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 savcal2011
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Wed, 08-14-2013 - 1:44pm

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>

And do you *know* if those homes and businesses were sodded or seeded?

"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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Wed, 08-14-2013 - 1:45pm

Kickboxingbabe2013 and Jamblessedthree:

You two seem to be experts on dirt. How are you on lawn pests? I think I have grubs or some other wormy substance in my lawn. If I post a picture, could you help me to identify them and help me to prescribe a treatment for them?

TIA.

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Wed, 08-14-2013 - 1:46pm

And do you *know* if those homes and businesses were sodded or seeded?

Again, they were sodded. It is very easy to see that they were. 

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Wed, 08-14-2013 - 1:47pm

Kickboxingbabe2013 and Jamblessedthree:

You two seem to be experts on dirt. How are you on lawn pests? I think I have grubs or some other wormy substance in my lawn. If I post a picture, could you help me to identify them and help me to prescribe a treatment for them?

TIA.

Sure, go for it Laughing

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Wed, 08-14-2013 - 1:49pm

kickboxingbabe2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">And do you *know* if those homes and businesses were sodded or seeded?</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Again, they were sodded. It is very easy to see that they were. </span></strong></p>


So, you don't *know*. You are assuming.  Based upon what? What is it about these lawns that make you think they were sodded?

"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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Wed, 08-14-2013 - 1:53pm

So, you don't *know*. You are assuming.  Based upon what? What is it about these lawns that make you think they were sodded?

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

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Wed, 08-14-2013 - 1:54pm

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

"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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Wed, 08-14-2013 - 1:56pm

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>

Don't they level the yard and stuff before they sod where you live?  I had to have part of my back yard sodded after the city had to dig up something because of an electrical problem.  You could see a difference the first year because of the "grain" of the grass, but not anymore.  They put it in right up level with the sidewalk, but the dirt part was all hidden because they leveled it off so the sod didn't stick up past the level of the sidewalk and patio.  Our dog has dug up parts of it over the years and we have had to reseed, and you cannot tell where the seeded part ends and the sodded part begins.  Also, have the yard was never sodded and there is no difference between the halves of the yard.   Maybe it has something to do with the underlying soil.

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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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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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