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Post by mikeypizano Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:26 pm

Come on snow, MELT FASTER!
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Post by CPcantmeasuresnow Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:39 pm

Maybe I'll be proven wrong but I don't see this thread garnering 1,000 views today.
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Post by mikeypizano Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:40 pm

@CPcantmeasuresnow wrote:Maybe I'll be proven wrong but I don't see this thread garnering 1,000 views today.

Me either... lol

I don't think many people here care about mowing lawns.
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Post by docstox12 Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:05 pm

All I can say is thank God for guys like you Mikey because I am DONE with mowing lawns especially the 1 acre I am living on now.Got a lawn service, a sprinkler guy and my ace mower.I sit having a wine and a cigar and look at the wonderful lawn.In my prior residence of 35 years, I did all of that stuff.At age 66, I'm finito with all that.I pay with my social security, what the heck, spread the wealth,lol.The object of this race is to die broke!!!
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Post by mikeypizano Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:09 pm

@docstox12 wrote:All I can say is thank God for guys like you Mikey because I am DONE with mowing lawns especially the 1 acre I am living on now.Got a lawn service, a sprinkler guy and my ace mower.I sit having a wine and a cigar and look at the wonderful lawn.In my prior residence of 35 years, I did all of that stuff.At age 66, I'm finito with all that.I pay with my social security, what the heck, spread the wealth,lol.The object of this race is to die broke!!!

I don't do any yards that big currently but I have a half acre yard I do that I can FLY through this this thing!

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Post by docstox12 Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:20 pm

When I moved in here 2 1/2 years ago I considered getting s riding mower but they cost a couple of thousand for a good one, I would lose my parking space in the garage, maintenance costs, etc etc.I decided to just pay my guy the 40 bucks he charges me to do my acre.At my point in life, peace of mind is more important than saving money,lol.
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Post by Guest Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:54 pm

I actually love cutting grass.....So much so that come May I drive up to my parents house in the catskills 2 1/2 hours one way just to cut the grass. (and do some trout fishing)  They have a tractor and a riding mower.  I have 6 total acres to cut.  Takes about 4 hours and 8 beers if I don't stop.  Absolutely love it, especially looking at the perfectly straight neat lines of fresh cut sweet-smelling grass I leave behind when I look at it from up high.  I'll try to post a picture.

Here it is. Looking out from the balcony towards Hunter Mt. 2 more acres out back.
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Post by Grselig Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:56 pm

Mikey. My kid loves lawn stuff. Dad what kind of snowblower do u have! Is that a picture of a honda mower. What kind of edger did u have before the Stihl. I'll be on this a lot. He will be in his glory staring at your Toro!
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Post by Grselig Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:58 pm

I have .43 acre. Can't justify spending on a walk on. But I would love it. mine is an 8 year old toro self propelled with broken self propel. Need to get it fixed
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Post by mikeypizano Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:04 pm

@docstox12 wrote:When I moved in here 2 1/2 years ago I considered getting s riding mower but they cost a couple of thousand for a good one, I would lose my parking space in the garage, maintenance costs, etc etc.I decided to just pay my guy the 40 bucks he charges me to do my acre.At my point in life, peace of mind is more important than saving money,lol.

I didn't want to but I fall too far behind and when your 20 yards behind it is impossible to catch up! I spent 3000 on that Toro with the bagger, and it was WORTH EVERY SINGLE PENNY! I made the money back in about a month!

syosnow94 wrote:I actually love cutting grass.....So much so that come May I drive up to my parents house in the catskills 2 1/2 hours one way just to cut the grass. (and do some trout fishing)  They have a tractor and a riding mower.  I have 6 total acres to cut.  Takes about 4 hours and 8 beers if I don't stop.  Absolutely love it, especially looking at the perfectly straight neat lines of fresh cut sweet-smelling grass I leave behind when I look at it from up high.  I'll try to post a picture.

Beer and mowing is a bad idea, not just because the lines get crooked when drunk but it dehydrates you. I have had people ask me if I wanted a beer many times and if I didn't have more work to do, I would have taken it!

@Grselig wrote:Mikey.   My kid loves lawn stuff.  Dad what kind of snowblower do u have!   Is that a picture of a honda mower.   What kind of edger did u have before the Stihl.   I'll be on this a lot.   He will be in his glory staring at your Toro!

How old is your son? I have many more pictures for him to stare at if you want! Wink
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Post by Grselig Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:17 pm

7. He would love pics!
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Post by Grselig Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:19 pm

Thanks!
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Post by mikeypizano Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:45 pm

I have a lot on my Imgur account but theres more I have other places.

http://mikeypizano.imgur.com/all/
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Post by Guest Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:03 pm

syosnow94 wrote:I actually love cutting grass.....So much so that come May I drive up to my parents house in the catskills 2 1/2 hours one way just to cut the grass. (and do some trout fishing)  They have a tractor and a riding mower.  I have 6 total acres to cut.  Takes about 4 hours and 8 beers if I don't stop.  Absolutely love it, especially looking at the perfectly straight neat lines of fresh cut sweet-smelling grass I leave behind when I look at it from up high.  I'll try to post a picture.

Here it is.  Looking out from the balcony towards Hunter Mt.  2 more acres out back.  
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Post by mikeypizano Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:22 pm

That is begging for my zero turn to mow it!
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Post by Dunnzoo Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:17 pm

Man, I need help with my lawn! We had a sewer line repair done in December and I can't wait to get out there to fix the damage! Hoping the dirt settles back quickly!

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Post by 2004blackwrx Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:01 am

Yea nothing like have a green lawn in the summer as all your neighbors are brown. Takes effort but the pride in ownership is worth it. Just like after a snow storm making sure every inch of driveway is cleared and all your edges are clean and straight.

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Post by mikeypizano Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:56 am

When you start your driveway at 5am and have to go do a bunch more, you couldn't care less about those edges... time is money!
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Post by Guest Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:03 pm

Got my lawn thatched this past weekend and lymed up. Now comes aerating this weekend.

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Post by mikeypizano Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:12 pm

syosnow94 wrote:Got my lawn thatched this past weekend and lymed up.  Now comes aerating this weekend.

We still have piles here and no one wants anything done yet. Its driving me crazy because I know all at once the calls will come FLOODING in like melting snow in the snow!
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Post by docstox12 Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:28 pm

Just got an e mail from my lawn service the first application is for April 3 around here.We will see if any piles remain.Right now, lawn is 75% snow covered.
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Post by CPcantmeasuresnow Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:40 pm

syosnow94 wrote:Got my lawn thatched this past weekend and lymed up.  Now comes aerating this weekend.

I guess that's one of the benefits of living in the tropics.

Up here, a mere 50 miles north of central park, where winters linger and we've had 84 days of snow cover and counting, no need to worry about those things yet.
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Post by mikeypizano Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:01 pm

My yard is almost void of all snow, so I am trying to schedule some cleanup jobs.
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