Thursday, June 11, 2015

When life gives you 12 yards of topsoil…

Back in March I was set on mulching the backyard so I called around and ordered some mulch to have it delivered.  What luxury!  Usually I call my mother and brother and they work me into their schedules and we get mulch in several deliveries over the course of the month or whatever.  But they were busy so I took matters into my own hands!

Anyway fast forward to mulch delivery.  Giant dump truck arrives, backs carefully down my driveway and dumps a huge pile of something.  Mulch, eh, not so much.  Turns out it was topsoil and it was mistakenly delivered to my house instead of my mulch!  So, delivery guy calls the company and company guy calls me and says, So, do you have any use for 12 yards of topsoil?  Me: Do I ever!  Yes!  I’ll take it!  So the guy offers it to me free!  Woot!


Michael and I have a back and forth battle going with our grass.  Especially the back yard.  Which we reseeded three years ago in the fall.  Remember the battle in which I used Round Up on the backyard and then we tilled and reseeded it?  Well, clearly our ministrations don’t mean much to the grass.  It died anyway.  Moss creeps back in and soon our yard is looking as pathetic as before!  See below:


So we had been discussing what to do about our pathetic yard.  Maybe we should get a load of topsoil, maybe our soil was just too compacted and full of clay to make the yard nice?  Then this guy delivers me 12 yards of free topsoil.  Well, okay then! :)

So when life gives you 12 yards of topsoil, you call your brother John, who just happens to have recently bought a new tractor.  John is a gem, so he came the following weekend and spread all the topsoil on the yard for me!  Yay!  Thanks John!




Unfortunately this happened in the front yard since he had to drive around to the back.  So we reseeded it, too. :)


And the side yard, as well.


Mama helped me rake and smooth it and then I put out fertilizer and seed.  We bought “Shady Nook” grass seed so hopefully it will be successful back here.

Fast forward a few weeks. The grass is beautiful!



There’s even grass growing the side yard! :) Whoo!




While we were at it, I removed the azaleas on the left and put grass in that swath where the flower bed used to be.  It’s more continuous now.






Now if we can keep it watered and keep Miss Riley out of it, it might stand a chance of surviving.  At least for another couple of years.  :)

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Aunt Jan said...

Wow! Looks great!