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Re: GM's KGB Reno - They are gonna think I'm nuts.

Post by gm560 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:45 pm

gm560 wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:38 pm
Bewitched first to germinate at 7 days. I don't see any action in any of the trays without bewitched in the mix.
A bunch of Midnight in pots up now, too. What a difference a few hours makes.

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Post by iowa jim » Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:51 pm

I did a pots test with Mazama up at 7 days and Midnight and bewitched up at day 8. you can read my thread for other details that i saw.

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Post by gm560 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:24 am

A little Bedazzled up at Day 8. Still no action on Mazama or Everglade.

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Post by gm560 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:07 pm

iowa jim wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:51 pm
I did a pots test with Mazama up at 7 days and Midnight and bewitched up at day 8. you can read my thread for other details that i saw.
Still nothing from the Mazama pot at 10 days. A little odd, maybe it didn't like three 95+ degree days in a row?

We got a torrential downpour this afternoon while I was at work and the pots got crushed. All the seedlings laying flat. Think they will make it?

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Re: GM's KGB Reno - They are gonna think I'm nuts.

Post by GreenRoots » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:47 pm

Hello neighbor! First post on this forum, still have a lot to learn but following closely.

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Re: GM's KGB Reno - They are gonna think I'm nuts.

Post by gm560 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:46 am

GreenRoots wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:47 pm
Hello neighbor! First post on this forum, still have a lot to learn but following closely.
Awesome! If it doesn't go well, I will be the guy at Stage House crying in my beer.

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Post by gm560 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:21 pm

Better late than never. Updating the journal.

July 4th, did blanket app of HDX 41% glyphosate. Mixed at the rate of 2.5 oz per 1 gallon and sprayed with 4 Gallon Backpack sprayer. Added a bit of Mark It Blue to keep track of where I sprayed. 6 days later she is losing color. I think I got a good kill.
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Re: GM's KGB Reno - They are gonna think I'm nuts.

Post by ericgautier » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:26 pm

gm560 wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:21 pm
Better late than never. Updating the journal.

July 4th, did blanket app of HDX 41% glyphosate. Mixed at the rate of 2.5 oz per 1 gallon and sprayed with 4 Gallon Backpack sprayer. Added a bit of Mark It Blue to keep track of where I sprayed. 6 days later she is losing color. I think I got a good kill.
No turning back now! :mrgreen: :thumbup:
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Re: GM's KGB Reno - They are gonna think I'm nuts.

Post by gm560 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:19 pm

ericgautier wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:26 pm
gm560 wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:21 pm
Better late than never. Updating the journal.

July 4th, did blanket app of HDX 41% glyphosate. Mixed at the rate of 2.5 oz per 1 gallon and sprayed with 4 Gallon Backpack sprayer. Added a bit of Mark It Blue to keep track of where I sprayed. 6 days later she is losing color. I think I got a good kill.
No turning back now! :mrgreen: :thumbup:
I dunno. I was just telling my wife how much I like the blonde look. Maybe I'll keep it!

As a brunette, she didn't think this was as funny as I did.
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Post by gm560 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:21 pm

Not a ton to log. Just been watching the grass die and confusing the neighbors by watering dead grass every day. Did second round of RU last night. Spot sprayed since I had very little green to speak of.

The pots I thought I had fried have started to come up too, so maybe I just stunned them a bit with the heat.

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Post by gm560 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:16 pm

Have not updated in a while, basically just been killing grass. The crazy amount of rain we have been getting caused a lot of crab grass to germinate, especially in the back, so I have been spot spraying RU pretty much bi weekly.

Today I had a light work from home day, so I got out in the lawn and got some work done. First I scalped the front lawn.

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I also installed some "semi inground" irrigation in the back. 6 Hunter MP Rotators on 2 zones with 3 heads on each (Running off a hose bib and only have ~6 GPM). A MP3000-90 in each of the corners, and MP3500 in between. Looks to be working pretty well. I say semi in ground because most of the main line is actually above ground and covered with an inch or so of mulch. I buried the funny pipe and the heads where they entered the lawn. Here is one of the heads before I covered the main with mulch in the mulch bed.


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Post by GreenRoots » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:03 am

Hows the lawn looking neighbor?

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Post by gm560 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:30 am

GreenRoots wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:03 am
Hows the lawn looking neighbor?
She is coming along. I know I am overdue on an update. A brief synopsis of my progress

July 4th was first round of RU.
Fallowed and killed anything that came up for the next 4 weeks.
August I spent much of the time on an impromptu in-ground sprinkler install. Ended up with 2 zones with a total of 6 MP Rotators in the back. and 3 Zones with 6 MP Rotators in the front. The front was much more challenging than the back due to some mature maple trees. I wanted to disrupt the roots as little as possible, so I probably sacrificed optimal design for this purpose.

Sprinkler install was completed on 8/18.

On 8/19 I got 1 yard each of mushroom compost and masonry sand. I used this, along with 20 or so bags of topsoil to take care of some low spots, specifically in the backyard, but also where I trenched for the irrigation. I also scalped down the dead grass and used the Greenworks Dethatcher to rip up the remainder. I bagged and raked all the dead grass I could and dragged around old door for a while to level it out . Pro tip: if you want to make your neighbors think you have lost it, dragging a wood door around your lawn like an ox is a great strategy.

8/25: Seed down in the back.
In the morning I did one last spot spray of any weeds with RU both front and back. Let it dry and then in the afternoon, mixed up 6lbs (2.40 /1k) of my Back Mix (50% Midnight, 25% Bedazzled, 25% Bewitched) with Soil Moist Seed Coat. Then put it down with a broadcast spreader and rolled in with a 1/3-1/2 full lawn roller. Then broadcast sprayed Tenacity at the 4/oz per acre rate. Followed up with 36 lbs of Milo and 6 lbs of a 19-26-6 starter. Finally I hand spread 2.5 bags of TripleStart HydroCover (it didnt flow through my puny spreader) and gave it a good drink.

8/26: Seed down in the front:
Groundhog day from the day before. Mixed up 10 lbs of my Front Mix (50% Bewitched 25% Everglade 25% Mazama). Seed coat, threw down, rolled, tenacity, fert and triple start. I also have some slopes in the front, and was a little lighter on the mulch pellets than I wanted, so I put down 2 bails of EZ Mulch with Tack on the slopes and near any pavement were I thought water might run in the event of a heavy rain. Whatever I had left I just threw on overtop the rest of the lawn, especially where the much pellets were thin.

Set my new Rain Machine to water 4 times a day automajically. Hit it a few extra times on a few really hot days last week.

Here I am 17 days later. I have pretty good germination. Some spots are slower than others, I think were I had heavier sand in my top dressing mix are coming up slower. I was not meticulous about mixing it up, but I am not concerned. There is grass coming up there, just slower than other places. I went and threw a little bit of peat/compost mix down in those places last weekend to help keep it moist and give it a little OM. Here is a shot of the back yard yesterday. It looks better in person, I think.


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Post by gm560 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:54 pm

When I got home from work today, I put down a bag of Disease Ex as a preventative measure with all the rain lately.

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Post by Mrotatori » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:39 am

it's looking good. My seed down day was 8/25. My growth looks similar to yours. We just have to be patient with the KBG. I agree with you about it looking better in person. There are some spots in my reno, that are coming in great.

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Post by gm560 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:59 am

Mrotatori wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:39 am
it's looking good. My seed down day was 8/25. My growth looks similar to yours. We just have to be patient with the KBG. I agree with you about it looking better in person. There are some spots in my reno, that are coming in great.
Thanks. Yea, parts almost look dry in the picture. I assure you they are not... we got and inch and a half of rain in the 36 hours proceeding that photo. I will post more pictures later in the week when the rain takes a break.

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Post by gm560 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:13 pm

Back Yard Day 19. We got a lot of rain over the past few days so some of the younger grass is a bit beaten down. Hope all the rain makes it pop soon.


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Post by gm560 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:19 am

Applied first feeding. Used Screamin Green @ 0.25 /k. Will repeat next week and then switch to urea.

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Post by gm560 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:07 pm

I took advantage of a work from home/snow day today and did an experiment with "Snow Seeding" in the remaining thin spots from my reno. Will be interesting to see how it goes.

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