jskierko 2021

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Awesome…. Everything is looking on point. I love the color of the mature turf..

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After several wet days, the stars aligned for me on my day off and I got a beautiful day for mowing. Experimented a bit and took the reno down to 0.5", keeping the rest of the Bewitched at 0.75". The loss of color definitely shows in the pictures, especially next to the northern mix at 2.25" in the backyard. Like the height, may experiment with some Main Event to try to give it some color, although I know it will be darker next season once it matures. Cleaned up the edges of the walks and beds and a bit of the fence line. Probably one of the last days of the season for me to invest several hours in the yard, so I soaked it up.

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@jskierko …. Pretty sweet…. Your mature bewitched has amazing color.. I like the 1/2”.. with more time at that height it will get pretty dark.. I can’t wait to see this next fall. My hat’s off to you..

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Just an amazing yard. Looking great!

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livt0ride wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:25 pm
Just an amazing yard. Looking great!
Thanks! I've enjoyed following your green install. I grew up both playing and working on a golf course so I have a natural affinity for low cut turf. A putting green would be the icing on the cake, but, like Stu, might have to table that idea until I have more time on my hands.
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Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:43 pm
@jskierko …. Pretty sweet…. Your mature bewitched has amazing color.. I like the 1/2”.. with more time at that height it will get pretty dark.. I can’t wait to see this next fall. My hat’s off to you..
Thanks Stu! The color has really popped over the last month or so once it cooled down. Hoping I can just sit on the sidelines next fall and watch another nice backyard reno (yours, obviously). Your drone shots are phenomenal. Even your northern mix looks elite!
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Yeah I have a smaller yard than you guys so that helps. I don't think I would have been able to do it if I wasn't working from home.

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jskierko wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:27 pm
After several wet days, the stars aligned for me on my day off and I got a beautiful day for mowing. Experimented a bit and took the reno down to 0.5", keeping the rest of the Bewitched at 0.75". The loss of color definitely shows in the pictures, especially next to the northern mix at 2.25" in the backyard. Like the height, may experiment with some Main Event to try to give it some color, although I know it will be darker next season once it matures. Cleaned up the edges of the walks and beds and a bit of the fence line. Probably one of the last days of the season for me to invest several hours in the yard, so I soaked it up.

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1/2" is fun, and I get a much cleaner cut at that height. But the color difference is no joke. Perhaps 5/8" offers the best of both worlds..

How do you capture these cool pics of the sky? I don't think this is the first one you've posted.

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bf7 wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:28 pm
1/2" is fun, and I get a much cleaner cut at that height. But the color difference is no joke. Perhaps 5/8" offers the best of both worlds..

How do you capture these cool pics of the sky? I don't think this is the first one you've posted.
Yeah it's crazy how much cleaner it cuts at that height (given that its flat enough). 5/8" was exactly what I had in mind though to maintain some color and lessen the mowing frequency burden. And I also thought the sky was pretty cool in that pic. I go out on my roof above my garage to get a nice aerial shot. Add another one to the "neighbors think I'm nuts" list.
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Happy Halloween!

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@jskierko Looking good.. lawn too...

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Happy Halloween! I dare you to swap out your avatar photo for that one! :lol:

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@jskierko, mowing in costume, did you a lose a bet? Very funny.

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Jeff_MI84 wrote:
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@jskierko, mowing in costume, did you a lose a bet? Very funny.
Haha, nope. Just wanted to be in the spirit and ensure that nobody was going to challenge me any time soon for "craziest person on the block"
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Happy Halloween! I dare you to swap out your avatar photo for that one! :lol:
Done!
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@jskierko nice.

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:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Tiggers mow best! Lawn is looking great, @jskierko
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Omg, that’s awesome….I bet the kids in the neighborhood wish either you were their dad, or very happy you’re not their dad! Lol.

Lawn looks amazing as usual!

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Seeing a lot of these pics here in the last day or two. Been a cold start to the month of November with frost each of the first 4 days around Indy. Lots of annuals need to be pulled and trashed after a hard frost this morning.
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We received about 4" of rain the week before Halloween and not much sun. It has left me with a few gnarly looking areas, the worst of which are pictured below. It is way more evident to me now as I dropped HOC to 0.625" in most areas. I had been dealing with areas of rust for a few weeks, but I think I've got some leaf spot mixed in there now too. I put down azoxy at 0.77oz/k today. With a slight warmup coming this weekend, I'm hoping the treatment and new growth will clear it up. Next year I need to push my preventative fungicide regimen deeper into the year.
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A few decent pics of the side and the reno to make myself feel better.
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And here is a prime example of why I would never put straw down during a reno. The bale is trying to put out its own monostand.
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Finally, the swardman suffered its first casualty. Drive timing belt snapped mid mow. Based on some of the other horror stories I've heard, I'm lucky that's the first mishap for the Edwin. I also am pretty tough on the belts, mowing up some aggressive slopes. I had ordered replacements of all belts just to have on hand. Naturally the replacement belt I got is 10mm longer so it was slipping off. A replacement to the replacement should be here tomorrow though.
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Shutting down the journal for the season. Only mowed twice in November so far and each mow only produced 0.25" or so clippings. It really slowed down fast this year compared to years past. Might have 1 more mow left, mostly just for cleanup. Will probably put the winterizer N (planning 1 lb of N per k via urea) the week after Thanksgiving.

Total inputs 2021 (before winterizer):
N- 4.7 lbs
P- 1.1 lbs
K- 2.1 lbs

Total application costs 2021:
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Looks great.. last few weeks most folks have shut it down and the board is quiet. I mowed my back today which is two weeks later than ever before. Weird year. 5 months until first mow for me..

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