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by ECUPirate
October 27th, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: ECUPirate 2020 Reno
Replies: 24
Views: 468

Re: ECUPirate 2020 Reno

Thank you, sir.
by ECUPirate
October 27th, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: ECUPirate 2020 Reno
Replies: 24
Views: 468

Re: ECUPirate 2020 Reno

Andy, do I continue the lime applications during dormancy or is there a specific time I should stop the applications and then pick back up during the spring?
by ECUPirate
August 1st, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: ECUPirate 2020 Reno
Replies: 24
Views: 468

Re: ECUPirate 2020 Reno

Sounds good. Thanks for the advice, andy.
by ECUPirate
August 1st, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: ECUPirate 2020 Reno
Replies: 24
Views: 468

Re: ECUPirate 2020 Reno

Link to soil test.

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I've been following the regimen on the backyard only since I was planning on doing a reno in the front yard.
by ECUPirate
July 31st, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: ECUPirate 2020 Reno
Replies: 24
Views: 468

Re: ECUPirate 2020 Reno

Andy, not sure if this question should be posted here in the reno or under my soil test but how long should I wait before putting lime down on this grass? Does it matter or can I go ahead and put some down?
by ECUPirate
July 28th, 2020, 10:22 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: ECUPirate 2020 Reno
Replies: 24
Views: 468

Re: ECUPirate 2020 Reno

24 days after seed down and the grass is THICK. I'm currently having to mow twice per week and having to cut it at a height of 2.5". Next year I'll work on getting the HOC down.


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by ECUPirate
July 14th, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: ECUPirate 2020 Reno
Replies: 24
Views: 468

Re: ECUPirate 2020 Reno

Day 14. Looks like it's almost time for a haircut! How long do you typically wait between seed down and putting a lawn mower on the grass? I have a 42" riding mower which I'm a little concerned about putting on the newly seeded lawn. I also have a Tru-Cut reel mower that I'm in the process of trying...
by ECUPirate
July 10th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: ECUPirate 2020 Reno
Replies: 24
Views: 468

Re: ECUPirate 2020 Reno

8 days from seed down and I think it's filling in pretty nicely.

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by ECUPirate
July 10th, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: ECUPirate 2020 Reno
Replies: 24
Views: 468

Re: ECUPirate 2020 Reno

I guess I should have clarified that I'm using an above ground system with only 1 impact sprinkler per zone. After 20 minutes the ground is wet but it isn't puddling. I'll cut back to 10 minutes twice per day and see how it does. Thanks for the insight.
by ECUPirate
July 9th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: ECUPirate 2020 Reno
Replies: 24
Views: 468

Re: ECUPirate 2020 Reno

At what point should I start backing off on the water? I'm currently watering the lawn 4 times a day, 4 different zones, for 20 mins per zone. I'm assuming after the first cut but want to verify.
by ECUPirate
July 8th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Put down lime and epsom salt on the backyard last night.
by ECUPirate
July 7th, 2020, 8:39 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: ECUPirate 2020 Reno
Replies: 24
Views: 468

Re: ECUPirate 2020 Reno

We have germination after 5 days! :yahoo: :clapping:

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by ECUPirate
July 3rd, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: TruCut Repair
Replies: 0
Views: 237

TruCut Repair

Does anyone know of anywhere that works on TruCut mowers in/around Raleigh, NC? I haven't ran mine in a few years so it's going to need some maintenance.
by ECUPirate
July 2nd, 2020, 10:34 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: ECUPirate 2020 Reno
Replies: 24
Views: 468

Re: ECUPirate 2020 Reno

Bermuda typically takes 14-21 days but I've read reviews where people were starting to see germination after 8 days with this La Prima seed. Calling for scattered thunderstorms all next week so I'm hoping we don't get any gully washers.
by ECUPirate
July 2nd, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: ECUPirate 2020 Reno
Replies: 24
Views: 468

Re: ECUPirate 2020 Reno

Ended up with 11 piles of dead grass that I moved to the backyard for organic material. https://i.postimg.cc/TKW6ch0S/IMG-0185-1.jpg I got my seed down and sprinklers set up last night and had a decent rain storm that wasn't heavy enough to wash my seed away. :yahoo: Now the waiting begins. https://...
by ECUPirate
July 1st, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: ECUPirate 2020 Reno
Replies: 24
Views: 468

Re: ECUPirate 2020 Reno

Went ahead and rented a dethatcher and used it to get rid of all of the dead grass and it did a better job than I was expecting. I also got my above ground sprinklers set up and seeded tonight. I saw a YouTube video of a guy recommending to wait 7 days before placing starter fertilizer. He said he w...
by ECUPirate
July 1st, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: ECUPirate 2020 Reno
Replies: 24
Views: 468

Re: ECUPirate 2020 Reno

https://i.postimg.cc/87YR3QjF/Front-Yard2.png Getting ready to prepare my seed bed and spread seed this week. In order to get rid of all of the dead grass and create a good seed bed, would you recommend a dethatcher/lawn comber or a slit seeder? I also never realized how many weeds I had in my fron...
by ECUPirate
June 30th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Bentgrass Greens
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: Bentgrass Greens

I feel like compaction isn't an issue with us, but I'm not a golf course expert by any means. As hot as our summers get, we're constantly having to water them to keep them alive which makes them extremely soft and receptive. I could see the need for multiple aerations if the greens were firm.
by ECUPirate
June 30th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Bentgrass Greens
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: Bentgrass Greens

Good read, thanks turf_toes.
by ECUPirate
June 30th, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Bentgrass Greens
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: Bentgrass Greens

Yeah, they're nice in early spring/late fall when bermuda is/going dormant but they're a pain in the heat of the summer.