We are continuing with our ‘sod’ affair! Our backyard is finished and we moved on to the front yard, only this time we are doing it the right way. The backyard was done so backwards I cannot believe that the grass turned out okay. We had bought the sod first and it wasn’t until a week later that the soil was ready. When we lay the sod down, it was a yellowish color not the bright green we expected. ‘Darling’ and I put the sod down anyway and low and behold it returned to its former green color! Whew!
So now when we begin the front yard, here’s how we’ll do it!
1. Till the soil
2. Rake up the old grass
3. Sift the ‘clumps’ of grass
4. Amend the soil with organic ingredients, peat, lime, and organic fertilizer
5. Spread the amended soil around
6. Lay down sod pieces
7. Water thoroughly and watch it turn GREEN!
We worked every chance we got. ‘Darling’ even was out in the rain this morning sifting the old grass from the dirt. Carpe Diem so they say! I like his set-up for the bad weather!
There were a few casualties during the process…….lots of bruises to arms and even my eye. Looks like I got punched out!
And forget about having nice nails for the wedding. They are chipped, cracked, and dirty 😥
And we had an honors award ceremony for my oldest son. He graduates next week! Yay!
And our other two children, Kate and Kris, and Kris’s significant other Amy ran in the Brooklyn Half Marathon this weekend! Pretty awesome I’d say 😃
They got really nice medals too!
So it’s been another very busy week but a good one. Haven’t done any more on the wedding dress but I do have Memorial Day weekend to finish it up. I am so looking forward to completing it!