My Transition Zone Jouney

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Bsblcoach1989
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My Transition Zone Jouney

Post by Bsblcoach1989 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:22 pm

As a new homeowner in the San Joaquin Valley in California, I have learned many new things about house upkeep and improvement, but nothing has been more fun than taking care of my lawn. As I started, I had little idea of fertilization or mowing frequency, but I have learned a little bit at a time to get me to this point. My front lawn is Tifgreen 328 Hybrid Bermuda, and back is Tifway 419 Hybrid Bermuda. I am trying take the next jump to make my lawn great, so here we go. This was the first picture of my lawn, taken in June 2018.
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Re: My Transition Zone Jouney

Post by Bsblcoach1989 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:27 pm

After some work to extend the postage stamp sized lawn, it looked like this on July 24, 2018 (lots of paint on the sod).
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Re: My Transition Zone Jouney

Post by Bsblcoach1989 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:30 pm

On August 7th, 2018. I didn't do a very good job of leveling before adding sod. Started to add Milorganite to the lawn at this point.
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Re: My Transition Zone Jouney

Post by Bsblcoach1989 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:32 pm

I had a couple of minor attempts at leveling with some bagged sand and organic material.
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Re: My Transition Zone Jouney

Post by Bsblcoach1989 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:33 pm

Here is September 3, 2018.
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Re: My Transition Zone Jouney

Post by Bsblcoach1989 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:38 pm

I do overseed with PRG and it came up pretty well in 2018 although I did start so see some poa (didn't know about pre-emergent). Here is October 7th, 2018.
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Re: My Transition Zone Jouney

Post by Bsblcoach1989 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:42 pm

Here we are on Dec. 7th.
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Re: My Transition Zone Jouney

Post by Bsblcoach1989 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:44 pm

And my backyard went in on Dec. 8th.
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Re: My Transition Zone Jouney

Post by Bsblcoach1989 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:53 pm

May 29th, 2019 backyard stripes.
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Re: My Transition Zone Jouney

Post by Bsblcoach1989 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:03 pm

I had some issues this summer when the PRG transitioned back to Bermuda in both front and back. I will be spraying with revolver next year so the grasses don’t compete.
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Re: My Transition Zone Jouney

Post by Bsblcoach1989 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:06 pm

Here is 8/21/19 and the best the front has been this year and then today 8/24 (decided to fully level front and back with sand).
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Re: My Transition Zone Jouney

Post by The_iHenry » Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:16 pm

Your yard has come along nicely. What type of sand did you use?

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Re: My Transition Zone Jouney

Post by Bsblcoach1989 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:24 pm

The_iHenry wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:16 pm
Your yard has come along nicely. What type of sand did you use?
Thank you, I used plaster sand from the bulk yard.

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Re: My Transition Zone Jouney

Post by Bsblcoach1989 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:45 pm

Four days after sand
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Re: My Transition Zone Jouney

Post by lucas287 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:44 pm

Maybe this year you should try the "bluemuda" concept vs rye overseed/kill/rinse repeat method. I'm much further south then you and I think it's a viable solution!

I've got a bunch of links in my thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=13051

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Re: My Transition Zone Jouney

Post by Bsblcoach1989 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:32 pm

lucas287 wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:44 pm
Maybe this year you should try the "bluemuda" concept vs rye overseed/kill/rinse repeat method. I'm much further south then you and I think it's a viable solution!

I've got a bunch of links in my thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=13051
I’ll follow yours and see how it goes :D

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Re: My Transition Zone Jouney

Post by Bsblcoach1989 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:22 pm

10 days after sanding front yard
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Re: My Transition Zone Jouney

Post by Bsblcoach1989 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:21 pm

13 days after sand. Filling in nicely.
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Re: My Transition Zone Jouney

Post by Bsblcoach1989 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:50 am

Since my dog is out of the house for a couple days, I decided to overseed the backyard a little early. Can’t wait to see what Champion GQ looks like!
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Re: My Transition Zone Jouney

Post by Bsblcoach1989 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:41 pm

Nothing fancy going on out front. Just coming back through the sand and mowing every two to three days. PRG going down in 2 weeks.
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