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Old 11-11-2012, 04:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have the same problem in my backyard. The entire thing has pretty much become a mud zone. We go to the front for potty now after baths because its just so dirty back there.


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Old 11-11-2012, 09:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I took a few pictures today showing the fencing in Tucker's mud pit.

This is the stuff I used. I ordered it and have no idea where I got it or what it was called.
It is very stiff and doesn't like to conform to the contour of the ground.
I saw some items on Amazon that looks lighter and would probably work better



Here is a place where the grass didn't grow in very well.

The area is under pine trees and we had a lack of rain this summer.



I noticed this today. There is a dog paw sized patch of grass missing in the middle of the picture but it looks like the grass roots are still intact and trying to grow.

Can I have anti-lock brakes installed on Tucker?


The fencing is buried under the grass just below Tuckers path to the trees.

I was planning to put another strip of fence on his path but just didn't get it done.


Finally, this is what I used to remove the grass and stir the dirt into mud!!

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Old 11-11-2012, 11:02 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Once the grass takes, you leave the fence down??? Just wondering about cutting the grass afterwards.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:13 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Sweet. Thanks for the pics of the fencing Dave. That will help tremendously in trying to find it. And I totally agree on the need for anti-lock brakes! Haha!

I would think if its anchored down really well it would do ok with the lawn mower, right? Especially if left on a higher setting?


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Once the grass takes, you leave the fence down??? Just wondering about cutting the grass afterwards.

I've been mowing over mine for 2 years now. I put it in 2 falls ago and have been trying since to get the grass to fill in.

I wish I had a before picture. It wasn't a very cold winter that year and I had been placing more and more straw into the area but it just ended up being muddy straw.


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I would think if its anchored down really well it would do ok with the lawn mower, right? Especially if left on a higher setting?

I'm no expert but it seems to me that getting the plastic flat and anchored at all the edges is the key.
My mower is wide (7ft) so I have to mow higher that I would like anyway, otherwise it just scalps everywhere.

Tucker and I walked in our town park today and I remembered that they had fixed an erosion problem in a creek by installing some sort of plastic mesh that the grass has grown through.
It is made of fine strands of plastic and is as flexible as fabric. I looked for a brand name but couldn't find one so I took a couple of pictures of an exposed area.

It would be much easier to make lay flat but I'm not sure I understand how grass seed could get through the web if it needed re-seeded. Also I'm not sure how enough sunlight gets through to make the grass grow but you can see that it has and the banks of the creek are much improved.

I would guess that it came from a commercial landscaper but I couldn't find anything like it online.






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