GRYD’s 2020 KBG Backyard Renovation

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GRYD’s 2020 KBG Backyard Renovation

Post by gryd » August 10th, 2020, 12:49 pm

Hi Guys,

Last year I renovated some sections in back. It wasn’t my best work so now I’m renovating the entire back and side yardS while I still can.


I’m going with a blend of Mazama, Bewitched and Zinfandel. I could use more Bewitched if anyone has a reasonable source.

Greg

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Re: GRYD’s 2020 KBG Backyard Renovation

Post by gryd » August 10th, 2020, 2:08 pm

Here’s the area I’m renovating.


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Post by ken-n-nancy » August 10th, 2020, 8:09 pm

Gryd! Glad to hear that you're doing a renovation! I've always enjoyed reading about your renovations!

How much Bewitched do you need? I have some left from our front yard renovation in 2018 and haven't yet pulled the trigger on renovating the last 1500sqft of our lawn that would benefit from renovation -- and since I'd be going 50/50 with Prosperity, I really only need about 3 pounds of Bewitched seed.

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Re: GRYD’s 2020 KBG Backyard Renovation

Post by andy10917 » August 10th, 2020, 8:35 pm

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Re: GRYD’s 2020 KBG Backyard Renovation

Post by gryd » August 11th, 2020, 10:39 am

andy10917 wrote:
August 10th, 2020, 8:35 pm
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEG !!!!
Hey Andy! Thanks for the warm response!


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Re: GRYD’s 2020 KBG Backyard Renovation

Post by gryd » August 11th, 2020, 10:44 am

ken-n-nancy wrote:
August 10th, 2020, 8:09 pm
Gryd! Glad to hear that you're doing a renovation! I've always enjoyed reading about your renovations!

How much Bewitched do you need? I have some left from our front yard renovation in 2018 and haven't yet pulled the trigger on renovating the last 1500sqft of our lawn that would benefit from renovation -- and since I'd be going 50/50 with Prosperity, I really only need about 3 pounds of Bewitched seed.
Hi Ken-n-Nancy.

Thanks. I only need 3-5 lbs Bewiched. Your offer is very kind but I don’t mind buying 5 lbs online. It won’t break the bank.

Greg

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Re: GRYD’s 2020 KBG Backyard Renovation

Post by gryd » September 24th, 2020, 8:46 am

My apologies for not posting sooner. Seed went down last week of August. Had one washout but it will be fine. I used 40% Mazama and 20% each of Bewitched, Arcadia and Zinfandel. Arcadia and Zinfandel are aggressive. I wanted that. The back gets trashed by the dogs every winter.

Also, the area gets shade so I used shade tolerant varieties.

On a side note: my arthritis improved doing this renovation. I’m planning on doing the front side yard again. It’s been ten years and some unwanted grasses have crept in.

Here’s a couple images from this year’s renovation.


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Re: GRYD’s 2020 KBG Backyard Renovation

Post by gryd » September 29th, 2020, 10:06 am

Previously washed out area looks good now. I’ve been able to control the watering during this dry spell.



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Re: GRYD’s 2020 KBG Backyard Renovation

Post by ken-n-nancy » September 29th, 2020, 3:55 pm

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!

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Re: GRYD’s 2020 KBG Backyard Renovation

Post by gryd » September 29th, 2020, 6:01 pm

ken-n-nancy wrote:
September 29th, 2020, 3:55 pm
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!
Thanks!

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Re: GRYD’s 2020 KBG Backyard Renovation

Post by gryd » October 14th, 2020, 4:37 pm

Some updated pictures. I wish I seeded 2 weeks earlier. I really think in New England you can seed the first week of August. My seed went down the last week of August. Grass is having a harder time establishing but it’s coming along.
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Re: GRYD’s 2020 KBG Backyard Renovation

Post by andy10917 » October 14th, 2020, 5:48 pm

I wish I seeded 2 weeks earlier
Do you have any idea how often we hear that in October? Nobody ever said "I wish I seeded later".

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