Friday, October 19, 2012

Lawn Pictures

I promised some pictures of our beautiful lawn that my green-thumb of a husband has painstakingly seeded, raked, fertilized and sprinkled to life!  Unfortunately I don't have any great pictures of what it looked like after it was first seeded... but it didn't look too good.  Here's one taken a few days after settlement (the strip along the road was sodded and the rest of our lot was just seeded):


And here is a close-up of what the hyrdoseeding looked like with all of the straw on top (and my cutie-pie niece posing for the camera :)):

You can see that we just had a few tiny sprigs of grass sprouting up when we moved in.  Today, less than a month after settlement, we essentially have a full lawn.  We (Greg) concentrated on getting the front lawn looking nice, though thanks to all of the rain we've been getting the back doesn't look to shabby either.  Here's some pictures of our beautiful lawn!
So green!
The sod is on the right and the seeded area is on the left... looks pretty similar!

We still have a lot of landscaping work to do, but at least we now have a good base.  We actually just ordered 10 trees for $10 from arborday.org, which will be delivered in December.  They will only be 1-2 feet tall, but we couldn't pass it up for the price. I have started thinking about what I want to do with our landscaping, but we probably won't get to that until the spring.  We just submitted our township building application to build our deck, so hopefully we can at least get that started this fall.

5 comments:

  1. Looking good! My husband has been working his butt off this year to get our current house's lawn to...well...be lawn. :D We can appreciate the work it takes!

    (I think one of your captions has the sod and the seed swapped...)

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    1. Ha, you are right! Thanks for the heads up!

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  2. Holy Lawn, your land is sooo huge!! Wow you look like your own Estate, so stunning......so jealous, we dont get those options up here in Pennsylvania

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  3. Beautiful lawn! When I found out that we'd be getting seed instead of sod I was really bummed and figured it would be forever before we had a nice, green lawn. Your lawn has given me a bit of hope... although neither of us have a green thumb so it'll be interesting to see how it goes.

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    1. Me too! I was upset that we were only getting seeded, but it really hasn't been too bad. We were lucky that we moved in in the fall which is apparently the best time to seed, but if you seed in the spring and next fall you should be fine.

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