July 27, 2008
Growing Grass

As some of you know, our yard was basically a lump of clay... literally. No lawn, no trees, just a baren wasteland complete with its own tumbleweeds. Some weeds can grow in it, but our "dirt" was anything but.

As part of our continuing series on home improvement, we needed to put some kind of landscaping down in only to be able to enjoy the land instead of just pointing to it and saying "That pile of weeds and barren land is ours!" That never really impressed the neighbors.

The work we've done in the past weeks has, however, turned quite a few heads in the neighborhood. We hired a landscape contractor to come in and grade the lots and put very nice top soil down, but the grass planting and watering were left in our capable hands (along with a little help from Janine's folks). We're now the happy owners of about 3/4-acre of hay-covered grass-seeded land, complete with a watering system that would shame and confuse even the mightiest of engineering minds.

To see some pictures of the magic, head over here...

Posted by Austin at July 27, 2008 06:47 PM

Yaay for growing grass. Can't wait to see the final product.

Posted by: Orshi Corpos on July 28, 2008 10:12 PM

Wow - your new lawn looks great! We have yet to do some landscaping of our own here... we're focusing on the inside, and hope to get to the outside in a couple of years :)

Posted by: Abi on July 29, 2008 07:33 PM
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