Timotej's Lawn Journal (Europe/Slovenia)

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timtimotej
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Location: Slovenia
Grass Type: KBG Yvette monostand
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Post by timtimotej »

It's time to update this journal a little bit.

Last time I posted was just after mesotrione really started to kick in. Poa a bleached and also some bluegrass did, that's why I didn't re-apply, I managed to hand pull all poa a instead.

Grass got really thick till May 15 and we had lots of rain in forecast for second half of May(This was most rainy May in last 57years).
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I was somehow scared I will get some fungus outbreak, if I leave it like that. That's why I grabbed first chance to core aerate and top dress with sand. I'm happy I did it. Now water disappear quicker after heavy downpour
and I didn't get any disaese :)

May 18.
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May 25.
First cut with a rotary.

May 26.
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May 27.
Grass is going crazy and I decided to apply PGR(4ml/100m2 Primmo max)

May 28.
Second cut with a Swardman after sand.
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I never really liked stripes. But now as I'm able to cut frequent sub 1 inch with a reel mower, this is different story:) Stripes sub 1inch are different much nicer. At least for me:)

Front is growing in slow.
Now with warmer days things started to move a little bit.
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Post by SumBeach35 »

Great work and congrats on LOTM.

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:mrgreen: Dedication paid dividend, well done buddy. :thumbup:

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Post by SeanBB »

How far is that drop off the backyard? I dont like heights...I dont know if I could mow that edge!

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timtimotej
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SeanBB wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:52 pm
How far is that drop off the backyard? I dont like heights...I dont know if I could mow that edge!
:lol: 3m. We will instal fence until you come visit Slovenia :D
Fence is in plan ofcourse, but first grass, than safety:)

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Post by SeanBB »

a nice glass fence or hardwood with wire cable would look really nice!

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Actually wire cable with thin nearly unseen metal posts will be instaled someday.
Glass would be also very nice, but just until it gets dirty:)

Someone even metion we should install net below ground level, just like in ski resorts when you exit skilift😁

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Post by SeanBB »

Why dont you add a slide down to the lower level? :)

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A lot has happened from my last update.
2. June
Grass was super nice at this point. 5th day under growth regulation.
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6. June
I decided to add 300g N/100sqm(ams) and citric acid. Both with backpack sprayer and imidiately watered in. But sun was to strong or it was to early after mow. I don't know what went wrong here.
I'm adding citric acid because I have PH at 7,2 and I wan't it at 6,5.

8. June
Whole lawn got burned tips, on few places grass is brown even deeper into crowns.
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10. June
Lawn has overgrown burn, but it is getting worse in spots wich were brown deeper into crown.

11. June
I woke up early this morning to go and check, if any mycelium is present in spots which were getting worse. I found mycelium, so I had progressing disease and I applied nitrogen few days back. :roll:
I didn't know, if I had pythium or dollar spot at that point, but I sprayed azoxy anyway to stop disease a.s.a.p. If I would have dollar spot, nitrogen would probably stop progression not accelerate it, like in my case.
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13. June
I woke up early again today, to check, if mycelium is still present in lawn.
No mycelium, so, it was definitely pythium.
I will re-apply pgr later today at half my normal rate.
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On bottom of this photo is place where grass is filling in super slow. It's combination of mower damage from turning+ clay+low spot. I need to tine aerate deep 10cm+ and fill with sand

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Post by Vaikis »

Hi @timtimotej , what seakelp product you use ? Iam searching in EU.

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Hi@Vaikis, if I want extra growth from sea kelp, I use Tradecorp's "phylgreen". You can find many different sea kelp products around. Liquid or powder. Just be sure it's "cold pressed".

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timtimotej
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Joined: Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:43 am
Location: Slovenia
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Lawn Size: 3,200sq ft(300sq m)
Mower: Swardman Edvin55, Husqv.LC247

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I sucsessfuly stopped PB, but than we got 14 day long heat wave with T constantly above 32C. Max was 37C. No rain at all. I was watering like crazy especially front, which was seeded this spring.
Heat wave has ended with 30mm of rain. Not a lot, but grass is for sure happier now.

This is front. I cut it at 30mm with rotary. I think it looks great for spring kbg seeding. I have lot's of poa a. there, and I will try to hand pull most of it till fall. Than in fall early pre e application to prevent further germination of poa a.
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Back:
In heat wave I raised HOC to 18mm. Now is back to 16mm.
Damage from PB is recoverying slowly. It's just too hot for quick recovery.
But in next 14 days all bare spots should be pretty much filled in.
I will try to do my best:)
Just before rain which ended heat wave I tine aerated front and back.
You can see many small bumps from tine aeration on this photo.
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This is now:)
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Density: swardman edvin 55 with grooved front roller is floating.

Topic Author
timtimotej
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Joined: Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:43 am
Location: Slovenia
Grass Type: KBG Yvette monostand
Lawn Size: 3,200sq ft(300sq m)
Mower: Swardman Edvin55, Husqv.LC247

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Morning mow at 16mm.
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