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I65Stang
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From: Folsom, CA
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posted 03-25-2005 01:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So, while I was out getting parts to do the brakes on the Festiva I decided to stop in Lowes just to see how much their sod cost (see dog post). I couldnt find it so asked a guy in the back of the garden shop and he told me it was out front and that he just wanted to get rid of it so he would sell it to me for $.50 a roll! Yup, normally $3.00 for the 9 sq ft roll and I got it for $.50 . I wasnt even going to buy any yet but I saved $150 so I couldnt pass it up. I only need 450 sq ft but bought 60 rolls just to be safe(540 sq ft). So, I have a lot of work that I need to do. Luckily the backyard is dirt right now so there is nothing to kill. Time to rent a rototiler and get some soil additives. A buddy of mine has a F150 so he helped me out.

Now I have to go finish the brakes on the Festiva .

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Tim

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mustangs68
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From: Buckroe Beach Va MCA#39406 M&M #12 Member Mustang Club of Tidewater
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posted 03-25-2005 06:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim...
if it grows,you have to cut it,see what a problem you have created

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-25-2005 08:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, that sod was dirt cheap!

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whiteknight289
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posted 03-25-2005 08:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for whiteknight289   Click Here to Email whiteknight289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mustangs68:
Tim...
if it grows,you have to cut it,see what a problem you have created

My wife didn't like the way our grass had problems growing in the back yard, so she came up with this idea to get rid of all the grass. We had a wandering path of gravel thru the center around the shed towards the gate, and on either side of the path the whole thing is wood-chipped. Then we planted some bushes, marked out a flower bed, put a small two tier pond in the other corner. It turned out very nice I'm very happy with it. The dogs love it too, and best of all NO MOWING!
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-25-2005 08:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A guy in town here had his lawn paved with tar then painted green.

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'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
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exlocal
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From: hacienda hts., CA, USA
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posted 03-25-2005 08:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for exlocal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My previous house had a 15x30 pool, a large stone patio and detached garage. I only had a small strip of grass running down the side of the pool for the dog which was green all year around.

I've since downsized to a condo, NO MORE YARD WORK!

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I65Stang
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posted 03-25-2005 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, I have to get a lawnmower now. Luckily the area is small (450 sq ft) so maybe I'll just get a push mower lol. I tell you what, moving 60 things of sod at over 45 lbs a piece sure is a good workout .

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IIGood
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posted 03-25-2005 04:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Wow, that sod was dirt cheap!

GROAN!!

Though, I don't have room to talk...a couple years ago, a co-worker had a customer approach him and ask how much the potting soil was that we carried at the time. Co-worker didn't know, so he relayed the question to me (I was standing a little down the aisle from him), and without even thinking about it, I replied "I don't know, but it's dirt cheap!"

The customer laughed, but the co-worker shook his head in disgust and said "I'm gonna hurt you, Frank." LOL.

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n2oMike
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posted 03-25-2005 04:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If someone paid Chem-Lawn to come spray my yard, I'd have to personally KICK THEIR A$$!!!

When they come up with something to make grass grow SLOWER... I'll buy it.

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Mike Burch
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exlocal
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posted 03-26-2005 11:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for exlocal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by n2oMike:
When they come up with something to make grass grow SLOWER... I'll buy it.


You could always Bonsai the grass.

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capri man
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posted 03-26-2005 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
mike there actually used to be a product that would do just that!! (cant remember the name of it) it was sprayed on tobacco plants to stop the groth of suckers on the stalk. a farmer friend of mine sprayed it on his lawn and only had to cut his grass 3-4 times per summer. of course our fine government has banned it for some reason. probably some politicians son was in the lawn care business!!!!!!!!!

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I65Stang
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posted 03-27-2005 01:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, my dad and I laid down the sod today and I must say it looks great. Still have like 10 rolls of sod left too. I am thinking of rolling it out on my neighbors driveway (the ones who cats keep getting on my cars). Now I am sitting here thinking about all the work to keep the lawn up lol.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-27-2005 04:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You sure can't beat an instant lawn. You just have to water the heck out of it for the next couple weeks, right?

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'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
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Big D
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posted 03-27-2005 04:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by I65Stang:
So, he just wanted to get rid of it so he would sell it to me for $.50 a roll!

That's the cheapest "GRASS" I've ever heard of,, coming out of Northern California..

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