Sunday, October 17, 2010

The New Rug

Here's my new rug, and a story to go with it.

What do you do when you feed and water your front lawn for years, and it ends up looking like this? Well, you hire the Bobcat to take it away and start over!

Bobcat had just begun to work digging up the old weedy, dead grass that comprised my front lawn. Every year it looks worse and worse, feeding and watering just did nothing this summer. Of course, it was extremely hot and dry this summer, so many lawns began to look very sick by August. I hired someone to rake it, aerate it and over seed it. He just looked at it and shook his head.

This gentleman had worked on my neighbor's lawn earlier in the summer, and had replaced a bad patch of lawn, and that looks quite nice now. So, I got an estimate for doing my entire front lawn like that, and the price was right. He began the next day digging up the old weeds, dead grass and invasive grasses, to start the project.
After digging all day, and hand shoveling many parts, they had the entire yard cleared out. Then they started to lay the new sod.
They had worked til 8 p.m. the night before and got this much done. What an improvement!
One more day, and it looked like this! Hooray, finally my lawn isn't the shabbiest on the block. In fact, it might just be one of the best looking lawns right now. Lots of watering is needed to get it going, but I'm committed to having a big water bill to protect my investment. Here's hoping for a much better lawn year next year and for years to come!

1 comment:

NV said...

WOW! Jealous of that. It's gorgeous! Our entire yard is largely weeds or we'd have no vegetation at all. :-)