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Re: mini-tiller and grass plugs

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  • Subject: Re: mini-tiller and grass plugs
  • From: "Vera Metzke" <vmetzke@gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 18:50:50 -0600
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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


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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