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Old 04-10-2012, 07:32 PM
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I'll be re-seeding my lawn. It all looks like this:



Patchy and muddy. Nothing huge there.

I'll also be doing some renos on my huge back shed. I want to turn it into a proper storage shed for a lot of the crap accumulating in the house, but right now it has critter holes and some rot happening in the walls. The roof is in great shape and the framework is great. Just need to to repair the walls with some new wood and clean out the interior.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:34 PM
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I wish that was for sod! That's for seeding the grass. It's going to be another $5-10k to put sod in (and our whole property is only .3 acres--the back is maybe half that!)

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One year we'll have to choose not to vacation at all and take care of the yard or re-do our kitchen instead.
Yikes! We have .3 acres total as well... maybe St. Augustine grass (typical Florida sod) is cheaper than the type in your area. Do you have a lot of trees? I think we had 4 or 5 taken down.

Vacations are better than home repairs! We're the same way- while I'd love to redo my kitchen, I don't want to give up my vacations for it!
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:52 PM
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Yikes! We have .3 acres total as well... maybe St. Augustine grass (typical Florida sod) is cheaper than the type in your area. Do you have a lot of trees? I think we had 4 or 5 taken down.

Vacations are better than home repairs! We're the same way- while I'd love to redo my kitchen, I don't want to give up my vacations for it!
Yeah, this is my back yard:





Terraced, and overgrown with trees and bushes. I think there are 10-12 trees of various sizes that the landscape architect said would need to come out to make grass viable. I'm choosing to disregard all their advice, spent $100 on various things at home depot, and am going to see what happens if I dump lime/fertilizer/grass seed back there this year. Worth a shot to possibly save a portion of $10k!
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:55 PM
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Yeah Cali, a lot of your grassy area looks quite shady...lots of trees branches over head. That's hard to grow grass without plenty of sun. There are varieties that can tolerate more shade than others, but I think all grass needs at least 5 hours a day. If it will grow, it's good to not mow too short...allow as much of the blade to get light as possible. Maybe some kind of ground cover would work well. (?) It sure is a pretty yard though. I love the stone/paver work. (I think that St. Augustine is one of the more shade tolerant grasses) But with those tree roots, again...hard for grass to put down roots near them.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:22 PM
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I bought shady grass seed--we'll see. I'm waiting for it to rain so the ground isn't rock hard! I'm fully expecting nothing to happen, but the weeds are growing quite well lately, so I know it's possibly for something to grow back there!

Unfortunately, I really want grass so I can set up agility equipment to practice without Lucy becoming a total mud puddle.

One day I'll probably suck it up and pay to have the trees removed. But not yet. I just moved in ~6 months ago, so I've yet to see a summer yet. I may like all the shade on the deck in the summer time--we'll see!
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:36 AM
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Well we're Doing a vegetable garden and hoping to add a bunch of flowers in the front yard as well as some flowers in our backyard and hopefully even a tree. We have NO trees in our backyard and only one small one in the front. I'd love a tree or two in the back.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:48 AM
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That's what the dog yard looks like since adding Charlie. She acts like it's Indy500 out there! Will be doing the lime/fertilizer/grass seed type deal and see if I can at least grow some of it back.
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:03 PM
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Well, they'll sure fertilize it.
We were thinking of a veggie garden as well but we thought we'd see how the easily contained the goats will be before we put temptation in their way!
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:36 PM
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Yup...those little buggers would love a veggie garden. Maybe you could make two, one for them and one for you...in another area where they can't get to it. lol.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:55 PM
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I stopped at the 99cent store while I was getting an oil change, and bought some seeds and bulbs. We'll see if I can get anything to grow from them.

I also got a nice sized-clay pot, for the bulbs, and some fertilizer. Yay!
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