NewHomeOwners Journal - 8650 sqft renovation

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I got my new (to me) reel mower serviced and sharpened. Before my wife could get back into the house from helping me unloaded I was out cutting grass. You can see where my rotary scalped the front yesterday. Luckily, I don't have to worry about that anymore.

I think I'm gonna plan on cutting twice a week.




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Finally getting some decent stripes, and we've gotten some of the stone flower bed done in front of the house.

Put down fungicide and more pgf complete

I think I'm gonna buy a 20 inch McLane until the sod gets rooted better. The big California Trimmer is a heavy machine and maybe too heavy for the yard in it's current state.


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@NewHomeOwner TifTuf looks great.

Have you seeded the Arden?

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probasestealer wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:16 pm
@NewHomeOwner TifTuf looks great.

Have you seeded the Arden?
Thank you.

Yeah, the Arden was slow to germinate, but a few heavy rains didn't help. On Saturday I reseeded it, and put down six bags of peet moss. I've hit it hard with starter fertilizer twice, and just now starting to see progress.

I have a feeling well end up replacing it with tiftuf. We plan on replacing the deck we tore out with another deck or stone patio, but not for another few months. Short term seed was the best option.
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NewHomeOwner wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:47 am
probasestealer wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:16 pm
@NewHomeOwner TifTuf looks great.

Have you seeded the Arden?
Thank you.

Yeah, the Arden was slow to germinate, but a few heavy rains didn't help. On Saturday I reseeded it, and put down six bags of peet moss. I've hit it hard with starter fertilizer twice, and just now starting to see progress.

I have a feeling well end up replacing it with tiftuf. We plan on replacing the deck we tore out with another deck or stone patio, but not for another few months. Short term seed was the best option.
Gotcha.

Well, if you do want Tiftuf in the future, I'd look into sprigging. You can harvest your own sprigs.

I sprigged some TifTuf and at 4weeks looks great, first 2 weeks were cold, I think you could get full coverage in 5-6 weeks

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Lawn conversion looks great! Watch the dirt getting too close to the siding. The dirt/mulch should be 8-10" below the siding or else you are inviting termite and other insect issues.
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Wow. That entire place has had a great transformation. Nice work.

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probasestealer wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:35 pm
NewHomeOwner wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:47 am
probasestealer wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:16 pm
@NewHomeOwner TifTuf looks great.

Have you seeded the Arden?
Thank you.

Yeah, the Arden was slow to germinate, but a few heavy rains didn't help. On Saturday I reseeded it, and put down six bags of peet moss. I've hit it hard with starter fertilizer twice, and just now starting to see progress.

I have a feeling well end up replacing it with tiftuf. We plan on replacing the deck we tore out with another deck or stone patio, but not for another few months. Short term seed was the best option.
Gotcha.

Well, if you do want Tiftuf in the future, I'd look into sprigging. You can harvest your own sprigs.

I sprigged some TifTuf and at 4weeks looks great, first 2 weeks were cold, I think you could get full coverage in 5-6 weeks
Good suggestion. I think you're right, sprigging might be the best route. Here is how the Arden is looking. We've put so much time, energy and money into the front and sides of the house that the back has become an afterthought at times.


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radarksu wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:06 pm
Lawn conversion looks great! Watch the dirt getting too close to the siding. The dirt/mulch should be 8-10" below the siding or else you are inviting termite and other insect issues.
Thanks. Yeah, we're gonna be moving most of the dirt by the stone work. We've got the sentricon stations setup.

Luckily my wife got the house bonded before we bought the place. Despite getting a regular inspection done, and the bond inspection, we found active termites about a month after we bought the place. Arrow was on the hook for around 10k worth of damage, and any future damage. We could've saved a lot of money had we known about the damage before closing.


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We've almost got the stone work finished. These 80lb blocks and digging will wear you out in this Georgia heat.
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daniel3507 wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:48 am
Wow. That entire place has had a great transformation. Nice work.
Thank you. It's been hard work but rewarding.
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