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TIME TO MOW THE LAWN

The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,448
IT'S TIME TO MOW THE MOTHER.FUCKING.LAWN!!!!

finally!!! love this time of year

WOOO.
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 23,028
    Manscaping?
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,448
    it was a good mow. going for diamonds next time out.
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  • chadwickchadwick up my assPosts: 21,157
    watch penn & teller's show 'bullshit' & select the episode on 'lawns'. you will not be disappointed. it is very easily found on youtube & it is hilarious.
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,448
    chadwick said:

    watch penn & teller's show 'bullshit' & select the episode on 'lawns'. you will not be disappointed. it is very easily found on youtube & it is hilarious.

    who are penn and teller?
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 26,542
    hedonist said:

    Manscaping?

    thanks for the mental picture......arrrrrrgh!

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  • oysterjaroysterjar NHPosts: 1,235
    I bought a goat to graze the yard.

    Wind this thing up.

  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 7,363
    I'm waiting until this weekend.
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 23,028
    imalive said:

    hedonist said:

    Manscaping?

    thanks for the mental picture......arrrrrrgh!

    Hey, when he mentioned aspiring to diamonds, I thought...could he be vajazzling (or the man-version thereof)?

    So be glad I didn't mention that :D
  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 4,789
    hedonist said:

    imalive said:

    hedonist said:

    Manscaping?

    thanks for the mental picture......arrrrrrgh!

    Hey, when he mentioned aspiring to diamonds, I thought...could he be vajazzling (or the man-version thereof)?

    So be glad I didn't mention that :D

    =))
  • JonnyPistachioJonnyPistachio FloridaPosts: 10,197
    I love getting out there and mowing the yard. Then you sit back and relax with a rum n coke-- watch the birds and butterflies, and admire your hard work. Then you get fucking pissed that you have to sweat your balls off and do it again in a week.
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  • northerndragonnortherndragon somewhere, nowhere, anywherePosts: 9,705
    I like mowing the lawn and it's the perfect time to suntan B-)
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,448
    this is what i'm aiming for this weekend-

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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,448
    that looks cool too

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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,448
    circles....

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  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 7,363
    How do you do that?
    Alright, alright, alright!
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,448
    JK_Livin said:

    How do you do that?

    What?

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  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 10,910

    this is what i'm aiming for this weekend-

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    it's grass not an art project. just mow the darn thing already. :D
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 23,460
    edited April 2014
    I have the landscapers to do their spring deal on Friday (they do all sorts of shit to the plants, trees, etc that I have no fucking clue about...add mulch and make everything nice) before I resume mowing duties. Killed me not to do it on Sunday though, the lawn looks ready for it. Also burns me to spend the money on the landscapers but I kill most shit I try to grow so I think this is going to be an annual necessity unless I can find someone to show me the way.
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 17,374
    edited April 2014
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,448

    I have the landscapers to do their spring deal on Friday (they do all sorts of shit to the plants, trees, etc that I have no fucking clue about...add mulch and make everything nice) before I resume mowing duties. Killed me not to do it on Sunday though, the lawn looks ready for it. Also burns me to spend the money on the landscapers but I kill most shit I try to grow so I think this is going to be an annual necessity unless I can find someone to show me the way.

    So you only have them come out once a year and then you take over? I like doing that stuff myself, but I sure as hell am not an expert. I do have a service with Scott's to have them treat the yard about 6 times per year. They leave you a report card kinda thing when they leave. Yesterday they said my yard has a great color for this time of year and is very dense so it soaks up the water well. I felt like a proud parent. Haha

    If you don't mind me asking, what do you pay for the one time landscaping service? Might consider that next year
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 23,460
    Yes I pay for the one time service....and then I mow just as anyone would and cut back some of the shrubs as I guess they need to be cut back about halfway through the summer. [I am the only dude on my 'circle' that doesnt pay them to come every week and mows his own lawn.] Last year was $1300 and this year is just a tick more, cannot recall exactly how much.

    The Scott's guy came to my house last week and I dickered with him and then the landscaping company and go a price of $45 per visit for 6 visits per year and I am still toying with my decision on that. I love the idea that my grass would look better but the landscaping thing is really for all of the plants and shit that I have no clue about. They do mow the lawn but that is a throw in really...the money goes for dealing with all of the flowers & cutting back all of the bushes/plants/trees (not the big huge trees but the Japanese Maple, Cherry Tree and some fucked up Dinosaur Looking tree that the folks put in when the re-did the back yard before we bought it) and they take out all of the shit from the winter (which I could do but it is a nominal charge) and they do all of the mulching. (This is nice I like this part, I dont have a truck and/or anyone to help so this would take me a shitload of time.)

    I dont do it to keep up with the Joneses, I do it because for 20 years I wanted a house with a yard and I couldnt afford one in CA. Moving back east I could and so now I am back to doing shit I hated doing as a kid growing up on a huge place in VT and liking doing it. The majority of the work actually takes place in the back yard, which is fenced/treed in and nobody can see if except people over using the pool anyway.

    Do you think $1300 is a lot for it?

    The people that lived her before us had a great house but they were cheap -- we priced out some of the other service providers they had and every single quote we got back, regardless of service, was much higher than what we pay. So I think they got the cheapest folks in the book. (But they seem to do fine by me)
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  • JonnyPistachioJonnyPistachio FloridaPosts: 10,197
    wait, you have a dinosaur tree! :D awesome.
    :))
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 20,551
    WTF dude. My yard is still waiting for you to mow.
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 23,460

    wait, you have a dinosaur tree! :D awesome.
    :))

    I'll have to learn what it is called. To me it looks messed up but some other people who have large versions of this tree...it looks sort of like a brontosaurus or something.
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  • g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 17,884
    I mow 4 acres year round, just started twice a week. What I do without our Hustler commercial mower.

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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,448

    Yes I pay for the one time service....and then I mow just as anyone would and cut back some of the shrubs as I guess they need to be cut back about halfway through the summer. [I am the only dude on my 'circle' that doesnt pay them to come every week and mows his own lawn.] Last year was $1300 and this year is just a tick more, cannot recall exactly how much.

    The Scott's guy came to my house last week and I dickered with him and then the landscaping company and go a price of $45 per visit for 6 visits per year and I am still toying with my decision on that. I love the idea that my grass would look better but the landscaping thing is really for all of the plants and shit that I have no clue about. They do mow the lawn but that is a throw in really...the money goes for dealing with all of the flowers & cutting back all of the bushes/plants/trees (not the big huge trees but the Japanese Maple, Cherry Tree and some fucked up Dinosaur Looking tree that the folks put in when the re-did the back yard before we bought it) and they take out all of the shit from the winter (which I could do but it is a nominal charge) and they do all of the mulching. (This is nice I like this part, I dont have a truck and/or anyone to help so this would take me a shitload of time.)

    I dont do it to keep up with the Joneses, I do it because for 20 years I wanted a house with a yard and I couldnt afford one in CA. Moving back east I could and so now I am back to doing shit I hated doing as a kid growing up on a huge place in VT and liking doing it. The majority of the work actually takes place in the back yard, which is fenced/treed in and nobody can see if except people over using the pool anyway.

    Do you think $1300 is a lot for it?

    The people that lived her before us had a great house but they were cheap -- we priced out some of the other service providers they had and every single quote we got back, regardless of service, was much higher than what we pay. So I think they got the cheapest folks in the book. (But they seem to do fine by me)


    $1300 sounds steep. i'm assuming you have a shit load of landscaping. how many acres are you on? we are .33, I believe. $45 per visit is about what I pay for scotts. might be $50 or so. everyone I know who use them tell me it's worth it though.

    should be mulching this weekend. one of the things I want to do is build up a flower bed around our deck. right now its just grass around it. don't like the way that looks. thinking of adding about 2 feet deep of mulch around it then putting in some azalea bushes to take up the space
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,448
    g under p said:

    I mow 4 acres year round, just started twice a week. What I do without our Hustler commercial mower.

    Peace

    wow 4 acres....how long does that take you?
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,448
    I love mowing the lawn. it's a cathartic experience. throw some tunes on and just zone out and focus on the grass for an hour or so.
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  • g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 17,884

    g under p said:

    I mow 4 acres year round, just started twice a week. What I do without our Hustler commercial mower.

    Peace

    wow 4 acres....how long does that take you?
    When I rush 45 minutes, when I take my time to get perfection 1 hour and 15 minutes to mow. that mower is a speed demon. The edging with the trimmer takes forever because there's so much to do then i have to blow off the driveway which is around 450 feet. Total it takes 3-5 hours depending on how neat and pretty I want it to look. All the lots here are 5 acres or more with this community is ALL for horses. That's South Florida Palm Beach County.

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