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Old 06-04-2012, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Port St Lucie Florida
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I anticipation of buying a new home in PSL I have pretty much decided I will be the grass cutter. I have figured on a riding mower but I am not sure how to cut the areas that are near the street that slope down into a drainage ditch? many of the lots are 80 feet wide and it looks like a lot of work for a weed eater. Is there an easier way?
If any list members are cutting their own lawn I would appreciate any tips in advance as to technique and recommended equipment. Retirement has it perks! I know I will probably regret cutting my own lawn but I make my own beer and wine too. Come to think of it, are there any homebrewers around? I would love to hear from you.



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Old 06-04-2012, 08:42 PM
 
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I recently cut my slopes for the first time. I did it the hard way using a push mower and I definitely do not recommend that. It was my only option at the time and I can be a bit stubborn. From what I've been told the way to go is a weed wacker.

Good luck Sid!
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Port St Lucie Florida
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Default Cutting Grass

The slopes, what a great term. I was wondering if maybe it would look ok to let the slopes grow wild, sort of a country look. We had slopes where I lived as a kid and my father would load the bug sprayer with paint thinner, spray the slopes and then with a match set it afire. We had black slopes for weeks afterward. Finally my mom put her foot down and we had to cut them with a sickle, decades before the gasoline week eater.
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:46 AM
 
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I personally do not like the overgrown look of the slopes. But I also live on a main connector road (California Blvd) so the front of my house sees quite a bit of traffic and I think the overgrown look lowers the "curb appeal". I love the burning that your father used to do. Sounds like a lot of fun I think PSL is pretty strict about burning though. I believe you need a permit to even burn garbage in a burning barrel.
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