Hi everyone. Sorry to vanish like that for a little while. Although we don’t celebrate Christmas, we have still been super busy around here, mostly in the manual labour department! Warning – there are lots of sunny photos of our yard ahead. You should be wearing a hat and some sunscreen – don’t forget to drink plenty of water too!
DH has had his first lot of holidays since, well, since we moved in I think. It’s been a long time coming. You think that he’d be doing a lot of feet up, television watching and couch napping. Not my man! He’s been in full forward mode. We have achieved a LOT in a short space of time. We have turned THIS….. (2 months ago)
Also known as our dustbowl, mudbath and eyesore out the back door. (Photos from back in October)
Into (drumroll please!!)
All of this was completed last Friday night, the day before DH started his holiday time. Saturday morning, at 9am on the dot,
Of course, what these photos don’t really show is a few things – the team effort from the whole family, kids included to work through some pretty hot weather. The day we put the lawn down it got to 33degrees C, the next day, an absolute scorcher at 40.5!! Poor lawn. DH did a great job watering it to keep it alive. Since then the temperatures have been a lot more moderate in the high 20′s. Perfect lawn growing weather!
Although we measured carefully, in the cubic metres to tonnes conversion we ended up with a LOT more topsoil than we needed for the lawn. At over $60 a ton, we weren’t going to waste any of it!
Of course, this beautiful fine soil will blow away in the wind, and we can’t keep watering the dirt. I know what we need!!
So, 1 week to the day after the lawn was delivered and laid, and here is the finished product….
There was still more mulch leftover, as you can see on the driveway here – which got spread over the plain dirt on the front yard.
Are you tired after all that? I sure am. Pass the beer please, it’s time for a nap!!
But seriously, we are over the moon to have the backyard about 90% finished!! No more mud, dust or weeds, and it’s all ready for some fun! Of course, there’s still the front yard to finish off, but that’s another holiday I think.
Big shout out to my wonderful men – big AND small. Without their muscle, we wouldn’t have gotten very far. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. You’ve earnt it!