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!
|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.