Powhatan's 2021 Lawn Journal

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SD + 5 days. Seeing more new emergence, established grass getting tall again ~3.50" height, and noticed a new fungal disease patch forming.
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Air temps edging higher again, no rainfall, and soil moisture getting dryer. Don't want the new grass to die so started hose end hand watering the thin areas twice a day. Cooler air temps and rain forecasted in a couple of days.

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Spot sprayed Roundup for Northern Lawns (R-T-S) on some dollarweed patches.

SD + 7 days. New grass height is ~1.00" in areas with mass germination. Thin areas random emergence height ~0.25". I'll wait another week if need to broadcast more seed in weak germinated areas. I broadcasted KY-31 only seed in the gravel road ditch, emergence height ~2.00".
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SD + 8 days. Extra fill seed not needed. Areas that had weak germination, now seeing more emergence. Lots of new grass tillering now.

Existing grass height 6" to 8" ... definitely needs a cut. Good thing I didn't broadcast high N synthetic starter fert when I overseeded. Rain forecasted next two days. I'll mow with a sharp blade later in the week to get the grass canopy lower so the young grass & clover can receive more sunlight. Zillions of fall leaves will start covering the lawn in a few weeks.

Growing in one of the wildflower beds. I need to see what blooms to identify the plant. Might be Joe-Pye.

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First day of Fall and the crabgrass still popping up.

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Received 0.02" rain yesterday and 0.16" today, next forecasted rain is 7+ days away.

Plan to mow the tall existing grass areas with the push mower's highest HOC setting once the grass dries sufficiently, broadcast LESCO 14-20-4 Starter Fertilizer, and continue to hose end hand watering the thin areas as needed. I'll spray N-Ext RGS after the next mow when HOC is back down to normal 3.25" height.

Edit: Later in the day ... grassed dried, mulch mowed @ HOC 4.00".

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Powhatan wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:46 pm
Edit: Later in the day ... grassed dried, mulch mowed @ HOC 4.00".
Since we have the same mower...

Is there anything that goes through the two extra holes on the blade and retaining plate on yours? On mine, there is not. Didn't think I lost any parts, but it's kind of odd.
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Green wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:59 pm
Powhatan wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:46 pm
Edit: Later in the day ... grassed dried, mulch mowed @ HOC 4.00".
Since we have the same mower...

Is there anything that goes through the two extra holes on the blade and retaining plate on yours? On mine, there is not. Didn't think I lost any parts, but it's kind of odd.
Just the center hole utilized and support plate like yours.

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Native plant American Beautyberry.

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SD + 13 days.

Mulched mowed grass and fallen leaves @ lower HOC 3.50". Sprayed N-Ext RGS @ 6oz/M rate.
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Mulched mowed grass and fallen leaves @ lower regular HOC 3.25", broke 1/3 rule. Broadcasted 50# LESCO 14-20-4 Starter Fertilizer.

What I thought was native plant Joe-Pye is actually Spotted Bee Balm.

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Mulch mowed @ HOC 3.25", broke 1/3 rule again.

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Top dressed lawn thin areas with topsoil and compost.
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The lawn shady spot growing well with various FF species and TTTF/KBG cultivars with a few clover and KY-31 scattered.
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Soil temp 68F @ 2” depth. Mulch mowed grass and leaves @ HOC 3.25", broke 1/3 rule. Broadcasted 25# LESCO 30-0-10 fertilizer, ~.63#N/M (approx half is fast release).
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