Matt's 2020 lawn Journal (Front Reno)

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This is my 3rd year. 2 full years under the belt and this year is my first FULL year of 'lawn nut' status... I have 4 sections 2 of the sections are mostly sun and the others are mostly shade.

For the most part, my yard looks good... virtually weed free.. Lotta little clay mounds that make it unwalkable with bare feet This will be my next project, reno or not... My back and side are majorly bumpy as I plan on putting some top soil/compost in the low spots and throw some seed.

I have some random spots of Bermuda in the Front and side (Sun) and plan on applying the Pylex and Triclopyr to the areas.

reno plans: The Front ONLY... I have got a good yard, but two things that really bothers me to me as I walk or mow the yard... Seeing different kinds of grass and then reluctantly seeing different shades of Green... I guess every year, I could overseed.. Sooo here is my dilemma.


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With my Reno starting 'Officially' today... I am applying Glyso this week and some very mild temps, help liven up the lawn and some rain... Helpful to level lawn and not die of Heat exhaustion... all good...

But I think the REAL strategy I think is I am planning on seeding on the non rain days... Yes... I would rather pay a little more in water and almost sure myself of no MONSOON... Am I guarantee of this not happening? Lets see...

the big area are officially gone the left side may be just an glyso and direct overseed...

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Just applied Glyphosate at 15 oz G and 3 oz of NIS. I used 6 gallon of water. I actually used 5 gallon on the reno part.

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So I applied the Glyphosate a week ago and have barely seen any turning.. I will spray more tomorrow Maybe use a touch more and less sq ft... We got 2" of rain Sat, and some rain today...

Is this normal?

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2nd app. It ‘supposed’ to rain the next few days. Hopefully I’m a day or three. Most will be browning more.

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1st cut. 1 3/4”
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2nd and 3rd cut 1 1/2” then 1 1/4”.

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Few more days of watering. A spot of glyso.

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Just an update. I did a few patches of tiling and found this... Never thought I would see this in the yard.

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I then did a dethatch

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After this was done, I sprayed the yard with water so the see would sit better on the yard,

I applied seed at or around 9-10 lbs per k after which I applied Hydretain.. Then added a small covering of Peat moss.. 10 bags per 2200 sq ft.. some areas were thicker.. maybe 8 bags

Watered a few times that day and then a few times today.. and one more tonight... The forecast is SUNNNNNNN with a upper 70's and low 80's after Friday... low to mid 80's next three days.

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Day 5 and little baby grass

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Looks great. Congrats on the baby grass. What kind of seed did you use?

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Very cool... interested to see how the TTTF handles the winter..

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7 days after seed.

Little baby grasslings

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7 DAG. It’s going ok. Still watering 3 times a day. See lots of grass seedlings. Lot of areas are full. Some less than filled in. I’ll add some CX in 5-6 days. Temps have been a touch high. Low 80’s. Although the next 4 days will be low 90’s and after that. Upper 70’s and rain.


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2 weeks post seeding and 10 days post germination... Seed is looking good, getting alot of Nutsedge and Crab... I did not put tenacity down, I am pulling the young CG and some of the Nutsedge.. What is the reasoning for adding Tenacity 4 weeks after Germination?

I can't wait to mow, but waiting for 3 weeks Post germination...


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The yard is filling in nicely.. But there are a few spots that have seedlings, but are small and sparse... I recently added .24 lb of N with GreenPunch.. Next week I will try to add .22 lbs of N with AMS...

Sunday 9/6 will be 21 DAG...

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Well I could not wait, I had to try the Reel Mower out and see what it would do.. I did 3 passes on the end, and it did ok.. I will make a two pass cut this weekend on the rest. I have never used a reel mower and don't how sharp it is and if the blades are close enough to cutting bar.. I will look at it later.. I am also looking at the Wizz spreader. Does anyone know the setting for AMS?

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18 DAG. First mow. I’m really liking this grass. Need to address the bare spots.
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looks really good . you probably need to calibrate, test the wiz. mark off 1k . add 1 lb AMS (.21N) . Distribute on low setting North-South, then East-West. Even coverage , make adjustments

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Thxs. I have a spot I could do a 1k test on. I’m sure if I do it on the lowest setting. I’m golden.

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