The ice rink is down and the soil is warming. First thing we need to do is spot seed all the damage areas from the ice rink stakes and the stupid voles that ruined the ice rink and the lawn. Glad to have spring on the horizon.
Picture of right after I took the plastic off a few weeks ago:
Put down my first round of prodiamine. 24 grams in the front. 34 on the side, and 34 in the back and small side yard. Didn't put any down over the ice rink damage and in the shadiest parts of the southern lawn.
Tried to get the tractor ready. Found a wonderful mouse nest where the battery was (battery was in the basement all winter in a charger). Had to wash off all the mouse crap and remove the nest. They ate through the spark plug boot so I had to run to the store to replace that. Changed the oil, spark plug, fuel filter, and air filter. Almost ready to reinstall the deck and start mowing.
3rd round of 10-10-10 down. Final .2 pounds of N until around Memorial Day. The lawn is taking a long time to really wake up this year. Took out an arborvitae bush from In front of the house that the deer ate and replaced it with a hydrangea tree.
Mowed at 2.5". Planted seed in the yellowing spot from the Gly where I am trying to kill that grass. Regular rain coming this week so that should help. I tried to dig into the soil with a metal rake as much as I could to break up the pre-em barrier.
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