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Old 07-13-2013, 12:55 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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As some stated, once Summer temperatures started, the St. Augustine covered up the trenches quickly.
A little sun, a little water and fertilizer get's that grass growing quickly.

Glad to know.
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Old 07-13-2013, 12:58 PM
 
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The trenches were hand dug I watched them do it. It didn't look easy they used those narrow spades and chipped away at it. Good advice from everyone, so thanks. Since I have varying courses of action I am going to take the path of least resistance and do nothing initially and see what happens. For learning Here's a Pic of one of the trenches. I'll take another pic in 2 months to see how it filled in.
I'm glad your grass covered the dirt lines. That said it's just straight up crappy follow through to go to the time and expense of a hand dig and not preserve the sod. In the long run it's no big deal though.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:25 AM
 
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It should start growing over the area they cut, especially with the rain we are to be getting this week. I see people buying patches of sod at Home Depot all the time and here I am trying to dig out my grass to make flower beds or otherwise xeriscape the yard to cut down on watering. I did find out that if you are installing a new or making changes to an existing sprinkler system (i.e., converting to a drip irrigation system) either you as the home owner or the company needs to pull al permit, that is, if you live in Plano.
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:03 PM
 
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It should start growing over the area they cut, especially with the rain we are to be getting this week. I see people buying patches of sod at Home Depot all the time and here I am trying to dig out my grass to make flower beds or otherwise xeriscape the yard to cut down on watering. I did find out that if you are installing a new or making changes to an existing sprinkler system (i.e., converting to a drip irrigation system) either you as the home owner or the company needs to pull al permit, that is, if you live in Plano.
Funny you mention the 'Permit thing' I was having work done in my house and the city inspector asked about the trench lines and why they were there, so I told him and he said He didn't remember issuing a permit for irrigation work. So another $50 for a permit which required a backflow test, even though the backflow device was not touched in the work. Test failed and new backflow valve added another $500. Yet another reason to avoid trench lines. This was in Richardson
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