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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
PostPosted: Tue June 05, 2018 9:04 pm 
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wow lenny

aren’t you 23?

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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
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lennytheweedwhacker wrote:
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wow lenny

aren’t you 23?

No.


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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
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Strat wrote:
lennytheweedwhacker wrote:
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wow lenny

aren’t you 23?

No.

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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
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Way to go lenny, you've made a fool of yourself

at least I’m not going around posting pics of elderly women in my yard

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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
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Okay its too hot and too dry these days in the mountains. My grass is dying and ive been watering it daily. $170 water bill and now im thinking its time for some native landscaping of sorts. More concrete pavers and walk ways and get rid of the grass. its dying and its costing me a lot of money.


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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
PostPosted: Mon July 09, 2018 5:24 pm 
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Strat wrote:
Okay its too hot and too dry these days in the mountains. My grass is dying and ive been watering it daily. $170 water bill and now im thinking its time for some native landscaping of sorts. More concrete pavers and walk ways and get rid of the grass. its dying and its costing me a lot of money.


it'll come back eventually. our yard goes totally dormant and looks dead in the summer when our dry season hits. just give it a solid watering once every few of weeks to keep the roots active if it's an established yard (maybe once a week if it's a relatively new yard, to establish roots). then in the winter, it's super lush and green (though, yours will be covered in snow). if i had to guess, you have real dry and rocky soil that drains really quickly. ours won't hold water for shit unless it's constantly wet. if you wanna get wild, do some aerating in the yard (I got this one a while back, and works well for small areas), throw about an inch of compost on top of it with some slow-release fertilizer. it'll help water get down deep, break up the hard soil a little, and feed the roots for the long months.

we replaced a part of it with succulents and other low-water plants, which is nice.


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Strat you should really look into a garden ... ga-harden

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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
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anyone ever hired a landscape designer to redesign and plant new landscaping? just met with a contractor...curious what to expect in terms of estimates.


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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
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anyone ever hired a landscape designer to redesign and plant new landscaping? just met with a contractor...curious what to expect in terms of estimates.


i had an arborist here a couple months ago about some trees and vines..they were cheaper than I thought to cut back..but then again, I don't know what the going rate is...none of this probably helps your situation..go buy some dwarf fruit trees at home depot


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bodysnatcher wrote:
anyone ever hired a landscape designer to redesign and plant new landscaping? just met with a contractor...curious what to expect in terms of estimates.


i had an arborist here a couple months ago about some trees and vines..they were cheaper than I thought to cut back..but then again, I don't know what the going rate is...none of this probably helps your situation..go buy some dwarf fruit trees at home depot


looking at replacing a bit of grass with new plants, extending a rock retaining wall, planting some new mediterranean-style trees. it's gonna be pimp. i have zero knowledge about PNW plants, shadow patterns, etc. and we have terrible soil, so need help with that. but we'll prob end up with a lot of low irrigation, low maintenance things.


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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
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bodysnatcher wrote:
doug rr wrote:
bodysnatcher wrote:
anyone ever hired a landscape designer to redesign and plant new landscaping? just met with a contractor...curious what to expect in terms of estimates.


i had an arborist here a couple months ago about some trees and vines..they were cheaper than I thought to cut back..but then again, I don't know what the going rate is...none of this probably helps your situation..go buy some dwarf fruit trees at home depot


looking at replacing a bit of grass with new plants, extending a rock retaining wall, planting some new mediterranean-style trees. it's gonna be pimp. i have zero knowledge about PNW plants, shadow patterns, etc. and we have terrible soil, so need help with that. but we'll prob end up with a lot of low irrigation, low maintenance things.

This sounds like the kind of thing where you could get 3 bids and none of them are even in the same ballpark as the others.

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I just had a natural gas grill installed by my deck. No more propane for me, friends. 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
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B wrote:
I just had a natural gas grill installed by my deck. No more propane for me, friends. 8-)


Nice. Did they have to run a line to the deck?


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I just had a natural gas grill installed by my deck. No more propane for me, friends. 8-)

where does your charcoal grill go then?


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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
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We had one of those when I was growing up. It's so fucking convenient.


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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
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tragabigzanda wrote:
where does your charcoal grill go then?


I have a smoker, which will convert to a charcoal grill if I need it, but I don't intend to ever need it.

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Nice. Did they have to run a line to the deck?


Yeah, it's weird, it comes out of the house, along the beams of the deck, then down into the ground to go under that lattice and back up into the grill. I have some future plans to work on the deck, so I guess that'll be fun to figure out.

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