Lawn care?

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  1. bigred77

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    Bump it more often
     
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  2. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    I cant remember my teenage years that well, but I only recall feeding the head with a single spool of string. You're talking about 2 feeds of string?
     
  3. arrdub

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    One spool, 2 lines
     
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  4. arrdub

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    You sound like a pro. Can I get to a point where I only have to take the head off when I’m out of string vs literally every 5 minutes of edging?

    Reframing the thesis for the posts without context thread -

    when I grow up and learn to bump more frequently, will my string stay long and never fall off?
     
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  5. gilstein21

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    Yes, I never have to take the head off unless it’s out of string. Should be able to tell if you need to bump it more based on sound and how large of an area it’s pounding.
     
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  6. bigred77

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    I literally never take the head off
    Just bump it till it's out if string
    When it's out you just stick one string in, pull it through till there's about 10 feet out each end, cut it. And wind the head, it rolls the string in itself
     
  7. gilstein21

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    Yes, I just got a new one that does this. My old one I had to take off once the string was done.
     
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  8. Baseballman86

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    Went to the beach last week and couldn't cut the grass. Rained every other day in the 6 days since. Bermuda about 4-5" tall now. This is gonna suck
     
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  9. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    it could be worse - all your grass dead due to drought and upwards of 20-30 days of 100F temps.
     
  10. tmank87

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    get a speed feed head to making loading quicker. But also bump more often. I can trim a lot without ever changing line.
     
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  11. tmank87

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    Getting dialed in. Been just mowing with rotary waiting for my throttle cable to come in for my reel

    edit: pictures aren’t posting..
     
  12. Baseballman86

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    Yea I can't really complain about the condition of the grass, everything is pretty lush over here with all the rain
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  13. Killy Me Please

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    Previous owners (snowbirds) didn't do the extra work to keep the lawn tip top in the backyard. Lawn Doctor said we have a bunch of work to do to catch up. Been throwing out seeds to try and fill the gaps here and there. But watering this shit is going to cost me. Was furious over the weekend not getting a drop while NYC was flooded. Rain gods came thru today. Was much excite.
     
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  14. Where Eagles Dare

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    Same thing happened to me. Went on vacation, then got covid. Rained constantly. Just mowed it and set the mower higher and the zoysia was just absurdly thick. Brand new blade and I had to go over place 2x b/c it was spitting out cuttings constantly.

    IDK how weed are getting through this shit. I put some 2, 4-D down and kit killed some weeds. Didn't do much to the crab grass getting through the seams of the sod. So I did some spot treatment with Crab Grass specific stuff and it seemed to do OK in spots.

    Hopefully I can get some heavy preemergent down this year to help next year.
     
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  16. The Hebrew Husker

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    Any input/thoughts on using something like Milorganite on a yard that’s battling heat stress/dormancy?

    As I’ve posted in here before, my irrigation was out of commission until July 5th and we’ve gotten like 3-4 inches of rain the past couple of months. Temps have been pushing 90-100 all of July. So not only has it been tough on the lawn, I haven’t had a chance to apply anything to the yard since early April.

    Supposed to cool off (mid 80s) with a little rain starting this weekend so was thinking of putting some Milo down in hopes to give it a little bit of a boost for the final 6ish weeks of hot temps heading into fall. Plus I’m sick of seeing random dry/dormant patches.
     
  17. Lucky24Seven

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    I don’t like fertilizing in extreme heat. Milorganite is kind of whatever in my opinion. Look for something with a greater concentration of potassium for heat stress tolerance with a slow release Nitrogen source as well. If I were you I’d just roll with the patches, and reseed in a month or so.
     
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  18. Baron

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    Just cut my yard for the first time in 3 weeks (no rain), AMA.
     
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  19. Lucky24Seven

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    How much did you sneeze? Cutting really dry grass kills me with my allergies.
     
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  20. Baron

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    Pretty bad in some spots, my allergies are already a mess right now in SW Ohio.
     
  21. The Hebrew Husker

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    Yeah the heat has been my biggest concern. With temps potentially “cooling” off to mid 80s next week I figured maybe I could throw something down and just have half a bag of Milo leftover. I’ll see what I can find with more potassium though. Hoping it will come back in the fall (usually does) either way.
     
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  22. Lucky24Seven

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    Yeah, the temps are my only qualm with Milo. I like using that kind of thing with new seeding stuff since it for sure won’t burn sprouts. I’d just make sure you’re going with a low rate of some slow release. Can always catch back up in the fall with fertility.
     
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  23. The Hebrew Husker

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    For sure, that’s my plan. Really just thinking I want to get something down if possible. The amount of Milo I have on hand is probably like half an application anyways.
     
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  24. Lucky24Seven

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    Man, my jackass neighbor came on my property and cut down my milk weed. Not happy
     
  25. Tommy Jefferson

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    #ThingsOldsSay
     
  26. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    How far across the prop line?
     
  27. Lucky24Seven

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    At least 3 feet. I’m renting a pole saw next week and going to town with a ladder the maple tree overhanging my property line.
     
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  28. Sub-Zero

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    What’s a good spray or something to put in my backyard to treat all the ant piles? I don’t have a great lawn (mix of Bermuda and st Augustine just doing whatever) but ny kids play back there and would like to take my land back from the ants.
     
  29. Brewtus

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    If you have a sprayer this will take care of them. Once dry it's safe for kiddos and animals. I've used it for ants, spiders, carpenter bees, mosquitos and ticks. I use it inside and outside.

    Control Solutions - 82002401 -...
     
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  30. Sub-Zero

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  31. Brewtus

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    Currently planning on topdressing my yard with the hope to help level it out a bit. I think I'm going to get 5 cu yds of soil mix. Should be a fun couple of days.
     
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  32. Jake Scott

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    I’m going to patch up some spots and will use top dressing and peat moss.

    Killed off most of my backyard. Digging out all my mulch beds to replace with the rubber shit.
     
  33. Brewtus

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    Any recommendations on a leveling rake? I'm looking at the 30" Rocklin.
     
  34. tmank87

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    R&R
     
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    Any suggestions on where to start with renting an aerator?
     
  36. bigred77

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    Home Depot
     
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  37. Jake Scott

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    Idk where a Home Depot is bc Lowes corporate is here and it’s dumb there are no Home Depot’s
     
  38. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    inflation really out of control!

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  39. bigred77

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    Free shipping!
     
  40. electronic

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    Over the last month, I’ve noticed that there are a lot of dead worms in my driveway. As of this afternoon, there are like 200 dead earthworms in my driveway and in the street in front of my yard. Any idea what is causing this?
     
  41. bigred77

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    Has it been raining?
     
  42. electronic

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    Not significantly, and the worms are almost all concentrated near my yard and my driveway. Basically none near my neighbor’s.

    I turned my irrigation off about a week ago when I started noticing them, and my yard was a bit wet at the time. No rain since, and it’s gotten significantly worse.
     
  43. bigred77

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    Interesting
    The only time I see them dead on the concrete is after a good rain that for some reason drives them out of the ground to look for dryer places and their dumbasses die on the concrete
     
  44. thunderstruck

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    Have you sprayed fertilizer or MSMA, 2-4-d?
     
  45. RJF-GUMP

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    My petit knock outs all died. We think it may have been from the tremendous surplus of rain we've gotten which started almost immediately upon them being planted. I have other theories as well. Oh well. I might just plant encore azaleas in their place. Encores are pretty hardy.
     
  46. The Blackfish

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    had this start popping up in my yard. Any idea specifically what it is so maybe I can grab something to kill it and not my grass?
     
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  47. Montclaire de Haviland

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    Incredibly stupid question, likely.
    Green grass, the American dream. What is the origin of that? Is it a real species of plant or was it just made up?

    2) the fields of the Midwest, flowing and feeding buffalo. Ruminating animals survive and are designed for it. Is shitty grass the equivalent of fast food for them?
     
  48. Montclaire de Haviland

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    Singularly, homeboys bring up 2-4d. They just want lawns. It's fucky.
     
  49. Lucky24Seven

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    What?
     
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  50. LeVar Burton

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    I mean tight, green turf with no weeds is a beautiful thing:idk: