FoxTrot Classics by Bill Amend for July 01, 2013


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    legaleagle48  over 6 years ago

    That must be some fertilizer — Peter’s spreading it on quite thick!

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    Zero-Gabriel  over 6 years ago


    Just poison the real grass lawn and lay down a plastic lawn, problem solved, no more future mowing…

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    Dkram  over 6 years ago

    That’s my story, and I’m stickin’ to it..\\//_

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    sbchamp  over 6 years ago

    You keep mowin’It keeps growin’…

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    ChessPirate  over 6 years ago

    “Why, why it’s as if it wasn’t even mowed at all!”

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    Doctor11  over 6 years ago

    Sorry, Peter, but your story doesn’t hold up.

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    scyphi26  over 6 years ago

    If I thought it would work, I’d have tried this story.

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    Nun'Ya Bidness™  over 6 years ago

    We’ve bought a bunch of St. Augustine sod for the front yard, $1.79 per section, about 1 1/2 feet by about 2 1/4 feet. It’s been raining like crazy here the last several days, so it should take off and make us a nice lawn.My poor husband! -He’s whacked off the lower branches of the 3 rather tall pines at the road edge of the front yard and cut down a promising oak (that one was shading our solar panels). Now the pines are dangerously top heavy right when we’re entering hurricane season. But the front yard now has no shortage of sunlight so it can grow lawn grass..-He’s rented a machine to chop up the roots in the top 1 foot of front lawn and we pulled those out. Now there are very few ‘drainers of nutrients’ so the lawn won’t be starved..-He’s mixed spagnum peat moss in with boughten lawn soil and our own, sifted, compost to improve the soil, so the grass has something to eat...-For the last 5 or 6 years, he’s planted and replanted grass seed (fescue, mostly) and when it gets really hot and humid, like what started 1 1/2 weeks ago, it all dies. We can’t seem to buy St. Augustine grass seed..If this sod doesn’t work, he promises to concrete over the whole front yard. I say just buy the light brown mulch and let it go. The red mulch has those nasty, dead-body-smelling, mushroom spores in it..I’m worried about those pines knocking down the neighbors powerlines or dropping on our house. And we are too old to shimmy up there and start cutting off peices until each one is just a stump..I don’t hate trees, we just need the right ones in the right places. Where these pines are, we need something that won’t grow more than 40 feet, won’t put too much shade on his lawn and will have enough root system to not let the front yard erode into the street (about 3 feet below the level of our yard) and won’t choke the life out of the soil so the grass can grow..Peter’s mom went to the grocery store. Did she get anything that wasn’t tofu?

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