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Old 06-07-2018, 09:06 PM   #61
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After three waterings and some rain...the shit smell is still there and has done exactly jack shit for the yard. Iíll stick with my tried and true lesco products.
Iíve had good luck with it.. makes my yard a little darker and healthier looking.. not like regular fertilizer where Iím mowing every 3-4 days
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Old 06-07-2018, 09:14 PM   #62
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This was this morning and I put some down recently.. this yard was a complete disaster in April and is coming around well.
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:44 AM   #63
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I just looked back and saw when you put it down.. itís only been a few days and itís slow release.. give it another week and look at it again..
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Old 06-08-2018, 06:01 PM   #64
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I figure five-six days you would notice something. It’s down so we will see.
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Old 06-09-2018, 08:46 PM   #65
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The city finally got sod laid, last friday, right before daytime temps spiked to 107 degrees. I almost lost it.

If any of you remember what I started with 5 years ago, this is a HUGE difference.

I'll get some backyard pics after it is cut







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Old 06-09-2018, 08:59 PM   #66
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Looking great man!

Did you make those shutters?
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Old 06-10-2018, 09:06 AM   #67
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Yessir. Simple 1x4 or 1x6 cedar. No special tools needed. Built with a mounting clete/spacer on the back. Installed with tapcons. Just be sure to prime the back side. I used exterior primer so they don't rot from thr back.

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Old 06-23-2018, 03:11 PM   #68
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Is it to late to start giving a shit about the grass/weeds in the backyard? I don’t have a plan yet besides start watering in the evening and see what pops up.
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:43 AM   #69
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Anyone got a good piece of advice for getting rid of this stuff? Starting to crop up all over the yard. Thanks!


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Old 06-25-2018, 01:23 PM   #70
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I'm not sure what that is 'Dallas Grass' is the term I would use, but I may be wrong.

I know this, my Bayer 3-1 killed the stuff like that I had in my yard (along with all the other weeds), so then I had had bare patches, but as soon as I started watering the Bermuda took off. Also we have had some nice extra rain. Two weeks ago my yard is finally back nice and green after last years pounding from the stone installers.

I moved in 4-16, yard had some weeds but I was too late to weed treat by the time I got to it. Then last year I W&F using Bayer 3-1 and watered and it came back real nice, but then I had the flower beds dolled up in Austin White Stone, those clown destroyed my yard. Dumped stone in different areas of the yard, mixed concrete and mortar that killed my grass in spots. Now my yard is finally up for yard of the year...
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Old 06-25-2018, 02:06 PM   #71
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It looks like that stuff is growing in weaker spots in the yard, or possibly spots that hold water after a rain? Focus on feeding the grass, strengthening the turf, and choking out the weeds.

I finally went nuclear on my crab grass, they are pretty big patches that have "gone away" the last few years with MSMA, but unfortunately comes back every spring. I hit the biggest one, in the center, with round up.

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This yard had a lot of dallisgrass near the fence and several patches in the middle of the yard.. Iíve been using MSMA for the weeds and milorganite and miracle grow lawn food for fertilizer.. yard was in pretty bad shape a couple months ago.. my front has st Augustine and Iíve been having to rip the dallisgrass by hand after it rains..




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Old 07-09-2018, 09:51 AM   #74
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I had a small, but satisfying victory last night. I was finally able to remove the longest standing clump of crabrass in my yard. I got sick of looking at it about a month ago while I was out spraying the driveway and flowerbeds with round up, so, I gave it a shot right in the center of the clump. That finally did the trick, it died and last night I dug it out. I went around and hit most of the big stands of it this weekend in the same manner. I figure it will be easier to remediate the soil if necessary to get my bermuda to spread over the bare area than it will be to continue fighting this crap.

In addition to that, we are planning to put our house on the market in the near future, so, curb appeal is a must.
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I sprayed some liquid ironite last weekend trying to get the deep green without the growth surge. I still have some thin spots that I think are needing dethatched, but it is looking pretty good

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I sprayed some liquid ironite last weekend trying to get the deep green without the growth surge.
thanks for the tip. never thought of adding that to the lawn. did a quick search and you're right growth in the summer is bad. puts too much stress on the lawn

on another note. anyone care to comment on my watering regiment. for example, we just received a ton of rain. I'll continue to water a bit every other day until the ground just completely dries up (in this heat 5-6 days). After that, it won't see water until the next time it rains.

my reasoning gives me nothing but pros. don't have to mow, conserve water and don't have to be outside (mowing and watering)

any downsides to doing this to my lawn???
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thanks for the tip. never thought of adding that to the lawn. did a quick search and you're right growth in the summer is bad. puts too much stress on the lawn

on another note. anyone care to comment on my watering regiment. for example, we just received a ton of rain. I'll continue to water a bit every other day until the ground just completely dries up (in this heat 5-6 days). After that, it won't see water until the next time it rains.

my reasoning gives me nothing but pros. don't have to mow, conserve water and don't have to be outside (mowing and watering)

any downsides to doing this to my lawn???
As infrequent as rain can be this time of year, stopping irrigation to the yard will burn it up. If it is fed properly it will help the drought tolerance. I held of watering my yard and that is why the front yard looks so thin, it almost completely burned up on me. The type of grass you have will ultimately determine the amount of water you need to keep it alive. I would try to put 1" of water to it, minimum, per week.
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As infrequent as rain can be this time of year, stopping irrigation to the yard will burn it up. If it is fed properly it will help the drought tolerance. I held of watering my yard and that is why the front yard looks so thin, it almost completely burned up on me. The type of grass you have will ultimately determine the amount of water you need to keep it alive. I would try to put 1" of water to it, minimum, per week.
Were talking about a 100% thick and healthy picture perfect St Augustine lawn.

This is something new I just started this summer. Before this weeks rain it went damn near 3 weeks without being watered. Yes, it did slightly yellow up but so did my neighbors who were out there watering regularly. After the rain it's back to looking awesome.
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Were talking about a 100% thick and healthy picture perfect St Augustine lawn.

This is something new I just started this summer. Before this weeks rain it went damn near 3 weeks without being watered. Yes, it did slightly yellow up but so did my neighbors who were out there watering regularly. After the rain it's back to looking awesome.
That is probably a question for zemog. St. Augustine, in my experience, requires a lot more water than bermuda. I'm not sure how the stress cycle would harm the sod, let alone walking that fine line between stressed sod and HFS my yard is dead.
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:15 PM   #80
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I turned my sprinklers on last Friday for the first time all year and rand them a handful of times through yesterday morning. Grass has been thick and lush all year with minimal if any weeds. I only turned the water on because they were coming to aerate on Tuesday. We mowed a little shorter and needed to make sure the ground was soft enough. With the little bit of rain we've had, sprinklers go back off. I'm a cheap bastard but I like my grass thick and green. The company who treats the yard has done a good job in conjunction with what I do to make it that way.
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