RobbyBobby Lawn Journal

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robbybobby
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun May 14, 2017 9:59 pm
Location: Dallas Proper
Grass Type: St.Aug (Front). Bermuda (Back)
Lawn Size: 7,000 sqft
Mower: TruCut H-20

RobbyBobby Lawn Journal

Post by robbybobby » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:17 am

Hey TLF!

Been a member since May '17. I remember the night because my girlfriend (now fiancé) walked out on me at 2 in the morning looking at my laptop in pure bliss. She asked me what I was looking at with one thought in mind...and was taken aback when showed her that I was watching someone cut their grass with a Tru Cut C-25.

Well fast forward to 2018. We bought our first house in August and I finally have a yard to call my own. Living in Dallas, TX.

Inheirited Specs:

Front Yard - 1.5K sqft - St. Aug
Back Yard - 5.5K sqft - Weeds and Trees.

Aug -

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Dropped an application of Celcius and was able to knock the majority of what was in the yard out over the next few weeks. Thought not able to put down some Pre-M before the winter (late acquiring supplies). I was going to overseed to keep the green.. timing just didnt work out.

Fastforward to today -

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Overseed with PRG in mid October and it has yielded some great results! I am having some sedge activity, though not a ton. Any recommendations for cool weather to set this back?

Spring Plans:

Front yard (St. Aug)
- Pre M / Celcius App
- Dethatch? How?
The grass is roughly 2 inches taller than the sideway. The lowest HOC I was able to achieve towards the end of the year was 3 inches. My TruCut just bounces like no other. So much squish when I walk.

Back Yard -
- Kill off all grass.
- Pre M (Prodiamine)
- Removed 14 tree stumps that are scattered around the yard.
- Level the yard. Retain the gradual slope away from the house.
- Insall an irrigation system
- Sod.

I have a TruCut H-20 that I need to learn more about. Toro Rotary that does the dirty work for me.

Looking forward to posting more along the journey!

-Rob
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robbybobby
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun May 14, 2017 9:59 pm
Location: Dallas Proper
Grass Type: St.Aug (Front). Bermuda (Back)
Lawn Size: 7,000 sqft
Mower: TruCut H-20

Re: RobbyBobby Lawn Journal

Post by robbybobby » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:22 am

For educational purposes...

Anyone familiar with what kind of tree these are? I absolutely love them - skinny, tall, green all year.

My research points to a Eastern Red Cedar but that my best guess.

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It has been dropping these during the winter.

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Thanks!
-Rob
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Kicker
Posts: 95
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:57 pm
Location: Carrollton, TX
Grass Type: common bermuda
Lawn Size: 4500 sqft
Mower: Toro rotary / GM 1000

Re: RobbyBobby Lawn Journal

Post by Kicker » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:49 pm

Welcome, Always good to have another lawn from DFW to compare. I don't have a journal up yet but will be starting one this year I imagine since i picked up a Toro Greensmaster 1000 this winter.

robbybobby
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun May 14, 2017 9:59 pm
Location: Dallas Proper
Grass Type: St.Aug (Front). Bermuda (Back)
Lawn Size: 7,000 sqft
Mower: TruCut H-20

1/11/19 Update - Trees and Weeds

Post by robbybobby » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:44 pm

A few of the cedars got a trim Wednesday ahead of bulk trash pickup.
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These basically encompass everything I have in my yard right now. What are some cool weather recommendations to knock these out?


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