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Old 05-16-2011, 01:47 PM
 
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The deck and gazebo at our new house was termite infested, rotting and in danger of coming down on its own. It only took 3 weekends and 203 pieces of new sod to make our yard more dog friendly and ready for BBQs.

It was a lot of work but I think the yard looks so much better!

Now.....on to the mess that is our front yard!
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:11 PM
 
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Good for you! That is a LOT of work but boy does your backyard look gorgeous! Way to go!!
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:13 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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looks lovely, realy opens up the yard and makes it look bigger!
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I'm impressed! BTW I love the kidney shaped pool.
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:01 PM
 
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Good for you! That is a LOT of work but boy does your backyard look gorgeous! Way to go!!
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looks lovely, realy opens up the yard and makes it look bigger!
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I'm impressed! BTW I love the kidney shaped pool.
Thanks y'all. We are really happy with the results! Now...we can concentrate on the area the whole neighborhood sees...the weed choked, overgrown, unmaintained for years, front beds!
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:56 AM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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What a difference!
Does your dog go in the pool?
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:58 AM
 
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What a difference!
Does your dog go in the pool?
Two of our three dogs love to swim every chance they get! However, our hound won't go in voluntarily. To her water is for drinking. She will slink up and peer over the edge but nothing short of force would get her to even put a toe in it. Our Chessie and our Lab on the other hand will just sit on the side and stare down at it for hours until I tell them its ok. They would swim all day if I let them!
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:46 AM
 
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Great Job!!!!

Time for Drinks!
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:42 AM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Two of our three dogs love to swim every chance they get! However, our hound won't go in voluntarily. To her water is for drinking. She will slink up and peer over the edge but nothing short of force would get her to even put a toe in it. Our Chessie and our Lab on the other hand will just sit on the side and stare down at it for hours until I tell them its ok. They would swim all day if I let them!
I had a pool at a previous house, two of my three dogs loved it too.

I don't have a pool currently but you have reminded me it's time to get one of those plastic wading pools for the dogs. The Rottweiler and the Lab adore water, the little terrier mix hates it...luckily I live near lakes so the mad swimming dogs can get their ya-yas out chasing sticks!

The plastic pool doesn't do much for yard aesthetics but the dogs like splashing in it.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:49 AM
 
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I had a pool at a previous house, two of my three dogs loved it too.

I don't have a pool currently but you have reminded me it's time to get one of those plastic wading pools for the dogs. The Rottweiler and the Lab adore water, the little terrier mix hates it...luckily I live near lakes so the mad swimming dogs can get their ya-yas out chasing sticks!

The plastic pool doesn't do much for yard aesthetics but the dogs like splashing in it.
Yes - I miss Michigan and being able to reach a large body of water in less than 20 minutes from anywhere in the state. I was raised outside Detroit and lived there for a lot of my early childhood. Down here, if there is fresh water...there is probably a resident gator living in it. Its just not comforting to throw a chew toy into the water and worry about your dog becoming the chew toy! A pool is a poor replacement for the Great Lakes but it keeps the summer bearable for us and keep the pups happy!
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