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Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by jimotis4heisman, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. based of the popularity of the tractor thread were gonna dumb the question up.

    1-what do you use to cut your grass?
    2-how much (yard[actual lawn] and short grass[for those of you who have yard that you dont cut everytime]) do you have to cut?
  2. scarletandgrey

    scarletandgrey Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult!

    for home lawns you should cut your grass at 3" once a week in a row pattern unless your anal about it then criss cross at 2 1/2 once a week. both are great to keep a good looking lawn.
  3. kinch

    kinch Wash me Staff Member

    There is no grass within a quarter mile of where I live. However, they do sell grass in little four inch square pots around here. . .
  4. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    I mow my grass once a week and mow it high. I sometimes criss cross and sometimes mow in rows. I used to mow criss-cross when all I had was a push mower but now that I have a riding mower, it's tougher to mow criss cross b/c I can't make as sharp of turns.

    I have about half an acre to mow.
  5. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    Once a week with a shiny red Toro.

    My backyard is getting really chewed up by my dogs running around on it- I can't seem to keep up with repairing damaged spots. Does anyone have experience dealing (successfully) with dog pee spots and general wear & tear?
  6. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    My yard is getting chewed up by moles something terrible.

    I'm going to have the yard sprayed for grubs this spring to get rid of them.
  7. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?

    I mow my 1/3 acre with a crappy Craftsman walk-behind. It has a Honda engine, which is the only worthwhile part of the whole mower.

    Sometimes I bag it, sometimes I mulch it.
  8. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    I bought a black Yard Machine riding mower last fall from Home Depot. Has a Briggs & Stratton engine.
  9. jcfiesta

    jcfiesta Rookie

    Troy Built rider, about 1.5times per week. I mow it just above the scalping level. Not really impressed with the Troy built except the convenient place to place a beer, will be getting something with a little more power after next summer (I'll be building a house w/ larger lawn) or maybe I'll higher a Mexican. My front yard was chewed up pretty bad by the snow plow this winter. He basically plowed about 1 -2 foot of my lawn next to the curb.
  10. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    How in the hell do you mow one and a HALF times a week?
  11. jcfiesta

    jcfiesta Rookie

    Mongo...I mean Thump, I mow about every 4-6 days depending on the amount growth. I have to edge the sidewalks, weed whip around every tree etc... I grew up mowing grass at a CC and have to have a well kept lawn. :)
  12. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    Old walk-behind mulching mower that I will use until it falls apart. I think it is a yard machine with a briggs engine. I mow when needed. I usually mow later in the day and always leave it longer.

    I usually do east-west one time and then north-south the next. I fertilize according to the Scott's plan and water regularly.

    My lawn looked the best it has in 4 years last year as I was able to stick to the Scott's schedule and water regularly. It really pissed my neighbor off as my lawn looked much better than his and he works on his every day.
  13. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    It seems to be a prevailing opinion that female dog pee is more acidic and does more damage, I don't have any trouble with pee spot from my male dog and I did from the past female dog so I kinda believe it. What I have found to work best with the "dog trails" basicall anywhere around the edge of the fence is to aerate then overseed. I have to do this every year almost but it does seems as though I am making a little bit of progress.

    I mow as often as it needs it, and as high as I can. I have a crappy lawn chief rider with a briggs (that now needs gasket work done :( ) and a craftsman push. I mow about 1/4 to 1/3 of an acre, unless I am tired of looking at my neighbors lawn then it gets closer to 1/2 to 2/3.
  14. Gobucki

    Gobucki I'm using the Internet!!!

    This thread was not about what I was hoping it was going to be about.
  15. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    That happend to my parents yard last year. The whole yard got ripped to shreds by animals trying to get to the grubs.

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