There any lawn guys out there?
For my lawn, I plant 75% clover and 25% grass. I think there are antler growth grasses also but expensive. My lawn looks beautiful and really brings in the bucks. Gotta be careful not to get the crazy grass that gives the deer CWD though wild animals don't like all that bio-crap. I can't wait untill I have enough money to get a badboy lawnmower. Dull blades aint good either. If mushrooms grow, just pick them and eat them with the deer you harvest.
For christ sakes after looking at the 1 week forecast I'm guessing it will be December for the last cut. 60's all week, might hit 70 southern part of the state. I'm only cutting it one more time. I don't care how tall it gets and what the neighbor thinks.
You guys in Wisconsin,
when do you think we can cut the grass for the last time this year? Last year I cut it too early and stored the mower and it grew some more yet. So then I got a mouse nest under the snow right next to the house and then I had a bunch of mice in the house. Do you think this weekend is too early? Will it grow yet.
I like the picture that shows my front yard and part of my neighbor's yard. He takes good care of his grass, too. But this last bit of rain we got (after the 4'th) and the watering I've done turned my grass into a nuclear green color.
And it is very, very thick. Best yard I've ever had.
While I won't be renting the aerator next year, I would certainly do it again in the future. I'd just do it in the spring when the ground is a little more damp than when I did it.
I rented it from Home Depot. They had 2 models. One had 5 spikes for width, the other had 4. The 5 spike one was about $50 more a day, so I chose the one with 4 spikes. And I think it was blue in color.
Since I was counting on rain and got almost none, I've been watering. That is making a difference. My front yard looks really nice, although there are still some plugs in it. My back yard, though, looks pretty bad. I need to rake it again to get the dead grass out. Then I think I need to move the sprinkler back there for a while...again....to get the Scotts Turfbuilder into the grass.