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    Double cut?

    Anyone else double cut your yard? That is to say you cut horizontally and then vertically to get a nice even cut?

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    Heck no. mrs goner does the mowing and even she wouldn't do that.
    Maybe if was really long but nope, it looks fine.
    We do mix up the direction from time to time but not for 1 cutting.

    Does it it end up looking much different?

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    Used to go to this pizza place that cut the slices so big that we used to ask them to "double cut" it so the slices were smaller.

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    I don't double cut, but I change directions every time I mow (east-west, then nw-se, then sw-nw, and then north-south) I use an old Bunton commercial walk-behind.
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    Great, thanks for reminding me that I need to cut my grass tonight. BTW I'm only making one pass!
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    Going for that ball park look?


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    Maybe if I was going for Yard of the Month. We mow it roughly once a week and it's the same pattern time after time after time.
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    Cripes, the GF is lucky she can get me to do it once (we have a big back yard and no riding mower).

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    I have pretty bad allergies, so I pay a friend to cut my lawn. And the only reason I even live in a place that has a lawn at all is because I inherited the house and it came with the house.

    So the only double-cut I care about is this:

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    I have 2.5 acres and a Toro Z Master 60" zero turn commerical grade mower (former homeowner owned a landscaping business and left me the mower as part of buying the house)....I try to change up the directions each time I mow. Sometimes I'll go across the yard, next time front to back. Plus, my yard gets flooded a lot with field runoff and a neighbor who is a good five feet higher than me. So it's often soft. I don't want ruts. The worst is the back, bc the former owner planted a TON of trees. Fruit trees. This time of year they start drooping, and I just don't have the time to prune them and keep up with it. Had a peach tree completely collapse last summer. I would love to tend to them better but with a 3 year old and a newborn (and a full time job) it just isn't gonna happen. Mowing it isn't too bad though....
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    I pretty much double cut because I use a reel mower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattbholland View Post
    I have 2.5 acres and a Toro Z Master 60" zero turn commerical grade mower (former homeowner owned a landscaping business and left me the mower as part of buying the house)....I try to change up the directions each time I mow. Sometimes I'll go across the yard, next time front to back. Plus, my yard gets flooded a lot with field runoff and a neighbor who is a good five feet higher than me. So it's often soft. I don't want ruts. The worst is the back, bc the former owner planted a TON of trees. Fruit trees. This time of year they start drooping, and I just don't have the time to prune them and keep up with it. Had a peach tree completely collapse last summer. I would love to tend to them better but with a 3 year old and a newborn (and a full time job) it just isn't gonna happen. Mowing it isn't too bad though....
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    I double cut the front and sides. Then now the back a different direction each time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt Cobain View Post
    Cripes, the GF is lucky she can get me to do it once

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    Spend twice as much time as needed to cut my lawn??

    Nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelP View Post
    I pretty much double cut because I use a reel mower.

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    We have a small front yard - heavily landscaped and the back yard has no grass to cut - just beach grass, flowers and trees with a sand burn pit near the middle.

    Not a fan of mowing but it does look very nice when it's double cut in the front - especially if you are not bagging.

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    I miss mowing grass . I pulled up my grass about 10 years ago and went to a desert landscape in my yard. I have saved on water though.
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    I just moved from a home I built and lived in for 34 years in a natural wooded forest. I had no grass but cultivated and encouraged a mean growth of Creeping Charlie ground cover where there was some open space. Now I have moved to an HOA neighborhood that does all outside maintenance including mowing the lawn.
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    Where does the HOA allow you to park your RV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Capua View Post
    Where does the HOA allow you to park your RV?
    My parents' good friends live in a neighborhood where every house has a huge attached garage built specifically for RV's. My dad says it looks like a neighborhood of firehouses. Maybe he lives in one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cri Cri View Post
    My parents' good friends live in a neighborhood where every house has a huge attached garage built specifically for RV's. My dad says it looks like a neighborhood of firehouses. Maybe he lives in one of those.
    We have a bunch of those communities down here in Florida. And that's exactly what they look like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Capua View Post
    Where does the HOA allow you to park your RV?
    It doesn't. I bought a heated 18' x 45' x 14' high garage door condo complete with an epoxy checker flag floor.

    It is in a 270 garage development with security fence about 9 miles from our house. Enough space to store things for my kids eventually to sort through, a workshop and a man cave.


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    You don't want to park yours at the house? C'mon, Frank could bring his and buy the other unit and you all could be next door neighbors. He'll even volunteer to double-cut the grass!

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