2019 | What did you do with your lawn today?

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Re: 2019 | What did you do with your lawn today?

Post by Two9tene » Fri May 17, 2019 10:45 pm

ctrav wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 8:44 pm
I did it! Scalped the front lawn down to 0.51...never ever thought this would happen 😳 I will post more details about the experience in my journal later tonight...

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Hell yeah brother!!! Welcome to the cool kids club!!! :lol: I didn’t forget about the pictures it’s kinda hectic around here for me right now!!
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Re: 2019 | What did you do with your lawn today?

Post by ctrav » Fri May 17, 2019 10:52 pm

Two9tene wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 10:45 pm
ctrav wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 8:44 pm
I did it! Scalped the front lawn down to 0.51...never ever thought this would happen 😳 I will post more details about the experience in my journal later tonight...

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Hell yeah brother!!! Welcome to the cool kids club!!! :lol: I didn’t forget about the pictures it’s kinda hectic around here for me right now!!
No worries at all and thanks buddy...
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Re: 2019 | What did you do with your lawn today?

Post by ctrav » Fri May 17, 2019 10:56 pm

Kicker wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 10:08 pm
ctrav wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 8:44 pm
I did it! Scalped the front lawn down to 0.51...never ever thought this would happen 😳 I will post more details about the experience in my journal later tonight...

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YESSSSSSS, welcome to the dark(reel) side.
Thanks Kicker...
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Re: 2019 | What did you do with your lawn today?

Post by ctrav » Sat May 18, 2019 12:16 am

TN Hawkeye wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 8:54 pm
ctrav wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 8:44 pm
I did it! Scalped the front lawn down to 0.51...never ever thought this would happen 😳 I will post more details about the experience in my journal later tonight...

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It will only be a matter of time before you look down on us with rotary mowers. I just hope you remember when we were jealous of your lawn. Soon you’ll have pictures of your granddaughters using the reel mower saying even they are embarrassed to be seen using a rotary mower. In all seriousness I can’t wait to see your yard mowed reel low. It’s gonna be amazing.
Now that's funny...I promise to only walk around with my nose in the air when working on the front lawn and return to being a mere mortal when working on the back lawn :) As for these two awesome little girls they will become very proficient in the use of rotary!! I truly appreciate your kind words @TN Hawkeye...
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Re: 2019 | What did you do with your lawn today?

Post by ctrav » Sat May 18, 2019 12:25 am

reidgarner wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 7:17 pm
Jacob_S wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:46 pm
ctrav wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:25 pm
This is what .75 looks like for the first time ever...

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Think Im going to .50... :o
That's the spirit, go all in, it will recover and look fantastic.
+1. Get er down to .5, hit with some N, maintain at .75 and you’re in bidness 😎
Thanks @reidgarner and I did get it down to .50 but it was painful and lots of bagging! We are forecasted to have rain nonstop starting at about 4am so that's good. I was going to treat the few leftover weeds with a light dose of Celsius and toss down some GrubX...would this be a bad idea since the lawn is stressed at this point? Should I just go with Fertilizer for now and give the lawn a couple of weeks??
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Re: 2019 | What did you do with your lawn today?

Post by reidgarner » Sat May 18, 2019 6:09 am

ctrav wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 12:25 am
reidgarner wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 7:17 pm
Jacob_S wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:46 pm

That's the spirit, go all in, it will recover and look fantastic.
+1. Get er down to .5, hit with some N, maintain at .75 and you’re in bidness 😎
Thanks @reidgarner and I did get it down to .50 but it was painful and lots of bagging! We are forecasted to have rain nonstop starting at about 4am so that's good. I was going to treat the few leftover weeds with a light dose of Celsius and toss down some GrubX...would this be a bad idea since the lawn is stressed at this point? Should I just go with Fertilizer for now and give the lawn a couple of weeks??
GrubX would be fine. I’d wait on the Celsius but if you’ve already done it no big deal.

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Re: 2019 | What did you do with your lawn today?

Post by Redtenchu » Sat May 18, 2019 8:26 am

Applied CX again, another PGR app with some fungicide mixed in yesterday. I’m waiting on rain today.

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Re: 2019 | What did you do with your lawn today?

Post by ctrav » Sat May 18, 2019 8:41 am

reidgarner wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 6:09 am
ctrav wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 12:25 am
reidgarner wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 7:17 pm


+1. Get er down to .5, hit with some N, maintain at .75 and you’re in bidness 😎
Thanks @reidgarner and I did get it down to .50 but it was painful and lots of bagging! We are forecasted to have rain nonstop starting at about 4am so that's good. I was going to treat the few leftover weeds with a light dose of Celsius and toss down some GrubX...would this be a bad idea since the lawn is stressed at this point? Should I just go with Fertilizer for now and give the lawn a couple of weeks??
GrubX would be fine. I’d wait on the Celsius but if you’ve already done it no big deal.
Have not done anything just yet...I was considering aerating then applying triple 13 fertilizer after this anticipated rain...
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Re: 2019 | What did you do with your lawn today?

Post by CenlaLowell » Sat May 18, 2019 9:55 am

Sprayed prostar, 3336, and surfactant. This is all sprayed as a preventative
Killing two birds with one stone is the name of the game. :bandit:

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Re: 2019 | What did you do with your lawn today?

Post by LBK_419 » Sat May 18, 2019 12:48 pm

Mowed the front with the 220b. Cut the side with the California trimmer. Mowed the back with the craftsman rotary. Pulled a few weeds from the garden and smoked a pork loin. Now it’s nap time!

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Re: 2019 | What did you do with your lawn today?

Post by ctrav » Sat May 18, 2019 1:11 pm

Looks awesome @LBK_419! What do you use to trim and get so close to the house and other obstacles? Not sure if I have asked that. I scalped yesterday with the reel mower. what fertilizer do you use? what is your HOC? Do you sand or topcoat? How often do you have to cut using the reel mower?

First I cut with rotary down to 1" then with reel at .75 and finally at .50! I filled the back of the truck with lawn bags full of clippings and it was a tough day!

Would you suggest I give the lawn a couple more cuts at .50 or go ahead and raise to .75 and maintain there? Is now a good time to fertilize since I scalped or wait until next cut?

Thanks so much...
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Re: 2019 | What did you do with your lawn today?

Post by daganh62 » Sat May 18, 2019 3:50 pm

HottyToddyMed wrote:
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Awesome, thanks! I actually just dropped a bag of soil off at the Columbia County extension so Ill wait on the results from that to see what I need to get.
The guy who runs it is great. He has given me a lot of free advice. He really knows his stuff.

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Re: 2019 | What did you do with your lawn today?

Post by 985arrowhead » Sat May 18, 2019 6:26 pm

Full service mow.

Wondering what concoction of Humic/
RGS or paint it brown stratagem might work to lessen my dog urine spots!

So defeating to go out and see another yellow spot!😢

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Re: 2019 | What did you do with your lawn today?

Post by tcorbitt20 » Sat May 18, 2019 7:23 pm

All I did today was look at the seed heads and get mad. I wish they’d hurry up and be gone.
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Then I watched the youngest playing and that helped my feelings.
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Re: 2019 | What did you do with your lawn today?

Post by RayTL » Sun May 19, 2019 7:13 am

Sand, sand, and more sand. One day my yard will be level.


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Re: 2019 | What did you do with your lawn today?

Post by Jacob_S » Sun May 19, 2019 9:14 am

I'd say I've still got some low spots. Then again 1+" of rain in 30 minutes tends to cause standing water anywhere.
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Re: 2019 | What did you do with your lawn today?

Post by Jordan90 » Sun May 19, 2019 4:08 pm

I put my first dose of PGR today. Excited to see how it goes!

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Re: 2019 | What did you do with your lawn today?

Post by Bermuda_Newbie » Sun May 19, 2019 4:10 pm

LBK_419 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 12:48 pm
Mowed the front with the 220b. Cut the side with the California trimmer. Mowed the back with the craftsman rotary. Pulled a few weeds from the garden and smoked a pork loin. Now it’s nap time!

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How do you keep the trampoline from killing the yard? My daughter loves the trampoline but I don't want a huge one because I figured it would kill the grass. We compromised and she has a small one inside (she's 2 so this works for now).

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Re: 2019 | What did you do with your lawn today?

Post by ctrav » Sun May 19, 2019 5:03 pm

Put my Lawn Scissor on the new Husqvarna 324L (4 stroke) I picked up today. It was a steal of a price for the edger to say the least and it has plenty of power for the lawn scissors!! Went out and made a few quick cuts just to try out the new rig. Let’s just say I’m going to love this thing as long as it holds up over time...

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Re: 2019 | What did you do with your lawn today?

Post by reidgarner » Sun May 19, 2019 6:11 pm

Quick cut after dinner.
Me: *Points to grass* “Have I gone insane?”
Wife: “Maybe. Maybe a little bit.”
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