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Your 8th Annual SNE Lawn Thread

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16 hours ago, backedgeapproaching said:

I think you will have better results, now that you are watering and not relying on rogue downpours.

I'm more concerned about the robustness of our well pump. 5GPM x 10min x 12 sprinkle cycles per day = 600gal/day.

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2 hours ago, Lava Rock said:

I'm more concerned about the robustness of our well pump. 5GPM x 10min x 12 sprinkle cycles per day = 600gal/day.

Your well is not very well

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10 hours ago, wxeyeNH said:

DONE!  All the pastures and apple orchards mowed.  Only do it 3 or 4 times a season.  Takes about 6 hours with a 52" deck.  I'm proud of my (mostly straight) lines.

 

Are you done mowing the pastures for the season or will it need it one more time?

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1 hour ago, Lava Rock said:

Meaning? I called our well company to see what they thought.

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Were they alright with it?

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52 minutes ago, dryslot said:

Were they alright with it?

Haven't heard back. Standing in front of the pressure tank, I can see/hear the pump cycling probably 5 times over a 10min period. Multiplied by 12 different sprinklings, it's a lot, but not sure how to make it any better. Used to have a 200gal storage tank in our old house that was used, but not getting into that again. Figures the week after we get good rains, it dries up.

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2 minutes ago, Lava Rock said:

Haven't heard back. Standing in front of the pressure tank, I can see/hear the pump cycling probably 5 times over a 10min period. Multiplied by 12 different sprinklings, it's a lot, but not sure how to make it any better. Used to have a 200gal storage tank in our old house that was used, but not getting into that again. Figures the week after we get good rains, it dries up.

Not a lot of GPM

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1 hour ago, IrishRob17 said:

Are you done mowing the pastures for the season or will it need it one more time?

IrishRob...    the pastures will continue to grow for the next couple of weeks but I don't like to keep them this low over the winter.  My thoughts are that we have so many deer.   If the field grass grows back to 6 to 8" thats good because it gives the deer more grass to eat when the snowpack is thin.  

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Just now, Lava Rock said:

You mean ground water refresh? 3GPM for that. Not worried about water in the well which when full is ~700gal.

Yes, Ok

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Hacked the **** out of my front shrubs this past weekend.  They were too overgrown.  Hoping they come back in the next couple years but right now they look like ass.

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14 minutes ago, Baroclinic Zone said:

Hacked the **** out of my front shrubs this past weekend.  They were too overgrown.  Hoping they come back in the next couple years but right now they look like ass.

I think I may be doing the same.

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3 minutes ago, Damage In Tolland said:

Shrubs should be trimmed weekly. Then you don't have those problems 

Curious, how many hours do you spend a week doing yardwork? 12-16?

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Just now, CoastalWx said:

Haven't mowed my yard in weeks and its great. So much more time to do other sh*t. 

I would have mowed mine sooner if I wasn't so damn busy but it had been the same for me up until last weekend.  I think I last mowed like the 2nd week of August. I've only had a couple fee weekends all summer to do yardwork. 

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9 minutes ago, Baroclinic Zone said:

I would have mowed mine sooner if I wasn't so damn busy but it had been the same for me up until last weekend.  I think I last mowed like the 2nd week of August. I've only had a couple fee weekends all summer to do yardwork. 

Between new baby and everything else, yard has taken a back seat this year. Stupid dry spell since July has not helped. I don't know how Kevin wastes so much time. 

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41 minutes ago, Baroclinic Zone said:

Curious, how many hours do you spend a week doing yardwork? 12-16?

3-5. Handheld trimming shears. I do them all right before I mow each week. Doesn't take more than 30 minutes 

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1 minute ago, Damage In Tolland said:

3-5. Handheld trimming shears. I do them all right before I mow each week. Doesn't take more than 30 minutes 

Wait, you're serious?

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Actually to me yard work is not a waste of time, kind of enjoy being outside ,getting some physical activity and doing things. Believe my yard is a disaster because of clay soils but I try to at least keep it up, sort of a hobby. I can totally see where Kevin is coming from. I would rather be home outside in the woods with the quiet than either inside or near crowds, just me I guess. If its not mowing, trimming, pool care, it's in the woods trimming dead branches but being outside is who I am.

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1 minute ago, dendrite said:

I don't equate weekly shrub trimmings to doing stuff outside. It's the outdoor equivalent of cleaning.

Meh a half hour as part of a routine isn't really absurd, you have seen his property, minimum shrubs anyways. I am glad I dug up all the ornamental shrubs, pain in the arse.

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