A big project has begun at our house. Can you guess what it is?
Have you guessed what’s happening? Here is your final hint.
We’re having an irrigation system installed.
Even with regular watering all of the beautiful new grass that we had this spring died. Weeds took over and the most horrible weed of all, Bermuda Grass, took residence. I decided to kill our lawn and start fresh. I killed a section that is surrounded by road or driveway back in August. I figured that I would start there because the area was contained by concrete or asphalt. My intentions were good, but work and life got in the way, so we called in the pros. All of our yard has been sprayed to die except for the very back yard. We are hoping that with the help of an irrigation system, we’ll grow such a thick and healthy lawn that a weed won’t stand a chance. This week the guys are installing the irrigation system. After the grass dies, they’ll replant and we’ll hope for the best. We are past the last grass planting date around here (Oct. 15) but hopefully we’ll have good weather and our seed will germinate.
The section of lawn shown below is terrible. The ground is uneven from tree trucks driving over it last spring and the “grass” is mostly weeds. I am very excited to get rid of my enemy, the Bermuda Grass, in this section. I’ve spent way too many hours digging it out or spraying it with Round-Up when it creeps into my landscape beds.
The white line that you see painted on the lawn in the picture below shows where the new grass project stops. The very back of our lawn is not so terrible and we don’t want to invest money in rehabbing it. You can also see the steps that Mr. SP constructed in the picture below. He’s almost finished with them.
It’s exciting to have a big project going on and it will be even more exciting when we have some beautiful grass that is weed free.
Have a great Tuesday! For me it’s one where I leave the house at 5:30 am and won’t be home until dark. Long days are a killer!