Changing up the back yard.

Discussion in 'Decks & Patios' started by Chris, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Jul 30, 2014 #1

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    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. ImageUploadedByHome Repair1406693471.805612.jpg
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  2. Jul 31, 2014 #2

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    Got a little more work done today.
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  3. Jul 31, 2014 #3

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    getting there.
     
  4. Jul 31, 2014 #4

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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):beer:
     
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  5. Jul 31, 2014 #5

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    looking good Chris. Can't wait to see the putting green. :D
     
  6. Jul 31, 2014 #6

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    I can't wait to have no dirt.
     
  7. Jul 31, 2014 #7

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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.
     
  8. Jul 31, 2014 #8

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    I figured that out after I killed it all.

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  9. Jul 31, 2014 #9

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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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  10. Jul 31, 2014 #10

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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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  11. Aug 1, 2014 #11

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    Got the base in and ready. Most if the concrete forms are in. Going to build a wall tomorrow and I should be ready to pour concrete next week.

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  12. Aug 1, 2014 #12

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    Is that DG you used on the putting green?
     
  13. Aug 1, 2014 #13

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    Crushed recycled concrete. Locks in and gets harder than base.
     
  14. Aug 1, 2014 #14

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    This is in my garage at almost 8pm where I am working on the jeep.
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  15. Aug 4, 2014 #15

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    Pouring concrete tomorrow morning.

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  16. Aug 5, 2014 #16

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    Concrete going in. ImageUploadedByHome Repair1407254830.729914.jpg
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  17. Aug 5, 2014 #17

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    They give you back $2 for the grass but it will cost more in A/c.
     
  19. Aug 6, 2014 #19

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    They also recently realized what happens to the water tables when you concrete over everything and run all the rain runoff to the ocean. Means good business for me. I personally am not a concrete guy at all but in this desert it's the easiest option so I am running with it.
     
  20. Aug 6, 2014 #20

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