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wdprice3
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welp, nvm.

got any contacts for residential work in WACO/JOCO?

8/7/2019 1:21:27 PM

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Is it worth it to put down post emergent weed killer before over seeding this fall, or just let time and temperature do their thing to broadleaf weeds?

Related- what pre and post emergent weed killer (if any) do you guys with kids and dogs use? Most of what I’ve found says to stay off until it is watered in and then dry.

9/4/2019 6:37:43 AM

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if you have a bunch i would probably use post emergent to help kill the weeds and make it easier to remove them. That way your new seed isn't battling for space to grow against dormant weeds.

I use professional grade products from Domyown.com. SpeedZone is great for most broadleaf weeds in a broad application. If you have a ton of established crabgrass I recommend Prime Source Quinclorac 1.5L. Pricey, but will absolutely wipe out the crabgrass and it's safe for Fescue.

9/4/2019 4:16:31 PM

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You totally missed the window for post emergent. Your time to do that is in the heat of the summer. Things that crab grass have already shit seeds all over your yard and will come up next year.

9/9/2019 3:14:59 PM

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i just did another round of post emergent for crab grass that had gone crazy in the past few weeks rain, it's all yellow and dead now. i wanted as much of it dead before i aerated and seeded, i'll still do a pre-emergent application next season but i feel like i'll have better results this fall than if i had tried to overseed with dense crabgrass patches.

9/10/2019 12:17:32 PM

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I just put down Tenacity today, plan on aerating and overseeding in 3-4 weeks

Looking forward to seeing all the white come out around the yard as this stuff takes hold.

9/16/2019 8:53:58 AM

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When are you Raleigh area guys seeding fescue?

9/17/2019 2:48:43 PM

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Fuck fescue.

I wish I could have back the thousands of dollars i've spent on trying to make fescue work for my lawn.

My neighbor is sodding warm season something or other and I'm gonna roll with that.

9/17/2019 10:04:49 PM

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^^ i'm doing mine next weekend

9/18/2019 1:17:45 PM

wdprice3
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Quote :
"Fuck fescue.

I wish I could have back the thousands of dollars i've spent on trying to make fescue work for my lawn.
"

9/18/2019 2:00:22 PM

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9/29

9/18/2019 2:38:17 PM

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Finally got rid of the last of my grass - filled the yard with natives

9/23/2019 11:09:08 AM

Jeepin4x4
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supposed to be 90 this weekend. i'll push overseeding off another week

9/24/2019 12:35:30 PM

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no fescue wanted, anyone know if any of the seed at Agri Supply is of any quality to fall overseed with?

9/24/2019 8:16:39 PM

wdprice3
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for permanent or temporary seeding? what is being overseeded?

9/25/2019 8:06:17 AM

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bermuda/zoysia and need to be seeded early summer. not fall. if you're fescue now just let it ride till then

9/29/2019 9:04:25 AM

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my fescue is doing really well in the shaded backyard and just starting to come up now in the sunnier part of the yard. increased my watering a bit in the sunny parts of the yard and so far everything is looking good. just a couple more hot days to get through and so far it looks like i timed my seeding okay.

10/1/2019 12:53:08 PM

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I still havent seeded my fescue yet. Giving it another week or two to cool down

10/1/2019 3:37:28 PM

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I wanted 45 days before first frost so I went ahead and seeded

10/1/2019 8:38:21 PM

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Fuck fescue, again.

10/1/2019 11:02:17 PM

wdprice3
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Quote :
"Fuck fescue, again."

10/2/2019 1:15:55 PM

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anyone got a riding mower for sale? mine just shit the bed. PM me.

10/5/2019 5:04:10 PM

wdprice3
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^possibly, but won't know until end of November.

Gotta take care of the .08 machine though. Got lots of sponsors to keep happy.

10/7/2019 7:16:06 AM

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no cup holders?

10/7/2019 8:33:28 AM

wdprice3
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^uh, you don't see that on on the right rear fender?

10/11/2019 6:54:51 AM

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First mowing on the new lawn, kept it at a little under 4". Still happy with my timing, I think it worked out okay I just had to water twice a day during those first couple hot weeks. I slit seeded and think it made a big difference in regards to staying moist for germination. The areas that I didnt water are now coming up and looking really good.

Neighbor waited till things got cool using the and just did his last week using the same seed, so it will be an interesting comparison next soring and summer to see if the timing made a difference.

Oxalis is trying to come back, I thought I had eradicated it. Did spot treatment, I'll use the hose attachment lawn spray again if that doesnt get it all.

[Edited on October 26, 2019 at 4:58 PM. Reason : .]

10/26/2019 4:54:46 PM

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I seeded 2 weeks ago, grass is popping up now. It was nice I didn't have to water half the days, but I have all 12 sprinklers setup for twice a day automatic watering.

Grass it getting pretty long, but I am going to try and wait at least until next weekend before doing my first mowing.

10/27/2019 9:42:54 PM

wdprice3
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heh. bragging about newly seeded fescue in the fall.

let's hear from you in July when your fescue is burnt to a crisp or you're pissing out your salary via water bills.

10/28/2019 1:12:51 PM

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i'd still rather have that than ugly brown carpet all winter

10/29/2019 2:35:46 PM

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I am having similar good results from my reseed. The overcast days, milder temps, and consistent rain over the last couple weeks have helped. I blew off the top layer of my straw to help the growth. I had a couple bare spots that were suffocated by matted straw/heavy leaves that i'll need to spot seed but for the most part everything is coming in nicely.

10/29/2019 2:44:40 PM

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yeah everything is always going to look wonderful this time of year

right up until the big dick of summer smashes down upon your grass

i guess you can set up an irrigation system or something but i've already wasted too much on it

10/30/2019 2:00:02 PM

Jeepin4x4
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^yeah, i was looking at pictures of my backyard from April and i had this lush, deep green fescue carpet. Fast forward to September and it was a bare, dry plot of dirt.



Is there a better to get the matted straw up off the yard? I tried to spread it extra light so it wouldn't get wet and create these heavy wet patches but, alas, i have them. Its one of the main reasons i hate straw.

10/31/2019 10:18:38 AM

DonMega
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I always felt like mowing got the straw up, not sure if that is what you are asking.

I stopped using straw and just sprinkle topsoil on top of bare spots now.

10/31/2019 8:49:08 PM

wdprice3
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1. Mower, rake, dethatcher.
2. Never use straw.

11/1/2019 8:14:32 AM

dtownral
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^

but i'd be worried about a dethacher on new grass, seems like it might tear it up too much

11/3/2019 11:34:47 AM

Jeepin4x4
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i got most of it up with a backpack blower. The rest should hopefully come up with a mow later this week.

11/4/2019 10:20:28 AM

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1 - Fuck fescue
2 - I am going to try centipede
3 - Right approach?
4 - Have advice?
5 - Fuck fescue. It sucks so bad.

I've got like 10lb of centipede seed so far (can return nbd)...not too big of a shitty yard i'm trying to make less shitty. I would like to spend more now on seed to ensure fast coverage/adoption. Will this centipede kill my shitty fescue? That would be a nice bonus. Lawn is something on the order of 3200-3500 square feet.

How much seed should I put down? Was thinking of throwing down a little topsoil and/or a thin layer of peat moss in an attempt to keep the seed wet for...a month? I have to keep this shit wet for a month?!?!?!

So basically am I going in the right direction to finally rid myself of the great money drain and frustration that is fescue?

3/27/2020 11:55:53 AM

DonMega
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i have only had fescue yards, so I can't comment on centipede.

but I did laugh at your list, tell us how you really feel

3/27/2020 11:49:33 PM

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Leaning bermuda atm because it sounds so fucking aggressive and thus will kill off the shitty fescue much quicker.

Cause that's the real goal here. Vengeance.

I can deal with a little more maintenance to accomplish that goal.

3/29/2020 12:10:44 AM

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im in zebulon and i have centipede. It needs a fuckton of water to get going. It turns green usually later in the spring but once it gets going, its pretty strong and tough. It's usually the last grass that goes dormant in the fall as well. My only complaint is mine hasn't taken over like I thought. I had put down some rye grass in some bare spots a few years ago just to fill and thinking the centepede would take it over but it never did.

3/29/2020 11:36:22 AM

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When did you put it down?

Think my neighbor is going to sod bermuda soon so I wonder if that would eventually kill any centipede....anybody know?

Like the low maintenance of centipede but also the aggressiveness of bermuda. On the fence atm

3/29/2020 1:55:02 PM

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If you want to get bermuda out of centipede, you can spray sethoxydim, so that's always an option if it does begin to encroach.

3/30/2020 1:57:05 PM

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Any hope against POA in the post-emergent phase? This shit is everywhere in my yard even after spraying Tenacity last fall and timing my pre-emergent right this spring.

4/3/2020 12:20:57 PM

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I had crazy weeds and I roundup'd my entire lawn last year just before summer. Should have waited a bit, but it worked out. Killed everything scorched earth. Literally had a dirt field all summer. (Good thing I'm ON the HOA ) In the fall I put down a little topsoil, seed, fert, lime, etc. Watered like crazy and it's freaking imaculate right now. Hoping it survives the summer. I may water a little extra this year.



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4/4/2020 10:47:01 AM

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Lol always these posts about cool season grass looking good in the spring. Always.

4/4/2020 11:07:16 AM

Bobby Light
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Because it does You cannot beat the look of a healthy fescue lawn when it's at its best. I have a love/hate with fescue for sure, but I will never have a different grass. Once it's established and thick, it's honestly not that hard to maintain. Mow high. Water when needed. I had perfect fescue at my previous house and maintained it for several years before moving 2 years ago and starting to get this new lawn in shape.

4/4/2020 11:13:27 AM

DonMega
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my lawn too looks awesome right now. Kids want to play on it every day! Best time of the year for fescue!

4/5/2020 11:24:01 AM

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