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GREVILLE

Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by GREVILLE » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:36 pm

Cut mine this afternoon for the third time in 2014.

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Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by cheshirepalms » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:41 pm

cordyman wrote:best machinery i've bought for the garden, a 30 min, constant emptying, back and forth chore with the Flymo,

...became a 5-10 minute cut and hoover of perfection job ... more time to watch the bees :lol:

http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... 3&start=30
That does look a good investment so much that its on my list of things that need to be done the spring/summer season. Got the arid bed and new fence/ border, then a new lawnmower! icon_salut

kata

Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by kata » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:30 am

Mine is a mud lawn at present... :lol: :lol:

It will Improve, it just needs forking for drainage and sand into holes. Greenthumb will be shortly tackling the weeds.

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Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by fern Rob » Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:37 pm

Going to put some seed on mine.

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Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by cheshirepalms » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:18 am

Me too, where the dog has done his sabotage :lol: , needs a good folk too after all the rain and especially so now we have a dry spell.

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Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by pdid » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:48 am

Not a hope in hell of mowing my lawn yet, it's still far too wet. The kids playhouse needs resetting too as part of it has sunk down, oh well at least I'm mostly on top of the jobs in the house!

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Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by cordyman » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:52 pm

Cp It usually takes a good few weeks of cutting and regrowth for the lawn to dry out and look good post winter. This year I expected a lot longer due to amount of rain. Before and after yesterday and its looking quite respectable already !

Worth their weight in gold the rotaks!

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Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by ConcreteJungle » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:00 pm

I second or third that Bosch lawnmower as the next one to buy, i have the Rotak 40. And i team that up with the Bosch Verticutter AVR 1100 twice a year, when over seeding and aerating the lawn. Another recommendation to improve the quality of the lawn. I went from white dead grass & bare patches throughout, to a full green lawn within months thanks to the verticutter.

billdango

Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by billdango » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:09 pm

Cut mine yesterday with an electric mower then did a lower cut with the push mower.

Plus I planted 2 new Cistus rock roses to replace some losses.

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Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by dorothy » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:21 pm

I also have the rotak 40 and it's so much better than our old lawn mower :D

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Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by cheshirepalms » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:49 pm

Its looking very unanimous on which lawnmower to get next :lol:

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Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by fern Rob » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:39 pm

Seed and feed for my lawn tomorrow.

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Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by cheshirepalms » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:51 pm

Planted my seeds that I tracked down on my hols to Torquay last year, hopefully they will germinate. Have put some on top on my tropical fish tank so that should do the trick and other on windowsills and the greenhouse. Sown Giant Protea, Dactura metel ballerina ( mixed varieties ), Echium pinninana and Fuchsia magellanica, fingers crossed.

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Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by GREVILLE » Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:23 pm

All this warmth and sunshine, my lawn has gone up the gears to mid-April mode already. Having to cut weekly and ready to spot-treat the weeds which I didn't do last year (Remember our zero lawn growth this time last year?).

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Re: Cheshirepalms blog - Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by fern Rob » Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:58 am

Pulling my lawn up in a few weeks so not going to bother with the seed.

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