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Overseeding with Black Beauty Ultra

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by precator, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. DieselMDX

    DieselMDX LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 72

    wow great pics i am going to try this for sept
     
  2. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,421

    BTW, wrooster, I dig the storage building with the carriage doors.
     
  3. wrooster

    wrooster LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 76

    LoL -- I really really really *hate* it when my wife kicks me out of the house and I am forced to go do something in the workshop for a couple of hours... :laugh:

    If I had air conditioning and a bit better heating setup I might not go back to the house. :drinkup:

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  4. DieselMDX

    DieselMDX LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 72

    wow beautiful workmanship!
     
  5. maynardGkeynes

    maynardGkeynes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 409

    You are storing wine in an un-airconditioned shed? I assume that you are not Robert Parker. :)
     
  6. wrooster

    wrooster LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 76

    That's my basement, where I finished the carriage doors. Perhaps the stairs plus the washer and dryer in the background might have been a clue... :)

    Wrooster
     
  7. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,421

    appears maynard should have peered a bit harder. lol So the BB ultra has weathered this brutal summer? Hows it look right now? Do you water?
     
  8. wrooster

    wrooster LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 76

    This turf has done well this summer -- in general it looks good considering the persistent high temperatures and lack of rain. There are a couple of small areas that have some signs of drought stress, but nothing widespread. In all I'm happy with the performance of this variety.

    I do have inground irrigation; I water typically 2X per week (Mon/Thu), 3AM begin, 40 minutes per zone, which equates to roughly 0.75" of water. Some of my nearby neighbors have put far, far more water down to keep the grass green. Note, my water comes from a well, via a softener to remove minor latent iron.

    Also, I do keep track of what I put down, and when I put it down. I don't use anything esoteric, and I try to keep it to a minimum. Soil test every other year. Pre-emergent crabgrass control has been the priority over the last couple of years -- as the prior homeowners let things go and left me a lot of crabgrass seeds to deal with.

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  9. maynardGkeynes

    maynardGkeynes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 409

    In N. MD, I'd be planting KBG, or a blend of KBG and HKBG. Any TTTF, including BB, has the potential to develop wide blades in a thin stand, whereas KBG will fill the patches with rhizomes. In the transition zone, you are likely to get patches/bunches in any lawn due to fungus, disease, heat stress, etc, which predisposes TTTF to bunching and to the large, prostrate blades you dislike. You could try to spot patch by seeding TTTF, but growing grass from seed in midsummer is no piece of cake anywhere. So that's why I'd try KBG/HKBG if it were my lawn.
     
  10. DieselMDX

    DieselMDX LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 72

    BUMP and new updates??


    planning on using this seed in a few weeks
     

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