November 2006

Monthly Archive

Blade Height Adjustment

Posted by on 21 Nov 2006 | Tagged as: General

Originally uploaded by sajego.

This is what Betsie’s blade height adjustment looks like when it’s pulled up. I have it set right around the 2″ line right now…. or maybe those are centimeters…

Lawn Links

Posted by on 21 Nov 2006 | Tagged as: General

I’ve been digging up some links that I want to read later….

Clover is good for your lawn

More Clover and Frequent Mowing to Remove Dandelions

An Amazon Guide: So you’d like to… *Have a Nice Lawn without Dedicating
Your Life To It*

Gardener Yardener Blog – I think I’ll start reading this one, looks fun.

This page is about Lawn Restoration:

The Consumer Reports review of Robotic Lawnmowers – with Betsie’s kind right
at the top

Not related to Betsie, but I’m in the market for a hedge trimmer.
Hedge Trimmers –


Posted by on 21 Nov 2006 | Tagged as: General

Originally uploaded by sajego.

Here’s the shiny new blade sent from KA. All the better to chop up leaves with!

Original Blade after one rough summer

Posted by on 21 Nov 2006 | Tagged as: General

Originally uploaded by sajego.

Time for a new blade…. I’m not sure what broke the two end tips off… it was partly repetitive strain from straightening them numerous times. And it might have been that pesky tree route near the edge of the house. I have to wire that out.

Super Short Grass

Posted by on 09 Nov 2006 | Tagged as: General

I was browsing the FAQ at the Probotics Lawnbott Learning
and it refreshed my memory to the varying blade lengths Betsie
can cut to: “3/4 to 2 3/4 inches.” I usually leave her set for the taller
end of that. I can’t imaging how short 3/4 of an inch is! Most of my
neighbors leave their lawns longer than even the 2.5 inches mine ends up
being. 3/4 inches must look like a golf course…

Actually a little research shows that golf course greens are generally 3/16″

It seems like when I cut it it went from very green to less so, because it
had never been that short before. I am curious about thatch and how my lawn
will do in the spring and whether I can make it shorter over time.

It’s been raining for a few days, but is finally sunny today. Tonight I’ll
let Bets chop up more leaves, after I install the new blade.

Mulching the leaves

Posted by on 05 Nov 2006 | Tagged as: General

We might still have to rake, but for now Betsie is chomping up the
leaves. As you can see, the one tree (aspen I think) hasn’t dropped any

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