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Old 04-23-2012, 02:17 AM   #26
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:42 AM   #27
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How's that new mulch smell? lol

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Old 04-23-2012, 04:21 AM   #28
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wow, that looks really nice.

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Old 04-23-2012, 01:01 PM   #29
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Looks great man! Did you spread the mulch by hand? or use a loader?

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Old 04-23-2012, 01:05 PM   #30
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Looks great man! Did you spread the mulch by hand? or use a loader?
Thanks guys, both, I spread it into a bunch of little piles with a track machine my neighbor let me use for a day and then spread it by hand over a couple of weeks. My back still hurts.

The mulch smells good, I love the smell of fresh cut grass and mulch.

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Looks great man! Did you spread the mulch by hand? or use a loader?
Looks like child labor to me.

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Looks like child labor to me.
Isn't that the best. Teach them young.

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isn't that the best. Teach them young.
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Fvck no. I believe in learning to work @ a young age. No need for the spoiled lil brats that are out over the last 30yrs. Probably more over the last 20yrs.

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haha, thats why I had two boys so I can retire from yard work early!

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Back on topic, nice work. I'm not a fan of mulch, but it looks very nicely done.

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Back on topic, nice work. I'm not a fan of mulch, but it looks very nicely done.
Where I put the mulch I have so many trees I couldn't get grass to grow very well and I was having erosion issues and it was a pain to mow so the mulch was my best option. I think it gives a nice contrast against the grass too.

Here is a pic of the front when I bought the house a few years back. You couldn't even see the house from the road, I cut down over 50 trees in the front yard.


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The mulch they were putting down at my university in the last week or so just smells awful, plus they put down lawn chemicals. Normally I like the smell of mulch but there was something about it that just smelled like ass.

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Anyone have any opinion or knowledge about the dam de-thatching blades they sell for mowers?

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Old 04-24-2012, 08:05 PM   #40
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Anyone have any opinion or knowledge about the dam de-thatching blades they sell for mowers?
I would just rent or borrow a pull behind dethatcher if you have a tractor. Also, brinly-hardy used to make a Dethatcher attachment for mid sized walk behind mowers.

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I would just rent or borrow a pull behind dethatcher if you have a tractor. Also, brinly-hardy used to make a Dethatcher attachment for mid sized walk behind mowers.
I just have my 21" MTD. Was just thinking since my yard needs a good raking to get some crap up after the winter. The other thing is I need my back yard rolled since its hilled up from something and I'm not sure if its worms or some rodent.

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Old 04-24-2012, 08:52 PM   #42
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I've personally never had luck with just a dethatcher blade.


Alot of small ridges, or are they large with dirt showing?


I have had a fighting battle with sod-web worms, and they just make the ground very bumpy, and lumpy, whereas a varmit will dig if up, and leave exposed dirt around. Luckily I don't have to deal with the varmits, for how rocky my soil is in my neighborhood.

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I've personally never had luck with just a dethatcher blade.


Alot of small ridges, or are they large with dirt showing?


I have had a fighting battle with sod-web worms, and they just make the ground very bumpy, and lumpy, whereas a varmit will dig if up, and leave exposed dirt around. Luckily I don't have to deal with the varmits, for how rocky my soil is in my neighborhood.
not dug up, except where the rabbits and squirrels were digging or mice(found a few of them last year) or whatever rodent looks similar. But very bumpy. its like 1.5" or more in spots how high the bumps are. And my yard is green. No dead patches.

Been like that since they built this eyesore in my backyard that was orginally supposed to be low income housing but now a giant 5 wing retirement apartment complex.

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Old 04-26-2012, 01:07 PM   #44
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I want a striper kit for my 38". After a good dethatch, fertilize, and a few good rains, I went and cut the grass down, and bagged it yesterday.









Still have some plants to attend to arround the house, but I'm waiting until it's warmer.

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Looks good! Is that bluegrass or fescue?

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Old 04-26-2012, 02:09 PM   #46
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It's mostly bluegrass. I've got some dead spots in it this year,I'm thinking because we've had such weird weather. Hot to cold back and forth. It's starting to fill in pretty nice though.

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Make your own

A striping kit can range from a weighted back roller assembly to a firm rubber flap or brushes to lay the grass down. Home made attachments made of PVC or lumber can also do a decent job of striping a lawn.

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Old 04-26-2012, 02:42 PM   #48
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I know how they work, I sell them daily. The one I made doesn't work that well, as you can see above. it's hard to mount on my specific deck, due to limited space. a dealer direct one would work better, I just don't want to spend the money on one yet.

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I know how they work, I sell them daily. The one I made doesn't work that well, as you can see above. it's hard to mount on my specific deck, due to limited space. a dealer direct one would work better, I just don't want to spend the money on one yet.
I didn't doubt that, being your in that industry, but for others that would read this thread to know.

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Word! I thought about making a PVC tube filled with sand, but I'd want to roll, and not just drag behind. I'm sure it could be done easily, I just don't have the patience. haha

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