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leslie Wylie
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:38 pm    Post subject: Artificial lawn Reply with quote

I am considering replacing an area of pink stones with artificial
grass. I will not be removing the stones . Any comments?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Green is nicer than pink. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would imagine you should spread a bit of sand on the stones first and level it out .
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kindredspirit wrote:
Green is nicer than pink. Smile


I am also agree with you. But, I think if its natural grass it would be more beautiful as well as you can enjoy natural beauty at home only. No need to go outside for fresh air.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lawn of small native plants for pollinators, Clover, Selfheal, Birdsfoot trefoil, Black medick, Scarlet pimpernel etc. otherwise sell and move into a sterile box with a 3D TV. What's the point of an artificial lawn. Once worked for a client they got an artificial lawn. I dropped them from my list I have my principles.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not being aware of a 'Burlington' in Ireland, this contributor may be from the one with a famous flyover in Ontario, between Toronto and Hamilton, or one of several in the USA. We may be trying to comment on something that, in reality, has zilch to do with us. Maybe clarification is needed?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah ha my client was originally from Houston Texas.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Lawns" in my sister's part of Alberta are currently yellow/brown messes of grasses, a creeping thistle and (green, flowering) dandelions, following weeks and weeks of drought. They may green up again before being covered by snow. Then, after the thaw (late April or May) they will be brown/yellow messes with creeping.........
Makes you wonder why they bother! Two of the best domestic gardens I saw in her neighbourhood didn't use lawn at all - one relied on mostly native wild plants and it was nearing autumn graciously, if a little untidily. The other garden was quite adventurous in its use of stone mulches and clever planting of perennials, shrubs and grasses.
A particular challenge for gardeners in that region is the chinook which can raise temperatures from the minus 20s to the low 10s more or less overnight.
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