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Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001 SCAPING POINTERS the hard way: planning precede most ventures And two piles were saved for the patio knowledge that my hus- involved in complete L married for four years mess occurred when his flooded in 1997. With in the main floor we knew we had a lot of money we received so we decided to do the Our reasoning at the we could get a lot more that was our first mis- Work full-time and even of his father, we were at came when we the Greenville house and ground covering for this year, But just like everything else we try to undertake, time became the issue. Soon we contacted a man who had a lit- tle loader who went right to work knocking over trees, digging out stumps and handling much of the job Tom had started with his chainsaw. As the man worked, he hauled load after load of debris away to the transfer site--that is until there got to be more stumps than he could manage. To handle that, he called in the big boys. A dump truck and a dozer showed up and took care of most of the prob- lem. What they didn't haul away, they buried. That worked out pretty slick. We'd spent far more money than we had anticipated, but we were rid of the hated chokecherries and found a huge section of our yard we could turn into Choosing the right type of seed for your lawn's needs While there are literally hundreds A deep-rooter, it likes a full satura- of species of grass grown around the tion of water perhaps twice a week to globe, they are usually categorized as maintain its full color. With a main- warm or cool season grasses, though tained fertilizing schedule, this grass blends are available that will keep a will give you the lush green carpet lawn looking healthy with one you've been hoping for. species if the other one begins to fail. -Zoysiagrass is a fine warm-cli- Fescue grasses are probably mate grass, with excellent heat and grown more than any other variety, drought resistance, so it is a favorite and with good reason. The hardyin the Southwest. While slow to varieties of red, tall, fine, sheep and develop, it forms dense lawns that hard fescues are pretty low-mainte- may need to be raked with a thatch nance and disease-resistant and tel- rake every year. erate full sun well, but also adapt to It tolerates both full sun as well as shady areas. They are categorized as shady areas, and does well with lim- cool season grasses, as they rebound ited amounts of fertilizer. robustly as soon as the spring thaw It will thrive with about one inch of hits. saturating rainfall or watering each Kentucky bluegrass is the main- week. stay of Midwestern lawns, as it can ,Other warm-climate grasses bounce back from even the harshest include centipede, Bermuda and winter. Bahia grasses. It forms dense, dark green lawns, They may discolor quickly when and while fairly drought-resistant, the temperature drops below 40 long periods of extreme heat may be degrees Fahrenheit, but they thrive damaging if it is not shaded, in humidity and full sun, and even We both work usable space. It does prefer full sun, however, adapt to a saline ocean breeze. __ . in the initial stages But we weren't done. Our yard is on a and a fertilizing schedule of early These are rather delicate grasses, e Tt ! little girl. We knew it slope. We couldn't picture putting in a spring, mid-summer and fall, with though, so don't plant them in a yard tcult Working in Quincy patio on a hillside, and creating a fiat overseeding recommended late in the that will become the kids' baseball or t sb g to han- spot where dirt ana season, football field. zd child rock existed was some- fiat in ..... thing we couldn t tack .... a I UUI mistaKe le alone. 'rniture . .... Once again we ( all. In fact.. NO. seems to De calledm nt" tAhebuhlle :zY" i s? tbngg a real challenge. P and" backh )std 'nders .... showed Up. The origi- Carpet: & Draperies , ing us In me eno, we estimate was three L~h, but '-,-.^ ..~i" I,~ .... days for what we want- Warehouse Prices With A Decorator Touch garage K-uW wv ,I nave; ed done. They finished Since1968 =" ina day Our next move was Free Consultation Mobile Showroom .S n a spectacular t i, a real yard, but so far, to bring in top soil-- end, loads of it, which the 3have d. buta w, ,ve go,,e ,., == dozer spread out over from the backyard. pile. Great! But we still have a mess on our a plan hands. istake. Time is once again our enemy Everything of is just waiting for us to that not only had firm up our rough sketches for flower third of our lot, but and vegetables beds, move rocks :on the lawn. around, shift dirt, and all of the other diligently cut down things we've been talking about for _ a way of getting months. d) : .and small trees. We live As we relax in our dirt-covered back- them was out of the yard, or battle the chokecherries that t have a pickup, so still keep trying to come back, we dis- the req length and cuss what went wrong. We both agree the mill s co genera- that we bad to get rid of the problem Wouldn't work. and clear out the jungle. | fOUnd someone with a Did we do the rest of it right? stand up to the Planning would have helped. Setting up we wanted to a budget would have helped. Having time to do the work would help a great "" ed like a good idea. I deal. !- 90 Days No Interest Residential & Commercial 1080 E. 20th St. Chico SHOP AT HOME CORPORATION Ask -- For- Tom Enjoy. the comfort of in-home shop- ping at no extra cost. Our experienced representatives will bring an assortment of carpet, wood, vinyl, laminates or window coverings right to your door. 4~