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CHEESE2009
07-11-2012, 08:53 AM
I decided to wear shorts again, because I haven't done so in years.

Wearing shorts has become addictive because of the comfort they provide, but god damn my legs are cut up from trimming, and my socks/shoes get covered in grass! LOLOLOLOL!

Every time I trim a lawn parallel to sidewalks or roads, I get pebbles that launch into my skin.

http://disjointedthinking.jeffhughes.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/stoning.jpg
pictured above: me

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I love how trimmers are designed to launch grass onto your left leg, it's so funny lol.

Hedgemaster
07-11-2012, 10:19 AM
I can't wear long pants. The only time I do is if I know I'm working with brush, or doing heavy/nasty trimming.

I bought a pair of "athletic" pants that are lightweight and breathable that I keep in the truck so I can slip them on over my shorts if I happen upon something that is going to be more than the typical trim.

The drawback is that I get a small touch of poison ivy near my ankles from time to time from trimmer splatter.

My socks? Meh. They are my "work socks" now. They are a permanent shade of dull-white with grass stains. I work to always throw debris away, so getting hit on the legs is minimized, but it still happens.


Oh, and stings on the legs from yellow jackets are another drawback. Owww.

stevef1201
07-11-2012, 12:41 PM
With temp in the 110 to 120 range ( in the sun) and humidity in th 90 per cent range I wear shorts all the time. Well a few days in the winter I will put on long pants.

I have a set of 'chaps' that my wife made for me, that cover the front of my legs when I am weedeating heavy stuff, most of the time no problems. I also have a pair of socks that I cut the toe out of and pull then higher on ny legs.

Hope some of these ideas help

Godslapper
07-11-2012, 01:21 PM
I used to wear shorts and would just put up with the pain and blood. For a while I let my guys wear shorts too, but then I noticed the weed wacking wasn't quite up to par. All they seemed to do was beat up the weeds. So now we all wear pants.

CHEESE2009
07-11-2012, 02:02 PM
You know, the comfiest I've ever been at work was when I wore pajama pants.

Those are SO damn comfortable. It's like going to work in the nude.

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wat5150
07-11-2012, 02:33 PM
I always wear shorts. Too hot. Pants arent even an option.

dpld
07-11-2012, 03:48 PM
i only wear long pants from november to april and once the weather breaks and i wear shorts i don't touch pants until it gets cold.

it makes doing laundry easier and i can wash more cloths per load as well as shorts are cheaper then pants and i would rather have a million holes in my legs then deal with the heat.
it is at the point now that even though my legs get badly cut up especially from trimming that the skin on my legs is tougher then the leather on the boots i wear and i don't even feel the pain anymore.

mark123
07-11-2012, 07:51 PM
I never wear shorts. Makes no sense to me.

Cashin H&P
07-11-2012, 08:51 PM
I weae shorts if its supposed to be over 100 degrees. Here in NH that doesnt happen offen though. I usually wear carhartt double front work pants and a pair of my chippewas every day.

LawnTeam
07-11-2012, 08:53 PM
Shorts sure do improve the scenery. Some of the places I have worked have been dinged by OSHA for shorts as a safety issue. Anyone had a problem? How did you fair with them?

Hedgemaster
07-11-2012, 10:36 PM
I think it really depends on the type of work you are doing.
Some people are going full-tilt at knocking down large amounts of tall grass/weeds, getting their hands dirty, and overall just fighting with mother nature.

I push a mower around a well-maintained lawn, then walk the perimeter with a string trimmer to get the 4" blades of grass that the mower didn't get. You don't need "protection" for that sort of work.

I also wear those athletic, polyester "wicking" shirts and shorts because they are SO much more comfortable. They are MUCH, MUCH cooler, and don't get sweat-soaked the way a typical cotton t-shirt does. Any sweat that does get on them dries within a few minutes - usually between jobs.

These shirts cost a lot more than a basic t-shirt, but I don't feel like a nasty slob while wearing them. The drawback is that they snag easily, so they are a horrible choice for someone doing more than just mowing. If I know I'm going to be hacking down overgrown shrubs, or trimming a tree, or otherwise getting my hands dirty, I wear something more durable (and maybe long pants) - and sweat like a pig.

Apex Lawn & Landscape
07-11-2012, 10:38 PM
I only wear shorts when my trimmer bitch is working....

CHEESE2009
07-11-2012, 11:09 PM
I only wear shorts when my trimmer bitch is working....

LMAO!

This is why I started wearing them in the first place, I get to sit my arse on the tractor the majority of the week. Occasionally I'll give him a hand and grab the second trimmer... lol

wat5150
07-12-2012, 07:12 AM
I weae shorts if its supposed to be over 100 degrees. Here in NH that doesnt happen offen though. I usually wear carhartt double front work pants and a pair of my chippewas every day.

No way I could wear carharts and boots to mow a lawn. I wear shorts into october up here. If I were in a warmer climate I dont think I would even own pants!! Ive had my share of cuts etc. but I deal with them. i sweat way too much to wear anything but shorts doing this work. One time I was using a brushcutter attachment on a cheap *** trimmer I had. It was an after market brush cutter head. it had like 4 individual blades on it. Well they ended up getting bent and one broke off. It smashed directly into my leg just above my ankle. Pants would have helped there. That hurt like a b!tch and I bled like crazy. Soaked my sock and filled my shoe up with blood.

Cashin H&P
07-12-2012, 10:17 AM
No way I could wear carharts and boots to mow a lawn. I wear shorts into october up here. If I were in a warmer climate I dont think I would even own pants!! Ive had my share of cuts etc. but I deal with them. i sweat way too much to wear anything but shorts doing this work. One time I was using a brushcutter attachment on a cheap *** trimmer I had. It was an after market brush cutter head. it had like 4 individual blades on it. Well they ended up getting bent and one broke off. It smashed directly into my leg just above my ankle. Pants would have helped there. That hurt like a b!tch and I bled like crazy. Soaked my sock and filled my shoe up with blood.

I get posion ivy really bad really easy so boots and carhartts help prevent it. Not much I can do about my arems though. From april to about november I have posion ivy some where. It SUCKS but it didnt know I was so alergic to it untill I started working.

wat5150
07-12-2012, 12:58 PM
I get posion ivy really bad really easy so boots and carhartts help prevent it. Not much I can do about my arems though. From april to about november I have posion ivy some where. It SUCKS but it didnt know I was so alergic to it untill I started working.

That sux. poison ivy is no good.

Hedgemaster
07-12-2012, 04:55 PM
I get posion ivy really bad really easy so boots and carhartts help prevent it. Not much I can do about my arems though. From april to about november I have posion ivy some where. It SUCKS but it didnt know I was so alergic to it untill I started working.

I have Ivy Block and some other one that I can't recall the name of.
I don't like Ivy Block because it feels nast when you put it on, but the other product is more like sunscreen - actually it has sunscreen in it.

I only apply it when I know there's a risk of touching it though.

Cashin H&P
07-12-2012, 05:52 PM
I have Ivy Block and some other one that I can't recall the name of.
I don't like Ivy Block because it feels nast when you put it on, but the other product is more like sunscreen - actually it has sunscreen in it.

I only apply it when I know there's a risk of touching it though.

I have tried a few thingd to help prevent it but I always seem to get it still, If you think of the name pm me id like to know, if its something I havent tried I would like too. Im sick of itching. I dont even have to touch it to get it. And yes I know what it looks like haha every one always asks that lol

Hedgemaster
07-12-2012, 06:59 PM
"Ivy Dry Defense" is the product. I think I got it at Walgreens, or CVS pharmacy.

http://www.ivydry.com/product_defense.php

Can't say how well it works, but it applies a bit better than Ivy Block.

CHEESE2009
07-13-2012, 12:32 AM
Who's the loser who started this thread?


AND HOLY HELL HEDGE! Your post count is getting near mine... good god, when did this happen?!?!?!

*hi five* for having no lives LOL

Martywdx
07-13-2012, 09:38 AM
The last time I wore shorts was in high school. It was required for gym class.
Ive never been a shorts person. I get enough bug/chigger bits is it is in long pants with repellent.

Hedgemaster
07-13-2012, 03:07 PM
Who's the loser who started this thread?


AND HOLY HELL HEDGE! Your post count is getting near mine... good god, when did this happen?!?!?!

*hi five* for having no lives LOL

:o

Hello, my name is Hedge, and I am a post whore.


http://spelb.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Funny_computer_error_message_humour-7.jpg

op25ttfd
07-13-2012, 06:37 PM
I can't help but wear a thin long sleeve shirt and pants because I feel it's important to keep the son off of me. It' s actually cooler that way for me.

CHEESE2009
07-13-2012, 07:24 PM
I legs are destroyed from wearing shorts again.

I have little rocks embedded into my skin lol... It doesn't hurt when I work but after my shower lmao, holy hell my leg feels like cement.



In other news...
One my my ex ex ex ex ex ex ex ex girlfriends just texted me, so I sent her a pic of my shlong, that's all I have to say to her.

Grass Doctor
07-13-2012, 07:28 PM
if ur sking is so sensible them wear this

http://www.u90soccer.com/coldgear-compression-ventilated-leggings-by-under-armour-black/

wat5150
07-13-2012, 07:41 PM
Look shorts are what you need to wear godammit!!!!! Stop being a sally. I couldnt imagine wearing pants in this heat.

CHEESE2009
07-13-2012, 07:53 PM
If I could cut grass in my underwear, I so would.

Is wearing nothing but a speedo legal?

Grass Doctor
07-13-2012, 08:06 PM
http://youtu.be/PxcH1zEkX-Q

this what i use, long shirt, (black), polo in the top, under Armour underwear and the short total weight including shoes 6 pounds all this gear its call heat gear im going to star using leggins :D it feels good a over 100 degrees

Grass Doctor
07-13-2012, 08:11 PM
If I could cut grass in my underwear, I so would.

Is wearing nothing but a speedo legal?

u have to wear a short over the leggins :confused: see the video

Hedgemaster
07-13-2012, 09:11 PM
The Hedgemeister showing some skin...

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Oak%20Leaf%20Misc/Green%20Shirt/20120608_153259.jpg




Strike a pose...



http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Oak%20Leaf%20Misc/Green%20Shirt/20120606_133310.jpg

Hedges fear me. I'll cut them.

:D

CHEESE2009
07-13-2012, 09:11 PM
In other news...
One my my ex ex ex ex ex ex ex ex girlfriends just texted me, so I sent her a pic of my shlong, that's all I have to say to her.


My ex is coming over later now.. She's a very good-hearted, very positive/happy female, and I lost her because I cheated on her with her best friend. Yes, I am a horrible man... but you would have done the same if you saw her friends rack.

Anyway, so she says now:
"I'll never cheat on my boyfriend, I know better!"

Uh huh...

I guess she's just coming over to play checkers, only, I don't have that game. I only have Mouse Trap.

http://bethanish.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/creepy-grin.jpg?w=254&h=198
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If I'm in prison the next morning or have a fractured skull, it's because I thought "No" meant "but of course!".

... Anyway, I guess this means I have to shower right now.

CHEESE2009
07-13-2012, 09:23 PM
Hedgemaster always looks like a bada$$

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Oak%20Leaf%20Misc/Green%20Shirt/20120606_133310.jpg

edited
http://www.gopherforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5353&stc=1&d=1342233323

Grass Doctor
07-13-2012, 09:37 PM
http://www.gopherforum.com/picture.php?albumid=123&pictureid=556

this a job i did, he was wearing shorts but that green vine around those palm its poison ivy so i toll him to put pants black shirt, gray polo in the top that day temperatures 106

Grass Doctor
07-13-2012, 09:39 PM
Hedgemaster always looks like a bada$$

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Oak%20Leaf%20Misc/Green%20Shirt/20120606_133310.jpg

edited
http://www.gopherforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5353&stc=1&d=1342233323

makes me want to go mow some lawns :D
what an artistic pose.

CHEESE2009
07-13-2012, 09:47 PM
http://www.gopherforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5354&stc=1&d=1342234747

"Hedges aint got sh*t against me"

Hedgemaster
07-13-2012, 09:49 PM
^^^ ROFLMFAO!!! ^^^


Someone mention poison ivy?


I say we nuke it from orbit.


:cool:

wat5150
07-14-2012, 06:36 AM
http://www.gopherforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5354&stc=1&d=1342234747

"Hedges aint got sh*t against me"

LOL!!! Great pic!:D