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The official "get off my lawn" thread

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by Zombie Runner, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. May 1, 2012 at 8:26 AM
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    DanglingFury

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    Yea. I haven't much experience with the typers you mentioned first, but the golf course I work at is almost all Kentucky bluegrass, and some of the bluest bluegrass I have ever seen. Stuff grows like nothin if you even halfway take care of it.
     
  2. May 1, 2012 at 9:02 AM
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    Here's my front yard. I moved into this house September of '10, so I've had essentially 2 seasons to try and get it up to par. Like most of the yards in this area, it's fescue, so depending on the heat, it could be about done by mid-July without watering. My back yard is a disaster (previous owners didn't care about the yard), but my focus has been on the front first, so the back should improve here as I get it plugged and reseeded in the fall. Anyways, I'm happy with the result. I used to mow in the summers for work, so I'm pretty good at cutting/trimming, etc., but my strength is not in fertilizer and that sort of thing.

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  3. May 1, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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    I think I'm about to undertake some landscaping for mother's day... Can't decide if it's worth spending 100-200 on an edger.. (if I buy one I intend on "edging for hire" etc
     
  4. May 1, 2012 at 9:12 AM
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    IMO, you can do just as good a job with a quality trimmer. Just tilt it while you walk down the sidewalk. If a yard has never been edged or it's been a while, it will look like crap the first couple times while you hack up the overgrowth, but eventually the yard looks 100x better. I trim/edge every time I mow, and it makes the process go a lot faster.
     
  5. May 1, 2012 at 9:14 AM
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    I'm gonna take some pics if it isn't raining when I get home.
     
  6. May 1, 2012 at 9:14 AM
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    I'm talking about one that digs a small trench. For flowerbeds and tree surrounds
     
  7. May 1, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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    I have a black and decker edge hog. It works awesome. Has 3 or 4 depth settings so you can edge with it, or trench. I love that thing.
     
  8. May 1, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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    Oh, gotcha now. No experience with those.
     
  9. May 1, 2012 at 9:25 AM
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    My lawn care routine isn't huge. I do scotts crabgrass preventer in the EARLY spring (blue bag), and then the weed and feed (yellow bag) in mid to late spring. I don't water much, unless we get no rain for weeks on end. I mow at about 2 3/4" in spring and fall and shorter closer to winter. In summer I jack the mower up to 3 1/4" or 3 1/2" or higher, depending. Every once in a while I will put milorganite down too. It's organic, so very safe for the lawn and pets.
     
  10. May 1, 2012 at 10:19 AM
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    Would you recommend that for a fairly large project?
     
  11. May 1, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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    A tiller?
     
  12. May 1, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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    We use something like this at work. It's sort of like an upside down rotary saw on wheels?

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  13. May 1, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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  14. May 1, 2012 at 11:19 AM
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    Interesting
     
  16. May 1, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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    I guess it's "over built" so it can be ran for a longer period of time.
     
  17. May 1, 2012 at 1:09 PM
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    Depends on how large. It's electric, so you need extension cord. I only have about a 1/4 acre, so it's fine for me.
     
  18. May 1, 2012 at 1:24 PM
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    Go rent a Bluebird bed bug or brown (brown is a brand) bed edger from a rental place. I know my local HD rents the bluebird bed bugs for about $45 for 4 hours. The picture above is what I'm talking about.

    Those bed edgers are for making the initial edge. Such as in the illustration I posted a few pages back...only I did it with a shovel instead.

    You would still use a string trimmer or regular edger to maintain the edge each week

    Those electric B&D edgers are pieces of shit. They don't "trench" they just edge a little deeper. You need a special blade to trench and a whole lot more HP and torque than a dinky electric unit will ever provide. My neighbor bought one of those because he wanted to trench edges like I have in my yard...he quickly returned it when he got home and tried it out and realize it was glorified edger.
     
  19. May 1, 2012 at 1:35 PM
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  20. May 1, 2012 at 4:11 PM
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    Here's pics. This is after 3 years of working on it. I like how you can tell where i stop spreading the weed and feed in the first pic. LOL

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