Our journey to household awesomeness

Front Yard Progress

Last night after work, Kevin and I made some more progress on the dreaded front yard. Sunday, he had tilled up the dirt a bit with a lawn rake and then actually planted the broadleaf hostas that had been waiting out front for a few weeks. The poor things would wilt sadly, and then we’d water them and they’d perk up again, and then wilt some more a few days later. I’m glad they didn’t die while we waited for a spare moment to plant them. Anyway, Kevin had also picked up a truckload of free mulch, and we unloaded it around the hostas. We also spread some grass seed in the dirt area between where the hostas are planted and where the grass actually starts, which is a good three foot divide. Those bushes sure took up a lot of room, and we’re glad to be rid of them.

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Hostas planted
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The current front view
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Cosmo helped by meowing out the window
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Oh hey, we're also going to paint the exterior this awesome green color, with white trim
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I'm going to tear out all of this ridiculous grass
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Existing hostas that we're going to divide and use some along the front


5 thoughts on “Front Yard Progress”

  1. Thanks! We are getting used to it. It’s a little jarring after it being light-grey-almost-white for so long.

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  2. It’s “scoop your own” out by the bus barn on S. Gilbert Street. As you might be able to tell, it’s not the nice, pretty wood chip kind, but a mixture of chipped wood, leaves, pine needles, and other miscellaneous stuff. Whatever works!

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  3. Best advice I ever got is when you’re trying to re-establish grass in a bare spot “make it tan” with seed. You’ll always lose some to birds, some won’t germinate and you’ll still have plenty to come up and make a nice, new lawn.

    Too often, people skimp on the seed, which is silly considering it’s so cheap.

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