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by Mightyquinn
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Swardman Electra
Replies: 113
Views: 8096

Re: Swardman Electra

Ware wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:50 pm
@Reelrollers @SwardmanGuy perhaps Swardman could experiment with a dimpled drum for added traction like Toro and others use on their 26” machines.

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The Baroness has a dimpled roller on there 22" models too :thumbup:
by Mightyquinn
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Irrigating warm season turf during green-up
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: Irrigating warm season turf during green-up

I have found that you really don't need to water too often until it gets up into the 80's. I have soil moisture probes connected to my Davis VP2 and the soil stays pretty moist this time of year especially without any high's in the 80's at all. I didn't read the article before posting this :D
by Mightyquinn
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Power tool for turning existing mulch
Replies: 12
Views: 212

Re: Power tool for turning existing mulch

You will never regret purchasing the Stihl Kombi. Whatever you do, get the biggest motor - KM 131. That way you never have a question of whether you have enough power. I have: String trimmer attachment Straight edger attachment Bed redefiner Pole saw attachment with extension The tiller attachment ...
by Mightyquinn
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Recommended Liquid Cleaner for Concrete & Vinyl Fence?
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: Recommended Liquid Cleaner for Concrete & Vinyl Fence?

I would think that the pressure from the water alone should take care of most of those stains. That's all I use to clean my driveway and sidewalk. I use Jomax and Outdoor Bleach in a pump sprayer to clean the house and fence and then wash it off with a garden hose.
by Mightyquinn
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: MQ's 2019 Lawn Journal
Replies: 14
Views: 412

Re: MQ's 2019 Lawn Journal

I also wanted to add what I have been doing over the Fall/Winter to make trimming a little easier on myself. I decided that since I can't get right up against the fence and other areas of my lawn with the mower which left a lot of areas that needed trimming that I would put pavers down in those area...
by Mightyquinn
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: MQ's 2019 Lawn Journal
Replies: 14
Views: 412

Re: MQ's 2019 Lawn Journal

Got out on the lawn again today and took the lawn down to .300". It's amazing that the lower you go the more clippings you end up getting. I ended up going over the back lawn in two directions since the mower was struggling a bit in the one direction and I ended up collecting about as much clippings...
by Mightyquinn
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Tips & Tricks for Cleaning Your Mower
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Tips & Tricks for Cleaning Your Mower

I will usually just hose it down really good about once a week or every other week and then blow it off with the leaf blower. If it needs a bath, I will spray it down with some SuperClean after hosing it off and let that soak for a bit and then hose that off and dry it. When I get dirt/grease/gunk b...
by Mightyquinn
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Liquid Fertilizer
Replies: 31
Views: 1105

Re: Liquid Fertilizer

When I'm mixing up my fertilizer, I have put 4lbs of Urea and 4lbs of AMS in a 5 gallon bucket of warm water and it all dissolved just fine. I'm probably pushing the limits there but it seems to do fine and then I do a final mix in the tank with all 12 gallons of water to make sure it's all mixed re...
by Mightyquinn
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: MQ's Liquid Lawn Fertilizing Plan
Replies: 155
Views: 9263

Re: MQ's Liquid Lawn Fertilizing Plan

datcope wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:14 pm
@Mightyquinn Silly question...where did you get that blue container?
LOL!!! It's a Lowe's 5 gallon bucket :thumbup:
by Mightyquinn
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Prodiamine now or wait for fall?
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: Prodiamine now or wait for fall?

If it was me I would go ahead and put the PreM down and then concentrate on killing the weeds you have and feeding your lawn to get the lawn to spread and fill in all the thin spots. I would also look into maybe getting a Pro Plugger to help with any large thin areas you may have. I think after gett...
by Mightyquinn
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Making liquid Fertilizer
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Making liquid Fertilizer

I started a thread here last year about it. MQ's Liquid Lawn Fertilizing Plan
by Mightyquinn
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Noise cancelling headphone recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Noise cancelling headphone recommendations?

Are these for mowing and working in the lawn?
by Mightyquinn
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: MQ's 2019 Lawn Journal
Replies: 14
Views: 412

Re: MQ's 2019 Lawn Journal

I took the lawn down to .400" on Sunday and cut back the other bush on the right side of the garage. Today after work I got out and mowed it down to .350" as I was hoping the lawn was still going to be a little damp from the rain last night and it was misting most of the morning. I have found that s...
by Mightyquinn
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Help me find calcitic lime...
Replies: 13
Views: 197

Re: Help me find calcitic lime...

You might want to check out Lowe's and see what the bag of Pennington Fast Acting Lime says on the back for analysis. I'm getting conflicting results on whether it's Calcitic or Dolomitic and may very depending on where you live. Is there a certain reason you are looking for Calcitic lime specifical...
by Mightyquinn
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Tank Cleaner
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Tank Cleaner

I don’t have separate sprayers for different chemicals and just make sure to rinse them well after use. I’ve never had an issue.
by Mightyquinn
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Toro GM 1000 quitting
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Toro GM 1000 quitting

Talental wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:00 pm
Thanks guys will check those things out. Hopefully that’s all it is.
Could it also be just choking out due to all the grass from going from 1”to 0.7”
That very well could be it too. Try not to take so much off with the next mow an see if that helps.
by Mightyquinn
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: REEL Low BERMUDA question
Replies: 14
Views: 325

Re: REEL Low BERMUDA question

I would say almost any kind of Bermuda could be reel mowed except maybe pasture Bermuda, but you really wouldn’t be on TLF if you had that. :D
by Mightyquinn
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Toro GM 1000 quitting
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Toro GM 1000 quitting

Check the air filter and blow it out with compressed air. When scalping this time of year a lot of the fine particles will get sucked into the filter and clog it up. If you didn't put a new filter on it when you got it, you may want to replace it with a new one.
by Mightyquinn
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Question on chain lubricant
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Question on chain lubricant

Jeff20 wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:19 pm
OK thanks Mightyquinn, I will see where I can find some.
I know that Lowe's, Autozone and Advance Auto all sell it around here.
by Mightyquinn
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: 8 JD 220B Reel Mowers on Craigslist Denver for $100 each
Replies: 14
Views: 448

Re: 8 JD 220B Reel Mowers on Craigslist Denver for $100 each

Came across this and just thought I'd share. https://denver.craigslist.org/for/d/castle-rock-john-deere-walk-mowers/6829301579.html Looking at the location I believe they're at the golf equipment sales and maintenance place that I had my 180C delivered to and serviced at. Wouldn't these be worth it...