Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

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Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by southern-ct-4 » November 14th, 2019, 3:39 pm

This is especially for people in/around CT, as I assume you had similar weather to me this past year.

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Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by Oldschool » November 14th, 2019, 4:08 pm

Not CT but MT...45 times

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Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by southern-ct-4 » November 14th, 2019, 4:11 pm

Oldschool wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Not CT but MT...45 times
Ok, thanks, so I'm not completely crazy (like my neighbors tell me). 43 for me.

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Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by Oldschool » November 14th, 2019, 5:00 pm

Oh, my neighbors think I’m crazy!

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Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by Green » November 14th, 2019, 10:46 pm

southern-ct-4 wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 3:39 pm
This is especially for people in/around CT, as I assume you had similar weather to me this past year.
Just did a quick count. About 40-45 times. Most definitely under 50 times, but I'm not done yet...one more real mow left to go on some areas, and then a few more for leaf mulching still.

Actually mowing "sessions", probably more like 100.


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Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by fun4me2 » November 15th, 2019, 6:32 am

Who the heck keep notes about mowing? :no:
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I must have been slacking a little.... :tease:
37 times
Western Massachusetts

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Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by southern-ct-4 » November 15th, 2019, 9:21 am

Green wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 10:46 pm
Actually mowing "sessions", probably more like 100.
I've got probably 1 more, maybe 2. 1 to get the rest of the leaves, and maybe 1 more if there's any more growth after this one/to get any further leaves that blow in from my neighbors who still have 1 tree with a chunk of leaves to go...

Also, out of further curiosity, what is a 'mowing session'?

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Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by southern-ct-4 » November 15th, 2019, 9:29 am

fun4me2 wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 6:32 am
Who the heck keep notes about mowing?
Yeah, this forum has taught me well :)

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Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by TimmyG » November 15th, 2019, 9:30 am

southern-ct-4 wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 9:21 am
Also, out of further curiosity, what is a 'mowing session'?
ses·sion
noun
2.
a period devoted to a particular activity.

Some people with larger lawns mow their lawn over multiple sessions, potentially on separate days.

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Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by Green » November 15th, 2019, 7:20 pm

TimmyG wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 9:30 am
southern-ct-4 wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 9:21 am
Also, out of further curiosity, what is a 'mowing session'?
ses·sion
noun
2.
a period devoted to a particular activity.

Some people with larger lawns mow their lawn over multiple sessions, potentially on separate days.
Yeah, I almost never do it all the same day. Just not enough time. It's better to get the exercise on multiple days, anyway. Each session is anywhere from a half hour to three hours, so that means I probably ran the mowers for about 150+ hours this year.

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Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by micvog » November 15th, 2019, 8:23 pm

39 times for me, and I tried a robot mower (Robin Autopilot) for a month. Without that, it probably would have been ~46.

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Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by Smolenski7 » November 15th, 2019, 9:32 pm

I've never thought about the number of times I cut my lawn total, however, I do know that I'm out there about every 3 days. I do know, however, that I've put 47 hours on my tractor this season. Subtracting out a few hours that were for other activities like hauling mulch and fertilizer, let's call it 45 hours total. It takes approximately 45 minutes to cut my lawn, so that makes about 60 times I cut my lawn between mid-April and mid-November.

So far I think I'm the winner.....maybe......or the loser, depending on your point-of-view.

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Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by deboy922 » November 16th, 2019, 12:35 pm

30 times...68 hours...planning to mow (chop leaves Wednesday) for mow #31... probably 1 more chop leaves session after that.

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Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by bpgreen » November 17th, 2019, 12:54 am

I didn't keep track, but probably 5-10 times.

If you live in the desert and are willing to trade looks for water conservation, grass doesn't grow very fast.

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Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by agn015 » November 18th, 2019, 3:28 pm

I've mowed 44 times so far this year on Long Island, putting about 40 hours on the mower. I still have about 1, maybe 2 leaf mulching sessions left. Not to mention, I've got my eye on the 6 bags of leaves in front of my neighbors house...

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Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by Green » November 18th, 2019, 10:04 pm

So far, it sounds like ~45 times is about average, though the sample size is small. I know that some of my 45 or so mows were overgrown...it would probably have been more like 50-55 mows if I had always mowed at the optimal time.

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Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

Post by jimmo » November 23rd, 2019, 9:37 am

Probably makes sense to specify whether or not you irrigate. I do not, well outside of dragging out the hoses a couple times in Sept. I came up with 29 mows this year give or take a couple. Which averages to about once a week. More specific, every 4-5 days in spring, but only about once every two weeks in Aug-Sept.

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