Steambank/Western Wheatgrasses/Sheep Fescue

COCurlerApril 14, 2014

I'm putting together bp's mix. I have to buy a minimum quantity of each and mix myself. Does anyone need/want some of it?

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david52 Zone 6

I dunno how much extra you'll have, but you might consider planting the seed at a higher rate than normal, and certainly, hang onto a little extra to fill in any gaps that will undoubtedly show up.

Good luck with it!

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 11:39AM
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digit(ID/WA)

"BP" is bpgeen?

I get the idea of bp hanging out on the lawn and just loving it!

Hope so.

Steve

Here is a link that might be useful: one of BP's updates

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 1:41PM
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COCurler

Yep bpgreen. The posts are just so passionate and well thought out that I gotta try it! Problem is that I had to buy the minimum of each type of seed which times three or four is a Lot. I just can't decide if I should add the clover or not. I didn't see anything in the later posts that convinced me one way or the other.

Like david52 suggests Ill likely just keep the extra around until it won't germinate anymore. Pretty excited to get this lawn in shape.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 5:55PM
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david52 Zone 6

I add clover now to my lawn, and deliberately added some to the mix when I was grass-seeding a big chunk of recently scraped soil early last spring.

It will germinate quickly, help provide 'shelter' to the new seedlings, help choke out weeds, helps with erosion control until the grass gets going, and supply a slow, steady supply of nitrogen.

The drawback is that It will look like a lawn full of clover - but once you slow down on watering as the grass gets established, the grass will take over and the clover will die out. Now, that might take a couple of years.

If you don't do it, you'll very likely be dealing with more weeds.

I wish I could do a side-by-side experiment, same time, same weather, same conditions, and determine what works better.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 6:23PM
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COCurler

I'm convinced. Now I just gotta convince my other half. Might get a chance to try that experiment.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 6:35PM
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jaliranchr(z5 EC CO)

Good luck, COCurler. I have to chuckle that my lawn is the greenest on the street right now. I mean a nice, healthy green. I need to mow, unfortunately, but I can deal with that. Yeah, that crazy lady on the corner, right!

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 9:07PM
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FortKnight(5b)

Hey COCurler, did you have any luck with this? I'm hoping to do something similar.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2014 at 4:21PM
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COCurler

Sorry on vacation and took awhile to get to this email. We planted a little late (June) so it's been slow going. If I did it again I'd have done a better job of mulching and timed it better but it looks better every day and I'd use the same mix. Anywhere it had cover came in much much better. Lessons learned ::

    Bookmark   September 7, 2014 at 7:58PM
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FortKnight(5b)

Did you mulch with coffee grounds? I think that's what a lot of people have done. Also, did you take the same route as bp and overseed, or did you go with the nuclear option?

    Bookmark   September 12, 2014 at 12:31AM
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