Iowa Jim's reno 2018

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Iowa Jim's reno 2018

Post by iowa jim » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:16 am

Its to late to turn back now, put glysophate down 6-27-18. My plan for my reno is as follows. ( depending on weather)
7-2-18 cut grass to 1 1/2" and rake. ( grass at 3" now)
7-3-18 dethatch and cut grass to 1" and rake.
7-3-18 start fallowing at 10 minutes at 3x a day.
8-1-18 second round of glysophate.
8-3-18 areate with double pass.
8-4-18 level low spots and roll.
8-7-18 drag to smooth out the lawn and break up the cores.
8-8-18 spot spray glysophate in the morning and water 1/2" in the evening. ( 6 hours apart )
8-9-18 scarify the lawn lightly, put seed down at 2 1/2 lbs. per k ( 50% midnight, 25% mazama, 25% bewitched ) then roll the lawn. Scotts starter fertilizer with weed preventer, peat moss at 1/4"
This is my first reno so please let me know of anything i'm doing wrong: I welcome all comments, good or bad.
Thanks Iowa Jim

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Re: Iowa Jim's reno 2018

Post by OnyxsLawn » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:39 am

Looks pretty good! the early start should help. Get the prep done and be aware your seed down date should be dependent on weather but it looks like you're on top of it. Looking forward to some pics and updates.

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Re: Iowa Jim's reno 2018

Post by iowa jim » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:06 am

Thanks oxnylawn : there will be pics and updates.

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Re: Iowa Jim's reno 2018

Post by iowa jim » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:17 am

Away we go, everything has been done as to my first post. I have understood the processes to get to this point but a little fuzzy going forward. My plan right now is to water to keep things damp, then at 30 days start weening off the water. Im going to put down a app of milo and start spoon feeding AS at .25lbs of n weekly (ph is 7.2). Thanks to everybody that got me this far, it is very much appreciated. More pics and updates to follow.

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Re: Iowa Jim's reno 2018

Post by iowa jim » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:35 am

Having trouble with pics, get them as soon as possible.

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Re: Iowa Jim's reno 2018

Post by g-man » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:37 am

Make sure you are not using Safari. It blocks the postimage link. Use Chrome or Firefox.

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Re: Iowa Jim's reno 2018

Post by iowa jim » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:01 pm

lets try this
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Re: Iowa Jim's reno 2018

Post by iowa jim » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:04 pm

My soil test from early spring.
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Re: Iowa Jim's reno 2018

Post by iowa jim » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:10 pm

g-man wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:37 am
Make sure you are not using Safari. It blocks the postimage link. Use Chrome or Firefox.
Thanks g-man

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Re: Iowa Jim's reno 2018

Post by social port » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:17 pm

good luck, @iowa jim :thumbup:

Are you covering that area with two sprinklers?

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Re: Iowa Jim's reno 2018

Post by iowa jim » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:14 am

social port wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:17 pm
good luck, @iowa jim :thumbup:

Are you covering that area with two sprinklers?
Yes i am, a lot of dragging hoses around. I have 7 zones set up with tent stakes so i know where to to set my sprinklers and my big sprinkler in the back has a timer on it so that helps. For about 45 days i will have to be very careful how i walk on it . I have the 200ft hose run along my sidewalk by the garage, then on mulch past my shed, then along pea gravel where i store my 4 wheeler and boat so i only have to walk on about half of the back yard and none of the front yard. The lawn is to big for irrigation for what i can afford. By the way I'm cheap.

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Re: Iowa Jim's reno 2018

Post by zeus201 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:01 am

nice work so far!

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Re: Iowa Jim's reno 2018

Post by social port » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:09 pm

zeus201 wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:01 am
nice work so far!
It really is.

The sprinkler situation was a concern, but it sounds like you've done everything you can to address the issue. FWIW, I did quite a bit of walking on my 'baby grass' last year while it was getting established. I don't recommend it all. I only did so in order to work on connections at my spigot. That being said, that grass (that I ever so lightly, but repeatedly) walked on came out just fine :thumbup:

One other thing: Is that clover I see popping out of the peat? Creeping charlie? Crabgrass?

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Re: Iowa Jim's reno 2018

Post by zeus201 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:02 pm

social port wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:09 pm
It really is.
I'm living vicariously through all these reno's as I LOVE to do one. I was all set to do it this year but wife / kids cramped my style.
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Re: Iowa Jim's reno 2018

Post by social port » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:14 pm

zeus201 wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:02 pm
social port wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:09 pm
It really is.
I'm living vicariously through all these reno's as I LOVE to do one. I was all set to do it this year but wife / kids cramped my style.
I hear you, 1,000%. I love a thick, green stand of turf. All day. Every day.
But right now, when I see a lawn turn fully brown after a perfectly applied blanket app of glyph, or a well-prepared seed bed, I get...kind of warm and tingly.

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Re: Iowa Jim's reno 2018

Post by iowa jim » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:02 pm

social port wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:09 pm
zeus201 wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:01 am
nice work so far!
It really is.

The sprinkler situation was a concern, but it sounds like you've done everything you can to address the issue. FWIW, I did quite a bit of walking on my 'baby grass' last year while it was getting established. I don't recommend it all. I only did so in order to work on connections at my spigot. That being said, that grass (that I ever so lightly, but repeatedly) walked on came out just fine :thumbup:

One other thing: Is that clover I see popping out of the peat? Creeping charlie? Crabgrass?
It is mostly crabgrass that grew back after my first kill. I killed all the creeping charlie and clover in the early spring with weed b gone cco, with 2 apps.

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Re: Iowa Jim's reno 2018

Post by JDgreen18 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:07 pm

Looking good so far
Bewitched, mazama, Bluebank, + SSS shade & sunny blend front...Hogans kbg mix in the back

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Re: Iowa Jim's reno 2018

Post by iowa jim » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:37 am

Im a daddy, just looked out the window this morning and can see some grass babies. Had a washout yesterday and will have to reseed some areas as soon as i can clearly see where my germination is and isn't. ( who wants a cigar )

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Re: Iowa Jim's reno 2018

Post by social port » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:50 pm

@iowa jim Congratulations!! :yahoo:

What was that...about 4 days for germination?

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Re: Iowa Jim's reno 2018

Post by iowa jim » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:05 pm

social port wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:50 pm
@iowa jim Congratulations!! :yahoo:

What was that...about 4 days for germination?
Was going to wait 7 days and do the flashlight test and couldn't believe my eyes when i looked out this morning and saw the grass babies. Six days isn't what i was expecting, although its mostly up in the shaded areas, for some reason.

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