Sunday March 20th was the first official day of Spring, my favorite season! Over the weekend I started to scope out my yard for the projects I’m going to do this year. I have decided I am going to have a vegetable garden and add a new flower bed. My yard needs some TLC. It has a lot of mature growth that needs to be trimmed back and some of the flower beds are barely visible to the naked eye. Moss has covered the rocks outlining the beds and weeds have taken over. I’m hoping to have them cleared by beginning of April and start planting some seeds. I haven’t decided on what vegetables we are going to have other than peppers. I have never had a garden before so this should be interesting.
The family that built our house, the mother was an avid gardener and at one time had a stunning yard. However, once she passed her son continued to live there and didn’t maintain the house nor the yard. Once he got married, he put the house up for sale and this is when Phil and I purchased it. We are updating the whole house little by little nevertheless, remodeling cost a lot of money so we haven’t been able to do much recently. This is why we are starting to work on the yard; all you require is manpower or woman power and a lot of time.
I have taken pictures of some parts of the lawn I am going to start on. First, our main goal is to grow grass! The dogs make this mission harder than it should be. Since we have so many trees, the sun doesn’t reach several parts of the lawn. Thus, when it rains it just becomes a mud pit and of course it is the first place the dogs run too when they are let outside. Along with grass we need to purchase gravel for the side driveway. Over the years, since we live on a hill, the rain has washed away most gravel and left mostly dirt. We don’t even park on it anymore we park in the road. Our goal this summer is to add curb appeal to house, even though we are the last house on a dead-end road, it will still add value. We have a lot of work ahead of us but in the end it will be beautiful.