"I'm not really a career person.I'm a gardener,basically.".....George Harrison

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Movin’ Out….

To the front yard,that is….

Now,that most of the work is done in the backyard,it’s time to move to the sorely neglected front.Between the installation of the new septic system,last Fall,and the drainage project,

the front yard is a mess!

See the old septic rock?


Plantings were neglected and are now showing their neglect.

Overgrown and weedy.


Time to divide and conquer!

The front garden shall be enlarged.

A LOT!! (It’s part of that aversion I have to mowing---more on that,later.)

The driveway will be edged with brick,and a landing area will be put in,next to the driveway.Planters will be reworked.A new garden will be put in,in front of the fence on the North side of the yard.New sod….you get the picture….

I want it to be welcoming when visitors come to visit TheGreatWall.

So,let the good times begin!


Sometimes,you have to put things out to pasture….


This one had seen its last days.No amount of working on it was gonna bring it back.

Outta here!

I have absolutely no loyalty where lawn mowers are concerned.

It was time for a new lawn mower.

As frequent readers already know,I hate mowing! So the new one had to be pretty good to win any affection I might have.Bright and early,off to Home Depot,for a new one.This one has a more powerful engine,self-propelled(a necessity),and all that needed to be done,was install the handle.Nothing else,’cept for the gas and oil part,but that doesn’t count. Three year guarantee to start on the first or second pull!Can’t beat that!


I could almost learn to like mowing…..

On second thought,that so ain’t gonna happen…..


Go FSU,Florida,and Syracuse,

in the NCAA tournament!!

Things could get really interesting in this family….





Ami said...

Sounds a big plan you are having! It is always exciting when you can start to plan a new garden from the beginning, the shape of the garden, the choices of the plants... Can not wait to see your progress. I have also been working on the flower beds every weekend, but on a much smaller scale compare to yours !

P.S. Nice mower, sure will make your mowing a little bit more fun :)

Gayle said...

I love mowing. I think it is because the roar of the mower drowns out the kids. LOL If I were your neighbor I would mow for you. :) Can't wait to see the yard you create.

NanaK said...

Your plans sound wonderful. I'm with you on eliminating as much grass as possible. Fun times ahead at the Great Wall!

Floridagirl said...

I have to admit I've been emotionally connected to a certain John Deere in the past. And I do love mowing. Husband and I have been known to fight over it in the past. It's so satisfying to me to see the rows of grass neatly trimmed pass-by-pass. It sounds like you just needed a faithful (and self-propelled) machine to win your affection. ; )

Much as I love mowing, I am not a fan of grass itself. It looks pretty enough, but lawn grass just doesn't seem to be well-suited to our growing conditions here, and I am fed up with the pestilence, disease, and drought that has plagued my lawn in the past. Bleh.

Anyway, good luck with your new front garden! Can't wait to see the progress!


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