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Post #2351 by PEli » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:57 pm

I was watering this afternoon and testing out a new impact sprinkler. Nailed a bunch of people on the sidewalk with a bit of overspray. Some laughed, some we're surprised and one was a bit angry. I'm glad the angry one didn't say anything more than he did or I would have had to bury him in the low spot at the front of the lawn. It's too early to level it... would have been a waste of grass seed.

My lawn is too embarrassing to share. Maybe in 2020.
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Post #2352 by PEli » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:00 pm

PEli wrote:Nailed a bunch of people on the sidewalk


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Post #2353 by PEli » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:02 pm

PEli wrote:bit of overspray.


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Post #2354 by mayoradamwest » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:50 pm

My flower gardens are fulfilling their purpose, completely distracting from the grass.

Pink peony poppy seeds are worth nabbing, and easy to sew
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Post #2355 by MP » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:12 pm

My raspberry bush is producing a bumper crop this year.
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Post #2356 by MP » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:14 pm

mayoradamwest wrote:Got my first cuke today, flowers are in full bloom, and along with bees the family of rabbits is around

Field cuke or English?
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Post #2357 by mayoradamwest » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:00 pm

Straight 8
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Post #2358 by Murphy » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:24 pm

I love how PeLI is actively murdering his clover, while I'm trying to grow more of it.
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Post #2359 by Craig » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:20 pm

My lawn is immaculate. Nothing but whatever the most desirable strain of grass is. It's dying because I don't water it and I do not care.
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Post #2360 by mayoradamwest » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:43 pm

Ìm replacing as much grass as possible, clover and moss are doing what I want. The bee balm is admittedly getting out of control
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Post #2361 by clawfirst » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:21 pm

We've paved everything to the point where we flash flood weekly and put this ugly turf everywhere else. I like to see a mess of diversity in the soil.
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Post #2362 by Craig » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:01 pm

Same, though I appreciate grass a little more than I used to now that my kid is running around all the time. I'd still be perfectly happy with loads of clover and other stuff in there too.
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Post #2363 by Boring Choice #2 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:04 pm

mayoradamwest wrote:Ìm replacing as much grass as possible, clover and moss are doing what I want. The bee balm is admittedly getting out of control


We put in bee balm four or five years ago and it has crowded out almost everything in that part of the garden. Even the flox, which is another aggressive similar plant is being crowded out.
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Post #2364 by Boring Choice #2 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:08 pm

Craig wrote:Same, though I appreciate grass a little more than I used to now that my kid is running around all the time. I'd still be perfectly happy with loads of clover and other stuff in there too.

It's not so bad if the clover crowds out the grass. But thistles and other annoying weeds that make it tough.
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Post #2365 by MP » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:21 pm

Craig wrote:My lawn is immaculate. Nothing but whatever the most desirable strain of grass is. It's dying because I don't water it and I do not care.

Kentucky bluegrass. Nothing beats it IMO for colour and feel. It's a slow grower however, and thus doesn't do well with competition initially. So most grass seed mix it with something that grows faster to compete with weeds.
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Post #2366 by PEli » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:22 pm

In July and August it's silvery and then goes dormant. Looks like shit. Still, I'd rather have it than what I have.

New mower is great. I finally got to use it today after temperatures went down. Pulled a Home Depot bucket worth of dying bindweed and thistle from the sideyard today. Clover is pretty much gone too. If the temperature stays down tomorrow evening, I am going to mix some 2,4-d and go through the front yard to go for the same results.
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Post #2367 by mayoradamwest » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:41 pm

My urban wildlife attractions have been so positive I had racoons mating on my front lawn last night...
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Post #2368 by MP » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:57 am

Raccoons are a bitch to get rid of, hopefully they don't start using your deck as a latrine like they did mine...
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Post #2369 by mayoradamwest » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:17 pm

They're already gone
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Post #2370 by MP » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:22 pm

Raccoons are territorial. They make loops, and will likely be back in 2 to 3 days. Keep an eye out for ropey black feces, but watch out that stuff is apparently pretty toxic.
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Post #2371 by Dog » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:42 pm

I spotted a brown mammal thingy walking in my yard yesterday. Looked like a smallish beaver, without the beaver tail. Anywho, that may well have been my baby rabbit killer.
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Post #2372 by clawfirst » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:38 pm

Ground hog
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Post #2373 by mayoradamwest » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:42 pm

MP wrote:Raccoons are territorial. They make loops, and will likely be back in 2 to 3 days. Keep an eye out for ropey black feces, but watch out that stuff is apparently pretty toxic.


Thanks, I'll keep an eye out. I think someone else will take care of them if they're going to be an issue but don't need my dog to get sick, or get in a fight
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Post #2374 by Dog » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:07 am

clawfirst wrote:Ground hog


More like Murder hog!
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Post #2375 by PEli » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:00 pm

Shoot the raccoons.
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Post #2376 by mayoradamwest » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:26 pm

I think someone else already bagged em.
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Post #2377 by PEli » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:25 pm

If any of you degenerate bastards live near Revelstoke, bring your goddamn dope plants inside.

Also, what types of flowers and shrubs should I plant next year so I don't see the actual flowerbed? I don't even want to see the dirt. I don't want to put mulch in, I don't want to put rock in...maybe crushed brick. I don't know.

My lawn sucks today.
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Post #2378 by Craig » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:36 pm

I had an infestation of house fly larvae in my garage. Spent an hour killing them all and cleaning up after it tonight. I might just have to burn the place down.
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Post #2379 by Boring Choice #2 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:27 am

They are probably cluster flies. Good luck. Don't let them in the house
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Post #2380 by Craig » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:20 pm

Cluster flies don't lay eggs indoors.
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Post #2381 by mayoradamwest » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:34 pm

PEli wrote:If any of you degenerate bastards live near Revelstoke, bring your goddamn dope plants inside.

Also, what types of flowers and shrubs should I plant next year so I don't see the actual flowerbed? I don't even want to see the dirt. I don't want to put mulch in, I don't want to put rock in...maybe crushed brick. I don't know.

My lawn sucks today.


Hostas are the easiest, Lillies will get large enough. Lavender gets big, depends on what you like. Hydrangeas are pretty great
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Post #2382 by clawfirst » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:48 pm

And lol PEIi you still have 14 hrs of daylight...those plants arent even flowering yet unless tgey are one of those auto flower variety. Youre gonna hate september
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Post #2383 by PEli » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:40 pm

No, I was referring to a story about the RCMP taking some beatnik couple's weed in Revelstoke. I don't grow dope plants. I buy my weed the same way any self respecting Ontarian buys their drugs.

From that fat piece of shit, Doug Ford.
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Post #2384 by clawfirst » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:44 pm

Ahh. I assumed a neighbour had plants doing what they do at night when flowering.
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Post #2385 by mayoradamwest » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:02 pm

Plotting a socialist coup?
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Post #2386 by Craig » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:57 pm

Ran out of deck sealer at 7:48 last night. 14 minute drive to the only place to get more that was still open and they closed at 8.

Just finished up now, hopefully it doesn't show too bad.
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Post #2387 by Craig » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:59 pm

Next up is putting together a Murphy bed which looks like a real pain in the ass. Like 100 little screws and whatnot.
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Post #2388 by MP » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:51 am

I thought you bought a large suburban home? So what's the point of a murphy bed?! or did I miss read that and Murphy is come to live with you?
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Post #2389 by Craig » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:00 am

I got a 3 bedroom place, with a couple of rooms in the basement that could be bedrooms. Master is taken obvs, as is E's room. K is using the other bedroom as an office. So that leaves rooms in the basement, which are kinda a mix of storage and where my computer is set up and stuff. Rather than have a bed set up down there all the time, we got a Murphy bed.

It's not what you're picturing. It collapses into a cabinet sort of box, instead of the typical wall unit.
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Post #2390 by Dog » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:26 am

Greg’s place sounds perfect for an annual broads summer retreat in the country.
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Post #2391 by mayoradamwest » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:34 pm

I like Guelph.
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Post #2392 by Craig » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:36 pm

Me too!
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Post #2393 by Dog » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:12 pm

Well, it’s settled then!
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Post #2394 by MP » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:42 pm

Just renewed my mortgage 2.77%, nice of them to drop the rates for my renewal...
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Post #2395 by PEli » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:24 am

House on the street went up for $150k more than we paid for our (almost identical) house last year.

Thinking about some of the shit I need to do this winter to keep the remodeling train rolling. Doing floors, doors and trim upstairs and then starting to put some cash aside to do the driveway. What's the cost difference between asphalt and stamped concrete? Looking for a good PORTUGUESE CONCRETE team if I don't go with asphalt.

Asphalt is like $4-5/sq ft, no? None of these bastards list their square footage rate on their sites and the driveway is about 1000sq ft so I don't want to piss around on the phone all day.
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Post #2396 by PEli » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:27 am

MP wrote:bought a large


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