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Drew Gemma
06-02-2005, 08:18 PM
The woman is getting mad about all my socks turning green. I wear shorts as much as possible but when I trim all that crap goes in my boots any suggestions. It turns my socks and inside of my boots green.

Toy2
06-02-2005, 08:25 PM
I starting wearing shorts....jeans were getting to hot......I have the same issue you do......I just started tossing my socks in the trash....I'm sure it will start to cost me......but at least I don't have to deal with the wife....I know I can get a pack of socks at the dollar store......I have a garage mounted vac.....I use on my shoes to get all the grass clippings out...works pretty well.... :) Someone out there help us save our socks!!! :)

Equipguy
06-02-2005, 08:26 PM
Simple. Start doing your own wash!

Mo Green
06-02-2005, 09:00 PM
Check out the W.E. Chapps website. You can buy chapps that attach just above the knee via velcro. They cover your socks and shoes while using the string trimmer or edger. I've thought about making my own. Just take a pair of old Dickies and cut the legs off about 6 inches above the knee. Sew in a drawstring or some velcro. Perfect for leg and sock protection.

Mark McC
06-02-2005, 09:02 PM
Chlorine or peroxide bleach?

MMLawn
06-02-2005, 09:08 PM
White socks are cheap and just a cost of doing this business is what you will have to tell her.

Precision
06-02-2005, 09:11 PM
buy better socks.

I use hiking socks that are already a brown tan color and don't stain nearly as easily. They also provide better cushion, better wicking of sweat, decrease nasty foot odor, decrease the likelihood of athletes foot.

I also do my own socks.

pagefault
06-02-2005, 09:18 PM
Are you wearing the green socks when you take her out to dinner? They really won't look good with your best suit. I'd complain too. :p

Drew Gemma
06-02-2005, 09:22 PM
nice replies guys just what I thought! Oh well it was good for a laugh or 2. Keep the ideas comming.

BladeRunner1967
06-02-2005, 09:29 PM
I use my son's old soccer shin guards when I have shorts on. Keeps the socks pretty clean

jcb287
06-02-2005, 09:40 PM
Wear Flip-Flops :p

Precision
06-02-2005, 09:45 PM
Wear Flip-Flops :p

Yeah, you think that's a joke. There is some dope here that doesn't wear any shoes while he mows, edges or trims.

I can't even begin to imagine what the people that hire him are thinking.

extoro
06-02-2005, 09:54 PM
What about a pair of Big Smith overalls a couple of sizes bigger than what you wear? They have wide legs so your boots will slip right through for on & off ease. Just a thought.

LawnBrother
06-02-2005, 10:05 PM
What's wrong with green socks? :) Seriously, I would do anything it took to keep my woman doing my laundry if I were you. My girl won't touch mine with a 10 foot pole. I even offered to pay her, but she wants 25 cents per item, including socks. Too rich for my blood......

all ferris
06-02-2005, 10:11 PM
buy green socks.


I wear shorts, ankle socks, gore-tex tennis shoes, and lots of grass on my legs. I blow the grass off my legs with the blower.

As far as the socks go, I just have my lovely wife wash all my work clothes in the same load. I go through about 10 pair of socks/year and 1 pair of shoes per year. I spend the extra money on gore-tex tennis shoes (Merrel) because then I don't get wet feet from the morning dew.

The shoes just stay full of grass. It's part of the job.

ProCare Lawn Service
06-02-2005, 10:12 PM
Get some gators. The fit over shoes and cover socks. Normally used to keep feet from getting wet when hiking. I think they cost around $20 or so. Campmor outfitters have them relatively cheap I believe.

RKISTNER1
06-02-2005, 10:16 PM
Wear jeans..less damage to skin..end of day Blow off with air compresser!

gl1200a
06-02-2005, 10:19 PM
I've had this problem since the beginning and I just have some white socks for work only. I wash them only with my work shorts and t-shirts and keep the seperate from my good white socks! Socks are cheap at Target even in a size 16.

SoloMow
06-02-2005, 10:30 PM
I have work socks and I have regular socks. It's pretty easy to tell the difference and, after the wash, my wife just pairs each to its own! This is not a major problem in my marriage. :D

pagefault
06-02-2005, 11:06 PM
http://www.ehow.com/how_18047_remove-grass-stains.html

Sounds like a lot of work to me...

Runner
06-02-2005, 11:23 PM
On a serious note, the W.E. Chapps DO make a huge difference. You get the protection,...sure, that's grteat, but more to this subject, they go over you shoe top, so the stop all that stuff.

Gibs
06-02-2005, 11:52 PM
i wear sandals all week and my feet stay green for about till about sunday

Lawn Masters
06-03-2005, 12:02 AM
I wear US military issue boots, and never notice this issue, but then again, I like the army issue socks too, OD green and nice on my feet.

RKISTNER1
06-03-2005, 12:09 AM
Dude Army boots r the best..make money$$$$$$$$$$$ rich in mich.