We got a terrible grass fungus which killed most of our yard so I had to rake everything up and clean up the yard. We've had four landscapers give us estimates and finally found a good deal on hydro seeding. It will be done within the next week.
I also had to clean up and mulch the postal planting area, rake up left-over leaves, plant some petunias and mulch the trees and plants in front of the house. I filled in the cracks in the driveway with sealant and sprayed weed killer on our brick walkway.
I mowed the
Howie cleaned the gutters and some of the yard. We still have to trim down some shrubbery and finish our seed planting for flowers as well as dig out some trees and put down some patch repair for the back yard.
WILL IT NEVER END???
I'm doing some box gardening this year too. Plus, I'm digging out the area around our lamp post and adding perennials. Man, I'm tired just thinking about it all. That's because I'm not even half way done telling you what all needs accomplished.
I still need to clean the windows and window screens. We need to replace the light fixtures on the front of the house, paint the front door and replace the door handle. We also have to power wash, set up a compost pile, attach a clothes hanger, re-stain the outdoor furniture and clean our garage. I'm also considering tackling a large gardening project on the side of our house. It's all weeds and rock and moss right now but I'm thinking of digging it out, leveling it a bit and adding plants and mulch. This way we don't have to bother mowing it (it's a bitch).
As much as I complain I thoroughly enjoy being outside. It's only April and I've already turned two shades darker! I have dirt under my fingernails and I'm always thirsty but it's a great time! It's fun to be outside and watch it all come together. I'm thinking that May will be a rough month because of all we have to get done but come summer we will be lounging on the decks with a drink in hand!
Speaking of enjoying the outdoors, I want to share a few pictures I've snapped of our front yard wild life. The first picture is of a fox that lives under our neighbor's shed. She's a mama fox with five little baby foxes and they often frolic in our front yard. I had just snapped her picture when a cardinal (pictured last) popped in. And then a wood pecker (I think)!!!! It's like a zoo!