NC Transition Zone: Trying out KBG (and Zoysia)

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Re: NC Transition Zone: Trying out KBG (and Zoysia)

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Mowed the last two days and wow it actually appreciably grew between mowings. Planning to apply more 30-0-10 this week.

I'm liking the color on the baby SPF (excuse the weeds):


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Re: NC Transition Zone: Trying out KBG (and Zoysia)

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Mowed @ 2.5", cleaned up ton of leaves, there's a ton to fall. Applied LESCO 30-0-10 at bag rate, didn't get to the fine fescue area in the back. Last planned fert for the year.

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Re: NC Transition Zone: Trying out KBG (and Zoysia)

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Mowed and cleaned up leaves, definitely still growing on top, took off about 1/4". Notice I didn't cut any top growth in the back section that is mostly fine fescue, but then again that section didn't get the last application of fert.

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Re: NC Transition Zone: Trying out KBG (and Zoysia)

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I have to admit, it looks like my Zenith Zoysia test patch still isn't dormant. It looks like hell compared to the cool season stuff, but still has maybe 1/3 green blades.

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Re: NC Transition Zone: Trying out KBG (and Zoysia)

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Mowed and Mulched leaves yesterday. Definitely took off a bit in the SPF area but not much in some others. It has been bone dry here. I think I saw November was like the 12th driest month on record. I've been debating getting out the hoses and sprinklers and putting down some H2O.
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Re: NC Transition Zone: Trying out KBG (and Zoysia)

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I live in Winston Salem and pulled out the hoses today. You're right, this November was really dry. October wasn't much better for us. My lawn is still pretty green; the tttf is starting to fade but my Mazama KBG isn't dormant yet.

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Re: NC Transition Zone: Trying out KBG (and Zoysia)

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Thanks for the info. I guess I'd better get on it. I don't want it to die after all that work in the Fall. haha

Mine is still green too but fading some in the TTTF area. Totally dormant with the Zoysia patch now. I do like the gold a lot better than the strands of "white" common bermuda that I now see in in my cool season grasses. We will see what it does in the spring.

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