The Lawn Project 2011

RigglePLC

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Grand Rapids MI
I questioned why you were sprinkling when there was 4 inches of water in the low spots. However, it came in beautifully! Bravo! What kind of seed?
It looks to me that last year you may have "root burn" on the sunny south side. That is when tree roots of those (maybe silver maples) suck up the moisture on the sunny side of the tree in late summer. You get dry brown spots on the south side of the trees. I saw some slightly clumpy areas. Perhaps you want to add some more Kentucky bluegrass to supplement your high percent of perennial rye--this would add greater self-repair ability. Maybe stepping stones would help absorb some of the foot traffic.
 

RigglePLC

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Grand Rapids MI
"Landscapers Mix" is sometimes a high-sounding name for some low-quality stuff. Older types that are cheaper or more disease prone. Look for athletic blend or stadium quality. You want dark green, disease-resistant types. And no generic no-name varieties, and no annual rye grass. Read the fine print, carefully.

And weed seed at a low percentage say less than 1 percent. Be particularly cautious about annual bluegrass, quack or foreign grass that could be annual bluegrass, but it is concealed as "grassy weeds".

This site is so slow!
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RESIDENTIALLAWNCARE

LawnSite Member
Location
NW Minneapolis
Mind doing mine? good job!
Eventually I think im just going to till it up and start over. Before I bought my house the city did major street repairs 7 years ago and sodded half of my yard the previous homeowners didnt seem to understand the concept of watering. Now ive got a dandelion garden in the front. And the back is a variety of creeping weeds, thistle, and crab grass.

btw I think thats my college in the background.
 

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