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Old 04-28-2008, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Calgary Canada
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Wow! That's really nice!
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Minneeeesoootah
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Well, here is mine....kinda hard to take one pic of it the way its laid out. Also, I cant take credit for it...I bought a model home and this was all done and included!

Made it easy for me!!

(The pic of front yard is a little different now...that curved sidewalk has been removed and replaced with grass - it was there to go from model to model)
Wow, such a different landscape than Minnesota. Why do they use cinder block walls for the fence. We have grass and trees everywhere, chain link or composite material for the privacy fence. Nice!
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Wow, such a different landscape than Minnesota. Why do they use cinder block walls for the fence. We have grass and trees everywhere, chain link or composite material for the privacy fence. Nice!
From a previous quote, masonary holds up better in the sun/heat and also the style.
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:44 PM
 
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Wow, such a different landscape than Minnesota. Why do they use cinder block walls for the fence. We have grass and trees everywhere, chain link or composite material for the privacy fence. Nice!
Block walls just like a prison....
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:55 PM
 
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No help, ideas, feedback from anyone? Even just a little??? I know my backyard is nowhere as grand or beautiful as the others, but that's why I'd like some feedback!
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:23 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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No help, ideas, feedback from anyone? Even just a little??? I know my backyard is nowhere as grand or beautiful as the others, but that's why I'd like some feedback!
You did get some really good feedback from Synergy38, along with a question, both of which you ignored.
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:00 AM
 
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Wow, such a different landscape than Minnesota. Why do they use cinder block walls for the fence. We have grass and trees everywhere, chain link or composite material for the privacy fence. Nice!
The blocks hold up much better then wood and chain link just looks ghetto in my opinion, plus it offers no privacy at all. With so many people have pools out here, I think privacy is a bigger issue then you might find in other parts of the country where you might use the backyard just for a barbecue or something.

I personally like the block fencing, as long as the backyard is big enough...otherwise it does feel like you're sort of blocked in.
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Old 04-29-2008, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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Wow, such a different landscape than Minnesota. Why do they use cinder block walls for the fence. We have grass and trees everywhere, chain link or composite material for the privacy fence. Nice!
Lots of lakes=more water, desert=less water...so, fewer trees, etc makes sense, no?
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:32 AM
 
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Here are some before and after pics of my backyard in Gilbert:

Before (July 07):


After (April 08):




WOW! What a difference a pool and a Barbie make. lol
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:40 AM
 
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No help, ideas, feedback from anyone? Even just a little??? I know my backyard is nowhere as grand or beautiful as the others, but that's why I'd like some feedback!
Well, I always think you should just get a pool and stucco it all. Especially with the little lab baby there. Dogs on grass out here in the summer is a brown spot disaster. It looks like you got some sod. It looks nice right now, maybe some color, the same advise I got for my yard. It's Phx though, I always just tell people to get a pool, deck it, and leave a tiny spot for that dog to you know what in. lol Your lab will love the pool as well! If you don't want a pool then I think your doing a good job so far. I watch the HGTV yard shows and I still don't know what to do with mine. lol Sorry. Buy some mag. Less is better out here though.
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