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Posted: 4/7/2006 4:04:27 PM EDT
I fired up the push mower yesterday. Mowed for about an hour then and an hour again today. Still have about an hour to go.

Latest I've started mowing since 2002. I put down 50 lbs. of fertilizer on the yard about a month ago, made it a bit greener.

And thus begins 6 months of weekly mowing. Sad thing is that I miss it during winter.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:05:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/7/2006 4:06:01 PM EDT by leadnbrass]
Today was my second time...the yard needs a little help this year.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:07:17 PM EDT
First time is going to be this weekend it looks like. I'm going to try and keep it nice and short this year.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:07:56 PM EDT
This should be my second time, but we haven't had the weather for it. 3 weeks ago the temp was in the 70s every day and the grass was growing fast. Then it turned off cold again. Today was the first 70*+ day we've had since that last warm spell.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:12:20 PM EDT
Not yet - still a little cool for good growth.

I'll fertilize this weekend if no rain.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:13:25 PM EDT
Are you kidding, we had snow on the ground the other morning.

Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:13:45 PM EDT
twice and it needs it now
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:14:35 PM EDT
We never stopped cutting down here.
Every two weeks in summer and every 4 weeks in winter... our summers are 9 months long and out winters are only 3 months long.

Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:14:57 PM EDT
fired the lawnmower up yesterday for the first time this season...

the fertilizer and rain did the grass good...
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:16:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By out-a-ammo:
Are you kidding, we had snow on the ground the other morning.




We had 3" of snow 2 weeks ago. Weather here is so weird this time of the year. One week it will be 75* and sunny. The next week it will be 35* with wind and snow. That will be immediately followed by 70* and thunderstorms.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:23:41 PM EDT
Snow's only been gone for a couple of days and it's been raining off and on for the past week or two.

Gonna be awhile before I have to deal with it.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:24:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Airwolf:
Snow's only been gone for a couple of days and it's been raining off and on for the past week or two.

Gonna be awhile before I have to deal with it.



So you finally settled in Montana? I must have missed the thread about that.

I envy you.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:42:02 PM EDT
yes, and its way past needing mowed again already.

Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:43:43 PM EDT
Twice so far. I have a feeling it wont last though.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:44:20 PM EDT
I finished about 15 minutes ago.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:44:40 PM EDT
Not yet, but I've never seen much need to mow the rocks.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:44:55 PM EDT
It's too mushy out there still. It snowed the other day and then rained all day today, but at least the lawns are green now...
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:47:44 PM EDT
You mean there are times of the year when you don't mow?

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96Ag
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:48:40 PM EDT


No, but my lawn is centipedegrass. It's still mostly dormant from the winter, but it's start to green up a little bit.


Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:49:41 PM EDT
Mowed once already (fairly early for us here). Need to mow again, and it's only been a week. Been wet and warm the past few weeks though. Almost time to start planting the flowers and layin down the mulch...................
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:54:25 PM EDT
No, but yesterday I put fresh oil in mine plus a new plug and blade. It will be like brand new next weekend when the cutting fun begins again.

Link Posted: 4/7/2006 5:05:22 PM EDT
You mean you guys don't mow year-round?
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 5:09:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DrMark:

No, but my lawn is centipedegrass. It's still mostly dormant from the winter, but it's start to green up a little bit.





My bermuda is still brown, usually doesn't green up till the middle of May.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 5:19:29 PM EDT
Not until the end of the month around here.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 5:21:30 PM EDT
Mowed my lawn today. Second time this year.

Max
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 5:24:31 PM EDT
I mowed mine last weekend. It was the first time since last July!
The damn drought has almost destroyed my lawn. The little town I live in has a private water company, and my water bill runs about $120.00 with no pool, no lawn watering, no washing the Jeep or truck. That's $120.00 for washing clothes, dishes and baths. I have checked- no leaks. And that bill does not include trash- that's another $29.00.

I want rain!!!

Jim
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 5:26:34 PM EDT
Duh. Weeks ago.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 5:29:16 PM EDT
Hell yes.

I've mowed more times than I care to count, especially after I seeded at the beginning of March.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 5:34:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Burley:
I fired up the push mower yesterday. Mowed for about an hour then and an hour again today. Still have about an hour to go.

Latest I've started mowing since 2002. I put down 50 lbs. of fertilizer on the yard about a month ago, made it a bit greener.

And thus begins 6 months of weekly mowing. Sad thing is that I miss it during winter.



Heck, if you like to mow, come on down to Orlando. It never stops, just slows down a little in the winter. By the middle of summer you could cut it twice a week. And you are really asking for trouble if you throw much fertilizer on it.

All complaining aside I have a little slice of paradise and wouldn't trade it for anything.



Swamprat51
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 5:37:04 PM EDT
Ummmm Noooo, it's snowing right now!
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 7:35:59 PM EDT
Mowed it for the first time on Wednesday
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 7:38:23 PM EDT
Twice
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 7:43:30 PM EDT
3 times so far, including today
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 7:44:49 PM EDT
Did it today for the first time this year, but it really should have been done a week ago. (Especially in the area our dog fertilizes).
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 7:52:34 PM EDT
Not ready yet up here in NY.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 3:38:39 AM EDT
Mowed it 2 days ago, what a PITA.

Didn't use stabil nor run the mower for 10-20 mins each month during the winter months, but got my old grumpy 1989 vintage tecumseh enging to fire up, 80% of the yard had grass 4-6" high, some had spots over a foot high

Mower kept dying when trying to mow the 12" high grass. Had to use a lawn rake to get all those grass clippings up too.

Now that I'm on top of it, subsequent mowing sessions shall be eaiser
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 3:48:41 AM EDT
I stopped mowing mine. I call it a "wildflower meadow" now.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 4:01:51 AM EDT
Yep, fired it up and mowed my small patch of yard.

I hate living in my crummy neighborhood, and I hate yardwork. The houses are small and on top of each other. All the disadvantages of apartment living, without the advantage of no yardwork.

Plus you can tell when it's spring; the homies across the street start tinkering with their car stereos. Even 50 yards away, their bass makes the makes the wine glasses in the cabinets start pinging.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 4:11:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Burley:
I fired up the push mower yesterday. Mowed for about an hour then and an hour again today. Still have about an hour to go.

Latest I've started mowing since 2002. I put down 50 lbs. of fertilizer on the yard about a month ago, made it a bit greener.

And thus begins 6 months of weekly mowing. Sad thing is that I miss it during winter.



God yes. I spread rye on my yard this winter to help the centepede take root (new yard.) Lets just say, I've been mowing the yard twice a week for 4 weeks now.

Oh yeah, I'm in Alabama so it's been pretty warm for a while now.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 4:16:58 AM EDT
If it wasn't raining, I'd mow it for the first time today. I'll at least get the mower ready though since I can see I'll be mowing after work at least a couple of days next week. My policy is to try to kill the grass. It works well too - it keeps coming back thicker and greener. I gotta get a bigger mower one of these days.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 5:18:36 AM EDT
Did a partial mowing on the front side of my house the rest didn't need it but we get a good rain and that's all its going to take and then it'll be weekly
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 5:23:13 AM EDT
Did a partial mowing on the front side of my house the rest didn't need it but we get a good rain and that's all its going to take and then it'll be weekly thing
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 5:54:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By recoiljunky:
I spread rye on my yard this winter to help the centepede take root (new yard.) Lets just say, I've been mowing the yard twice a week for 4 weeks now.

Oh yeah, I'm in Alabama so it's been pretty warm for a while now.



Yeah, a few years ago, we had some regrading done to our yard in the fall, so I planted Winter Annual Rye, and had to cut often during the winter. Come springtime, I killed off the remaining Rye (it was annual Rye so it was dying anyway) and planted the centepede. Here in Hampton Roads, VA, I'm at the nothern edge of the centipede range, but it's done well. Three other yards near mine (including one next door) are centipede.

So in Alabama you're already mowing your centipede? Mine's just starting to green up.

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 6:01:16 AM EDT
I put down fertilizer last week and it's ready to mow now.

If anyone wants kick-ass grass, get Turf Trust 24-2-12

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 6:01:21 AM EDT
Twice already.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 6:05:39 AM EDT
I gotta fix the damn mower first. The starter rope broke.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 6:06:33 AM EDT
I have two acres but last year I mowed the yard for the last time in June. It was so dry that the grass just stayed a coupla inches long and semi green but would not grow longer. I mowed it last sunday for the first time since then. 9 months without mowing, kinda wierd
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 6:23:54 AM EDT
Not even close. Still ahve snow though the thaw is underway.

One of our best days of snowmobiling ever was on April 14th. A foot of fresh powder overnight and no dipshit tourists fucking up the ride. Cruised on fresh powder for about 15 miles before we ran into another rider.

I live on a lake and except for about 10ft around the edge the rest remains ice covered. We do have a lot of birds coming in though.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 6:35:41 AM EDT
Mowed twice, ready for the 3rd time. Damn, only thing good about winter is no lawnmowing... MournSword
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 6:40:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By yobo:
We never stopped cutting down here.
Every two weeks in summer and every 4 weeks in winter... our summers are 9 months long and out winters are only 3 months long.




What he said.

I happily pay $35 a cut year-round. I had to cut the grass as a kid. Now I'm an adult and no-one can make me do it. I don't eat broccoli anymore either

echo6
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 6:45:14 AM EDT
Here in Houston:

Once a month Nov - March

Once a week March - Nov

God Bless Texas!!
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