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just started reading here.

have to redo the yard as it was destroyed when the new house was built.
Know nothing about this but would like if it is possible to use a ground
cover instead of grass so we don't have to mow. Is there such a thing?

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just started reading here.

have to redo the yard as it was destroyed when the new house was built.
Know nothing about this but would like if it is possible to use a ground
cover instead of grass so we don't have to mow. Is there such a thing?

Lee



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considered that not feasible at 4 dollars sq ft, Lee
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just started reading here.

have to redo the yard as it was destroyed when the new house was built.
Know nothing about this but would like if it is possible to use a ground
cover instead of grass so we don't have to mow. Is there such a thing?

Lee



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just started reading here.

have to redo the yard as it was destroyed when the new house was
built. Know nothing about this but would like if it is possible to use
a ground cover instead of grass so we don't have to mow. Is there
such a thing?

Lee



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You misspelled concrete.

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LOL!

That was the first thing that came to mind. even tho it won't answer his
question.
just a weeee bit-o-humor there



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actual IMA girl, and it was funny, especially since just after having the
house built and knowing all the current prices, Lee
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You misspelled concrete.

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LOL!

That was the first thing that came to mind. even tho it won't answer his
question.
just a weeee bit-o-humor there



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On Dec 27, 7:01*am, "Storrmmee" wrote:
just started reading here.

have to redo the yard as it was destroyed when the new house was built.
Know nothing about this but would like if it is possible to use a ground
cover instead of grass so we don't have to mow. *Is there such a thing?

Lee


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what is this please and is there somewhere in particular i should read about
it? Lee
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On Dec 27, 7:01 am, "Storrmmee" wrote:
just started reading here.

have to redo the yard as it was destroyed when the new house was built.
Know nothing about this but would like if it is possible to use a ground
cover instead of grass so we don't have to mow. Is there such a thing?

Lee


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Storrmmee wrote:

just started reading here.

have to redo the yard as it was destroyed when the new house was built.
Know nothing about this but would like if it is possible to use a ground
cover instead of grass so we don't have to mow. Is there such a thing?


where are you located and do you live in
a city or town? there might be some regulations
that mean you won't be able to let certain
plants just be.

if you have enough light and moisture to grow
a groundcover that means you also have enough
of those to grow taller plants and weeds that
will want to take over.

so whatever time you gain by not mowing you
end up putting much more into weeding. it's much
easier to mow a lawn than to weed the same area
by hand.

if you want a low maint lawn, it's easy, pick
plants suitable for your area and scatter the
seeds, mow when needed. never water, never
fertilize, never spray or weed. just mow once
in a while and use a mulching blade. that's as
easy as it gets. when the trees drop their
leaves run over them with the mower a few times.

believe me, i've tried about anything else and
they all suck more time than a simple lawn would.
we love gardening, so we have more gardens and
decorations than lawn here (about 5% of the grass
is left). at no point would i ever say it is
easier or takes less time than mowing... the
day i have to mow regularly is the day when the
remaining lawn goes bye bye.


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dh is allergic to sun, i can't see it, so we have to pay for mowing, which i
guess is what we will do... no more trees, lall came down preparing for new
house, Lee
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Storrmmee wrote:

just started reading here.

have to redo the yard as it was destroyed when the new house was built.
Know nothing about this but would like if it is possible to use a ground
cover instead of grass so we don't have to mow. Is there such a thing?


where are you located and do you live in
a city or town? there might be some regulations
that mean you won't be able to let certain
plants just be.

if you have enough light and moisture to grow
a groundcover that means you also have enough
of those to grow taller plants and weeds that
will want to take over.

so whatever time you gain by not mowing you
end up putting much more into weeding. it's much
easier to mow a lawn than to weed the same area
by hand.

if you want a low maint lawn, it's easy, pick
plants suitable for your area and scatter the
seeds, mow when needed. never water, never
fertilize, never spray or weed. just mow once
in a while and use a mulching blade. that's as
easy as it gets. when the trees drop their
leaves run over them with the mower a few times.

believe me, i've tried about anything else and
they all suck more time than a simple lawn would.
we love gardening, so we have more gardens and
decorations than lawn here (about 5% of the grass
is left). at no point would i ever say it is
easier or takes less time than mowing... the
day i have to mow regularly is the day when the
remaining lawn goes bye bye.


songbird





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i forgot to say central Il no trees anymore, just dirt, Lee
"Storrmmee" wrote in message
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dh is allergic to sun, i can't see it, so we have to pay for mowing, which
i guess is what we will do... no more trees, lall came down preparing for
new house, Lee
"songbird" wrote in message
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Storrmmee wrote:

just started reading here.

have to redo the yard as it was destroyed when the new house was built.
Know nothing about this but would like if it is possible to use a ground
cover instead of grass so we don't have to mow. Is there such a thing?


where are you located and do you live in
a city or town? there might be some regulations
that mean you won't be able to let certain
plants just be.

if you have enough light and moisture to grow
a groundcover that means you also have enough
of those to grow taller plants and weeds that
will want to take over.

so whatever time you gain by not mowing you
end up putting much more into weeding. it's much
easier to mow a lawn than to weed the same area
by hand.

if you want a low maint lawn, it's easy, pick
plants suitable for your area and scatter the
seeds, mow when needed. never water, never
fertilize, never spray or weed. just mow once
in a while and use a mulching blade. that's as
easy as it gets. when the trees drop their
leaves run over them with the mower a few times.

believe me, i've tried about anything else and
they all suck more time than a simple lawn would.
we love gardening, so we have more gardens and
decorations than lawn here (about 5% of the grass
is left). at no point would i ever say it is
easier or takes less time than mowing... the
day i have to mow regularly is the day when the
remaining lawn goes bye bye.


songbird





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Storrmmee wrote:

i forgot to say central Il no trees anymore, just dirt, Lee


in the city or the country?


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small town of about 200 four streets one way three the other, Lee
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Storrmmee wrote:

i forgot to say central Il no trees anymore, just dirt, Lee


in the city or the country?


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