/ The high cost of cutting grass #111
That's about what I do now. Probably only mow once, and spot mow any thistly areas again later in the year, maybe. Spray once (always mean to spray 2x, but typically just once). It just seems wasteful not putting it to better use, but the dogs do enjoy chasing the deer. A friend used to hay if off 1-2 times a year, but he has passed and I've planted enough trees that it's probably not worth the effort for anybody that doesn't really need the hay.I have 45 acres and one horse. About 30 of it is grassland. My place was choked with weeds when I bought it three years ago. One bout of spraying along with mowing with a bush hog twice a year has kept it in pretty good shape for the hoards of deer we have around here. I sure don't mow it twice a week, nor does it cause me winter chores. I have thought about renting it as pasture, but haven't done it yet for various reasons.