Bf7 2021 Journal - Prosperity / Moonlight SLT / Blue Velvet KBG

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Try to have the delivery guy feather the load into the driveway instead of dumping it into one big pile.

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uts wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:01 pm
I think the article needs to be taken into context considering that greens need to be much firmer and harder for playability. The finer characteristics of sand does allow to hold nutrients better which is more appropriate for home lawns compared to greens.
Yes! This is the more eloquent version of what I was trying to say.

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JerseyGreens wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:05 pm
Try to have the delivery guy feather the load into the driveway instead of dumping it into one big pile.
👍 Will do

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bf7 wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:17 pm

@steffen707 I have always heard coarse on top of fine is ok, and fine on top of coarse is a no-no. Essentially, once you go sand you aren't going back to clay or whatever. I'm not sure if that general rule applies to different types of sand as well.
Well that does make sense. I've read Mason sand over and over too.

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bf7 wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:17 pm

@steffen707 I have always heard coarse on top of fine is ok, and fine on top of coarse is a no-no. Essentially, once you go sand you aren't going back to clay or whatever. I'm not sure if that general rule applies to different types of sand as well.
I researched ALOT on this. The short answer is that there is research to be done. The long answers as follows.

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Again, we aren't topdressing Augusta. None of us here have specialty made 6-10 inch root zone mix put down before our Renos.

Mason sand. No rocks. The finer the easier to work into the lawn (most important part since many of us do this by hand).

Let's put this to bed. You got this @bf7

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JerseyGreens wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:33 am
Again, we aren't topdressing Augusta. None of us here have specialty made 6-10 inch root zone mix put down before our Renos.

Mason sand. No rocks. The finer the easier to work into the lawn (most important part since many of us do this by hand).

Let's put this to bed. You got this @bf7
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Couldn't resist with the connection to golf :D

The research is interesting, and we are all grass nerds to some extent who love learning. But if the question is what is best / practical for a home lawn in a pinch, I think we can all agree mason sand is a solid option.

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lol. I realize I was going to nerdy, but I enjoy reading it. It is very fascinating to me. And yes, you are right, we do not have the construction of a greens so this research barely applies to us. My point was I think we worry to much. Even with the precision that these greens are designed, different sand does not make a huge difference. So throw down the sand and dont worry!

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0.25 lbs / 1k of N (total 2021 - 3.15 lbs / 1k; total fall - 0.75 lbs) - urea

Also yesterday was "seed down" for the planter pots so I can see what the cultivars in my blend look like individually.

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how often are you putting down the 0.25 lbs / 1k of N? is that going on everything or just the reno?

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steffen707 wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:22 am
how often are you putting down the 0.25 lbs / 1k of N? is that going on everything or just the reno?
I am shooting for every 5-6 days, but today was 7 days since the last app since I only had time to mow yesterday.

My whole yard was reno'd last year. No new seed this year besides the planter pots.

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This sand is pretty WET. I can shape objects with it in my hand like clay.

Other than that, I like it. It almost looks like topsoil from far away.

I'll try to spread it around the driveway more. Hopefully it dries out a bit.

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Financing available!

That first picture makes it look like a giant pile of peat haha

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😂😂😂 Please tell me this is the bottom of the reel mowing rabbit hole. It has to end somewhere.

@lbb091919 you nailed it! More like peat than topsoil lol

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You can use a cement mixer and a hand held flame torch to also dry the sand.

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bf7 wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:59 am
This sand is pretty WET. I can shape objects with it in my hand like clay.

Other than that, I like it. It almost looks like topsoil from far away.

I'll try to spread it around the driveway more. Hopefully it dries out a bit.

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bf7 wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 5:06 pm
0.25 lbs / 1k N (total for 2021 - 1.5 lbs / 1k)
6 oz / 1k Air8
6 oz / 1k RGS

Lawn has not progressed much over the last few weeks because it's been cold. The forecasted high for tomorrow is only 43. Beginning of April was hot, so everything sort of spiked back then and has plateaued ever since.

I did not drop iron or fungicide like I planned. Iron - lots of rain coming tomorrow and didn't want to risk staining concrete. I will probably end up using FEature around the sidewalks to be safe. Fungicide - not great timing since it's going to stay cold for a little while. I just added soil amendments to the tank instead.

Also mowed again.

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I stumbled upon your posts here while looking at your newest reno. This lawn looks UNREAL. This definitely is my inspiration.

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@mac_mellow thank you! Pretty soon it should look as good as it did in the spring. I've been beating it up with a low hoc (the lowest my cultivars can handle according to the data sheets) and smothering it with sand. She's not not very happy right now.

Are you doing a reno or planning one?

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