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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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    The number of dandelions I have pulled out of my front yard is insane!
     
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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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    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)
     
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    I have a solution for the mole...it's old, Russian, and does a great job...
     
  10. Dah_Hunter

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

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    Been busy over summer/Sept/now.

    One of my projects was to extend my parking situation at my house. We are going to be getting a trailer for camping trips, and i wanted more room for it, and room to put up a Carport.
    I forgot to take a good before photo, but it was just a large square area of lawn.

    Had one of my helpers out cutting in the line on the side for the transition.
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    A buddy of mine has an Excavation company on the island. and was buying a new Dump trailer in Vancouver, so i told him i would pick it up, if i could use it. so i got to break in a brand new dump trailer:
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    Tractor came over from the Family farm for the Sod/Top Soil removal. (Also there was a stump still hiding in the back)
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    Brought in a bunch of Road Mulch, i like using that cause its packs down really hard.

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    Little boys dreams. Piles and Piles of Gravel.
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    Spread out and it works for parking
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    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    Starting putting together my oversized Carport:
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    And this is where i am now as of Yesterday (October 27/2020)
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    32 feet long
    18 feet wide
    12' to the peak high.
     
  12. RyanV

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    I'm definitely jealous of the space! Both for the yard and additional covered parking :)

    Yup, road mulch isn't cheap, but it definitely packs up nicely. Did you run a compactor over it at all or just let it pack over time with "traffic"?
     
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    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    spread it with the Tractor. and thats it. Its what i used the first time, and it packed fine with just vehicles moving on it.

    Does it cost more, i have never bought regular gravel. I was paying $90 per 1000 Pounds