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Old 07-29-2014, 11:11 PM  
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Default Changing up the back yard.

Well after years of fighting heat and dogs to try and keep a lawn green I gave up. A few weeks back I brought my tractor home and pulled out the grass. Now today I removed some concrete that was not poured right and started forming for new concrete. The plan is to make a sidewalk around the yard and install fake grass in the middle. No more maintenance.Click image for larger version

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Old 07-30-2014, 10:50 PM  
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Got a little more work done today.
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getting there.

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took the clip down. Hope it was good for a laugh.

(never was at your backyard bar, but I would miss it)

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Old 07-31-2014, 10:36 AM  
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looking good Chris. Can't wait to see the putting green.

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I can't wait to have no dirt.

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I don't know if you were aware, but most cities/counties in So Cal are providing $2.00 a square foot rebates for removing water consuming grass.

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I figured that out after I killed it all.

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I like dirt and rock. I would put in nice rocks instead of fake grass. Unless you are making a putt-putt golf course?

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I like that too but cleaning dog poo out of gravel is the worst. I don't plan on living here too many more years so I want easy and in this area this will be a huge selling point.

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