Sunday, August 7, 2011

Grass update

My dad has been pestering me for this for a while, so after mowing and weeding for several hours this afternoon, I finally got around to snapping some photos of the lawn which are up to date. Above is a view from the back, which as you can see is not as full as the front, and has areas with weed problems.

below are some of the better spots

Unfortunately, not everything has come up this good. There are some areas where I am having troubles getting the grass to really take

Friday, June 17, 2011

First cut

After a long and stressful week at work, I left early today and came home to cut my lawn for the first time. It's not the US open, but its pretty good for an amateur and only a month in.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

work day

The weather has been rainy for the whole week, and today was the first warm and sunny day that we've had. So today I spread some fertilizer on the yard, pulled up the last on the burlap and ran the roller over the whole yard one last time. Below are some before and after pictures for your viewing pleasure.



Thursday, May 26, 2011

growing grass

I had intended to chronicle all the effort into bringing in 75 yards of topsoil, leveling it out, and preparing it for grass seed etc. But i never got around to it. Instead, here are some pictures of the progression of the land.

before topsoil

The first seedling -- one week after planting

A view from today -- one week afer the first seedling popped up

Friday, May 6, 2011

End of rock farming

My yard raking days are nearly over. Today the guys from Hamlin construction came by and hauled away my collection and took it over to a job site a few houses down. Their help, and bobcat, are greatly appreciated. Here are the before and after photos.