Austinite's 2019 Lawn Maintenance and Yard Projects Journal

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Austinite's 2019 Lawn Maintenance and Yard Projects Journal

Post by Austinite » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:46 pm

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  • Yard Tour


Ok so I will start with a simple video tour of my yard. 1st video seemed easy enough so I may be doing video updates regularly. The video simply familiarizes you with my yard and some tools that I use.

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Post by Ware » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:35 pm

Looking forward to this! :thumbsup:

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Post by Austinite » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:18 pm

Thanks, @Ware ! Uploaded video above to give everyone a tour of my yard.

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Post by Kballen11 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:34 pm

As invasive as Bermuda is I would reconsider a trench for your landscape border. I’ve done it in the past and always had to clean out the flower bed after installing something different. With a lot of hard work and staying on top of it is probably doable. Yard looks awesome. Love the garage floor!

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Post by Austinite » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:40 pm

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  • Humic Acid
    Urea Nitrogen
    My Franken-lawn
    Rotor Sprinkler install

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Post by Austinite » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:19 pm

This just arrived. I'm excited to get these on the grounds. Really excited to review the AIR8 with soil probing in various areas, before and after. I have a couple areas that really don't even need "before" samples, so obviously compressed from when I used a double-drum tractor to level the lawn. We shall see!

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Post by Austinite » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:25 pm

Today I applied liquid Air-8 and RGS to the entire lawn. I used an Ortho hose-end sprayer. Applied both at the max rate. RGS @6 oz and Air-8 @9 oz per 1000sq ft. Next time I will probably use my backpack sprayer so I don't have to stop multiple times to refill the hose-end sprayer.

I also applied Bio-Char to the entire back yard just for the heck of it.

Here's a video of me applying it to the front yard.



NEW ARRIVALS THIS WEEK:

- Pro-Plugger
- Soil Probe
- Greenworks Electric Dethatcher.

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Come on spring time! I'm ready!

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Post by Austinite » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:33 pm

Well I thought I was done getting packages but one more arrived...

Recently was introduced to GardenMaker.com. Pretty cool website. They have a neat deal where you can make your own fertilizer. So I made this 8 lb bag for my front yard.

Ingredients
(50%) Organic Bat Guano
(25%) Organic Kelp Meal
(25%) Organic Worm Castings


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Post by N LA Hacker » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:48 am

That's interesting.

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Post by Austinite » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:30 pm

So today I decided to prep for the scalp next weeks coming up. So I knocked the grass down to 1.5 inch. I only did the back yard. Based on the weather report, I am planning my full on scalp/dethatch etc... on Feb. 27th. Unless something changes in the forecast.

I used my crappy Ryobi mower because there was a lot of twigs in the lawn from the trees, and I didn't want my new TimeMaster to deal with all that.

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Post by Ware » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:47 pm

Incremental scalping makes the work a little easier. :thumbup:

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Post by J_nick » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:14 pm

Ware wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:47 pm
Incremental scalping makes the work a little easier. :thumbup:

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Post by khayden10 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:17 pm

Whats the brand of the hose reel you have? I have the same placements of hose bibs at my house and I have not found a good solution dragging the hose/hoses across the front yard.

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Post by Austinite » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:41 pm

I think they changed the name, but it's now called YeStar,, here it is... https://www.amazon.com/YeStar-Plastic-R ... etractable

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Post by Austinite » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:45 pm

Few goodies came in today.

- Ryobi Battery powered backpack sprayer.
- Surfactant
- Liquid Iron
- Permithren
- Soil Profiler Probe
- FEature 6-0-0

Mostly excited about the soil profiler. Can't wait to use it, its too wet out there right now. I'm going to use this to rate RGS/AIR8 treatments. Really hoping I can see an improvement in my clay soil.

Also, FEature 6-0-0 will be used on areas where I have thin grass and lots of algae/moss growing. From what I understand it helps quite a bit. Also hearing great looking grass after treatment with this stuff. Appearntly, last year it was sold out and no one could get their hands on it. So in fear of that happening again, I went ahead and ordered another one for a mid-summer app.

I think I am ready for Spring. Not really much left to get. Ordered a cool gas can with a pump-like nozzle that holds 14 gallons. Should have that this weekend.

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Post by Austinite » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:32 pm

Got my shirts in today! Very comfortable shirts!

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Well today I power washed all around the house in prep for putting permethrin down tomorrow. Wanted to make sure I got all the leaves and dirt away from the slab and windows and doors. Hoping I can get off work tomorrow early enough to have at least an hour or so of daylight to get the job done. If not I'll have to wait a bit longer.

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Post by Austinite » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:58 pm

Hello, Rachio! I will be installing this on Monday and will do my best to make an unboxing/install video.


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Post by Ortho-Doc » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:10 am

Love my Rachio! Incredibly effective if you spend the time to calibrate it. Their customer support is also on point. Look forward to following your link this year.

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Post by Austinite » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:44 pm

Ortho-Doc wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:10 am
Love my Rachio! Incredibly effective if you spend the time to calibrate it. Their customer support is also on point. Look forward to following your link this year.
Good to hear! thanks for following! Really looking forward to this unit!

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