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Old 07-03-2012, 04:57 PM
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Did it at my house on the right side and the 10'x30' spot is almost filled in.

That's why I mentioned severing the runners from parent.
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Thanks guys. I was going to go around and sever some of the runners when they got a little longer.

The pic of the little plug I did. I think it will work. It is almost like sprigging and it gets the roots down in the soil pretty good so it won't dry out as much.
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:08 PM
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Need some suggestions. As you can see from the pics I took a different route on my lawn. I used 1/4 pieces of sod and spread them out. I thought I had enough sod and as we went noticed I needed to space them out further. So some may be 1-2 feet apart.

Now that everything has rooted and started to spread I am going to take small plugs like the one with the watch and start to fill in the gaps. I'm going to start in the lower/wetter spots of the lawn until we get back in a normal weather pattern.

What would work better... taking the smaller plugs and spacing them out like the initial sod squares or concentrate them into smaller area say 6 inches apart fill in that way?

Don't think there is a right or wrong way, I got plenty of sod to get plugs from.
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:31 PM
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I don't think it matter GM, either way will work just fine. I have and area that at the beginning of the season was almost 100% bare...I'd say it's 75% filled in and some of the runners are 2-2.5' long...maybe longer.
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:39 PM
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Here are some shots...I don't have a before picture of the side I was describing that I sprigged.






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Old 07-04-2012, 07:45 PM
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GMW the further you spread the pieces the longer it takes. Have patience.

Looking good CGA,
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:48 PM
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GMW the further you spread the pieces the longer it takes. Have patience.

Looking good CGA,
That's the common Bermuda side...I'm not a big fan of common, but of you had seen this side last year you would not believe what a little fert and water will do.
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:51 PM
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That's the common Bermuda side...I'm not a big fan of common, but of you had seen this side last year you would not believe what a little fert and water will do.
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Common takes abuse but there are so many improved seed types much less hybrids.
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Common takes abuse but there are so many improved seed types much less hybrids.
I just don't like the way it looks...it's too course...but it covers the red clay! The front lawn and side up to the bed in the pictures is hybrid as you know but that common is trying to creep into my hybrid.
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I just don't like the way it looks...it's too course...but it covers the red clay! The front lawn and side up to the bed in the pictures is hybrid as you know but that common is trying to creep into my hybrid.
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Not all bermuda is the same but you know that. I presume one will take over with favorable treatment.

I know fertilization and micros play a huge role as they can look close when mowed close ( low) and well managed. Then as the feeding drops off the color and growth changes. Keep in mind I also use Primo....

The effects become more obvious including color after 6 weeks.
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Not all bermuda is the same but you know that. I presume one will take over with favorable treatment.

I know fertilization and micros play a huge role as they can look close when mowed close ( low) and well managed. Then as the feeding drops off the color and growth changes. Keep in mind I also use Primo....

The effects become more obvious including color after 6 weeks.
Huge difference in the leaf width on this common...it was not seeded common...it's wild Bermuda (yes I know, it too was seeded somehow...wind, birds)
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