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Topdressing of Bermuda Lawn With River Sand

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by chaser2587, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I purchased 3 gallon lorapatelums for $14 at a local nursery and at the same nursery I got a B&B natchez that was about 15' tall for $80...it had a 2.5' tall by 3' wide rootball.

    Growers had 3 gallon tea olives for $12 and I picked one up for the rear deck...I have never smelled a tree that smelled so good, look into banana bushes, they smell good too...purchased 3 of them for $6 each and they were 3 gallon too.
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  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Give it 4 days and you will see a green fuzz...did you get the fert down?
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  3. Firefighter337

    Firefighter337 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am not sure about the tea olives. But my 3 gals on loro's are 8.50 and they are filled in nicely. But in turn, I pay out of the arse on other types of shrubs you pay pennys for.

    I hope the Jap maples are in and available. I will be traveling to Loganville. Might even go to the dekalb farmers market before hand and go to loganville on the way back.
     
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Call them and make sure they have some before you head this way. If for some reason you can't make it I can pick up a couple for you.
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  5. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I did get some 3 gallon indian hawthorne at a nursery that was going out of business, they looked pretty bad when I got them and a year later almost dead with a fungus but I treated them and fertilized and they bounced back nicely...growing like crazy now!
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  6. Firefighter337

    Firefighter337 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ill let you know. If they have them, I am going to probably get 6 or 8. I also want to get some of their knockout roses and lantana. Crazy deals there.

    I am taking a vac day from the fire house on weds. Today is my 1 year wedding anniversary. So we need a little excuse to take a day trip to atlanta or somewhere. So I am definately going some where Thurs or Fri.
     
  7. cgaengineer

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    Yes their lantana is a deal...catch them at the end of the season and you can get some good deals on hastas. Last year I got 3" pots for $.50 each. Best deal yet were sky pencils for 3 for $10 one gallon size and 3 foot tall.
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  8. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    We totally hijacked Mr. Mosleys thread, sorry Chase!
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  9. chaser2587

    chaser2587 LawnSite Member
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    No. The ground/sand is waaaay to soft after all of the rain. Although this morning it was pretty green and less sand showing. I plan on hitting it with the fert tomorrow.
     
  10. chaser2587

    chaser2587 LawnSite Member
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    That's ok, I will forgive you. You know I wouldn't let just anyone hijack my thread...
     

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