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Old 06-03-2008, 10:20 PM
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Lawn built on pond fill

It's been five years this summer since the pond was dug, and front yard leveled with the spoil. It's been a struggle as the last two summers were extremely hot and dry. The clay spoil from the pond turned to something akin to concrete. Think the grass is finally going to fill in and put down Merit last night to control the grubs coming later. had 3/4" rain and the outlook seems good. Bought a new Lazer Z AS with 60" Ultracut deck three weeks ago after doing much research on this site. Just a homeowner, what do you pros think?
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:28 PM
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looks really nice
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:29 PM
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Holy crap that looks awesome!!!!!!!! For you being a homeowner, that looks like a pro did it, actually better than some pros do. Kudos to you for great work and may it look nice for a very, very long time!!!
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:44 PM
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Yeah I had to work pretty hard to get the clods busted down. The Gentleman who dug the pond seemed to only show up on rain days and left a big mess of clods as big as 5 gallon buckets . My trusty old Bolens 1050 and a old clod buster and lots of dragging got it to the point of pic #1. The day he left I asked if he was done, here's what he left me!
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:51 PM
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I'm not a pro but I can tell you this you did a great job on it nice work.
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:04 PM
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Thanks,

By the way when the "Gentleman" who did the digging failed to invoice me after 5 weeks I paid him his quoted price to the penny. After all he did dig the pond and leveled as per his quote. This one's from last fall, stripes compliments of my old Simplicity Sunstar R.I.P.
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:24 PM
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What's in the pond?

The bigger L.M. Bass are pushing 4 lbs.

Cats are 8 to 10 lbs.

Smallmouth Bass2 to 3 lbs.

Some nice Bluegill and Redear

1 Crappie 16" (transplanted from an Ice fishing trip a few years back)

And my all time favorite;
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:48 PM
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you need some hybrid striped bass in there
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:49 PM
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*While I'm on a roll; (can't take any credit for these)
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Old 06-04-2008, 02:17 AM
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*While I'm on a roll; (can't take any credit for these)
Did they turn up on your property? One of our customers has them every year too---can't remember the name but I know they are rare (at least in this area)

The lawn looks great BTW as does the entire property.
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