Powhatan's 2021 Lawn Journal

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Received remainder yearly lawn supplies from SiteOne.

String trimmed grass high tops around the house perimeter.

Sprayed N-Ext RGS @ 6oz/M rate.

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Randomly dug up strawberry clover that was sown last year; it has nitrogen nodules that are reddish-pink color inside the nodules indicating active nitrogen fixation.
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Seed heads appearing.
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First mow of the season - bag mowed @ HOC 4.00", not much top growth captured, mostly a cleanup cut.

Broadcasted 50# Nutrients Plus Whole Shebang 6-2-4 hybrid fertilizer and 80# LESCO CarbonPro-G soil improver.

Next month LESCO Acelepryn (chlorantraniliprole - same ai as in GrubEx1) 0-0-7 SOP Insecticide and I may also spray some more N-Ext RGS.
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I've been hand-pulling orchardgrass and poa triv clumps for some weeks now which are leaving numerous small open grass canopy holes, so I broadcasted quick germinating PRG to fill in the holes. The PRG blend includes Silver Dollar cultivar which has very good heat tolerance. I've used that PRG past few years and still have healthy PRG that made it through the summers.

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Hand-pulled several poa annua practically everyday for past few weeks. New seed heads appear literally overnight. I applied two separate granular pendimethalin fall preM applications last year. I saw very few poa a earlier this year but several been obvious this past month. I'll use granular prodiamine preM this fall.

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Started using my Fiskars stand-up weed puller to rid the lawn of orchardgrass. A whole lot easier than hand-pulling.

Lots of little native wildflower plants coming up in the garden beds.

Top growth has kicked into high gear finally. I think I'll maintain HOC @ 3.00" this year instead of 3.50"; turf needs good airflow to minimize fungal disease formation when high humidity sets in starting late next month.
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Mulch mowed @ lower HOC 3.50", going down to 3.00".

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I have 8 native wildflower beds. Each bed has ~80 different plant/grass species growing, I'm sure some % will survive while others die. Takes 3 to 5 years to achieve a vibrant and colorful wildflower patch. The weeds and tree saplings will have to cleared out periodically till the wildflowers are able to crowd out the weeds.
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Grass/clover lawn is looking good this month!
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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Green wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:31 pm
Grass/clover lawn is looking good this month!
Thanks. Mowing with an even cut is looking a lot better. Before I started cutting, the clover was taller than the grass and generally laying over and not blending well.

I've seen a few of what appears to be young yellow nutsedge or annual sedge, leaves feel like trifoliate "sedge". I've pulled annual sedge past few years. Didn't think it was warm enough for sedge yet. I'll spray Roundup for Northern Lawns (R-T-S) on them to see what happens. I believe last year I sprayed that product on some larger mature nutsedge plants twice and didn't notice a kill so had to spray Ortho Nutsedge Killer (R-T-S) with the higher sulfentrazone % amount to actually kill it.

Seems this month has been a little cooler than last year. Late next month is when air & humidity goes up and fungal disease, mainly BP, starts to appear. I'll be cutting my grass at a lower HOC this year thinking that will provide more air flow. I also haven't put down a higher amount of nitrogen. Maybe the lower HOC and low N# will minimize favorable disease formation.

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Sulfentrazone or Halosulfuron are what you want for the sedge. The Northern lawn roundoup doesn't have enough Sulfentrazone to be effective. The spray bottle of Ortho Nutsedge killer is what I use for minor outbreaks.
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bernstem wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:43 am
Sulfentrazone or Halosulfuron are what you want for the sedge. The Northern lawn roundoup doesn't have enough Sulfentrazone to be effective. The spray bottle of Ortho Nutsedge killer is what I use for minor outbreaks.
Thanks. Good idea to hit it with the Ortho product now than wait to see what the weaker Roundup product does.

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