Register free!


Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #21  
Old 06-29-2014, 04:42 PM
suzook suzook is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: long island NY
Posts: 116
Day 8...sorry for bad pics...its coming along!

Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 06-29-2014, 10:48 PM
RigglePLC's Avatar
RigglePLC RigglePLC is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Grand Rapids MI
Posts: 9,561
Looks excellent to me, Zooks. Keep the water coming--about 30 minutes each day. More if its hot, dry or windy.
Start mowing soon as you can. Cut at two inches, as that causes the new grass to spread sideways. Let it dry for 24 hours before the first cut so the soil is firm enough to support the mower, let it dry for an hour afterward, (to avoid fungus in the cut leaf blades) . Then start irrigation.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 07-01-2014, 01:33 PM
suzook suzook is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: long island NY
Posts: 116
Now I have to hope this tropical storm/ hurricane by Friday doesn't destroy my progress. Any suggestions to protect the still not sprouted seed?
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 07-03-2014, 09:25 AM
suzook suzook is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: long island NY
Posts: 116
Here it is first cut...I have a couple of areas that just dont want to fill in. I guess its coming along decent.


Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 09-02-2014, 12:47 PM
suzook suzook is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: long island NY
Posts: 116
New update...yes you can grow grass in summer AND keep weeds out! Just gotta oversees to fill in some thin spots.




Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 09-02-2014, 03:36 PM
Ditta&Sons's Avatar
Ditta&Sons Ditta&Sons is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario
Posts: 835
well done suzook
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 09-02-2014, 11:38 PM
foreplease's Avatar
foreplease foreplease is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: St. Joseph, MI
Posts: 1,270
Nice job. The grass, landscaping, and pool all look like they have always been there.
__________________
Michigan PABL
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 09-03-2014, 09:56 AM
RigglePLC's Avatar
RigglePLC RigglePLC is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Grand Rapids MI
Posts: 9,561
Sweet! Nice going, Suzook. Shows you what careful planning and determined effort will do.

By the way. First new lawn in my neighborhood looks to be nearly 100 percent crabgrass. For some reason they installed sprinkler irrigation last week; keeps the cg nice and green.

Second new lawn where they hauled in topsoil and hired a guy to do it--a few grass seedlings and thousands of nutsedge plants came up. Now it looks like they have had it all sprayed with Roundup. I think they should have seeded again about mid-August. I don't know why they are waiting now. Its been cool and rainy.

Third new lawn. Just weeds came up and they did almost nothing. The city stopped to take photographs. They explained the city ordinance that prohibits weeds taller than 12 inches and the associated fines. Limited in English language skills. Looks like they sprayed with Roundup (missing a few spots) and raked out most of the weeds--no sign of seed yet.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:29 PM.

Page generated in 0.08492 seconds with 9 queries