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Old 08-16-2012, 08:02 PM   #1
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how brown is it?????
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how brown is it?????
Pretty brown.
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you could water it.... or spray paint it green
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Brown lawns don't need to be mowed,more time to fish.
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you could water it.... or spray paint it green
I like the latter... at least you have a mower... mine took a crap on me about a month ago and I now have 1 foot tall grass
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Once again, I've achieved the perfect tan: property line to property line.

No mowing and more time for fishing.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:34 AM   #9
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In the Klamath Basin we are having a water shortage, some due to lack of snow pack some due to the expected large return of salmon on the Klamath....I haven't watered the yard at all this year and cut back on the pasture to save irrigation water for real farms and the fish.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:39 AM   #10
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The city raised our rates to punitive levels, so the lawn gets to turn brown right next to the brand new school which is watering like mad! Yes, it is nice, a lot less lawn mowing. The new "being green" is actually brown!
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:53 AM   #11
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My town has a minimum of $60 for our water bill, and it doesn't take much use to get it over the $60, so my lawn looks great in the spring and fall and brown in the summer.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:55 AM   #12
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We just water a little patch where we sit and bbq. the rest goes brown
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:59 AM   #13
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Waiddaminit!

So I don't have to water my lawn? There is no law?

Life just got a lot simpler....

And less expensive.

Are you guys sure about this?
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I like the latter... at least you have a mower... mine took a crap on me about a month ago and I now have 1 foot tall grass
How did the clean up go ?
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Dumb question of the week. I dont have a lawn, never have, but I'm getting one. When it goes brown does it die or does it come back next year?
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Dumb question of the week. I dont have a lawn, never have, but I'm getting one. When it goes brown does it die or does it come back next year?

It will come back with the fall rains.
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Dumb question of the week. I dont have a lawn, never have, but I'm getting one. When it goes brown does it die or does it come back next year?
Established pasture/lawn will go dormant but not for long term, new lawn needs to be kept well watered.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:22 AM   #18
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I love it!!!

My lawn in Corvallis used to be green about 6" out from the veggie and flower beds!!

Brown Tan!!! That one is AWESOME!!!

Having moved to Philomath last fall, the ground water must be different because without any water except the splash from containers ands pots, the lawn has stayed green! Though in the front the clover and broadleafs stay pretty green!!!
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:23 AM   #19
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Brown is beautiful.
Saves me $40 a month when it's brown.
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Brown is beautiful.
Saves me $40 a month when it's brown.
Yep, that would be the cost of the water out here, then there would be the gas for the lawn mower and depreciation on the mower, probably would get right up there per month.
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Dang seems like I'm one of the only ones with a nice plush green lawn.
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Yep, that would be the cost of the water out here, then there would be the gas for the lawn mower and depreciation on the mower, probably would get right up there per month.
It is not the cost of water for me it is the savings of not having to pay the young man that mows my little lawn.
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i thought this thread was about the 70's.....


my LAWN is fully browned
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:08 AM   #24
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:48 PM   #25
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Here in Woodland our sewer rates are based on our water usage.
So if I spend 50 bucks to water the lawn then I'm charged close to 100 bucks for sewer charge.

So to the City of Woodland, the only thing brown I'm watering,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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We have 2 lines
- one for house usage / sewer
- One for the yard - No sewer charges.



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Here in Woodland our sewer rates are based on our water usage.
So if I spend 50 bucks to water the lawn then I'm charged close to 100 bucks for sewer charge.

So to the City of Woodland, the only thing brown I'm watering,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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i thought this thread was about the 70's.....


my LAWN is fully browned
That would be a "Ask me how sticky my grass is" thread.
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:52 PM   #28
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my grass is green and so is my lawn...
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:02 PM   #29
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Here in Woodland our sewer rates are based on our water usage.
So if I spend 50 bucks to water the lawn then I'm charged close to 100 bucks for sewer charge.

So to the City of Woodland, the only thing brown I'm watering,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Typically sewer rates are based on "winter" usage. At least that's what many places do (City I live in does it this way) because that's when your usage is almost all sewer related. No need to pay sewer rates on water that never makes it to the wastewater treatment plant (ie watering your lawn and or garden). YMMV

We've got a new drinking water treatment plant in our area and rates have gone up a lot. I only water the little garden so my lawn is nicely tanned too. Just like me!
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Pretty brown.
I didn't know brown grass could be Pretty.
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I look forward to my dead lawn! I just hate mowing it:-)
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I got dandelion seed for sale, they grow year round...

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That would be a "Ask me how sticky my grass is" thread.


ahhh yes
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Grass is nice and brown just the way I like it. But I still got to mow to keep the dandelion and other weeds in check
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I paid the neighbor kid $15 to get the dandelions. Now it looks like a brown astroturff. And I made him get the roots, too.
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:28 PM   #37
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Have your wife mow it!!!
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Typically sewer rates are based on "winter" usage. At least that's what many places do (City I live in does it this way) because that's when your usage is almost all sewer related. No need to pay sewer rates on water that never makes it to the wastewater treatment plant (ie watering your lawn and or garden). YMMV

We've got a new drinking water treatment plant in our area and rates have gone up a lot. I only water the little garden so my lawn is nicely tanned too. Just like me!
"Winter rates" was bought up at a City Council meeting last year.
The Council, wouldn't hear of it.
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"Winter rates" was bought up at a City Council meeting last year.
The Council, wouldn't hear of it.
Well almost all cities that adopt sewage rates that go by the water usage, use a winter average for the summer months. I guess you city didn't get the memo. Unfortunately, cities can set their rates any old way the want, our consultant told us of a city that set the rates for the bars by the amount of bar stools in the establishment. Bar owner aren't dumb, soon there were no bar stools!!!

It is dishonest to charge people a sewer rate for water that doesn't actually go down the sewer. The whole water and sewer rate scheme is paying for far more than water and sewer service in many small towns, that is a simple truth in my town. Towns can't raise their tax rates, but they can raise their fees and this is exactly how they are continuing to conduct business as normal in a declining economy.

The only way to keep rates fair and honest is to vote out the dishonest.
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Fair grass is good. All you have to mow is the dandelions, plus it is easier to scoop the poop from the new pup.
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I had neighbors at 40th and Bybee who actually did that when I lived in Pdx.
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Nuttin' but foot tall dandelions!! Perfect! Love the summertime! Cool weather is just around the corner!! Enjoy while you can!! Ff
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If you're having grass problems, I feel bad for you son. I've got 99 problems, but my lawn ain't one

Flat rate dedicated irrigation means the grass is green. Keeping up with the mowing is a bit of a bummer.
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How did the clean up go ?
Not well. Still foot tall, but stopped watering so hopefully it will die and I can have long brown grass... just like a true Okegonian.
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