Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ironing the Lawn, Day 2

Colors continue to darken considerably, although I took this image under fairly heavy overcast and the visual hue is slightly lighter than this in sunlight (although not much).

Growth rates are still incredibly fast and I very much need to mow the lawn. Unfortunately, with storms due, there won't be time for that today.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ironing the Lawn

I added a huge amount of iron to the grass yesterday as temperatures are supposed to be reasonable, and rainfall is expected today and tomorrow. The amounts added were 21 ounces of ferrous sulfate per thousand, or about five times normal rate.

I don't recommend trying this if the following day will be sunny, temperatures exceed 85, or the dilution levels you use aren't pretty high. The burn potential from this is extraordinary.

Color's improved, although not as much as I had hoped. Growth rates are still extremely high, and the grass could use mowing again. I just mowed two days ago.

Here's the photo. As always, click to embiggen it:

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Monday, June 20, 2011

June Lawn Photo

Color still isn't stellar even after pouring on ferrous sulfate, but the growth rate and density are increasing quickly. I think the amount of kelp I'm putting on it has something to do with that.

Still, I'm not displeased. I'll apply iron as the weather allows and hope that growth shifts into summer mode at some point!

The Tenacity white spots are completely gone and the P. annua and P. trivialis are dead. A few small spots survived, and those are currently being re-treated.

As always, click the photo to embiggen it:

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Bonus image--the June garden, doing very well comparatively:

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