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 09-16-2003, 16:06 Post: 64050
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 Haven't had to mow the yard all summer!

I don't have much yard, so I have never considered buying any type of mower for my tractor. But, I haven't even mowed the yard with the push mower, this summer. We have not had a lot of rain, but the yard area get hit with the automatic sprinklers every day.

I have had some very cooperative and diligent rabbits that come in under the fence every day and trim the place up for me. I am not kidding. The rabbits have been eating the grass and leaving all of the decorative plants alone. They have kept the grass at about an inch tall all summer. It is a little less even than if I had trimmed it with the push mower, but it is not bad and is too short to trim without scalping. The rabbits have been doing a good job with trimming around the trees and sidewalks also.

This is completely different compared to my old house where the rabbits would denude a spot and cause much more damage than good. I don't know why these rabbits are different, but I guess that I can't complain. The only yardwork that I have done is a little edging and fertilization. The rabbits have done some fertilization of their own but the pellets on my fertilizer are smaller and probably have a higher nitrogen content. Wink yeah right






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 09-16-2003, 16:41 Post: 64051
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 Haven't had to mow the yard all summer!

I only wish that was the case, between the irrigation system (groundwater from the pond) and fertilizer regime I'm still cutting it weekly, up until Labour day it was twice weekly.

The grass catcher on my mower uses a 44 gal. Rubbermaid industrial garbage can as a receptacle, an average cut produces 6 full bins of cuttings, compost anyone?

Oh well, at least I have a good excuse... I'd love to do that for you Honey, but I have to go cut the grass... ;->

Best of luck.






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 09-16-2003, 21:13 Post: 64091
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 Haven't had to mow the yard all summer!

Murf, your area and ours ran about the same.
I still feel about six days right now but we still have no lack of moisture. We had a 3/4" dump last nite and more coming from the Atlantic which you will also see.






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 09-16-2003, 22:13 Post: 64097
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 Haven't had to mow the yard all summer!

Those are obviously conservative Republican rabbits feasting on your lawn. The liberal, socialist, Democrat rabbits would be complaining that you did not put out some rabbit food pellets and that the lawn is not EPA approved native grasses. Wink yeah right






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 09-17-2003, 08:19 Post: 64117
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 Haven't had to mow the yard all summer!

I think that I have figured out why they are eating the grass so evenly. They always stay in the shade. There are only a few small trees and a few fence posts back there to make shade, so they are always moving around as the sun moves.

It is different living in the desert. My grass is the only soft green plant material around for hundreds of yards. We have only had 4 inches of rain since the first of the year. I guess that the rabbits would normally eat some of the small desert flowers and such, but there just aren't any this year. I don't imagine that they can handle the tougher desert plants.






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 09-17-2003, 08:33 Post: 64120
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 Haven't had to mow the yard all summer!

This year those little lop eared suckers ate my tomato plants. When I finally got some chicken wire around them I found deer standing in the raised planter. Can't win.

Maybe next year I can get a greenhouse built.






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 09-17-2003, 16:54 Post: 64175
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 Haven't had to mow the yard all summer!

I was moving during the spring this year, so I did not put in a garden. (Probably next year) I am sure that the rabbits would have loved some fresh tomatoe plants.

I started hearing coyotes the past week or so. I expect that I will start seeing fewer and fewer rabbits in the comming weeks.






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