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woodycrest
05-06-2005, 11:25 PM
i'm not even going to use the 'O' word...dont wanna start any arguments :waving:

it took three seasons...so it certainly isnt instant gratification...but a natural approach to lawn care does work!
THe only input here has been proper mowing.

apr 2002

woodycrest
05-06-2005, 11:27 PM
and here is april 2005....

PTOhioMower
05-06-2005, 11:36 PM
Looks great!!

What mower did you use and what height are you cuttin??

Appalachian landscape
05-06-2005, 11:41 PM
2 applications of turf builder would have done that and you would have saved a ton of $$$. :rolleyes:

woodycrest
05-06-2005, 11:45 PM
2 applications of turf builder would have done that and you would have saved a ton of $$$. :rolleyes:

how would that have saved me $ ?

i would have had to buy the turf builder.

Appalachian landscape
05-07-2005, 12:04 AM
if not money then labor.

woodycrest
05-07-2005, 12:06 AM
save what labour?

i have to mow the grass.

PTOhioMower
05-07-2005, 12:11 AM
I dont think he understands what you are tryin to say here.

But I would really like to know what mower you used and what height your cuttin.

woodycrest
05-07-2005, 12:15 AM
I dont think he understands what you are tryin to say here.

But I would really like to know what mower you used and what height your cuttin.

greens are cut with a walkbehind reel mower at 3/4"
fairways are at 1.5''
roughs are at 3''

this is the mower..

woodycrest
05-07-2005, 12:18 AM
greens at .5''

fairways 1.5"
rough 3''

woodycrest
05-07-2005, 12:20 AM
and one more for effect... :)

Appalachian landscape
05-07-2005, 01:38 AM
what did you do besides cut the grass then? If there was no labor or materials involved I'm stumped.

Tim Louis
05-15-2005, 12:27 AM
looks to me like the first picture was taken in very early spring when the grass was not growing and the second was taken in mid spring when the grass was growing

Expert Lawns
05-15-2005, 01:24 AM
"O" word???

woodycrest
05-15-2005, 06:32 AM
"O" word???

''organic'' :waving:

Tim Louis,

THese pics were taken within two days of the same date(one in 2002, the second in 2005). THis property greened up this year before any other properties in the neighbourhood.
here it is last week...

Expert Lawns
05-15-2005, 11:12 AM
Is this a par 3 course? I couldn't imagine mowing much more with just one small mower

woodycrest
05-15-2005, 01:07 PM
yup, very short par3..the first course is about 3 acres...the other course is about4.
Between the two courses there is approx 15000 sq ft of greens. As i said they are small, but are a decent challenge for some fun golf.

I also run a National 68 triplex reel mower, but it is currently under repair, just about ready to go. I use it mainly for the areas surrounding the greens and fairways.

THese golf courses are very unique...it takes about half an hour to play each course,good for short game practice.

Now if i could just learn how to putt. :rolleyes:

Grassmechanic
05-17-2005, 07:24 AM
greens at .5''

fairways 1.5"
rough 3''

1/2" greens???? Only in my wildest dreams do I wish I was able to maintain 1/2" greens. 3/8" was the HIGHEST I was allowed. 5/16" was acceptable, but 1/4" is what was wanted by the greens committee. And fairways were cut at 1/2" and roughs were no more than 2". :dizzy:

woodycrest
05-17-2005, 07:39 AM
1/2" greens???? Only in my wildest dreams do I wish I was able to maintain 1/2" greens. 3/8" was the HIGHEST I was allowed. 5/16" was acceptable, but 1/4" is what was wanted by the greens committee. And fairways were cut at 1/2" and roughs were no more than 2". :dizzy:

I am the greens committee. :)

These are golf courses built on private property mostly for the owners use.

4 years ago these courses were nothing more than fields of grass claiming to be golf courses. :rolleyes:
No irrigation. so they are at the mercy of the weather...thats why i keep the cutting heights so high. THey are certainly not usga status.

twindiddy
05-17-2005, 09:44 AM
nice job, woodycrest!