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      06-03-2019, 11:53 PM   #463
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been cutting the grass every two days because of all the rain we've been getting plus the CarbonX probably also has a lot to do with it. those stripes tho!



finally did an edging on the street side. was debating on doing this as some of my neighbors don't do there's as it still looks nice and clean


Endless Summer Hydrangeas are starting to bloom! I did use an acidic amendment but the flowers still turned out pink. probably gotta use it throughout the summer for it to turn blue




the Annabel Hydrangeas are really flourishing and the blooms are now just starting to bud
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I've learned that it pays to be persistent.

All of my local stores were out of Milorganite for weeks. But I call and check a couple of times a week. And low and behold... One of my stores just received a palate last night! So I went in and grabbed 6 bags.
I needed to spread 2 more out back.
As far as I'm concerned, this is some good shit! My grass is green and thick AF!
But yeah... The shortage is real.



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49 bags in stock at my local Home Depot:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milorgan...4262/202265928
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I've learned that it pays to be persistent.

All of my local stores were out of Milorganite for weeks. But I call and check a couple of times a week. And low and behold... One of my stores just received a palate last night! So I went in and grabbed 6 bags.
I needed to spread 2 more out back.
As far as I'm concerned, this is some good shit! My grass is green and thick AF!
But yeah... The shortage is real.



My wife thinks I have issues. I literally got excited to find our local HD had 10 bags. I told her to effing get ready NOW before somebody buys them. She said "its fertilizer, it's not the end of the effing world!" I said "Biiiiiiiiiiiiitchhhhhhh!" -Keele and Peele
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My wife thinks I have issues. I literally got excited to find our local HD had 10 bags. I told her to effing get ready NOW before somebody buys them. She said "its fertilizer, it's not the end of the effing world!" I said "Biiiiiiiiiiiiitchhhhhhh!" -Keele and Peele
That episode was hilarious!!!!
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That episode was hilarious!!!!
yeah...they're funny hell! my favorite is the substitute teacher

so for those who don't know you can propagate most of your plants. one of the easiest ways is the brick technique. just dig/scrape a hole, take the branch and bury it with the other end above ground and place a brick on top. this will cause the plant to grow roots with the portion in the dirt. I've taken one of my Annabel Hydrangeas and now I have 10 of them! at least it could be done with the Macrophylla's and the Arborescents varieties. I have yet seen anyone due this with the paniculata's and it's probably because the branches don't sit low enough to the ground to do this but this year I had a couple of them with branches sitting really low. so i'll try it and see if this works.

so here it is on the Annabel's



and here on the Limelight's (Paniculata)


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and the Vanilla Strawberry
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does anyone know a good way of getting rid of mushrooms? we have been getting them recently and my wife is super worried about the curious dogs eating them. i don't think its a big deal, but she's convinced they'll eat them and get sick or die.
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does anyone know a good way of getting rid of mushrooms? we have been getting them recently and my wife is super worried about the curious dogs eating them. i don't think its a big deal, but she's convinced they'll eat them and get sick or die.
ah you must have been getting a lot of rain and the soil is really soggy and wet. same here, I've never seen mushroom until this year. I just kick them bitches or pull them out. tho I don't know if they're poisonous or not
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ah you must have been getting a lot of rain and the soil is really soggy and wet. same here, I've never seen mushroom until this year. I just kick them bitches or pull them out. tho I don't know if they're poisonous or not
it was a particularly wet year for us in california, but it hasn't really been raining lately. i have yet to install my smart sprinkler controller...
the grass is thick and healthy, and i don't think its a matter of being over-watered. there are a few spots that are starting to get a little dry as i have been manually turning the sprinklers off for a few days at a time to keep from overwatering. it has been consistently cloudy the last few weeks, so although it hasn't been raining, we don't need a ton of water.

i read that the cause of mushrooms is "organic material" under the grass. my first thought is we have a greenbelt behind our house and a ton of rabbits, squirrels, and chipmunks. at dusk on any given day, there are about two rabbits hopping around in the yard. i'm thinking the rabbit poop might not be helping, but they aren't going away, there has got to be 10,000 of them in the neighborhood.
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Mushrooms are by nature, FUNGUS. Fungus requires "moisture and darkness" to survive. If it's been cool climate, that is probably the issue. Once it heat s up, the shrooms should burn off.
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so for those who don't know you can propagate most of your plants. one of the easiest ways is the brick technique.
What does the brick do?

When teh cactus grow a big leaf out to far into the mowing lanes, I hack it off and then just stand it up where I want the new one to grow. Couple weeks and there are roots in the ground.

Indoors, my wife regularly cuts a shoot and sticks in a jar of water. I sneak in a little miracle grow and soon the shoot has sprouted roots and we put in a new pot.
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Someday I'll get all the other stuff done, decks, siding, doors, windows, driveway.. and then I can relax focusing on the yard.

Anyone ever trim over grown Japanese Maples? I have a couple beauties in my front yard but they are over grown and fighting for light with a big tree.
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What does the brick do?

When teh cactus grow a big leaf out to far into the mowing lanes, I hack it off and then just stand it up where I want the new one to grow. Couple weeks and there are roots in the ground.

Indoors, my wife regularly cuts a shoot and sticks in a jar of water. I sneak in a little miracle grow and soon the shoot has sprouted roots and we put in a new pot.
The brick will eventually break down and turn into soil for calcium intake
















Just kidding lol! It's to keep the branch from lifting and moving
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Anyone ever trim over grown Japanese Maples? I have a couple beauties in my front yard but they are over grown and fighting for light with a big tree.
...yes u need to prune them every spring and fall to keep their beauty and unique looks. Just prune away, u cant really hurt them, they grow back even if u think u took too much off
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Someday I'll get all the other stuff done, decks, siding, doors, windows, driveway.. and then I can relax focusing on the yard.

Anyone ever trim over grown Japanese Maples? I have a couple beauties in my front yard but they are over grown and fighting for light with a big tree.
I've seen quite a few YouTube videos on pruning Japanese Maples to make it look less dense/thick which really looks nice as I've seen them done that way in my neighborhood. I would wait tho when the tree goes dormant or early Spring
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We all have garden OCD. So for the past 4 years or so been working on the front and back yard. Finally got the front where it needs to be.
Two weeks ago I built me two lattices; I have these plants that I will train to grow on the lattices.
The rain did a blessing to most of my plants, especially the hydragenas.
I have St Augustine lawn and I love it. Something I learned from my landscaper that Bermuda is very invasive. It can grow about 10 feet deep.

Out in the front I had my landscaper plant two red bud tree and a king palm. Last year’s heat wave killed the king palm. Two week ago I just had it. I went down to my local nursery and picked me up another red bud. They are beautiful trees that resembles a cherry tree when it blossoms: beautiful flowers that appears throughout the tree.

My dad has this beautiful plumeria; he was able to successfully plant a piece from it and it’s growing into a healthy tree.

The best feature in the front yard is the water fountain. Purchased a pot that Dave, my landscaper, converted into a fountain. Looks ideal where we positioned it due to the fact that it is visible from the street and the Porch.

Like I said, this is in the making for 5 years. Cleaned up so much stuff: a big olive tree, a pine tree, hedges, etc.
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Landscape lighting and hydragenas are in full bloom.
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Love the Hydrangeas! Those look like the "Let's Dance" variety since I see both pink and blue in the same shrub
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Love the Hydrangeas! Those look like the "Let's Dance" variety since I see both pink and blue in the same shrub
Yep. These are from Monrovia nursery. They have quality plants. My sister works there and got these on a sale.
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I saw a YouTube video about this product that was interesting. Anyone have one or know anyone that has one?
Yep. I'm all about low maintenance and not paying for a guy to come mow my yard and spread the weeds from his last job around.

This is Moses, as we've named him. This is before he was installed in the mulch patch behind him.



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The Husqvarna's big advantages are that it's larger, dealer installed (HUGE advantage vs DIY), GPS tracked (anti-theft), its app actually works, it cuts better, and its overall just a more robust unit. This is the second largest one Husqvarna makes - adequate for my yard which is about 3/4 acre of actual grass.

Mows 7 days/wk from 9am-7pm. It mostly goes in random directions but the computers make sure it gets everything, and it splits the yard into sections so that it makes sure to get each area regularly. Doesnt get the last 10-12" before the curb, so i mow around the edge with my regular mower every other week - as hot as it gets down here, this is a huge win in my book.

The razor blade cut is nice. I replace them about once a month.

Also, I replaced my Rainbird with a Rachio sprinkler controller. Paid for itself in the first summer just on rain-skips alone. It talks to weather stations through wifi and can skip not only if it has rained, but if its about to.

I do wish there was a robotic edger and fertilizer spreader.

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It's going to come to the point where we don't do shit anymore. Just robots and Alexa
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