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For sure. I was going to spray some weed and crabgrass killer I bought but my body just isn’t in the mood right now. I can tell my spray in the fall did do something cause my neighbors look way worse than mine.
 

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For sure. I was going to spray some weed and crabgrass killer I bought but my body just isn’t in the mood right now. I can tell my spray in the fall did do something cause my neighbors look way worse than mine.
Those assholes are why yours is poppin' off again.
 

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Those assholes are why yours is poppin' off again.
Most likely. I figure hopefully I can talk to them some more in the summer and just get a lawn lord coalition in the neighborhood. 🤣
 

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Neighbor saw me outside and recommended me to cut my grass since HP likes to ticket for too long of grass. I have my IV out but still have a drain in. Can’t lift too much, but I can walk behind a self propel. 🤣

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And holy shit did I chew through batteries. 3 full 7.5AH, 2 6AH, and needed to use a 4th 7.5 to finish the job. Thank goodness I got the snowblower with the 7.5s and another fast charger. Took me 3 hours since I kept stopping for breaks as to not stress my body too much.
How big of yard do you have? Mine seams about that size and I dont use all of my 6 AH.
 

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How big of yard do you have? Mine seams about that size and I dont use all of my 6 AH.
Not sure on square footage but the plot is 1/4 acre (corner lot). To be fair this was pretty tall grass and the back half gets very thick. It was in turbo almost half the time I was back there. Also did a lot of starts and stops to take breaks which I’m sure the batteries don’t care for either. I’ve done maintenance cuts once a week towards the end of the season last year using just my 6AH batteries but had to be sparing with the self propel.

That picture is close to about 1/4 my grass.
 

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Also just went to admire my lawn like any good person should, and I see some asshole dandelions survived. Assholes.
 

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Not sure on square footage but the plot is 1/4 acre (corner lot). To be fair this was pretty tall grass and the back half gets very thick. It was in turbo almost half the time I was back there. Also did a lot of starts and stops to take breaks which I’m sure the batteries don’t care for either. I’ve done maintenance cuts once a week towards the end of the season last year using just my 6AH batteries but had to be sparing with the self propel.

That picture is close to about 1/4 my grass.
Yeah that seams weird... i do have a lower model mower than you. (still self propelled). But I barely use a hole battery..
 

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I think the growth and thickness/density from all this rain is making mowers work harder. I had to go over mine twice last Saturday from the growth. Once to rough cut, second to clean up.
 

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I really have nothing else to compare it to unfortunately. Unless someone else wants to bring a 40V Ryobi over and cut my grass. 😂
 

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Front yard grew like crazy from all the rain and the one application of Scott’s. Mowed Saturday at 2.75” and it was well over 4” yesterday (Wednesday). Have some broad leaf weeds to spray but want to wait til it’s cooler next week.
 

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Front yard grew like crazy from all the rain and the one application of Scott’s. Mowed Saturday at 2.75” and it was well over 4” yesterday (Wednesday). Have some broad leaf weeds to spray but want to wait til it’s cooler next week.
You use a reel mower? Some nice lines.

I’m really thinking about going outside and spraying the weed killer after the little one goes to sleep, but I’m still feeling it from earlier.
 

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Gotta wait two more weeks till I can spray weed preventer down, got the spring fertilizer down a little late….

Going to need to do a quick high pass with the riding mower tomorrow then mow again on the weekend with the push mower with the bag.
 

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You use a reel mower? Some nice lines.

I’m really thinking about going outside and spraying the weed killer after the little one goes to sleep, but I’m still feeling it from earlier.

Nope, just a toro rotary mower. I want to get one of those checkmate striping kits but just haven’t. My backyard has been under renovation and expansion for two years so I haven’t been able to commit to over seeding and watering the front yet so stripes haven’t been a priority. It always starts out strong in the spring and then shits the bed in summer. My house is really old and I have no idea when the last time the front yard was seeded was. I’m assuming the previous owners used a service as the weeds have never been terrible.

Check the label on the weed killer. Most shouldn’t be applied when temps are over 85. Grass is already stressed from the heat so the chemicals can damage your grass then. Next week in the 70’s should be perfect and I’m probably just going to carpet bomb the entire lawn with speed zone.
Gotta wait two more weeks till I can spray weed preventer down, got the spring fertilizer down a little late….

Going to need to do a quick high pass with the riding mower tomorrow then mow again on the weekend with the push mower with the bag.

We had one week of spring. I did the same, waited til it warmed up to fertilize which I think was late April. Last year I had it down in March I think.

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Weeds are looking great

On the bright side dandelions are pretty easy to kill.
 

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You're going for the au naturel look.
across the street is the main channel that leads to the Mchenry river walk and the Fox River and the majority of the houses are on shallow wells too so generally nobody uses any chemicals and fertilizers on the lawn.

Also The whole neighborhood is built on top of what used to be a well pond that was filled in with gravel and sand too so the whole neighborhood drains super fast when it rains.
 

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across the street is the main channel that leads to the Mchenry river walk and the Fox River and the majority of the houses are on shallow wells too so generally nobody uses any chemicals and fertilizers on the lawn.

Also The whole neighborhood is built on top of what used to be a well pond that was filled in with gravel and sand too so the whole neighborhood drains super fast when it rains.
I'd chemical and fertilize the fuck out of my lawn then

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