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TIME TO MOW THE LAWN

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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 26,542
    don’t think the Ego could have tamed this...


    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,456
    Wob, how often do you get to play that course? 
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 26,542
    Wob, how often do you get to play that course? 
    Wob, how often do you get to play that course? 
    I could play every day if I wanted to.

    70 degrees  today. Perfect weather!
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 4,398
    Highly recommend this bad mofo. Pulled the aerator today. Step one sometime this week. Haven't had rain for over a week. But we did get snow 3 days ago. No major chance of rain in the 10 day either. 

    "A smart monkey doesn't monkey around with another monkey's monkey" - Darwin's Theory
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 24,813
    Wobbie said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    I live in an apartment so no need for one but i keep seeing commercials for the Ego Lawnmower. Looks ok not sure how it is though.
    I have an ego leaf blower and weed wacker, both work great.   I was tired of mixing gas/oil. 

    call it a “string trimmer.” more professional.
    I cut lawn for 15 years, we always called it a weed wacker however we weren't that professional. ;)
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 24,813
    What's everyone's schedule for fertilizer/seed?
    This year i'm going with:

    Crab grass preventer in March.
    Weed n feed Mid May.
    Crab grass preventer late June.

    Sprinklers are on 3-4 days a week 20/minutes zone.

    I usually seed in the fall.
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 23,034
    :how_interesting:

    You all make me miss my dad. 
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 23,468
    I hold off from mowing until it looks awful and then I mow as infrequently as I can.
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  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 4,398
    mcgruff10 said:
    What's everyone's schedule for fertilizer/seed?
    This year i'm going with:

    Crab grass preventer in March.
    Weed n feed Mid May.
    Crab grass preventer late June.

    Sprinklers are on 3-4 days a week 20/minutes zone.

    I usually seed in the fall.
    Pretty much the same as yours. Only I'm a bit behind in getting the crabgrass preventer down this year. Great weather this weekend and upcoming week with rain not likely. Weather isn't playing nice.

    Also aerated today. Dethatch in a few weeks after my 3rd mow. Lively dethatch again prior to laying seed down later in the year.
    "A smart monkey doesn't monkey around with another monkey's monkey" - Darwin's Theory
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 26,542
    mcgruff10 said:
    Wobbie said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    I live in an apartment so no need for one but i keep seeing commercials for the Ego Lawnmower. Looks ok not sure how it is though.
    I have an ego leaf blower and weed wacker, both work great.   I was tired of mixing gas/oil. 

    call it a “string trimmer.” more professional.
    I cut lawn for 15 years, we always called it a weed wacker however we weren't that professional. ;)

    :lol:
    among the part timers, I’m the only one at the golf course who gives a shit about what they’re doing.
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,456
    edited April 5
    mcgruff10 said:
    What's everyone's schedule for fertilizer/seed?
    This year i'm going with:

    Crab grass preventer in March.
    Weed n feed Mid May.
    Crab grass preventer late June.

    Sprinklers are on 3-4 days a week 20/minutes zone.

    I usually seed in the fall.
    Whenever the lawn people show up to put it down. 

    Do you have a sprinkler system in your yard?
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,456
    edited April 5
    I went with the Honda. First mow was yesterday. This mower has a cool feature that lets you control how much you mulch/bag. I set it about half and half yesterday. Seemed to work well. 


    I will need a new striper though. My old one doesn't fit well with Honda's. 
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 23,468
    Had our tree guy here this morning.  F lawns, F landscaping, F trees.
    Need two-three more very large trees removed.
    Slowly removed almost all of the trees from our yard, by necessity.  What looked like a really great backyard now looks like a yard with a pool in it.
    Great.
    Fall time is when you plant new trees -- wonder what fixing this all if going to cost us.
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  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 4,398
    Sorry to hear F Me. Lawncare/scaping is a constant work in progress. A having trees taken down is a huge difference maker and you can't do much about it. New trees take so long to develop. And trees of any significant size are outrageously expensive. 
    "A smart monkey doesn't monkey around with another monkey's monkey" - Darwin's Theory
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 23,468
    edited April 5
    Sorry to hear F Me. Lawncare/scaping is a constant work in progress. A having trees taken down is a huge difference maker and you can't do much about it. New trees take so long to develop. And trees of any significant size are outrageously expensive. 

    Yup -- one of the last ones was 5k before the stump removal, which took place later (insurance covered the tree removal but not the stump) and was another $1,200.

    People with proper tools, equipment, teams, and insurance are crazy expensive.

    They just came and took 2 small trees down to the bottom (arbor vitaes, nothing crazy) and it was $275.  Took them all of 20 minutes to take and buzz them up so we can have the landscaping team in to clean/open our yard for spring.

    All a money pit!

    When we first looked years ago to find what company we wanted to use for this stuff we had some people show up w/o insurance...once a guy gave me his car insurance, another his basic business insurance....laughable shit.  Sure I could get it done for far less but I am not getting sued for some dude falling 50 feet to his death in my backyard or chopping off his arm.
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 24,813
    mcgruff10 said:
    What's everyone's schedule for fertilizer/seed?
    This year i'm going with:

    Crab grass preventer in March.
    Weed n feed Mid May.
    Crab grass preventer late June.

    Sprinklers are on 3-4 days a week 20/minutes zone.

    I usually seed in the fall.
    Whenever the lawn people show up to put it down. 

    Do you have a sprinkler system in your yard?
    Yes, six zones.  
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 26,542
    Sorry to hear F Me. Lawncare/scaping is a constant work in progress. A having trees taken down is a huge difference maker and you can't do much about it. New trees take so long to develop. And trees of any significant size are outrageously expensive. 



    People with proper tools, equipment, teams, and insurance are crazy expensive.


    When we first looked years ago to find what company we wanted to use for this stuff we had some people show up w/o insurance...once a guy gave me his car insurance, another his basic business insurance....laughable shit.  Sure I could get it done for far less but I am not getting sued for some dude falling 50 feet to his death in my backyard or chopping off his arm.

    this is what improper tools, no insurance looks like:




    got ‘er done, though.


    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 23,468
    Yeah -- you are fucking nut, dude.
    Father in law asked me last week if I wanted his old chain saw.
    Nope.  Pay people to do that shit, I am not that guy.  I'd break my damn neck or cut my arm off.  I'm game for hard work and for trying...but something would go very wrong if I tried to do this work. 

    Only 5k for what the wife and I both thought would be 8-10k. 
    Sucks when you are excited to only pay five grand to make your yard look worse!
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