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View Poll Results: 2nd March 2006 : Have you mowed your grass yet?
Yes, started already 1 5.56%
No, please don't remind me 5 27.78%
What's the problem, I love doing it, when it's the right time 3 16.67%
I have no grass to mow 3 16.67%
Fortunately, it's not my problem 4 22.22%
Other... and I will document via a detailed post ... 2 11.11%
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Moaning Have you started mowing your grass?

Well have you?

I hate this time of the year... I keep putting it off and when I finally get around to it... it's not exactly a mowing action... more like a ploughing through action

Is there a right time to start



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UK related I suppose, but all welcome to comment on where they live Actually, I guess some AOers will mow all through the year and others, not at all

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Re: Have you started mowing your grass?

Good grief man...why remind everyone...I hate mowing the grass and was happy in my ignorance. Now you question whether I should have started?

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Re: Have you started mowing your grass?

cutting the grass now takes a fifth of the time since i bought a petrol mower.

But why would you start cutting it this early in the year? ...it hasnt started growing yet, if anything its retracted with the cold........sounds familiar.
 
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Re: Have you started mowing your grass?

one of the positives of winter season, is now coming to an end for another year
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Re: Have you started mowing your grass?

[Horticultural mode on]

For those in mild areas (Southern England)

Only mow the Lawn in March once the grass has started to grow and worm casts start to appear....and then set the blades of your mower high to just trim the tops and if its a roller mower it will help to level and settle the surface.


A gentle raking when dry will help to open up the surface, remove dead leaves and of course you should continue to brush off worm casts.

Unlikely to mow the lawn more than two or three times a month this early in the year.

However you can start to repair damaged areas and prepare for reseeding or turfing.

Application of a moss killer may help if you have this problem

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Re: Have you started mowing your grass?

@Green-fngered GJ


Nope will cut it when it's not so damn cold out there!
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Go on...pile on the guilt trip! Two or three times a month at this time if year.....mine's lucky if it gets cut that often in the middle of summer

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Re: Have you started mowing your grass?

I used to do it once a week, now with too much work etc. we got garden services to do it for us.......my property is just over 1000sq meters, so there is quite a bit of mowing to do....it took me about three hours and six beers to finish
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I might buy a goat......
 
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Re: Have you started mowing your grass?

Oh drats this poll is private

Think the default option should be public (unchecked) as it catches quite a few of us out

Well my front lawn seems to need cutting and the back garden seems just about okay for now Reckon the front turf that was laid, when we had block paving done, is the cheapest of the cheap

... but it's too cold to do it today


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worm casts
... a what now?
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... a what now?
Wormcasts old chap............. you know.............. the little hills of mud that worms leave on the surface of your immaculate lawn........

They play merry h3ll with golf practice (putting)

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Re: Have you started mowing your grass?

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Think the default option should be public (unchecked) as it catches quite a few of us out
I disagree with that. Think about it: The worst that can happen if you accidentally do it this way is that you miss out on a tiny bit of info. The worst that can happen the other way is that someone is accidentally very embarressed in some manner (depending on thew question obviously).

Anyway, I posted yes, but it's for a couple of very specific reasons, so might not count:
1) At the end of the mowing season last year the weather was so bad that I never managed the last mow, so it's been looking untidy all year.
2) My house went on the market a few weeks ago, so it needed to look good.

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Re: Have you started mowing your grass?

You shouldn't mow the grass until March!

Oh ****...


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Re: Have you started mowing your grass?

Nope. Got about 4 inches of snow on it.
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Re: Have you started mowing your grass?

Thankfully, the boyf does it i cant think of anything more boring than mowing the lawn

I reckon the goat idea is a good 'un
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Re: Have you started mowing your grass?

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Thankfully, the boyf does it i cant think of anything more boring than mowing the lawn:

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Hehe...i dont do that often enough either!!!
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Re: Have you started mowing your grass?

Mowing grass at -5 celcius in Holland??
Ah, why do I even bother, I have an appartment
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March 14th, and ground is still covered in snow!!! Gotta love the climate changes!
 
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Re: Have you started mowing your grass?

You shouldn't mow the lawn until after the last frost



Mind you, I haven't quite figured out how to predict when the last frost will be (unless you wait until September).......



Anyway, not my problem - Senior Management is also the Head Gardener, you are just talking to the labourer.
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