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Show us your Lawn!

By cdnpinbacon

33 days ago


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#1 33 days ago

I take pride in my lawn. Weeds are unacceptable.
Show us your glorious lawn!
Picture of my go - to weed remover as well.
Just clip the top of the grass when you cut. Nice healthy longer grass will suffocate the weeds and don't forget to water early in the morning.

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#2 33 days ago

The yellow color in front of the pick nic table is not a weed ...fyi.

#3 33 days ago

Keep your blade sharp! After 5 to 6 mowings pull blade and inspect/sharpen it.

#4 33 days ago

Great point and often ignored. Also change oil in your mower when required.

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#5 33 days ago
Quoted from chad:

Keep your blade sharp! After 5 to 6 mowings pull blade and inspect/sharpen it.

I mulch sticks, rocks, or whatever is in front of the mower. Not sure I have ever sharpened the blades in 9 years. If its green its lawn to me. Not one of my favorite jobs...

Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

Great point and often ignored. Also change oil in your mower when required.

Same. Bought the Honda mower about 9 years ago and don't think I have ever changed the oil. She starts on the first pull and the grass cuts so thats as far as my effort goes lol.

#6 33 days ago

Make sure you check the wheels on a push mower. Sometimes wheels will drop notches and inadvertently cause a short cut.

#7 33 days ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

Make sure you check the wheels on a push mower. Sometimes wheels will drop notches and inadvertently cause a short cut.

I am in need of new wheels myself. It is worn to the point where you see a white line, kinda like on a vehicle tire. My Toro , I finally found out the year. 1987 !

#8 33 days ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

I mulch sticks, rocks, or whatever is in front of the mower. Not sure I have ever sharpened the blades in 9 years. If its green its lawn to me. Not one of my favorite jobs...

Same. Bought the Honda mower about 9 years ago and don't think I have ever changed the oil. She starts on the first pull and the grass cuts so thats as far as my effort goes lol.

Don't cut mulch or rocks. Use a weed wacker.
Should be at least 40 volt. Black and decker 40 volt is my go to.

#9 33 days ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

I mulch sticks, rocks, or whatever is in front of the mower. Not sure I have ever sharpened the blades in 9 years. If its green its lawn to me. Not one of my favorite jobs...

Same. Bought the Honda mower about 9 years ago and don't think I have ever changed the oil. She starts on the first pull and the grass cuts so thats as far as my effort goes lol.

OIL CHANGE IS URGENT. Also your filter is probably a disaster.

#10 33 days ago

My mower has an engine that requires no oil change, just add if needed... kinda odd to me but they warranty it for that usage.

#11 33 days ago
Quoted from Xenon75:

My mower has an engine that requires no oil change, just add if needed... kinda odd to me but they warranty it for that usage.

Unless it's a 2 stroke that seems odd. I'll have to look into that.

#12 33 days ago
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#13 33 days ago

Very nice! Hedges are gorgeous. Love the stone work.

#14 33 days ago

This is my backyard right when winter ended. Heard a noise one day saw this awesome machine fly by, I need one!

#15 33 days ago
Quoted from Xenon75:

My mower has an engine that requires no oil change, just add if needed... kinda odd to me but they warranty it for that usage.

Impossible! Likely your oil chamber is empty, that’s a slogan. Check your oil.

#16 33 days ago
Quoted from chad:

I am in need of new wheels myself. It is worn to the point where you see a white line, kinda like on a vehicle tire. My Toro , I finally found out the year. 1987 !

Very happy with my toro no air tires. I apologize, the wheels And deck require a clean.

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#17 33 days ago

Cub cadet snowblower - TORO for basic lawn Maintenance.

#18 33 days ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

Don't cut mulch or rocks. Use a weed wacker.
Should be at least 40 volt. Black and decker 40 volt is my go to.

I’m sorry this would keep me up at night. Not impressed.

#19 33 days ago
Quoted from chad:

I am in need of new wheels myself. It is worn to the point where you see a white line, kinda like on a vehicle tire. My Toro , I finally found out the year. 1987 !

your lucky ! You get to pick out new lawn mower tires! Be patient , check your options. Do your research. Some guys have all the luck.

#20 33 days ago
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#21 33 days ago

My front lawn is a giant clover patch. The honeybees love it. I see no reason to kill it off. Just have to pick off the occasional carpenter bee.

#22 33 days ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

your lucky ! You get to pick out new lawn mower tires! Be patient , check your options. Do your research. Some guys have all the luck.

8" plastic wheels oem $30 each. Looking at The Home Depot for a close match, hopefully cheaper.

#23 33 days ago

8" plastic wheels oem $30 each. Looking at The Home Depot for a close match, hopefully cheaper.
Pricey but I would do it.

#24 33 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

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No consideration to painting the foundation brick? That concerns me.

#25 33 days ago

Just built a pergola on my deck last week so took this photo. My dogs like to dig holes so walk across my back yard at your own risk!

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#26 33 days ago

The pergola/ lawn is gorgeous.

#27 33 days ago

Lawn of the year candidate imo.

#28 33 days ago

There are weeds under the deck, lattice perhaps?

#29 33 days ago
Quoted from metallik:

My front lawn is a giant clover patch. The honeybees love it. I see no reason to kill it off. Just have to pick off the occasional carpenter bee.

Your not worthy to be on this thread anymore. Sorry.

#30 33 days ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

There are weeds under the deck, lattice perhaps?

Yea thought about it but that's where my dogs go to dig holes and lay in the dirt. I don't mind the weeds. Some of them are actually pretty cool looking.

#31 33 days ago

Feels like we’ve had a summer spring drought for two years here in MA, had water bans all summer and it really killed my back lawn unfortunately.

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#32 33 days ago

Great topic. Here's my story. We moved into this house in Dec 1999 so being winter time we didn't see much of the yard what with the snow and quite frankly didn't care, we were just happy to have a huge house and the basement was all mine.
Come spring 2000 I got my first look at the dead lawn with giant oaks that continued to ruin the grass for the next 18 years with leaves and sticks that never stopped making a mess until I finally said I'd had it and we had 13 trees taken out in the fall of 2017, stumps and all. Next it was time for underground sprinklers to be installed the following spring, forty yards of topsoil dirt brought in, seeded it all and it's starting to look pretty decent now. I can now say that we went from having the worst looking lawn on the street to being in the top four in my opinion. It's still got a ways to go but it's filling in pretty good over all and is a huge improvement over what it was for years.
John

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#33 33 days ago

Yea thought about it but that's where my dogs go to dig holes and lay in the dirt. I don't mind the weeds. Some of them are actually pretty cool looking
Weeds are not cool. Lattice with a trap door for the dogs.

#34 33 days ago

Grass does go into hibernation. A gold lawn in hot summer does not necessarily mean a dead lawn.

#35 33 days ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

Great topic. Here's my story. We moved into this house in Dec 1999 so being winter time we didn't see much of the yard what with the snow and quite frankly didn't care, we were just happy to have a huge house and the basement was all mine.
Come spring 2000 I got my first look at the dead lawn with giant oaks that continued to ruin the grass for the next 18 years with leaves and sticks that never stopped making a mess until I finally said I'd had it and we had 13 trees taken out in the fall of 2017, stumps and all. Next it was time for underground sprinklers to be installed the following spring, forty yards of topsoil dirt brought in, seeded it all and it's starting to look pretty decent now. I can now say that we went from having the worst looking lawn on the street to being in the top four in my opinion. It's still got a ways to go but it's filling in pretty good over all and is a huge improvement over what it was for years.
John
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What a dramatic change...well done!

#36 33 days ago

I bought a Honda HRX217 when we moved into current house in 2011, embarrassed to say this is the first year I did a full tune up and new blades.

Dayhuff - that is impressive, doesn't even look like the same house

#37 33 days ago

Don’t mean to pick but..whats with the Dead patches in front and to the right of the tree? (4th pic scrolled down from top)

#38 33 days ago
Quoted from boscokid:

I bought a Honda HRX217 when we moved into current house in 2011, embarrassed to say this is the first year I did a full tune up and new blades.
Dayhuff - that is impressive, doesn't even look like the same house

Wow...your also not worthy.

#39 33 days ago

Be a man and always take care of your power equipment .

#40 33 days ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

Don’t mean to pick but..whats with the Dead patches in front and to the right of the tree? (4th pic scrolled down from top)

Nope not being mean at all. Those were still some stubborn areas at that time that had a couple of large oaks that just didn't want to fill in with grass at first. They had to be reseeded and had straw on them to contain the moisture. I should take some newer pictures but this what I have on file at the moment.

John

#41 33 days ago

Top soil grass Seed lots of water didn’t fix that?

#42 33 days ago
Quoted from boscokid:

Dayhuff - that is impressive, doesn't even look like the same house

Thanks. We've really tried hard to make it look like something and I think we've succeeded so far but were still working on it as the transformation doesn't happen over night. Actually the driveway guys are supposed to be here any minute now to put a new coating on the driveway since it's been two years and it needs it again.

John

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#43 33 days ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

Top soil grass Seed lots of water didn’t fix that?

O'yeah, it's hardly noticeable now. It just takes some time, these are old pictures.

John

#44 33 days ago

Beautiful home and lawn.

#45 33 days ago

This is pretty much the whole back yard. Some clover has gotten in but otherwise not bad. Front yard is a work in progress ...

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#46 33 days ago

Well done John ,that was alot of lawn to repair.

#47 33 days ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

No consideration to painting the foundation brick? That concerns me.

Been like that since '94, owner doesn't seem concerned about it.

#48 33 days ago

We are getting there. Last year we pulled up 4 dump truck loads of rocks and pavers and put down 30 yards of dirt. The entire hill was dirt before we seeded. Have overseesed again recently. Have some bare spots going down the hill and dense shade, so it will take some time.

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#49 33 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Been like that since '94, owner doesn't seem concerned about it.

Nonetheless beautiful property

#50 33 days ago

What weed?

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