The Home Ownership Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Douglas, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. djh

    djh Senior member

    Messages:
    1,852
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2007
    Location:
    california
    ^ Don't jinx it.
     
  2. Ataturk

    Ataturk Senior member

    Messages:
    11,151
    Likes Received:
    1,567
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Snapped some pictures while waiting for the glue to cure. Styleforum insists on rotating them oddly for some reason:

    One of the hose bibs and the valve/filter/regulator for the drip system:

    [​IMG]

    The automatic drain at the lowest point in the yard:

    [​IMG]

    One of the fence lights:

    [​IMG]

    Closeup showing the shoddy-but-unavoidable way the wire is attached.

    [​IMG]

    Tomatoes growing in the white trash container garden:

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

    Messages:
    11,382
    Likes Received:
    586
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2006
    Location:
    Pennsylvania Ave/Connecticut Ave
    

    How do you get 150 people to give a shit about an 8th grader's graduation?
     
  4. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

    Messages:
    19,400
    Likes Received:
    3,865
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    come on, man. everybody gets a medal.
     
  5. lefty

    lefty Senior member

    Messages:
    9,585
    Likes Received:
    1,842
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    I just got in shit with my sister for not making a bigger deal about this "award". Apparently there's a red carpet.

    lefty
     
  6. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

    Messages:
    18,154
    Likes Received:
    2,692
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Location:
    nyc
    

    wine, pool, food
     
  7. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

    Messages:
    14,658
    Likes Received:
    2,290
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Purseforum
    turk, for a guy with an automated irrigation system, that's some sad looking grass.
     
  8. Ataturk

    Ataturk Senior member

    Messages:
    11,151
    Likes Received:
    1,567
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Most of what you see is dirt I pulled out of that trench. It's 6-8" deep and about six wide. Plus, I'd like to see you grow centipede under five big trees.

    Don't worry, though, I'm on it. Got a couple pallets of St. Augustine for the shady parts.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2014
  9. Ataturk

    Ataturk Senior member

    Messages:
    11,151
    Likes Received:
    1,567
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Oh, yeah, that third picture shows one of the spots where the brown spot fungus got me last fall. It's not all dead but it'll take a couple months to fill in. Plus we had an unnaturally cold winter with 15 inches more rain than normal as of April 15 or so. Plus that super late frost. The only people who have lawns that are all green at this point have them full of weeds.
     
  10. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

    Messages:
    12,594
    Likes Received:
    1,655
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Location:
    Princeton, NJ
  11. Ataturk

    Ataturk Senior member

    Messages:
    11,151
    Likes Received:
    1,567
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Probably. Today was a good time to catch me with that joke.

    Since this is the Turk picture thread now, while procrastinating I took a couple of my plants that are flowering.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  12. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

    Messages:
    12,594
    Likes Received:
    1,655
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Location:
    Princeton, NJ
  13. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

    Messages:
    3,362
    Likes Received:
    2,115
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2012
    Location:
    Cali
    I recently planted three new trees in our backyard. Two consisted of Chinese Pistache for shade. They are about 30 feet apart from each other. The problem I have is one is doing very well, and the other is dying. Almost all the leaves are now brown, and sagging. Its been 5 days since the plant (15.5 gallon containers). I've watered them daily, not flooding, but keeping moist. I've fertilized them all. Sun is great. I am not affluent with trees whatsoever! I've briefly read online that a stoppage in good water drainage below can hurt these. Or of course disease or fungus. How do I go about troubleshooting the problem? The ground is soft and moist where I dug about 30 inches down. There is no hardpan and actually had some sand.

    Is it common to put rocks below the hole to ensure drainage? Almost like you would when doing a fence post?
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2014
  14. Ataturk

    Ataturk Senior member

    Messages:
    11,151
    Likes Received:
    1,567
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Don't know anything about trees either, but if the conditions are the same, it could be transplant shock. Did you cut too many roots when you planted them?
     
  15. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

    Messages:
    3,362
    Likes Received:
    2,115
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2012
    Location:
    Cali
    I didn't cut an roots when planting. Conditions are the same. The 15 gallon container went straight into the ground in a hole twice the size. How do you know when you have totally Los the tree or it's just in shock?
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by