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Jun 4, 2007
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They thought about seeding the field with Carl Spackler’s Bent, but found it to be a bit too harsh.
Carl Spackler: "This is a hybrid. This is a cross, ah, of Bluegrass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Featherbed Bent, and Northern California Sensemilia. The amazing stuff about this is, that you can play 36 holes on it in the afternoon, take it home and just get stoned to the bejeezus-belt that night on this stuff."
 

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It wouldn't allow me to PM you either
Ok. Here goes then. I live 30 miles west of OKC and have about 6 acres I mow but have lots of trees. The Bermuda in the sun does great. What grass can I plant that will grow in the shade under the trees. I don't really have a way to irrigate most of it. Losing a lot of topsoil with all the rain.
 
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Ok. Here goes then. I live 30 miles west of OKC and have about 6 acres I mow but have lots of trees. The Bermuda in the sun does great. What grass can I plant that will grow in the shade under the trees. I don't really have a way to irrigate most of it. Losing a lot of topsoil with all the rain.
I have the same problem and I've been told to seed with tall fescue.
 
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Go to Eckroat and get their endoshade blend fescue.

Its located on10th and MLK across the street from Douglass High School

Broadcast spread it at 15 pounds per 1000 square feet

That's more than likely going to be going over it twice with your spreader wide open at the highest setting..

Wait to do it until soil temps drop back down to between 50 and 70 degrees.

Download the mesonet app and it will tell you the soil temps at 2 and 4 inches.

Make sure it stays moist for 10 days while it is germinating.

When you do it also apply their 20-5-10 fertilizer as a stater fertlizer.

Go to the closest Dolese, or Lytle in Hennessey and get some sand, or Sandy loam, and top dress it over the seed

You can apply it at a less rate, but you want to make sure that it's thick enough to choke out the weeds because many of the chemicals used to control the weeds will also do damage to the fescue.

Just as a aside, on OSU's field, they will have applied right around 40 pounds per thousand of rye seed per thousand by the time they're done.

They seed multiple times at around the 15 pounds per thousand rate each time they seed.

It's a triple blend rye and not fescue, but that's why it's so nice because they apply 25 pounds per thousand more than they need.

It's also one of the reasons why it doesn't drain any better than it does because it's so thick

If you have access to a seed drill, use it.

It will cut your application rate in half because instead of 50% of your seed successfully germinating, close to 100% will successfully germinate

You wouldn't need to top dress if you used a seed drill.
 
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Go to Eckroat and get their endoshade blend fescue.

Its located on10th and MLK across the street from Douglass High School

Broadcast spread it at 15 pounds per 1000 square feet

That's more than likely going to be going over it twice with your spreader wide open at the highest setting..

Wait to do it until soil temps drop back down to between 50 and 70 degrees.

Download the mesonet app and it will tell you the soil temps at 2 and 4 inches.

Make sure it stays moist for 10 days while it is germinating.

When you do it also apply their 20-5-10 fertilizer as a stater fertlizer.

Go to the closest Dolese, or Lytle in Hennessey and get some sand, or Sandy loam, and top dress it over the seed

You can apply it at a less rate, but you want to make sure that it's thick enough to choke out the weeds because many of the chemicals used to control the weeds will also do damage to the fescue.

Just as a aside, on OSU's field, they will have applied right around 40 pounds per thousand of rye seed per thousand by the time they're done.

They seed multiple times at around the 15 pounds per thousand rate each time they seed.

It's a triple blend rye and not fescue, but that's why it's so nice because they apply 25 pounds per thousand more than they need.

It's also one of the reasons why it doesn't drain any better than it does because it's so thick

If you have access to a seed drill, use it.

It will cut your application rate in half because instead of 50% of your seed successfully germinating, close to 100% will successfully germinate

You wouldn't need to top dress if you used a seed drill.
I agreeI It is best to keep the fescue mowed and not let it go to head-seed, or the seed will eventually spread all over your 6 acres. It is a great for under shade trees.
 

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Go to Eckroat and get their endoshade blend fescue.

Its located on10th and MLK across the street from Douglass High School

Broadcast spread it at 15 pounds per 1000 square feet

That's more than likely going to be going over it twice with your spreader wide open at the highest setting..

Wait to do it until soil temps drop back down to between 50 and 70 degrees.

Download the mesonet app and it will tell you the soil temps at 2 and 4 inches.

Make sure it stays moist for 10 days while it is germinating.

When you do it also apply their 20-5-10 fertilizer as a stater fertlizer.

Go to the closest Dolese, or Lytle in Hennessey and get some sand, or Sandy loam, and top dress it over the seed

You can apply it at a less rate, but you want to make sure that it's thick enough to choke out the weeds because many of the chemicals used to control the weeds will also do damage to the fescue.

Just as a aside, on OSU's field, they will have applied right around 40 pounds per thousand of rye seed per thousand by the time they're done.

They seed multiple times at around the 15 pounds per thousand rate each time they seed.

It's a triple blend rye and not fescue, but that's why it's so nice because they apply 25 pounds per thousand more than they need.

It's also one of the reasons why it doesn't drain any better than it does because it's so thick

If you have access to a seed drill, use it.

It will cut your application rate in half because instead of 50% of your seed successfully germinating, close to 100% will successfully germinate

You wouldn't need to top dress if you used a seed drill.
I have a brother in law that has two of everything and has a large ranch in Ellis county near Fargo, Ok. I'm sure he has a small seed drill I can borrow to do it. About what time of year will the soil temp be right again?
 
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I figured you would have access to a seed drill, that's why I mentioned it.

1st or 2nd week of October usually is the best time

Check the forecast and find a 10 day window at the end of September/beginning of October where it's going to rain a couple times
 
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I drove by the new stadium late afternoon and did not see any activity or workers there, but they could quit working at 5 pm. Just from driving by it appears most of the outside structure is complete with a brick wall surrounding the stadium.
 

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I drove by the new stadium late afternoon and did not see any activity or workers there, but they could quit working at 5 pm. Just from driving by it appears most of the outside structure is complete with a brick wall surrounding the stadium.
I cannot seem to figure out their work schedule. I drive past there multiple times a day and some days they are there at 4 in the morning already hard at it... some days no one has arrived by my 11:30 lunch break. One consistency however is that they are ALWAYS gone by 5:30-6:00. IMO, those hours aren't conducive to completing a massive project in a timely manner... Hopefully the "experts" really are just that.
 
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From Eric Bailey...

Oklahoma State’s sting from a Super Regional exit will last for a while

But it’s not just the elimination loss to Texas Tech that will linger. It’s losing the day-to-day ties among teammates who were in lockstep toward a College World Series goal.

The solace is that they have memories that will last a lifetime.

“I’m not here sitting here telling you that we’re not real disappointed that we’re not still playing, because we are,” OSU coach Josh Holliday said. “But there also has to be a realness about the relationships and the things that you felt along the way. And there is. It would be hollow if you had a successful season without great relationships. Even if you come up a little short, you can still look back and be proud if your relationships and your commitment was strong.

“I think that’s probably the thing that this group learned. If you can be all in on what you’re doing and love it and take care of each other, then you experienced true team. True team is something that, once you have it, you always want that. You always want to be a part of it again, and that’s what these kids understand.”

The Cowboys finished with a 40-21 record and captured their second Big 12 championship in three seasons.
They were one inning from advancing to the College World Series for the second time in four years.

The high expectation level has remained since Holliday was named coach in 2013.

There are plenty of reasons for the team’s success over the past seven years.

OSU has won with “small ball.” The program has been a power-hitting bunch (93 home runs in 2019, the program’s most in 20 years). The staff has kept a high standard under veteran pitching coach Rob Walton.
And then there’s just the Cowboy way.
 
Feb 6, 2007
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Ok. Here goes then. I live 30 miles west of OKC and have about 6 acres I mow but have lots of trees. The Bermuda in the sun does great. What grass can I plant that will grow in the shade under the trees. I don't really have a way to irrigate most of it. Losing a lot of topsoil with all the rain.
If you cannot irrigate it, you are going to struggle with the cool-season turfgrasses (fescue, ryegrass, etc.). Our Oklahoma summer heat and drought tend to take them out. St. Augustine (warm-season grass) will tolerate the heat, but also has a high water requirement and is subject to winter injury (freeze damage), especially at your latitude.
Oklahoma is unique. We are in the transition zone where it is too hot for the cool-season turfgrasses and too cold for the winter-sensitive turfgrasses. The bucolic TV ads for Scott's and other companies, of stately trees and immaculate turf in shaded areas is a pipe dream in Oklahoma, without high maintenance.
Our OSU Extension Turf Specialist (originally from Illinois) often responds to this question by saying . . . "Do you want turf or do you want trees? In Oklahoma, you cannot have both."
I'm just throwing some caution at you. If you want to commit the dollars and labor, you may find some success. If you are unwilling to commit the time and money, live with the bare ground or cut some trees.
 

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I drove by the new stadium late afternoon and did not see any activity or workers there, but they could quit working at 5 pm. Just from driving by it appears most of the outside structure is complete with a brick wall surrounding the stadium.
Yes, they are done at 5. But I think they are on the job site at like 7.

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I drove by the new stadium late afternoon and did not see any activity or workers there, but they could quit working at 5 pm. Just from driving by it appears most of the outside structure is complete with a brick wall surrounding the stadium.
I cannot seem to figure out their work schedule. I drive past there multiple times a day and some days they are there at 4 in the morning already hard at it... some days no one has arrived by my 11:30 lunch break. One consistency however is that they are ALWAYS gone by 5:30-6:00. IMO, those hours aren't conducive to completing a massive project in a timely manner... Hopefully the "experts" really are just that.
Actually they go to lunch at 11. So that's why you don't see them.

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Although this thread is about the future, the program is better off thanks to these young men.

https://twitter.com/jensenelliott/status/1138100571586609154?s=20


https://twitter.com/7JakeLyons7/status/1138143689715388418?s=20


https://twitter.com/Cm1Funk/status/1138186397595160576?s=20