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Re: Timotej's Lawn Journal (Europe/Slovenia)

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:42 pm
by Powhatan
Very nice :thumbup:

Re: Timotej's Lawn Journal (Europe/Slovenia)

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:25 pm
by timtimotej
Powhatan wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:42 pm
Very nice :thumbup:
Thanks!😊

Re: Timotej's Lawn Journal (Europe/Slovenia)

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:58 pm
by bernstem
Looking good!

Re: Timotej's Lawn Journal (Europe/Slovenia)

Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:08 pm
by timtimotej
First time dimond stripes. Reel mowing is awsome!!! :D
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Re: Timotej's Lawn Journal (Europe/Slovenia)

Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:01 pm
by ionicatoms
Might be my favorite cool season lawn journal.

Re: Timotej's Lawn Journal (Europe/Slovenia)

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:51 am
by timtimotej
ionicatoms wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:01 pm
Might be my favorite cool season lawn journal.
β˜ΊοΈπŸ˜ƒWow thank you!

Re: Timotej's Lawn Journal (Europe/Slovenia)

Posted: Sat May 01, 2021 5:24 am
by timtimotej
Morning light with a dew on grass. Love it! HOC:16mm
Sprayed 0,2kg/100sqm N(ams) and watered in.
Than sprayed tenacity to highlight any poa left.
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Front: 6th day from seeding still no germination.

Re: Timotej's Lawn Journal (Europe/Slovenia)

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 11:45 pm
by timtimotej
Front: first seedlings are emerging. Had some wash away of peat moss few days ago.
Raked it back, roled again and covered all area with white garden cover material.
Now I can only hope for the best.
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Back:16mm
Tenacity bleacing is showing up. Not a lot, but there are some spots. I will spray again at half rate by the end of week.
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Very happy with a Swardman and reel mowing overall. Those reel mowed clipings from basket :lol:
I enjoed mowing, but reel mowing, this is next level. :D

Re: Timotej's Lawn Journal (Europe/Slovenia)

Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 12:21 am
by ionicatoms
Looking great!

Re: Timotej's Lawn Journal (Europe/Slovenia)

Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 3:50 am
by jabopy
That looks worth all the work you and your team put in. LOTM up for grabs!!

Re: Timotej's Lawn Journal (Europe/Slovenia)

Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 5:13 am
by RCUK
Very nice work Timotej, LOTM candidate for sure.

Re: Timotej's Lawn Journal (Europe/Slovenia)

Posted: Mon May 10, 2021 1:29 pm
by timtimotej
First, thanks for all comments:)
I took photo at 5:50(morning golden hour)just before tenacity started with a bleachingπŸ˜…

9th day since Mesotrione app.
Lot's of poa a whitening :/
I will re-apply tomorrow at half rate. I'm also pulling as much as I can.
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Re: Timotej's Lawn Journal (Europe/Slovenia)

Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 5:45 am
by hammerhead
HI fellow european, your lawn looks great!

So according to your profile you have a KBG Yvette monostand. Is that still true?

I found this from DLF: https://www.dlf.com/professional-turf/s ... e-25110801

However I am not sure if I can trust their assignments, as they are the ones that distribute Yvette. Also they list tolerance to red threat disease which is very odd since red threat can be easily fixed with nitrogen.

Can you give me some details on how it performs? Is it somewhat shade tolerant? How is the density? Is the color comparable to standard KBG or is it darker? What about disease tolerance? Is it true that it's growing slowly?

I am aware that our climates are very different. It seems you live a rainy area, whereas I live in a sunny and dry alpine valley, so probably it would perform differently. Still appreciate your view.

Thanks :)

Re: Timotej's Lawn Journal (Europe/Slovenia)

Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 2:28 pm
by timtimotej
Hi @hammerhead,

Yes, I have mono stand Yvette at the backside.
It's is good shade tolerant KBG. My backside area is actually facing N/E and some spots receive just hour or two of direct sunlight. Regrowth in those areas is way slower compered to area with lots of direct sunlight. But it is still dense.
Density at HOC 16-18mm
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I can tell you, that I never saw or had grass this thick. Very impressed about that.
I can also say that this variety spreads good.(medium-agressive)

Color is very hard to compare or explain.
I think it is, as DLF says: Darker medium green.
Same is with regrow speed. I can't compare with any other KBG.
I can report how much I cut, but first I need some nice weather, so I will be able to cut frequently and than I can write a report.

If you have drier climate I wouldn't bother about disease.
Most disease I get are due to long periods of wet and cloudy weather.
My current weather forecast
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After all it's my first year with Yvette and it's too early to make some conclusions.

I chose Yvette because this was my only option back than. Anyway I'm still happy with what I got. That's why I smoked front and also seeded Yvette.
I would pick different variety, because than I would have something different to compare with. But it's so hard to get straight KBG seeds in EU.

This one should be even better than Yvette, but probably impossible to buy in small quantities :/
https://icl-sf.com/global-en/products/t ... is-legend/

Re: Timotej's Lawn Journal (Europe/Slovenia)

Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 1:52 pm
by hammerhead
Wow, lots of info. Thank you so much. Really helps me!

Re: Timotej's Lawn Journal (Europe/Slovenia)

Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 3:49 pm
by TheSwede
That Yvette is sure looking good, @timtimotej! I would have gone with pure Yvette if it had been available to me at the time. Little lighter in color than Miracle, but Yvette grows finer, and more upright, I would say. That Legend strand looks very interesting too, would love to get hold of say 20kg of that one...

Re: Timotej's Lawn Journal (Europe/Slovenia)

Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 5:21 pm
by timtimotej
Thanks @TheSwede.
If my memory is correct, I'm directly 1 year behind your front renovation.
I'm following your progress from last spring and I really love to read your jurnal!

Yes true, very fine leaved, and definitely upright growing in places where it's dense as carpet.
I like that blue-green tone in Yvette. Especialy can be seen on young seedlings with morning dew on them. Not so dark green, but anyway it's beautiful color.

Pure KBG is definitely grass to have:)
And yes, this legend is probably KBG 2.0 :bandit:

Re: Timotej's Lawn Journal (Europe/Slovenia)

Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 1:40 am
by RCUK
For potential future needs you guys could try speaking to these two Italian companies, both import US KBG seeds. They won't sell to me as I live on a different planet now (UK) but as you are within the EU they might. Or find one of their products sold by a smaller company if you search online.

https://tempoverde.it
They are friendly people and good selection of seeds.

https://www.bottos1848.com
Sometimes don't respond and seem to only sell Ryegrass+KBG mixes. I'm using their Royal Sport which has Award and Everest KBG in the mix, had to buy through Amazon.

Mountain View sells to ICL and are trying to bring more varieties to Europe but will take time. Like Slugger (PRG).

Re: Timotej's Lawn Journal (Europe/Slovenia)

Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 9:48 am
by timtimotej
Wow thanks @RCUK.

Re: Timotej's Lawn Journal (Europe/Slovenia)

Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 10:03 am
by ronan
This has been a fantastic read Timotej and I love seeing the progress you have made. Your lawn is stunning and it makes me want to do a full renovation on my lawn here in Ireland!