. My parking strip was cut a lot higher and is about 80/20 brown.

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NoslracNevok
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Re: Fusebox7 - KBG Lawn Log

Post by NoslracNevok » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:17 am

I hypothesize the density provides greater wind cover. Looking great!!
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fusebox7
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Location: 5b - Lansing Area, Michigan
Grass Type: KBG - Award, Bewitched, Mazama
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Re: Fusebox7 - KBG Lawn Log

Post by fusebox7 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:09 pm

NoslracNevok wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:17 am
I hypothesize the density provides greater wind cover. Looking great!!
I would agree with that to some degree except most of the winter it's been buried under some nasty snow and ice. Lots of ice this year. I would've thought it'd be in pretty bad shape. Tons of freeze/thaw cycles too. Crazy.

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Re: Fusebox7 - KBG Lawn Log

Post by Pete1313 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:22 pm

The color difference between your lawn and your neighbors is insane!
"The bluegrass of Kentucky. You don't notice no difference, that's because you don't have the eye!" - 29th Street

Green
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Re: Fusebox7 - KBG Lawn Log

Post by Green » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:32 pm

That is crazy. Maybe the wind just skimmed over it with the low HOC, so didn't dry it out all that much.
Front: Northern mix - mostly TTTF, KBG, TTPR. Back: Firecracker and Bullseye TTTF with America, Rugby 2, Bewitched KBG. Upper Side: Mostly TTPR, KBG. Lower Side: similar to front. Low-input: TF/FF, KBG, PR. Always seeding somewhere or fighting Triv.

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JDgreen18
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Grass Type: Front Northern mix back KBG
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Re: Fusebox7 - KBG Lawn Log

Post by JDgreen18 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:34 pm

Wow your grass looks great. Mine looks like it's dead lol most is brown with a little green underneath.
Hogans par 5 mix & northern mix in the front...Hogans kbg mix in the back

Chris LI
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Re: Fusebox7 - KBG Lawn Log

Post by Chris LI » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:30 pm

If that's not a domination line, I don't know what is. Amazing!

fusebox7
Posts: 423
Joined: Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:23 am
Location: 5b - Lansing Area, Michigan
Grass Type: KBG - Award, Bewitched, Mazama
Lawn Size: 7500 sq ft
Mower: Tru-Cut H20 Honda HRX217HYA

Re: Fusebox7 - KBG Lawn Log

Post by fusebox7 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:15 am

@Pete1313 @Green @JDgreen18 @Chris LI Thanks - hope everyone survived the winter okay... it's almost time :)

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