Powhatan's 2021 Lawn Journal

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Grass Type: Polyculture
Lawn Size: 11,000
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2022 Lawn Plan
Objectives: biodiverse, reduced inputs, non-irrigated, healthy soil life, heat and drought tolerant



Mid/Late Winter:
  • Hand-pull weeds.
  • Dormant maintenance overseed thin areas with TTTF, CRF, KBG, and clover.
Spring:
  • Hand-pull or spot spray weeds with non-selective organic weed control.
  • Spot treat grass fungus & shrub pests with organic neem oil.
  • Granular preM split app.
  • Slow release organic fertilize.
  • Amend soil with RGS, biochar, topsoil, and compost.
  • Mulch mow grass @ HOC 3.50" (bag mow HOC 3.25" for more airflow if disease present).
Summer:
  • Hand-pull or spot spray weeds with non-selective organic weed control.
  • Spot treat grass fungus & shrub pests with organic neem oil.
  • Slow release organic fertilize.
  • Mulch mow grass @ HOC 3.50" (bag mow HOC 3.25" for more airflow if disease present).
Early Fall:
  • Hand-pull or spot spray weeds with non-selective organic weed control.
  • Granular preM split app.
  • Slow release organic fertilize.
  • Amend soil with RGS, biochar, topsoil, and compost.
  • Mulch mow grass @ HOC 3.50”.
Mid Fall:
  • Hand-pull weeds.
  • Fast release urea fertilize.
  • Mulch mow grass & leaves @ HOC 3.50”.

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Local Weather Underground station recorded 0.53" precipitation total for month of Nov, none yet for Dec.

Mulch mowed grass & leaves @ HOC 3.50", cut off ~0.75" top growth. Previous year last top growth cut was first week in Dec.

Soil temp 47F @ 2" depth. Soil feels damp to the touch. Minimal amount of leaves still left on the trees, mostly oak.

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Soil temp 40F @ 2" depth. No grass top growth from previous cut. Leaf raked up the straggler fallen leaves.

As occurred in previous years, the preM barrier break through poa annua weeds will begin to be noticeable in late Dec.

End of 2021 season.

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Deer and rabbits eating the grass and clover and dropping natural fertilizer. Seen a fox, opossum, and raccoon.

Low air temp 20F. Soil temp 43F @ 2" depth. Poa annua weeds now noticeable in the gravel driveway.

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Dec air temps warmer this year than last year. Grass holding mostly green. Lots of deer droppings and earthworm castings.

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Soil temp 54F @ 2" depth.

Baby goat.

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