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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 84gmcjimmy, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Its warm out so I started thinking...
    The front yard is a mess with weeds we never pulled last year. If I can rent one of those hand rototillars and chew the ground up. Then pull the weeds, then plow push the dirt semi flat and plant seeds. then use the roller and whatnot for the seeds.

    Is it that easy? Or am I overlooking something? I will get some pics tomorrow so you guys can judge...
     
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    Sounds like a pain in the ass.

    Just pull the weeds and pour beer on the lawn.

    It's gonna look a mess in between and may not come out perfect
     
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    Unless you covet hard work, be afraid. :eek:

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    I can't just pull the weeds, they are in there good.
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Where's that thread I made about this last year?
     
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    Stave's a lazy post whore who doesn't want to look it up! :D


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    Out to get pics, pics will be up in the next .5 hour.
     
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    The only part I can properly grow grass in right now is the side of the yard that the house sits, up to the pile of 2x10's, from the 2x10's to the road is just dirt/clay/rock still.

    In the area I mentioned, is it possible to use a rototillar to chew up the ground, then pull the weeds out so I can plant grass seeds?
     
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    Burn them!!!:weld:
     
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    burn them?
    there isn't enough close together to get the whole thing lit up. if I used gas it'd work, but I dont want to polute my soil:p:
     
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    Rototilling that would be so much work.
     
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    why? If its gas (or electric, whatever they are) all I have to do it push it?
     
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    Your kidding right? I will say that it would be a great work out for You:deal:
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    Steve,

    A rototiller doesn't work well in compacted soil like your yard will likely be. Your best bet is probably going to be mowing the grass/weeds you have now, apply a fertilizer/weed killer and some new grass seeds. Make sure you pick seeds that are good for the low light area's under trees.
     
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    Soak your yard down with water, then buy a huge set of boggers and chew the weeds outta your yard! rake them into a pile and burn them - smooth out the surface and apply grass seed and straw and your set for spring!


    1.) You get to play in your 4x4 throwing mud everywhere!

    2.) You get rid of the weeds all without having to push anything!

    3.) Drinking beer while doing this will increase the effects of #1


    :laugh: That's how I would do it!
     
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    Give me a break!

    Kenny The ground isn't really hard. How soft does it have to be for a rototillar to work? I'll mow when it dries a bit, everywhere I step I sink. Don't need to buy a new lawnmower.

    Flatline, I don't have any money for boggers, want to send me some for free:grin:
     
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    rototillers are not so much pushing forward, as holding it back, it will tend to want to run across the top of the compacted soil, and you want it to get down into the soil a good 6" (maybe more), so you will mostly be holding the thing in place, slowly moving forward

    for the area you have pictured, you will want it for at least a day, maybe more, and you will have A LOT of fun ;) and be VERY sore when you're finished
     
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    Don't let them fool you, they're just trying to pull a fast one on you again.:D Shouldn't take you more than a couple hours to do that.
     

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