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Old 07-20-2012, 12:23 PM
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So it has been about 6 weeks. I am attaching a pic taken on 7/20/12. This is one of the better sections in the lawn. Some are doing just like this and some are doing worse. This heat and drought are killing me.

Was thinking about taking a shovel and cutting some of the runners in hopes they will split off? Not sure if they are rooted good enough yet?

I need to do some edging of the drive and walk. I think I can take the runners I cut off, cut a slit in the ground and then plant part in the slit???

I'm also wondering about primo again. Our growing season will end somewhere around mid-late september. What do you think about spraying primo somewhere around mid august? Would this help to fill out the runners any?

Other than that mowing twice a week, watering, and fertilizing!
I would say you "could" try the primo in a month if the grass has fairly well spread and filled in. Main thing is the water, mowing and light fertilizer right now.

Primo can actually slow down the fill in process.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:03 PM
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So its been just over 7 weeks since the plugging. Many areas are doing really well. I've got some areas that just aren't spreading very good. The sod squares are green but and i'm cutting top growth off, they just don't send out runners. Everything is getting pretty good water or at least enough so it isn't getting stressed. I'm also keeping it fertilized and mowing twice a week.

The following pics were taken this morning 7/30/12. Its a little foggy out, and I thought it might be a better pic than in the full sun.

Our growing season should last at least til the end of August and maybe into mid September. Any recommendations or tips that might encourage spreading in the thin spots? I'm tempted to spray primo about mid August in hopes of thickening up the runners, but am still researching. I may need to overseed with rye to help hold the soil, but would spray it out in spring(i'm not a fan of rye but don't want a dirt lawn for leaves!)
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:48 PM
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I think I see moss in some locations. Others I think are not growing in because of sun or less sun.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:45 PM
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The shorter you mow the better it spreads...
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:47 PM
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I took a chance and sprayed an application of primo in hopes of giving the lawn a more covered look before going dormant. I sprayed it at 25 oz per acre on 8/5/12. Here are a few pics I took on 8/17/12. You can clearly see that the runners are starting to thicken and produce more leaves.
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:44 PM
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That's pretty impressive!
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:30 AM
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Now is the time to start counting backwards from the first frost. You want your last app of N to be about 6 weeks prior to the last frost. I would make that a full app too. Then look at how many apps you can squeeze inbetween now and then.

I love me some Primo. It does have an impressive result to the knowing eye.
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:22 PM
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Ok I'm a newbie here. What the heck is primo? Also grass master what level fertilizer are you using.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:50 PM
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Ok I'm a newbie here. What the heck is primo? Also grass master what level fertilizer are you using.
Primo is a growth regulator...minimizes vertical growth while promoting lateral growth.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:08 PM
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Just curious, why did you choose plugs over sprigging?
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