Bmossin Journal

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Re: Bmossin Journal

Post by The_iHenry » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:52 pm

Lawns looking sharp! How hard is it to mow around that play set and along your fence?

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Re: Bmossin Journal

Post by Bmossin » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:16 pm

The_iHenry wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:52 pm
Lawns looking sharp! How hard is it to mow around that play set and along your fence?
I actually stopped using the greens mower in the back because it is such a pain. Time to save the money for a Swardman lol.

I like running the greensmower on the front more.

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Re: Bmossin Journal

Post by Bmossin » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:22 pm

Mowed the back this morning. Will hopefully hit the front either Sunday or Monday.

Need to get some fungicide down in the back. A few mushrooms are showing up.

The differences between the Celebration I have in the back and whatever other salad mix I have back there is really starting to show, especially with PGR and a higher cut going on.

Added some ethanol stabilizer to the aerator engine and ran it for a while today. I put a carb on it earlier this year.

I’m really trying to decide if I want to do a PRG overseed on the front. With the greens mower I’m confident it will look pretty good.


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Re: Bmossin Journal

Post by The_iHenry » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:34 pm

Bmossin wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:16 pm
The_iHenry wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:52 pm
Lawns looking sharp! How hard is it to mow around that play set and along your fence?
I actually stopped using the greens mower in the back because it is such a pain. Time to save the money for a Swardman lol.

I like running the greensmower on the front more.

Yeah those axles really get in the way. Luckily I only have 1 troubled area to get around. I'm not too familiar with the Swardmans?

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Re: Bmossin Journal

Post by Bmossin » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:42 pm

The_iHenry wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:34 pm
Bmossin wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:16 pm
The_iHenry wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:52 pm
Lawns looking sharp! How hard is it to mow around that play set and along your fence?
I actually stopped using the greens mower in the back because it is such a pain. Time to save the money for a Swardman lol.

I like running the greensmower on the front more.

Yeah those axles really get in the way. Luckily I only have 1 troubled area to get around. I'm not too familiar with the Swardmans?
I’ve been seeing folks feedback on here and watched some videos on YouTube.

Just an investment lol.

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Re: Bmossin Journal

Post by Bmossin » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:24 pm

Trimmed the tree up front to raise the canopy. Should have done it earlier in the season and wish I would have.

Also sprayed some Certainty to get rid of some sedge.
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Re: Bmossin Journal

Post by Bmossin » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:02 pm

Got a quick cut on the front. Cut the back. The back is crazy thick with the PGR and Iron. I am only using my rotary on the back since my swingset and fence are in the way. I need to knock it down one more notch.

Here’s a shot of the front through that is reel low. I can’t drive straight to save my life.


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Re: Bmossin Journal

Post by Bmossin » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:24 pm

Here’s the back.
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Re: Bmossin Journal

Post by ctrav » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:46 pm

Looking good my friend. What’s your HOC on front and back?
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Re: Bmossin Journal

Post by Bmossin » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:13 pm

Thanks @ctrav I haven’t measured the back. I’m on botch #2 on the Troy-Bilt.

On the front I’m just a little higher than 3/4.

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Re: Bmossin Journal

Post by ctrav » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:38 pm

Bmossin wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:13 pm
Thanks @ctrav I haven’t measured the back. I’m on botch #2 on the Troy-Bilt.

On the front I’m just a little higher than 3/4.
I was just curious...👍🏾👍🏾
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Re: Bmossin Journal

Post by Bmossin » Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:28 pm

Cut the front again. I’m really kicking myself. I wish I would have trimmed my front tree in the spring, then the turf would have had all spring and summer to fill in. Now the way the sun is I’m getting a lot of afternoon shade.

Front still cut pretty good. Right below one inch in height. Still under regulation. Trying to decide when to scalp it down, aerate and overseed with rye. We are still in the 90s for the next week at least.

The back I basically scalped the heck out of. Work has been keeping me busy so the lawn goes on the back burner.

I also have this corner where my fence comes together that I am getting some Mondo grass growing but it is being attached by some spurge. I know I need to get in there and pull it out. It looks like I can use prodiamine as a preemergent for the mondo grass. Any advice on what I could spray for post emergence weed and not hurt the mondo grass?


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Re: Bmossin Journal

Post by ctrav » Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:17 pm

Great job keeping it low! No rye for me as I’m looking forward to a break 😎
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Re: Bmossin Journal

Post by Bmossin » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:59 pm

Back on October 6th got the front aerated and the PRG put down. Went heavy at around 15lb per thousand.

If I do it next year, I will be sure to verticut instead of just aerate as my seed came up really well in the aeration holes but not as great the rest of the turf. I’m pretty happy with it though.
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Re: Bmossin Journal

Post by Bmossin » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:07 pm

After I got the seed down I was basically out of town for two weeks. We left for a wedding, then got back and the next afternoon I left for GIE. Had the pleasure of meeting @Ware @wardconnor and @OD on Grass. All awesome guys and was a pleasure to meet them.

In the meantime the rye was growing in slowly and I came across a McLane to pick up again for the backyard as the John Deere is too much of a pain with the fence posts and swing set. Ordered a grooved roller for it and a new plug, air filter and will need to do a backlap for sure if not get it a grind.

The back is only Bermuda and I will not overseed with Rye. The green is still hanging in there. I took these 10/26.


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Re: Bmossin Journal

Post by Bmossin » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:12 pm

Today got an awesome cut on the front with a different pattern than I had done before. Height is going to be at 3/4 going forward ideally.

Later tonight the neighbors came over and the guy was telling is wife to take her shoes off and feel the grass. Biggest compliment I feel I can get when they stop over just to say they want to see it. Had the kids playing on it and enjoying it remind me of why I spend the time on it I do.

Hopefully the dragon doesn’t do any scorching in the next couple days!

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Re: Bmossin Journal

Post by Ware » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:58 pm

Bmossin wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:07 pm
...the next afternoon I left for GIE. Had the pleasure of meeting Ware wardconnor and OD on Grass. All awesome guys and was a pleasure to meet them...
Good times :thumbup:

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Re: Bmossin Journal

Post by OD on Grass » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:36 pm

Bmossin wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:07 pm
Had the pleasure of meeting @Ware @wardconnor and @OD on Grass. All awesome guys and was a pleasure to meet them.
Who’s that second guy???
Rye is looking good sir! :thumbup:
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Re: Bmossin Journal

Post by Bmossin » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:32 pm

It’s an addiction. Thanks @Spammage for the new addition. The 220B did a beautiful job today.
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Re: Bmossin Journal

Post by Spammage » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:56 pm

Bmossin wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:32 pm
It’s an addiction. Thanks @Spammage for the new addition. The 220B did a beautiful job today.
:thumbup: glad it worked well for you. The yard looks great!

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