When I got home this evening I decided to mow the front grass. It was starting to look a little scruffy.
When I came home from work I decided the front yard needed mowing. After mowing I’ve decided that i don’t like the unpowered mower and as soon as I have an opportunity (and money) I intend to get a power mower.
I came home and mowed the back yard. It has a lot of discoloration but it actually doesn’t look that bad. It certainly makes the plantings on the outside edges look nice. Can’t wait to redo the lawn out back.
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.