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      Thank god I live in a nearly non existent HOA. We tried sod onces...21 pallets and most of it was dead within a year. My neighbor took off a layer of sand, laid in dirt, mixed it in with nutrients and then was a slave to it to keep it going. I have learned that if it is green, I don't care if it is rye, Bermuda, Bahia, st augastine, or straight up weed. As long as the sand is covered and it is green, I am happy with it.



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      Quote Originally Posted by jimfish98 View Post
      Thank god I live in a nearly non existent HOA. We tried sod onces...21 pallets and most of it was dead within a year. My neighbor took off a layer of sand, laid in dirt, mixed it in with nutrients and then was a slave to it to keep it going. I have learned that if it is green, I don't care if it is rye, Bermuda, Bahia, st augastine, or straight up weed. As long as the sand is covered and it is green, I am happy with it.
      Jim, I see that you are doing beautiful things with your landscaping.

      Do you have a current picture of your grass?

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      Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
      I don't know if you irrigate or not? But if not, at least you could set some sprinklers on that small amount and leave your beautiful kids in charge

      You seem to have it working now except for your grass.

      I would:

      Check out a soil sample for it's needs - lime, etc.

      Re-Sod and take care of it use the grass best suited for location.

      It is small enough that you could give it the applications needed yourself, easily available cheap, but you need to know what they are 1st.

      Don't forget the water (pond water ) Pool Water changes to a sprinkler for the yard and plants in addition to your kids' chores.

      Weed/Insect Control - Just need to find out what to use and apply when necessary, Not often!

      Occasional Fertilizer (cheap)

      I have subscribed to this thread!!! Make us Proud!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Bubba you make us all proud too look at that grass and the pics. I would almost kill too have a lawn like that,
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      Quote Originally Posted by rainblood View Post
      Not much color happening in the front yet
      In your last pic on this post, is the small green & white hosta in the right bottom of your pic called Fire & Ice?
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      Quote Originally Posted by gray cat View Post
      In your last pic on this post, is the small green & white hosta in the right bottom of your pic called Fire & Ice?
      I think its a Loyalist but I can't remember
      -Rain

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      Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
      Jim, I see that you are doing beautiful things with your landscaping.

      Do you have a current picture of your grass?
      Nope, it’s nothing to show off and take pics of.



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      Rain, precious family
      Stephen, thanks for posting that.



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      Quote Originally Posted by Koigrl View Post
      Geesh, Stephen, that's dazzling! You maintain all of that allllll by yourself? lol
      Rain, I used to live in Fla and we had zoysia and bermuda grass and I seem to remember them as being pretty much maintenance free -- that was the point of that kind of grass.
      What kind of weeds do you get?
      I walk around and pull these out
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      Quote Originally Posted by Koigrl View Post
      Rain, precious family
      Stephen, thanks for posting that.
      I think that was the golden age
      They sure don’t look like that anymore
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      Bambi came by this morning
      Apparently it likes figs, hood pears and flowers
      It left the plum and Asian pear trees alone
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      You can't bring this garden into tortuga all by yr. onsies, savvy?
      Or as someone's great-grandmother said, "it's better to wash someone else's floors to make enough to pay someone else to wash yours." See where I'm going? Gardening should be fun or at least satisfying. You're wrecking leisure time that you need! IMHO.

      Here's another idea, Beach theme front yard. A few dump-trucks full of sand, nice stonework path to the door, and a sign in the "beach" -------> "Ocean, this way. Cocktail Hour 4:00 pm until closing on the Patio."
      Or, a dinghy on the sand filled with potted plants staggered for height and bloom time.
      Voila. Tortuga awaits.



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      What the

      A tree fell into my garden. I think it crushed one of my pawpaw saplings.
      Itís hard to see the damage in 2d
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      Was supposed to be man vs paw paw. Not tree vs paw paw. Sorry about that.

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      Feel ya. This week my garden was hit with aphids going nuts on the mandervilla. I have 3000 live ladybugs coming Friday to devour them and clean up the flower beds. Hopefully they get them all before flying off.
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