tomorrow will be a week, 1st time since I had to start mowing that I have been able to wait that long.... I didn't fertilize this year, just sprayed some 2,4-D mixed with a little bit of (yeah I know, people were complaining about this stuff in another thread on GT talk last week, but I got some anyway) (DiCamba) for good measure about 2 weeks ago.... I held off on the nitrogen/iron nutrients (the "feed" part of weed n feed) for now just to try and slow my yard down a bit, all I want this year is to get thru a season with NO NO NO crabgrass...… NONE.
They claim "wettest May ever" in Chicago area.... official measuring station is at O'Hare airport an hour and a half drive from me. We have been downright parched.
probably one of the driest Mays I remember at least in the last few years...… if we would have had any rain at all in the last week, I would not have been able to go a week in between mows.... no way. In a normal Spring I cannot go more than 4 maybe 5 days, because I don't own a baler.
5 to 7 days here normally too this time of year. Pretty crazy how one area has ample amounts of rain and a few miles away can be parched. That happens around here now and then too. This acre is obviously an old hay field that got turned into housing so there is plenty of crabgrass, thistle, dandelions and even cactus!
Same as me, I don't communicate on my phone either. I need a full sized keyboard , a full sized screen and a full sized cup of coffee.
I don't get to get online until after work and home chores so I'm ready for a full-sized beer along with my big PC and keyboard! You mentioned a neighbor offering to use his mower---the neighbor to the west of us has not mowed at all this year yet! Not loaning out my tractor though
18 days without mowing!
Don't you get the side effects? blurry vision, shakes, vomiting ? I've only tried withdrawl once.
Yeah I did miss the seat time but the withdrawls weren't to severe--LOL!. We stayed pretty busy.
Now you have a real mess on your hands with all that grass laying on top. One would think if one can afford a 16 day vacation they could also afford to hire someone to mow their yard one time while gone and save a big mess and a lot more work. Just my opinion.
Been one week today since I mowed. Could mow a few shaded areas but talking rain later so holding off till that happens.
It will chop up pretty fast Roger, I'll mow again Monday. You are sure entitled to your opinion but this vacation wasn't laying on the beach drinking fancy umbrella drinks on some exotic island. We drove to Denver for a few days where I did some chores on my 71 year old single sisters house. Then we flew to North Carolina, had to rent a car to drive to Virginia to visit my only surviving aunt that will turn 100 years old in July. We hadn't seen her for 12 years. Incidentally, she is taking care of her ailing 77 year old daughter! Then we drove to Georgia to do maintenance on my grandparents cemetery plot. The last time we were there was 2003 so some work was needed. We have never had one of those type vacations where it's all relaxation, there's always a purpose. We stayed in dives for motels and ate cheap as possible. Last thing we needed was a several hundred dollar mowing bill on top of all that. We'll be paying for this trip for a while yet and we had saved some in the last year to help get us out there.
Wow I just cut yesterday after 8 days & thought that was bad. I had a good day on Monday but my son was off & wanted to go kayaking. I thought spending the day with him was more important. It stormed bad last night & beat the clippings down good.
Your tractor did very well. I use to cut 2 acres every other week on 9 acres we use to have. My MF12H did the job. I always wanted a G like yours. Hope you get back to normal soon.
Yeah spending the day with him was good. Mowing can wait a day. Mondays are my normal mowing days but I had to skip a couple! I have often wondered what using a 12H is like! The vari speed is very smooth on a G if your clutch foot is smooth but I bet that hydro is almost effortless!
Local tv weather guy says this will be the hottest May on record here. Not much rain at all. Usually May is a pretty wet month.
I hope you get some rain soon, we had storms in the area again this evening but so far they have missed us.