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  1. Greg

    Greg Local Grumpy Moderator

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    @RyanV Consider yourself lucky! Here they won't take it as yard waste for free, garbage even for money, and technically it's illegal to dump it in the woods...I managed to pawn a bunch of mine off as free fill...poor sucker...All these posts makes me want to organize up and post some of what we've done here!
     
  2. RyanV

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    Yeah, VI is different for a lot of things. When I lived in Nanaimo I noticed they were really picky with garbage pick up too.

    Maiden mow completed last night. I also got one raised bed installed. The other is on order. I was going to build one larger bed out of cedar, but these were relatively cheap, and it's quick to build and "install."

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    I still have to drop the two fence panels on the back side left. The gap at the bottom is too big.
     
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  3. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    Now the hard part, keeping those pesty dandelions out.
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  4. RyanV

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    The number of dandelions I have pulled out of my front yard is insane!
     
  5. RyanV

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    The grass has come in nicely.

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    Vegetable garden is doing really well too! :) Except the carrots. They weren't doing well anyway, but now they are getting choked out by the beans and potatoes.

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    The tool shed was a mess with stuff just piled in the corner, so I made this rack with boards I pulled off the bottom of the fence and some hooks I got off Amazon. It works well :)

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  6. Greg

    Greg Local Grumpy Moderator

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    Make that entire side raised beds, and go wild planting. Less to mow, more to eat!
     
  7. RyanV

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    I could, but I'm trying to keep more grass area for the kid(s) to play. Plural because is summer and all the neighbourhood kids get together. Great to see, but I'm not fan of supervising like 8 kids when I haven't even met half their parents. Apparently, kids just free roam around here!!!

    Also, bad news...a mole showed up this week >:(
     
  8. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    Random kids climb your fence and play in your back yard?

    Your little guy cant have that many friends yet.

    (Also still waiting for an invite for our play date)
     
  9. Greg

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    I have a solution for the mole...it's old, Russian, and does a great job...