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Annual bluegrass in a planter.

March 27th – 31st, 2016

Conifers nad ash on March 27th, 2016, early in the morning. The lawn on the same day. Though it is not enough yet, the green gradually appears and the sign of the growth is perceived. Wood sorrels have appeared together …

Lawn after the entire topsoiling.

Vertical Cutting, Idecompo, Topsoiling, and Watering Lawn

Lawn on March 26th, 2016, at 6 o’clock in the early morning before staring the work. Vertical cutting, at first. Attache a root cutting blade on Ryobi LM-2800, and set the cutting height in the lowest of 5 mm. In …

Bags of Baroness's fertilizer and Idecompo put on the floor.

Baroness’s Fertilizer and Idecompo

  2016/03/24    Home Lawn , ,

Baroness’s fertilizer (2 bags) and Idecompo, which I had ordered, has arrived. The soil will also arrive tomorrow in the schedule. I am planning thatching + vertical cutting, topsoiling, and Idecompo for this weekend.

Lawn on March 21st, 2016. Before procedures.

Hand-Pulling Weeds, Burning Lawn Grass, Mowing

This is lawn on March 21st. I removed weeds first. Pulling with Nukerunn-desu Mini. I took out wastepaper basket in the living room instead of bucket and took grasses for two baskets. There still remain some, but it’s OK because …

The lawn has got green gradually.

Lawn on March 20th, 2016

The lawn has got green gradually, despite I still can’t even burn the lawn. Earthworms have also came out. Weeds have also got increased. Pythium has also appeared. Too bad.

Sleet. A close view.

March 15th, 2016, Sleet

  2016/03/21    Home Lawn

It’s sleeting this morning despite it’s March 15th.

Brown dormant lawn. A close-up view.

Lawn on March 5th, 2016

  2016/03/05    Home Lawn

It was the cloudy sky in this morning. Though the sun came out around noon, I have to work from 1 o’clock afternoon. I couldn’t burn the lawn today either.

Weekly weather forecast.

Weekly Weather Forecast

  2016/03/02    Home Lawn ,

It’s going to be almost sunny for three days from tomorrow. The highest temperature on Saturday is 18 degrees Celsius. Can I burn the lawn???

Conifers and ash in the entrance are also under the snow.

Lawn on March 1st, 2016

  2016/03/01    Home Lawn, Conifer and Ash

It’s March 1st, 2016. The lawn is completely under the snow again, because of the continuous snow for these 2 days. Conifers and ash in the entrance are also under the snow.

A grass, which was removed completely from the root together with soil around the root.

Lawn on February 25th, 2016

The photo is the lawn in the morning on February 25th, 2016. The snow accumulated on the whole surface again last night. But, because it was relatively good weather in the daytime, the snow melted in a short time and …

Lawn on February 20th, 2016. The snow’s disappeared and it’s raining a little.

Lawn on February 20th, 2016

  2016/02/20    Home Lawn ,

The photo is the Lawn on February 18th, 2016. The snow, which accumulated this week again, is disappearing. This is the lawn today, on February 20th, 2016. The snow’s disappeared but it’s raining a little. The weekly weather forecast says …

Backyard lawn on February 13th, 2016. A close-up view.

Failure in Burning Lawn

Backyard lawn on February 13th, 2016. It’s been a good weather with no rain or snow for these several days. Today’s weather forecast is cloudy and then rain. I tried to burn lawn before rain falls. This is a “small …

Needle ice formed around a rainwater pit in the corner of the yard. In a closeup view.

Frost Columns

The photo is in the morning on February 11th, 2006. Needle ice formed around a rainwater pit in the corner of the lawn yard. I took photos because it was an excellent needle ice. Backyard lawn. The snow, which fell …

February 7th, 2016. Backyard lawn covered with snow. A view from the east side.

Lawn on February 7th, 2016

  2016/02/13    Home Lawn, Conifer and Ash

It snowed again, on February 7th, 2016.

Backyard lawn on Feb 6th, 2016.Snow's gone. A vew from the east.

Lawn on Feb 6th, 2016

It snowed in the first half of this week, but the snow’s gone because it rained in the last half. Lawn is completely in brown because of the winter dormancy. Such a bronw lawn make me desire “shiba-yaki”, which means …

Backyard lawn on January 30th, 2016. The snow has almost gone. A photo from the west side.

Lawn on January 30th, 2016

  2016/01/30    Home Lawn, Conifer and Ash ,

It rained yesterday and the snow fell last week has almost gone. This is last week, on January 24th. This is today, on January 30th. It’s a big difference. These are conifers and ash in the entrance. The above is …

Backyard lawn on January 24th, 2016, which is covered with snow.

Lawn on January 24th, 2016

  2016/01/24    Home Lawn, Conifer and Ash ,

Backyard lawn, and conifers and ash in the entrance in this morning. The snow is blowing since last night. Though the snow is about 10 cm depth yet, it seems a snowstorm still continues today.

Conifers and ash in the entrance on January 20. There are some dozen centimeters of snow.


  2016/01/23    Home Lawn

Snow has fallen this week. Above photo is January 19th, when the snow started to fall. It’s probably 2 to 3 cm yet. This is the next day, January 20th. Some dozen centimeters of snow have accumulated. Though this is …

Lawn in January 10, 2016. A photo from the west side. The lawn is in brown due to winter dormancy.

This Blog has Become a Bilingual Site

Happy New Year. I wish you all the best for this year. But, it’s already January 10 today. I was so busy for creating this bilingual site, that I couldn’t post a new article on New Year breaks. Please click …


Lawn in December 20, 2015

This is the backyard lawn today, in December 20, 2015. Though it looks a little green this side, it’s completely brown this side. A green place, and a brown place, The same TM9 in the same yard seem to show …


Lawn on December 12, 2015

The backyard lawn yesterday, on December 12, 2015. It’s turning brown in winter dormancy. It still keeps some green in this view. The degree of winter dormancy is different depending on the place. The weed in the photo was found …


The Reason Why We Purchased Baroness LM12MH

We purchased Baroness push electric lawn mower, LM12MH in July 2015. Though I was interested in it since before, 178,200 yen inclusive of tax (as of Dec 2015) was too expensive. In addition, because I was satisfied the previous mowers, …


The Reason Why We Chose TM9

As I wrote before, we built our new home and planted Korai-Shiba (Zoysiagrass) in our backyard in 2010 and then replaced it to a low-maintenance Korai-Shiba, TM9, in 2013. Though it is a personal experience, I will write the reason …


Lawn on November 23, 2015

This is the lawn on November 23, 2015. It’s faded and creates a wintry impression depending on the place. Mycelia of Pythium are found in places, but I will leave them without doing anything this time. Mushrooms are also found …


Fuyu-gakoi for Conifer and Ash

The weather is good and the sky is beautifully clear, though it is a little chilly. But it is not about lawn care today. I am preparing Fuyu-gakoi (winter covering) for the conifer and ash in the entrance. We live …


Today’s Lawn, Conifer, and Ash

This is today’s lawn on October 31, 2015. Though it is gradually getting brown depending on the place, It is inevitable, because it’s already November tomorrow. In the schedule, the warm season grasses such as Korai-Shiba (Zoysiagrass), including TM-9, do …


The Lawn in 2013, the 4th Year

There are no good photos in the 4th year, in 2013. This is March 30, 2013. Nearby in the photo are weeds, but not lawn yard yet. The lawn in distance is in brawn color, because we burned the lawn …


The Lawn in 2012, the 3rd Year

It is the 3rd year. The backyard lawn in 2012. The lawn is standard Korai-Shiba, same as the prior year, 2011. The mowing height is also same (28 to 38 mm), however, the lawn is more flat and beautiful than …


The Lawn in 2011, the 2nd Year

I am showing my old photos. This is August 22, 2011. The 2nd year after planting lawn. The lawn was standard Korai-Shiba before it was replaced to TM9. Behind the yard was a rice field, yet. I used to like …


I’ve Just Started a Lanw Blog

  2015/10/03    Home Lawn , , ,

I’ve just started a blog of lawn. We built our new home and planted Korai-Shiba (Zoysiagrass, a Japanese lawn grass) in our backyard in 2010, and then replaced it to a low-maintenance Korai-Shiba, TM9, in 2013. The photo is my …