Friday, November 16, 2012

yard update: sod.

10.4.12
This post has been almost 7 months in the making, way back in March we decided to start working on our yard. So we tore up some cement, dug trenches for sprinklers, put in pipe for sprinklers, brought in more dirt, poured new cement on 1, 2 and 3 separate occasions, put in railroad ties, even more dirt, lots of shoveling and raking, put the sprinkler heads on and now finally it was time to lay some sod.


These 2 beautiful pallets were delivered yesterday morning around 8:30 a.m., then I had to sit and stare at them all day until Nick got off work. It was torture, but I figured I had waited 7 months, I could wait a few more hours. Finally it was time. We have some amazing neighbors who just showed up and started working, so grateful. Rick was here as well and Hayden and Archie made him work a little bit harder than everyone else.


Travis (the one on the right) knocked on my door at 4:30 and asked if he could get started, of course I said yes. He got to work spreading sod starter fertilizer and wetting down the dirt. Park(the one on the left, who happens to be in his 90's) walked over as well and just got right to work, he was very meticulous and put down a good portion of the sod for us. So grateful to live on a street with such incredible neighbors.




I'm not sure who was more excited me or the kids. I saw Archie rolling around in the grass at one point and Hayden kept telling me how excited and happy she was for our new grass. I think we are going to have some good times out there.


And now lets take a look back shall we... This picture was taken in the midst of cement removal and trench digging. I thought it would look this way forever.


And now the after........ I can't stop staring at it. I love it so much!





It is so nice to not be the eyesore on the street anymore. It's amazing the instant gratification laying sod brings. I can't wait to sit and relax on the grass this fall.

3 comments:

Heather said...

Wow! It looks great! Good neighbors are the best, and they are REALLY good neighbors to help lay sod. My reaction is the same as Arch's- I want to go roll around in it.

Shannon said...

Jenny, I can't believe how different your house looks! It is so so pretty with all that grass. I am so happy for you! And so happy you have such good neighbors, that's awesome. Although they probably just didn't want to look at the dirt anymore........I kid, I kid. I love the 90 year old man that came to help. What a rockstar.

Janette said...

Holy moly it's beautiful!!!! I'm sooo happy for you guys. Grass does make a huge difference.