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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Registered: 07-30-2013
Wed, 08-14-2013 - 1:09pm

Yep, you can tell the difference. Just look on the ends of it (usually by the curb or end of the yard). You see more dirt than grass. Didn't think this was such a hard thing to know. lol. 

I find this curious.  What do you mean by more dirt?

If you ever see the edge of a sodded lawn, you can see how much higher up the dirt is. Attached is a picture, not a really good one but to get an idea.

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Wed, 08-14-2013 - 1:09pm

You have been around Queen. You have that apology now? Laughing

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Wed, 08-14-2013 - 1:17pm

That picture is of sod that has either just been cut or just been laid..  That is NOT what the edge of an average sod lawn looks like, at least not by me.  Any professional that's worth anything, or even a layman that knows anything at all, who is putting down sod will prepare the area accordingly, and would not leave that type of edge.  Leaving the roots exposed like that will kill the grass, b/c they will dry out too fast.

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Wed, 08-14-2013 - 1:18pm

kickboxingbabe2013 wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>Yep, you can tell the difference. Just look on the ends of it (usually by the curb or end of the yard). You see more dirt than grass. Didn't think this was such a hard thing to know. lol. <br /></strong></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I find this curious.  What do you mean by more dirt?</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">If you ever see the edge of a sodded lawn, you can see how much higher up the dirt is. Attached is a picture, not a really good one but to get an idea.</p>

Do you have dirt paths/strips running through tth emiddle of your lawn? How else would you ever see an edge like this? All our edges are against concrete (sidewalk, driveway, patio), brick (the house), or a fence.

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Wed, 08-14-2013 - 1:20pm

That picture is of sod that has either just been cut or just been laid..  That is NOT what the edge of an average sod lawn looks like, at least not by me.  Any professional that's worth anything, or even a layman that knows anything at all, who is putting down sod will prepare the area accordingly, and would not leave that type of edge.  Leaving the roots exposed like that will kill the grass, b/c they will dry out too fast

Oh well, it looks like that all over the place by me. 

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Wed, 08-14-2013 - 1:20pm

Do you have dirt paths/strips running through tth emiddle of your lawn? How else would you ever see an edge like this? All our edges are against concrete (sidewalk, driveway, patio), brick (the house), or a fence.

I can easily see it by a curb or sidewalk, both at homes and businesses all the time. 

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Registered: 08-13-2013
Wed, 08-14-2013 - 1:22pm

Oh well, it looks like that all over the place by me.

Hmmm.  Then I have to ask the same question as the poster above.  Do you have dirt paths/strips running through tth emiddle of your lawn?

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Wed, 08-14-2013 - 1:29pm

Oh well, it looks like that all over the place by me. 

Hmmm.  Then I have to ask the same question as the poster above.  Do you have dirt paths/strips running through tth emiddle of your lawn?

I don't have sod.

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Wed, 08-14-2013 - 1:32pm

kickboxingbabe2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Do you have dirt paths/strips running through tth emiddle of your lawn? How else would you ever see an edge like this? All our edges are against concrete (sidewalk, driveway, patio), brick (the house), or a fence.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I can easily see it by a curb or sidewalk, both at homes and businesses all the time. </span></strong></p>

My lawn has a high edge next to the curb, as does my neighbors. Both of which were not sodded.   The high edge at a curb or sidewalk often comes from consistent edging of the lawn and long-term growth.

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Wed, 08-14-2013 - 1:36pm

My lawn has a high edge next to the curb, as does my neighbors. Both of which were not sodded.   The high edge at a curb or sidewalk often comes from consistent edging of the lawn and long-term growth.

We edge and have long-term growth and you can definately tell the difference. Maybe the sod is different in different parts of the country. Shrug. 

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