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RE: Southern California (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: dchall_san_antonio on 09.18.2014 at 07:50 pm in Lawn Care Forum

Southern California? You have to much more specific. I remember seeing your handle but I don't remember where you live.

If you live west of the I-5 or 405, or higher than 3,000 feet, then any grass will work. If you live east of there or lower, then you should be looking at bermuda or St Augustine. Why not zoysia? Because if something happens to it, the first thing you want to do is throw lots of water at it. That's not water smart. With the 1" height restriction, then bermuda is the only grass left. St Augustine likes it much better being mowed at 4 inches.

Really every grass should take only 1 inch of water per week in the hottest heat of summer. And as for hot I'm talking about from Pomona through Ontario, San Berdoo, Redlands, and out to Banning, then down through Hemet to Temecula, Elsinore, Corona, Chino, and back up to Pomona. All that inland area should not need more than 1 inch per week in July. If you live west of there, then it should be more like 1 inch every 10 days to 2 weeks in the summer. East of there in the low desert it would be 1 inch every 5-7 days. San Diego would be an inch every 10-14 days until you get back to Grossmont. East of there and it's back to an inch per week. And east of El Cajon it quickly gets back to an inch every 5-7 days. Marathon varieties of fescue grow only with a little more water. From what I've seen, most people seem to want to water it 1/7-inch every day to get an inch per week. That's bassackwards.

There are two kinds of bermuda: hybrid and common. Hybrid always comes by sod and common always comes by seed. If you mix the two, it can look weedy because of the different growth habits of the two. The most common, and least expensive, and yet extremely high quality is TIF 419. It should cost around $50 per pallet. The sports quality TIF varieties will cost more like $250 per pallet.

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clipped on: 09.18.2014 at 09:57 pm    last updated on: 09.18.2014 at 10:01 pm

Apllying Baby Shampoo

posted by: stevin on 07.09.2014 at 01:19 pm in Lawn Care Forum

I know the ratio is 3oz per 1000 sqft. but how is the baby shampoo applied? is it placed in a hose-end sprayer or a pump sprayer?

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clipped on: 08.24.2014 at 03:08 pm    last updated on: 08.24.2014 at 03:08 pm