best way to mow a lawn.

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« on: 28/09/2007 11:40:57 »
or quickest way.
up and down in lines, randomly moving the mower from side to side as you go, or around in an ever decreasing circle?

which is quickest, which is best?

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« Reply #1 on: 28/09/2007 15:00:38 »
around the perimeter first then ride it around until you have reached the center makes a cool pattern. LOL Riding is much faster as push mowing takes me three days about 6 hrs a day to push mow my entire property.. Its a big Job.. So a rider is good! One pass around perimeter with push mower and weed eater then many many passes to finish! LOL  If one started early am like 4:00 am or 3:00am, one could potentially get done in one day by late in the evening.

The rider mower has a nice big headlight so one can DO IT in the dark! LOL
« Last Edit: 29/09/2007 05:18:49 by Karen W. »

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« Reply #2 on: 29/09/2007 04:11:29 »
The best and quickest way I have found to mow a lawn is to have someone else do it. They come with there 48 inch wide riding mower and knock it out in minutes. BTW, I am a lazy person.
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« Reply #3 on: 29/09/2007 04:39:44 »
I would regard Jim's suggestion to be the second quickest - the quickest is with concrete.

My experience with trying to mow lawns quickly (aside from the two suggestions above) has tended towards finishing with non-functional mowers (and on one case a visit to the hospital to stitch up my hand).

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« Reply #4 on: 29/09/2007 19:11:12 »
or you could just not have grass in your lawn, which would be very plain, unless its like a serious flower field, then you just wouldn't have to mow your lawn at all.

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« Reply #5 on: 29/09/2007 20:55:31 »
or you could just not have grass in your lawn, which would be very plain, unless its like a serious flower field, then you just wouldn't have to mow your lawn at all.

I live near Rothamstead research establishment, which is an agricultural research establishment.  They have regular open days, when the have lectures for the pubic, and sometimes a tour of the establishment.

In one area, they have a patch of ground which they kept untouched for over 100 years (no livestock graze it, and no human hand has touched it).  It used to be grassland, but it has become a wood.  In this country, the main reason for so much grassland is that livestock consume anything that grows tall enough, so no trees get to grow.  Take away the livestock (and the lawnmowers) and it reverts to woodland.

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« Reply #6 on: 29/09/2007 20:57:20 »
o wow, thats pretty cool, i should try that with my lawn...

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« Reply #7 on: 29/09/2007 21:56:54 »
o wow, thats pretty cool, i should try that with my lawn...

It may take a hundred years or so.

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« Reply #8 on: 30/09/2007 14:43:09 »
What, nobody has yet mentioned getting a sheep to mow the lawn?
Please disregard all previous signatures.

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« Reply #9 on: 30/09/2007 17:29:54 »
Okay, Hey Neilsy...over there ----> grass to be eaten...I meant mowed!  [;D]
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« Reply #10 on: 02/10/2007 13:43:45 »
Turn it sideways and guillotine it.  or you could try to stab it that should cut it OK.   [::)] [;D] [;D]

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« Reply #11 on: 02/10/2007 15:00:25 »
Ofcourse, I could recommend astroturf.

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« Reply #12 on: 02/10/2007 19:00:59 »
The best way I've found is to buy hubby a shiny new riding lawn mower for his birthday.  Then act completely incompetant, ask him stupid questions about how it works and what you can do on it, making him think you'll do great harm to his new prized possesion.  He'll never let you near it and you'll always have a nicely manicured lawn. [;D]
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« Reply #13 on: 02/10/2007 19:05:57 »
The best way I've found is to buy hubby a shiny new riding lawn mower for his birthday.  Then act completely incompetant, ask him stupid questions about how it works and what you can do on it, making him think you'll do great harm to his new prized possesion.  He'll never let you near it and you'll always have a nicely manicured lawn. [;D]

Hey, I resemble that remark!

(Course, I did the same thing to my wife with the laundry machines)
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« Reply #14 on: 02/10/2007 21:34:42 »
LOL LOL!

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« Reply #15 on: 03/10/2007 04:24:08 »
The best way I've found is to buy hubby a shiny new riding lawn mower for his birthday.  Then act completely incompetant, ask him stupid questions about how it works and what you can do on it, making him think you'll do great harm to his new prized possesion.  He'll never let you near it and you'll always have a nicely manicured lawn. [;D]

Hey, I resemble that remark!

(Course, I did the same thing to my wife with the laundry machines)

Haha.  My husband pulled that too.  That's where I learned it.
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