The Yard: In Progress…

27 Mar

We were so excited to have some sort of a yard. It’s a first for us. Robert has been wanting a vegetable/herb garden for a while now, and he finally has a chance to do one.


Here’s what the yard looked like…

there was actually two patio covers, I’m standing under the other one. The owners had to take them down because they were totally rotted out. The rest of the area was wood chip city. and then this outdoor bbq/fireplace. we have yet to test it out…

So Robert got right to work clearing out the area that would be for his planting. Bella was so interested in everything that he was doing…

Then he needed to figure out who liked to live next to each other and who didn’t…

Hey Bella, can you keep your mouth and your butt out of our garden? Thanks.


Once he got those planted he was on to clearing out the wood chips. He discovered a small area of brick, some sort of poorly planned patio.

Then it was the huge task of getting rid of all the wood chips. I think in total he packed 15 large trash bags…

oh yeah, and a ton of broken pieces of concrete – that was fun diggin those up…

Then he threw down some good soil, blended it together and was ready to lay down the sod.

Well wouldn’t you know, that the day the sod came in was the day that it just rained all afternoon…

Poor Robert – he was out there for a few hours getting soaked….

after completing the job….

Then as of today down came the bougainvillea – it was blocking sunlight to the garden, so it had to go…

The yard looks pretty good so far, there are some small dead areas, but we will see how it really looks in a couple of weeks…




7 Responses to “The Yard: In Progress…”

  1. Kelly March 27, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

    Robert! you need to bend with your knees!!!

  2. mothersandothers March 29, 2011 at 12:01 am #

    Nesting at it’s finest! Pretty soon you’ll be frantically organizing and stapling all your bank statements. Wha? Oh, that’s just me? oh yeah.

  3. Mom April 1, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    Looks like Robert didn’t want you to be the only one that is ‘laboring’. The yard is really looking good. Nice place for Penelope and Bella to play…hehe

  4. Lorilee Inlow April 2, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    I’m exhausted from looking at him working! Steve calls the bougavilla the plant from hell! Good it is not so big!I know one person who loves you for all your hard work…the landlord!!!

  5. noelle April 3, 2011 at 10:06 am #

    ha! Lorilee – thats what my dad calls it too! luckily it came right out

  6. Jo October 25, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    Wow, what an amazing transformation! And a lot of hard work!


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