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  • Deutsche Gopher Fan
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    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Quack grass, like DGF Said, is almost impossible to get rid of short of scorched earth or roundup.

    We've been thinking of doing more and more clover and landscaping as certain patches of grass die. I've had to water maybe twice this year. Backyard just once.
    Honestly I may have left this to grow if it was clover or something that looked ok. Quack grass sucks. So, can expand a garden by digging this **** out and heading to Gertens

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  • state of hockey
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    Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post

    No. But I’m not replacing it with grass. Gonna plant some native pollinators. Good excuse to get rid of grass
    Also, Edina can't ***** about it. :^)

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Quack grass, like DGF Said, is almost impossible to get rid of short of scorched earth or roundup.

    We've been thinking of doing more and more clover and landscaping as certain patches of grass die. I've had to water maybe twice this year. Backyard just once.

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  • Deutsche Gopher Fan
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    I could use Round up. That’s it. No thanks. Broadleaf weed control won’t work

    And yeah I consulted with a few experts on this.

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  • Swansong
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    You can't kill it with herbicides? This summer has been brutal on my yard. It rained all of april and may and then hasn't really rained since. My irrigation system is the only thing keeping it remotely green.

    I have to spray it with herbicide about once a month as well, just to clear the stupid broadleaf garbage (the field violets, various garbage grasses, and the bamboo that some wretched ****bag introduced many years ago). This weekend I'm going to put down some weed n feed, as I sprayed last week and don't need to do that again. It's so frustrating because I actually sprayed a pre-emergent this spring (some expensive one that everyone says is the best).

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  • Deutsche Gopher Fan
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    > quack grass

    TIL. Apparently you can eat it during famine, so let it grow. Lawns are so Boomer.
    No. But I’m not replacing it with grass. Gonna plant some native pollinators. Good excuse to get rid of grass

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  • burd
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    Lawns are so Boomer.
    While desert sand and rocks are biblical.

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  • St. Clown
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    Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    ****ing quack grass. I don’t want to use round up so I need to dig it all out. 12 inches out from any, and six inches deep needs to be removed.

    I don’t need to call 811 for that depth, do I? What would be buried less than 6 inches? Cable and telecom are above ground because that’s just the dumb ****ing way this part of Edina is
    If it your wired services - electric, etc. are all coming in from a pole, then you just have water and gas. Those should both be about 18” below ground when initial rough grade of your lot was set. Final grade would adjust both of those by a few inches either way, so a 6” dig should be safe. That said, look at where your gas meter is, and assume a relatively straight line to the street. You’d have to do a similar process for water and sewer, but trace them from their entry/exit to/from your house within your basement.

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  • Kepler
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    > quack grass

    TIL. Apparently you can eat it during famine, so let it grow. Lawns are so Boomer.

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  • Deutsche Gopher Fan
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    ****ing quack grass. I don’t want to use round up so I need to dig it all out. 12 inches out from any, and six inches deep needs to be removed.

    I don’t need to call 811 for that depth, do I? What would be buried less than 6 inches? Cable and telecom are above ground because that’s just the dumb ****ing way this part of Edina is

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  • joecct
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    Well foamed the coils and they were a "tad" dirty. When I rinsed them with water, the runoff was just a bit brown.

    Will do another in the fall which will include a vacuum of the inside (it felt like 100+ outside today) when things get cooler.

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  • St. Clown
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    Originally posted by burd View Post
    This question does not fit this thread exactly, but here goes.

    My laptop curser is misbehaving, both with the touchscreen and bluetooth mouse. burd is confused and thinking more and more about kicking the dog. This dog would kick my arse if I tried that, so help a guy out.
    How full is your hard drive? If it’s ~90% filled, then you start seeing some bad behavior. Just adding to the list to check.

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  • St. Clown
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    Originally posted by MarkEagleUSA View Post
    When you clean the condenser from the outside (the side you can see) you risk forcing the debris further into the fins. The purpose of the foaming cleaner is to pull that debris out.
    You turn off the unit, then take the top off it. You can then run the hose from the inside, pushing the dirt out of the unit.

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  • St. Clown
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    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    I will say this. Don't pressure wash it. The fins are the bible paper of the metal world
    My HVAC bro (mater’s cert) told me that anything more than a hose with a spray nozzle is somebody trying to turn an extra buck.

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  • burd
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    Thanks for the suggestions.

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