Micah and I had a very busy weekend. Our minor home improvement to do list is long and time is ticking with our housewarming less than a week away. Micah worked on hanging things (hooks, organizers, blinds) and painting elements of entry area. I tackled the front yard, the craft room and a small master bedroom decorating project.
I had hoped to get more done but the yard, more specifically the grass, took longer than I expected. Two months ago our front yard looked like this…
Some of it had to do with the fact that our cement guy spilled cement on the grass. But that only happened in certain areas. Then I thought maybe it was because of too much foot traffic but some of the bald spots are in areas where no one would walk. Dadtractor came by a early in the week with some leftover sod from another job. He thought I could use the random pieces to patch-up the yard.
The bald spots were hard even when I watered them to loosen the soil. When I finally got the patches of bald up, I realized that the dirt underneath was rock hard. This didn’t make sense because before the sod was laid, we put a nice think layer of topsoil down. What did make sense was that grass wasn’t going. How would the roots get through that?
Before I put the new sod on, I tried me hardest to loosen the dirt in hopes that the new roots would have something to work with. It took a long time get through it. Unfortunately the lawn is now patchy looking. The old sod and new sod are different colors. Micah assures me it will be pretty again as soon as the new sod has a little time to grow. I have my fingers crossed.
I have a few more gardening projects this week. I cleaned up the area around the band room and hope to have a few Azalea bushes and our partial shade veggie garden planted.
Stay tuned for a lot of progress updates this week. We’ve got the garden, craft room, master bathroom, entry (inside and out) and wood floors/stairs on our to do list this week.
We’re hoping to get most of the work done during the Spring so we can enjoy the fruits of our labor during the summer. What home improvement tasks are on your Spring To Do list?