Thursday, May 5, 2011

growing grass

If I had to make a list of my favorite things about our house, the backyard would not be on it.

It was a sloppy mess. Kind of Muddy. It got no sun. No grass could survive.

[Picture taken in October 2010, a month after we moved in.]
grassy_before
Hubby decided it was simply unacceptable...for everyone in the family. For us, it was just an eyesore. For the dogs and Anna, we wanted them to have pretty green grass to play on.

So two months ago, in March, we hired people to chop down the pine tree that was blocking all the sun. Besides, the tree was a bit too close to the house anyway. It was a disaster waiting to happen.

(We also pruned some trees in the front, but the pine tree was the biggest task.)
pinetree
pinetree2
After the tree was gone and the weather got warmer, hubby scattered grass seeds all around. It actually involved more work than just tossing the seeds, but I wasn't there to watch. Two attempts later (the birds ate all the seeds the first time - boy, were we annoyed), we now beginning to have more grass than mud. The lawn isn’t full and lush (yet), but we can definitely see the potential!

[Picture taken on May 4, 2011.]
grassy_inprogress
Ask me again what are my favorite things about our house in a few months and the backyard may just be on it. :)

2 comments:

  1. Looks like you have plenty of fuel for the outdoor grill too! This should be a great place once the rains quit for a little bit and things dry up a little!

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  2. Our backyard isn't much, so any little thing we can do to make it nicer makes a big difference. Granted, forking out big bucks to have guys swing around lopping off branches is something we won't be doing for a looong time, it was money well spent. Some things are just best left to the professionals.

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