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by ken-n-nancy
October 1st, 2020, 11:38 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation
Replies: 84
Views: 3577

Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation - 2020-10-01 - Reno Day 36 Photo Update

Today is Day 36 from seed-down and the time for the next weekly installment of photos. We are so thankful that "sprout and pout" is over! The grass grew enough in recent days that we did our first mowing today and also applied additional fertilizer. The renovation has clearly passed the point of loo...
by ken-n-nancy
September 29th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: GRYD’s 2020 KBG Backyard Renovation
Replies: 27
Views: 865

Re: GRYD’s 2020 KBG Backyard Renovation

Looks swee-ee-eet! If one has irrigation, a dry spell is the best thing for a renovation -- no washouts to deal with, and watering can be nicely controlled.

Love the stepping stones in the grass!
by ken-n-nancy
September 28th, 2020, 11:26 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Question about when to do KBG plugs....
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: Question about when to do KBG plugs....

So for the first time I feel like my KBG might be thick enough to take some plugs from one area... When is the best time to do it? I will be using a pro plugger, how deep should I set it for? Should I fill the holes in from where I get the plugs from with compost or top soil? I actually have plenty...
by ken-n-nancy
September 28th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation
Replies: 84
Views: 3577

Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation - 2020-09-28 - Sprout an Pout Over!

The evidence suggests that "sprout and pout" is now OVER for Ken-n-Nancy's renovation this year! Decided today that the baby grass is showing significant growth, so we're looking forward to mowing before long! Today was a gorgeous day to be outside! Ken mowed the established portions of the lawn, Na...
by ken-n-nancy
September 28th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy Soil Test - Spring 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1550

Re: Ken-n-Nancy Soil Test - Spring 2020

"Call him Ken. Some hours ago—never mind how long precisely—having little or no cations in his soil, and nothing particular to interest him in the gardens, he thought he would sample about a little and see the chemical parts of his world." I might have something there. Definitely worth a chuckle. I...
by ken-n-nancy
September 28th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Sept 20 Update - No signs of Life
Replies: 38
Views: 1023

Re: Sept 20 Update - No signs of Life

What I will do next year is watch japenese beetles. I should have done something this year because I saw tons of them on my plants. I was really shocked because they vanished in 2013 but came back this year. Once I see them(I think it was June), I'm going to drop down grub preventative products lik...
by ken-n-nancy
September 28th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Sept 20 Update - No signs of Life
Replies: 38
Views: 1023

Re: Sept 20 Update - No signs of Life

Did you also purchase and apply a curative grub-killing product? For anybody with a grub problem, I highly recommend reading the annual article from Michigan Statue University on grubs . (follow the link!) Yes I did. I was looking for Sevin but it wasn't available. I purchased 24 hr grub killer fro...
by ken-n-nancy
September 28th, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy Soil Test - Spring 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1550

Re: Ken-n-Nancy Soil Test - Spring 2020

Today, I mailed off to Logan Labs a recently-collected soil sample from the front lawn area in order to specifically check to see what has happened with sodium levels over the summer in the area below the roadside (pictured way above earlier in the thread). Also curious to see how the other cations ...
by ken-n-nancy
September 28th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation
Replies: 84
Views: 3577

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

Sorry S&P continues! But soon you’ll be on the other side and having to mow. Even though you’ve dubbed it a “sparse valley,” that looks like once it takes off it should fill in quite nicely. And that bear video is wild! Haha that would be quite the site to look up and see that activity! Interesting...
by ken-n-nancy
September 28th, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020
Replies: 112
Views: 5486

Re: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020

... I guess I'll find out how much shade the Mazama can handle and where I'll eventually have to plant hostas. What other plants like deep shade in zone 5b? https://i.postimg.cc/njKqRrHZ/Backyard-Mazama-9-27-2020.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Jtqbjs65/Backyard-Mazama-9-27-2020-2.jpg Looking good! ... I ...
by ken-n-nancy
September 28th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: DevilDawg81’s New Lawn - 2020 Version
Replies: 73
Views: 3975

Re: DevilDawg81’s New Lawn - Baby’s First Haircut

DevilDawg81 wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 8:59 pm
So this afternoon I mowed around 2”... This was a great sight and what we do this for...
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Is that in the reno? Wow!

What grasses are in there? Is that the SS5000 "Sunny Mixture" with KBG, FF, and PRG?
by ken-n-nancy
September 28th, 2020, 7:14 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Sept 20 Update - No signs of Life
Replies: 38
Views: 1023

Re: Sept 20 Update - No signs of Life

Looks like my KBG lawn didn't die or maybe some parts of it. I still can't tell how much. Blades are coming out, LOL! Though in front, on bare dirt, I did see fine grass blades about half inch coming out too but not a lot. I can't tell how much are dead or alive. I still dropped TTTF today though. ...
by ken-n-nancy
September 27th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation
Replies: 84
Views: 3577

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

Haven't had any bears in our lawn today, but today is the 2-year anniversary of when we did have 4 young bears harvesting acorns out of our oak trees, particularly including the one that I was just about to start mowing underneath... Today, when I pushed the mower over to the side lawn, I was dismay...
by ken-n-nancy
September 27th, 2020, 2:27 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 255
Views: 14235

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

Bear family had dinner party over a 100' path in the yard -5th time in the past couple of weeks. Everyone is getting hit. There are bears everywhere around here. Haven't had any bears in our lawn today, but today is the 2-year anniversary of when we did have 4 young bears harvesting acorns out of o...
by ken-n-nancy
September 27th, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Game On for Autumn Leaves!!
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: Game On for Autumn Leaves!!

Would you be willing to tell us a bit more about that "better plan" -- clearly you're not still doing a pair of rakes or you would have moved to a different home long before autumn #35... OK, you asked for it. It's not a single discovery that was a "Eureka" moment, though - it's a series of increme...
by ken-n-nancy
September 26th, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: DevilDawg81’s New Lawn - 2020 Version
Replies: 73
Views: 3975

Re: DevilDawg81’s New Lawn - Day 26 Pictures

From afar and overall things are looking really good. I am pleased where this is at. I could give some areas a haircut and I may do that this weekend. https://i.postimg.cc/grwbchD9/DSC-3090.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/7f0v0ydm/DSC-3097.jpg That's looking good! Keep up the excellent work!
by ken-n-nancy
September 26th, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Grass identification and advice on next steps
Replies: 41
Views: 1528

Re: Grass identification and advice on next steps

1) Some animal - presumably skunks or racoons has dug up some spots in this beautiful new lawn. Nothing major, but enough to bother me. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? I didn't think grubs were an issue this time of year, but I am probably wrong. You could replace the lawn with pavement...
by ken-n-nancy
September 26th, 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Game On for Autumn Leaves!!
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: Game On for Autumn Leaves!!

It's Game On time now to stay ahead of the fallen leaves ... I'm glad to report that significant leaf fall hasn't started here yet. A couple weeks ago, a tree across the street started dropping most of its leaves, but so far, it's been the only one. The leaf fall is coming soon, though, that's for ...
by ken-n-nancy
September 25th, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Bought a New Lawn Mower -- Cub Cadet SC100H -- Long Term Review
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: Bought a New Lawn Mower -- Cub Cadet SC100H -- Long Term Review

It has been a few months since I've posted an update on the Cub Cadet SC100H mower so I figured it was time to add some more thoughts about the mower to this thread. I continue to be very happy with the new mower. I've come to appreciate that its light weight makes it easy to push and maneuver. I de...
by ken-n-nancy
September 25th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: jskierko's Fall 2020 Bewitched Front Renovation
Replies: 51
Views: 2387

Re: jskierko's Fall 2020 Bewitched Front Renovation

What do you think is the cause of the thin areas along the property boundaries? Poorer watering from the irrigation system in those spots? Overwatering from the irrigation system in those spots? Pre-emergent from the neighbor? The left property line is definitely due to overwatering. That area sits...