Hard to cut weed

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tacoma200, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just wanted to know the name of this weed. They are thick here now and the stems can be hard to cut.

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  2. Blood Bought

    Blood Bought LawnSite Member
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    Buck Horn Plantain. My favorite when I was a kid. Loop the stem over and pull to shoot the head at someone.
     
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yuppers. What Blood said. Sharpen your blades as close to the middle as you can.
     
  4. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    Tacoma,
    Triple on the buckhorn plantain, and the best thing is if it weren't for weeds like this and clover, we couldn't mow as much as we do.....LOL! These dude's are a win-win provider. That picture looks like my pasture, less the bitter sneezeweed and coreopsis.
     
  5. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Dang, you guys are good. I need to study my weeds. Yes weeds provide income even in drougts. Any good resources for weed ID?
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  6. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    What are you running for blades? I did some more sampleing of blades. Stens has a 21" x 5/8" hole that has a 1.0" lift on the sail, # 303-156. Works good on my Hustler. Most 21" blades only have .800" lift. There is some 3" wide blades with a 1.5" lift. They draw some power and sound like an airplane.
     
  7. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm not having too much trouble with but I'm just noticing stalks still standing when I look at lawns in this area.
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  8. bighaydenslawn

    bighaydenslawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Buckhorn no doubt.

    Cuts a lot better than dandelions do though.
     
  9. Blood Bought

    Blood Bought LawnSite Member
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    Tacoma200: I use 2 books for weed ID. I'll give you the details when I get back to the office Mon. The one is a handy paper back published by the University of Georgia, "Southern Weeds".
     
  10. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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