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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers

Scott Bonar model 45

An American chap on a lawn care page I follow has had this machine restored, made between 68-71. Lovely looking mower I must say.

 

wristpin Tue, 31/12/2019

We used to buy a few, ex Council,  in the early 80s. From memory 26” and 30”.  Simple and easy to work on. 

villiers98 Fri, 31/01/2020

That is an impressive lawn!  The Rover / Morrison / early Masport cylinder mowers appear  to owe much to the SB and in turn to the Ransomes Marquis . Also the Lawnmaster (? ) which was made in Norwich briefly, seemed to be a copy made under licence

Clive1997 Sun, 02/02/2020

I agree tried to enlarge the image when I first saw the post & was a bit suspicious! 

Chris G Sun, 02/02/2020

There are some unsightly white specs in the foreground, other than that very similar to my lawn :-)

That front roller is a peach as they would say..

 

Warpa Sun, 09/02/2020

The lawn is real and I've watched him get it to that stage, he also has a YouTube channel devoted to lawn care. That's the 3rd attempt for him to get it to that level of quality having not been happy with the last 2 attempts.

hortimech Wed, 12/02/2020

Hmm, it looks like someone wanted a lawn like a Golf Green, but didn't water it at least once a day and feed it weekly. It takes a lot of work to keep a lawn looking like the one in the first picture.

Warpa Wed, 12/02/2020

Hmm, it looks like someone wanted a lawn like a Golf Green, but didn't water it at least once a day and feed it weekly. It takes a lot of work to keep a lawn looking like the one in the first picture.

 

Someone who can get a lawn to look like that knows what they are doing and how to maintain it. That's a photo of the grass coming back after a renovation, I've no idea why there are so many doubters here, it's not as greens keepers abroad dont look after their own gardens.

Search lawnstagramz on Facebook or YouTube. He has a slow mo video of the mower in action.

 

wristpin Wed, 12/02/2020

Basically the sward in the original post does not look like grass as we in the UK know it. What varieties of “grass” were used in establishing it?

hortimech Thu, 13/02/2020

That lawn in the first picture didn't need any renovation, so why was it renovated ?

I do not doubt that it is grass lawn, but it doesn't look like it has moss etc, so what happened between the first picture and the one in which it looks basically dead ?

Was it it scarified to death ? Or slitted/hollow tined excessively ?

It looks like a lack of water to myself.

If you cut a lawn down to 3/16 inch, then you need to treat it like a baby, feed and water it regularly, you also need to use the correct grass types.

 

Warpa Thu, 13/02/2020

This is a lawn in Australia, I'm sure I read on the lawn nuts page they tend to use rye grasses similar to what we use, rather than Bermuda that a lot favour in America. A lot of the grass types in America go dormant and brown in the winter unlike rye, Australia basically has no winter.

Many renovate if not happy with the grass type and or level, something I'm doing this spring. They usually scalp, hollow tine if necessary, sand, seed, top dress and more seed.

The Australians also renovate often due to the heat as the soil becomes so baked and compacted that it needes hollow tining to open the soil back up to allow water, oxygen and feed down to the roots.