Powhatan's 2021 Lawn Journal

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ccarlos19 wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:06 pm
@Powhatan
Thanks for the help.
When you apply the Pre- Em. I was thinking the beginning or mid March.
@ccarlos19 yes 50-55F average soil temperatures mid March in Yorktown according to the web GreenCast soil temp tool. That would be a good time to put down preM.

I’m giving the turf a break this year skipping preM. I hand-pull weeds throughout the year manually keeping weed pressure to a minimum.

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Sir thanks so much for your time and help
Look at my front after seeding last year.

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ccarlos19 wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:00 pm
Sir thanks so much for your time and help
Look at my front after seeding last year.
Very nice :thumbup:

Recommend you start a journal so you can take notes and track your progress.

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Received snow this week and ice forming today.

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Soil temp 41F @ 2" depth. All the snow and ice from last weekend's storm melted. Today and tomorrow sun/cloudy days, then colder snow/ice/rain again same as last week. Good timing to sow the native wildflowers seed mixes. I combined the seed mixes with sphagnum peat moss filler material and hand-broadcasted over several prepared beds bordering the lawn, then gently back side raked the beds.

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Here's one of the wildflower beds bordering the lawn that I seeded.

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This is the back yard corner that receives the bulk of the shade that had alot of poa trivialis. Last year I sprayed glyphosate three times trying to kill all the poa triv there. Well the poa triv there is a zombie plant and is coming back. I sowed the bulk of the shade wildflower seed mix in this area. Maybe a mature wildflower stand will out complete the poa triv.

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Great photos illustrating the conditions.
Front: Northern mix - mostly TTTF, KBG, TTPR. Back: Firecracker and Bullseye TTTF with America, Rugby 2, Bewitched KBG. Upper Side: Mostly TTPR, KBG. Lower Side: similar to front. Low-input: TF/FF, KBG, PR. Always seeding somewhere or fighting Triv.

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Rain with lite icing on grass blades and tree limbs.

Lots and lots of robins, blackbirds, and cardinals on the lawn again today foraging for food and dropping natural fertilizer.

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Soil temp 43F @ 2" depth. Soil is moist due to recent ice/rain. Weeded the azalea plant bed. Noticed several iris plant leaf shoots appearing.

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