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We moved into our current house 27 SEPT 2019. Here is a picture of the lawn we inherited.



When spring 2020 hit, there were more weeds than grass. I hadnt found this site yet, so I hit it with all sorts of chemicals. Some worked, some didnt. My wife and I ended up spending time each night ripping weeds out by hand. When we each filled a 5gal bucket, we'd stop for the day. Shockingly, that process went on for a looooong time.

I spot leveled an area, fired my landscaper in April and took over the upkeep, and fertilized as best I could.

Here are some pictures from 03 JUL 2020







I found this site when I ran into irrigation issues around AUG, and I'm so glad to have this resource!

Here is a picture from last week, as things are declining into fall.



The lawn still has a nasty thatch issue, and feels like you're walking on a wet sponge. Come spring time, I will scalp, dethatch, level and start reel mowing. Will definitely post updates as actions take place. Just wanted to get the thread primed for action!
 

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Started the year with a front yard scalp





Also, due to some life events I dont think that I'll be able to reel mow everything. Current plan is to reel mow the front, and a small section of the back. The remainder will get dealt with via the ztr.

Spring weeds exploded this year, even w a heavy pre-e. So dealing with those and will then scalp the back.

 

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Have been regularly reel mowing the areas that I will maintain short, but have been bad at logging the mows on my calendar. Will do so from now on so I have a record to compare against next year.

Reel Mowed today. Still waiting for 80degree temps, so things have not greened up too much yet.









 
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