I didn’t mean to dig up the tree…


I may have gotten a little over zealous in my yardwork endeavor today…

The truth is, I’ve hated that tree since the moment we moved in. In my mind, it was only a matter of time until it was disposed of or moved so some other back corner of the yard. It was mangled and off-center.

I won’t say ‘it just happened,’ because it didn’t. It took work! I was sweating like crazy trying to dig that thing out.

Case in point:


I’ve cleared three beds and pulled more weeds than any yard should have. I suppose this is what I get for not doing a pick of yardwork til the first week of June.

The grass is always greener…

…at the sod farm.

Yes, we sodded (is that a word?) most of our front yard during the last two days, and I’ll put down some patches in the back yard tonight.

Here’s the before:

We sodded (there it is again–I’m just going with it) because last year’s hot summer had really taken a toll on our yard, especially in the front.  We’d normally just re-seed, but with the housing market the way it is, Andrew thought it would be best not to have to wait eights weeks to see growth while we’re trying to sell the house.

There was also a pretty decent size patch on the side yard, too.  We rented a tiller and went crazy all over the front yard.  The hard part is raking and dumping the clumps of grass that come up.

Andrew worked so hard, and we had some other helpers, too.  A couple neighbor kids and our friend, Jen.

Hi Jen!  You’re a lifesaver and I don’t know what we’d do without you.

Here’s the after:

Isn’t it beautiful?

Andrew and some of the neighbors completed all the sodding of the front yard last night.  You can see we have a bit left, which I’ll put down in the back yard tonight.

The side yard.  You can definitely tell a difference (we didn’t know which grass we had–fescu or bluegrass, so we went with fescu), but in time that should be less noticeable.

This weekend is our final push to get the house COMPLETELY, 100% ready to put on the market!  Pray for us…