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Posted: 3/23/2006 8:34:45 AM EDT
Scapled the lawn yesterday and discovered green grass. Aggggh. It's about to start all over again.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:35:46 AM EDT
it never ends in FL... NEVER. it just slows down a bit in winter, but you need to mow the lawn and trim the bushes year round
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:41:26 AM EDT
All done. Just need to pick up some mulch.
I have a Mole and 2 cats to contend with. Need to start working on digging some holes.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:42:46 AM EDT
This weekend is slated for that.....
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:44:39 AM EDT
Never stopped
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:45:27 AM EDT
Started three weeks ago. We have Zoyza grass so the dead needs to be cut off so it will not show. Already put down fertilizer and the grass has grown 1" already. About 3 weeks until another cut.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:47:40 AM EDT
Yup, I started over a week ago on the 13th. We had a really nice 70 degree day and I took the day off from work to ride my bike and do some yard work.
I never got all my leaves raked up from last year and the backyard looked like shit. It was starting to get me down. So I raked up and I found all sorts of good things greening up and getting ready to bloom underneath all the litter.
I've got tulips coming up and daffs and Japanese iris and even day lilies are starting to green up. I felt a LOT better.
I get SADS during the Winter. I really need to see flowers in the Spring. I like doing a bit of gardening; planting some things and all. I've never really minded cutting the grass, either. In fact, I basically like working around the house. Man, I'm really glad I HAVE a house. You won't catch me bitching and moaning about the fact that it takes a little work.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:49:29 AM EDT
Yep, last weekend, I mowed for the first time this season.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:52:23 AM EDT
I mowed the lawn for the first time since Christmas this past weekend. Lawn didnt' really need it but a few weeds and dandilions were getting a bit tall so I needed to trim it up a bit. So begins another season of cutting every week.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:53:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jmarkma:
Started three weeks ago. We have Zoyza grass so the dead needs to be cut off so it will not show. Already put down fertilizer and the grass has grown 1" already. About 3 weeks until another cut.

How do you loke the Zoyza grass? Is it as easy to maintain as they say it is?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 12:59:02 PM EDT
Not yard work per se but I've been hoeing and tilling the ground in the back to get ready for planting. It's a bit early and usually I don't do this until april, but I just cleared a little piece of land and I had to dig up a number of stumps(ugh) and pull of hundreds of roots(double ugh) so I'll be lucky if I finish in time. I think this year it will be... watermelon, cucumber, green lima beans, sweetcorn and tomato. Also I have two grape vines, 3 apple trees and 3 pear trees. I'll have my hands full this spring but I can't wait to get working in the dirt. It just draws me somehow. When I'm not weeding or watering the food garden I'm growing small plants. Mostly herbs but I do like to grow certain flowers.

Yep yep, I can't wait till next month
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 1:02:39 PM EDT
There is still snow on the ground.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 1:08:17 PM EDT
Mowed for the first time last weekend.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 1:18:22 PM EDT
Not yet, but it can't wait much longer. The three acres I keep cut for "front yard" taunt me on my way in from work each evening as the days are growing longer...
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 1:25:44 PM EDT
Mowed for the 2nd time last weekend. Picked a bad day for it because the temp was only about 80F but the muggy factor was off the scale.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 1:32:24 PM EDT
Yes, I've removed a big bush and the clothesline poles cauze I'm tired of mowing around them.

Link Posted: 3/23/2006 1:41:41 PM EDT
Thought about starting today but it's a frickin blizzard outside right now so i'll wait
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 1:45:30 PM EDT
Yep I seeded a couple weeks back, mulched, bagged up some leaves and crap already. This weekend I'm going to clean the gutters.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 1:51:04 PM EDT
Yup, just a little....
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 2:00:35 PM EDT
No, but my kids have
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 2:02:31 PM EDT
It never ends here in the PRK. I've got a few more trees to prune before they leaf out. Supposda rain again this weekend.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 2:04:10 PM EDT
Nope, watching small snow flakes here.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 2:08:25 PM EDT
Need to, my back yard is starting to look like a jungle, but meh I'll do it when it gets to high for the dogs. I LOATH yard work.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 2:09:10 PM EDT
3 weeks ago I mowed pretty low, dethatched the front yard with a rake (what a bitch), then mowed it again. Realized I was pulverizing the thatch into dust and not really mulching it, so I sucked it up with the blower.
Weeded & Feeded at that time, too.

I typically enjoy the first 3 or 4 mowing sessions of the Spring, but everything in Summer & Fall is toil.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 4:44:13 PM EDT
I don't know why some of you guys are complaining about yard work when you don't do it most of the year.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 4:50:43 PM EDT
Did a little raking yesterday.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 4:52:23 PM EDT
no, but its work to walk across my yard now.... its muuuudddd season
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 4:57:10 PM EDT
Most of our snow has finally melted. That means I had to clean up 3 months worth of dogshit.

Does that count?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 5:24:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 5:29:02 PM EDT


F*Ck that...
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 5:38:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PaDanby:
I don't know why some of you guys are complaining about yard work when you don't do it most of the year.

Only 3-4 months here that I can really "let it go," and if I ever stop neglecting my orchard it'll cut into that even more...
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 5:46:17 AM EDT
We've been doing it at work since the middle of February
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 5:52:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 5:55:56 AM EDT
Did some pruning. The grass dies back in the winter from the cold; between that and all the stinking deer I usually don't start mowing until May.

Link Posted: 3/24/2006 6:31:11 AM EDT
I've pruned apple trees, and have started pulling rocks from the garden. I'm mowing this weekend, followed by fertilizer and overseeding of my lawn. I'll also restart the back food plot with new clover and annual rye.
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