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#1101 34 days ago

free aeration !

#1102 34 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Last night, during the night, at my rental a few miles away, either skunk or raccoon had a field day going after grubs
and proceeded to dug up the lawn.
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That is crazy.

You could put something down to get rid of the grubs so there's nothing for the 'whatever' to eat - but that will kill the good bugs too.

#1103 34 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Last night, during the night, at my rental a few miles away, either skunk or raccoon had a field day going after grubs
and proceeded to dug up the lawn.

Moles have been really bad this year for me.

#1105 34 days ago
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#1106 33 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Last night, during the night, at my rental a few miles away, either skunk or raccoon had a field day going after grubs
and proceeded to dug up the lawn.
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I’ve had a few holes like that in my new lawn too, wonder if it’s the moles going after grubs.

#1107 33 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Last night, during the night, at my rental a few miles away, either skunk or raccoon had a field day going after grubs
and proceeded to dug up the lawn.
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Maybe rattlesnake holes? No, can't be, but it's in your head now.

#1108 33 days ago

Likely Rambo digging for ammo.

#1109 33 days ago
Quoted from swampfire:

I’ve had a few holes like that in my new lawn too, wonder if it’s the moles going after grubs.

It looks like armadillo holes to me. I do like it when they start digging into my tree stumps. Saves me from having to do it.

#1110 33 days ago

On the topic of lightning, had a real close strike last week. It hit somewhere on my neighbor's property. I had an extension cord plugged in on that side of my house. The strike fried one of my GFCI outlets inside the house. Thankfully nothing that was plugged in got damaged other than that. I won't be leaving extension cords plugged in outside anymore.

#1111 33 days ago
Quoted from mcluvin:

On the topic of lightning, had a real close strike last week. It hit somewhere on my neighbor's property. I had an extension cord plugged in on that side of my house. The strike fried one of my GFCI outlets inside the house. Thankfully nothing that was plugged in got damaged other than that. I won't be leaving extension cords plugged in outside anymore.

Our house got a direct hit June 13th, I think I posted some pictures earlier. Didn't realize it at first, thought it hit in the woods. Wasn't until the next day when we talked to a neighbor that we figured out it was a hit on the gable peak above the garage.

#1112 33 days ago
Quoted from mbwalker:

Our house got a direct hit June 13th, I think I posted some pictures earlier. Didn't realize it at first, thought it hit in the woods. Wasn't until the next day when we talked to a neighbor that we figured out it was a hit on the gable peak above the garage.

We were home when it hit. The flash came from the neighbor's direction, but it was very close. She's a bit of a kook, so we don't really talk to her, but the cable company was at her house a couple of days later. I should probably check the roof out anyway, but the only thing we noticed was the GFCI outlets stopped working. I upgraded to a snazzy new one with a built-in night light and everything seems good again...

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#1113 32 days ago
Quoted from mcluvin:

We were home when it hit. The flash came from the neighbor's direction, but it was very close. She's a bit of a kook, so we don't really talk to her, but the cable company was at her house a couple of days later. I should probably check the roof out anyway, but the only thing we noticed was the GFCI outlets stopped working. I upgraded to a snazzy new one with a built-in night light and everything seems good again...
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Our breaker box and internet is in the garage, and that's where the lightning seemed to latch on to other circuits. We have whole house surge protectors (one at the entry breaker box, one in the breaker box in the basement), but when the lightning hits the house - those are essentially bypassed (i.e. it didn't come in the power line). Any wire can just pick up a high voltage just from the lightning bolt being 20 ft. away! We do have and surge protectors around the house tho.

Luckily, the major electricals were fine (and no fire). A couple of GFI's went belly up. But you know what really ran up the damage bill? Things plugged into an internet wire or HDMI cable. Just about every TV, router, switches on the west side was damaged. Home Theater AV receiver and projector were the major $$$ items. Since then, I bought some Ethernet surge protectors.

#1114 32 days ago

I waited too long, so I had to break out the power rotatory mower. 2” of rain this past week, and it’s been almost nonstop. The lawn seems happy with the 10-10-10 I put down 2 weeks ago, but moles are still a problem (last 2 pics).
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#1115 32 days ago

Who’s the Mole?

#1116 27 days ago
Quoted from swampfire:

Well I’d be very disappointed if you just drove by, without coming in to check out the basement game room.

Guaranteed I would stop by Swamp! ...set some high scores, drink a few beers.

#1117 27 days ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

Guaranteed I would stop by Swamp! ...set some high scores, drink a few beers.

Most likely just drink a few beers.

#1118 26 days ago

I'm going to attempt growing new grass this weekend. Forecast looks good for cool season grass.

#1119 26 days ago

This time of year with cold mornings usually makes for some interesting picture moments, whilst walking the dog on the ranch.

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#1120 26 days ago

Awesome pics! Thx for sharing

#1121 25 days ago
Quoted from swampfire:

I waited too long, so I had to break out the power rotatory mower. 2” of rain this past week, and it’s been almost nonstop. The lawn seems happy with the 10-10-10 I put down 2 weeks ago, but moles are still a problem (last 2 pics).
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These work great, killed a fair amount of those critters (but still not enough). Best to use at least 3.

If you try to kill them, think of the mole runs as like roads: There's the main roads and there's the side streets and it helps to figure which ones are what (you want the main run). What I do take some fiberglass poles (like the ones a person uses to mark their driveway edge in the winter for when it snows), and place them in the mole runs (not real deep - just enough to keep them in place). Wait a day or two then check them - the ones that are skewed are the ones the moles bumped out of the way...that's where to set the traps.
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#1122 25 days ago
Quoted from Dr-pin:

This time of year with cold mornings usually makes for some interesting picture moments, whilst walking the dog on the ranch.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Where do you live; middle earth?

#1123 25 days ago
Quoted from RyanStl:

I'm going to attempt growing new grass this weekend. Forecast looks good for cool season grass.

I usually just toss some seed (overseeding) right before winter. Settles in over the winter and don't have to worry about weeds crowding them out. Then the seeds are all set to go in the spring.

But if you do that, remember to not use use preemergence.

#1124 25 days ago

My weeds are mostly heat lovers so I'm trying to get fescue back in while it likes the cooler weather. Still humid as fuck, which I'm guessing is good for grass seed

#1125 25 days ago
Quoted from RyanStl:

Where do you live; middle earth?

Yea.

Dalsland a rural part of sweden.

#1126 25 days ago
Quoted from Dr-pin:

Yea.

Dalsland a rural part of sweden.

Are you catching and freezing the plentiful fish?

#1127 25 days ago
Quoted from Dr-pin:

Yea.

Dalsland a rural part of sweden.

It's beautiful.

#1128 18 days ago

What is thus, and how do I get rid of it?

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#1129 18 days ago

Looks like it might be spurge. Can you pull it up and take a picture of the whole plant?

#1130 18 days ago

Clover weed...dig it out. Replace with generous topsoil /seed .

#1131 17 days ago

I do not think it is clover as the leaves are not shamrock shape. The leaves are more heart shaped.
Also problem is on other side of lawn there are many more small individual singular mini plants. I gree for the two bigger patches it is probably best to dig those up and replace with soil and grass seed.
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#1132 17 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

I do not think it is clover as the leaves are not shamrock shape. The leaves are more heart shaped.
Also problem is on other side of lawn there are many more small individual singular mini plants. I gree for the two bigger patches it is probably best to dig those up and replace with soil and grass seed.
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Nonetheless..dig it out and look for others spots and dig them up as well.

#1133 17 days ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

Nonetheless..dig it out and look for others spots and dig them up as well.

Quoted from pinwiztom:

I do not think it is clover as the leaves are not shamrock shape. The leaves are more heart shaped.
Also problem is on other side of lawn there are many more small individual singular mini plants. I gree for the two bigger patches it is probably best to dig those up and replace with soil and grass seed.
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What is your current blade height?

#1134 17 days ago

Shame on me..I should of comprehended the photo before blabbing it's a clover leaf. Sorry folks, my bad.

#1135 17 days ago

went to this site to help ID
https://identify.plantnet.org/namerica/identify
Might be a type of Dichondra or Speedwell or Chickweed or WaterCress.

Where it is in a big patch I will attempt to dig up and remove
but where it has spread and more dispersed, almost impossible to pick or dig every light small plant,
hoping to find some sort of herbicide specific to kill off this stuff without hurting the regular grass blades.

#1136 16 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

went to this site to help ID
https://identify.plantnet.org/namerica/identify
Might be a type of Dichondra or Speedwell or Chickweed or WaterCress.
Where it is in a big patch I will attempt to dig up and remove
but where it has spread and more dispersed, almost impossible to pick or dig every light small plant,
hoping to find some sort of herbicide specific to kill off this stuff without hurting the regular grass blades.

I had chickweed at the old house and it looked like this. That was a bastard to deal with. Had to pull it manually and it never gave up.

#1137 10 days ago

Going to miss summer!

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#1138 10 days ago

How does the cat like being chained up outside? Our cat is strictly indoors, he's afraid to even go near an open door.

We do have a screened in porch tho, so that's sort of his 'outdoors' space.

#1139 9 days ago

So I finally got around to replacing my shed roof!
Wanted to do black standing seam but quote was $4765. For material so I opted for $500. Worth of architectural shingles ! It’s only a shed!

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#1140 9 days ago
Quoted from freddy:

So I finally got around to replacing my shed roof!
Wanted to do black standing seam but quote was $4765. For material so I opted for $500. Worth of architectural shingles ! It’s only a shed!

Looks nice!

#1141 9 days ago

Thank's alot beetles costing me $$ to remove more trees .that's ok I have plans for those Dead trees at the back., have been replanting all along too.
Firewood, eclectic garden deer families and fence trellises. I will have my revenge.

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#1142 9 days ago

Too funny ..my neighbour calls and says can I cut your lawn please...he's been asking for over a year to do it. I keep saying , no man it's ok...anyhow today I have a sore leg and my bonehead brother in law and his bonehead wife are coming for a dreaded visit tomorrow. I said ok and he cut my front lawn diagonally with a ride on mower!

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#1143 9 days ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

Too funny ..my neighbour calls and says can I cut your lawn please...he's been asking for over a year to do it...

Why is that?

#1144 8 days ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

I said ok and he cut my front lawn diagonally with a ride on mower!
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That Mother F'r. Diagonal, like a Neanderthal? Doesn't he know that doubles the stress on the grass? He also cut it too low.

#1145 8 days ago

So after doing the shed roof I was inspired to cover the pool pump/filter!

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#1146 8 days ago

That looks awesome Freddy!

#1147 8 days ago

Really not sure..it’s odd

#1148 8 days ago

How does the grass know that it’s being mowed diagonally?

I’m in an all-out war with the moles in my front yard. I tried stomping down their tunnel entrances but they just make more. I ordered some Tomcat poisoned worms. 3 outdoor cats, none of them doing their jobs…

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#1149 8 days ago
Quoted from swampfire:

I ordered some Tomcat poisoned worms. 3 outdoor cats, none of them doing their jobs…

These are the only things that have ever worked for me. Must put in a fresh run - I put one facing each direction.

amazon.com link »

#1150 8 days ago
Quoted from swampfire:

...I’m in an all-out war with the moles in my front yard. I tried stomping down their tunnel entrances but they just make more. I ordered some Tomcat poisoned worms. 3 outdoor cats, none of them doing their jobs…
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Moles are my arch enemy (I live out in the boonies). They've done, by far, more damage to my yard than anything else. I feel like I'm 4 wheeling on the garden tractor in some places. And I can't really fix the yard yet because they will just tear it up again. Mole activity was minimal this year, but they came back with a vengeance the past week, so time for some traps (again).

Think of their runs as roads. There's the 'side' roads and the 'main' roads. You need to find the 'main' roads and kill them there. The side roads are where they go to find food. Once they think they're done, they move on to the next place to build a side road.

What I do is use the fiberglass rods (used to mark driveway edges in the winter) and place a bunch in the runs and wait a day or two - there's a good chance you'll spot the active run since the pole will be off kilter when they try to move it out of the way. That's where to place traps. And not just one - place 3 - 5 to improve your chances.

I've had the best luck with the scissor traps, fairly inexpensive making it easy to place a bunch. And very strong (be careful!).

The poison pellets and worms - zero luck. I do have some mole smoke bombs I can still use, but not sure about those (but it's more fun than setting traps). But in the end, the scissor traps have worked best for me.

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