It’s been a busy few weeks for us. And, sad to say, I’ve neglected the backyard something awful. I feel like I’m approaching 3+ weeks without mowing. And while it’s not quite the jungle nightmare it used to be, things were definitely overgrown.
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With all the road work that happened last year, the city works put in a ton of sand and also hydroseeded all the parkways. We didn’t stop them in time and as a result, had a lot of grass beginning to grow everywhere.
We gave ourselves a cutoff of 2:00 PM. But we kept on working a bit longer, and wound up going through all ten bags of mulch I had picked up.
Today was a big work day, as Bob and Julie came over for an early start. While Bob was working in the basement, Liz and Julie were working in the yard to get a head start (before the heat got too strong).
Today was a yard day, with Liz working on weeding and planting in the front yard and me mowing the lawn in back.
As part of our yardwork, we removed some broccoli that Liz had planted. It didn’t end up yielding anything, but boy did it get large.
To shut down the power, the workers needed access to our yard. In the hopes that I could potentially deter them from driving a truck through, I opted to work from home today. Funny thing is that, it wasn’t until last night that I realized no power === no Internet. And that I’d be unable to actually do any work, since everything I do involves being online.
The day shot by really fast. House days tend to do that. Even though we try to aim to finish by 3PM, we always go over – propelled by the momentum of the day. It’s a good and bad thing, as we put in a solid day… but spent most of the day working.
It’s a funny thing – over the last few days, I’ve done a lot of research into dumpster rentals and disposing of things like concrete/brick/sand. You can’t just throw this out with the regular trash, as it all goes to a different place.
While Liz was working on mulch and addressing spots near the fence and garden boxes… I was working on cleaning up the perimeter. Specifically, the growth on our neighbor’s yard that’s been spilling over into the lawn.
Liz, nearly hidden by how well her garden box is doing this year.
Spotted this guy as Liz and I were walking back down the driveway, after watering the front yard.
Liz mentioned she might need some help getting things out of the car. When I walked outside and looked in the trunk, I realized she wasn’t kidding.