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Old 05-31-2016, 01:18 PM
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If I was working from home or just home from work, that would drive me nuts!!! Hearing the same neighbors mower twice a week?? Unnecessary


Fortunately for me, my neighborhood is full of retirees who's main hobby/job is lawn care. If they see me out mowing, they usually come over to give me tips or to see if I need to borrow anything.


It takes me less than 5 mins to do anyway. I powerwalk that lawn.
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Old 05-31-2016, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Fortunately for me, my neighborhood is full of retirees who's main hobby is lawn care. If they see me out mowing, they usually come over to give me tips or to see if I need to borrow anything.
Cute. My uncle is the same way. Retired and VERY meticulous and detailed about his landscaping.

I don't see how some strands are bothersome to anyone though.


Just a suggestion maybe plant different grass seeds in the areas where the blades are growing faster?


To mow "just because" of that sounds a bit over the top + polluting the air around you.. A lot of work too. What about using a scissor?
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Old 05-31-2016, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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I just think watering a lawn is a waste of a natural resource.

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Old 06-01-2016, 07:13 AM
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To mow "just because" of that sounds a bit over the top + polluting the air around you..

Good thing you aren't my neighbor then.




Last night, someone was mowing at 7PM. Didn't bother me in the least. Overall the neighborhood is quiet, but I certainly don't mind the sounds of people maintaining/improving their properties around me. Sure beats the alternative.

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Old 06-02-2016, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Thumbs up Dominate Your Neighbors Lawn!

I'm with you.


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Good thing you aren't my neighbor then.




Last night, someone was mowing at 7PM. Didn't bother me in the least. Overall the neighborhood is quiet, but I certainly don't mind the sounds of people maintaining/improving their properties around me. Sure beats the alternative.
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Old 06-03-2016, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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whats a lawn??
we got rid of all our grass 7 years ago when we moved in, haven't got time for all that mowing, that's for straights, man!!
gardens are for growing food,if I cant eat it, it dosent go in.
You're in a rural area without grass? How does that work? Or is it all dirt/gravel?

Grass may be more maintenance but it's much more inviting and comforting like carpet vs hardwood. Concrete jungle is not for me, which is why I love suburbia vs. the city.
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Old 06-03-2016, 10:56 AM
 
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Good thing you aren't my neighbor then.




Last night, someone was mowing at 7PM. Didn't bother me in the least. Overall the neighborhood is quiet, but I certainly don't mind the sounds of people maintaining/improving their properties around me. Sure beats the alternative.
agree. bad lawn care/landscaping is such an eyesore. i respect those who take care of their properties, and even more those who do it themselves.
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Old 06-04-2016, 09:44 PM
 
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I go with 4" until annual bluegrass popped up this spring. It has spread from the back to the front. Now I mow down to 3" and have to bag clippings until it dies off in summer.
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Old 06-05-2016, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Indiana (USA)
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3" now but when it gets hot I go to 4"
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Old 06-05-2016, 10:16 AM
 
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Never measured- I usually mow on the highest setting; every once in a while I drop the level down a setting but still keep it high. During our long hot and often dry summers that tend toward drought my grass stays nice and green while everyone else's on the street is brown.
I too never water my lawn. Unless you water properly you can end up with a shallow root system prone to all kinds of nasty stuff.
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