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Once a month
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How often do you mow your lawn?

Old 05-24-16, 10:51 PM
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How often do you mow your lawn?

Once a week?
Once every two weeks?
Once a month?

Bonus question: Does your area have a Home Owners Association that monitors these things and sends you letters if you let it go a little too far?

Bonus question #2: Do you do it yourself or hire a company? How often do they come by and how much do you pay them?

edit: dammit, I can't edit the poll to add the option suggested below. Damn ancient Vbulletin version, or something.

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Re: How often do you mow your lawn?

Where's the "when it needs it" option?

There was a time a month ago where I cut it twice in one week. And it's not because I enjoy doing it.

A few years ago, it was so hot and dry late in the summer that I didn't mow for 2 months.

I guess once a week might be the average, but it all depends on the weather.
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Re: How often do you mow your lawn?

My house is in a housing development and our "lawn" is just decorative rocks and bushes that our HOA maintains (they have a company come every couple weeks to trim, sweep, etc).
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Re: How often do you mow your lawn?

Every two weeks from spring through fall. About once a month in the winter.

No HOA. F that.

For the most part, I do my own yard work. There may be once every two years where I'll have to hire someone to trim some trees (not a one-man job)
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Re: How often do you mow your lawn?

Every two weeks but if it rains a lot, then every week. The grass will grow like anything.
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Re: How often do you mow your lawn?

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Once a week?
Once every two weeks?
Once a month?
Weekly. My yard really needs it every week and a half, and I can push it to two weeks, but that bermuda looks kinda raggedy around that point.

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Bonus question: Does your area of a Home Owners Association that monitors these things and sends you letters if you let it go a little too far?
Yes, but they're not pests about it. (I actually wish they were more heavy-handed, and this is from someone who hates the idea of HOAs.)

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Bonus question #2: Do you do it yourself or hire a company? How often do they come by and how much do you pay them?
I pay a lawn care company $180 a month, and I'm on just shy of a third of an acre. It's $180 regardless of how many weeks are in the month. I obviously don't pay when the grass is dormant.
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Re: How often do you mow your lawn?

Every two weeks in the spring thru July. Than I can go longer when the weather heats up and drys out. No home owner association to deal with, and i cut it myself.
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Re: How often do you mow your lawn?

Right now in the spring, I mow every three to four days because the grass is thick and growing fast. Once the summer hits it's more like once a week. From what I hear, most companies around my area charge $50-$60 per cut for an acre of lawn. No real HOA to speak of. People can mow as much as they want.
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Re: How often do you mow your lawn?

Probably average once a week Spring-->Fall. No HOA, I do it myself, and don't mind it at all.
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Re: How often do you mow your lawn?

Usually once a week. We don't have a HOA. Sometimes if it's been more than a week, I wait until i hear one of the neighbors mowing and figure I should too.
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Re: How often do you mow your lawn?

My yard is about the size of a typical bedroom. We cut it every week or two.
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Re: How often do you mow your lawn?

During the Summer, almost every weekend. During Spring and Fall, once every 2 weeks. During Winter, maybe once.
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Re: How often do you mow your lawn?

Generally, I have them come in about 1x a month year round. They really don't have much to mow in the summer because the grass is dead (just spraying for weeds). It costs me $25 a shot.
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Re: How often do you mow your lawn?

I mow my own yard, about every 10 days.
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Re: How often do you mow your lawn?

I could pay someone about 1500 a year to mow my yard. Small yard. I could do it myself and put that money elsewhere. So...I've been doing that since 1998, 18 years x1500=27,000 dollars saved. Have a Toro mower I bought 12 years ago for 250 bucks. At 43, I can use the exercise anyway. Mow once a week.

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Re: How often do you mow your lawn?

Every few weeks, when needed. Mow it myself (so the "when needed" becomes subjective up to the point where neighborhood cats are reported missing).
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Re: How often do you mow your lawn?

As often as I pay the Mexican dudes when they're in the neighborhood. I did my time as a kid, I'm now done with that.
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Re: How often do you mow your lawn?

I get my son to do it about once a month. Should be more, but that works. No HOA.
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Re: How often do you mow your lawn?

Every week to two weeks, typically on the weekend. And I make my kids do it, now that they're old enough. Sometimes, I'll grab a beer and watch them work.

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Re: How often do you mow your lawn?

Every 1-2 weeks, as needed and depending on the weather (if it rains all weekend, I can't cut it, and I don't have time to cut it during the week).
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Re: How often do you mow your lawn?

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I guess once a week might be the average, but it all depends on the weather.
Yep. My yard is a fifth of an acre and it usually takes 45 minutes to mow.
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Re: How often do you mow your lawn?

Every week except in the dog days of summer when there is no rain and thus no growth. I have a 1/2 acre

1. Yes, I have a HOA but they don't care unless something is really egregious - like it looks like a house no one has lived in for 6 months.

2. I do it myself but only because I have two dogs (one very large German Shepherd) and need to clean up the yard before mowing. I have a 1/2 acre and it generally takes between 90 and 120 minutes with cleaning and touching up with push mower.
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Re: How often do you mow your lawn?

You're supposed to mow it?
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Re: How often do you mow your lawn?

Uhh... thanks for all the responses guys and gals.

But, I was talking about pubic hair.
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Re: How often do you mow your lawn?

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But, I was talking about pubic hair.
The HOA in my neighborhood does monitor this. Thankfully, there's a hot Asian milf 2 houses down who checks mine.

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