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1st Trim

16 Oct

..the grass seed has taken and most of it is up (including a reseed 2 weeks ago )..so today we took 2 big steps forward…we took down most of the barriers (which were put up to keep the dogs off the growing grass )…
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..then we got the manual lawn mower out of the shed and gave the grass its first trimming…it is supposed to help the grass grow better..I have been putting it off due to being afraid of trampling the grass seed I reseeded in areas a couple of weeks ago but it turned out fine. There ARE still some bare spots but that was due to it being in a lower area and the grass seed continually washing away when it rained..the spots are not too plentiful so I will probably end up reseeding them in the spring..as grass growing season is coming to an end..

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After we cut the grass we stood back and are amazed at the difference the grass and level(er) ground makes..The funny thing is that I always hated grass and mowing and now I have 2-3 times as much as we ever did at our old house!

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5 Comments

Posted by on October 16, 2012 in Construction, Gardening

 

5 responses to “1st Trim

  1. Ron

    October 16, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Wow! That grass sure does make a difference! It looks great!

    You are making me feel much more optimistic about my grass-planting efforts here. :)

     
    • eagergridlessbeaver

      October 16, 2012 at 9:30 am

      thanks!..what a difference a month makes! Yeah, it really is shocking…needs to fill in more but it has got a good start now and in some places it is actually a thick mat of grass..not to mention how nice it is to be able to walk around the yard and not worry about stepping in a low spot and breaking your ankle!

       
  2. Robin

    October 19, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    That really looks nice! By next year your place will be so nice you will have to have posh parties in tuxedos. Make sure to invite me because I’ve never worn a tuxedo before. I will practice my suave lines from old movies in preparation and practice smoking a fake cigarette on a long stick. :D

     
    • eagergridlessbeaver

      October 22, 2012 at 7:48 am

      yes..hopefully! SLow and steady wins the race!

      No tuxedos allowed but we do permit t-shirts with a tuxedo pattern. Here is a sauve James ( Connery) Bond line to get you started ‘..lovely party…pity I wasn’t invited’ (but you are invited)..it helps if you have a Scottish accent)

       
  3. Shim Farm (@ShimFarm)

    October 23, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    The grass looks amazing. Like you, I’m on the fence regarding the maintenance, but it sure does look purty…

    You guys have done an amazing job with the yard this year. Well done.

     

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