The Yard

Prep

Seeding

‍‍טז סיון ה תשסט - Sunday, June 7th, 2009

I decided to take advantage of the low cut grass to make a last ditch effort at getting some new growth in our yard. I took much of what was left of the seed I bought last year and generously coverd the areas with the least amout of green.

Watering

‍‍יח אייר ה תשסט - Monday, May 11th, 2009

When I came home this evening it was obvious that Mile Hi had returned. They were supposed to come back and do another round of overseeding. Instead, it appears they did another round of everything. I don’t know if they spread seed but I don’t really care at this point. Either they did or they […]

Aeration, Fertilization and Seeding Oh My

‍‍ו אייר ה תשסט - Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

After a disheartening attempt at getting our yard to return from the dead last year, it was time to take another crack at things. We decided to start things off right and get the yard aerated. Throughout the neighborhood there are signs for Mile Hi Aeration. Jury is still out on whether they are a […]

Border Patrol

‍‍ג סיון ה תשסח - Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Dana finished the brick border around the north end front garden. Becky appears to have finished weeding the garden plot in front of the car-park in back. Dana also added ground cover stones and borders to some of the areas on the south side of the house. Dana and I also picked up yard debris […]

Rocking and mulching

‍‍כח אייר ה תשסח - Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Dana and I got the mulch in place and laid out the stepping stones. We also placed the stones around the plants along the front of our house. A big improvement all around.

Picking up the mulch

‍‍כח אייר ה תשסח - Sunday, June 1st, 2008

I ran off to Arapahoe Acres to pick up the remaining mulch. I managed to cram 21 bags of mulch in the car and a 22nd on the roof and got it home. While I was gone Dana continued to work on the north edge of the yard and got the patch cut down to the sidewalk […]

Prepping for mulch

‍‍כח אייר ה תשסח - Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Dana and I got out there before the major heat hit and got the weed barrier in place and cut. I then headed for the Arapahoe Acres Garden Center while Dana continued to work on the yard. The mulch project is nearly complete!

Sprucing up

‍‍כז אייר ה תשסח - Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Dana and I decided this weekend we would finally level the soil on the north edge of the yard, put a border around the silver-maple in the front of the house, and cover a number of areas with mulch or stone. In prep for this task, Dana went to Arapahoe Acres and picked up the […]

Watering

‍‍יג אייר ה תשסח - Saturday, May 17th, 2008

The yard was looking a bit dry. We had our friends and neighbors from across the street (Annie and Becky, mother and daughter expert-gardeners and members of a three-generation household) over giving us some tips on what to do. They explained that part of the reason to cover the new seeds was that seeds like […]

Preparing the yard

‍‍יב אייר ה תשסח - Friday, May 16th, 2008

I managed to get the afternoon off from work. It was warm but only partly cloudy and I decided, after it had rained for the last couple of days that it would be a good time to take the next step in the yard. I came home, changed clothes, and loaded up a wheelbarrow with […]