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Re: Mowing your own yard [Re: S.A. hunter] #7622956 10/03/19 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by S.A. hunter
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Had to yell at my neighbor the other day for cutting 10ft on my side. He cuts the grass too short, and it's too hot right now that it gets sunburned. Hell I dont pay $300 water bills, so that joe blow can just kill my grass. Okay, rant is over.


My mower deck is now up on the top notch. I only have four sprinkler stations around my flower beds. I'm only running them once a week. Had a few October rains. My grass looks great. I set in my sunroom with my martini every night thinking that I am the luckiest man in the world. Sometimes I say it out loud.


Same here. I have my mower set on the highest level.

I did that the other day Bill, no martini though..... life is good, and I'm a lucky man.


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Re: Mowing your own yard [Re: S.A. hunter] #7622959 10/03/19 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by S.A. hunter
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Had to yell at my neighbor the other day for cutting 10ft on my side. He cuts the grass too short, and it's too hot right now that it gets sunburned. Hell I dont pay $300 water bills, so that joe blow can just kill my grass. Okay, rant is over.

Here's a pic of what I was talking about. Its obvious where his yard starts isn't it? But for some reason he cuts 10ft on my side. [Linked Image]



Maybe he has an aversion to grass messing his perfectly groomed dirt..confused2


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Re: Mowing your own yard [Re: bill oxner] #7622966 10/03/19 05:11 PM
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I love to cut my grass

Re: Mowing your own yard [Re: bill oxner] #7622972 10/03/19 05:19 PM
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I loved mowing my yard, then drinking a beer.

Someone now does my yard. One less thing I have to do.

Re: Mowing your own yard [Re: PMK] #7622977 10/03/19 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by PMK
99% of the time I mow and trim myself ... occasionally when we are having company come and I don't have the time, my wife calls a guy that does it for a decent price. Takes me about 1.5-2 hours to mow the main yard and another 2 hours for all the trimming/edging.


I entertained often back in the old days. I found that the lawn looks its best three days after mowing. Worked out fine for me.


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Re: Mowing your own yard [Re: Roll-Tide] #7622990 10/03/19 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Roll-Tide
I loved mowing my yard, then drinking a beer.

Someone now does my yard. One less thing I have to do.


This...now I just drink a beer watching someone else do the work. $25/week, money well spent.


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Re: Mowing your own yard [Re: The Dude Abides] #7622997 10/03/19 05:44 PM
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Re: Mowing your own yard [Re: bill oxner] #7622998 10/03/19 05:45 PM
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I do not mind mowing but I just pay the man these days. Not enough time in the day to have to worry about doing yard work too.


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Re: Mowing your own yard [Re: bill oxner] #7622999 10/03/19 05:47 PM
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Mow mine myself but hate weed eating so wife handles that


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Re: Mowing your own yard [Re: HoneyBeez] #7623000 10/03/19 05:47 PM
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Outsourced mowing my yard 10 years ago, I got so many other things I would rather do, like hunting and fishing or other projects around the house.

Re: Mowing your own yard [Re: Mickey Moose] #7623005 10/03/19 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Mickey Moose
Nobody is allowed on my lawn. About 3+ hours - mow, edge, trimmer, blow. Have to use plant growth regulator otherwise I have to mow about every three days. 8700 sq ft of sub-1" hybrid Bermuda. Reel mow.


After next year and some leveling work I am going to a reel for the fenced in part. Do you use a push or a ride on triplex reel?

Re: Mowing your own yard [Re: bill oxner] #7623014 10/03/19 05:59 PM
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Re: Mowing your own yard [Re: bill oxner] #7623025 10/03/19 06:07 PM
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Mow my own. weedeat maybe twice a year. Let Roundup do the rest

Re: Mowing your own yard [Re: bill oxner] #7623033 10/03/19 06:15 PM
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I haven't mowed my yard in years...........

I make too much money working to waste it on mowing, my time is too valuable

Re: Mowing your own yard [Re: bill oxner] #7623035 10/03/19 06:18 PM
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I like a nice looking yard, but striving for a perfect one has never given great meaning to my life. 'Different strokes. I pay someone.


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Re: Mowing your own yard [Re: bill oxner] #7623036 10/03/19 06:18 PM
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I do mine and my next door neighbor's. He's an older fellow that broke his neck in a corvette crash some years ago. It is kind of nice that our yards look very uniform. Also, he pays me in beer.

Re: Mowing your own yard [Re: bill oxner] #7623045 10/03/19 06:32 PM
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If I ignore mine long enough the wife will give in and do it. I live 1/3 mile from my nearest neighbor so I am not big on lawns.

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Re: Mowing your own yard [Re: RedRanger] #7623052 10/03/19 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by RedRanger
I haven't mowed my yard in years...........

I make too much money working to waste it on mowing, my time is too valuable


I just updated my checking account to a little ledger. It had grown $52,,000 from a year ago today. It's not about money for me. As I posted in my OP, its relaxing for me. My guess is that several people who mows their own lawns make as much money as you.


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Originally Posted by bill oxner
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I haven't mowed my yard in years...........

I make too much money working to waste it on mowing, my time is too valuable


I just updated my checking account to a little ledger. It had grown $52,,000 from a year ago today. It's not about money for me. As I posted in my OP, its relaxing for me. My guess is that several people who mows their own lawns make as much money as you.

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Re: Mowing your own yard [Re: bill oxner] #7623066 10/03/19 06:47 PM
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Don't mind mowing but I hate to use the weed eater so I just hire it out!


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Re: Mowing your own yard [Re: bill oxner] #7623082 10/03/19 07:11 PM
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A body at rest will remain at rest while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. While I did it to save money when I was younger, mowing my own yard with a push mower has become my way of making sure I'm staying in good health. I have a self-propelled mower but found a cheaper and more light-weight mower actually makes the job go faster. It takes me about 90 minutes to mow the front and back, edge, weed eat, and blow off the sidewalk and curb. When I was younger I could do it all without a break but at 60 I feel I'm entitled to a water break or two.

If I had a physically demanding job I would probably hire it out.

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ha, I only do the edging (weed eater) and trimming around the house about every 3rd to 5th time I mow ... I hate running a weed eater and usually end up with a burn or blister on my arm from the exhaust (and yes I have tried holding it at different angles / positions)


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Every once in a while I get lucky and take off a little early to go home and mow the yard and get there and my FIL has already done it. During the summers he is off Fridays and several times he will load up his mower mow his MIL's yard his moms yard, my yard and his other daughters yard then pick the grand kids up for an ice cream on the way home. Its a nice treat for everyone.


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I do everything myself and will as long as I'm physically able.


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Originally Posted by Grizz
I do everything myself and will as long as I'm physically able.

Yep, it's also something I take pride in. Kinda like a hobby.

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