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  1. 737mech

    North Texas landscape with palm trees after 2021 record low temps.

    Leik, your Windmill looks fantastic 👍
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    Low Voltage LED Landscape Lighting

    Dirk, I'd like to try to illuminate the raised wall and the 2 scuppers. Our arbor is about 20 ft away. I was thinking of mounting a spot or flood 9 ft high on the arbor and angling it down to shine on the wall. What do you think?
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    Good tackle box for cheap

    Thanks for this idea. All my testing equipment can be in just ONE place....organized too! Buying now👍 Good thing I'm not in a hurry. Say it'll ship in June 🤪
  5. 737mech

    North Texas landscape with palm trees after 2021 record low temps.

    I believe European fan palms are cold hardy 5-15 degrees. Chinese windmill palms would be a better choice from a cold hardiness perspective.
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    North Texas Pool Temps in July/Aug

    It will depend upon how many 100 degree days in a row we have. Our has been in the low 90's.
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    New Pool Build - Mansfield, TX

    Our robot is incredibly efficient at cleaning our pool far better than our old Polaris. Also, there's no loud booster pump using up a bunch of electricity either. BTW...Your Texas pool will be hot in the summer with a black plaster.
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    Getting (re)Plastered in the morning! Freeze damage makeover...

    Wow, your plaster job came out fantastic. 👍
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    Grackle Season

    I string up fishing line, criss cross above our pool. The grackles won't fly over anymore and drop those poop sacs. They also like to drop them on your freshly washed and waxed car.
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    Landscaping ideas - Houston Texas

    That looks very nice. If it we me, I would not have any crape myrtles near a pool. They are pretty, but those petals will find their way into the pool.
  12. 737mech

    Low Voltage LED Landscape Lighting

    Thanks for all your thoughts, Dirk. I wasn't thinking of using the spots in the same "light" as you. 😄 Sorry I couldn't help myself.
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    Low Voltage LED Landscape Lighting

    So I'm trying to figure out what to do with my raised wall (15" tall ). There are canna lilies planted behind the wall. I feel like this area will need lighting, but I'm not sure what to do here. Any suggestions? This is the right side of the wall. So far I can see a spots on the dried palm...
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  17. 737mech

    North Texas landscape with palm trees after 2021 record low temps.

    Needle palm held up extremely well. Windmill palms looking very crispy. I gave them the Cooper fungicide treatment and fertilized as recommended. I couldn't bring myself to trim them too much. 14 days from now I'll treat them again. Hoping they make it.
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  21. 737mech

    North Texas landscape with palm trees after 2021 record low temps.

    From North Texas Palms & Pottery..... Home Depot carries a liquid Cooper fungicide. Going to get some today.
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  24. 737mech

    Low Voltage LED Landscape Lighting

    Now I get your comment about your front yard and theft.😒
  25. 737mech

    North Texas landscape with palm trees after 2021 record low temps.

    Thanks I'll have to get my wife to look them up on FB. I'm trying to be optimistic on our Windmill palms. Time will tell. Hope yours pull through as well.
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    Low Voltage LED Landscape Lighting

    Everything arrived in great shape via UPS. Very impressed with the way Volt packaged these sets. The starter set box is HEAVY! These lights look like they're built to last.
  27. 737mech

    where do you dump skimmer stuff?

    We have a 2 gal bucket that we use for skimmer junk that sits out of sight on our deck.
  28. 737mech

    North Texas landscape with palm trees after 2021 record low temps.

    Your Sagos are huge! Sagos don't typically make it through a winter up here. We have one that's potted and stays in the garage when it's supposed to be below freezing. I also have a small crop of plumeria that are still in the garage. I can't wait for warmer weather. 🙂
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    North Texas landscape with palm trees after 2021 record low temps.

    We have 3 different types of palms in out backyard. Our needle palm which is shrub like looks like nothing happened. It's very cold hardy. We planted a small sabel minor this year which has some protection from our house. It still looks mostly green, but about half the fronds are now brown and...