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      05-23-2019, 09:42 AM   #397
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I'm going to pick one of these systems up. All the reviews look good.

I had one installed last year. I live on one acre with 12 zones and using the smart features have saved me a ton in water bills vs. the old set it and forget digital timer.
How easy is it to just run off cycle such as after fertilizing? I read some reviews of different apps and some seem like you can't just simply turn it on an off whenever you want without overwriting and existing program.
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How easy is it to just run off cycle such as after fertilizing? I read some reviews of different apps and some seem like you can't just simply turn it on an off whenever you want without overwriting and existing program.
did you watch the whole vid? looks incredibly easy like you can turn it on/off/run it at will. you can even setup different cycle calendars for different times of the year, like a summer/winter schedule.
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How easy is it to just run off cycle such as after fertilizing? I read some reviews of different apps and some seem like you can't just simply turn it on an off whenever you want without overwriting and existing program.
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did you watch the whole vid? looks incredibly easy like you can turn it on/off/run it at will. you can even setup different cycle calendars for different times of the year, like a summer/winter schedule.
Correct. Very easy. You just open app and you can do quick runs on any specific zone for what ever time you want and it will go back to how you previously had set. You can use smart water and it will decide when and how much to water based off temperature, soil type, and predicted weather or set your own schedule.
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flowers I planted from seed are beginning to bloom
Planting from seed and seeing sprout and bloom is extremely rewarding!
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those STRIPES tho! CarbonX is making my grass grow ridiculously fast. it's only been 2 days since my last cut


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those STRIPES tho! CarbonX is making my grass grow ridiculously fast. it's only been 2 days since my last cut





Amazing!
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Only two out of twelve of my watermelon seeds sprouted... I don't think I did anything wrong, might just be hard to grow?
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Looks good. Lots of Micros too! I know Pete sells CarbonX but I ordered from Allyn Hayne since Ihe first caught my interest in lawn care. For fall over seeding I'll probably go with Pete's Tall Fescue grass
Which one looks good? The Hyr-Brix or the Green Yard? lol The Hyr-Brix wasn't delivered today.....last update was 0128 in Indianapolis w/ no current delivery date.

Yeah, GCI carries Carbon-X but he's been out for a while as well. Oh well.

I just mowed a little lower in the backyard (2.5") since I'll drop some top soil, seed, and throw down a starter fert and won't be able to mow for a bit. Was thinking of putting down RGS as well prior to the seeds and fert. I cut the front to 3" and will put down RGS tomorrow. If the Hyr-Brix comes in, I'll put that down. Otherwise, I might just try that GreenYard stuff as a final (well...only) pre-summer feed.
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Which one looks good? The Hyr-Brix or the Green Yard? lol The Hyr-Brix wasn't delivered today.....last update was 0128 in Indianapolis w/ no current delivery date.

Yeah, GCI carries Carbon-X but he's been out for a while as well. Oh well.

I just mowed a little lower in the backyard (2.5") since I'll drop some top soil, seed, and throw down a starter fert and won't be able to mow for a bit. Was thinking of putting down RGS as well prior to the seeds and fert. I cut the front to 3" and will put down RGS tomorrow. If the Hyr-Brix comes in, I'll put that down. Otherwise, I might just try that GreenYard stuff as a final (well...only) pre-summer feed.
The Green Yard...cause I like how it also has micro nutrients. I know Pete has his own Fert he's been developing but never took the time to really look into it. i'll have to check it out tho. Allyn Hayne just replied to my comment and it looks like he'll have more CarbonX coming as I made a statement about what's the point in selling a product if you're always gonna be out? I called CarbonX Milorganite Jr lol. not sure if he liked that. I would definitely get the RGS down and Humic12 before Summer gets here that way your grass will develop a better tolerance for heat and drought just in case you don't run your irrigation. with the RGS the roots will grow deeper where it can get more moisture below. my lawn did really well last year with both RGS and Humic12. let me know how that Hyr-Brix works for you
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LS posting photos of a field he calls a lawn
Roast beef posting a photo of a seed sprout

So cal living! Haha


Id need to grow watermelon on LSs field with the rate I eat them haha
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      05-24-2019, 07:25 AM   #409
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So cal living! Haha


Id need to grow watermelon on LSs field with the rate I eat them haha
I know SoCal living. Lived in San Diego my whole life except the last 7 years since being here in OH. But my house in Temecula had such a small lawn you could probably mow it with a pair of scissors lol that's how small the lawns were
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The Green Yard...cause I like how it also has micro nutrients. I know Pete has his own Fert he's been developing but never took the time to really look into it. i'll have to check it out tho. Allyn Hayne just replied to my comment and it looks like he'll have more CarbonX coming as I made a statement about what's the point in selling a product if you're always gonna be out? I called CarbonX Milorganite Jr lol. not sure if he liked that. I would definitely get the RGS down and Humic12 before Summer gets here that way your grass will develop a better tolerance for heat and drought just in case you don't run your irrigation. with the RGS the roots will grow deeper where it can get more moisture below. my lawn did really well last year with both RGS and Humic12. let me know how that Hyr-Brix works for you
Yeah, it got a lot of hype and interest going as a result but seemed to only be available in small quantities. Similar to Milo but compressed into a shorter time span.

Since it is a little bit rainy today, I was going to put down RGS in the front and back (it'd have to be watered in anyways). it looks like the Hyr-Brix should get delivered this morning so I'll put it down in the front yard after the RGS.

Should I also put the Humic down now as well (front and back)? I figured the RGS/Humic applications would be spread out.

I've got 6cu yds of top soil/compost mix coming later today. That'll be my fun in the backyard later today/tomorrow:

1. run the thatcher implement to scuff things up in the backyard. It'd too big an area of bare and thin areas to do by hand
2. lay down a thin-ish layer of the topsoil/compost mix, likely a thicker layer in the bare areas
3. put down starter fert (Lesco)
4. put down GCI's blend of tall fescue seed
5. lightly rake (manually) the seed into the topsoil/compost mix
6. put out the sprinklers and set the water timers for a few, short duration waterings throughout the day (although chances of rain all weekend)
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those STRIPES tho! CarbonX is making my grass grow ridiculously fast. it's only been 2 days since my last cut
Looks great, what kind of mower do you use?
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those STRIPES tho! CarbonX is making my grass grow ridiculously fast. it's only been 2 days since my last cut


Looks fantastic!

Are you really only on .65 acres? That looks like close to an acre from some of those pictures. Our last house was on close to a half acre and it seemed about half of your yard haha.
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Only two out of twelve of my watermelon seeds sprouted... I don't think I did anything wrong, might just be hard to grow?
You're late to the party! I got 10/12, already in the ground now, and I saw little melons while picking weeds yesterday
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You're late to the party! I got 10/12, already in the ground now, and I saw little melons while picking weeds yesterday
i'm thinking so... if these guys don't make it, i can always throw some pumpkins in the ground and have a sprout in a few days. easy as hell.
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i'm thinking so... if these guys don't make it, i can always throw some pumpkins in the ground and have a sprout in a few days. easy as hell.
Personally struggling with sprouting the calabacitas (Mexican zucchini) Normally these things are prolific. Have tried two different packs, and only managed 8/36+ Saw a seed popping up just like in your picture last night. I have this whole bare area designated for them, but only weeds sprouting in there at this point ;(
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what's the best thing I can put down on my lawn NOW (as it's already warm 60-70 in northeast) to help fill in my spotty patches and get rid of the crabgrass?

Spent like 200 bucks on a 2-step seed before the warm weather came. Got constant rain (good), but lawn didn't come in nearly as well as it should have. Looking for any help here, I'm desperate.
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