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kid unknown
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5403 posts since 8/12/01

19 Apr 2020 14:07
I had a specialist company put a golf putting and chipping area in dead space down one side of the house. It is about 2.5 metres wide and runs length of house with and exra 2 metres or so where the chipping turf is.

I levelled the entire area myself taking up all the weeds, roots and stones which took quite a while. It then took 2 guys a full day to fit everything.

I cant remember the exact figures but decent saving me doing the prep work so maybe you do that bit and then get the professionals in to put the stuff down?
FrIEND
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13588 posts since 27/11/03

19 Apr 2020 15:09
Cool That needs a pic!
krisricey
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2185 posts since 24/3/12

19 Apr 2020 17:01
sounds awesome mate, nice work.

think were just gonna relay new turf instead … was more just to keep it easy to maintain and no soil/mud coming in the house from the dog, but not bothered enough to spend another £800+
lowfields
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83 posts since 21/11/10

19 Apr 2020 17:30
Neighbour has laid decent artificial, looks the part but it gets ridiculously hot in the sun, something to bear in mind, especially if you have kids running round barefoot in summertime
FrIEND
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13588 posts since 27/11/03

19 Apr 2020 19:32
Our next door neighbour used to have it - used to see them out in the summer vacuuming it Shocked
kid unknown
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19 Apr 2020 21:02





kid unknown
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5403 posts since 8/12/01

19 Apr 2020 21:11
I would not have artificial grass as a lawn substitute but this was an ideal way to do something with a dead space.

Can also hit chip shots from the real grass lawn into this area.

Only issue I have had is that the area is quite shady so there was a bit of moss growth but just brushed it out with a stiff brush.

Also decent space for a quick outdoor wank.
jplxx
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1541 posts since 3/11/09

19 Apr 2020 21:15
Laughing out loud
MrW
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2736 posts since 1/8/11

19 Apr 2020 21:59
Had an unfinished expanse of concrete for a patio at our old house. Was shit for our toddler daughter at the time so laid foam first, glued it, then laid half decent artificial grass over that - took a weekend to do the lot. Daughter took a few falls off her slide, no problems at all due to the foam underlay and the grass being a decent length, and it didn't overheat despite getting baked all day (south facing garden).

Goldie
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4731 posts since 17/10/07

19 Apr 2020 22:25
Heard stories of it starting to smell after the dogs have pissed on it a few times.
Gaz
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2606 posts since 20/10/05

20 Apr 2020 08:01
^ This - if you've got a dog then swerve it. On a hot day it fucking stinks
krisricey
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2185 posts since 24/3/12

20 Apr 2020 08:12
haha alright cheers all. we do have a dog so fuck that.

MrW thats a damn nice garden Cool Cool Cool
LFC
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4587 posts since 14/6/11

20 Apr 2020 08:53
Yeah next door neighbours got it done but have a dog. Every morning I open my daughters’ bedroom blinds and there’s shit all over it.

Was actually talking to my Mrs about it the other day as they never seem to wash it or clean it after it’s been moved Sick!
krisricey
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2185 posts since 24/3/12

20 Apr 2020 11:43
on from the grass conversation, generally speaking are patios uber expensive to have installed? wanna replace the shit one we currently have and add another one at the end of the garden for a bbq etc.
figurine
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5895 posts since 14/5/07

20 Apr 2020 12:50
Are you sure there isn't a patio at that end already? Always worth double checking
ismvil
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1298 posts since 16/9/11

20 Apr 2020 12:58
figurine wrote: Are you sure there isn't a patio at that end already? Always worth double checking

The gift that keeps giving Laughing out loud
blackham
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1790 posts since 17/7/13

20 Apr 2020 13:11
krisricey wrote: on from the grass conversation, generally speaking are patios uber expensive to have installed? wanna replace the shit one we currently have and add another one at the end of the garden for a bbq etc.

I installed a patio with my dad at his house, relatively easy to do - just make sure it's level and has enough foundations.
Burt
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6001 posts since 3/1/10

20 Apr 2020 13:18
Yeah, Plato's ain't that difficult to 'build'. Decent prep and base, flat surface, quality slabs and a bit of time putting it together properly (you can't just just chuck the slabs down willy nilly). I've done a couple and I wouldn't consider myself a proper DIY'er.
quest
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3539 posts since 11/7/11

20 Apr 2020 16:02
man you lot love a patio
mtthrvy2
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1903 posts since 8/11/10

20 Apr 2020 16:12
LFC wrote: Yeah next door neighbours got it done but have a dog. Every morning I open my daughters’ bedroom blinds and there’s shit all over it.

Was actually talking to my Mrs about it the other day as they never seem to wash it or clean it after it’s been moved Sick!

Our next doors have a dog as well, small garden so after a few days the garden is full of shit. Never seen them wash it so must be absolutely rank??

They hoover it as well, probably the same hoover they use indoors as the one thats hoovering up remnants of dog shit