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Geauxtiga
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re: Buying a lot that used to be pasture/farm land question.

What I wanted to say was why 3 acres? That's just enough for you to need a small tractor or big lawn mower but not enough to put cattle, really.

You could have a one or two or a horse, but I would look for less. 2 acres, tops but soon you'll wish you had less than 1 acre.
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jimbeam
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re: Buying a lot that used to be pasture/farm land question.
Yea my grandpa has probably 7 acres on site. 3 of yard, 4 of horse pasture. Those 2 extra acres are : casty : to mow. Would rather they just be pasture
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VanRIch
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re: Buying a lot that used to be pasture/farm land question.
That's just a stock photo with something similar to what is out there, I don't know what it is I actually just got an email that it might be 7-8 acres. I believe there will be only 6.5 acres needing mowing, the rest is wooded. I really want some space. I want to have a big garden and some fruit trees. I know you can do all that on 2 acres. I might need a full blown tractor!


theOG
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re: Buying a lot that used to be pasture/farm land question.
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North covington off Lee Rd


i found a little white house out there on 5 acres that i've been trying like hell to convince my wife to move to.


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Geauxtiga
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re: Buying a lot that used to be pasture/farm land question.
Take a pic when you get a chance. That grass looked like Coastal Bermuda and people were telling you to plow.



VanRIch
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re: Buying a lot that used to be pasture/farm land question.
will do. thanks! hope to take a ride out this weekend


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bbvdd
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re: Buying a lot that used to be pasture/farm land question.
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Spray MSMA on it and you'll have bermuda. Would take a couple of applications and a couple of years.


Pretty certain you can't get MSMA anymore. It's arsenic based and was banned a couple of years ago by the EPA


Geauxtiga
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Pretty certain you can't get MSMA anymore.
I'm absolutely positive you can.

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MSMA CONTINUES TO BE ON THE MARKET

The Organic Arsenical Products Task Force (OAPTF) would like to clarify to its users and distributors that under the terms of the 2009 agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the sale, distribution, and use of MSMA products labeled for golf course, sod farms, and highway rights of way will continue.
With the regard to cotton – the 2009 agreement with the EPA provides for unconditional reregistration for use of MSMA on cotton.

The OAPTF in cooperation with the EPA has been advised that the December 31, 2013 use date restriction for the continued use of MSMA on Golf courses, Sod farms, and Highway Rights of Way has been rescinded. Persons having in their possession Drexel MSMA 6 Plus or MSMA 6.6, with this December 31, 2013 use date restriction on the label, may continue to sell and use the product in a manner described on the label past the December 31st date as this date has been rescinded by the EPA.
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bbvdd
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re: Buying a lot that used to be pasture/farm land question.
Learn something new. Was told I could not buy it. Now I need to buy some.

Thanks


CoastieGM
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re: Buying a lot that used to be pasture/farm land question.
Having had a large 2.5 acre yard, let me give my view. When you get older, mowing that damn thing gets old, even with a ZTR.

I'm in the process of selling my big place. Had I to do all over again, I would have built a smaller house, and fenced in a little 120' x 120' area for the house and a small manicured yard I can push mow. The rest could be pasture to mow a few times a year.

St Augusting invites a host of problems (chinch bugs and fungus). It looks great, but it's maintenance time and money I'd rather spend with family.


TigerDeacon
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re: Buying a lot that used to be pasture/farm land question.
I wouldn't do anything to the land until after the house is built.


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Geauxtiga
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re: Buying a lot that used to be pasture/farm land question.
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bbvdd
Learn something new. Was told I could not buy it. Now I need to buy some.

Thanks
You're welcome and you're not nearly alone. Many people believe what you did- as did I until recently.


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Geauxtiga
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re: Buying a lot that used to be pasture/farm land question.
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Having had a large 2.5 acre yard, let me give my view. When you get older, mowing that damn thing gets old, even with a ZTR.

I'm in the process of selling my big place. Had I to do all over again, I would have built a smaller house, and fenced in a little 120' x 120' area for the house and a small manicured yard I can push mow. The rest could be pasture to mow a few times a year.
That's what I was referring too. To add to that, I told a friend if I had to do it over I may have a TWO bedroom house and let the kids share.


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St Augusting invites a host of problems (chinch bugs and fungus). It looks great, but it's maintenance time and money I'd rather spend with family.
That's how I feel about bermuda. In fact I was always envious of those with St Aug cause I thought it was low maintenance- I never see them screwing with it.



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re: Buying a lot that used to be pasture/farm land question.

Talstar takes care of chinch bugs and liquid fungicide from a hose sprayer takes care of the fungus. I haven't needed fungicide in several years but use Talstar every year for fire ants and chinch bugs. Bermuda needs more mowing than st aug. Instead of mowing every week, I've been going 2 to 3 wks between mows. St. Aug growth slows down as it gets taller and if it's uniform doesn't look too bad when taller. Taller grass needs less water also.



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Langston
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re: Buying a lot that used to be pasture/farm land question.
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Just mow the 'yard' area down to the correct height and you'll get better grass over time

Thats hard to beat for advice. I bought 17 acres and around my house I mowed the weeds down regularly and within a couple years I had solid bermuda.


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