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Re: mini-tiller and grass plugs


Thank you Vera- your info is most helpful!!

Theresa

Vera Metzke wrote:
Well I have had nothing bend on it and let me tell you Alan has tested it
against the 10in thick driveway!  Now he can break anything!!!!  He has yet
to destroy this one!  LOL  I will say, since for 3 years he NEVER took the
blades off to clean or trade for the edger it was difficult the first time!
It was caked in with roots/weeds from tilling - but once he finally cleaned
....slick as butter to change them out!  When he goes riding I even sneak it
out to touch up areas and even expand them before he knows it!  Easy start =
if he can start it ....that is proof!  He is motor challenged and even he
can start it!  I love it - small, managable, easy start and stop, not a
problem yet with it!  Sorry not a testimonial but it has been great!  It is
his participation in .... yard work?

Vera


On 3/5/07, Theresa W <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
Thanks Vera for the response-  I read one review where the person
complained that the tines on their Craftsman bent-  I take it you
haven't had that problem?  It was the #2 rated by Consumers reports and
is apparently quite easy to start, and about $100 cheaper than the Honda.

Theresa

Vera Metzke wrote:
Hi Theresa,
Sorry for the delay in answering.  We have a little Craftsman 4 cycle
cultivator/edger.  It has been very handy for myself or when hubby
decides
to be domestic.  It is small and yet easy to operate.  I think it is
about 5
years old now and not a problem yet?  It is gasoline but the electric
sounds
interesting!

Vera


On 3/4/07, Theresa W <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
Hi all-
Still on my quest for a mini-tiller.  Turns out that I can get the
2-stroke engine Mantis or the electric version from the local Sears
store.  Consumer Reports actually did rate these in the past couple of
years, and the electric version scored better than the gas one.  So
there's something for me to consider- since I hate dealing with the
whole gasoline thing anyway.  And, Home Depot has the Honda FG110
model.
  The Honda was actually rated the best of all the ones Consumer
Reports reviewed.  So- I'm tempted to get the electric Mantis and test
it out- if I hate it, I'll take it back to Sears and get the Honda
instead.

On to the next step.  I'd really like to plant grass plugs rather than
deal with getting sod laid (and yes- I could do seed too, and I'm still
pondering that-  I think it will be determined based on what the soil
looks like after I get through ripping the dead sod and tilling in
amendments).
ANYWAY- does anyone know of a place that sells grass plugs for dwarf
fescue?  High Country Gardens sells them for buffalo grass, which I do
like also- but wondering as what low temperature does it go dormant and
turn brown?  Not sure I could deal with a brown back yard for 4
months...
Theresa

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