Re: If you want a nice lawn
Years ago, with a forty foot lot, I controlled the types of grasses I had in the yard. Now, with acreage, I've taken my Dad's view (He was an old farmboy), "If it's green, mow it". I'm only particular about dandelions up close to the house, next to the road coming up to the house, and the frontage (about 1/2 acre) that everybody sees when they drive by. However, I have all kinds of different grasses and weeds but when mowed all to the same height, it looks great and the nitrogen feeds everything.....yes, even the lions! During the spring, when dandylions are most active, I mix up some weed-be-gone by Ortho or equivalent broadleaf control in the backpack sprayer. I do one side of the road on my way to the frontage. After the frontage, I get the other side of the road on my way back. I then refill the sprayer and walk around the house, cabin and out buildings. I do this for about two weeks. It does not eradicate them but makes the property look so much better.
The first picture if of my GSD as a pup with his first encounter with a Lion!
In the past:
Craftsman, MTD, Snapper, 1961 Ford 801 Powermaster, 1992 LB 4.5HP 580546, 2003 LB 10552 6.5HP Duraforce, IH Cub Cadet 105, 2001 Cub Cadet 2146 14HP Linamar 38" deck, love of my life (Sold 10 Dec 2011), 2007 Cub Cadet 2550 22HP Kohler Vtwin 50"deck (Sold 22 Aug 2018)
1994 JD LX178 sweet little mower, only 15HP, twin cyl, 38" deck, liquid cooled!
1998 JD 445 22HP Shaft driven wheels, shaft driven 60" deck, diff-lock, hydraulic lift, power steering, fuel & temp gauges, fuel injected, and liquid cooled! This machine has it all!
2005 Nortrak NT 254 25HP Diesel 5' FEL, here's a case of cost-cutting, I only need a tractor 3 or 4 times a year
Going to try to stay Liquid Cooled the rest of my life! Hey, it gets HOT here!