Mowing the <zederated> Lawn

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Re: Mowing the <zederated> Lawn

Post by JimVH » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:55 pm

I just sold all of my lawn equipment and hired a guy. It costs less than I was spending on all the sneezing, wheezing, and back pain.

Mowing is fun, but the weeding, trimming, blowing, and sweeping really sucks.

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Re: Mowing the <zederated> Lawn

Post by UncleBob » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:01 pm

I have these two bushes that just seem to exist until it rains more than an inch. Then they decide it is time to grow a foot. So today it was trimming time:
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Re: Mowing the <zederated> Lawn

Post by UncleBob » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:28 pm

I defeated the Evil, Leafy One again last night after work.
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Re: Mowing the <zederated> Lawn

Post by Skip » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:26 pm

The guy next door has mowed twice since I mowed. I'm wondering if I can push it to three, but it's REALLY getting up there...
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Post by Del » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:23 pm

I am intrigued by those roomba-style robot mowers.
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Re: Mowing the <zederated> Lawn

Post by Steverino » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:36 pm

I work 4 10-hour days and am off Fridays so that's my work-around-the-house day. I usually do the laundry and cut the grass, (or "mow the lawn" for you northerners and midwesterners). I enjoy riding the lawn tractor and smoking a pipe as I drive along. Two of my uncles were golf pros and being around their golf courses I developed an appreciation for what it took to keep the fairways and greens in good shape. I always wanted to cut grass on a golf course. Never have and probably never will, but it was always a pipe dream of mine.
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Post by CW Spook » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:09 am

I enjoy mowing the lawn. I had a yard service doing it while we were in business, as it took an hour and a half to mow the yard with a 21" self-propelled walking mower. When we retired, I bought a 48" Hustler zero-turn rider and I can mow the entire yard in 20 minutes and get close enough to everything that I only have to use the trimmer a couple of times a year. We're getting ready to move 100 miles at the end of next month (after 44 years in the same house) to be closer to our kids. I'll be taking the Hustler up to the new place on my trailer
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Re: Mowing the <zederated> Lawn

Post by SlowToke » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:28 am

I loathe mowing the lawn. I especially loathe it this time of year when it's so dry and dusty. My yard is terrible so that doesn't help. Woods butt up to my property on three sides and the moles are impossible to manage. So, mowing is like driving a golf cart across the rows of a corn field. Like Cleon, my wife typically loves to mow so I usually don't have to but this year, for some reason, I've been doing most of the mowing and I'm not happy about it. I figure if I keep screwing it up and not doing it how she wants it done the problem will be remedied soon enough. I partially mowed over her daffodils a few weeks ago. Friday, I mowed the wrong direction and blew grass on the sidewalk. I think I've almost accomplished my goal.
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Re: Mowing the <zederated> Lawn

Post by UncleBob » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:25 am

It finally rained enough that I had to mow the lawn this weekend. First time this year.
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Re: Mowing the <zederated> Lawn

Post by Del » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:29 am

I love all of these great zombie threads that Uncle Bob is resurrecting. :egor:

Especially this one.


I hate mowing the lawn.
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Re: Mowing the <zederated> Lawn

Post by tuttle » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:24 am

Oh man, I've waited many a long year for this and it's finally come.

My son can mow the lawn all on his own now!
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Re: Mowing the <zederated> Lawn

Post by Goose55 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:26 am

No lawn here. Decorative gravel
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Re: Mowing the <zederated> Lawn

Post by Jocose » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:17 pm

I'm planning on installing a new lawn soon. I'm planting ivy and ferns to cover most of the front of the house to avoid having to mow large area.

I need to head to home depot for 15 year landscaping fabric to cover area first.
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Re: Mowing the <zederated> Lawn

Post by Sir Moose » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:26 pm

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Re: Mowing the <zederated> Lawn

Post by Sir Moose » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:37 pm

I don't mind mowing the flat, rectangular part of the lawn. I don't like mowing the hills, curves, around stumps, trees, and rocks, and stuff like that. The kids remaining at home take care of the front yard. I take care of the back. The back has the worst hill, some stumps and rocks, some rough, some bushes, some fences, and other assorted challenges.

I really don't like weed-whacking. Tomorrow is weed-whacking day.
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