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    You could probably take it right off, this is actually a good time to use the cheap black earth stuff as it compacts well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nismodrifter View Post
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    Gettin to be that time of year.
    It is still a tad chilly out here but I power raked, cut, and cleaned up the flower beds/bushes of last years over growth.

    Anyone use a reel mower? I am looking to do a mid week (or nightly) trim, without making any noise as baby is sleeping. I figure its a good activity to get me out of the house as well @ night.
    School me on reel mowers? Suggestions re a quality reel mower? Do they actually work or am I crazy?
    I have a manual reel mower, there are some pros and cons. You can cut much lower compared to a rotary without scalping if you have uneven terrain. Good for cutting newly sprouted grass as it is lighter and doesn't disturb the ground like a rotary. You get a cleaner cut compared to a rotary, it's a scissor action as opposed to swinging a blade. Obviously easier to store and move around.

    Cons are you need to check the bed knife alignment often, there's quite a few youtube videos on how to do it, it doesn't take too long. It will miss some random strands of grass here and there. Obviously it takes longer and more effort.

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    You can tell there is a recession by debating reel lawnmowers lol

    I had to lookup wtf that was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    You can tell there is a recession by debating reel lawnmowers lol

    I had to lookup wtf that was.
    The real ballers have the Toro powered reel lawnmowers for golf fairway lawns
    https://www.toro.com/en/golf/greensm...triflex-series

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    The real ballers pay someone to use that on their lawn.
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    Every time I see someone using a reel/rotary mower, they always seem to be struggling with them and it looks like they are having a terrible time I bet most people probably just buy them because they like the idea of it, but don't bother to maintain them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    The real ballers pay someone to use that on their lawn.
    Haha true

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    Who wants to start this in Calgary?

    http://bikinimowing.com/

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    If I was to be a pimp, it wouldn’t be for lawn wenches.
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    It ain't E-Z.
    Let's all work on positivity this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntan View Post
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    Who wants to start this in Calgary?

    http://bikinimowing.com/
    Half the girls I see working landscaping in summer would definitely be candidates for that business.

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    You can tell there is a recession by debating reel lawnmowers lol

    I had to lookup wtf that was.
    It's inefficient, and old school, so hipsters love it.

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    A properly maintained reel mower will last many lifetimes. That's why stores sell so many every year.....
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    So after a whole bunch of research I went with a Fiskars Reel mower. To be clear, this is a "COVID" purchase, something that I don't particularly have a need for, but I think will work in terms of getting me out of the house for some fresh air/activity/a mental break after our baby (hopefully) sleeps all while being mindful re: noise.

    I'll be able to cut as low as 1" without any scalping. I particularly would like to get my backyard this low so this is where I will focus a bunch of my attention. For the remainder of my lot I will probably do a once week routine cut with my AWD VTEC Husqvarna, and then do 1-2 mid week trims with this machine (at a slightly lower height than I cut with the gas). Not sure if I'll be able to tackle the entire property in 1 go, so might break it up and do a bit every night.

    I tried it out this evening, works like a charm. Very easy to push, not a struggle, easier than pushing a gas mower to be honest. Looking forward to using this through the summer as the days get longer.



    I will be modding it a bit too if I have time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    A properly maintained reel mower will last many lifetimes. That's why stores sell so many every year.....
    What's your suggestion on how to maintain one? I'm looking into grabbing a reel mower for some days I can either cut the grass real early or real late.

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    When should i be fertilizing and power raking?

    Might be a combo of old age and finally having a nice yard but im looking forward to this summer lol I found a guy thats selling some pretty cheap rock if anyone needs some https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details...dId=1533591938
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    and I did not have the only say in the matter (most people just want it done ASAP and don't care about quality).
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    If anything we made a better decision because we had a consensus and were all on the same page.

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    The ground in parts of my yard are is still quite frozen. Don't touch it with power equipment until that's fully thawed or you will do more harm than good. If your yard is full sun, it may be thawed pretty deeply.
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    not sure if this is the right thread to ask as it looks like a lot of you maintain your own lawns.

    but does anybody have any recommendations for a lawn care company they have used and were happy with it?
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    Is that @spacerz dude still around?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    The ground in parts of my yard are is still quite frozen. Don't touch it with power equipment until that's fully thawed or you will do more harm than good. If your yard is full sun, it may be thawed pretty deeply.
    Its full sun but im in no rush so i can wait.
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    and I did not have the only say in the matter (most people just want it done ASAP and don't care about quality).
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    If anything we made a better decision because we had a consensus and were all on the same page.

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    There is so much other yard cleanup I need to do right now the grass isn’t even on my radar.
    Originally posted by Thales of Miletus

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