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Old 07-13-2015, 01:29 AM   #381 (permalink)
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On Sunday August 9th, Littlefoot and I are having an open house and BBQ for family, friends, CRFG and Bananas.org members. The theme? What do you want from life!
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WoW! Quite an impressive project & development since
your first pics from April of last year.
Its my first time in this thread didnt notice untill now.
I didnt see any grass though.
Gives a new meaning/twist to
water conservation landscaping.

Job well done!
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Today I harvested 5 gallons of fruit from my Gold Nugget Mandarin, then transplanted it out of its 25-gallon pot and into the ground.

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Hi Richard,

As always your place is a source of inspiration. I have a question. How much and how often do you irrigate your trees? You seem to have pretty much full sun on all your plantings. I think I may be overwatering my trees. I use low flow MP Rotators set at ten feet tall to emulate a light rain. They come on at 0400 for ten minutes and then three additional cycles at three hours apart. They grow great but do not produce like they should. It may be that they are still young 4 -5 years old and we had a horrible ice storm in 2014 that severely set them back but they should have recovered since then. So what are your watering recommendations?
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Keep in mind my climate is mild from coastal influence. For the last month mornings have been in the 70's with afternoon highs in the low 80's and humidity barely 60%. We've had no apprecciable rain for two months and probably won't until October.

Presently I'm filling the basins of the trees in the ground every 10-11 days. Each basin holds about 75 gallons. If/when hot weather arrives I'll increase the frequency to once per week.
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Complete with 9-hole miniature golf course through the fruit tree orchard.

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WOW Richard! It looks amazing! I know your happy to see it all completed! Congrats you deserve it!
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Simply stunning.
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I have wanted to visit every since you started this project.

Now it's official. Your place is on my bucket list!

I think you have recreated Eden!
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Are we going to see more pics Richard, looks incredible.
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This hole looks tame -- but it sits on a raised plateau with ramps one foot before and after, rising/falling six inches.

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What turf is that? Is it sand filled and rotary fluffed?

Looks awesome?

Did you use it all the way to the top? Wife wants some grass in front yard. How weird is that? Maybe this is the type I should use. Very low water and fertilizer demand. Low profile just blow it off and I guess fluff and fill occasionally.
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What turf is that? Is it sand filled and rotary fluffed?
It's 3/4" professional miniature golf turf on top of a 4" cement pathway. For more details see:

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The home renovation link is awesome.

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WOW!.....Very beautiful place you got there Richard, after all the hard work!....Well deserved!.....
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