rennovation job( hows it look? )

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by chriscraft, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
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    We did this job last year . these photos are not doctored. this is the miricale of waht oranic compost topderessed at 1/4 " depth does. we have 150 plus lined up this spring
     

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  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    is the ad supposed to say top pressing? or top dressing?

    Looks good, but theres something about the second picture... it seems unusually bright green grass.
     
  3. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
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    its supposed to say topdressing this was a proof . topsressing is 1 word and that was changed. the 3 blends used were pennlawn red fescue, Linn perenial rye, and manhattan III morning star perenial ryein 5# 5# 5# mixe 15 lbs total. they ryes have the bright green color as opposed to sod (sod is kentucky bluegrass) and has the dark green bluish color. the ryes fescues are much more drought tolerant and take more abuse less water and fertilizer to maintain. as this was an empty lot and was seeded for ease of maintainence we chose this blend for this particular site.
     
  4. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    I suspected it was rye's.

    What sort of equipment do you use for a job like that to topdress? what about larger sites?
     
  5. KCLandscape

    KCLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Submit a pic in August and see how the rye is doing then...
     
  6. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
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    it does fine all year certainly better than bluegrass under those conditions. ill make a note to self about photo in august
     
  7. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
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  8. KCLandscape

    KCLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    No offense, just that down here rye burns up pretty good by August or so...just in time to reseed! I try to avoid rye and use only turf type fescue if at all possible. Deeper roots>>>
     
  9. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
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    Keep im mind they ryes we use are nearly the same cost as the bluegrass one is $2.39 a pound these are not annulal or junk ryes and all are over 99% pure no noxious weed seeds and no crop seeds appr 1% inert matter (dust) all our seeds are custom mixed and blended for the site
     
  10. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
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    we have been in a terrible drought for 6 years here also lakes is down 3 feet and its fed by lake Huron, we have water bans in effect for 3 years. these are the toughest hardiest ryes we have found and out do everything else we have used. all are cool season grasses and mich state and ohio states agro dept suggested these blends to us for durability drought stress and resilience.
     

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