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      04-22-2013 03:13 PM #1
      Nothing is MORE satisfying than the first cutting of the season. Those beautiful green stripes. That fresh cut grass smell. Stuff I've missed all winter. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.


      That is all.

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      04-22-2013 03:14 PM #2
      I'm headed home to do mine!
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      04-22-2013 03:15 PM #3
      I'm a self proclaimed Hank Hill. I'm just starting to mow here in South Jersey. Front lawn mowed twice, overseeded, limed, and starter fertilized.

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      04-22-2013 03:15 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      I'm headed home to do mine!
      Enjoy it! Don't you have a ZTR Lazer too? Nice machine.
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      04-22-2013 03:16 PM #5
      I prefer WEEDWACKER
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      04-22-2013 03:17 PM #6
      oh **** that reminds me... gotta go home and shave my pubes.

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      04-22-2013 03:18 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Lucian1988 View Post
      oh **** that reminds me... gotta go home and shave my pubes.
      it just wouldn't be "community and lifestyle" without this.
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    8. 04-22-2013 03:19 PM #8
      I would totally hire Mexicans to mow this lawn:
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      04-22-2013 03:20 PM #9
      I got burned out on mowing lawns but you're right there is something amazing about mowing for the first time of the season. I've actually been very busy doing some site work at my fathers place. Had the 655 Ford Backhoe here this weekend and leveled about 200 yards of woodchips and expanded the parking area by removing about ten yards of dirt and got rid of four huge stumps too. Nice to have access to a machine like that !

      Btw, lawn looks nice !

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      04-22-2013 03:20 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Lucian1988 View Post
      oh **** that reminds me... gotta go home and shave my pubes.
      Get a striping kit for your trimmer. In the right light, the light/dark contrasts will look great.
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      04-22-2013 03:22 PM #11
      I disagree. Push mower on a yard of weeds isn't fun, and takes away time from doing other stuff. Sure, it smells nice, but I really never look forward to doing it. Its just too much time and effort for little reward. Especially when you have retired people all around you who have nothing better to do than spend their time making their yards pristine, whlie I'm all worn out after 11-12 hours of being at work.

      Bah.

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      04-22-2013 03:26 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Egz View Post
      I disagree. Push mower on a yard of weeds isn't fun, and takes away time from doing other stuff. Sure, it smells nice, but I really never look forward to doing it. Its just too much time and effort for little reward. Especially when you have retired people all around you who have nothing better to do than spend their time making their yards pristine, whlie I'm all worn out after 11-12 hours of being at work.

      Bah.
      The best part about mowing a lawn is that I can drag mowing my .25 acre lawn from about 45 min (what it really takes, inc. weedwacking, edging, etc) into about 3 hours, and a 6-pack of beer. And my wife can't complain 'cuz "hey! I'm working on the yard, too busy, sorry!"

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      04-22-2013 03:27 PM #13
      I love LAMP.
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      04-22-2013 03:29 PM #14
      I still have snow on some spots and grass looks like some dog peed over entire yard.

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      04-22-2013 03:30 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      The best part about mowing a lawn is that I can drag mowing my .25 acre lawn from about 45 min (what it really takes, inc. weedwacking, edging, etc) into about 3 hours, and a 6-pack of beer. And my wife can't complain 'cuz "hey! I'm working on the yard, too busy, sorry!"
      Ah, yes, the weedwacking, because it isn't either of the 2 definitions I learned from OT.

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      04-22-2013 03:32 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      Nothing is MORE satisfying than the first cutting of the season.
      You're late.

      I've been mowing regularly for a month and a half.

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      04-22-2013 03:40 PM #17
      I'm about 3 weeks in my cutting season. We bought our house 3.5 years ago and the yard was in ROUGH shape: bare patches, super thin grass (my wife described it as 'old man pubes'?), full of weeds, etc. This year it finally looks awesome. Nice and thick, really green, no more bare patches. I'm a happy guy. This weekend I'll get the mulch down, annuals planted, and replace a plant that didn't make it through last summer. I'm looking forward to it.

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      04-22-2013 03:47 PM #18
      Broke out the Dixon. Sharpened the blades. Changed the oil, filter and air filter. Then I mowed for the first time this season yesterday.

      I love to mow my grass, cigar and beer in hand and cupholder.

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      04-22-2013 03:51 PM #19
      I always hated it.

      Mostly because Dad'd be like "Go mow the lawn" when it was 110F and 85% humidity right when I was about to finish up a level in Sonic 3.
      It got especially bad because the handle broke and the drive went out towards the end of my mowing tenure, so I had to push the thing and bend super low to turn it around.
      Needless to say, as soon as was no longer home during the summer he got a fancy new one.

      Looking back, though, I got an awful lot of thinking done durring the maybe 1.5 hours it took.

      When I worked at the golf course...man, you haven't mowed until you've mowed a fairway.
      So smooth people fell asleep doing it with alarming regularity.
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      04-22-2013 03:53 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      Get a striping kit for your trimmer. In the right light, the light/dark contrasts will look great.
      Well played, sir.

      I like mowing the lawn, but I really want to go out with this little tractor and the bush-hog at my grandfather's:


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      04-22-2013 03:59 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      Enjoy it! Don't you have a ZTR Lazer too? Nice machine.
      Yes, I have a 2000 56" deck Lazer Z water-cooled with 200 hours on it. Should last me until my dying day. I love cutting the grass. It gives you a chance to be really anal without pissing someone off.
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    22. 04-22-2013 04:06 PM #22
      We're supposed to get another 6-10" of snow tonight. No lawn mowing being done around here for a while. By this time last year, I had played golf 4 times and my lawn had been mowed at least 5 or 6 times.

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      04-22-2013 04:06 PM #23
      Looking forward to getting started on our lawn. My wife and I bought a house around Thanksgiving - having lived in our condo and apartments before that, I haven't had a yard to mow since I was a kid. We only have about a .25 acre, but I intend to make the most of it. Picked up a new mower a couple weeks ago and it's almost time to fire it up...

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    24. 04-22-2013 04:08 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Robstr View Post
      When I worked at the golf course...man, you haven't mowed until you've mowed a fairway.
      So smooth people fell asleep doing it with alarming regularity.

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      04-22-2013 04:09 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by GTI_2.0T View Post
      We only have about a .25 acre, but I intend to make the most of it.
      I grew up mowing an acre+; .25 is great, just enough to be interesting and justify some tools, but not too big to be a PITA or require really big (read: garage-space stealing) tools.

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      04-22-2013 04:11 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      I grew up mowing an acre+; .25 is great, just enough to be interesting and justify some tools, but not too big to be a PITA or require really big (read: garage-space stealing) tools.
      That's what we have. I have a self-propelled push mower that I hate, but I do love the look of a freshly-trimmed lawn.

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      04-22-2013 04:15 PM #27
      I haven't had to mow a yard since I was in high school. We'll have a yard again eventually.

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      04-22-2013 04:19 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      I grew up mowing an acre+; .25 is great, just enough to be interesting and justify some tools, but not too big to be a PITA or require really big (read: garage-space stealing) tools.

      That's what I was thinking. The house/yard I grew up with had a lot of similarities to what we're in now. My parents did a great job with the space, so I'm really looking forward to making this new place our own. The previous owner of our house bungled quite a few of the rhododendron we have, among others, so we have a great opportunity to rebuild as we see fit.

      It's been all clean up so far this season, but we're almost ready to start planting some things. But yeah, the tool buying has been fun - "Trust me honey, we needed all of this..."
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      04-22-2013 04:19 PM #29
      Lawn and garden is what gets me out of the winter funk. Been mowing with the Simplicity for about three weeks now, and just disc'd gramp's garden with his 8N. If he doesn't will that thing to me I'm going to kill him.

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      04-22-2013 04:22 PM #30
      we have an acre and a half, I'm currently using a Craftsman 46" triple bagger. We planted 8 trees over the past year so I've been keeping after them, surprisingly they all made it through the winter. I just gave them some tree&shrub specific fertilizer today.

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      Just serviced mine!

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      Don't forget to swiss cheese the air box.

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      Quote Originally Posted by butterface View Post
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      04-22-2013 04:43 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by VikingVR6GTI View Post
      We're supposed to get another 6-10" of snow tonight. No lawn mowing being done around here for a while. By this time last year, I had played golf 4 times and my lawn had been mowed at least 5 or 6 times.
      3-8" here, I'm guessing around 5" will be the total and it's supposed to be 71 on Saturday.

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