Friday, September 17, 2010

New lawn!

Our poor little Daisy home went unloved for 9 months as it sit on the market waiting, nay, begging, for us to buy her. The weeds went crazy, trees grew huge, lawn died, flowers molted. We've been trying to bring her back to her former glory, trimming the trees (and ripping one out that was growing through a fence), planting a vegetable garden, cleaning up the irises on the side of the house, and now dealing with the lawn.

Jeff did a few rounds of Weed n' Seed in the hopes of killing the weeds that had taken over our lawn and making it green again, but it didn't work. We called in the big guns and they overhauled it all this week. The old lawn was ripped up, the dirt was leveled and fertilized with compost, the sprinklers were tended to, and Marathon 2 sod was put down. Our lawn dude told us to go with the Marathon 2 sod because it's a hearty grass that does well in our climate and requires not as much water as other lawns (believe me, I still feel guilty we put down lawn instead of gravel and California natives. I just think the house looks so cute with little matching lawns in front of it!). He did a great job, you can't even see the seams of the sod strips!

My job for this weekend is to schedule the planting of the standard (not dwarf) meyer lemon tree we ordered, to replace the crazy palm tree we had to rip out. I hope it will start fruiting soon! I want to make lemon bars.


Jan said...

Had to say it. But seriously WHOA. Looks RAD.

ET said...

Not surprising--as of course, I talked to you both about this "next step in home improvement"--I LOVE it. Looks great and I am sure your neighbors are also very happy to see it. I am sure your backyard will soon be in tip top share as well. Good work, you two.

Nikki Menda said...

It looks so beautiful!!!!

Hanceyturf said...

If the New Lawn grasses can cope up with the stress, it will be healthy and dense and will be able to resist disease. Sometime the disease may spread and it becomes out of any control. However, the disease resistant cultivars can be implemented to avoid future problems.