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Oregon/Washington BS Thread

Discussion in 'North West U.S.' started by JAMMDOGG, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. May 22, 2020 at 4:31 AM
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    Graveyard life for at least the next 5 years or more!!

    we normally can’t keep any plants/grass alive which is why sod worries me. I have started researching new lawn methods and they seem to vary. Bring in new soil, don’t bring in new soil...:annoyed: I just want some gosh darn grass. Is that to much to ask. Oh and it’s going under 100+ft pine trees so needs to be good in shade.
     
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  2. May 22, 2020 at 8:48 AM
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    The company sent two guys out and they pulled things apart and applied a bunch of sealant. I rode them like an ass and kept harassing the owner. We've had some heavy, extended rains this week and it's all dry...I'm happy.


    My yard is a waste of vision to be honest. We just don't have the energy to keep it up or the interest in using all the chemicals needed to keep the grass green. Years ago I tried, but it was too much work. Hydroseed worked great of us, but I lost the battle to moss. I've heard sod is bad b/c they use seed with shallow roots to make it easier to harvest. I guess you need grass seed that will grow deep roots so it can go for the water...but don't ask me what kind of seed that is...I'm just relaying what yard nerds have told me in the past. I think evergreens and other trees drop things that make the soil bad for grass, so it becomes a battle of Nature vs. Chemicals.
     
  3. May 22, 2020 at 9:06 AM
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    It's not the shade so much that is the problem but the needles, I gave up at my old house.
     
  4. May 22, 2020 at 9:48 AM
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    Needles make the soil acidic. You need to "sweeten" the soil with something like lime. Also after seeding for grass, you need to keep it moist but not wet for a long time while it takes and afterward.
     
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  5. May 22, 2020 at 9:49 AM
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    Then there is just keeping them off seems like a full time job.
     
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  6. May 22, 2020 at 9:52 AM
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    Pine needles aren't as bad as fir needles.
     
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  7. May 22, 2020 at 9:59 AM
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    I don't discriminate between the two LOL
     
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  8. May 22, 2020 at 10:08 AM
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    Pine trees usually grow in drier parts of the state and their needles are long. Fir grows in wetter areas and their needles are short. I have fir and they sheed needles like crazy and they get into everything. I can't keep my house gutters clean.
     
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  9. May 22, 2020 at 10:12 AM
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    Good info, It sounds crazy but one of the many reason we moved out of the city was to get away from the trees. Out in the country I don't have the roof and gutter problems we had in the city.
     
  10. May 22, 2020 at 10:15 AM
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    It's important to keep your mower blades real sharp. I have a old bench grinder and I dress a nice edge on them after every two or three mowings. I have two sets of blades so I just swap them out.

    I have more roof and gutter problems than I ever did in the city. I have a lot of 40'+ trees and while they provide good shade during hot days they are a big problem otherwise.
     
  11. May 22, 2020 at 10:16 AM
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    Anyone live near Pacific City, Oregon?
     
  12. May 22, 2020 at 10:30 AM
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    Well my mods are now on hold. Was going to get tires and maybe a bumper. Now that money has to go to replacing my ac/furnace as the ac has finally gone out. 20+ years old, time for upgrade.
     
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  13. May 22, 2020 at 11:04 AM
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    gosolo “The .com stands for communist”, Dale Gribble

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    grass here just needs mowing all the time. I swear, by the time I’m finished it’s like already grown 2” where I started!
     
  14. May 22, 2020 at 11:22 AM
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    This looks almost exactly like my back yard. I feel the same way about how it grows. I like to go a couple weeks between mows but the last time because of the warm weather, it looked unmowed in just a week.
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  15. May 22, 2020 at 1:45 PM
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    Bummer! I'm sure you will be happy with the new AC once it starts heating up again though.
     
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  16. May 22, 2020 at 1:48 PM
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    I am sure. It was recommended to do the furnace at the same time. Just a expense I wasn't planning on is all. Dang adulting anyways
     
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  17. May 22, 2020 at 1:51 PM
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    Unexpected expenses always come in two's! Gives you more time to figure out what tires and bumper you want :thumbsup:
     
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  18. May 22, 2020 at 1:53 PM
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    This is true!
     
  19. May 22, 2020 at 2:02 PM
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    This sucks.
    What bumper are you thinking about getting?
     
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  20. May 22, 2020 at 2:38 PM
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    Bleach is spot on about turf maintenance, he must work or has worked in a local government agency's Parks Dept or the golf course maintenance field ;) Refreshing to hear actually sound knowledge. I'd like to add to make sure to pick a seed variety that thrives where you live. For us on the westside, fine fescues and rye grasses do best. Fescues do better in shaded areas then rye, but rye is more resilient (used on sports fields). The best is to have a PNW blend with both ryes and fescues, but with the addition of natives like bentgrass and red fescue. Keep the turf healthy and fed with Dolomite (lime+Mg), Spring, Summer, and Fall fertilizer applications and water deep every few days as needed when required. If you do this, along with good mowing practices (mulch, sharp blades, alternate pattern), you'll have a nice lawn with no real need to treat for weeds. The ones you may get, just pull by hand when they arise depending on the size of your yard. If you really need to, spot spray with a 2,4-D product to treat the weeds in the turf. Aeration is also quite important for soil and root health, it can actually be done by hand with a pitch fork if you want a workout and your lawn isn't too big. You could always rent a walk behind aerator once a year. All depends on how nice of a lawn you want or how dedicated you are. Once you've established a healthy lawn, it's actually easy to maintain. I find it a nice escape and a source of pride when I have visitors.
     
  21. May 22, 2020 at 3:00 PM
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    Nope just mowed mine or parents, grandparents lawns one way or another for over 45 years. I just figured out what works best. Also automotive maintenance techniques apply over to lawn equipment. I've kept my Craftsman 50" riding mower going strong for nearly 25 years. Most people have junked their same mowers years ago. Most of my other garden tools are over 40 years old, some ever more than that. What is made now is just plain junk.
     
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    Victory 4x4 or c4
     
  23. May 22, 2020 at 5:09 PM
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    Wow! Thanks for the replies gents. Seems I may be on the right track just need to figure out some particulars. I didn’t want to tag the last page for responses but I am going to read everything again tonight while at work.

    For reference I am now not looking to do
    ground cover/ivy stuff. To be fair that was my plan. Nothing wrong with this except I am spending a bunch of money to get rid of this. The wall out front turned out differently then I was asking but in a good way. This lead to the possibility to have a small “yard” and some colorful flowers in a bed.
    Here is a pic of the front before:

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    And currently(not after since its not done yet)

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    I think so far perennial rye and some lime is in the list. Just need to figure out some sandy loam first then seed then mulch or just soil we have then seed then top soil blend(mulch,sandy loam etc.)
     
  24. May 23, 2020 at 12:34 AM
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    Hey Locals,
    Got a question. I am looking to do a 2.5 front coil lift I don't think it matters which brand I use for the the lift, for this answer. Would like to get a set of 17" rims. Do you know what offset and size tire I can use, that would require no BMC. Or major plastic trimming. I don't care if the mud flaps have to come off. I am not looking for the tires to stick way out and I don't want to use spacers.
    Thanks if you know the answer.

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    Not sure on tire size. Should be around a 33" tire. But 17's for wheels need close to a zero offset to clear the calipers I do believe. So they will be sticking out a bit.
     
  26. May 23, 2020 at 9:42 AM
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    These are my notes from the forum on tires sizes that can fit on my truck w/o any issue. Your front level should make the truck equivalent to the Pro.
      • Stock: P275/65 R18; 32.1 x 10.8"
      • Will fit: 275/70 R18; 33.2 x 10.8"
      • Will fit: 285/65 R18; 32.6 x 11.2"
      • Should fit: 285/70 R18; 33.7 x 11.2"
    There's a guy in the "what have you done to your truck today - 3rd gen" section that just put 285s on this truck and it looks awesome. He's running a '20 Pro...
     
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    He wants 17" rims not 18" rims though.
     
  28. May 23, 2020 at 9:52 AM
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    Right...I was just putting that on there for reference. Should have clarified that the overall tire size and diameter (in inches) should be a good frame of reference.
     
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  29. May 23, 2020 at 9:54 AM
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    Gotcha, that makes sense. 2.5" lift up front should be equal to a pro. Should be able to get clearance for 33-34" tires depending on offset. But the offset will be key if he doesn't want to do a bmc.
     
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  30. May 23, 2020 at 10:05 AM
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    Sucks that giant wheel well seems to have limitations that really keeps your tires fairly restricted w/o more serious mods. If Toyota was smart, they'd make the next truck clear 35x12s with only a level...
     
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