My first blog post in a long, long while and it is full of fun and intrigue and beautiful photos and witty banter and words of wisdom.
Just kidding. It doesn’t have any of those things.
Instead, my first blog post in a long, long while is full of…weeds. Lots of them.
This post is my before-and-after photo landing spot for a quick-ish little landscaping project in which we removed said weeds and replaced them with grass. Thrilling, I know.
Here’s the before:
We once had grand plans to add a little gravel path, shrubs and a mini-pergola on this side of the house. But, life got in the way and instead we found ourselves spending hours and hours each spring and summer weeding this spot. Or, sometimes, not spending hours and hours weeding this spot and letting it go (see photo above).
And so began a lot of short-term work that will (hopefully?) save us work in the long run:
Chopping down the weeds with a weed eater.
Renting a tiller and tearing up the very rocky soil.
Spending numerous hours raking up rocks, loading them into wheelbarrows and dumping them on the hill behind our house.
Having 5 yards of top soil delivered.
Spending numerous hours loading top soil into wheelbarrows and dumping it on the sideyard.
(And even though the photos above just Joe, I proudly participated in a good portion of these activities, and had the blisters to prove it. Shout out to Dave, Annette and Rachel who also participated in this project.)
And now, I give you the After:
Next spring, we’ll bring in some more dirt and plants for the little flower bed that runs against the house.
But for now…so.much.better.
Project Sideyard complete.