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Now its my turn!! Yard Progress pics..

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by ScrapinSi, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. ScrapinSi

    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    Everybody else is whoring house and lawn pics, so now its my turn...

    I guess i'll start with the driveway...

    When we bought the place...
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    After the first 7 yards of 3/4" crush....

    Why spread it yourself by hand when your neighbor (Who is also your boss) has 2 kids & a Diesel Kubota with a Bucket Loader... :)
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    After another 9 yards of crush...
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    Driveway is pretty much done... Gonna get another 5 yards in a few weeks, and sweep it a little wider at the top, then put more solar lights in.


    Now the Workshop...

    When we moved in...
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    After many add ons, cleanups, and just doing lots of work...
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    And now the ongoing project that will never finish... THE GRASS....
    It was AWFUL when we moved in... The previous owners LOVED their gardens, but didn't really care about the grass...

    (Note the lack of grass at top of driveway)
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    After what has to be thousands of gallons of water, lots of custom fertilizer (Chicken & Cow Shit mixed with soil), and some Scotts Pure Premium Sun & Shade mix, this is the result...

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    The gardens that I am in the middle of tearing up (If anybody wants some of the best fertilizer that you CANT BUY, come take some!)
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    My next goal... Green up the front yard... I mean its fairly green, but I just need to rip up and replant this one section...
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    And the machine that helped make it that much easier...
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    Time to go spread some Scotts Turf Builder tomorrow...
     
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    spectacle Senior Member

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    good work
     
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    Seany-izzle New Member

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    nice work. yard work sucks, trying to grow good lookin green grass evenly...
     
  4. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Your house is my dream house... Nice condition, just large enough to get by in a world where people are all living in palacial $2500 mortgage money pits.

    Your neighbor, however, isn't too easy on the eyes.

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  5. ScrapinSi

    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    be nice... thats the neighbors wife... Very nice woman...

    And I don't see the point in buying a house that has a $2500 mortgage, and is usually on less than 1/2 acres of land... The house is so big you have an 8x8 backyard, and no front yard... But you can say "I have a bling house... But I can't afford to make it how I want it... because i pay too much a month for it" lol...

    I love my house... In the country... Private Road... Well Water that will NEVER go dry (I'm 1000' away from a 7 mile lake and my well is over 200ft deep)... Subdivision lockout, so i'll always have woods on at least 2 sides of my house...

    I can't wait to build the garage... Hopefully next year... 2, maybe 2 1/2 bay, pitched floors with drains in the middle, heated with a seperate zone off my oil hot water furnace... everything... Then the master suite above it...
     
  6. Estorvito

    Estorvito Soy Boricua

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    Very nice house Scrapin'
    You did a good job I mean your neighbors kids did..lol
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    T'aint no union shop, eh?

    Nice place though. Your property/house is basically the same thing that me and my girl will be looking for in a few years.
     
  8. ScrapinSi

    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    Yeah... Its .75 acres right now...

    My property actually goes into the woods in this pic about 50-60'..
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    I wouldn't mind picking up another 1/4-1/2 acre behind me though... Push the backyard out a little bit.
     
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    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    try using straight Top Soil on the hard areas. It has the plant vitamins and it's also mixed so the birds don't eat it.

    Looks Good... :thumbsup:
     
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    Thats what my "fertilizer" is... Straight from the cow/chicken farm up the road... :) But now that the spots of the grass have built up, I need to put some turf builder over the top to really thicken it up.

    Our soil up here is very high in clay content, which also makes it hard to grow grass... Not to mention the winters... Lets hope it lives through the winter... Which is why I want to get more grass down so it has at least 4-5 months to really dig its roots in.
     
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    Nice work! I should just pave my entire front and back yard... no need for grass maintenance, and I get more parking space :)
     
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    Wasn't there just some story about some guy in Cali that did that? He cemented his entire front & back yards so he wouldn't have any grass... something like an acre of land...
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    I honestly love your spread. Definitely my style man.
     
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    I've never heard it... but paving an entire acre is expensive.
     
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    I just came across this pic, which you can see how bad the back yard was 3 months ago...
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    90 accord Chicks dig the box Moderator VIP

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    your yard does look to be getting better! just be careful using the "fertilizer" you're using.. manure you buy goes through a ton of processes to remove all the harmful agents in it..
     
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    And only works about 1/4 as good as the stuff i have. :huh: :blink:

    I already know how harmful the stuff is... My failed well test before I bought the place proved that... LOL!

    The previous owners had to put in a $2k filtration system before selling it to me, because they planted the gardens 5 feet from the well... So a few of the numbers were high on the test... But post filtration.... Shhiittt... You can't BUY cleaner water!
     
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