It’s been nearly 3 weeks since we planted the new seed. The growth, old and new, has been great. So great, in fact, that the old growth was about a foot tall. It was time to mow. We borrowed the power mower from our neighbors across the street. It took three trash bags full of clippings to clear the front yard. It was like removing a bandage after cosmetic surgery. It was amazing to see the thick green grass. It is almost as if the damage done by the previous owens has been erased. In addition to mowing, Dana and I removed the deformed Aspen which was growing on the northwest corner of the house steeling all the light and neutrients of the plants around it. The corner looks so much better now (and will look even better if we can get the rose bush that was struggling beneath the Aspen to grow). Check out the photos.