July 1, 2011 by Ellen V
Today, Eric and I completed phase two of the “Great Bark Removal of 2011,” as our neighbor so aptly put it. I’m so proud of our (mostly his) progress so far!
Here’s a recap of phase one, which I haven’t had a chance to say much about:
Phase 1, Step 1: Get someone to take our beautiful but overgrown juniper and rose bushes.
Phase 1, Step 2: Chop down the living but atrocious pine trees in the back.
Once Eric used both Craigslist and a little sweat and muscle to get rid of the big stuff, we moved on to Phase 2.
Phase 2, Step 1: Weed, rake up and bag the bark, and smooth out the dirt yard.
Phase 2, Step 2: Put in edging to preserve the perennials worth keeping.
Phase 2, Step 3: Lay grass seed, water, water, water, and hope for the best!
As you can see, we had a big morning! Luckily, the weather cooperated and we got a lot done. We’ll spend more time this holiday weekend finishing up the back near the garage. Hopefully, we’ll be seeing a backyard filled with grass soon!
A little added treat: our garden of pots is growing quickly! You can see the first stage here. Now, at the beginning of July, we’re seeing major results.