RHART'S Fall 2021 Reno

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RHART'S Fall 2021 Reno

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Greetings all. I've been on here for a few years and have commented here and there. I have finally decided to take the time to set up a journal and maybe get some advice from the experts here. I live in South Central Nebraska and started reel mowing in 2020. I have 8,000 sq feet of bluegrass in my front and side yards and 10,000 sq feet of tttf in the back. I started with a sunjoe manual reel last year and moved up to a new california trimmer in Sept last year. This spring there was a 27" tru-cut for sale cheap in my area so I bought that as I have been pondering doing a reno in my backyard. I did a test plot in the middle of my backyard with PRG this spring to see how it would survive the summer. It did pretty well, but I think I have decided to go with a KBG PRG mix from United Seeds. I will post a few pictures here to show what I'm working with.

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Now for the backyard reno:

July 15 applied glyphosate to everything other than the test plot in the middle.
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July 23 applied second round of glyphosate also applied it to the middle test plot section.
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My question is what to use for seed? This middle test plot section was 5 iron blend of PRG from United seeds. I liked this but don’t know how it would hold up through winter as well. So I was looking at grid iron which is a 80% KBG and 20% PRG or Sure Shot R which is a 90% KBG and 10% PRG. Anyone have any advice on whether to go with a straight PRG or one of the two mixes? Thanks in advance
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Front yard looks great and I love how flat the back is too.

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Sprayed glyphosate again….will scalp again and dethatch on Saturday. Sunday seed goes down.
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This is what I went with for seed as per recommendation from our club’s superintendent
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Sat 8/14 scalped one more time then dethatched in 4 directions and bagged all the dead material
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Sun 8/15 Seed down day! Blanket sprayed one last round of glyphosate then got the seed in the ground. Top dresses with peat moss. Now the watering and waiting begins

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Congrats on seed down…prep looks perfect!! How did you get the kill so straight??

Is it all irrigated?

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Robs92k wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:31 am
Congrats on seed down…prep looks perfect!! How did you get the kill so straight??

Is it all irrigated?
It is all irrigated, so that part will be nice. For getting the kill straight I took a big piece of cardboard and went along that.
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7 days after seed down and we have some action
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9 days after seed down and things are continuing to sprout.
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Day 14 after seeding
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Looking great.. You are right on track!

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Double cut the front and side yards at 1” and applied fungicide and rgs
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Looking really good. Nice prep work! It is going to be fun to mow that large open space. Nice to see another person from Nebraska.

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Thanks @jwill. It will be fun. I have a 27" tru-cut for now back there. A triplex may be in the future at some point.
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19 days after seeding…slowly getting better each day
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Wow, that’s coming in VERY nicely. Well done!

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