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Another weed control method we use.


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#1 propane1 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 29, 2015 - 04:41 PM

You probably already do this most of you. What do you think, good or bad. Just woundering, Noel

Oops, two pictures are sideways.

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Posted July 29, 2015 - 05:13 PM

IF that is mulching with grass clippings, I do it too. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 29, 2015 - 07:27 PM

That is what I do too, but try to tuck a layer of newspaper under and next to the plants first, then lay down the grass clippings. 


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Posted July 29, 2015 - 07:43 PM

I used to mulch my corn with grass clippings when I had a garden. The nitrogen it gave off really made the plants jump in size and fast.


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Posted July 29, 2015 - 08:04 PM

I like to use grass clippings in the garden too. How about a closer pic of that rake.


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Posted July 29, 2015 - 08:58 PM

This better. Or need closer. If you need closer, I will have to get a new picture. It's called an estate rake. You can also find it on the internet. Noel.

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Posted July 29, 2015 - 09:44 PM

  Propane1, why is the weight needed?

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Posted July 29, 2015 - 10:22 PM

Since those rakes are not mounted to the tractor, they could have a tendency to slide sideways while raking.

Propane1, why is the weight needed?
Mike

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Posted July 30, 2015 - 12:46 AM

Noel

 

I've used grass clippings before.  It worked well.  This year I used last years leaves that I piled up in the spring.  They have worked well also.


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Posted July 30, 2015 - 04:15 AM

Mike, it depends on how low the rakes are. There is adjustment for how far down you go. You can just skim the top or dig in. It will tear some grass out of the ground, if down all the way. So it will push the rake sideways in some cases. The weight is needed to help give the tires traction to stop slipping. What I was doing there was wet long grass, which was heavy. Normal raking of a lawn, the rake does not push sideways. Noel.
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Posted July 30, 2015 - 04:44 AM

Nice rake, Noel!


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Posted July 30, 2015 - 05:43 AM

It all so works good for leafs and general debris. Noel

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Posted July 31, 2015 - 02:30 PM

That is what I do too, but try to tuck a layer of newspaper under and next to the plants first, then lay down the grass clippings. 

 

 

Me too.


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