I Hate / Dislike Mowing This Time Of The Year

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by unixfish, May 5, 2019.

  1. JL_LI

    JL_LI Friend of Leo's

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    It's been very wet from late winter through spring with a wet week predicted again for next week. The suburban lifestyle on Long Island is a little different that of from posters with riding mowers. The spring and fall cleanups and the mowing is done by the landscaping contractor. I take care of the rose bushes, decorative shrubbery like Japanese maples, lilacs, smoke trees, and evergreen and rose hedges that we use for privacy. I also do the spring planting. I lost count at 50 bushes and shrubs that need regular attention and each year I plant more. The way I look at it is that it's cost and time effective to let the landscaper take care of the lawn and cleanup. I barely have time for the decorative plantings. And I found out two years ago when I was out of commission for a month because of surgery that care of anything more than the lawn can't be trusted to a contractor who wants to get on and off the property as quickly as possible. I'm hoping for a few warm and dry weeks. I have outdoor furniture that needs attention and there's not much I can do with it while it's sodden.
     
  2. 1293

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    I've spent thousands upon thousands trying to grow a lawn. I give up.
     
  3. Frodebro

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    I don't mind mowing, I just pop in my ear buds and git 'er done. This morning I was out there at 8AM sharp, rocking out to ABBA's greatest hits.
     
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    The rain has been crazy. You have to mow any day is doesn't rain or you're screwed
     
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  5. jackinjax

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    My brother took care of his mowing like this:


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    The bunnies and a couple of turkeys have been trying to keep the growth at bay, but for the most part it has just been an Explosion at The Cabin. Goes from "doesn't need it" to "will bog down a mower with a less than sharp blade" in no time at all.

    But you better believe it drains. I've been devising ways of keeping the rainfall on the property. And most of it would have to be done with a push mower either way - no point in getting a riding one. Steep. You don't cut it when it is wet because you don't want to slip or something.
     
  7. Tele-beeb

    Tele-beeb Friend of Leo's

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    We have mowed around the soggy spots for weeks now.
    Today I performed maintenance on my buddy Gravely.
    Wife and I see who can get to it first (usually her hahaha!)
     
  8. telestratosonic

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    As of three weeks ago, all of the snow in the yard has melted and the lawn is turning green but I'm a long ways from mowing the lawn for the first time this year. Actually, it's too dry here. We've had way too little rain here. This is farming and ranching country so even though I'm not a farmer or rancher, I'm hoping for more moisture.
     
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    Snakes snakes snakes
    Cotton mouths, copperheads, rattle snakes it’s that time of the year!
     
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    On my trek to work, there is a guy with a goat on a chain hooked up to an old wheel , as he eats through his massive ditch the fellar just moves the tire...no joke
     
  11. Boubou

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    Dude, the grass hasn’t started growing yet
    :lol:
     
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    Holy freakin' cow.
     
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    People still have lawns? Must be the same people who watch TV.

    I suppose they water the lawns with drinking water. :lol::lol::lol:

    Life it too short for that kind of crap ... IMO.
     
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    We don't have any vipers but every year I have to walk the lawn and move snakes from one side to the other while I mow. Now, this year I discover we have a box turtle I have to look out for too. Glad to have the snakes, they keep the riff raff under control...however, the neighbor had a nest of robin eggs eaten by a big bull snake. I caught him in the act but let him finish his meal since he'd already knocked the nest down. He's gotta eat too!
     
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    It's been like living in a rain forest in NY this Spring, the grass is starting to grow and everything is swampy. Like Johnny Cash said, "Looks like we'll be blessed with a little more rain."

     
  16. unixfish

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    Graded, swaled, and a French drain. All this does is get it to dry up in May rather than late June.
     
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    You better watch out
    There may be dogs about!
     
  18. unixfish

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    It's hard to tell in the picture, but you can kind of see ruts here. They were really bad yesterday, drying up today. Until it rains tomorrow.

    All those lines by the apple tree were mud brown. They still are, but I am not venturing out into the muck for a close-up.

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  19. unixfish

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    South side of the lawn. I skipped the worst of the standing water. You can kind of see it in the triangle, and up by the playhouse shed.

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  20. MojoTrwall

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    Did it with my father last Month in his house.

    Cut little bit low but the grass was perfect IMHO.

    It grows really fast here.

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