Powhatan's 2021 Lawn Journal

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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!
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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:
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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.
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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Mulch mowed @ lower HOC 3.25". Sprayed Ortho Nutsedge Killer on suspect sedge plants.

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Two years ago lots of light green poa trivialis patches.

Do not mechanical aerate if you have poa trivialis ... it will make the infestation worse!

Now the poa triv is greatly reduced but still a continual removal/kill process. There's no single magic bullet fix to eradicate triv.
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Clover and Iris starting to bloom.
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Found a large poa trivialis growing near the lawn edge. The low hanging outer stems are turning darker and will be producing seed heads. I pulled it out with roots. If this clump was mixed in amongst turf grass, a rotary mower set with a high HOC probably would miss cutting off the seed heads.
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Mulch mowed @ HOC 3.25". High 80sF air temps next few days. LESCO Acelepryn (chlorantraniliprole - GrubEx1) 0-0-7 SOP Insecticide and N-Ext RGS going down in a couple of weeks.

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Soil temps 65F+ now. Broadcasted 50# Safer Brand Lawn Restore 9-0-2 organic fertilizer to give turf some nutrients going into higher temps & humidity next month. Organic fert takes 2 to 3 weeks to break down.

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Looks like the grass and clover had a growth explosion overnight. I recently put down fertilizer, we've had a few days in high 80sF, high pollen count, and some rain. Lots of white clover blooms, but no strawberry clover blooms yet. Numerous KBG/HBG seed heads.
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Found a poa trivialis with seed head growing on the lawn edge in a sunny dry area, pulled it out with roots.
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My 2nd vaccine shot is tomorrow so decided to do some yard work today instead of next week.

Mulch mowed @ HOC 3.25". Broadcasted 50# LESCO Acelepryn (chlorantraniliprole 0.067% - GrubEx) 0-0-7.

I hadn't planned on a spring preM but since I've pulled a few poa trivialis plants that had seed heads, thought it be smart to put a preM down now than none at all. Broadcasted 25# LESCO (prodiamine 0.68%) preM 0-0-7 @ 2#/M. If I understood the bag label correctly the 2#/M over 12M will provide ~4 months transition zone prevention.

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I sprayed Ortho Nutsedge killer on a light green colored plant I thought was a sedge ~2 weeks ago, no effect. It has seed heads now. The way the seed head hangs reminds me of a brome plant. I hand-pulled a few of these over a month ago I found randomly in the lawn and they haven't re-appeared. There's only a few of these located near the lawn edge now. I'll let these grow some more to see what comes of them, then maybe I'll be able to identify them.

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@Powhatan I wonder how ORTHO Nutsedge can have such a long shelf life but when you mix up Dismiss they want you to use it in 24 hours. Think that's BS or is there some herbicide preservatives in Ortho products?

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