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[#] Thu Jan 14 2021 14:35:34 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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When we had 3 acres in Ohio, we tried this the first year. It just killed the grass in patches under the snow. 

I had patches of dead lawn under small clumps of cut grass too.   It is the result of your mower blades not being sharp.  Once I got more proactive about keeping the blades sharp, the problem went away immediately.



[#] Thu Jan 14 2021 17:49:07 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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That could quite possibly have been the problem. We did have the mower that was left with the house tuned up in later years, and I assume blade sharpening was part of the annual package. But after the first year, we never left leaves down in winter - so I have no control to compare it against, really.

 

Thu Jan 14 2021 14:35:34 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

When we had 3 acres in Ohio, we tried this the first year. It just killed the grass in patches under the snow. 

I had patches of dead lawn under small clumps of cut grass too.   It is the result of your mower blades not being sharp.  Once I got more proactive about keeping the blades sharp, the problem went away immediately.



 



[#] Thu Jan 14 2021 17:50:51 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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As mentioned, now I have a postage sized lot and Mexicans with lawn mowers come and cut it. It dies in the summer when it gets too hot, and in the winter when it gets too cold, and you have to reseed with seasonal grass once a year. It is always something. If I'm not battling 3 acres of grass and vegetation in Ohio... I'm trying to grow grass in the desert in Arizona.

 

Sacramento was perfect, as far as climate - it is too bad it is in California, and full of Californians.

 

Thu Jan 14 2021 17:49:07 EST from ParanoidDelusions

That could quite possibly have been the problem.

 

 



 



[#] Fri Jan 22 2021 09:16:14 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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I'm ordering a new kitchen today. Dilapidated 30 year old cabinets and a crappy laminate countertop are being replaced with solid maple plywood cabinets and synthetic stone counters. I will be doing all of the installation myself.
Wish me luck!

[#] Fri Jan 22 2021 10:19:50 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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You seem like exactly the kind of guy to pull this off. I've got a friend in Sacramento who reminds me a lot of you, and he did the same thing a year or two back, and it turned out brilliant. 

Good luck. I know I'm getting old, because I understand how exciting a project like this is. :) 

 

Fri Jan 22 2021 09:16:14 EST from IGnatius T Foobar
I'm ordering a new kitchen today. Dilapidated 30 year old cabinets and a crappy laminate countertop are being replaced with solid maple plywood cabinets and synthetic stone counters. I will be doing all of the installation myself.
Wish me luck!

 



[#] Sat Jan 23 2021 08:37:39 EST from Nurb432

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You will be fine.

Just plan ahead, look twice before you do anything and measure 3 times. 



[#] Sat Jan 23 2021 10:49:09 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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I watch a lot of videos. :) People make fun of that, but if you're the kind of person who learns by observation -- which I am -- it's a great method.
My dad taught me how to use tools and some basic stuff, but I can do things now he never would have even attempted. He calls me for plumbing work now.
:)

[#] Sat Jan 23 2021 18:42:45 EST from Nurb432

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My dad, and grandfather, built houses for a living.  Nothing wrong with watching others to learn how something is done when it comes to 'construction and repair' type of stuff.. its how i learn, and many others.   Dont always need to learn things the hardway...

Sat Jan 23 2021 10:49:09 EST from IGnatius T Foobar
I watch a lot of videos. :) People make fun of that, but if you're the kind of person who learns by observation -- which I am -- it's a great method.
My dad taught me how to use tools and some basic stuff, but I can do things now he never would have even attempted. He calls me for plumbing work now.
:)

 



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