Monday, June 28, 2010

Yard Work

I can honestly say that the word "work" is quite an understatement. Oh my goodness. The amount of work our lawn needed/s is something for which there are no words. John and I picked out an entire trash barrel of weeds and another barrel of dead grass that John raked up. And that was just the front lawn! The back will need to have the dead sod/weeds cut out and new sod laid. Anyway...after the weeds were pulled John put seed down. We have been hoping that it wasn't too hot out for it to grow, and sure enough, a week later we saw some sprouts. It was a good day!




Just a sample of the incredible size of these weeds. They were more like small, unwanted bushes. Our hands hurt for days afterward from pulling them.

4 comments:

Grandma A said...

OH MY GOODNESS....THOSE ALMOST LOOK LIKE OREGON WEEDS EXCEPT MOST OF OURS ARE TALLER DUE TO THE RAIN HERE!! THE ROOT SYSTEM IS WHAT I CAN'T BELIEVE!! THE WEEDS GROW EVEN IF NOTHING ELSE WILL!! NICE TO HAVE YARDS FOR THE KIDS THO, HUH? IT WILL HAPPEN, ROME WASN'T BUILT IN A DAY...=) HUGS, GRANNY "A"

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Did you know that Dandilions are full of Vitamins and are excellent in your salad? Actually, many store bought salad mixes have dandilions already in there but folks don't know it. :-) Everything is looking wonderful!

Tennisc G said...

Great work, you guys! Yard work is totally exhausting - and a wonderfully rewarding sense of accomplishment - all at once!! Hang tough.

...And WOW you have some SERIOUS looking weeds!

See ya soon,
Gina

Kim H said...

Wow, that weed put up a fight & didn't want to come out! The root system is larger than the plant itself. No wonder your hands hurt for days. You'll have a lush green lawn soon, you'll see! Your hard work will pay off! Can't wait to see it in person.