MJR12284 Fall 2020 Reno

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MJR12284 Fall 2020 Reno

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Hello all! Here is my plan for my Fall 2020 reno covering approximately 5,200 sq. ft. in my backyard. I'm going with a mix of TTTF/KBG which I purchased from The Hogan Company.

TTTF = Titanium 2LS, Rebounder, Firewall, Paramount (80%)
KBG = Blue Note, NuGlade, Midnight, Legend (20%)

I would love to hear your feedback, and I look forward to documenting my journey along the way. I've been updating the below schedule throughout my reno.

Schedule

July 28 - Spray Glyphosate (8oz/Gal per 1k) w/ AMS (1 TBSP per Gal) & Water

August 9 - Scalped lawn and 2nd Round of Glyphosate (8oz/Gal per 1k) w/ AMS (1 TBSP per Gal) & Water. (Planned 2nd round for August 4 but TS Isaias got in the way.)

August 15 - Scalped lawn again and used de-thatcher blade to scrape up the dead grass.

August 17 - Spread 12 yards of screened topsoil. Fallow for 2 weeks.

August 28 - Spot Spray Glyphosate/Hand Pull Weeds as Necessary

August 30 - SEED DOWN
Rake seed into soil
Roll seed
Spray Tenacity at 4 oz./acre rate
Peat Moss (7 bales)

September 4 - Germination of TTTF (DAS 5)

September 5 - DAG 1

September 13 - DAG9 - 1st Mow with Manual Reel Mower (2in)

September 18 - DAG14 - 2nd Mow with Manual Reel Mower (2in).

September 26 - DAG 23 - 3rd Mow with Manual Reel Mower (2in). Now watering only twice per day.

September 27 - DAG 24 - 1st Spoon Feeding (0.25lb Urea)

October 2 - DAG 28 - 4th Mow with Manual Reel Mower (2in)

October 3 - DAG 28 - 2nd Spoon Feeding (0.25lb Urea)

October 5 - DAG 31 - Sprayed Propiconazole at 1oz/1k rate. Now watering only once per day.

October 10 - DAG 36 - 1st Mow with Rotary Mower and 3rd Spoon Feeding (0.25lb Urea)

October 18 - DAG 44 - 2nd Mow with Rotary Mower. Decided to skip 2nd Tenacity blanket app. due to no weed pressure, time of year, and weather conditions.

October 20 - DAG 46 - 4th Spoon Feeding (0.25lb Urea)
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Re: MJR12284 Fall 2020 Reno

Post by JerseyGreens »

Welcome to the Reno club!

Start GLY sooner if you can.
Scalp sooner before the grass mats down which is what happened to me. Check out my journal.
Keep first 2 GLY apps 7 days apart. Worked wonders for me.
Add AMS - 1 tbsp per Gal to the GLY mixture. Found it on amazon.
It's hot right now - water that lawn really well before 1st GLY app. You want the old lawn to have vigor before nuking it.

Personally like to add all starter ferts, soil amendments etc before seed.
Also recommend rolling the seed in.

Just a start for my ideas. Good luck!

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Thanks @JerseyGreens! I will try to begin GLY sooner if I can, and will definitely scalp sooner to avoid the issue you have. Purchased AMS off Amazon last night, too. I planned to roll seed in as well. Debating the peat moss. Trying to find a peat moss spreader rental around here. I've updated my Reno schedule above with these edits.

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Just got my soil test results back from Rutgers Soil Testing Lab. I opted for the basic report. Looks like my pH is just about perfect, but my NPK results are off the charts high. I'm somewhat surprised by this because I have not fertilized much this year -- I had hired TruGreen in March and they came out for a few visits, but I cancelled my contract with them when I discovered this site :) Any ideas of what I can/should do to bring my NPK numbers down? Should I change anything about my fertilizing plans for this upcoming reno? My micronutrient numbers they say are "adequate," except for Iron which is "High."

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All you need is nitrogen.

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MJR12284 wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:11 pm
Peat Moss (trying to find peat moss spreader rental)
Good luck.

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I was told if high in P. Starter fert not needed. Just a 21-0-0 would be suffice. .25-.33 lb per k

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Thanks @g-man and @Matthew_73! I won’t add a starter fert then.

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I picked up a Scott's 20 in. reel mower today off FB Marketplace for $25 -- good deal. Will use the reel on the reno.

I also bought gly this weekend and will do a first application tomorrow evening at 8oz/Gal per 1k rate and mix in AMS at 1 TBSp/Gal rate.

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Welp, tonight was the point of no return. First round of gly done. Plan to do Round 2 one week from today. I tried to keep the spray uniform but I’m sure I’ll have some missed spots. I need to update the name of this journal since my wife has nicknamed this reno “Project Blaze” since I keep telling her I’m torching the lawn!

Here are some pics of my lawn from opposite angles right before I put down the gly.
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