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"Am I an idiot for trying to plant Fescue today? This crazy weather seems to be cooling down quicker than I anticipated."


We're just hitting a cold snap...average for oct is 72/50

10/16/2018 6:10:08 PM

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"leveling a section of my yard for a playset. wish me luck!"


things went better than expected.

ended up going with a playset installer who leveled the playset into the yard given the slope is so gradual it wasn't really an issue. saved me time and money by just paying that dude $400 to put that bitch up. kids LOVE IT!.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/T3p2X2mTwKrvbe3U6

10/25/2018 3:28:36 PM

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looks great. sometimes its just better to pay the man to do it.

11/8/2018 7:40:37 PM

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"We're just hitting a cold snap...average for oct is 72/50"


Eh, that's not the only concern... just a few weeks later and we are looking at hard freezes. That can kill young fescue, not to mention, if the soils temps get down, it will go dormant so the immature grass won't develop the root system it needs to survive

[Edited on November 9, 2018 at 8:39 AM. Reason : GRASS]

11/9/2018 8:36:11 AM

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Just ordered a service from Trugreen to do treatment to the lawn, both backyard and front-yard. The moss is growing like crazy. Have to get rid of them otherwise the whole lot is destroyed.

11/9/2018 1:24:54 PM

bcvaugha
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moss is hard to deal with if you really want grass. that said we did a really cool project in which we worked with the moss (owner originally wanted lawn, but moss took over) and it's much cooler now w/ the moss than turf would ever be.

11/13/2018 8:18:01 PM

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Lol so you totally give up growing grass now

11/14/2018 5:51:19 AM

bcvaugha
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now he doesn't have to mow it!
some people pay big $$ for moss.

11/14/2018 6:20:53 PM

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i like that moss, how expensive is it to plant(? place?) moss?

i've also thought about just letting clover have the shaded poorly drained part of my yard, even seeding it so it's uniform, i kinda like the way it looks.

and ive been transplanting the wild strawberry that pops up in the backyard and using it as a ground cover in planting area where nothing else wanted to grow. i know most consider it a weed but i think it looks good and it has really pretty flowers and the birds love the berries.

11/15/2018 2:13:27 PM

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moss is expensive, luck had it here that i was growing naturally on the site so we just helped it along and actually dug it up like sod and maneuvered it into place. once it's growing it doesn't need any real care. need shade.

https://www.wholesalenurseryco.com/carpet-moss-for-sale/

11/16/2018 5:27:18 PM

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Shade and acidic soil

11/17/2018 12:23:54 AM

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My SO wants a fire pit for our back patio. Unfortunately she's cold natured and also very adverse to wood burning smoke/smell. So she wants something that will put off heat without making her smell like a campfire.

Would one of these LP fueled 50,000 BTU fire pits at Lowes/HD provide enough radiant heat for use in cooler months?

11/26/2018 8:57:27 AM

dtownral
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i have a portable 55,000 BTU fire ring that I bought for camping back when there were fire restrictions, it puts off enough heat if you are close to it or above it (it's awesome to stand around during cold weather tailgates for example) but if you are sitting back from it in a chair you might want a higher output.

11/26/2018 11:05:27 AM

bcvaugha
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https://www.flamecreation.com

these guys make a great product. We've installed several of their custom setups but they have some good kits that would be safe/easy for a homeowner. Need to specify LP or NG

12/2/2018 8:50:39 PM

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