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Old 07-10-2012, 01:47 PM
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well this started as an interesting thread, you guys should park your egos for awhile and bring it back on course.

Here's my backyard-I've been pumping water through my hose for weeks.

The weather here has been brutal. Intense heat with ZERO rain. This is the 11th day at 90 or above.

My irrigated lawns are not even close to being this green.

I must admit I have, on occasion watered at night.

I've been letting it really shag up between cuts.
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:03 PM
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One could argue that experience is no substitute for education, or experience without education is not experience at all. People can poke around in the dark for their entire lives and not understand a single thing they are "experiencing", yet that will not stop them from claiming "x" years of experience and any of the other ignorant "book smarts" comments.



Everyone makes mistakes, poor assumptions, etc...., no one is infallible. It is the ones who don't realize or understand they are making mistakes/poor assumptions, then pretend they are some kind of professional and present those mistakes/assumptions as if they were fact ... of course backed by "x" years of experience, which of course makes it right even though it is wrong.
The clearest lesson I have learned on this site, in some part from your comments and criticism, is that understanding "basic concepts" is not enough to be any good at lawn maintenance and renovation. Generalities do not apply to specific situations in many cases.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:34 AM
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well this started as an interesting thread, you guys should park your egos for awhile and bring it back on course.

Here's my backyard-I've been pumping water through my hose for weeks.

The weather here has been brutal. Intense heat with ZERO rain. This is the 11th day at 90 or above.

My irrigated lawns are not even close to being this green.

I must admit I have, on occasion watered at night.

I've been letting it really shag up between cuts.
Excellent point and excellent lawn... The nice thing about a hose is that every small spot recieves individual treatment...
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:52 PM
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Excellent point and excellent lawn... The nice thing about a hose is that every small spot recieves individual treatment...
That is like I like to whiz outside. You should train your dogs that way too.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:19 PM
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That is like I like to whiz outside. You should train your dogs that way too.
I'm not talking to you, plumber... leave me alone...
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:32 PM
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I'm not talking to you, plumber... leave me alone...
Post on public forums is fair game. Besides I make more than plumbers as they are afraid of wires and know nothing about soil or plants.

There experience is about crap which reminds me about some post I have seen of yours.

Again, I was willing to work with you on things until you saw fit to mock proven and licenses training.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:40 PM
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Jeez, really guys? GOOD NEWS, Soaking rain on the way up from the gulf-I'm prepumping water right now so the turf, trees and plants are can take full potenial of this hopefull sign. Hope all of you in need of moisture get some.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:52 PM
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Every time I look at the forecast we get downgraded from 60% chance of rain Saturday... right now its 30%...
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:39 PM
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Our 10 day forecast shows our best chance for rain is only 50% on one day only.
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:59 PM
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Yep 10 day forecast is not encouraging.
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