Jay20nj’s 2021 Lawn Journal

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Jay20nj
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Location: New Jersey
Grass Type: Mazama KBG
Lawn Size: 4000
Mower: Gm1000 front, honda rot rear

Jay20nj’s 2021 Lawn Journal

Post by Jay20nj »

So I’m in the first year following my fall 2020 Mazama KBG reno. The first major issue I have is a ton of Poa a. I have applied tenacity to highlight it so I can easily pull. The front has been manageable by hand pulling but the back is out of control as you can see in the first pic. I’ll likely pound it with tenacity when it gets hot and use prodiamine in the fall to prevent which wasn’t an option during the reno as I had multiple washouts and had to keep seeding. The back is also thin. I will pull cores today to send for a soil test and continue to hand pull poa in the front. Tomorrow is the first mow and I’ll drop 50 lbs of lime per k. (I know I need that without a test based on ly tests). Here’s where were starting 2021 and I’m quite disappointed.

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Jay20nj
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Grass Type: Mazama KBG
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Mower: Gm1000 front, honda rot rear

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Post by Jay20nj »

Cleaned it up with the rotary and just did a single cut with the gm1000. Lawn appear to be still sleeping. The neighbors with rye and tttf are popping deep green. Cant wait till mine wakes up. Lime down.

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Jay20nj
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Post by Jay20nj »

I spread lesco carbonpro g at 10lbs per k, the 50lbs of lime per k, and a little starter fert i had laying around at a low rate to just wake her up a little. Pulled cores for testing before I spread anything.

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Jay20nj
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Grass Type: Mazama KBG
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Haven’t had any rain all week to water in the lime and carbonpro. Sunday will be a soaker so hoping it pops next week. Fresh mow before the weekend storms. Still barely awake...

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Jay20nj
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Grass Type: Mazama KBG
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Mower: Gm1000 front, honda rot rear

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Post by Jay20nj »

The lawn is finally awake. Sprayed PGR, FAS, Humic 12 two days ago and gave her a mow today.

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Jay20nj
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Grass Type: Mazama KBG
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Re: Jay20nj’s 2021 Lawn Journal

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Sprayed .25 lb per k of urea. Finally gaining the feeling back in my fingers after all the poa picking with the screwdriver prying so i will prob pick some more this week. Believe i see a couple triv plants popping up in the back so i will gly them this week.

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Jay20nj
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Sprayed .25lb urea, rgs, air8, propiconazole as i saw some evidence of disease… running irrigation much earlier this year as there in zero rain in the forecast and it has been very dry so far this year.

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Jay20nj
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Mowed one of my better cuts. Centered the diamonds perfectly on the last single double centers. After the mow i sprayed urea, n-ext non sense, dimension round 2, and pgr. Will drench her in the morning

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I am getting some drought / heat stress on the curb line from the severe heat on the pavement. This will likely be a whole summer time problem but im going to give hydretain a shot. Especially mowing at 3/4 inch. We have had no rain to speak of in about 3 weeks. All the neighbors lawns are burnt out already. Just a mow for today


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Gave her the full cocktail today. Fresh cut. Then grub ex. Carbon pro g. Fert. Rgs. Air8 and hydretain. Haven’t had rain in 3 weeks so with a three day rain im giving the turf a full dose.

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Jay20nj
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It finally rained after about 3 weeks of no rain and some really hot days in the high 80s and around 90. Fri afternoon through sunday all nice soaking rains. The lawn hasn’t had a normal spring to thicken up due to the lack of rain

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I changed to double diagonal stripes. I think i will keep this pattern. I don’t feel as though the lawn is striping well though. Not as pronounced as i would have hoped. To the point that its hard to see the lines when i mow. Thinking about moving from 3/4” to 1” to see if that changes anything.

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As disappointed as i feel its come a long way i guess. The pursuit of perfection is killing me. Maybe i just need to enjoy her.

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OnTheLawn
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Post by OnTheLawn »

I went through the same thing with my Mazama mono plot as well. For a KBG monostand in its first growing season after a reno… these results are stellar. For whatever reason, Poa A was ridiculously bad this year, especially in NJ almost across the board. Definitely disheartening some days, but looking back now and seeing the progress here is something to be proud of. Get it through the summer and watch it take off again in the fall. Get that pre-emergent down early in the fall and the Poa battle will be a much easier fight next spring.
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Jay20nj
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The turf has responded really well to the last dose of fert and carbon pro g a few weeks ago. Temps have been pretty much in the 90s and shes thriving. I do have a ring around the tree from having to go around it with the greensmaster. Not sure there is a solution as it doesn’t seem to get better. Pleased with the double cut double wide stripes. Diamonds are a mans best friend

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Another photo of todays mow. Still some filling in up in the top of the lawn where there is shade after 1pm. Should be awesome in the fall for its 1st birthday

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I finally sent out the soil sample i pulled in April. Better late than never. She needs k so i will break the applications up since the soil is somewhat sandy.

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M32075
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Post by M32075 »

It's really looking good keep it up. Don't forget your late summer pre m that should help with POA come next spring. By late fall your lawn will be really really nice it's still a toddler.
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Re: Jay20nj’s 2021 Lawn Journal

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Was away on vacation so she wasn’t cut for 10 days. This was the true test of PGR and came back to about 3/4 of an inch of growth. Very pleased with the performance. Looking primed after a double cut this morning

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Re: Jay20nj’s 2021 Lawn Journal

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Saw some evidence of fungus in the side yard so sprayed 1oz per k along with tnex today. I lowered the tnex to about 6ml per k instead of the 7.5ml i normally spray due to the propi mix. Never tank mixed them but doubt that would overregulate. We shall see. Inhave some spotty clover but didnt have time to hit it with speedzone. Will spot spray that this weekend. The poa in the back is starting to die off finally. I’m going to split prodiamine in mid august or so for the first app.

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