Pennstater’s 2019 Lawn Journal (Starts Page 32)

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Post by pennstater2005 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:06 pm

Finished peat with more tack on top. Hope it holds.

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Post by JDgreen18 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:13 pm

pennstater2005 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:52 pm
Got peat spread although my wife made a run for three more bales. That will be 8 across 2500 square feet. It's pretty thin.

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Ha I only had 9.5 bales and made it work for 3300 st....looking good man. Good luck on no washouts....
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Post by pennstater2005 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:58 pm

JDgreen18 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:13 pm
pennstater2005 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:52 pm
Got peat spread although my wife made a run for three more bales. That will be 8 across 2500 square feet. It's pretty thin.

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Ha I only had 9.5 bales and made it work for 3300 st....looking good man. Good luck on no washouts....
Thanks! How the heck did you make it go that far?!
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Post by pennstater2005 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:02 pm

Watered in the tackifier and got everything cleaned up. I'm beat! Off and on all day. Tomorrow I'll set up the sprinklers and timer. On vacation all week so I get to baby it for a bit :nod:

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Post by JDgreen18 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:08 pm

pennstater2005 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:58 pm
JDgreen18 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:13 pm
pennstater2005 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:52 pm
Got peat spread although my wife made a run for three more bales. That will be 8 across 2500 square feet. It's pretty thin.

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Ha I only had 9.5 bales and made it work for 3300 st....looking good man. Good luck on no washouts....
Thanks! How the heck did you make it go that far?!
Lots of practice. Lol I have a system I open the bag and put it out in a row. Then I take my metal rake and move the bigger piles around. Then I flip it over to smooth it out. I can get a nice thin layer with this technique.
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Post by pennstater2005 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:09 pm

JDgreen18 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:08 pm
pennstater2005 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:58 pm
JDgreen18 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:13 pm


Ha I only had 9.5 bales and made it work for 3300 st....looking good man. Good luck on no washouts....
Thanks! How the heck did you make it go that far?!
Lots of practice. Lol I have a system I open the bag and put it out in a row. Then I take my medal rake and move the bigger piles around. Then I flip it over to smooth it out. I can get a nice thin layer with this technique.
That is impressive! I wanted a metal tined rake but only had a plastic one to work with. Really what I wanted was the Groundskeeper II rake but maybe another year :)
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Post by pennstater2005 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:05 pm

My wife took a video of me spreading the tackifier. Yes, I was running because it tasted terrible and I was ready to just be done :lol:

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Post by pennstater2005 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:49 am

Been raining steady but no downpours.

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Post by Mrotatori » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:40 pm

@pennstater2005 best of luck. I put my seed down on Monday. What are the red marker flags for?

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Post by pennstater2005 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:13 pm

@Mrotatori Thanks and same to you! The flags help my young ones to stay off that area. Doesn't always work. :D It's just grass though!
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Post by pennstater2005 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:53 pm

Man perennial ryegrass germinates fast!

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Post by social port » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:48 pm

:yahoo: @pennstater2005!!

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Post by pennstater2005 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:14 pm

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Lookin' good :thumbup:
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Post by pennstater2005 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:06 pm

Haven't had to water much at all yet due to the rain. Was still moist this morning and then afternoon rains were gentle but enough. Still moistened so I'll check in the morning. Rain predicted for tomorrow too. Save me on the water/sewage bill!

I've been watering the two rainbird area's for about 10 minutes each and then hand watering the section they don't get which takes about 5 more minutes. It's working out well so far. Until the wife has to work. Then I gotta call my Dad. I'm sure he'll love that :lol:
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Post by TreyDoc » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:23 am

Gratz on the babies!

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Post by pennstater2005 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:25 am

TreyDoc wrote:
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Gratz on the babies!
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Post by pennstater2005 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:51 pm

Had a wash out. No pics because I plugged my ears laying face down in the bed waiting for it to end.

Pics came after. We re-seeded a bit and then a little extra peat.

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Post by pennstater2005 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:09 pm

Torrential rain....it's gone.

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Post by social port » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:15 pm

Dang. Is the water running off and collecting in that area behind the bushes?

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Post by pennstater2005 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:22 pm

Yes. Most of the peat is gone. Some grass had already germinated and is still there. To be safe tomorrow I'm going to get 10# of seed, albeit different cultivars, and put straw down.

Because of the grade of my yard the peat just seems to get washed away. My neighbor had some work done with straw and the grass is coming up nice and no straw washed away.
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