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Fleetwood Mac
May 21, 2006, 09:36 PM
Well it's that time of year. Lawns looking their best all around the world.

Mine is doing nicely, here's a close up.

Hows yours?

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j96/stripedbluering/IMG_1580.jpg

Koodauw
May 21, 2006, 09:42 PM
I live in a high rise surrounded by cement. :(

CorvusCamenarum
May 21, 2006, 10:07 PM
Mine would be doing a lot better if I could keep the neighbor's kids out of it. The platoon or so of children living next door seem to think my lawn is the other half of their soccer pitch.

nsutt22
May 21, 2006, 10:19 PM
i live in a van... DOWN BY THE RIVER. no lawn to speak of. an occasional floating dead animal though!

Fleetwood Mac
May 22, 2006, 11:06 AM
Mine would be doing a lot better if I could keep the neighbor's kids out of it. The platoon or so of children living next door seem to think my lawn is the other half of their soccer pitch.
Shotgun? ;)

I suppose you could always build a fence.

calebjohnston
May 22, 2006, 11:08 AM
I built a fence last summer because of the same problem.

My lawn is green... and not dead. Good enough.

2nyRiggz
May 22, 2006, 11:09 AM
No lawn but plenty of hookers and jonsers.


Bless

calebjohnston
May 22, 2006, 11:34 AM
Dayum Straight.

Chundles
May 22, 2006, 11:40 AM
Well it's that time of year. Lawns looking their best all around the world.


Not the one at my parent's place (I live in a flat so I don't have one) - theirs is dying off because of the 1 in 100 year drought we've been in for the last three or four years and because the frosts are starting to really come in nicely.

There's about 0.6 of a hectare so at least in the winter Dad doesn't have to mow it so much.

D0ct0rteeth
May 22, 2006, 11:45 AM
We don't have much grass in Arizona :)

Lots of stones, dirt and desert landscaping.

- Doc

h?
May 22, 2006, 11:51 AM
I would post a picture of mine but it is so yet, it is probably a lake at the moment.

wordmunger
May 22, 2006, 11:52 AM
Here's the view out my office window just now. The lawn's looking pretty good this year, although there are a few weeds in the front.

CorvusCamenarum
May 22, 2006, 12:15 PM
Shotgun? ;)

I suppose you could always build a fence.

Already looked into that (the fence, not the shotgun); even offered to pay for it. Landlord said no. Fortunately the girlfriend and I will be out of this house in about 3 months or so (finally getting off the rentwagon and buying), and a fence is on my list of things I'm looking for in a new place to live.

yellow
May 22, 2006, 12:29 PM
Our builder apparently cheaped out on grass seed.

Mine is on the 3 year track to goodness.. last year it looked like a barbie's head when you cut off all their hair. This year it's filled in a bit and the light fertilizer I out down has helped quite a bit.

Next year (or this fall), I will be killing the weeds (of which there are a lot) and thereby reducing the "greenness" by about 40%. :)

Fleetwood Mac
May 22, 2006, 06:14 PM
Our builder apparently cheaped out on grass seed.

Mine is on the 3 year track to goodness.. last year it looked like a barbie's head when you cut off all their hair. This year it's filled in a bit and the light fertilizer I out down has helped quite a bit.

Next year (or this fall), I will be killing the weeds (of which there are a lot) and thereby reducing the "greenness" by about 40%. :)
Before we re-did the grass we refered to our backyard as the garden of weedin'.

miniConvert
May 22, 2006, 06:20 PM
Normally mine would a brown, cracked lump of earth by now, but the unnatural amount of rain we're receiving in Kent at the moment has actually resulted in something that I've been prepared to grace with my bare feet. I guess that's the one upside of all this rain, especially since we've had a hosepipe ban enforced since last summer.

Still, give it two weeks and it'll be back to tinder dry :D

macEfan
May 22, 2006, 06:37 PM
My lawn is almost dead... its turned yellow and is like 40 % weeds... what can i do to help it :D I water it, and it was nice and green in the winter, but now it is almost completely dead again.. I'm thinking of replacing it, and then adding more plants and a stone border around the lawn..

CompUser
May 22, 2006, 06:45 PM
The front and side yards at my house are doing very well. However the back yard has some parts of bare grass and around the perimeter there are some spots with no grass at all. I took these pics at 7:30, so the color isn't great. I'll take some tomorrow when there is better light.

The pattern is starting to go away a bit. Because of all the rain the grass grew quickly so it clumped when I mowed it, thus I had to rake it wrecking the pattern. :(

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e6/ErikCT060/P1010002.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e6/ErikCT060/P1010003.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e6/ErikCT060/P1010002.jpg

Yard at beach house from last year...
Surprisingly the grass does pretty well there, with the harsh sun and mediocre soil, it really thrived.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e6/ErikCT060/P9040018.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e6/ErikCT060/P9040042.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e6/ErikCT060/Garden.jpg

Fleetwood Mac
May 22, 2006, 08:31 PM
Not bad CompUser. I whish I had a summer house.. :D

Thats one hell of a rock you got in the upper-right-hand corner on the first couple pics there. Did you have it placed or was it there when you got there?

CompUser
May 22, 2006, 08:51 PM
Not bad CompUser. I whish I had a summer house.. :D

Thats one hell of a rock you got in the upper-right-hand corner on the first couple pics there. Did you have it placed or was it there when you got there?

They dug it up when they were digging. If you like that check this one out at my beach house.

There is a large rock here at my beach house, its about the same size as the rock in my front yard, perhaps bigger. Its shrouded by many plants though. My friend at his rock has a rock like 2.5x+ bigger than the rock in my front yard, I don't know how they got it there.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e6/ErikCT060/Rock.jpg

Mr. Anderson
May 23, 2006, 08:26 AM
Here's my back yard (taken from the upper/main level of the house)

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UberMac
May 23, 2006, 09:07 AM
Jealous of your lake! :eek: And pier :eek:

Our lawn is looking OK, but nothing photo worthy. The field rocks at the moment, the sheep keep the grass nice and short, but the horses keep eating all of the flowers :mad:

Uber

Mr. Anderson
May 23, 2006, 09:20 AM
Jealous of your lake! :eek: And pier :eek:


If you had asked me a couple years ago that I'd be living on a lake, I'd have laughed at you. But the water is a nippy 65 right now, but we're supposed to have 70s and 80s this week, so this weekend the water will be over 70 which will mean the slide will go in the water.

My 2.5 y.o. will be very happy :D

D

jayb2000
May 23, 2006, 10:13 AM
It just so happens your lawn here is only MOSTLY dead. :rolleyes:

I have a lovely mix of crab grass, clover, dandelions, and dirt. Oh, with a few blades of grass in there as well.

Planning on doing some big renovations next year for the lawn, but this year mostly doing around the house work.

This photo is from about a month ago, we have had LOTS of rain, so it is greener and those scrubby plants in the front are now about twice the height and width, but it still is not pretty.

Only been in the house for a year, focusing on the inside first.

iGary
May 23, 2006, 10:18 AM
The front and side yards at my house are doing very well. However the back yard has some parts of bare grass and around the perimeter there are some spots with no grass at all.

Not to be rude, but, isn't it "our" house - your family's? You seem to take great pride in calling everything they worked for yours, FWIW. ;)

2nyRiggz
May 23, 2006, 02:08 PM
Here's my back yard (taken from the upper/main level of the house)

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Excellent....lovleyful...


Bless

CompUser
May 23, 2006, 02:35 PM
Not to be rude, but, isn't it "our" house - your family's? You seem to take great pride in calling everything they worked for yours, FWIW. ;)

Sorry iGary. "my parents" I guess is more accurate.

I take care of the lawn though. My mom does the flowers. My dad sometimes fertilizes sometimes. But yes, technically it is their yard, their houses, etc.

However, when I invite someone over, I say "Want to come over to my house", I don't say "Want to come over to my "familie's/parent's house). Perhaps thats where it comes from.

floriflee
May 23, 2006, 02:35 PM
Here's my back yard (taken from the upper/main level of the house)

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I am officially jealous. :D

CompUser
May 23, 2006, 02:39 PM
Here's my back yard (taken from the upper/main level of the house)

D

Beautiful yard Mr. Anderson. I like the crosshatching!

iGary
May 23, 2006, 02:41 PM
Beautiful yard Mr. Anderson. I like the crosshatching!

He is a little anal retentive for a straight guy. :p :D

Mr. Anderson
May 23, 2006, 02:43 PM
Beautiful yard Mr. Anderson. I like the crosshatching!

Glad you all like it!

And I can't claim responsibility for the mowing - we moved in a couple summers ago from the D.C. area and didn't have a mower (we had a townhouse with 100 sqft of lawn in the front like all the other people on our block, so we had a guy do it all at the same time). The lawn requires a power/rider mower and it was just easier to get a lawn service to come in once a week to do the mowing. It worked out so well we kept them.

Those large zero turn radius mowers do such a good job - I'll have to get another pic from across the lake after its mowed on Friday so you can see the lines.

Oh, and it works so well, that one of our neighbors got them to mow their lawn as well - so they do both at the same time and it looks really nice.

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CompUser
May 23, 2006, 02:47 PM
Glad you all like it!

And I can't claim responsibility for the mowing - we moved in a couple summers ago from the D.C. area and didn't have a mower (we had a townhouse with 100 sqft of lawn in the front like all the other people on our block, so we had a guy do it all at the same time). The lawn requires a power/rider mower and it was just easier to get a lawn service to come in once a week to do the mowing. It worked out so well we kept them.

Those large zero turn radius mowers do such a good job - I'll have to get another pic from across the lake after its mowed on Friday so you can see the lines.

Oh, and it works so well, that one of our neighbors got them to mow their lawn as well - so they do both at the same time and it looks really nice.

D

My lawn is too hard to make cross hatches. There are plantings and trees which get in the way. The lawnmower is not a Zero Turn on top of that (woohoo John Deere). I like the ones at "my town's school" (")), it's a zero turn with a caterpillar engine, and it goes like 35mph when mowing.

Fleetwood Mac
May 23, 2006, 06:04 PM
Nice lawns guys!! My favorite would have to be the lake side one.

Don't lose hope jayb2000, you could always weed/futilize/replace?? Call in the experts. :D

ibook30
May 23, 2006, 06:07 PM
I spent $600 last year to put new sod all over my lawn, and half of it is doing poorly ! Not enough rain or time to keep it well watered... this stinks.

Mr. Anderson
May 23, 2006, 06:46 PM
I spent $600 last year to put new sod all over my lawn, and half of it is doing poorly ! Not enough rain or time to keep it well watered... this stinks.


That's a pain - the watering. We always had issues with that in our old house. Here, though, with the lake, the original owners had a pump/sprinkler system put in that take water right from the lake so it doesn't use the well water. Works great and you never have to worry about it.

But with all the rain we've had recently, I probably won't have to use the sprinklers for a while :D

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motherduce
May 23, 2006, 08:39 PM
Loving the backyard and lake, Mr. Anderson - absolutely stunning. Would love a chance to visit such a place, much less OWN it, ha!

If I get a chance to take some pics, I'll post them, but ours is doing poorly this year. We have few options in Houston, and for some reason, the St. Augustine hasn't grown in thick this year, despite fertilizing and watering. Usually it thickens up real nice in April, choking out the weeds and making for a decent-looking, albeit not very soft on the feet, lawn.

Augustine is very strong, though, so it doesn't die easily, and it's good for kiddos, so hopefully next year some overseeding will help get it back in shape. This year is a lost cause, too many weeds and too little rain.