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      06-09-2019, 10:30 AM   #485
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It's going to come to the point where we don't do shit anymore. Just robots and Alexa
I actually enjoy mowing, even though I sneeze through most of it now with allergies.
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      06-09-2019, 12:20 PM   #486
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I actually enjoy mowing, even though I sneeze through most of it now with allergies.
same here! just being outside and mowing kinda puts me in my zen
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      06-09-2019, 05:08 PM   #487
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It's going to come to the point where we don't do shit anymore. Just robots and Alexa
When it's 100+ in Texas, being indoors while robots do you work for you is a good thing.
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      06-09-2019, 05:28 PM   #488
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When it's 100+ in Texas, being indoors while robots do you work for you is a good thing.
Well, I live in Austin and I still enjoy mowing my yard I love the summer
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      06-09-2019, 07:15 PM   #489
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I'd rather deal with hot summers than that white crap that floats down in the winter
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Well, I live in Austin and I still enjoy mowing my yard I love the summer
Yeah - I'm in Austin but from New Zealand, and I hate summer. Right now we're getting borderline on me going outside for the rest of the season. In fact - I'm going home to NZ for 2 weeks to enjoy the winter
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      06-10-2019, 09:11 AM   #491
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Ugh! Finally cut down all 300 of my tulips down to the ground now that they all turned yellow. I've heard they require the most maintenance and I didn't know that. But, that's what my boys are for was able to get a mow in before the rain came
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"They did WHAT? They mowed MY lawn??? It's MY lawn, I'm supposed to mow it."
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"They did WHAT? They mowed MY lawn??? It's MY lawn, I'm supposed to mow it."
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      06-10-2019, 01:30 PM   #494
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"They did WHAT? They mowed MY lawn??? It's MY lawn, I'm supposed to mow it."
It's funny because ever since I bought my lawn tractor the boys have been wanting to use it. but ever since they can't cut straight and there's literally patches of grass not cut I decided not to let them cut it anymore
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      06-10-2019, 01:37 PM   #495
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It's my "Me time" and they took it away from me. Plus they don't know that front and back have different height settings, and I don't want to know that you edged by the grass there being white (cut too low) instead of looking like the mower reaches the edge.
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      06-10-2019, 02:43 PM   #496
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Yep. I'm all about low maintenance and not paying for a guy to come mow my yard and spread the weeds from his last job around.

This is Moses, as we've named him. This is before he was installed in the mulch patch behind him.



Definitely recommend the Husqvarna over other brands. I had a Worx Landroid for 2 years before it was stolen.

The Husqvarna's big advantages are that it's larger, dealer installed (HUGE advantage vs DIY), GPS tracked (anti-theft), its app actually works, it cuts better, and its overall just a more robust unit. This is the second largest one Husqvarna makes - adequate for my yard which is about 3/4 acre of actual grass.

Mows 7 days/wk from 9am-7pm. It mostly goes in random directions but the computers make sure it gets everything, and it splits the yard into sections so that it makes sure to get each area regularly. Doesnt get the last 10-12" before the curb, so i mow around the edge with my regular mower every other week - as hot as it gets down here, this is a huge win in my book.

The razor blade cut is nice. I replace them about once a month.

Also, I replaced my Rainbird with a Rachio sprinkler controller. Paid for itself in the first summer just on rain-skips alone. It talks to weather stations through wifi and can skip not only if it has rained, but if its about to.

I do wish there was a robotic edger and fertilizer spreader.
Very cool! Is this the 430x?
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Very cool! Is this the 430x?
Looks like that is what it says under auto mower.
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I watched a couple of additional videos and, like anything, there are pros and cons. The biggest negative that made me stop watching and rule out further thinking about it is that they seem to cut grass to 2.5 inches. Maybe there is a newer version that cuts higher but I wasnít motivated to research further.

Replacing my lawn guy because he cuts the grass too short with a machine that cuts it too short doesnít seem like a good strategy, particularly when I thought about how Iíd still need to deal with the lawn edges and hedge maintenance. Anyway, itís will be sort of interesting to see how these develop further over time.
There is a new one that cuts up to 3.6"
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      06-10-2019, 07:11 PM   #499
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Very cool! Is this the 430x?
Thanks. Yep. Husqvarna phased out the older 430x with the circular headlights. This is the one with the newer LED headlights.
I dont know why a robot that doesnt have a camera needs headlights at all... maybe for people walking in the yard?

I keep it on the lowest setting - our grass is bermuda
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Yep. I'm all about low maintenance and not paying for a guy to come mow my yard and spread the weeds from his last job around.

This is Moses, as we've named him. This is before he was installed in the mulch patch behind him.



Definitely recommend the Husqvarna over other brands. I had a Worx Landroid for 2 years before it was stolen.

The Husqvarna's big advantages are that it's larger, dealer installed (HUGE advantage vs DIY), GPS tracked (anti-theft), its app actually works, it cuts better, and its overall just a more robust unit. This is the second largest one Husqvarna makes - adequate for my yard which is about 3/4 acre of actual grass.

Mows 7 days/wk from 9am-7pm. It mostly goes in random directions but the computers make sure it gets everything, and it splits the yard into sections so that it makes sure to get each area regularly. Doesnt get the last 10-12" before the curb, so i mow around the edge with my regular mower every other week - as hot as it gets down here, this is a huge win in my book.

The razor blade cut is nice. I replace them about once a month.

Also, I replaced my Rainbird with a Rachio sprinkler controller. Paid for itself in the first summer just on rain-skips alone. It talks to weather stations through wifi and can skip not only if it has rained, but if its about to.

I do wish there was a robotic edger and fertilizer spreader.

Well since you have an irrigation system just add fertigation to it. It's an in ground unit that injects liquid fertilizer. All you have to do is swap the bottle out every now and then.
https://www.landscapemanagement.net/fertigation-an-efficient-way-to-feed/
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When I planted this Red Crape Myrtle last Spring 2018, it literally only had one or two blooms the entire Summer. Definitely a sign of shock in transplanting it. But after putting in 2 Miracle-Gro fertilizer spikes back in March, and watering it regularly, well, the results speak for themselves. It is BURSTING with Flowers! :-)

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growing up as a kid my Mom would always be gardening outside and I always helped. not that I liked it, but as a reward I would be able to go outside to the local park and play with my friends. who knew 40 years later I would end up loving this shit! so much i'm watching gardening YouTube videos like one of my fav's right now "Garden Answer"
with Laura. the wifey worries sometimes lol, the kids make fun of me i'm watching lawn videos of dudes cutting grass that all I can hear is "dad, are you seriously watching on your 70" LED a guy cutting his grass?" me: ugh...yeah?! than out loud I can hear them yelling to their mom..."Mom, Dad use to watch cool car videos and car builds and turbos and nitrous and big monster trucks! now he's been watching an awful lot of dudes cutting grass? I think he's getting old?"
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My journey to old-dude gardening heaven started way back when. During summer, dad always made me do at least 4 hours of yard work every day during summer breaks.
"But dad, all my buddies, and their rides, go to the beach about 10. How can I do four hours BEFORE I go?"
"Better get up early then, son"

Also, my almost maniacal hatred of weeds comes from that same source. As well as sweeping the gutters in front of the house.

No, I haven't made such a crushing blow to my children, they are free to continue watching hot babes do car repairs, if that blows up their dress.
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My Summer Annuals are finally planted along with fresh annual Mulch!

My grass is deep green and thick (that yellow is my neighbors)! Overall, my family and I are VERY pleased.





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