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Old 08-10-2014, 06:28 AM   #1
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Trimmign the 180 Gallon Starougyne lawn with 300 cardinals


Video on youtube of me hacking away, no need to watch much after 3-4 minutes though, you get the idea.

http://youtu.be/UvB_Uv9jHKg
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Old 08-10-2014, 06:51 AM   #2
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How often does it take the S. repens to recover and for you to go hacking away again?
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:48 AM   #3
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So, you just hack down to the roots, instead of leaving some stem with a couple of leaves? Does the stem sprout new branches with leaves or do they grow right back out of the existing stem?
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:57 AM   #4
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What I don't understand is how these plants grow without a pair of $150 scissors .
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Old 08-10-2014, 12:22 PM   #5
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I don't get it, this looks like your pulling it all up.

Are you putting something new in? Can you explain what the goal is here?
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Old 08-10-2014, 01:06 PM   #6
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Awesome glad I'm doing it right in my tank! Mine bounce back in like 2-3 weeks after a trimming like this. Is that about the same as yours?

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Old 08-10-2014, 02:34 PM   #7
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Whoa. Where do I get those Barr approved scissors?
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Old 08-10-2014, 02:39 PM   #8
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I could not understand that. . Seems it is being pulled. .


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Old 08-10-2014, 03:11 PM   #9
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Bringing in the crops!
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Old 08-10-2014, 03:42 PM   #10
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You would know if he's pulling them up.....s.repens have massive roots....Plus you can clearly see mr. Barr pinching the stems to break it...much faster than using scissors
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Old 08-10-2014, 05:20 PM   #11
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Great video, I am going to hack mine down like that soon!

Oh the things I could do with that five gallon bucket full of s reopens!
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Old 08-10-2014, 05:33 PM   #12
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What I don't understand is how these plants grow without a pair of $150 scissors .
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Old 08-10-2014, 05:55 PM   #13
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Quote:
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What I don't understand is how these plants grow without a pair of $150 scissors .
Me either, it's like you HAVE to have costly equipment.

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I don't get it, this looks like your pulling it all up.

Are you putting something new in? Can you explain what the goal is here?
200-300$ is the goal in plant sales, done.

No, nothing different.

The stumps will grow back and sprout new healthy clean growth, nice and low to the ground.

As stated, I'm not pulling them up at all, they are being cut and the root crowns will regrow.
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:20 PM   #14
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Tom, this doesn't get said enough but all the time you put into posting helpful things like this and answering questions is appreciated by more people than you know. I don't post much but I am always reading and learning.
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:43 PM   #15
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Feels satisfying pruning.
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