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Do you care what your lawn looks like? #4754797
05/12/18 06:32 AM
05/12/18 06:32 AM
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Michigan
ZZman Offline OP
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Some do. Some don't. Some are very serious about it.

I try to keep it mowed nicely and knock down the weeds. However it is not perfect due to a few issues.


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Re: Do you care what your lawn looks like? [Re: ZZman] #4754802
05/12/18 06:34 AM
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YES!


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Re: Do you care what your lawn looks like? [Re: ZZman] #4754806
05/12/18 06:42 AM
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Heck no better things in life to do like spending time with my wife and kids itís just grass mow it trim it done.

Re: Do you care what your lawn looks like? [Re: ZZman] #4754808
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I appreciate a perfect lawn and wish the neighbours would cooperate to knock down weeds. However, Iím in a rural area and the the crabgrass was here first.


If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Do you care what your lawn looks like? [Re: dave123] #4754810
05/12/18 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted By: dave123
Heck no better things in life to do like spending time with my wife and kids itís just grass mow it trim it done.


We have a fairly large property (2.4 acres), and we do it together as a family. Works well, and gets the job done faster while giving the children a sense of responsibility.


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Re: Do you care what your lawn looks like? [Re: ZZman] #4754814
05/12/18 06:55 AM
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To me, there's a point where the time invested in it exceeds the benefit. I stay below that point.

I keep mine the best it can look, without investing a lot of time or money.


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Re: Do you care what your lawn looks like? [Re: ZZman] #4754825
05/12/18 07:13 AM
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I very much enjoy yard work and gardening. I love the look of a nice, consistent yard of grass. But we are out there all the time, as are our kids. So I dont like there to be a lot of chemicals. Im not going to weed & feed the heck out of the yard just so that its all grass. Ill seed any bare spots, pull some weeds, and I mow, trim, edge, blow away the mess, etc. Perhaps its more that I like small engines smile

Re: Do you care what your lawn looks like? [Re: ZZman] #4754826
05/12/18 07:13 AM
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Yes! I keep it mowed and keep the bushes and flowerbed in check.


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Re: Do you care what your lawn looks like? [Re: ZZman] #4754828
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I was out pulling weeds this morning.


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Re: Do you care what your lawn looks like? [Re: ZZman] #4754831
05/12/18 07:18 AM
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For the front, I mow it, edge and trim it, put out weed-n-feed twice a year, and that it is.
I don't water it. I have a big blotch that is dead and slowly growing back from last year.

The back yard I just mow, and it looks better than the front (but does not get as much direct hot sun as the front).

I can appreciate a well cared for yard, but I do not want to put the time and effort into it. My neighbor on one side has a beautiful yard, flower beds, trees trimmed and mulch around them and such, she won yard of the month in our subdivision last year. Makes my yard look even worse, until you look at the neighbor on the other side, his is the same as mine.
She also has he yard taken care of by her brother, who is a landscaper by profession.


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Re: Do you care what your lawn looks like? [Re: ZZman] #4754833
05/12/18 07:20 AM
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connecticut
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i used to.But could pretty much care less these days.


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Re: Do you care what your lawn looks like? [Re: ZZman] #4754838
05/12/18 07:25 AM
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I do, but I'm not going to spend hours each week removing weeds etc. I use weed spray to keep them away.


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Re: Do you care what your lawn looks like? [Re: ZZman] #4754840
05/12/18 07:27 AM
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Michigan
ZZman Offline OP
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I do enjoy yard work. The smell of cut grass, nice and deep green color. Unfortunately my yard has some sandy soil so it loses water quickly. Dry summers wreck havoc on it as even watering it to keep it green is hard.


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Re: Do you care what your lawn looks like? [Re: ZZman] #4754844
05/12/18 07:32 AM
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Yes, I do. My lawn is a mix of bermuda and kentucky 31 fescue, so it's a challenge this time of year to get it looking right. April and the first week or two of May tend to be the worst time for how it looks. Once the bermuda gets up to speed about the end of May it will choke out most of the random weeds or clover that has tried to establish during April. I have to be careful trying to spray the weeds in April because the products that target broadleaf weeds but are supposed to not harm grasses will delay the green-up of Bermuda grass. So I can't broadcast spray the yard I have to spot-spray the weeds in April and early May. By mid June and on until October I can get it looking like a putting green at the golf course if I fertilize and continue to spot spray any weeds that the Bermuda can't muscle out. Which is usually chickweed or clover through summer and into fall.



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Re: Do you care what your lawn looks like? [Re: ZZman] #4754845
05/12/18 07:33 AM
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Yes--but not enough to do much about it. Raked and mowed, and not much more. Sometimes I wish I could resod a couple areas which seem to be more sand than topsoil.

I only water if I've put down seed. Otherwise, if it's a dry & hot summer, well I didn't want to mow anyhow.


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