SodFace's 2021 Journal - Ottawa, ON

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SodFace's 2021 Journal - Ottawa, ON

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Here's what I had last fall..
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Now for the starting pictures this year(a few days ago)...
The back is taking a bit longer to wake up compared to the front.
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Front is doing pretty good. Looks more green than most in the area. Other side (thinner strip) is similar.
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Things happening this year include the basement getting finished so some more trampling of my side yard as material gets brought in. Starts this week.

Some brick work being done. Edging around whole driveway, cover front poured concrete porch with stone, replace pad and flow into driveway, garden beds along side of house, shed base for smallish shed (6'x6'ish), and a patio in the backyard. This starts in June and will likely destroy my front and side yard as well as a bit of the back. Plan right now...I think...might be to sod with KBG sod from a good supplier. This is not final yet...

Things to start the spring off:
-did a light take of a bunch of areas to get some airflow and break up snow mold areas
-Prodiamine going down this week as I have read over 10 degrees soil temp for a few days now. Starting to get quite warm with yesterday being like 24!
-Think I'm going to spray some Talstar P soon as the creepy crawlies are invading now.
-Rabbits spotted in the yard...keep sending the dogs out to scare them away so they don't nest in my yard. I imaging they'll set up camp behind the house in the conservation.

Plan for this year:
-maintain gains from last year
-repair damage from the projects this year

This will be my "first full year" truly caring for the lawn. Got really into everything last year after a few years of having a "better than average" lawn.

Got some goodies recently from seedworld:

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Awwwww yes! This is your year, though the trampling might suck, but my first full year (year 2) was awesome and I can already see the pay off going into 3rd year. I'm seeing some weeds and clover pop up but it's about a handful of plants...I might spray prodiamine before the rain comes though.

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doverosx wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:19 pm
Awwwww yes! This is your year, though the trampling might suck, but my first full year (year 2) was awesome and I can already see the pay off going into 3rd year. I'm seeing some weeds and clover pop up but it's about a handful of plants...I might spray prodiamine before the rain comes though.

Hope to see your journal - I enjoyed it last year.

Rain forecast sucks now...not much rain. Will keep watching this week. Want it down before crabgrass comes out to play. What a dry spring so far!

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Added pics from last fall as the lawn early this spring is depressing until it greens up more.

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Need to take new pics as the front is a decent green and the back is waking up fast.

Pre-em down today. 1 of 2 split apps down for spring. Bit of rain today but a bunch tomorrow.

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Good timing. I also sprayed PreM last night.

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First cut of the season. Front needed it sorta and back there was some patchy spots all over. Back needs time to recover still.

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I feel better about the lawn from certain angles...

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The domination line is clear. You're letting the neighbors know whats up.

We're all in the same boat it seems, my lawn is very similar to yours right now. Once the temps stabilize a little bit, things will bounce back quickly.

Gotta love Ottawa.

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What the f it's almost May


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Mowed on Tuesday before these few days of rain.

Spot seeded in the front - mostly the small strip not seen below. And around the fire hydrant thanks to the dogs :)
- a bit of weed free lawn soil(damage from last year machinery) and to help with the pre-em barrier
-scraped up soil with take to break pre-em barrier
-seed
-coat of peat moss
-mesotrione
-watered in


Looking better in the back but still not great

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Y tho

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#BecauseOttawa

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Nismo wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 11:54 am
#BecauseOttawa
:lol:


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:lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbup:

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Did some spot spraying weeds with Par3+quinclorac. Another mow today snuck in between all the rain. Getting better and better...I haven't fixed the damage from last fall fence etc machine-related. After the basement is done soon we're getting patio and stone work done in the next month or so. I might just sod the really bad spots and keep the watering up through summer.


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Just a mow. Need to do my second prodiamine app and start with FAS/humic+kelp soon...been hard to get out in the yard before rain.


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FAS application last night. So nice to be able to spray at night after kids are to bed AND be able to see what I'm doing.

0.5lb N/k of 32-0-4 granular this morning.

Then I moved the sprinklers around the whole yard to get about 10-12mm of water down. It has been so dry this spring.

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SunJoe dethatching time (first time trying it...received last week) with the rake attachment at 0 and +10 settings. Wow it got a lot of stuff out of my backyard. Mowed and bagged clippings/thatch and filled 2+ leaf bags. Looking to water tomorrow and watch it repair.


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Those SunJoes sure seem like little work horses. property is looking very nice it'll be fun to see how fast the lawn bounces back.

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Chuuurles wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 6:38 pm
Those SunJoes sure seem like little work horses. property is looking very nice it'll be fun to see how fast the lawn bounces back.
Yea I love it already. Think ill be doing a spring light(ish) rake and fall scarify every year since I have it now. Some neighbours want to borrow already too haha.

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