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Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:29 pm
We have been getting some beautiful summer rains this year. Had .3" last night and a total of almost 7" in the past three weeks. When I got back home from Bigdog's in June it was really depressing around here: hot, dry and everything was brown. His place looked like a golf course.
Now its nice and green here too.. cool with highs in the mid 70's... usually a nice afternoon shower everyday...hit and miss here in the mountain.
I am exercising extreme restraint in not mowing with the Cub this year. Disced, seeded bermuda and fertilized last year. That seed is just now coming up and is very small blades. After everything goes to seed this year, and dries out then I'll cut it, disc again and fertilize once more. By next year hopefully all the bare spots will be gone.
Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:46 pm
Wow from some of the stories you hear, you have half the trees in Arizona in that 1 picture.
Thu Aug 11, 2005 5:32 am
Mike, that sure is a pretty picyure....there ARE trees AND grass in Arizona!!!
Thu Aug 11, 2005 6:37 am
Beautiful place for a Cub get together
Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:33 am
Never could understand why anyone would fertilize a yard, just means you have to mow more often. One of the locals in town who likes to play practical jokes on peope was gone on vacation, and some of his "buddies" spread 200 pounds of nitrogen on his 1/4 acre lot where he lives. We got quite a bit of rain just afterward, and he had to mow his lawn 3 times a week for about 3 months. It was a couple years before he found out what happened. LOL
do you know why the dogs are so fast in Arizona? it's because the trees are so far apart.
Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:35 am
That's a good one John
Fri Sep 09, 2005 5:39 am
Hey Mike...Your gonna find oout that your Bermuda grass will turn brown when it goes dormant in winter. Your Bermuda grass will become deep rooted, and will lay very close to the ground. That's when you'll need to decide wether or not you want to cut it with a low-set rotary mower, or a reel mower!
If you've got a LOT of Bermuda...a 3-gang set of reel mowers does a really NICE job!
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