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    Default Vicaroo once again an inspiration for a thread

    Sooooo....Vicaroo let's hear about your neighbors yard....and pics or is that too much to ask?

    I can't complain as the neighbor across the street and next to us have immaculate lawns. Us....not so much. We are calling a landscaper this summer to come dig up our front yard and plant sod.
    Anyone have experience and/or advise on sod vs grass seed?

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    How in the world am I an inspiration for THIS, you silly silly person! LOL You have, however, happened on to a very serious topic here at EBN and that's GARDENING! If you've cruised some old threads, you've seen a few of the "yard tour" vids being made by the amazing gardening aficionados we have here.

    My neighbor's yard? Is not worth pictures. It's beyond hideous. The good news, my other neighbor is suddenly now cleaning up her yard! So now the folks on THREE sides of me are at least making an effort. I would feel so crappy if I were the ONE YARD that looked like hell in the neighborhood, right?

    I believe it was this video that inspired my title....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBElH...1FiZVq8_QV0umg

    Yes. I am a proud PBS Gardening Dweeb. Other gardening Dweebs here? Oh there are MANY....comon' ya'll FESS UP! I'm not going to put anyone on the spot here but let me tell you, we have some talented spades turning the earth here in EBN!

    Edited to add: this morning will be my second official Slug Assassin Recon (now that I've got some annuals planted). I will advise on the death count later.

    ("Official" for this effort means that I am dressed in my Slug Assassin Recon Gear: bathrobe, slippers, cigarette dangling from my lips, bucket, garden gloves and flashlight.)
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    @Vicaroo1000 PLEASE start writing a blog or something... cause I ALWAYS get a chuckle from your posts!
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    Awww. You are too kind.

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    I enjoyed watching the video again. It's way too early to post anything much yet....Still ice on stuff this morning around here.

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    @bluesteelapd Our suggestion is forget the sod and the grass. Go grass free landscaping. Lots less trouble and maintenance (In my opinion). But I'd much rather spend time watering flowers than mowing grass. Put in a pretty ground cover for where you want some green. And lots of annual plantings for color. Of course watering is a must for annuals to thrive so if you can afford a nice irrigation system that makes it not so much fuss then you are even better off.

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    I agree with @LariP . Make it easy on yourself!

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    We did this about a year ago. We had our whole front yard dug up and laid new sod. First of all it is very $, and living here in Florida we have to water every single day costing even more $$, the thing that sux it is not all green and lush, it is a typical Florida yard, dry spots and a lot of upkeep.

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    I just noticed, look at my avatar of Vegas, see the nice green grass, Then see the dry spots? That is what everybody's yard looks like here in hot sunny Florida. lol
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    I have no advice since my yard is soooo not up to my wants either. My cousin planted sod for my aunt some years back and her yard is the most beautiful ever. The grass is just amazing! Will ask what kind it was...

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    ("Official" for this effort means that I am dressed in my Slug Assassin Recon Gear: bathrobe, slippers, cigarette dangling from my lips, bucket, garden gloves and flashlight.)

    I love this part
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    Quote Originally Posted by KMARINO View Post
    We did this about a year ago. We had our whole front yard dug up and laid new sod. First of all it is very $, and living here in Florida we have to water every single day costing even more $$, the thing that sux it is not all green and lush, it is a typical Florida yard, dry spots and a lot of upkeep.

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    I just noticed, look at my avatar of Vegas, see the nice green grass, Then see the dry spots? That is what everybody's yard looks like here in hot sunny Florida. lol

    you could think about some type of rock/cactus type theme with a small water fountain in the design. that way you wouldn't have to water at all. sedum and succulents are carefree
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