Connors Journal

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wardconnor
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Re: Connors Journal

Post by wardconnor » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:03 am

enforcerman wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:15 pm
On a side note. Received my awesome shirts today and as I went outside for a Charity Mow, I realized that you need to sell a light colored long sleeve shirt for mowing in 100 degree temperatures. Just a suggestion :)
Holy crap... A long sleeve in 100? That sounds terrible.

You're right though... I do need to do that.

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Re: Connors Journal

Post by wardconnor » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:25 am

An eventful day today.

Woke up to meet a fella in my driveway with this TGM 1600 with a groomer. 1500$ Ohhhhhhhhh yeahhhhhhhhh. 1100 hours or something.

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I used this Chapin hand pump sprayer the night before to spray the lawn with gly.

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After paying for the new 1600. I went down to the local rental shop and picked me up one of these power rakes. I proceeded to power rake the lawn in 3 directions. After each direction I collected 3 garbage cans full of thatch debris. So incredibly satisfying that is.

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After the power raking with the cleanup it became time to do an insurance #sprayjob. I took a leap of faith and used my daily driver sprayer to spray gly. This was a gutsy move. I was not about to use the hand pump spray can again for 8000 ft because it took forever the night before. Running gly in my daily driver could be dangerous... Time will tell.

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After the spray I did about a 10 rinse clean up on the sprayer. I decided to use some dawn dish soap as well to clean the tank and possibly break some surface tension. Even after the cleanup I am still concerned with the gly in the tank.

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Tomorrow

Tenacity as a pre emergent
Humic acid application
Air8 app
Micro green app
RGS app
All tank mixed together

App of hydratain
Starter fert
Seed down
Roll seed
Water

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Re: Connors Journal

Post by cnet24 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:52 am

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Re: Connors Journal

Post by rob13psu » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:09 am

Here we go! Can’t wait to see the new lawn.
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Re: Connors Journal

Post by tcorbitt20 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:10 am

8000 sq ft. So the open corner is the only section you’re going to reno, I’m assuming?

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Re: Connors Journal

Post by Stuofsci02 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:26 am

I think you will be fine with the glyphosate in your tank sprayer.. sounds like you did a good clean out...

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Re: Connors Journal

Post by Grass Clippins » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:32 am

Did you get a new truck?

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Re: Connors Journal

Post by wardconnor » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:33 am

tcorbitt20 wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:10 am
8000 sq ft. So the open corner is the only section you’re going to reno, I’m assuming?
Yes

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Re: Connors Journal

Post by wardconnor » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:33 am

Grass Clippins wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:32 am
Did you get a new truck?
Yes

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Re: Connors Journal

Post by SNOWBOB11 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:25 am

So the seed is going down before the lawn browns up?

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Re: Connors Journal

Post by wardconnor » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:45 am

SNOWBOB11 wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:25 am
So the seed is going down before the lawn browns up?
yes

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Re: Connors Journal

Post by SNOWBOB11 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:48 am

wardconnor wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:45 am
SNOWBOB11 wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:25 am
So the seed is going down before the lawn browns up?
yes
You going to answer yes to everyone’s questions? Will you give me a million dollars?

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Re: Connors Journal

Post by wardconnor » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:56 am

SNOWBOB11 wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:48 am
wardconnor wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:45 am
SNOWBOB11 wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:25 am
So the seed is going down before the lawn browns up?
yes
You going to answer yes to everyone’s questions? Will you give me a million dollars?
Yes... where do I send the oversized check?

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Re: Connors Journal

Post by SNOWBOB11 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:22 am

wardconnor wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:56 am
SNOWBOB11 wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:48 am
wardconnor wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:45 am


yes
You going to answer yes to everyone’s questions? Will you give me a million dollars?
Yes... where do I send the oversized check?
:rofl: :lol:

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Re: Connors Journal

Post by Harts » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:22 pm

This is going to be fun!

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Re: Connors Journal

Post by g-man » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:07 pm

For those reading, the lawn rebel is doing a different style of renovation. If you have a leveled lawn, without weeds you can do gly and seed after removing the thatch. The lawn will die as the new seed germinate. The key is to ensure the gly is applied without missing a spot.

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Re: Connors Journal

Post by Shindoman » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:12 pm

g-man wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:07 pm
For those reading, the lawn rebel is doing a different style of renovation. If you have a leveled lawn, without weeds you can do gly and seed after removing the thatch. The lawn will die as the new seed germinate. The key is to ensure the gly is applied without missing a spot.
So no topdress? Just drop seed onto the freshly thatched lawn and rake over?

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Re: Connors Journal

Post by SpiveyJr » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:18 pm

And here I was about to hop in my car with sod cutter and trailer in tow to give that lawn a new home to the less fortunate (me).

I can’t wait for seed season to be in full force. It brings out the best in lawn porn.
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Re: Connors Journal

Post by ronjon84790 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:32 pm

@wardconnor
When are you going to sell your old Toro 1600? You should bring it to St George next time you visit your brother and I’ll buy it off you.

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Re: Connors Journal

Post by g-man » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:32 pm

@Shindoman If you have irrigation and can keep the soil moist, there is no real need for topdress. Work the seed into the soil and it will be fine.

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