The Home Ownership Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Douglas, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. otc

    otc Senior member

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    I don't think mulching is a problem unless you have let the grass go really long and/or you are cutting it really short. If there is a lot of growth to cut down, you should probably either bag or do it in two passes with your mower at two different heights.
     


  2. upthewazzu

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    This. Mulching is a great way to suffocate your lawn, unless you enjoy cutting it every other day.

    Every Spring, run a power rake through the grass and pull up all the thatch that compacted over the winter. I've found that to be one of the single most important things you can do for your lawn.
     
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  3. otc

    otc Senior member

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    I don't know about that...mowing once a week in peak growing season should still be plenty good for mulching (at least with Midwestern lawns)
     


  4. Ataturk

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    Here in the deep south thatch is never an issue, at least not with the centipede lawns most people have.

    Soil compaction, on the other hand, is, so lawns really benefit from aeration (with the serious machines that take plugs out, not the crummy DIY tools that poke holes in the ground).
     


  5. lefty

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    So not these?

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  6. upthewazzu

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    Could definitely be a regional thing. The grass here in the PacNW tends to be extremely thick if properly taken care of. If I mulched, I'd need to cut it 2 or 3 times a week or it would really start to pile up. Almost everyone in my neighborhood uses a yard waste bin to get rid of clippings.

    I use a plug-in mower that I bought from Sears about 5 years ago. It's served me well, but could use some more power.
     


  7. Ataturk

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    Not those, no. This works pretty well, though.

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  8. FtRoyalty

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    I'm happy with my Honda self propelled mower on my mix of Bermuda and Zoysia. I only bag the clippings when I scalp in the spring. Otherwise, I just mulch.

    The bane of my lawn is controlling chamber bitter. Such a pain to manage.
     


  9. zatarregaza

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    Mulching is the way to go. Be sure to raise the mowing height as well. You'll have fewer clippings and won't leave clumps of grass behind. Mowing high is good for the roots as well. This whole method of mulching your clippings fits in with the organic way of caring for your lawn.
    I've been following this method the last few years after one of my dogs started having seizures the day the city sprayed for mosquitoes. I don't know if this is any better for the dogs, but as of last summer my lawn definitely looked better than it had in the 7 years I've lived here.

    Go to http://www.dirtdoctor.com/ to find out more about it. This guy is local to Dallas and promotes this method as a cleaner, less toxic way of caring for your lawn.
     


  10. Medwed

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    Where can I buy the wavy glass for shower cabin?
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  11. imatlas

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    That's a great application, but in day to day use that stuff is tacky.
     
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  12. RedLantern

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    I like it as glass for cabinet fronts
     


  13. Medwed

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    That is a good idea , about cabinets. I will consider that.
    IMO, corrugated glass is good material for shower cabin , it does not show water spots and calcium and provides for a bit of privacy. I hate my current shower cabin it is like a fish-tank with spotty glass.
     
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    I recently had a new shower enclosure fitted. It's clear glass but claims to have some sort of coating that prevents limescale spots. Been about 6 months so far and seems to be working (gets cleaned weekly in any case).
     


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    A lot of trends these days are toward less practical things -- just off the top of my head, clear glass, gigantic bath tubs, small mirrors, porous stone surfaces, brushed hardware and faucets, etc.
     
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