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Monday, September 27, 2010


I am THRILLED with the progress we made with our backyard.

I mentioned that we worked on it 2 weekends ago and we tackled it again this past past weekend. And it is fabulous!

Two weeks ago we tried to level out some of the insane divets in the backyard and put seed down. This weekend we tackled the flower bed that we started right after we moved in.

Here is a before picture of the backyard right after we moved in.
As you can see there are MANY bald spots from our landlords two dogs that lived back here, dug many holes, and created many paths.

And this is the backyard now. :)
When we first started digging out the garden, we moved the sod into some of the bare spots so we didn't have a ton of seed to put down. We did have a large bare spot on the left side of the lawn. You can see a glimpse of some of the stuff that we put down to help.

We finished digging out the whole flower bed. As you can see, we need a few more bags of top soil in the left corner. So close!

We bought some pavers to line the bed. They are actually for patios but I like them so we decided to turn them on their side for the border.

Here is some of the lovely baby grass.
I know I am a dork for taking a pic of our grass but we are so excited something is growing because it has been SO DRY here and we are having to water. I am dreading our next water bill!

I can't wait to finally buy all the plants and flowers for the bed. It will just look awesome back there! :)

I'll share the progress as we go!

Hope you all had productive weekend too!

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  1. so fun! i would be so excited too:)

  2. Looking good!! And I can totally sympathize with your excitement for grass ~ we have two dogs that trampled ours last year, so we've been trying soo hard to get that darn grass to grow back. I think we baby it more than should be allowed :)

  3. It does look much better with the grass growing in. We had a blow up swimming pool this summer so we are still trying to get the grass to grow in that spot.

  4. Hard work there Allison! Looking good though, what a nice big backyard you have. Hey I watched GLEE last night. So fun and entertaining. My husband could not sit through it though, he missed the sexy dancing parts. I was glad my 13 year old went to bed, I watched it later on....although, he would have loved it. Thanks for joining me.

  5. Green grass growing is always a winner in my book:) Isn't rewarding to watch your hard work come to fruition? Love yard work, so I must be a dork too,lol.


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