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by TheStig335
October 7th, 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: TheStig Lawn Renovation Fall 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 752

Re: TheStig Lawn Renovation Fall 2020

Looking good Stig! All of your pics look nice. I don’t have any experience with Barricade. I’m considering a full app of Tenacity on my reno here next weeks as temps will be mid to high 70s Thanks! I have been keeping an eye on yours too since we have the same seed - looking good as well! I was thi...
by TheStig335
October 2nd, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: TheStig Lawn Renovation Fall 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 752

Re: TheStig Lawn Renovation Fall 2020

Update (G + 44) Sprout-N-Shout? The yard has essentially all came out of sprout-n-pout and is starting to grow up and out. Starting to see some nice deep greens, but with some patches of lighter color grass that are slowly working their way to the dark green as well. We have had 1 day of rain since ...
by TheStig335
September 16th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: TheStig Lawn Renovation Fall 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 752

Re: TheStig Lawn Renovation Fall 2020

Update (G + 28) Made it to 4 weeks post seed down. Yard is still moving in the right direction - most of the seed has germinated but I am still seeing some. They weren't joking when they said one of the KBG varieties was upwards of 30 days! The yard is filling in nicely but I still believe the major...
by TheStig335
September 13th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Winter/Spring Pre/Post Emer Plan
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Winter/Spring Pre/Post Emer Plan

Hey Everyone, I am currently in the middle of my first lawn renovation - link is here https://aroundtheyard.com/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=25935 With my lawn renovation, I had my original yard stripped of its clayish topsoil and brought in about 90 ton of new topsoil. My new seed is coming up well...
by TheStig335
September 7th, 2020, 9:10 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: DevilDawg81’s New Lawn - 2020 Version
Replies: 73
Views: 2884

Re: DevilDawg81’s New Lawn - 2020 Version

What sunny mixture did you get from SSS? Is this the same mixture you had on your reno last year, too? I have SS5000 on mine and was wondering if we were in the same boat.

Everything is looking good!
by TheStig335
September 6th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation
Replies: 84
Views: 2406

Re: Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation

Looks great and that cobblestone/street interface is beautiful! I may have to steal that idea in the future for my yard. I also like the cobblestone around the tree. I did an engineering internship for PennDOT for 2 summers with a contracted paving crew - we never put down that nice looking of stone...
by TheStig335
September 5th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: TheStig Lawn Renovation Fall 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 752

Re: TheStig Lawn Renovation Fall 2020

Update (G+17) The yard is beginning to look like a yard again. I am starting to see my first seedlings that germinated early (I believe the Fescue and Rye) starting to shoot up further after their initial sprout - if I am analyzing this correctly it means they are exiting the Sprout-N-Pout stage. Se...
by TheStig335
August 23rd, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: TheStig Lawn Renovation Fall 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 752

Re: TheStig Lawn Renovation Fall 2020

Seeing my first germination occurring at G + 4. Not sure if it is my Rye or Fescue in my mixture (SS5000 has Radar Chewings Fescue, Grand Slam GLD Ryegrass, Mazama/Midnight/Bluebank KBG). Irrigation system has been working great - very proud of that. https://i.postimg.cc/06j0JQxT/874-B3-A2-E-8-BE6-4...
by TheStig335
August 19th, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: TheStig Lawn Renovation Fall 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 752

Re: TheStig Lawn Renovation Fall 2020

I have finally made it to G=0 today. Very Exciting! :yahoo: My contractor got my soil spread this morning and I got the seed and fertilizer down. He then came in and put the hydro-mulch on top. Very happy with how it turned out and the soil seemed to be of excellent quality (sending it out for a soi...
by TheStig335
August 11th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: TheStig Lawn Renovation Fall 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 752

Re: TheStig Lawn Renovation Fall 2020

Good question - I had zero experience in irrigation systems before all this I am an engineer by trade so it wasn't something I felt overwhelmed tackling. There are a lot of good manuals/design guides out there that give the do's and dont's and with sizing the system, it was easier than I thought. I ...
by TheStig335
August 9th, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: TheStig Lawn Renovation Fall 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 752

Re: TheStig Lawn Renovation Fall 2020

Continued progress on the renovation. The RU did a good job on taking care of the front yard. My contractor came in and removed the top layer of old topsoil and regraded to smooth things out and help the water drain. We had an absolute downpour a couple days before and with the grass short/dying, I ...
by TheStig335
August 4th, 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Erosion Mat
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Re: Erosion Mat

For my yard renovation, I am having a guy come out and do hydro seed (without the seed). It has a tacifier in it to help with the erosion. Price wise it wasn't too bad - $200/truck and I will need 2 trucks (~9000 sq ft total). Just another idea for you since you would only need one truck probably.
by TheStig335
July 28th, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: TheStig Lawn Renovation Fall 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 752

Re: TheStig Lawn Renovation Fall 2020

Well there is no going back now - Today I applied RU to the yard. :) Things are coming along nicely. I have all the back end sprinkler system components up and running (water being pumped out of lake and coming to my 3 zone manifold for the front yard sprinkler system). Pressure for sprinklers at fr...
by TheStig335
June 21st, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: TheStig Lawn Renovation Fall 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 752

Re: TheStig Lawn Renovation Fall 2020

Thanks! I think that's a good idea to hit it earlier with RU and do some fallowing. Reading some other renovation stories, it seems like the fallowing may be a good insurance policy against a potential headache. Is there any pro's/con's of hydro seeding vs seed/peat moss? Reason I ask is that the to...
by TheStig335
June 16th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: TheStig Lawn Renovation Fall 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 752

TheStig Lawn Renovation Fall 2020

Hello Everyone, Long time lurker but finally registered as I am preparing to undertake my first lawn renovation. Background is that our home was built 3 years ago and now that the large projects are finished or preparing to finish (back patio/deck/driveway), I am prepared to start the lawn renovatio...