The Yard

Yard Work

Mowing

‍‍יג אב ה תשסט - Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

After yesterday’s weed-pulling-bonanza I decided to tackle the second massive job: mowing. I’ve been keeping the front of the house trim but the back of the house has gotten out of control. There’s just something so unappealing about mowing what I know is all weed. Ug. Anyhow… it took hours but I got all of […]

Pulling weeds

‍‍יב אב ה תשסט - Saturday, August 1st, 2009

I decided this weekend the yard needed some attention. First and foremost I felt like the car-park out back had been taken over by weeds and needed rescue. I went out this morning and started pulling. After 2 hours in the roughly six square feet I had cleared all of it and gotten it bagged. […]

Watering

‍‍ז אב ה תשסט - Monday, July 27th, 2009

I got the new sprinkler installed. It’s nothing special but it should do what I want. I had a little bit of trouble getting it working at first (what a surprise… I hate this things!) but after playing with it for a few minutes I was able to get it working. 20-minutes per side and […]

Watering

‍‍ג אב ה תשסט - Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Before leaving for the weekend I brought the basil in and watered it. I pinched off a few flowers that were growing on it. I hope it does well while we’re away. I also hope it rains or at least isn’t too hot so our grass is still green when we return. Not sure when […]

Watering

‍‍ג אב ה תשסט - Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

I set the new sprinkler out this morning and it was so noisy that it woke Dana. It’s definitely going back. I’d rather have a quiet sprinkler that soaks my lawn in the 40 minutes I run it than one that pounds the house and doesn’t get much water to any one spot. How frustrating! […]

Watering

‍‍כח תמוז ה תשסט - Sunday, July 19th, 2009

I went to the hardware store and picked up a new sprinkler. It’s one of those pulse sprinklers that make that ticking sound like you see on golf courses. The entire unit is metal which is annoying because it looks too valuable to leave out but which should stand up to vandalism (though if I […]

Vandal!

‍‍כו תמוז ה תשסט - Friday, July 17th, 2009

When I came home from work today I found that someone has vandalized my sprinkler. It wasn’t the best sprinkler in the world but someone clearly came onto my property and broke it. It looks like someone snapped it clean in half. They also moved the hose. It almost looks like they didn’t like the […]

Basil plants

‍‍כד תמוז ה תשסט - Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

I found, after a quick search of the net, that Basil plants watered once a week thrive. Further, that basil plants like a lot of sun. After I purchased my basil plants and potted them in the potter Dana bought for my birthday a year ago, I figured water them onceĀ  a week and put […]

Watering

‍‍כד תמוז ה תשסט - Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Did the morning watering this morning. 20-minutes per side. Looks like every other day is working out so far. We’ll see.

Watering

‍‍כב תמוז ה תשסט - Monday, July 13th, 2009

I’ve been trying to do the every other day thing. We had some rain over the weekend which helped but since then we’ve had thunder and at most a tiny drizzle for a couple of minutes but not enough to replace actual watering. As a result, it looks like this week will be an actual […]

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