Monday Mirage

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Monday Mirage
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Mon, 08-12-2013 - 4:58pm

1. How many mirrors do you have in your home?

2. Anything you are looking forward to this week?

3. Grass in your yard, real or sod?

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Avatar for Cmmelissa
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Fri, 08-16-2013 - 1:01pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">kickboxingbabe2013</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;1. How many mirrors do you have in your home?&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;2. Anything you are looking forward to this week?&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;3. Grass in your yard, real or sod?&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Good question, I really don't know.  One in each bathroom, one in DD1's bedroom.  A large decorative one in the living area.  Not really, a baby shower my girls and I are going to this weekend will probably be the highlight, Lol.  Real?  A lot of Houston grass is sod which feels more artificial than the grass on the other side of the country.  When our property got damaged by Ike we filled a lot of the spots with sod, it's different than laying straw and letting real grass grow back. </p>

The reason grass in Houston doesn't feel as real is because it's almost like a crab grass (according to my FIL) called St. Augustine's. 

St. Augustine grass (Stenotaphrum secundatum) (also known as Charleston grass in South Carolina) is a warm-season lawn grass that is popular for cultivation in tropical and subtropical regions. It is a medium- to high-maintenance grass that forms a thick, carpetlike sod, crowding out most weeds and other grasses.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Augustine_Grass

My in-laws live in Houston and I don't like walking on their grass barefoot.  It doesn't feel like normal grass and does look a lot like the crab grass that invades our yard.  My neighbors just laid sod in May and I can't see any visible lines.  It's all in how you lay it.  

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Wed, 08-14-2013 - 4:26pm

But how?  What indicators, besides an edge that you claim only comes from sod, do you have to differenciate between the ?

I already explained.

Actually, you didn't explain.  The only thing you mentioned was the edge, and many of us disagreed.  Fine, I can agree to disagree.  What OTHER indicators are there that a lawn is sod and not seed?

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Wed, 08-14-2013 - 2:15pm

kickboxingbabe2013 wrote:
<p>You have been around Queen. You have that apology now? <img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-laughing.gif" alt="Laughing" title="Laughing" border="0" /></p>

It's certainly chilly for mid-August, but as far as I'm aware, hell hasn't frozen over yet...so yeah. No.

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Wed, 08-14-2013 - 2:08pm

The only factor you mentioned was the "more dirt than grass" at the edges.   So you really haven't explained.

Oh well, sorry you are not grasping the difference. 

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Wed, 08-14-2013 - 2:06pm

kickboxingbabe2013 wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>since I DO know lawns that are sod and what they look like, I can easily tell the difference.</strong></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">But how?  What indicators, besides an edge that you claim only comes from sod, do you have to differenciate between the ?</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>I already explained. </strong></p>

The only factor you mentioned was the "more dirt than grass" at the edges.   So you really haven't explained.

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Wed, 08-14-2013 - 2:01pm

since I DO know lawns that are sod and what they look like, I can easily tell the difference.

But how?  What indicators, besides an edge that you claim only comes from sod, do you have to differenciate between the ?

I already explained. 

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Registered: 07-30-2013
Wed, 08-14-2013 - 2:00pm

Don't they level the yard and stuff before they sod where you live?

Yep, just like we did with grass seed. 

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Wed, 08-14-2013 - 1:59pm

So, kicker - since you seem to not be in favor of sodding, how do you feel about sprigging and plugging?

Who said I was not in favor of sodding?

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Wed, 08-14-2013 - 1:59pm

I was curious - and we have a nationally known turfgrass program here - what the *experts* thought.  And the one I asked said that a well-cared for, well sodded lawn would look no different 5-10 years later than a well-cared for, well seeded lawn. 

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Registered: 08-13-2013
Wed, 08-14-2013 - 1:57pm

since I DO know lawns that are sod and what they look like, I can easily tell the difference.

But how?  What indicators, besides an edge that you claim only comes from sod, do you have to differenciate between the ?

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