We have been working really hard this Spring and Summer getting our property ready for grass and landscaping. Aaron has rototilled, sprayed weeds, rototilled some more, pulled weeds, and levelled the ground. The back (North side) has now been seeded, covered with straw, and is being watered extensively – hopefully we’ll have grass before too long. The front (South side) has been levelled and is ready for sod – maybe this weekend or next week in the evenings.
We have received lots of starts of plants from my parents and Aaron’s mom, Carol, so I’ve been able to get started on some of the landscaping that doesn’t involve grass. The hardest part is working around all the sand and trying to keep it from blowing away! We’ve planted Echinacea in the lower part of hte retaining wall – its a plant that is beautiful, and it will spread helping us with dust control until we know exactly what we want to do there.
This year, I also have my first ever successful garden. We have huge sunflowers, corn, tomatoes, radishes, cherry tomatoes, carrots, onions, pumpkins, cucumber, peppers, and peas. The radishes are amazinglly HUGE – almost the whole size of my palm.
We’re both really excited to have grass, and we’ll keep working hard through the summer.