Gryd’s 2019 Mini Renovation

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Re: Gryd’s 2019 Mini Renovation

Post by ken-n-nancy » August 29th, 2019, 8:47 pm

gryd wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 3:43 pm
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Thanks for providing the update. Sorry to hear of your troubles, but glad you've persisted with backup plans. Hopefully you get a dry stretch with no downpours!

I really like the nice curved edge between the lawn and the woodsy area, particularly with the intermediate crushed rock area. Looks like it would make for reasonable maintenance with a minimum of edging other than occasionally blowing leaves and debris off the crushed rock. Well done!

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Re: Gryd’s 2019 Mini Renovation

Post by gryd » August 30th, 2019, 10:37 am

ken-n-nancy wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 8:47 pm
gryd wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 3:43 pm
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Thanks for providing the update. Sorry to hear of your troubles, but glad you've persisted with backup plans. Hopefully you get a dry stretch with no downpours!

I really like the nice curved edge between the lawn and the woodsy area, particularly with the intermediate crushed rock area. Looks like it would make for reasonable maintenance with a minimum of edging other than occasionally blowing leaves and debris off the crushed rock. Well done!
Thanks Ken-n-Nancy!

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Re: Gryd’s 2019 Mini Renovation

Post by gryd » September 22nd, 2019, 2:14 am

I figure it’s time for an update. My seed germinated easily and I never watered more than twice a day. The hydroseeding mulch really keeps the seed moist. Coverage appears to be just right. No missed spots but also no areas where too much seed was used. Thus far I’m pleased with the results. It was well worth the 500 bucks.

Below are pictures of some of the seeded areas. I just mowed it for the first time 2 days ago.


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Re: Gryd’s 2019 Mini Renovation

Post by Jackpine » September 23rd, 2019, 3:18 am

Greg that's coming in nicely. Good looking property too. Hey, I'd love to see a pic of the front reno from back in 2014 when I did mine as well.

Tom

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Re: Gryd’s 2019 Mini Renovation

Post by HoosierLawnGnome » September 23rd, 2019, 8:30 am

👌 very nice


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Re: Gryd’s 2019 Mini Renovation

Post by gryd » September 26th, 2019, 5:21 pm

Thank you Tom and HLG!

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Re: Gryd’s 2019 Mini Renovation

Post by gryd » October 2nd, 2019, 7:08 pm

I have a question. Grass seems to be coming in fine but I’m having trouble accurately identifying my seedlings as Kentucky Bluegrass. I only used Bluegrass and I double checked with my hydroseeder and no other grass species was used. Still, when looking at a blade under a magnifying glass it looks a bit like perennial ryegrass. I see more ridges than just the mid rib. I’m not talking about 1 or 2 plants. I’m talking about the entire stand. Unless my hydroseeder swapped out my seed for ryegrass (highly doubtful) then I’m probably worried about nothing. Plus, if it was perennial ryegrass it would be much more established. My seedlings are still very tender.

Is there a way to determine what species grass I’m growing with young seedlings or do I have to wait a bit longer?

Thanks!

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Re: Gryd’s 2019 Mini Renovation

Post by gryd » October 11th, 2019, 4:59 pm

Jackpine wrote:
September 23rd, 2019, 3:18 am
Greg that's coming in nicely. Good looking property too. Hey, I'd love to see a pic of the front reno from back in 2014 when I did mine as well.

Tom
Hi Tom,
Sorry for the late reply. Below is a very recent pic of my 2014 KBG Renovation. Prosperity, Moonlight SLT, Midnight, Blue Velvet and 10% Bewitched. It’s a decent lawn. It’s darker, and shows more blue tones, in Spring and Fall when top growth is slow. It also gets darker when I spread granular iron.

I think my lawn is still getting darker. Prosperity KBG (a solid performer for me) really does seem to take a few years to really show its true genetic color. That said, Moonlight SLT is my darkest cultivar. If I was to do a third KBG Reno (which I won’t and really can’t) I would go with 40% Moonlight SLT, 30% Prosperity and 30% Bewitched. My Moonlight SLT and Bewitched side yards remain darker during the summer months.

Greg


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