DevilDawg81’s New Lawn - 2020 Version

Discuss how to and whether you should renovate your lawn
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MorpheusPA
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Re: DevilDawg81’s New Lawn - 2020 Version

Post by MorpheusPA » October 15th, 2020, 2:33 pm

Bloody stellar. Speaking of which, don't forget to shower it with the blood of children on Halloween night. Twenty ounces per thousand, watered in well, should do. /snark, which I should hope I don't have to say.

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Re: DevilDawg81’s New Lawn - 2020 Version

Post by DevilDawg81 » October 15th, 2020, 6:06 pm

MorpheusPA wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Bloody stellar. Speaking of which, don't forget to shower it with the blood of children on Halloween night. Twenty ounces per thousand, watered in well, should do. /snark, which I should hope I don't have to say.
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Re: DevilDawg81’s New Lawn - Day 45

Post by stack316 » October 16th, 2020, 2:56 pm

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No sooner than you mow, Mother Nature blows leaves onto it...

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Oh the horror... I wish I had those 🍁 🍃 problem on my renovation
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Re: DevilDawg81’s New Lawn - 2020 Version

Post by MorpheusPA » October 16th, 2020, 3:57 pm

I wish I had both your problems. They drop, I get 30 mph winds, they disappear somewhere down the mile hill I live on.

Seriously? Nature, send me leaves. The ones I get are in the lee of the neighbor's fence. That's all.

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Re: DevilDawg81’s New Lawn - Day 45

Post by DevilDawg81 » October 18th, 2020, 3:47 pm

stack316 wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Oh the horror... I wish I had those 🍁 🍃 problem on my renovation
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Haha, stack you certainly win. I’ll stop complaining. Morph I’ll try to send you some ;)


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Re: DevilDawg81’s New Lawn - BLSC and Mow

Post by DevilDawg81 » October 18th, 2020, 8:55 pm

It is Day 48 and I had identified some spots I suspected compacted soil. I did not have any Soil Conditioner products on hand, so I ordered them but they were delayed. Got the Yucca extract yesterday and Today I mixed up a gallon of Best Lawn Soil Conditioner and applied. Looking back I should have noticed that sooner/had materials on hand. Lesson learned. I also mowed the reno. I mowed it just a few days ago, but today it took off that nice 1/3 or less. Today I cleaned off the mower, scraped the deck clean, and replaced the blades prior to cutting. I haven’t replaced the blades since I’ve had the Honda so it was time. Things are looking good. My next door neighbor planted about 20k of TTTF this morning. I actually went over and helped him lay straw down. You’ll see it in the pics below...

A look from the front towards the back...

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The lighter spots in front of the mower I hit with BLSC, hoping I can get an additional treatment in to help this grass took root...

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Here is from the side looking towards the front (aka next years renovation project)...

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The front side looking towards the NW, you’ll notice the light colored straw that my neighbor just put down (~20k of TTTF)....

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Re: DevilDawg81’s New Lawn - Day 55 Equipment Cleared

Post by DevilDawg81 » October 25th, 2020, 6:26 pm

Today is Day 55. We’ve gotten on and off rain all week. I haven’t watered the reno with my own well system for weeks. I was leaving everything out just in case we got a week of high temps and no rain. (Last year we had 90s in October).

Today I went out and rolled up all the hoses, collected all of the sprinkler sets, etc. This coming week looks dreary. I mowed a couple days ago and had to raise the deck as I was leaving a lot of grass behind. We got a lot of rain which didn’t allow me to get out and mow it, along with my spoon feeding of urea...the grass was taller.

No grass pics today, I’ll save those for my next mowing.

Found this guy when I was collecting the equipment up:
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I’ll clean these up and get them ready for next year over winter:
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I had more hoses but had already stowed them away:
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Re: DevilDawg81’s New Lawn - 2020 Version Day 57 Mow

Post by DevilDawg81 » Yesterday, 3:19 pm

Today I got out and mowed. With all the equipment gone I’m able to mow into the older section and merge it all into one large section.


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