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Old 07-01-2019, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Washington state
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I'd worry about that buffalo grass taking over everything: driveways, garden, flower beds. Also, if you want to plant something later on in it, like a tree or something, how hard would it be to get through the sod?
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Old 07-01-2019, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I'd worry about that buffalo grass taking over everything: driveways, garden, flower beds. Also, if you want to plant something later on in it, like a tree or something, how hard would it be to get through the sod?
In the grand scheme of things, how much more work than breaking up sod/soil with a shovel could it be?
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Old 07-01-2019, 12:12 PM
 
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Hiring a gardner. You'll never have to mow again.
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Old 07-01-2019, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Florida
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In Arizona they have "desert landscaping" which is called gravel in other places.
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Old 07-01-2019, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Hiring a gardner. You'll never have to mow again.
The guy who mows your lawn isn't a gardener. The person who cooks your burger at McDonald's isn't a chef.
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Old 07-07-2019, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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In the grand scheme of things, how much more work than breaking up sod/soil with a shovel could it be?
Personally, I'm still thinking about using orchard grass and wildflowers myself.
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Old 07-07-2019, 07:03 PM
 
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In Arizona they have "desert landscaping" which is called gravel in other places.
In Brooklyn you have “Italian grass” - concrete.
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Old 07-08-2019, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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The guy who mows your lawn isn't a gardener. The person who cooks your burger at McDonald's isn't a chef.
Agree, though the term is something of a regionalism I think.

Around here we have "Lawn Services" and "Landscapers." "Landscapers" have a bit more expertise and versatility. Lawn services mow and blow.
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Old 07-08-2019, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Puna, Hawaii
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Back in the 70's I worked as a maid for a family that had a no-mow grass. Although most of my time was spent in the kitchen or doing laundry I would also have to clean up after that damn dog. But I did like that no-mow grass for easy cleanup. Sometimes the boys Bobby and Peter would come watch me clean up Tiger's crap, but they never offered to help. There was an older boy named Greg too but he had no interest in the dog. In fact, after he turned the attic into his own private bachelor pad he and his step sister Marcia seldom left it.
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Agree, though the term is something of a regionalism I think.

Around here we have "Lawn Services" and "Landscapers." "Landscapers" have a bit more expertise and versatility. Lawn services mow and blow.
You're probably right.

The neighbor hired some company to prune his cherry blossom tree a couple of years ago. It was sad. They hacked things off of the tree which shouldn't have been removed, and left all of the seemingly obvious junk.
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