Thursday, March 29, 2012

The State of Things...

As of late, Andy and I (mostly Andy) have been trying our hands at landscaping and lawn work.  We are new to this, as we never really bought into a lot of that at the old house.  But it must be like a "When in Rome" thing because when others in your neighborhood have stellar-looking grass and non-weedy flower beds, you start to think, "I want me some of that."  We are definitely learning as we go, but so far we've...

1.  Put down weed fabric in our front two flower beds.  It was a little tricky cutting the fabric around the existing shrubs, but we got it done.  Hopefully that will keep the pesky weeds down this season.
2.  Andy rented an aerator with a friend and put little holes all over our lawn.  Which left behind rabbit poo-looking dirt pellets.  Weird.
3.  Andy seeded and fertilized the lawn.
4.  And since then???

Poor Andy has been stuck outside watering his work.  Yep, night after night (we need some rain!) he moves sprinklers to make sure the seeds take.  I'm crossing my fingers for him!

Being silly...

And what does his friendly sidekick do while he's working?  He sits and watches Andy's every move.  Yes, he did eventually earn some time outside with WaterBoy.

Like I said, we are new to all of this, but I'll let you know if we have luck along the way.  We've certainly gained knowledge and tricks from friends and Google, but we'll see if our stubborn, post-construction site lawn decides to work with us.

In other news...


The IKEA bed has been covered with fabric...and is still in pieces.  I know, I know.  I'm only telling you about it to make myself finally do something about it.  Just keeping it real, friends.


We've added a little something-something to the living room.  You see, my aunt was moving and gifted us these leather ottomans she had been using in her townhome.  I love them.  No, really.  All of the ugly junk (laptop cords, Duncan's toys, extra magazines) that I need to shove somewhere quick if someone is coming over can be tossed in these babies in no time flat. 

They can also serve as a miniature bench seat by the windows.  Genius, I tell you.  Storage and seating all in one.  And did I mention FREE?  Thank goodness for sweet family...

While a completely random post, it gives you a little taste of all of the things getting done (and not) around here.  Off to check on Mr. H2O...

1 comment:

  1. The grass section was hilarious...it must be a guy thing! Daniel is obsessed with our yard and I'm sure if Andy has any questions, Daniel would be a great resource for information!

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