South East England 200m2 lawn

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Re: South East England 200m2 lawn

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Was getting fed up with the bare patches, the overseed wasn’t quite as precise as I thought so I’ve still got areas of no germination. Because I presoaked the seed I mixed it in with soil/sand mix and it made it really hard to see seed coverage. So, I’m overseeding again.

Raked all the bare patches and then added about 15 barrows of screened soil and levelled our with a lute. I then hand applied dry seed and rolled in. Finally sprayed tenacity now I’m at 21 DAG with a TTI teejet and watered in to get down to the soil.
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Yesterday started seeing signs of germination, day 5, today’s germination count is even better.
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@RCUK heres a picture as promised to give some kind of scale in a thicker patch (Top of garden)

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And a thinner patch (bottom of garden)

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And a picture after a mow this evening at 1 inch.

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I’ve also squared it all up and edged with timber gravel boards

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Looks great! Coming in nice and thick. Like the shades 8-)

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How is the lawn looking Liam?

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Yes, let’s see some single double or double double stripes?

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@RCUK @lfrancis still at 1 inch HOC, really want to go down a setting on the mower, just with the heatwave next week I think I’ll leave it for now as it is.
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Looking great!

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I’m also super keen to get down FAS and PGR, I’ve got some tenacity burnt tips throughout so definitely going to wait until they’ve grown out and then try and hold of until 60 DAG. I’m exactly 30 DAG today and I’m impressed how quickly its come along, it feels like it’s been down longer than that. Lots of warm wet weather!

I’m using greenkeeperapp to track apps now.
0.2lbsN/M a week
60ml phyter every 3 weeks

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@liamjones Looks fantastic and the stripes. Personally, I'd leave it at 1 inch to soak up the sun in the leaf.

Are you using liquid N?

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RCUK wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:21 am
@liamjones Looks fantastic and the stripes. Personally, I'd leave it at 1 inch to soak up the sun in the leaf.

Are you using liquid N?
Thanks, yeah soluble urea about 200g in 6L of water in my solo back back sprayer as a soil app with a TTI nozzle

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That looks spot on mate! How far it’s grown in such a short time. Dead impressed with the RPR mix there.

I agree I’d keep it around 1 HOC ready for The heat. I don’t know if wetting agent might help? Although to be fair, the amount of rain we’ve had recently I can’t see it being an issue.

I’m trying to find a dry spell to put my PGR and wetting agent down.

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Couldn’t wait any longer, I dropped FAS and PGR yesterday. Here’s a photo before

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And the day after (today).

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I feel like the colour is definitely more uniform. But not massively darker.
Lots of dog burn but it is starting to repair itself. I’ve also had to make a patch repair to the very bottom, when renovating we dug a big hole to burry a tree stump, and it’s started to sink, so I cut out the turf, raised with topsoil then returfed. Kinda thinking I should of done that before PGR, but oh well!

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Very nice. Something to bear in mind with that submerged tree trunk, rotting wood uses nitrogen from the soil as it rots before eventually being broken down enough to start releasing the nitrogen again. So short term you might need to pay extra attention to nutrients in that spot, long term it will look after itself albeit continue to sink.

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I dropped PGR on my lawn last week, have noticed a remarkable change in top growth and less clippers are taken per cut.

I'm curious about the dog spots and your irrigation, wonder if it's possible to dilute them each day (without causing shallow roots).

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Richard Slater wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:51 am
Very nice. Something to bear in mind with that submerged tree trunk, rotting wood uses nitrogen from the soil as it rots before eventually being broken down enough to start releasing the nitrogen again. So short term you might need to pay extra attention to nutrients in that spot, long term it will look after itself albeit continue to sink.
Thanks for this I never knew!

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lfrancis wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:33 pm
I dropped PGR on my lawn last week, have noticed a remarkable change in top growth and less clippers are taken per cut.

I'm curious about the dog spots and your irrigation, wonder if it's possible to dilute them each day (without causing shallow roots).
I’m watering every morning at 6am for up to 15 mins (5mm). Apparently removing nitrogen content from water helps so I’m using RODI water now for the dog. Will be interesting to see if this helps.

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Reduced HOC to 19mm now. I think this is going to be a real interesting test of the RPR’s spreading capability to fill back in the dog patches.
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Re: South East England 200m2 lawn

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Do you have more seed? Throw them in those spots too.

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Re: South East England 200m2 lawn

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Agree with @g-man, RPR spreading capability will probably take a few months to establish.

I usually stay on top of those spots by lightly raking the dead grass, small handful of top soil and seed.

Prefer the look at lower HOC :thumbup:

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