Pennstater’s 2019 Lawn Journal (Starts Page 32)

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Post by social port » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:28 pm

That is a knife in the stomach.
I’m wishing better luck to you.

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Post by Mrotatori » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:40 pm

Sorry to see this. You still have time. I wish the best for your Reno.

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Post by pennstater2005 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:07 pm

Thanks guys. Tomorrow will be cleanup and re application of at least some seed.
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Post by Chris LI » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:49 pm

Sorry to hear about your plight. I like peat moss for better germination, but maybe you could try seeding mulch (Penn Mulch, Seed Accelerator by Pennington, Covergrow by Profile, etc.) for the sloped area. It is helpful to resist washouts. I've used them with some success. You could spread it on top of the peat moss for insurance.

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Post by pennstater2005 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:02 pm

Chris LI wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:49 pm
Sorry to hear about your plight. I like peat moss for better germination, but maybe you could try seeding mulch (Penn Mulch, Seed Accelerator by Pennington, Covergrow by Profile, etc.) for the sloped area. It is helpful to resist washouts. I've used them with some success. You could spread it on top of the peat moss for insurance.
Thanks. I have some of the seeding mulch and may need to consider it.
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Post by SNOWBOB11 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:09 pm

Sorry to see that happen @pennstater2005. It’s a gut wrenching feeling seeing your hard work wash away in a matter of minutes. We all know you’ll dust yourself off get back at it and it will turn out great when your done.

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Post by pennstater2005 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:12 pm

Thanks @SNOWBOB11! As @g-man said "failure is not an option".
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Post by JDgreen18 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:32 pm

Oh man wash outs are the worst do you have enough seed to do a redo
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Post by pennstater2005 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:38 pm

JDgreen18 wrote:
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Oh man wash outs are the worst do you have enough seed to do a redo
Nope. But I can get very similar seed close by. The actual place I bought it from is an hour and a half away.
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Post by pennstater2005 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:46 pm

A few pics from this morning....

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There is a lot of seed in the peat. I bought 8# of seed today and bought 10 bales of straw. I'm not doing anything right now but I'm ready. Cleanup today.
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Post by g-man » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:30 pm

These are pictures of the mulch that escape? How does the rest of the area looks like?

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Post by pennstater2005 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:20 pm

Yes. Here's a picture of how much mulch came out with the seed. It's covered up a little and there's another smaller pile as well.

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Post by pennstater2005 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:20 pm

I estimated it was probably 3-4 bales.
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Post by samjonester » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:03 pm

UGH!! So sorry! That last pic shows a bit of a green haze from germination. I hope the reseed effort goes well.
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Post by pennstater2005 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:22 pm

samjonester wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:03 pm
UGH!! So sorry! That last pic shows a bit of a green haze from germination. I hope the reseed effort goes well.
Thanks. There is a green hue over the entire renovation. Hopefully I won't need much seed. Thunderstorms predicted the next few days though :evil:
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Post by samjonester » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:34 pm

It doesn't take long for a grass baby to establish roots that can weather a storm! I tracked this in my reno last year and by time top growth was visible, there were already inch long roots. Did you end up going 100% KBG like the other half?
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Post by pennstater2005 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:02 pm

samjonester wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:34 pm
It doesn't take long for a grass baby to establish roots that can weather a storm! I tracked this in my reno last year and by time top growth was visible, there were already inch long roots. Did you end up going 100% KBG like the other half?
I remember that root. The other area is 50/50 KBG/PRG and this is as well. I'm thankful I had some grass rooted enough to hang in.
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Post by TheWhiteWizard » Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:07 am

Heartbreaker to see the washout, sorry man! Love your attitude "I'm not doing anything right now but I'm ready". Brilliant 👍🏼 best wishes

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Post by pennstater2005 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:43 am

TheWhiteWizard wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:07 am
Heartbreaker to see the washout, sorry man! Love your attitude "I'm not doing anything right now but I'm ready". Brilliant 👍🏼 best wishes
Appreciate it. Anything growing in your pots yet?
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Post by Alex1389 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:46 am

Unfortunate on the washout. But you started early enough so you’ll get this going and looking good. Good luck!

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