3/3/2020 – After Wayne Maples finished the final grading of the pond area this morning we bought two 25 lb bags of Pennington Terra Verde bermuda grass mix and 5 lbs of TifBlair Centipede seed at Hurley Farm & Feed.
The day before the soil temperature was 61-63 F, at the end of the fully inserted ChefWorks meat probe; i.e. ~3″. The recommended temp is 65 plus 4″ down. Close enough. Based on research compiled here we will sow:
- Bermuda – FOR MAINTAINED AREAS: 40-80 lbs/A (1-2 lbs/1000 sq. ft)
- Centipede – 1/2 lb. per 1000 sq. feet for best results.
Today’s process used the Gator and her wide tires to do the following:
- Went around the pond edge pulling dirt chunks from the edge and onto the level area so they would be broken up and spread as much as possible.
- Drug the disk’s 6×6 timber to level up as much as it could despite the clay balls.
- Sowed the Bermuda with the JD pull behind spreader pulled by the Gator.
- Sowed the centipede seed with the cyclone seeder:
- one swath (~10 ft) around the pond
- the area upto the grass at the old oak
- scattered locations south of the pond to get some started there.
- Spread about 10 lbs of 13-13-13 mixed into 50 lbs of 15-0-15 over the area concentrating on the east and south sides;
- Drug Wayne’s chainlink gate with the 6×6 on top over the entire area to lightly cover the seed.
3/10/2020 – Began moving the tripod sprinkler around as the top of the soil where the seeds are is drying out. Some appear to be sprouting.