The Grass

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Jul 2, 2011.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    The lawn has gone monster since the rais arrived. I just finished mowing for the third time in 8 days. After 3 days it looks like it needs a new haircut.

    Bullwinkle stopped by this morning (moose herd). Said he had not mowed in 10 days. I know what he is busy doing this afternoon. :eek:

    How is your rate of growth of your grass as of late? :p
     
  2. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Same here - the rains have kicked the grass into high gear.
    And yesterday lightning hit my big live oak in the front yard and blew some bark off - one piece hit the house near my front door and put a dent in the wall, so those chunks of bark had some velocity :eek:
     
  3. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Damn, does it look like the tree will be lost? I lost a 35' Rainbow Eucalytus a couple of years ago I think to lightning. Andrea just got the yard mowed today, she's such a brut, I just love her.
     
  4. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Another great visit to Mooseland but I am half dead now,had to double cut many areas due to excessive grass clippings (12 days between cuttings).It seems it is either desert conditions or noah's ark.There seems to be no middle ground :)
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    My neighbor across the street has a very small front yard due to his driveways. He is really bitching about how fast his grass has growing. He cannot remember it ever exploding like this. :confused:

    Should I confess about the 20-20-20 soluble fertilizer that has been "splashed" on it every 14 days? :eek:
     
  6. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    All this grass talk makes me think ya'all need more plants. I sold my mower 5 yrs ago and did all xeroscaping. This belly aching about grass growing confirms I made the right decision ;-)
     
  7. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    A little grass is OK. I like an open area you can look across. Of course in a smaller yard like mine, space is at a premium.
     
  8. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Andrea's "mower" ;)
     

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  9. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I like open grass roadways in the garden. Lets your eyes travel to other views of the garden.
     

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  10. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Looks very survivable to me - the main trunk sustained about a one foot by six foot gash where the bark is blown off and the wood has a slightly black burnt look, and several more smaller gashes on two of the main limbs above the trunk.

    Now if I could just figure out how to get my wife to cut the grass...
     
  11. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Very nice Scott - I like that too.
    How many acres do you have there?
     
  12. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Too open, can't walk around naked Scott. :rolleyes::eek::p

    I am on a corner lot, much of my grass is in the easement and a "small meadow" in the back. The equivalent to 900 bags of mulch has been put down and I need more. :)

     
  13. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    1.75 acres and most of it is in the back.
     
  14. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    And Scott, your garden is top notch. You are the grass whisperer! I can't keep grass or houseplants alive. Yours always looks so lush.
     
  15. ScotTi

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    Thanks Bren! I will be removing some more of the grass areas, but I also plan to add a new grass path next year.
     
  16. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I'm belly aching again. Mowed it Tuesday evening - needs it again. :(

     
  17. Kipjanet

    Kipjanet Active Member

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    I love a girl with a mower. I have the new Jenny Craig plan just spread a few bags of fertilizer on the lawn, add rain and watch her mow. My wife won't let me cut the lawn so I sit on the porch and bring her cold beer.
     
  18. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Hmmmm, I wonder why Janet refuses to let you mow the lawn? :rolleyes:

    I'm past due for a trim. Never have to worry about someone else cutting the grass here. :eek:
     

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