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  1. 55 minutes ago, Natasha said:

    Oh Zeb.... there's no such thing as soil without weeds!!! And even it it WERE totally weed free, a few blasts of wind or a few birds dropping "gifts" as they fly overhead, and there you go..... weeds again. ūüėú

    I do realize that.  I was just describing.

  2. 45 minutes ago, happyjillin said:

    Our contractor removed all vestiges of any plant growth which also meant getting rid of some crappy top soil down to the clay like stough and dding mor clay like soil to the profile we wanted and then tamping it thoroughly with a gas powered unit. the planters we filled with plant friendly excellent soil. My wife enjoys maintaining the garden including trimming the 2 fruit trees. Do it right the first time is the key to hassle free.

    Well this is a recently built elevated flower bed that was recently filled with new soil from the Garden Center, so should be no bad soil, however, weeds have come up.

  3. 22 minutes ago, happyjillin said:

    That means that you didn't properly treat the base before you put down the cloth. Never had that problem with ours in 16 years. By the way we did the same thing in our backyard in Edmonton after our 2 female dogs destroyed our  freshly laid sod in no time in their designated pee spots which was in about 8 places

    picking adventures 073.jpg

    What would be the "proper" preparation of the base?

  4. 1 hour ago, Natasha said:

    Weed prevention.  Cloth not visible under the rocks or the bark chips, but toughies poked up and made little "tents" so then I had to push back cover material, find  nearest overlap seam, pull the weeds, put it all back together............. sigh

    Uh.....

  5. 51 minutes ago, Natasha said:

    By the way, around 30 years ago in Canada I used landscape cloth under two separate, large  areas..... one to cover with rock and the other with bark chips (very plentiful and widely used on Vancouver Island).  Was not at all pleased with the results.  So in last (rental) with LL permission, took out all the grass in 25 x 40 foot inner garden, leaving existing trees etc in place and designing what/where new ones would go, and put down gravel after carefully cleaning where grass was removed.  Scraped back gravel enough to plant where wanted, a few at a time, and pushed into place again.

    Did we get some weeds? Yes.  But with diligent hand pulling ( to get the roots) in the end it worked just fine and the weeds ended too. Large flat slate-rocks made interesting pathways for easier walking.

    When you say you were not pleased using the landscape cloths, do you mean esthetically or weed prevention wise?

  6. Just now, Zeb said:

    It looks really good.  So, you have no fabric in the planter, only rocks and that is working.  My planter currently has only dirt and weeds in it, so I need to get rid of weeds, then do everything else and I want to make sure I do it the best way for minimal maintenance.

    I asked the landscaper about this issue and all he could suggest was a chemical.  I don't understand this as I am not the only person making this request.

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  7. 6 minutes ago, happyjillin said:

    16 years ago we put down double landscape cloth ,crisscrossed where you see the river rock. weeds try to get started but can't take hold over cloth. The planters have some ground cover plants and the sharp lava red rocks over the soil,never have used any sort of weed killer on anything in our yard and we don't use a gardener,only tree guys when our palms need doing

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    It looks really good.  So, you have no fabric in the planter, only rocks and that is working.  My planter currently has only dirt and weeds in it, so I need to get rid of weeds, then do everything else and I want to make sure I do it the best way for minimal maintenance.

  8. 1 hour ago, Ferret said:

    Get some landscape fabric after pulling the weeds and doing your planting. It lets water through but doesn't allow the weeds to grow. Then you can do either mulch or stones and won't have the weeds growing up between them. Garden centre in Riberas (next to where the 711 used to be).

    Very good idea, so then the fabric is worked around the plants after they are installed?

  9. Suggestions on how to kill weeds.  I have tried may things, salt, vinegar, etc.  I do not want Round up in my yard.  I will be installing plants fairly soon.  The only thing I know to do at this point is pull the weeds, put down mulch and then small red river rocks after planting the plants.

  10. 2 minutes ago, Zeb said:

    This is an old post that I am reviving.  Has anyone used Eduardo Galindo for landscape design and installation.  My project was started by someone, and then, due to different circumstances, remains unfinished.  I have the flower bed built and the water system almost completed.  I need to rest completed.

    I used to see how to edit my posts, but I no longer see that feature.  Typing errors bother me when I see I have made them.

  11. This is an old post that I am reviving.  Has anyone used Eduardo Galindo for landscape design and installation.  My project was started by someone, and then, due to different circumstances, remains unfinished.  I have the flower bed built and the water system almost completed.  I need to rest completed.

  12. On 8/5/2019 at 1:11 PM, Danny W Kemp said:

    I had a interview with Dra Christina about my right foot in pain  ,and she explained that it could take 4 IV infusions to cure my foot.

    I have CRPS (COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME)

    Who is Dr. Christina?  Do you mean Dr. Justina?

  13. On 2/18/2019 at 7:34 PM, dixonge said:

    If you are having your own blood withdrawn and re-injected and you aren't waiting several days in -between, you're probably not getting much in the way of actual stem cells, which take days or weeks to grow.

    https://www.the-scientist.com/lab-tools/speeding-up-stem-cell-growth-64703

    I don't know if stem cell therapy requires your own blood at all.  I know for sure it does for PRP which is a totally different treatment.

  14. I think reliance of electronic money only is a terrible idea.  That's all it takes to take down a country. The governments really like and are setting us up so they can eliminate cash and have control over everything and this is just a sampling of what it will be like.  No privacy either.

    I like cash for that reason.  It is best to have a reserve of cash as well as some emergency supplies.

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  15. 3 hours ago, ibarra said:

    "Paperwork to Buy a Car

    In order to buy a car at a dealership, you will need to have with you your passport (or a copy of the page showing your name, citizenship, etc.), Temporary or Permanent Visa card, proof of your Mexican address (such as the always-valuable electric bill from CFE). Other documents may be required. " ...

    I am sure that info will help someone.  It has been many years for me, so I did not remember the requirements.  I just remember having such a hassle when we went from Tourist to Permanente car wise.  I think it is ludicrous that a Tourist can buy a house, but not a Mexican plated vehicle.

  16. On 7/5/2022 at 5:38 PM, sm1mex said:

    Once permanent resident there is never a renewal. However if you live or drive here you have to drive a Mexican plated car. 
    requirements now to go permanente would be best to have a facilitator. There is a person that comes to LCS to help with legal matters. You could talk to him and see what is required now. 

    Or...you can walk into Migracion and ask for the list of requirements. They speak English.  No need to pay a facilitator. 

  17. On 7/7/2022 at 10:48 AM, happyjillin said:

    It ain't very brilliant to not get a permanante[SIC] merely because you wanna keep yer NOB car now is it? Give yer head a shake! -SNORK!

    It depends.  I think it's a lot of bother to have to keep renewing a temporal and then have to rush to drive your car to the border because it is US plated.  I don't know if you can buy a Mx. vehicle if you only have temporal.  It any event, it is whatever works for the person. Not necessary to be judgmental.

  18. 3 hours ago, RickS said:

    I doubt that any/many couples will have "$2,600 in Social Security benefits (per person)..... Sure that's not 'total' for the couple?

     

    That's true.  However, as stated above, you can add other income sources or show qualifying in the other ways that are offered.  Also, each Consulate's requirements differ a bit.  I am stating this from personal experience.

  19. On 6/27/2022 at 3:58 PM, Nikalos Telsa said:

    The president of the BOD was told to resign or be voted out Saturday, 6/25/2022

    look at chapalahaciendas-mx which is a dot com.

    Updates coming as released

    I found no information on there with respect to the well or anything of substance.  David directed to me to another web page  I suggest those of us who live in CH start using and supporting.  ChapalaHaciendas.org.  It has the information on the meetings and update on the well.  It is fairly new so the creator would like some content added.  I think we can help it along by posting resources and whatever information is relevant for us.

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  20. I realize this is not what you asked for, however, I don't know if you realize you can do this yourself. You apply in the country from which you originate, then you complete the process here.  The first consulate will tell you exactly what you need.  After you cross the border, you go to Migration here and they will also give you a list of documents to provide.  The attorney just does the errand for you.

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