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Old 04-12-2017, 06:25 PM
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My technique for mowing is simple, it went under the deck, it got mowed mission accomplished. Now it's cocktail time.
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My technique for mowing is simple, it went under the deck, it got mowed mission accomplished. Now it's cocktail time.
Same here, Sam. Except we drink water.
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Old 04-12-2017, 11:58 PM
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I was taught to use Bill's technique at an early age, running a tractor in the field. He is correct with all he said. Much easier, and looks much nicer to start in the middle on the longest part. It's just like he said, once you get to the short part, if you go astray, it isn't as noticeable.

If you think it's impressive he can do it over a long yard, I can plant straight lines in a field a half mile long. No GPS, and I can keep them straight, even after dark.
Same here, but I was never as good as you Jon, no night vision.
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Years ago in another house, I told my landscaper buddy I wanted the prettiest lawn in town. He told me to get my wallet out and he worked a couple times a week on the grass. Well, it got so bad I had to hire his crew to mow. I swear it grew 2 inches a day. But he taught me the art of laying out lines. Go one way right down the middle and come right back the other way. He explained that the grass actually lies over when you make a cut. The when you do the reverse, that's where the checkered look comes from. That year I did have the best looking yard in town, but it cost me a fortune. Now I do it all myself, but not so much fertilizer.
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And if you are one of those guys who blow your clippings in the road, kiss my ass! Nothing makes me madder.
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And if you are one of those guys who blow your clippings in the road, kiss my ass! Nothing makes me madder.
There's a guy down the road from my parents that does that, what makes it worse is that he only mows once a month and the clippings will be 3-4" deep on the road.
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Got to love the people who mow once a month need it or not. Take it down to the dirt then let it get 1 foot high and repeat the cycle. They can't spend 1/2 hour mowing each week, but can spend 3 hours one day fighting it.
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And if you are one of those guys who blow your clippings in the road, kiss my ass! Nothing makes me madder.
Wouldn't know where to start Ronnie.
I live out in the country, my driveway, is the road, so my grass goes wherever I want it to.
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And if you are one of those guys who blow your clippings in the road, kiss my ass! Nothing makes me madder.
Annoys the heck out of me too. Can't take a few minutes to blow off the street.

Seems as though the guys that do that though do let it get way too long to begin with.
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Wouldn't know where to start Ronnie.
I live out in the country, my driveway, is the road, so my grass goes wherever I want it to.
Then this doesn't apply to you Todd. I live in a gated community with nice homes all around. I will be selling mine soon, want to downsize, and I sure hope they don't do that when I'm selling. I already have to spend 2700.00 to put a new liner in the pool, but that's another long story. Even when I mow, I blow off the road in front of my house? But those people who do that don't blow but one thing.
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