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    Not if the wife finds out how much it costs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ian View Post
    ed zacery Ian why would you use the right machine for the job...Jonny this is advice you should take on board....and funny you know it actually does a great job for good outcome and a vey safe one

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogs195461 View Post
    Hi all
    I've run the Honda over a kikuyu lawn, at the lowest level, it was very thatchy, but she didn't want to hire scarifier, got lots off it, I've applied scotts lawn builder fertiliser and we are now receiving lots of rain.
    My question is at what height should I aim for to keep it looking good, one or two notches above the lowest? I obviously can't keep it at the lowest as it would always scalp I'd imigane, any advice appreciated
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    you have scalped it down thats great, using the mower is the best option for kikuya.

    cut height for kikuya, i cut at 50mm green all summer, no weeds and doesnt biuld up thatch, my mower is either the Ride on or a Honda216 both are heavey enough for the wheels to sink in and keep it at that level. I dont have the dethach at all. A light mower wont keep kikuya down and will need dethaching annually

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    Quote Originally Posted by South East Mowing View Post
    Hey guys, scalping a lawn a my place to get rid of thatch build up.

    Using a honda 195 but need to get it probably the equivalent of 1 notch lower. It is already on the lowest notch.
    Have other older mowers with bald wheels which are not strong enough. Dont really want to change over to bald wheels. Any suggestions on how to lower the cut? Only need to do it on this one lawn
    Had plenty of rain now need a little heat. 2 weeks the dog moves in so would like the rest of the lawn coming back. What are the chances?
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    2 weeks lawn will look beautiful,3-4 weeks it will be destroyed
    Anything Ian says may or may not be garbage, it may also be his own opinion or it may not be his opinion at all, it may just be something he felt like stating anyone following his advice does so at their own risk and may be doing something Ian would actually advise against.
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    beautiful lawns and dogs are mutually exclusive me thinks.....lol




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    Dont expect it beautiful. Just want it growing well.

    When he does get into it too much I will put him in his dog run - approx 30 mtrs where he can rip up all the plants. Will save me a little work
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    why dont you put down the dog hahah naaaa why dont you consider the tough turf from bunnings its fake grass but looks the real thing easy to install....give it some thought ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoff View Post
    why dont you put down the dog hahah naaaa why dont you consider the tough turf from bunnings its fake grass but looks the real thing easy to install....give it some thought ...
    I did! 2 secs. Nope
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    Quote Originally Posted by South East Mowing View Post
    Dont expect it beautiful. Just want it growing well.
    the weeds will grow well mate, dogs and lawn don't mix
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    I do a wipy flat edge around the lawn at a height that looks good and set the mower to that on new lawns. I guess an estimate across all my lawns would be a #5 using a Honda 216D
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    the weeds will grow well mate, dogs and lawn don't mix
    Yah kidding me!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by South East Mowing View Post
    I did! 2 secs. Nope
    retention span of 2 sec who would of thought lol

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    retention span of 2 sec who would of thought lol
    Bit like a St Kilda footy team in a grand final. Just not quite food enough LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by South East Mowing View Post
    Bit like a St Kilda footy team in a grand final. Just not quite food enough LOL
    Are you saying you would like to eat the St.Kilda football club
    Anything Ian says may or may not be garbage, it may also be his own opinion or it may not be his opinion at all, it may just be something he felt like stating anyone following his advice does so at their own risk and may be doing something Ian would actually advise against.
    And if you don't like what Ian has to say use the ignore function if you don't know how ask i will gladly tell you

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