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Old 05-16-2013, 07:36 PM
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well my father thought hed do me a favor and he turned on a watering tool which puddled badly and created a "water wash-out" area where the ground has been washed away by the water and really just made a mess. i worked all that out last weekend and he just re created the whole dang thing!
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:13 AM
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Two options:

http://www.lawnsite.com/showpost.php...0&postcount=24

and/or buy a controller that will do the above for you ( ex. ESP-SMT ).

BTW, that controller also has a grow in feature in its scheduling options.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:56 PM
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kiril...thanks for the link but i dont understand any of it past fist paragraph or two.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:45 AM
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CTD, you'll need to become HIGHLY educated to understand that if the ground is getting dry ,,, perhaps turn the sprinklers on and as the ground begins to puddle ,, shut them off...

A lot of 'educated' people use machines to let them know how this process works, becuz it is SO complicated to figure out...

My advice is don't overthink it, becuz this time of year we've been getting germination with NO irrigation and the rains come only about once a week...
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:17 AM
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kiril...thanks for the link but i dont understand any of it past fist paragraph or two.
Then perhaps you are a candidate for the controller.
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:22 PM
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What are the varieties in the seed you just put down? From your pictures, it looks like a challenging area in terms of both light, soil drainage, and erosion control. I think you need to get some turf started real fast with a perennial rye (per agrostis 5/4) and fine fescue (chewings/red), and then try to fill in with with more optimal varieties later. Hope it goes well!
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:45 PM
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well actually, a lot of what ive planted is coming in rather nicely. the seed i laid last weekend is beginning to come in and the first area i planted a few weeks ago is growing nicely.

obviously i do NOT expect full coverage after planting, however, i will continue to over seed a couple times a year until it fills in enough that im happy with the results.

maynard - heres the grass seed ive been planting.

http://www.scotts.com/smg/goprod/sco.../prod10720046/

The Scotts Turf Builder Midwest Mix contains:
10% Blue Bonnet Kentucky Bluegrass
10% Kenblue Kentucky Bluegrass
25% Majesty Perennial Ryegrass
20% Ascend Perennial Ryegrass
15% Trapeze Creeping Red Fescue
20% Boreal Creeping Red Fescue
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:37 PM
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well actually, a lot of what ive planted is coming in rather nicely. the seed i laid last weekend is beginning to come in and the first area i planted a few weeks ago is growing nicely.

obviously i do NOT expect full coverage after planting, however, i will continue to over seed a couple times a year until it fills in enough that im happy with the results.

maynard - heres the grass seed ive been planting.

http://www.scotts.com/smg/goprod/sco.../prod10720046/

The Scotts Turf Builder Midwest Mix contains:
10% Blue Bonnet Kentucky Bluegrass
10% Kenblue Kentucky Bluegrass
25% Majesty Perennial Ryegrass
20% Ascend Perennial Ryegrass
15% Trapeze Creeping Red Fescue
20% Boreal Creeping Red Fescue
Thank you for posting. Varietally, that looks like a good blend to me. The negative is the low quality of the KBGs, which are obsolete, disease susceptible cultivars. Kenblue is a standard entry in the NTEP bluegrass trials, where it consistently finishes at the bottom for turfgrass quality. I'm surprised that a name-brand company like Scott's would use them, as kenblue and blue bonnet are generic grade. The PRGs are not top tier, but they are fine.

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Old 05-19-2013, 08:14 PM
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well the main thing to me is its growing - i can always overseed with something better later this year, i just want grass right now haha
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