Monday, October 26, 2009


It's been a long, literally dirt-y spring and summer, since the DH killed off all the lawn in the central yard, and then dug up the dead grass and all the roots, preparatory to putting in new grass. (Vinegar is what he used as an herbicide, by the way, a nicely natural, non-poisonous-to-animal-types method. You just spray it on, being careful not to get it on any plant you don't want to kill.)

Then DH dug out all the rocks, and leveled the yard, and let it set for a while. He rented a trencher, and he and his son, my DSS Jeff, laid out a sprinkler system, dug the trenches for it, and DH put the lines in. After that, he and Jeff brought in good topsoil and spread that out and leveled it. Then the dirt sat for a while longer.

Not all the sitting was strictly necessary for the health of the new lawn. In fact, most of it was waiting for DH to finish with other, more important tasks.

Finally, though, that last step was taken: DH bought the sod, and over the weekend, while I was minding my booth at Art in the 'Burbs, he put the sod down.

I am way beyond thrilled:

I realize that grass wouldn't be a big deal for a lot of people, but it's the culmination of an entire yard remodel, and I love it.


memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

A lot of work...but clearly worth it! It looks great :)

Athena said...

Yay!!! :D

majeral said...

Well it looks great... Hugs and kisses to that DHof yours.

Cathy B. said...

Of course it's a big deal--that's the blank canvas for the works of art that are your gardening and sculptures and home! Or maybe the simple frame that allows them to get the focus. Uh-oh, I'm mixing analogies willy nilly now. Anyway, it looks fantastic!

TiLT said...

yippee!!!! I'd love to do that to ours...but we'd still have the sucky soil :P

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