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NFT: Fake Grass- Anyone have it for their home

GMAN4LIFE : 5/16/2019 10:48 am
After countless issues with landscapers and grass just not growing in areas i want it to, i am thinking about getting fake grass for my home. question for you home owners that have it.

do you like it?

is there any maintenance for it? if so what needs to be done.

i have a current 8 zone sprinkler system. some zones are for certain plants on my property. Zones can be closed and other zones can be still turned on for the plants right?
I like it  
Jolly Blue Giant : 5/16/2019 11:00 am : link


This was my yard in the late 70ís early 80ís.
so ...  
Csonka : 5/16/2019 11:05 am : link
Jolly Blue Giant is Bobby Brady?
RE: I like it  
Anakim : 5/16/2019 11:06 am : link
In comment 14446046 Jolly Blue Giant said:
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This was my yard in the late 70ís early 80ís.


Do you have sack races in the yard?
Brings back memories  
Jolly Blue Giant : 5/16/2019 11:07 am : link
Of when me and my brother almost set the Guinness book world record for most time on that very sea-saw. Too bad we fell asleep.
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Danny Kanell : 5/16/2019 11:24 am : link
Why don't you just start over with sod?
don't go fake into you speak to Carl  
Giantsfan79 : 5/16/2019 11:26 am : link
he created his own grass registered as Carl Spackler's Bent.

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This is a hybrid. This is a cross, ah, of Bluegrass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Featherbed Bent, and Northern California Sensemilia. The amazing stuff about this is, that you can play 36 holes on it in the afternoon, take it home and just get stoned to the bejeezus-belt that night on this stuff.
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pjcas18 : 5/16/2019 11:27 am : link
oregano?
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GMAN4LIFE : 5/16/2019 11:47 am : link
In comment 14446089 Danny Kanell said:
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Why don't you just start over with sod?


which brings up the question with sod, does sod need alot of sunlight? i ask because my property has a massive tree that almost removes sunlight from my front grass.
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giants#1 : 5/16/2019 11:49 am : link
In comment 14446117 GMAN4LIFE said:
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In comment 14446089 Danny Kanell said:


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Why don't you just start over with sod?



which brings up the question with sod, does sod need alot of sunlight? i ask because my property has a massive tree that almost removes sunlight from my front grass.


I imagine that depends on the type of sod. If you get a sod that can grow in shade, probably not.
What do moles  
Steve in ATL : 5/16/2019 11:50 am : link
do with it. Do they avoid it or eat their way to the surface?
artificial turf is crazy expensive  
oghwga : 5/16/2019 11:57 am : link
Go with a low maintenance grass and don't use chemical fertilizers. Clover will grow in most any condition, stays green, and will fix nitrogen in the soil so it makes a good additive to the seed mix.

Feed the dirt not the plant. Under the tree you have shade plus the tree competing for nutrients. Try something besides grass under there like vinca or pachysandra.

You don't say where you're located but the climate you're in will make a difference
ok  
mdthedream : 5/16/2019 12:03 pm : link
had the same issue with grass. I hired a lawn chem company and the grass is as green and full as can be. Just follow what they say to do.
RE: Brings back memories  
rnargi : 5/16/2019 12:08 pm : link
In comment 14446057 Jolly Blue Giant said:
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Of when me and my brother almost set the Guinness book world record for most time on that very sea-saw. Too bad we fell asleep.


I remember when you pussed out of climbing into the treehouse again after you fell out and twisted your ankle.
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Jolly Blue Giant : 5/16/2019 12:21 pm : link
In comment 14446166 rnargi said:
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In comment 14446057 Jolly Blue Giant said:


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Of when me and my brother almost set the Guinness book world record for most time on that very sea-saw. Too bad we fell asleep.





I remember when you pussed out of climbing into the treehouse again after you fell out and twisted your ankle.


Yeah, but then I stretched myself out on that swing set to gain a few inches. Gave me confidence.
Great surface for football too  
Jolly Blue Giant : 5/16/2019 12:26 pm : link
RE: ok  
GMAN4LIFE : 5/16/2019 12:30 pm : link
In comment 14446154 mdthedream said:
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had the same issue with grass. I hired a lawn chem company and the grass is as green and full as can be. Just follow what they say to do.



i live in jersey. any good lawn chem company?
fake grass?  
DonQuixote : 5/16/2019 12:41 pm : link
really?
Sounds like the dumpest thing i've ever heard of  
rasbutant : 5/16/2019 1:10 pm : link
No judgement. Just can't believe this is an actual thing people do.
Only briefly. When I saw it was all twigs and seeds I flushed it  
Marty in Albany : 5/16/2019 1:26 pm : link
down the toilet. ;-)
Only when I have...  
BMac : 5/16/2019 2:09 pm : link
...friends over.
you guys i tell ya.  
GMAN4LIFE : 5/16/2019 3:03 pm : link
ask a serious question and get funny responses. i guess i asked for it
daughter had in NJ  
bc4life : 5/16/2019 3:15 pm : link
didn't care for the look of that particular product
I say this every time it comes up  
oghwga : 5/16/2019 3:20 pm : link
call Naturalawn. They are a franchise that uses mostly organic products and they feed the SOIL. I always had the best grass on the block in every house I lived in. The only drawback is I was usually cutting it twice a week even in the dead of summer.
All those chemical fertilizers are garbage.
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be careful with that chem lawn shit  
bc4life : 5/16/2019 3:24 pm : link
little ones and pets
My wife is all over me to get it for the backyard  
V.I.G. : 5/16/2019 3:57 pm : link
Shaded, weak grass, muddy. She hates when the dog is back there bringing mud back in the house. I'm resisting bc it's so fkn expensive.
RE: My wife is all over me to get it for the backyard  
GMAN4LIFE : 5/16/2019 4:49 pm : link
In comment 14446494 V.I.G. said:
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Shaded, weak grass, muddy. She hates when the dog is back there bringing mud back in the house. I'm resisting bc it's so fkn expensive.


but i keep hearing that it pays for itself for not having the maintenance done for it

im so torn
Lawns  
Daniel in Kentucky : 5/16/2019 5:33 pm : link
Enjoy!
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maybe you can thin out the tree canopy  
jcp56 : 5/16/2019 6:00 pm : link
to let in more sunlight.
RE: My wife is all over me to get it for the backyard  
Jim in Fairfax : 5/16/2019 7:50 pm : link
In comment 14446494 V.I.G. said:
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Shaded, weak grass, muddy. She hates when the dog is back there bringing mud back in the house. I'm resisting bc it's so fkn expensive.

Dog peeing and shitting on the outdoor rug? Ewww.
Organic landscaping  
Giantimistic : 5/16/2019 8:39 pm : link
When I moved into my house I had about a foot of soil dug up and brought in new organic soil and had a company do an 8 step organic, no chemical process for 2 years and now I am on my own. My yard is so dense and healthy.
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