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JDgreen18 wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:30 am
Looks awesome...nothing like a nice manicured lawn with nice clean edges.
I like the idea of keeping the grass off the fence line and making a clean edge there. I might do this next year.
Thank you! I edge with just about every other mow now as it really completes the look. My Stihl edger (kombisystem) is an absolute beast so I can clean up the sidewalks and driveway about as fast as I can walk. And the fence line was a lot of work up front, but it makes mowing so much easier since you don't have to finesse those passes as much. I have about 450' of fence, so it was a pain to go at that with a string trimmer. And thanks for the LOTM nomination!
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Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:45 pm
Looks like a successful reno…. Only a matter of time.. congrats
Thanks! Your pics help maintain my confidence that it will continue to fill in, as I am about a week or so behind you.
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@jskierko ,i just love this checker pattern on your lawn.
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Damn this looks amazing!!

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Wow.. how did I miss your journal. Amazing work man. I'm nominating you for LOTM.

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Put down some stripes on the reno today. It's come a long way in the last 2 weeks. Got a few good weeks left to fill in.

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jskierko wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:41 pm
Put down some stripes on the reno today. It's come a long way in the last 2 weeks. Got a few good weeks left to fill in.

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Dude, you have stripes! Reno looking good.

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Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:14 pm
Got 2" of rain yesterday, needed to mow, so the Swardman got the call for today's job since the ground was still wet. The lighter weight allows it to handle a lot of areas the GM1600 wouldn't be able to when the ground is soft and wet. Was my first time using it since getting the GM, felt like feathers. Dropped HOC down to 0.75".

Some pics from both daytime (1500) and evening (2000).

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Considering you are nursing a reno right now, these are all the more impressive. Bravo sir!

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Little by little the gaps are starting to fill in. Put down 0.25 lbs N on 9/26 and will likely reapply tomorrow to keep pushing it. Cut watering back to 1x/day.

Mowed non reno area against the stripes to get it growing more upright. It was a bit more challenging than I thought it would be with the sun directly overhead.

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jskierko wrote:
Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:59 pm
Little by little the gaps are starting to fill in. Put down 0.25 lbs N on 9/26 and will likely reapply tomorrow to keep pushing it. Cut watering back to 1x/day.

Mowed non reno area against the stripes to get it growing more upright. It was a bit more challenging than I thought it would be with the sun directly overhead.

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Nice progress! What are your temps like now?

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Drop it like it's hot 🔥

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Wiley wrote:
Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:24 pm
Nice progress! What are your temps like now?
Been pretty consistently about 80 daytime and 60 evenings with a few one-off days where it didn't hit 70. Extended forecast shows highs around 70-75 for the next 2 weeks which is ideal mowing weather!
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jskierko wrote:
Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:48 pm
Wiley wrote:
Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:24 pm
Nice progress! What are your temps like now?
Been pretty consistently about 80 daytime and 60 evenings with a few one-off days where it didn't hit 70. Extended forecast shows highs around 70-75 for the next 2 weeks which is ideal mowing weather!
Prime time, nice! It'll be cool to see where it's at by the end of October.

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BBLOCK wrote:
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Drop it like it's hot 🔥
Lol…. :thumbup:

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Looks great. How's the germination looking around the trees?

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The backyard is really coming in well and I'm sure that front lawn is ready for some cooler temps! Looking great!

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Liquidstone wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:20 am
The backyard is really coming in well and I'm sure that front lawn is ready for some cooler temps! Looking great!
Thanks! I am relieved that I am at least going to have a yard after how the first 2 weeks of the reno went.
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Looks great. How's the germination looking around the trees?
Here are a few pics of the trees and a close up of what the worst spot looks like. It will continue to fill in throughout next spring, just as my shadiest area of my reno last season did. If in doubt, extending out the mulch rings around the trees helps it appear to "fill in" much quicker.

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Looks pretty good. I might have to take your approach with expanding the beds in certain areas of my yard.

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These issues will all be distant memories next May…

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We are definitely having awesome weather right now. I was out of town and had to go straight to the mower. Clipping length 2.5in with PGR from Sunday mow.

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g-man wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 8:07 pm
We are definitely having awesome weather right now. I was out of town and had to go straight to the mower. Clipping length 2.5in with PGR from Sunday mow.
That 50lb bag of CXGRN probably helped too! Got one last app of that stuff and probably won't be able to find anymore now.

Reno stripes are looking sharp @jskierko !

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