KSTurfguy Lawn Journal/Test Plots

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ksturfguy
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Re: KSTurfguy Lawn Journal/Test Plots

Post by ksturfguy » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:23 am

Some early morning shots of the test plot and the front lawn. Mowed yesterday, test plot is at 2.125" and rest of lawn is at 3". KBG section of the test plot is thickening back up but don't think it will completely fill in by Winter. By next May I think it will be looking good again, I just have to keep it alive next summer haha. This weekend the plan is to apply 1/2 LB of N via 46-0-0 to the lawn. Also today I'm going to spray 3oz per 1k of Humic12 and Microgreen.

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Re: KSTurfguy Lawn Journal/Test Plots

Post by ksturfguy » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:51 pm

Test plot mowed today at 2". Pretty significant color difference now between 100% KBG and other 2 sections.


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My fert program has been delayed all Fall. Got my Sept app down about 2 weeks later then normal and now been trying to apply 1/2 LB of Urea for last few days but keep getting busy or weather doesn't cooperate like today really windy. Will try to do it tomorrow.

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Re: KSTurfguy Lawn Journal/Test Plots

Post by ksturfguy » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:11 pm

Mowed today at 2.75". The main yard looks decent but really haven't done much to it this Fall compared to normal. No aerification, no overseed, and pretty much just let mother nature handle the watering. Its received about 1.3 pounds of N per 1k sqft since Sept.

Was waiting all Fall for the county to level the lawn before I seeded but they never got to it. Oh well I guess. Need to clean out the ditch line. Also the brown spots you see in the close up shot is some dead crabgrass. Clearly yard wasnt weed free this summer but was way better then last year. I'm getting there.


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*Got a new phone recently and still trying to figure out what setting takes the best picture. First picture the lawn looks fairly close to what it does in person but 2nd picture the lawn in person looks a lot darker then that.
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Re: KSTurfguy Lawn Journal/Test Plots

Post by ksturfguy » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:10 pm

Mowed maybe for the last time today at 2.75". Mostly chopped up leaves.

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Re: KSTurfguy Lawn Journal/Test Plots

Post by Butter » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:44 pm

@ksturfguy Looks good!
This has been a challenging fall...oh every season in Kansas is challenging!

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Post by ksturfguy » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:02 pm

@Butter yes it has. I saw the National Weather service tweet the other day that SEPT was the 6th warmest on record and OCT was the 6th coldest. We've been below average for a lot of November so far too. Kinda sucks but what can you do lol.

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Re: KSTurfguy Lawn Journal/Test Plots

Post by ksturfguy » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:12 pm

Some leaf cleanup today.

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