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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by FIMCO-MEISTER, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    lol @ kirillian!
     
  2. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You could go really fancy and h20 efficient. use some sort of drip system, underground root watering system if you may.

    excavate 12 inches, line with h20 barrier cloth, and fill with sand. plant into sand, and let the roots grow down to the h20 at -12" grade.

    like the tamu football field. highly efficient at watering, and can go extended periods of time without water. just dont use some hybrid tiff sport turf or something:)
     
  3. Have you tried Buffalo Grass? I'm thinking flagstone pad between curb and sidewalk going to door. Then buffalo grass on each side. Then wild flower seed it each fall. I can't get that extensive with the irrigation because I don't want to separate it out as a zone. it waters with the east side of my front and I want to just discontinue it. Also John on my overseeded customers don't you think leaving the SL on Warm season turf is okay after it has come up? Do you switch to cool season on your overseeds? i don't know that the extra 20% more water is necessary.
     
  4. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Two words for seed. Well three actually. WILD SEED FARM. google it, amazing seed.

    As far as flagstone pathway, you want something along the lines of this? (obviously designed more for foot traffic off of a driveway though.)

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    I do switch it to CTurf, but hey, if you can get by with less water, and it looks good. more power to you.

    drive by my house this week, and you will see what looks like a broken water main running down bowser. that parkway zone is a little too high pressure, and until i fix it, most of the water is running and blowing off into the street. I'm lazy, but am irrigating like 4x a day to keep the perennial rye wet. i already had it dry up once. WM changed my controller setting at the factory, and I lost 1 acre of perennial rye. I now have 8 run times or 3 mins each. Swamp anyone? alteast the seed will germinate
     
  5. I've visited WILDSEED and bought seed from them. Heard the guy talk at the very first Xeriscape conference many years ago. My church is Epiphany on Custer and they have a large open unirrigated front lawn that I tried to get wildflowers established. Also someone on this site I think Hoskos? from AZ told me to try setting the overseed schedule for 6 times a day at 2 minutes and I did that to one customer and in one week their yard looked perfect.
     
  6. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
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    did it work? i had a garden down in college station at my 1/2acre home where i lived for a few years, and that was my place of retreat. while my friends were out doing their crazy junk i tried to come home at half time to get some peace and quiet to work in the garden. it was 40'x30' and roughly half of it had seed from WSF.

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  7. Didn't have much success except around the Cross and that is because I put irrigation in. I really think you need one of those seed planting machines to make it work in turf. I may try again someday but I'm thinking of switching to evening primrose in mass instead.
     
  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Interplanted with night blooming phlox.
     
  9. I set my MProtator zones at 5 min. with 6 start times a day and had germination in 7 days. Before and after Pic's , 2nd pic is after the 2nd cut ....

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