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Lava Rock

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  1. Lava Rock

    September Weather Discussion 2019

    lack of rain killed our lawn. No wait, our lawn just dies on its own, rain or no rain
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    September Weather Discussion 2019

    Sunday looks like 80-ish, then back to 60's, maybe 70 next week. Doesn't seem like extended torch to me.
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    September Weather Discussion 2019

    gawd, I'd give anything for your lawn
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    Heavy heavy lawn thread 2019

    Well I'd say last year's hydroseeding was nearly a complete failure. Seems we're right back to where we started, less money. I've sent some soils samples out for testing including other areas of the property which also didn't grow well. I think the rock garden idea suggested for this pic is probably the best option and we'll tackle that in Spring.
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    September Weather Discussion 2019

    Down to 54f already. Probably only bottom out around 40
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    September Weather Discussion 2019

    44f on the hill, but 37f as I drove past Hancock Lumber in Naples.
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    September Weather Discussion 2019

    Ours flew the coop too.
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    September Weather Discussion 2019

    46.6f. nope, no 30s at home
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    September Weather Discussion 2019

    Yeah, I saw the shingles and thought the same. Apparently there is a buyer from Mass. Rumor says they may be open limited weekends this year, but it'll be a stretch to get lifts inspected and everything else that goes along with it
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    September Weather Discussion 2019

    Wow, what a COC day in Rangeley. Took a bike ride and went out in canoe. just gorgeous day
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    Fall Foliage 2019

    Up in Rangeley for the weekend. Not much color yet.
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    Heavy heavy lawn thread 2019

    Wife and I were talking about the issue with trying to get the grass to grow well in front of the oak tree mostly due to the oak itself and steep slope. One alternative option would be to do a retaining wall with backfill, mulch, then plant shrubs, blueberry bushes, etc. We had a landscaper come out last summer to discuss. Other than the high cost ($4k+) the challenge in doing it is setting the first layer of rocks or masonry blocks in the ground. The granite is only ~4" below the grass surface so not sure this is enough to create a strong foundation. The other issue is the amount of backfill required to essentially create a level ground from about the oak tree to the driveway. I've not measured the height difference, but it's got to be at least 4'. My least expensive option is to buy more metal edging and create a barrier from the oak tree down around and back up. Then kill the grass, dig out and replace with topsoil, mulch then the bushes. However, the slope will remain and my concern will be runoff and possibly poor shrub growth due to little water retention. Any other thoughts on this? Thanks.
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    September Weather Discussion 2019

    True. Unless you're a glutton for punishment and are planning on reseeding.....again[emoji38]
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    September Weather Discussion 2019

    49f. Our hill may suck for growing grass, but at least we don't have to worry about any freezes for at least another 4-6 wks.
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    Heavy heavy lawn thread 2019

    Found it. It's prostrate spurge
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    Heavy heavy lawn thread 2019

    What's this flat weed that grows close to ground?
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    September Weather Discussion 2019

    I like your avatar without the pixelation.
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    September Weather Discussion 2019

    the world is great
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    September Weather Discussion 2019

    Not on our hill. Usually late Oct, before 32f.
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    September Weather Discussion 2019

    Wth. Showers and 50f
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    September Weather Discussion 2019

    Lol, not a drop from Dorian, but rained last night and again now.
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    SNE "Tropical" Season Discussion 2019

    Glad I bailed out on my ride because of the supposed rain. [emoji849]
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    SNE "Tropical" Season Discussion 2019

    I've got a big bike ride tomorrow morning starting at 6am from Portland and doing a loop down to Kennebunkport and back. Would be on the bike till ~2pm. I can't seem to get a decent frcst on when the rain is going to start/end. NWS calling for showers, ending by late morning, but local news saying 1"+ RN in the area we're riding. Big difference between showers here and there and steady rn. I know there will be some winds (~20kts). If it's gonna be steady rn most of the morning, I'm not going to ride. Gotta make a decision by tonight.
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