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I am posting from my phone. My internet is down and Comcast can't come out till Tuesday.

I found ashes and cigarette butts in my pencil holder on my desk this afternoon. Its from Joey's roommate from Sara's party here last weekend. I think its pretty much the rudest thing ever to be so callous with someone elses property. That guy is never EVER allowed in my house again.

I worked in my yard today. Raked and bagged leaves. I am going to go to Lowe's in a bit to buy grass seed. One last attempt before I re-sod this whole thing.


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Feb. 15th, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
I'm SORRY!! :-(
Feb. 16th, 2008 12:09 am (UTC)
its not your fault! it's HIS fault for not getting out of your car.

Feb. 16th, 2008 11:46 am (UTC)
When you do seed, put down a small layer of top soil before spreading the seeds. Also, a dose of a good all-purpose fertilizer (6-6-6 or 10-10-10) helps things to germinate.

I seeded some winter rye at work in a corner dirt patch about two or three weeks ago, and my seedlings are growing. :)
Feb. 16th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
DON'T plant seed just yet. It is still getting too cold at night. Wait until mid-march. Winter rye will grow now, but will die out when the weather gets warmer. The warm weather grasses, centipede, St. Augustine, and Bermuda which all grow well here need to have warm days and warm nights (above 55 degrees). If you plant now, you will be wasting time and money. Do a little research on what kind of grass you want. Centipede, is thinner blades, resembling a lot of the northern fescues, but, it is not very drought resistant. St. Augustine has a coarser texture, and should be grown and kept at a taller height (2 1/2" minimum), and is very drought and disease resistant (particularly the "bitter blue" variety), and is also good in shady areas. Zoysia, is also similar to St. Augustine in it's appearance, but can be grown from seed, whereas St. Augustine is only in sod form. The many varieties of Bermuda (what is used on golf courses) are absolutely beautiful, but, are difficult to maintain and require a "reel" type mower versus a rotary mower to maintain the velvety look. Also Bermuda is disease prone, and not very drought resistant. A fifth grass that can be grown well in this area is Bahia (either the Argentine or Pensacola variety). It is a fine blade, but, does not grow as densely as St. Augustine or Centipede. Good luck, I hope I caught you in time! Oh, by the way, DO NOT buy the various pre-bagged "mixtures" available at the chain garden centers. The fescues, bluegrass, and rye mixtures that are used in them WILL NOT last through our summers. Been there, done that, and was not happy with the results. If you don't want to take a former landscaper's opinion, call your County Extension Agent, and they will be glad to give you the same info. Have a great weekend!
Feb. 16th, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC)
This is really good advice. I was also going to say that it's too early to spread seed. I'd also recommend that you find grasses that are native to the region, as they're more likely to survive in the long run.
Feb. 17th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
I'm going to a place called Native Nurseries next week, but yeah, I haven't done it yet, and after it got cold these past couple days I'm going to wait a little while longer.

My front yard is beautiful with just dirt. Pictures later.
Feb. 16th, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
Is there anything at all growing in your backyard? Jason thinks it may need to be aerated before you do anything with grass (seed or sod). If the ground is really hard, it makes it hard for the seeds to grow. If you aerate, water and air can get in there and circulate (which will help with growth).
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