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Old 04-25-21, 02:13 PM
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Fun watering the grass lol

Is this normal when you become over 50? New territory for me Having a cold beer and watering the grass and I知 very happy. Years back I couldn稚 fathom having fun watering the lawn but I am. Now I知 starting to understand and I知 scared. 40 year olds call me sir I知 all I知 like I知 Bro or Dude or something like that not sir. I appreciate the respect but jeez I still go to rock concerts lol. Anyways back to the fun of watering the grass the timer just went off telling me it is time to move the sprinklers
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Old 04-25-21, 04:07 PM
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Old 04-25-21, 04:08 PM
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Hondo, wait till all the cashiers and food service people start to give you a senior discount without you having to ask for it.
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Take it to 50+ grandad...
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40 year olds call me sir I知 all I知 like I知 Bro or Dude or something like that not sir.
How about The Duder or El Duderino?
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Old 04-25-21, 08:24 PM
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I'm 55. I still don't enjoy watering the lawn, but I get a real kick out of power washing my driveway. If you don't own a power washer yet, I highly recommend buying one!
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Old 04-25-21, 08:46 PM
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I'm 55. I still don't enjoy watering the lawn, but I get a real kick out of power washing my driveway. If you don't own a power washer yet, I highly recommend buying one!
Already been there


Best tool ever cleans anything lol
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Old 04-26-21, 08:41 AM
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I remember being around 45 years old and a little cutie in the gym walks over to grab some weights that are near me and says.... "Excuse me Sir, are you using these?",. I died a little inside that day and realized I wasn't 21 any longer.
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Old 04-26-21, 08:50 AM
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Why would you want to water the grass? Then you have to mow it more.

I set the mower to the lowest setting possible and scalp the lawn so that it burns and quits growing. My time is better spent doing something other than mowing.
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Old 04-26-21, 09:01 AM
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My neighbor, who is in his early 80's, is always farting around with his yard. If he isn't watering it, he's weeding or raking. This is every day. I totally ignore my lawn unless I have to mow it and our yards look equally crappy.
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Old 04-26-21, 09:08 AM
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Lawns are the biggest waste of time.
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Jeez, I'm 71 and haven't reached that stage yet. Is it anything like second childhood?
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Originally Posted by TakingMyTime View Post
I remember being around 45 years old and a little cutie in the gym walks over to grab some weights that are near me and says.... "Excuse me Sir, are you using these?",. I died a little inside that day and realized I wasn't 21 any longer.
"Sir." That's all it takes... and that little nod toward "the old guy..."

In other news... I put on my wired headphones, crank up the riding mower, and turn that unruly grass into a perfect green carpet...
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Lawns are the biggest waste of time.
This. A non-native monoculture that has limited value. It inhibits erosion somewhat, has minimal aesthetic value, and provides a play surface for whatever.

Can't eat it. And lawns = a food desert for pollinators. You know, pollinators...those things that help our own food crops prosper.
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Old 04-26-21, 10:09 AM
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whats a lawn? god invented sprinklers for a reason.
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Old 04-26-21, 10:21 AM
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I just got rid of our lawn. So glad.
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Lawns have their purpose (Including meditative properties when being watered by hand).

My yard is small enough that this would probably suffice: "Astroturf", I could avoid all mowing, watering, and chemicals. I could focus all my landscaping attention to my flowers beds and shrubs.

I have a feeling Hondo has a much different situation and larger lawn than I do...

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Lawns are the biggest waste of time.
And water and space and gas (for mowing) and money (for lawn-care equipment).

Best thing about moving from detached house to smaller townhome: no yard to take care of.

Actually, the best thing is I'm within easy cycling of work now (which was the point), no yard is #2.
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Originally Posted by skijor View Post
This. A non-native monoculture that has limited value. It inhibits erosion somewhat, has minimal aesthetic value, and provides a play surface for whatever.

Can't eat it. And lawns = a food desert for pollinators. You know, pollinators...those things that help our own food crops prosper.
A lawn care guy was trying to sign me up but was at a loss when I told him I liked the violets and clover growing in my yard. And I mow around the milkweed.
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Our old lawn was a pollinator feast with all the clover. And I have the bee stings to prove it.
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[QUOTE=Hondo Gravel;22030962 I appreciate the respect but jeez I still go to rock concerts lol. [/QUOTE]

I've been a grateful dead fan since I got my first ten speed and still travel the country to see Bob Weir in whatever band he's playing with.

I work at a large university and one day a young lady came into my office and noticed some GD trinkets. "My grandmother loves them!" she exclaimed. I just wasn't real sure how to take that.
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Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
Lawns are the biggest waste of time.
Agreed. 1/3rd of my lawn is moss, 1/3rd is grass, and the rest is weeds. The only water it gets is from rainfall, and I keep it mowed. Curb appeal? For some uncanny reason, I get compliments. Unfathomable and totally wrong to me, but I guess it does look nice from the road. Hey green is green, right?
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