Lawn care?

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  1. LeVar Burton

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    Last week brown patch did a number on my lawn in 2 days and we’re going dormant. I hate this is how it is ending this year. Guess I’ll incorporate more fungicide in my lawn next year :tebow:
     
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  2. leroi

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawn#Origins
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_bison_belt
     
  3. Lucky24Seven

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    The grasses we use in our lawns are mostly European species. There is a lot of genetic breeding that goes into grass species now. Grass is a real plant.

    Yes, shitty food is shitty for anything.
     
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  4. RJF-GUMP

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  5. RJF-GUMP

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    I’m on an acre with tons of oak trees and shit tons of leaves. What is the most effective way of picking them up? Currently doing it with a non-self-propelled push mower and a bag. Takes me three or four hours to do the front and the back. Maybe get a riding mower with a mulch blade?
     
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  6. thunderstruck

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    Ridding or zero turn and just cover you deck discharge and mulch them up. It’s great for your soul.
     
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  7. thunderstruck

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    Soil


    But soul works too.
     
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  8. RJF-GUMP

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    12 of the 39 gallon trash bags and 5 hours :
    Didn’t get any picks of the back yard
     
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  9. leroi

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    I rake them into beds at the foot of the nearest tree and/or areas where lawn grass isn't growing well.

    If they fall into a lawn area and I don't feel like raking, then I will mow the leaves on mulch setting (ideally when they've dried)

    You don't want to try and grow grass right up to the trunk of your trees or shrubs. You definitely want beds.
     
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  10. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    2 medium red oaks. Knew I wasn't going to rake or leave them mulched.

    The coverage was so thick that I only mowed over about a wheels width worth of leaves at a time, so this is like after 15-20 passes.

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  11. RJF-GUMP

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    That's a shit ton of leaves.
     
  12. RJF-GUMP

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    So each 39 gallon bag can hold 3 lawnmower bags worth of leaves x 12 bags=36 times I stopped to dump the lawnmower bag into trash bags :facepalm:
     
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  13. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    I paid a couple of guys $250 to get every leaf out of my gutters and off my lawn when the final leaf had dropped.

    I had been maintaining it as best as I could since the fall but wouldn’t have/couldn’t have cleaned it up like they did.
     
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  14. RJF-GUMP

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    My trees still have at least 50% of the leaves on them. Fuuuuuuuuu
     
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  15. RJF-GUMP

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    have y’all ever seen anything like this? They are patches of dead spots, and they appear to be growing in size and taking over my backyard.
     
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  16. devine

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    In the market for a riding lawn mower

    best value/brands?
     
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  17. The Fuck Lion

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  18. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Bad boy
     
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  19. devine

    devine hi, i am user devine
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    If 2 others join me we can save $500 on the purchase of 3 or more John Deere’s. Let me know
     
  20. bigred77

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  21. Why?Pokes

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    Fed up w cheap weed whackers, need more to manage the yard. Anyone use the husqvarna brush cutter?
     
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  22. bigred77

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    I went with the echo and haven't regretted it at all
     
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