SJ on the Move

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Saturday Sod Project

After trying several times to get good grass to grow in our backyard, and failing, we decided we needed to do something drastic - cut it all out and lay down new sod. So, bye-bye weeds and hello grass! Here are some of the highlights of the day:

The before picture taken from upstairs window:

Nathan wrestling with the very heavy sod cutter. I know he and our friends that helped with this red monster are going to be very sore tomorrow (now, where is the Advil!):

After the old sod is cut and removed, the dirt was raked, rolled and then fertilizer was spead. Finally it was time to lay down the new sod:

Presto! The new lawn is in and ready for watering:

S and J have both been very interested in the project. J loved watching from the upstairs windows and S said she was "the manager" and she stayed down below. In 2 weeks we can walk on our grass and really enjoy all this hard work. Thank you to our friends, J, R, and D, who helped the 60-62 Magnolia St. owners get this done. Hmmm...I see a BBQ in our future :)

p.s. "What happens to all that old sod?" Well, I guess you can get rid of anything on Craig's List if marked "free." In fact the woman is here right now loading the old sod into her pick up truck. Apparently she came from an hour a way. good luck, lady!


At 2:31 PM, Blogger RD White said...

Nice - glad it turned out well.


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