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      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
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David Frank

New Grass Question

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I am in the process of trying to get grass started in a couple of bare patches in my front lawn. Last Sunday, I cleared the area of any dead grass and weeds, raked the top couple of inches of soil loose, lightly watered the area and applied my grass seed and starter fertilizer. The seed I used was mixed in with the starter fertilizer and a greenish moisture holding material (resembling shredded newspaper or worm bedding). I have been watering the area lightly 2 - 3 times per day, depending on the temperature, sunshine, wind, etc. to keep the area moist. Although I have not seen any new grass begin to grow through, I picked up a little clump of the green worm bedding like material, and there are roots beginning to grow downward. I feel like I am on the right track, and within days of seeing new grass, but here's where I run into my problem:

My wife and I have to leave town on Sunday morning to take her Grandma her see her youngest Grandson graduate. We will not be back to town until late Monday evening. What is my best option to keep the grass alive? Should I give it a very healthy shot of water before we leave town on Sunday and hope it doesn't dry out by the time we get back? From your experience, will I be OK if it isn't watered for 1 1/2 days? The research I have done says this is a delicate time for the new grass, and I don't want to loose any of the progress I have made.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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Don't let it dry out.

Go to the big box lumber yard and pick up one of these hose timers. It is basically a timer that goes on your hose to turn it on and off automatically.


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