Looking Forward to 2021 Season

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andy10917
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Looking Forward to 2021 Season

Post by andy10917 » January 9th, 2021, 12:05 pm

OK, the Holidays are over and we're in the Long Stretch of winter...

Let's start a conversation about changes and regimen modifications you're planning to do in 2021 - we're not looking for specifics, but more of a discussion of general directional changes that you want to make, beginning this year.

Who's got big plans for 2021?

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Re: Looking Forward to 2021 Season

Post by bpgreen » January 9th, 2021, 6:42 pm

I'm going to spread humic acid, boron, and balanced fertilizer as outlined in my soil plan.

I'll also spread spent grains every brew day. That's only a partial change. I've spread grains in the past, but I made the switch from partial mash to all grain, so I'm spreading considerably more now.

My irrigation system was out of commission this year, so I didn't get a chance to apply boron or fertilizer this past year, so I'm going to skip getting a soil test next year. I've also got more bare patches that I'll dormant overseed with blue grama before the first big snow (which is *very* overdue).

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Re: Looking Forward to 2021 Season

Post by edslawn » January 9th, 2021, 6:59 pm

We just renovated our lawn in fenced in back lawn (about 3/4 acre) and we have three dogs (1 small and 2 large) who use it, so I'm looking to develop a strategy to minimize damage (nitrogen and OM) and quickly repair the damage that I do get (e.g. nursery out front for patching). It will never be perfect, but my wife loves dogs so I need to learn to manage it. I also have construction related damage in front that I need to (continue to) address (trucks driving on lawn).

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Re: Looking Forward to 2021 Season

Post by cjac9chris » January 9th, 2021, 11:39 pm

This last year was my first season and I got started somewhere in the middle. Here's my overall plan:

-Get a soil test and post it here. Follow advice!
-Dial my irrigation in before laying sod and Summer drought.
-Prepare soil for sod and lay it down.

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Re: Looking Forward to 2021 Season

Post by DevilDawg81 » January 11th, 2021, 7:37 pm

I’m anticipating renovating the front yard which will be close to 15k sq ft. I would also like to plant some more trees. The last thing on the to do list is getting serious about getting a zero turn. Right now I’m mowing with a 17-year-old riding mower and I’m on it for about half a day to get everything mowed.


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Re: Looking Forward to 2021 Season

Post by Masbustelo » January 12th, 2021, 3:49 am

I'm planning on experimenting with soybean meal instead of spending money on Milorganite. My soil is naturally high in phosphorus and there is no reason to spend money to add more. I can get soy for $12.50 a bag. The commodity price of soybeans is skyrocketing however. Last April it was $8 a bushel and now $13. So $12.50 for 50# is really a good price considering. Might not be affordable in the spring. I don't know what's driving the market.

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Re: Looking Forward to 2021 Season

Post by northeastlawn » January 17th, 2021, 11:59 am

Last year my KBG really seemed to take off. Im still fighting POA-Annua; but it seems less because of hand pulling the poa-annua and the KBG is spreading much more aggressively if I can keep POA-Annua out of the bare spots.

Last year I think I had some poa-a that must have germinated after the first pre-m in March wore off. This year I am going to try and find some granular Dimension for my first pre-m early Spring, then spray Prodiamine mid May. Then follow up with Prodiaminen late august and October. Hopefully alternating my Pre-m keeps me under the annual limit.

I also have a front hell strip i have never been happy with, its a museum of grass. Its in a mix of sun and shade, I never killed off because it was pretty thick and was the last of the original grass. This spring I am going to kill it and replace it with some shade tolerant TTTF as an experiment. Im sick of watering it so much and its almost an 1"-2" higher than the side walk, its time to fix it.

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Re: Looking Forward to 2021 Season

Post by BuckeyeChuck » February 11th, 2021, 4:20 pm

Wasn't able to water much last year and the heat really did a number on my lawn...especially the front which faces south. When rain returned in the fall along with a couple feedings there was improvement and recovery but still have work to see if I can get it back 100%. I may be looking at a couple years to recover. Definitely want to water in 2021

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Re: Looking Forward to 2021 Season

Post by RyobiRoshi » February 13th, 2021, 11:18 am

andy10917 wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 12:05 pm
OK, the Holidays are over and we're in the Long Stretch of winter...

Let's start a conversation about changes and regimen modifications you're planning to do in 2021 - we're not looking for specifics, but more of a discussion of general directional changes that you want to make, beginning this year.

Who's got big plans for 2021?
I certainly do. My wife and I bought our house back in Sep of last year and it had a yard that was overgrown. We started by weeding the old garden, removing a bunch of trees and shrubs and digging up an old koi pond that was under the back yard.
This year, we're planning on having most of the trees removed that were too big for me to cut down myself, having a bunch of stumps ground down, removing an old raised flower bed (that is full of tree stumps) and just overall improving the grass.
Last year, the grass was more weeds than it was grass and Im looking to improve that. So yeah, big plans. Its going to be a lot of work but its going to be awesome when its done.

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Re: Looking Forward to 2021 Season

Post by BIGDADDY13 » February 17th, 2021, 5:45 pm

Plan number #1 is to not use Round Up by accident on the front yard. I now have two separate sprayers for chemicals which will prevent it from ever happening again. Other than that, looking forward to getting rid of the white stuff

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Re: Looking Forward to 2021 Season

Post by edslawn » February 20th, 2021, 12:04 am

BIGDADDY13 wrote:
February 17th, 2021, 5:45 pm
Plan number #1 is to not use Round Up by accident on the front yard. I now have two separate sprayers for chemicals which will prevent it from ever happening again. Other than that, looking forward to getting rid of the white stuff
Ha...I hear you, I overdosed on triclopyr last year and did some unintentional damage.

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Re: Looking Forward to 2021 Season

Post by MorpheusPA » February 20th, 2021, 2:35 pm

"I overdosed on triclopyr last year and did some unintentional damage."

Don't store your triclopyr in your medicine cabinet.

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