I didn't mean to go missing so long, but it seemed there was a lot to be done this week during Spring Break. We did end up taking a day trip to the mountains though. It was a nice little getaway. But, back at home, there was a huge need to work in our back yard to get it ready to grow grass. In January, we had our septic tank field line expanded and it tore up a lot of the back yard. So, now with the warmer weather being here, we were finally able to get it back to normal.
My husband had to rake up all the hay he put out to cover the dirt from the construction. Then he could get it regraded properly.
It's time to retire this old birdhouse now too!
We hired someone to run a bobcat around the area to regrade that section of the yard.
After the bobcat was done doing its magic, my husband created a new shape for the backyard and bordered it in pine straw. He put down grass seed in the area that he wanted to grow grass in. That is the area covered in hay that you see closest to the house.
The existing grass will get reseeded in the Fall. He needs to aerate the yard first and it will do better in the cooler months of Fall. So, right now it doesn't look as good as it will. We will probably plant something in the pine straw border as well.
The grass will continue to fill in and get greener as the months go by. The hay that is in the wooded part will eventually go natural as part of the woods. We had to cover up the red dirt for now.
We have pressure washing to do and someone coming out soon to replace rotten wood on our house too. Our house is 18 yrs old and needs quite a bit of work now. There are other areas in our side yard and front yard that will get some TLC this Spring too. Can't wait!
Despite a lot of things being in limbo, we are starting to see some pretty flowers blooming.
My flowering cherry tree near the dining room window.
And my Camellia bush near the front porch.
We also have a flowering crab apple tree beside our driveway that is in full bloom now too.
So, today is a day of rest for us!
Thanks for stopping by.
~ Kelly ~