Thursday, August 19, 2010

Grass is in!

Well, it took two installments to get all the grass in the backyard.  Well, a miscalculation only got us two pallets to begin with, but on the other hand, the trailer would not have been able to carry all four pallets. 

This past weekend we got our first batch down.  It was already looking better and more "home-y".  We had the help of my mother, my brother in-law, and Daniel's mom and step-dad.

We realized that it didn't go as far as we hoped and had to order two more pallets.  So on Wednesday, we got the new ones.  We started placing them and half-way through, the sod was looking rough; not as green and less dirt on the bottom.  They really looked as if they'd been cut days ago and they weren't used and they thought they could just put the good sod on top and no one would notice...well at least that's how we felt.  But regardless, we laid it down anyway. 

OH MY, how much better it looks!  Having grass actually makes my yard look smaller.  Go figure.  But, it looks more like a yard with purpose.  No offense to the former owners, they had some nice plants, that I've moved around a bit, but they just didn't have much of an order or purpose and it was a bit overgrown.  I think it does now. 

NEXT UP, kitchen or bath remodel!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Jungle Removed

So, after two and a half long, tiring months we have finally begun to see the potential of our yard. We dug and raked, and hauled so much I am just completely exhausted. I can't wait until I can just set out the sprinkler, trim a little, and sit and enjoy my lovely backyard. Look at what has become of our yard. Scroll back to the last post to see the before pics. Oh yeah...all that empty space will have grass in it's place TOMORROW!!!

Those big plants are azalea.  They were just out in the middle of the yard.  We moved them back to the fence to open up they yard, then added some hosta and hydrangea in that bed.

The front of the pool house.  I added a small bed in front of the window and a cute bird feeder!

I made a new potted plant with some coleus, pinta, and white lantana with pretty lantana in a hanging basket to the back of the pool house.

I even found a place for the other potted plant I took with me from our old house.

I can't wait to get the grass in.  I'll certainly take pictures and show you!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Big Jungle

Yeah, sorry it's been so long since I last blogged. It's been kinda crazy around the Maguire household between the move, Daniel being sick, and us trying to make this new house our home. It has been a lot of hard work, especially with the back yard - a complete jungle!

see what I mean?!

I've had a lot of work cut out for me...stay tuned for updates of the jungle-removing process.