Getting Rid of Tracks in Grass

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ed2hess, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    No offense but I wiould like to see somebody go up and down these pond hills. When you get to the top how will lou keep from scalping the grass. It is not possible.
     
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Based on comparison turf and past experience, there is only 1 explanation that makes logical sense, based on the tracks we've gotten for the first time ever... this was the year that began the TGCL Wannabee Program... inadequate water and crushed Fescue Crowns unable to overcome the chemical/fertilizer burn, in time...
    The perfect storm of How To Kill A Fescue...
     
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well I skipped mowing this for a couple weeks. Oh by the way there is a little King Ranch bluestem in the buffulo. Think the tracks will be gone when I mow next time? It got a big rain on it yesterday and today.

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  4. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
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    My bet is yes--that grass is not irrigated...dry grass will mat down and I'll bet regularly watered grass will be more resilient and stand up--

    limp lettuce kinda lays over, lettuce with lots of water stand up-
     
  5. ztman

    ztman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    every year i rent a 48 inch tow behind core aerator. Comes with five five gallon jugs that you fill with water for weight. Works good, i can do about 8 acres in three hours towing behind an atv. Renting the tow behind is about 40 dollars for a half day, its cheaper than the ones with engines on them
     
  6. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looks good. Mow less often like EOW and before irrigation.
     
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    We got rotors from the bottom along sidewalk and a row of rotors on top watering down towards the sidewalk. It defintely runs because I had to adjust the top rotors so they didn't water into the pit. I never seen that grassy weed so tall.
     
  8. SouthSide Cutter

    SouthSide Cutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Seen a truck with Hess Farms in Washington yesterday , that from your family farm. It was coming from Knox Co. on Hwy 50.
     
  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    It is a small world that is likely my brother or his boy who is running the farm in Vincennes. He has rent land all around that area. I am taking some vacation next year and will come up and visit him and I will give you a call.
     
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    I got around to mowing that tracked area won't wait 2 weeks any more. Nice weed control right. After last year we decided that anything green is better than dirt. This is what happens when msma went away. Tracks will definitely be worse. Notice that sky....got a big rain and more hanging around.

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