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Frugal Lawn and Mowing Tips

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I usually try to read Gerri Willis’ Five Tips and this time it held some nuggets I found particular useful:

1. Use regular fertilizer – Avoid the fanciness of crabgrass and weed killer because it’s usually cheaper to buy those separately. Another bit of information I didn’t know was that if you use those things, the acids in it make it impossible for you to put down seed and have it grow. I wish I knew that because I used weed killer and seed… oh well.

2. Get your lawn drunk – Apparently leftover beer is good for your grass!

via CNN Money.

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6 Responses to “Frugal Lawn and Mowing Tips”

  1. JR says:

    I’ve got a big garden and I need extra compost materials once in a while. The best I ever found was used hops/mash from an organic brewery. Something about the fermentation process, I guess – I had the biggest tomatoes and peppers ever! Pretty ripe smell for a couple of days, though…

    And since this is a bargain website: many places will give you as much as you want for free.

  2. jim says:

    Oh that’s a great idea… there are a lot of acids and minerals in that stuff, now I have to find an organic brewery nearby. Thanks JR!

  3. Corn meal, soybean meal, alfalfa meal are also cheap organic fertilizers that you can use

  4. LAMoneyGuy says:

    Leftover Beer? Never heard of it.

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  6. dakboy says:

    We just planted our first lawn earlier this spring/summer. I’ve got an antique bent-reel mower (it’s at least 70 years old) and I think a mower like this is ideal for brand-new lawns – light weight, gentle on the blade, no 100-mph “rotor wash” from a spinning blade. You can’t wreck the young root system with it.

    It keeps me in shape, since I’m doing all the work. You can buy new ones for under $100 that are very well built. It’s also environmentally conscious, no emissions, costs nothing to fuel, and creates no noise pollution.

    The only downside is that I can’t adjust the grass height. So far, things seem to be OK though. And for large lawns, it’s a large time investment. We only have about 300 square feet planted so far, but I intend to use this mower or a more modern version even after we’ve completed our lawn work.

    I still need to get my blades sharpened (tried it myself, I need a pro to do it), and then I’ll be in real good shape.


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