Baretta's 2020 Lawn Journal + Reno

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Baretta
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Location: Port Coquitlam, BC
Grass Type: No Mix
Lawn Size: 3500 sq ft
Mower: Honda HRR216

Baretta's 2020 Lawn Journal + Reno

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Section A - 900 sqft (Nomix)
Section B - 300 sqft (TTTF/City Hydroseed Mix)
Section c - 950 sqft (TTTF/Chewing Fescue - 15%) Reno
Section D - 1250 sqft (TTTF/Chewing Fescue - 15%) Reno May/June
Total - 3400 sqft



3/15 - First mow of the season at 2.75"



Debated to do a Spring or Fall reno. Chose Spring since I suddenly have some free time. Seed down date set for April 18th.



3/21&22 - Tilled up roughly 1000 sqft to manhole cover with electric tiller. Surprised how compact it was since I tilled the same area 2 years ago along with Section B.

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Here's what it looked like in 2019.

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Considered reno in Section B but Grub damage wasn't as bad. Will seed repair spots. Neighbourhood lawns were torn to shreds by crows (grub damage). Mainly where city did repairs from water main project.

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3/18 -Took some soil temps at 5pm. Mainly sunny all day.

Section D (Part Sun) - 47F
Section C (Full Sun) - 56F
Section B (Full Sun) - 48F

Not sure why C was much warmer. Heat reflection from the house maybe?



3/22 - Second mow. Section A came out of winter dormancy in late February. Not much grow in other areas.



Plan is to apply Glyphosate to Section D (currently Nomix) once it hits effective soil temps hopefully sometime in May.

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Shindoman
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Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Grass Type: fine fescue/colonial bent
Lawn Size: 2000 sq ft
Mower: Dennis FT510

Re: Baretta's 2020 Lawn Journal + Reno

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My soil temps are staying around around 46 for the last couple weeks. It always reads higher in afternoon if it’s sunny. I leave it in the ground all the time. Good luck.

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Lawn Size: 3500 sq ft
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Re: Baretta's 2020 Lawn Journal + Reno

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3/25 - Did a rough leveling of the lawn. Only one dog ran through it so far.

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Got a good deal for this on-line shopping at Rona $120 Cdn + tax.

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Unfortunately when I went to pick it up, it didn't occur to me that it would come assembled. Wasn't fitting in my car so I walked it home roughly 1.5 miles. Had a couple of lookie loo's but I know they were jealous. :) This dump cart is really awesome!


4/1 - Created an account with Waypoint Analytical. Waiting for soil sample documents for cross border shipping. Using Iowa location.

Cut lawn in the fenced yard only.

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