Powhatan's 2021 Lawn Journal

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Received some rain last night with additional forecasted next two days. New clover emergence appearing over whole yard. Some new grass emergence near the warmer soil house perimeter.

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A lot of the KY-31 clumps are greening and thickening up. Late next month I plan to spray the remainder of N-Ext RGS I have left over to help the grass roots to grow. Then soon after when soil temps reach 60-65F broadcast organic fertilizer and CarbonPro-G.
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Dug up ~4" cores. Interesting to see the soil profile organic matter buildup without and with top growth. This soil was disturb when the home builder removed trees and built the house. The one without top growth and lower OM has dryer soil; the others with top growth have wetter soil and more OM. A core dug just a few feet away from the lawn edge in a native undisturbed area I had to remove about 2" fallen leaf layer to dig the core, the soil there feels sandy vs clay and is very rich in OM.
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~2 days of rain and the sun came out.
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Soil temp ~50F; the YTD GDD is 51 base 50F. New grass from seed random emerging all over yard now. Late this week air temps forecasted to be in the high 70s, anticipate will see widespread grass emergence.

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Soil temp ~55F; the YTD GDD is 69 base 50F, getting close to the GDD 89 for widespread new grass emergence from seed. Seeing a bit more grass emergence today and some native wildflower plants.

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Soil temp ~63F; the YTD GDD is 83.5 base 50F on it's way up to GDD 98 today. Warm 80sF air temps today.

Lots of earthworm castings and new grass emergence.

Hand broadcasted Pennington UltraGreen Azalea, Camellia & Rhododendron Plant Food fertilizer @ 3/4 cup around each Azalea bush and Espoma Organic Plant-tone fertilizer @ 3/4 cup around each Southern Wax Myrtle bush.

Put up two Flies be Gone traps; they are non-toxic and work very well.

Dogwood tree blooms are starting to open up.

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Continuing to see more new clover and grass emergence. A few more native wildflower seedlings have emerged.

Have not mowed or applied fertilizer yet. I'll string trim the grass high tops from around the house perimeter within the week. I plan to spray N-Ext RGS to help the new roots grow. Anticipate lawn soil should be warm enough later in the month to broadcast organic fertilizer and CarbonPro-G.

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KY-31 fescue grass seed head stalks forming.
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Dogwoods blooming.
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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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