Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Spring Work

Over the past several weekends we have been getting our hands dirty and making over our yard for the Spring and Summer. Its never fun work but in the end its so satisfying to step back and look at what you have accomplished. I love some good curb appeal and we spend a lot of time hanging out in our backyard so getting everything whipped into shape was at the top of my to-do list.

In years past we were able to devote an entire day with no interruptions but this year came with a new set of challenges-keeping a baby entertained long enough to dive into a task without getting sidetracked. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. And boy did we make those nap times count.


I also recruited my brother, who owns his own landscaping company (Clean Cut Curbs), to help out. The extra set of hands and hard work was a life saver. We had a long list of things to do and he really came through-thanks bro!

Here is our yard work to-do list:

  1. Clean out all the beds and remove the old mulch (we had about 25 bags full in the end!)
  2. Till up the soil in the backyard and put down seed
  3. Fertilize the front and back yard
  4. Put down rock along the side of the driveway and a couple other spots
  5. Re-plant all the beds (5 beds in all)
  6. Put down all new mulch (about 25 bags worth)
  7. Plant new Japanese Maple tree
  8. Build vegetable garden border
  9. Plant veggie garden



It might have taken a little more strategy, a little more time and a little more stop-and-go this year but in the end, we got to step back and admire our hard work as a family of three. Our little house is just a tiny bit more special this time around.


Anybody else busy getting their yards into shape? Other springtime work?

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