Welcome to our patch of grass! Or rather, welcome to what will hopefully soon be our patch of grass!
Today I want to take you on a quick tour of our front and back yard. This blog will be spending a good deal of time there and it would be rather rude to carry on without introducing you first.
When we purchased our home it was like so many short sales and foreclosures: broken sprinkler systems, overrun by weeds, sad dead sod…the list goes on. So we got to work; we pulled weeds, dug out dead plants, ripped out a fried tree, and started clearing gravel so we could dig up and repair the dripper lines. We were in full swing getting our outdoor space ship-shape.
Then between the two of us we were suddenly balancing a full time job, two part time jobs, a pregnancy, two full time school schedules, three dogs and a newborn, all while working on our home; the backyard took a backseat.
Here we are though, armed with knowledge, motivation and a lot of weed killer, ready to reclaim this barren space and create something great! Let’s start with the front yard shall we?
We have sage, rosemary and…not much else. We’ve already pulled up bushes, a tree and two large weeds (which we trimmed for months thinking they were proper plants!) The rosemary is pretty fried thanks to a summer with almost no rain (remember the broken sprinkler system?) and the sage is overgrown and generally blocks the path to the front door and the general view of the house.The gravel is thinning out, the exterior needs paint, new lighting, grass, a new tree (or two?) and something has GOT to happen with that sorry excuse for a “porch”.
Please join us as we look at inspiring spaces and make our outdoors outstanding because we’ve got big plans in store!
Next: The Beast, aka, The Backyard.