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      06-25-2019, 05:06 PM   #551
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Come on, you can tell US. What are you REALLY stockpiling all that fert for?
just a couple of bodies that's all

Put an extra layer of mulch since all the rain pretty much washed alot of the mulch I put down early Spring. only $1.97 at Walmart. Picked up 15 bags but I came up short so gonna head back and pick up 10 more bags



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      06-25-2019, 05:16 PM   #552
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Annabelle's are blooming like crazy. Turning from a lime green to a creamy white




Lily's are all starting to bloom. Still waiting for the orange one's to open up

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just a couple of bodies that's all

Put an extra layer of mulch since all the rain pretty much washed alot of the mulch I put down early Spring. only $1.97 at Walmart. Picked up 15 bags but I came up short so gonna head back and pick up 10 more bags
Looks good.
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No matter how many bags of mulch I load in my truck, I always have space for more

I'm starting on my tree rings again. Remove the scalloped borders, take out all the rocks, lift the base ring, pull all the weeds and trim back the grass that grew up, then layer mulch inside the border and top with the rock. Having that base of mulch seems to help with maintaining some moisture to transport fert
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      06-28-2019, 11:00 PM   #555
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2nd app of CarbonX put down today. that should be it as far as fertilizer until Fall. I will tho in 4-5 weeks put an app of RGS/Humic12
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what benefits do you notice with the carbonx?
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      06-28-2019, 11:10 PM   #557
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No matter how many bags of mulch I load in my truck, I always have space for more

I'm starting on my tree rings again. Remove the scalloped borders, take out all the rocks, lift the base ring, pull all the weeds and trim back the grass that grew up, then layer mulch inside the border and top with the rock. Having that base of mulch seems to help with maintaining some moisture to transport fert
pretty much that's what the mulch does is help retain moisture. it does help from the aesthetics side make the flower beds look nice. but he color doesn't last long

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what benefits do you notice with the carbonx?

so with CarbonX cost wise i'm pretty much saving money big time since I normally use Milorganite at $12.67 per bag so 8 bags is $101.36. this year it went up to $14.67 so with 8 bags $117.36 and it seems to be never in stock. that one bag only covers 2500 sqft so I need 8 bags for my yard. with CarbonX I only need 1 bag which covers 16,600 sqft @ $64.95. as far as benefits pretty much like any other fertilizer out there. Here's the info from the website: Carbon-X™ is sustainably produced, low impact, high performance turf and ornamental fertilizer derived from the renewable energy sector. Carbon-X™ has been developed using a patented technology to homogenize highly reactive porous carbon with N, P, K, Ca, S, Fe, Mg, Mn, humic acids, and kelp.

The Carbon-X™ granular product supplies what soils need to become a healthy, sustainable, functional micro-environment to produce highly functioning turfgrass.

The benefits of Carbon-X™ in your turf program are:
•Increased macro-nutrient efficiency
•Increased root-mass development
•Improved soil carbon levels
•Improved bio-availability of soil-locked nutrients
•Provides balanced micro-nutrient complexes

Carbon-X™ is redefining soil fertility by offering a carbon-based fertility product homogenized with multiple macron-utrient and micro-nutrient inputs and infused with the Greene County Fertilizer N-Ext RGS™.

N-Ext RGS™ is designed to increase rooting and decrease stress pressure caused by heat and drought. The biologically active material contains Humic Acid and Sea Kelp to aid in initial spring green up, to buffer and extend nitrogen release rates, and to add oxygen to the soil profile for greater nutrient uptake.
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Irrigation question - back home I was always told to irrigate at night - that irrigating during the day basically just put magnifying glasses on the grass and burned it, and also it evaporates quicker - but I notice many people around here in Texas irrigate during the day - are they just doing it wrong or is there another reason?
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      06-29-2019, 12:42 PM   #559
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I don't like irrigating at night because it may promote fungus. I also don't like watering mid-day because it evaporates. When I run the irrigation system, it is early morning.
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I don't like irrigating at night because it may promote fungus. I also don't like watering mid-day because it evaporates. When I run the irrigation system, it is early morning.
That would make sense to me. I think early morning just before dawn is when it's coolest - least chance of evaporation, gives the water time to soak in, but it's going to warm up soon and reduce the chance of fungus.

Trying to gather information prior to moving in to my new home later this year. Want to try to keep the new lawn and gardens in tip top shape. Which might involve employing a local specialist.
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Just like Slick Rick mentioned watering at might could cause fungus. You would think it would be best cause of the cooler temperatures and less chance of evaporation. I run mine early morning. I have 14 zones so my timer is set to 4am. Gives the soil time to soak in before the sun starts to warm things up
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Just like Slick Rick mentioned watering at might could cause fungus. You would think it would be best cause of the cooler temperatures and less chance of evaporation. I run mine early morning. I have 14 zones so my timer is set to 4am. Gives the soil time to soak in before the sun starts to warm things up
Cool - appreciate that. All good information to have before I move in.
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I'm still learning my irrigation system. Rain bird to be exact. Watched some YouTube videos on how to make adjustments. Didn't know there's an arch adjustment that can be made
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i just revamped my sprinkler system and got my rachio going. i got a $10 coupon from home depot and a $70 rebate from my water service, so my net cost ended up being $40- a no brainer! very easy to setup an operate. i love the interface.

my old timer (setup when i bought the house in march, but really old) was set to start watering at 1030pm. we had a problem with mushrooms because the lawn was damp all night. they now go off at 730am and this has been helping. this is not really a problem, except we have a couple of curious german shepherds and if they eat them or ingest the spores, it could be a problem. so now that we are watering at a normal time, the mushrooms have been dissipating. we also try to pick them before they release their spores to reproduce.

for watering- it might be a myth that mid-day watering burns grass. i've been watching videos on this trying to figure out my watering schedule and a "secret" of golf courses in hot climates is to do a few minutes of "relief watering" mid day just to bring soil and surface temps down, so it is less straining on the grass.

i've been watching this guy's vids for a while (i also like his gold panning vids) and he seems to know his stuff.
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That's what my garage looks like. Once my garage cabinets come in I won't have that problem. Just ordered a bag of CarbonX. Shows it's out for delivery today. Yard work is no joke lol! I will report that the fungus is now gone and the grass is growing pretty good. Suppose to get some rain this week
I have cabinets in my garage...well...on my precious Moupe's side but they're full of misc stuff (battery tender, car detail stuff, etc...) and the tall cabinet has spare stock of car fluids and asst'd lawn care stuffs. I just have the extra fert bags in my basement in some totes.

Last weekend, in the front and side yards, I put down the Green Yard fert I got from a local nursery. At about .6lbs of N/1000sq ft, it came in at just under 1 bag. Not too shabby to be able to cover 12500sq ft for $30. It's a mix of Milo, Mesa, and some other macro/micro stuffs. Lawn was quite happy in the 1 week since I mowed it. That's the last feeding until fall.

After the Green Yard, I put down a mix of RGS and Bifenthrin (4oz and 1oz/1k sq ft, respectively). I like how I can tell the boundary of where I left off w/ applying fert+ammendments vs not.....well....at least I can tell but maybe that's 'cause I know where the line should be. lol

Went to put down about 0.6lbs N using Carbon-X in the backyard today but the spreader isn't too efficient at <3lbs/1000sq ft so it put down a little more....somewhere btwn .6-.7lbs. I ended up using the remnants that I had from the earlier Hyrbrix and Green Yard applications so that worked out in the end. All are slow release but maybe about 20% won't get the RGS out of the Carbon-X. Oh well.

Also put down Sevin Insect Killer in that back after I was done w/ fert. That sh*t was hard to see going down so I overlapped too much. As a result, the back ~20% of the yard didn't get any. Not a huge deal. I'll probably just put down some Bifenthrin later. The good thing is that I just beat the rain that was heading in so I didn't have to water it all in myself and deal w/ moving sprinklers around. hard rain at first but slowed to a steady rain for a bit.
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very nice color. those are some happy plants.
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very nice color. those are some happy plants.
must be the fertilizer I added this year since i'm still learning about gardening. used Menard's IDEAL 12-12-12. I used this in all the flower beds
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Yard mowed and edged. Flowers are coming in nicely as well in the front.



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The night blooming jasmine are putting out a FURY of wonderfulness right now!! I put the plant right next to our bedroom slider, and have been leaving just the screen closed at night.

Wife would prefer some variation of chemical Fabreeze
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The night blooming jasmine are putting out a FURY of wonderfulness right now!! I put the plant right next to our bedroom slider, and have been leaving just the screen closed at night.

Wife would prefer some variation of chemical Fabreeze
Bro, I bet that smells fricken' amazing!
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The night blooming jasmine are putting out a FURY of wonderfulness right now!! I put the plant right next to our bedroom slider, and have been leaving just the screen closed at night.

Wife would prefer some variation of chemical Fabreeze
Women and their shenanigans.
I love the smell of Jasmine, basil and citronella at night.
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