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#8631898 - 04/21/16 06:27 PM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: civic13]
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I'm all about the Magic Carpet. It's fantastic.

I get it from Mavis Garden Supplies. $29+tax for a huge bag.
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#8631923 - 04/21/16 06:40 PM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: zaius]
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Would the results be that much different between 25-5-10 and 10-6-4 fertilizer?
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#8631940 - 04/21/16 06:58 PM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: civic13]
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 Originally Posted By: civic13
Would the results be that much different between 25-5-10 and 10-6-4 fertilizer?


Depends on what the grass needs.
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#8632017 - 04/21/16 08:31 PM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: Risky Business]
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 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
I gave up on my lawn. Can't be bothered spending hundreds of dollars and countless hours on this billshit. It's next to impossible to bring back once you neglect it. Probably better off laying new sod.

Good luck ladies

/lays down in weeds


I'm with you. I used the magic carpet last year and it worked well but I still have massive weeds I can't get rid of and can't be bothered to really spend time on them.

I rather spend the summer enjoying other things than if my lawn has enough water lol

I think I watered mine once last year.

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#8632323 - 04/22/16 06:19 AM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: civic13]
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 Originally Posted By: civic13
Would the results be that much different between 25-5-10 and 10-6-4 fertilizer?


can't go wrong with either, but 25 has the most nitrogen. That's probably why my grass is so thick.
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#8632337 - 04/22/16 06:39 AM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: c2k]
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I put down 21-7-7 two weekends ago, grass is growing like crazy.
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#8632385 - 04/22/16 07:44 AM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: Choco 'Nuck]
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i gotta go to crappy and load up on stuff ugh
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#8632387 - 04/22/16 07:45 AM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: zaius]
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 Originally Posted By: zaius
I'm all about the Magic Carpet. It's fantastic.

I get it from Mavis Garden Supplies. $29+tax for a huge bag.


Thanks for the tip! Gonna hit that up.

Here's my issue, though. I want to overseed but I don't want to fertilize too early.. wouldn't adding fertilizer on new seeds be too much for them?

I never know what order or what timing to use when doing this stuff.

My current thought is:

Rake to dethatch, aerate if possible, put down some top soil in spots as a dressing over existing grass, then overseed

Then wait.. 2? 3? weeks to fertilize...?

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#8632469 - 04/22/16 08:47 AM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: spd-dmn]
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 Originally Posted By: spd-dmn
 Originally Posted By: zaius
I'm all about the Magic Carpet. It's fantastic.
I get it from Mavis Garden Supplies. $29+tax for a huge bag.

Thanks for the tip! Gonna hit that up.
Here's my issue, though. I want to overseed but I don't want to fertilize too early.. wouldn't adding fertilizer on new seeds be too much for them?
I never know what order or what timing to use when doing this stuff.
My current thought is:
Rake to dethatch, aerate if possible, put down some top soil in spots as a dressing over existing grass, then overseed
Then wait.. 2? 3? weeks to fertilize...?


Fertilize FIRST, like a week before, then overseed etc

Once your soil health is proper, growing grass is easy.

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#8632472 - 04/22/16 08:48 AM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: Wildout]
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Overseed then top dress. Don't do it the other way around. You need at most 1/4in of soil over the seed. Unless you plan on top dressing, then going over the entire lawn a again with a rake to stir up the soil and get the seed down in there.

If it was warm enough you want to dethatch, overseed, top dress, then water the shit out of the lawn (every other day). As soon as you're done dethatching it's a perfect time to put seed down. I wouldn't fertilize too soon after overseeding.
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#8633403 - 04/22/16 06:25 PM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: LNXGUY]
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Guys with maple trees on their property....how do you clean your lawn of those damn helicopter seeds? It takes forever trying to rake them cuz they just go between the tines.
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#8633575 - 04/22/16 09:18 PM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: civic13]
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A blower would probably work best. I'm looking to pick one up this year. Any good cordless blowers out there? Or is corded the way to go?
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#8634188 - 04/23/16 07:52 PM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: civic13]
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 Originally Posted By: civic13
Guys with maple trees on their property....how do you clean your lawn of those damn helicopter seeds? It takes forever trying to rake them cuz they just go between the tines.


I've got 4 I need to clean up after, an absolute monster in the back yard. Use a plastic rake with wide forks, seems to work for me. You can always suck them up with the lawnmower as well, or grab one of those vacuum/blower/multcher things.
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#8634323 - 04/23/16 09:57 PM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: LNXGUY]
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can you wallies post up pics of your grass, so much talk about awesome grass, so little evidence. I need to understand if anyone here actually knows wtf they are doing.


/I forecast no pics will be provided now that we need actual evidence. Are we taking advice on weight loss from a fat guy or not /general statement, applies to everyone in thread

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#8634908 - 04/24/16 10:15 PM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: Risky Business]
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did a good 2.5 hours today on the front yard, will do backyard next weekend. lower back is killed as usual. my small ass lawn is looking mighty fine as well given the fall treatment i did last year. best on the street (not saying much since most are asians who do nothing lmao)...i could pretty much mow the front this weekend had i wanted to but it's just not even at all which is annoying. it'll get there in another months as usual. glad i can use a hand-spreader since it's so small. the tree we planted (when son was born) is doing great for almost 3 yrs. \:\)

just using the usual cdn tire/walmart store bought stuff and timing things right. also hand picked all the weeds out, killer but honestly it's the best method. (i fill the whole will good grass seed, layer with triple mix which i find better than usual top soil) and water it, then let it be.
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#8634921 - 04/24/16 10:36 PM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: Risky Business]
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 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
can you wallies post up pics of your grass, so much talk about awesome grass, so little evidence. I need to understand if anyone here actually knows wtf they are doing.


/I forecast no pics will be provided now that we need actual evidence. Are we taking advice on weight loss from a fat guy or not /general statement, applies to everyone in thread


Give me a few months, I've got some work ahead of me, lol.
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#8635001 - 04/24/16 11:40 PM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: LNXGUY]
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My grass looks like shit again this spring. Its all brown and dry, but the dandylions and weeds are growing pretty good lol. Im moving in June, but I still want it to look half decent until then. I'll be raking and fertilizing this week, so hoefully we get some rain.
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#8635053 - 04/25/16 07:36 AM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: The Postman]
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im trying to revive my front more than the back.
used scotts turf builder and its making grass grow in areas where grass is still alive.
still patchy. going to try an aerate, soil, and over seed this year.

also got some bottles of the good stuff from across the border for the weeds. \:\)
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#8635124 - 04/25/16 08:58 AM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: Simon_the_Pieman]
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Am I the only one with moss? How does that even happen/grow? Anyone have any experience with getting rid of it?
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#8635228 - 04/25/16 10:19 AM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: SuPeR-MaRiO]
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 Originally Posted By: SuPeR-MaRiO
Am I the only one with moss? How does that even happen/grow? Anyone have any experience with getting rid of it?


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#8635373 - 04/25/16 11:19 AM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: Screamin DC2R]
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I've got moss against the one side of my house.. Grading needs to be fixed, it's way too wet. Nothing a little physical labour won't fix.
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#8635424 - 04/25/16 11:42 AM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: Risky Business]
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 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
can you wallies post up pics of your grass, so much talk about awesome grass, so little evidence. I need to understand if anyone here actually knows wtf they are doing.
/I forecast no pics will be provided now that we need actual evidence. Are we taking advice on weight loss from a fat guy or not /general statement, applies to everyone in thread


Started with


ended with



and finally



Should be all good this year, holes all even, lawn finally level
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#8635443 - 04/25/16 11:52 AM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: markw]
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\:o

Over what timespan did it take you to get those results?

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#8635490 - 04/25/16 12:15 PM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: SuPeR-MaRiO]
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 Originally Posted By: SuPeR-MaRiO
\:o
Over what timespan did it take you to get those results?

That was one summer/season
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#8635498 - 04/25/16 12:19 PM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: markw]
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Not bad mang, it's so much better when people can show their work.

Having said that, not to be nitpicky, but ideally I'd want to see close ups of the grass because pictures USUALLY look a lot better than reality, that's the case with my place...but as stated before I gave up. Yours is looking good!

When I get back into trying to recovery that lawn I want the right advice \:\)

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#8635505 - 04/25/16 12:23 PM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: Risky Business]
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 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
Not bad mang, it's so much better when people can show their work.
Having said that, not to be nitpicky, but ideally I'd want to see close ups of the grass because pictures USUALLY look a lot better than reality, that's the case with my place...but as stated before I gave up. Yours is looking good!
When I get back into trying to recovery that lawn I want the right advice \:\)

Oh, check page one.. I gave up on this shit. It's a never ending battle that I'd rather not spend my valuable down time on. Now I just cut it short so the weeds blend in. Fuck that shit. (I did get it to a point were I was happy, then my neighbour 3 houses down put down seed. Lots of seed. There were a LOT of weeds in the mix and it spread up the street with the wind. )
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#8635513 - 04/25/16 12:28 PM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: markw]
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 Originally Posted By: markw

Now I just cut it short so the weeds blend in. Fuck that shit.


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#8635688 - 04/25/16 02:12 PM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: Risky Business]
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nice job markw
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#8635748 - 04/25/16 02:50 PM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: markw]
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 Originally Posted By: markw
It's a never ending battle that I'd rather not spend my valuable down time on. Now I just cut it short so the weeds blend in.

+1
The only issue is i also stopped watering mine and now have bare patches

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#8636063 - 04/25/16 07:06 PM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: SuPeR-MaRiO]
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thats why i fucks with the front patch only.
i want to turf the rear for that forever green and no need to cut kinda life.
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#8641293 - 04/29/16 11:05 AM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: SuPeR-MaRiO]
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 Originally Posted By: SuPeR-MaRiO
 Originally Posted By: markw
It's a never ending battle that I'd rather not spend my valuable down time on. Now I just cut it short so the weeds blend in.

+1
The only issue is i also stopped watering mine and now have bare patches


Once your soil is healthy, you don't water as much.

Last year I only watered mainly in August & only when it was more than 2 days of 30+. With that said, Kentucky Blue Grass is BOSS in the heat, just goes dormant. Any of the fescue's forgetaboutit... you'll be watering that shit daily.

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#8641461 - 04/29/16 12:47 PM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: Wildout]
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^+1 for KBG

and i loved that it rained mon/tues...bam, perfect for post sunday lawn work
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#8977086 - 03/18/17 08:19 PM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: Screamin DC2R]
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Too soon to resurrect this thread?

Just got back from the US where I loaded up with 5 bags of Milorganite. Bag of Grub Ex and a couple of bottles of Ortho & Spectracide. Got some Round Up too for the patio and problem areas down the side of my house.



Edited by TYJelly (03/18/17 08:23 PM)

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#8977145 - 03/18/17 10:15 PM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: TYJelly]
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nice!

i have to grab more spectra, should have enough for the beginning of the season.
the one with crab grass killer is awesome.

cant wait for warmer weather so i can finally finish my irrigation and start planting.
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#8977216 - 03/19/17 07:23 AM Re: now we have car detail, how about a thread for lawn detail? [Re: Simon_the_Pieman]
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DAMN. i'm jelly. did you declare all that at the border?

i bought myself an electric dethatcher from crappy tire. I hope it will work.
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