Lawn care?

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  1. The Banks

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    Snow is melting early this year (thanks global warming), so I got to get out and rake up a shit ton of leaves. Excited to get this grass growing and weeds dying.
     
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  2. kinghill

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    post pics
     
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  3. The Banks

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    Once I get an after pic I'll post a before. Bought the place late fall and the lawn was a shit show.
     
  4. bigred77

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    Damn final four trip has my yard looking crazy, I got my work cut out for me this weekend
     
  5. Dukes

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    Nutsedge has taken over my front yard this year out of nowhere. It’s a bitch
     
  6. BrickTamland

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    I want a mower that doesn’t bag or shoot trimmings out of the side, but just deposits them back onto the lawn.

    What mower do I want?
     
  7. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    that is every mower, when the plug is in place.....just don't attach the bag or chute.
     
  8. bigred77

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    Yep, just make sure it has mulching ability
    May want mulching blades installed
     
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  9. thunderstruck

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    Just make sure they haven’t sat for long periods of time. The ethanol will gum up the carburetor.

    Not a hard fix if you’re somewhat mechanical
     
  10. Lucky24Seven

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  11. beerme

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    My dog dug a shit load of holes in the back over the winter. Tried reseeding this weekend, i fucking hate birds is all I have to say.
     
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  12. DrTomOsbourne

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    But why would you want to not mow?
     
  13. double RL

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    I hate everything about that stupid thing.
     
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  14. bigred77

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    There is no fucking way i believe that thing could handle a yard that size
     
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  15. double RL

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    I feel like it would leave the yard looking like the white house lawn when Trump made that retarded kid cut the grass.
     
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  16. lechnerd

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    They have a number of additives for gas to prevent this.

    Also your last mow of the fall run the mower until it’s out of gas so nothing is sitting in it all winter while the engine is idle.
     
  17. bigred77

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    Thanks for the tips, I'm sure it will help him know that the person he is buying a used mower from did anything
     
  18. lechnerd

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    My advice was for down the road when he owns a lawn mower.
     
  19. bigred77

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    Thanks
     
  20. lechnerd

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    No problem
     
  21. GoodForAnother

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    Ok so I got a pretty decent fescue and bluegrass lawn for about 85% of my lawn. When I moved in it was garbage but I had overseeding done last year and have been fertilizing and watering. But in my front yard I got this ugly ass Bermuda



    I would like to try to suppress or otherwise murder this plant so I can get a nice bluegrass yard eventually. From the research I’ve done it seems I can:

    - hit it with roundup a couple times, tear it out and go back with new seed or sod
    - try to suppress with a product like this — Bayer Advanced 704100 Bermudagrass Control for Lawns Ready-To-Spray, 32-Ounce

    Anyone done anything like this? Tips? I know it’ll be a tough kill but I don’t mind some work and/or it taking some time to beat it back
     
  22. Lucky24Seven

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    Got the yard dethatched, raked up, fertilized with some ammonical Nitrogen with a little crab grass killer over last weekend. Mowed afterwards. Bagged this time to get rid of the mess. Ended up digging a sprinkler up out back that was busted and got it replaced. Ready to turn on the irrigation after this weekend, tweek the heads that are out of whack and kick back until summer. Probably will sharpen my mower blades this weekend and get some spot spray for clover and dandelions.
     
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  23. thunderstruck

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    Shredded my PTO belt just as I was getting started this past weekend. I have an older ZTR and have had trouble getting the right size replacement.

    With the rain and not cutting last weekend my yard looks like total shit. It puts me in a bad mood when I see it.
     
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  24. bigred77

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    You need a guy you can call for one mowing
    My guy has been a life saver for the once a year or so occasion like this
    $75 saves my sanity
     
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  25. thunderstruck

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    I’ll probably get a hold of my FIL’s mower if my belt doesn’t come in tomorrow.

    His is a lot newer and faster than mine with a suspension seat... makes me want to upgrade so bad.
     
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  26. lechnerd

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    Not the answer you are looking for but I’d keep the Bermuda. It looks great sans the dead grass which is likely secondary to a fungus. Hit your lawn with anti-fungal I’d bet it’d be back to normal in less than a month.

    Mow the Bermuda once a week, keep it short, water 3x/week. Easy peasy.
     
  27. GoodForAnother

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    It’s brown because it’s not hot yet lech
     
  28. Toast

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    Nice house.
     
  29. lechnerd

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    The vast majority of that lawn is green to my eye.

    Where do you live?

    I have a full green lawn of Bermuda for at least the last month.
     
  30. GoodForAnother

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    Well a lot of it is bluegrass and that’s a cool season grass. Bermuda being a warm season grass doesn’t turn green in the transition zone until late spring
     
  31. lechnerd

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    Have you considered moving?
     
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  32. The Hebrew Husker

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    My backyard has a huge random spot of what I think maybe “Tall Fescue” it’s way thicker than the rest of my yard and grows much quicker.

    I am planning on tearing out a bunch of BS the previous owner did and planting grass (a random fire pit, some fucked up garden, etc), so I’m considering just ripping up this patch as well.

    Will I regret this?
     
  33. Dukes

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    Where do you live? What type of grass do you have?
     
  34. The Hebrew Husker

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    Nebraska, and I’m not 100%. There’s a mix of shit it seems. I was going to use that pdf posted previously to diagnose. The only reason I want to tear up that one patch and replant is because it’s right in the middle of my backyard and obviously out of place.
     
  35. Lucky24Seven

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    Why not keep the grass until you get the rest of the yard under control, then work on the “tall fescue” area. That way you have one less spot to tear up, seed, water, pull weeds in, etc.
     
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  36. The Hebrew Husker

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    Makes sense, I guess I just figured if I’m going to be re-soiling/planting the other area why not just do that patch as well at the same time.
     
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  37. double RL

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    I just picked up this beast. I'm building a roller for it this week. Screenshot_2019-07-22-11-42-23.jpg
     
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  38. Joe Withabee

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    What kind of grass is this?
     

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  39. infected donkey

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    Nothing that MSMA couldn't take care of.
     
  40. Baron

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    Anyone ever use a company to spray their yard for mosquitoes?
     
  41. Eric The Viking

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    Had crabgrass and nutsedge pop up on me too much this year. What are the best products for pre-emergent and when do you put them down?
     
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  42. Russellin4885

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    Prodiamine and when soil temps get to 50-55 degrees for a few days in a row.
     
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  43. bigred77

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    I think you quoted the wrong post
     
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  44. Randy Bobandi

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    I just ordered Tenacity, surfactant and a dye based on a YouTube video. I’ll let you know how it goes.
     
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  45. Russellin4885

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    6CA610E0-6DDF-4704-AB7C-8B4CF6CBA13D.png A7987F80-B4E1-47D7-BDC2-E8E0711864C5.png My back yard took an absolute beating this winter. Had some serious mole issues and my dogs tried to get to them, between the two of them my yard was torn up. First picture is April when just started greening up. It’s not quite there but it’s recovered well and should be totally filled in by the time it goes dormant.
     
  46. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    How do you get rid of moles? something sound based?
     
  47. comrade static

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    You can trap them.

    Or, if you have a local Facebook group that you are part of, someone will know someone that traps them.

    A guy where I live will come out and set traps and come back to check them in a few days. $30 for the first one caught and $20 for any after that
     
  48. Russellin4885

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    Pretty much. Its been a war for a couple years now, only thing I have found to work is the sonic solar spikes. Been through a bunch to find ones that work and will make it through the rain. After having some die on me due to rain I putt ziplock bags over and zip tied them. So far so good.
     
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  49. Russellin4885

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    I tried several traps and those fuckers out smarted me every time. The worst was I found one tunnel that they were using consistently. Dug a deep hole right under it and buried a 5 gallon bucket of water, was going to Prestige those fuckers. Also put a stick across the top and bubble gum on that, which they are apparently supposed to love. Went out the next day and I see the tunnel get to the bucket and do a perfect semi circle around it.
     
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