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Old 10-15-2012, 09:50 PM
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I've built USGA spec before and it would have been nice but I didn't have the budget for that so I went with how they did it back in the days of yore. Hacked it to the nubs with the lawnboy then a few tons of course sand, seed and water. Rolls great and I have some nice natural breaks. It's rolling about a ten right now but have a few scalps to nurse in before the snow flies.

I need to photobucket I guess.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:53 PM
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That's great!

...should have gone with A-4 though...
I know but my supplier had the L by the pound to save money instead of buying a 25 lb bag. L supposedly the best for d-spot and brown patch resistance also.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:55 PM
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Looks really nice...I don't play golf but have thought about building one.
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It makes a great landscape feature. It's a blast to get friends together and hit balls into and putt out for money. Proceeds go to charity of course. lol!
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:57 PM
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My wife wants me to put one in the back yard. Got any details for installation?
There are so many ways to do this and I chose the cheapest. Mow out a spot to the nubs, broom in a couple tons of course sand, seed and water the piss out of it.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:01 PM
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I've built USGA spec before and it would have been nice but I didn't have the budget for that so I went with how they did it back in the days of yore. Hacked it to the nubs with the lawnboy then a few tons of course sand, seed and water. Rolls great and I have some nice natural breaks. It's rolling about a ten right now but have a few scalps to nurse in before the snow flies.

I need to photobucket I guess.
10 is preet cool for a backyard green. Ive looked into artificial greens but not much time for golf or home maintance anymore...

Congrats!!!
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:03 PM
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I know but my supplier had the L by the pound to save money instead of buying a 25 lb bag. L supposedly the best for d-spot and brown patch resistance also.
Ah, makes sense. Yea, if you've never seen bent seed before, it's quite a thing! you probably needed like .75 lb, right? lol

At my old estate job, we had 4 backyard USGA greens, three were L93 and the last one we built was A4... all very nice grass. Never a speck of dollar on any of it. Do you backpack any fungicides?
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:12 PM
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10 is preet cool for a backyard green. Ive looked into artificial greens but not much time for golf or home maintance anymore...

Congrats!!!
I'm married to the thing between mowing, topdressing, watering and of course the fun part which is working on my game. Keeps me out of the stripper bars though lol!
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:18 PM
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Ah, makes sense. Yea, if you've never seen bent seed before, it's quite a thing! you probably needed like .75 lb, right? lol

At my old estate job, we had 4 backyard USGA greens, three were L93 and the last one we built was A4... all very nice grass. Never a speck of dollar on any of it. Do you backpack any fungicides?
I've probably been through 5-8 lbs with the amount of re-seeding to fill in spots.

I have sprayed some Trinity but I had to put out some Pillar G after I got hit with pythium during the hurricane soupy air we had the first of Sept.

I topdressed over the weekend but forgot to raise my mower which was a bit low. Between the beating of the topdressing and then cutting it to low afterwards it really set it back. I have been spraying urea to get it to snap out of it.
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Thanks for the info guys. That will be my winter/spring project.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:32 PM
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Thanks for the info guys. That will be my winter/spring project.
Sprig Champion bermuda. Do you have a decent sized lot or will this be off the patio? If you golf try to give yourself plenty of room to hit practice balls into it. I have three different types of foam and rubber coated foam balls I use to hit and the Almost ball is incredible. It flies about 1/3 the distance of a real ball and flies and feels just like a real ball. My short game is stellar because of the practice!
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