Complete Gut Job

After years of struggling with the front yard, we finally gave up. Grading was wrong, drainage was wrong, weeds ruled, the grass was fading, and we had no automated irrigation. We’ve also struggled with the ugliness of the front of the house since we purchased it now a handful of years ago. It was time to make the front of our home worth visiting. We hired Geno Finamore, a brilliant landscape architect at creativexteriors here in Denver, to inspire us and he came through. We approved the plan this weekend and will soon hear when we are scheduled to break ground (and I do mean break–it is about as dry as can be imagined). More details to follow!

Watering

We decided to cut way back on our watering. The grass looked healthy and we’ve got some great flowers in front of the house, but because it’s been such a moist season, our basement floor is having issues (the floating floor is curling up). That said, I wasn’t willing to stop watering altogether. I did 20-minutes per side just now and was careful to not let the sprinkler hit the side of the house or the window well for the basement. Ug. Eventually I’m going to have to regrade the yard. If it’s not one thing it’s another.

Watering

Due to rain of late I’ve not had to water much. However, it didn’t really rain yesterday and it is not likely to rain for the remainder of the work week so I decided to do some watering this morning. 20-minutes per side. I’ve decided that next spring I’m going to plant a real vegetable garden. I stumbled on a site¬†yesterday that had some simple and straightforward information that I thought I’d include here.