What size lawn justifies a riding mower?

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What size lawn justifies use of a riding mower?

  1. 1/4 acre

    7 vote(s)
    8.6%
  2. 1/2 acre

    26 vote(s)
    32.1%
  3. 3/4 acre

    15 vote(s)
    18.5%
  4. 1 acre

    21 vote(s)
    25.9%
  5. 2 acres +

    3 vote(s)
    3.7%
  6. Riding mower?! Back in my day...

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  7. Don't all TGP members pay others to mow?

    8 vote(s)
    9.9%
  1. Doug's Tubes

    Doug's Tubes Member

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    I have a half acre seeded so far and there will be more.

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  2. RJLII

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    Wow. That's a bargain. I have less to mow than that and I've been quoted between $75 and $100
     
  3. Stike

    Stike Member

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    My brother in law justifies his riding mower despite having a tiny yard (like 15-20 minutes with a push mower tiny) because "it just gets so damn hot" yet he will spend an entire day golfing when it's 95 out.
     
  4. killer blues

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    That's a good candidate for a reel mower
     
  5. ctreitzell

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    I wish I could find a deal like that around here! We have been paying around 300euros per month to get about a qtr acre cut and edged...and not done well...they seem to come when grass is 8-12" high and leave cuttings...ugh
    they ain't smart enuff to know the difrense tween weeds n wanted plants

    and that is about an eighth of the surface we want maintainedo_O

    There are a couple of local guys willing to do the time, at a fraction of the "pro" price...I'll need to buy the machines and maintain them. I'm thinking 5-8K euros...by then, I have purchased a tractor:confused:
     
  6. Old Possum

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    I see what's going on here, he figures the faster he gets the mowing done...the more time for golf and drinks at the clubhouse.
     
  7. telest

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    When its 90 plus, with high humidity, I agree :aok
     
  8. amigo30

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    I've got a bit over a half-acre, and used to use my trusty sears craftsman out there - every single weekend. Weekend after weekend after weekend. Year after year after year.

    When I was a new homeowner in my late 30's, I loved it. The smell of fresh-cut grass, the joys of owning your own home and taking care of it, the pride of being king of your own castle...... That time passed a LONG time ago. Now I'm older, things take me longer, I have a lot more responsibilities, and free time is a LOT harder to come by.

    Just go get the riding mower and do yourself a favor. Life's too short, and besides, it's damn hot outside.
     
  9. Fishyfishfish

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    Any size you want!!!



    #tororidinglawnmowers
     
  10. Stike

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    He doesn't drink one of the reasons I don't hang out with him.:p
     
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  11. Old Possum

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    Lol, grounds for divorce.
     
  12. Stike

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    My sister in-law doesn't drink either.
     
  13. sixstringfuel

    sixstringfuel Hotdogs kill

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    I mow our front yard and the fenced in part of the back yard with a self propelled mower and everything else with a rider. I mow about 3 acres a week. 1 acre is an easement that the town forgot that they are supposed to mow.
    The rider also has a little dump trailer, 42" snow blower, dethatcher, aerator, and leaf vacuum. All of which come in pretty handy.
     
  14. cadduc

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    I think the correct answer is: when your lawn is 4" tall or more.
     
  15. Swami Asango

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    some decades back, in pre internet times, I lived in a larger house with a larger garden,
    that called for a riding mower.

    I found one for free in the local newspapers and called right away.

    after the other conversation participant had picked up his phone, the line
    remained silent at first.

    "you are the 29th person, that is calling me", he then said, quietly,
    from far away, it seemed.

    "I never had a lawnmover anyway", is what he said next.

    :beer
     
  16. sonofspy

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    ten square feet, bragging rights.
     
  17. Doug's Tubes

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    Plant some ground cover and be done with it!
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  18. Woodenfish

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    My lawn is cut weekly and the price has not increased in 8 years. Maybe your country needs to open its borders to Mexican immigrants? We have a surplus we can send now with many in government storage while looking for placement. They are generally a very hardworking people and their families really know how to cook flavorable meals from low cost ingredients. At drywalling, painting, roofing and tiling work they excel too.:aok
     
  19. sink

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    I think it varies on your lawn. My lawn is just over 1/2 an acre and we have one, it is great and first one I have owned as an adult. My parents' lawn is 0.78 acres and I pushed mowed that lawn until they started paying someone to do it. They live on the water and have a sloped yard and railroad ties on the middle (to soften the slope) so a riding mower never made sense.
     
  20. Whiskeyrebel

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    I don't have that option. My trees are apple and cherry and mulberry. Their leaves typically don't finish dropping until well after the first snow. I end up just running them over in the spring to mulch them up.
     

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