Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Sunny South

Finally got some warm & nice weather this weekend! Yeah, finally right? It's still January... Yesterday we did a Walk for Cervical Cancer with some people from work. For those that don't know, my company is developing a non-invasive diagnostic device for cervical cancer. We were in a outdoorsy mood after that and decided to tackle some outdoor projects!

The eventual plan is to redo/rearrange the front area, and clean up/prepare the back area for a vegetable garden and any ground cover other than the rocks that are currently there. So far we've only really done some stuff in the front 'yard'. Our biggest problem with it is that our driveway is narrow and short, and the plants interfere with the opening of car doors (especially my gigantic SUV).

This weekend we started with some prep work, which consisted of filling 5 of those huge lawn bags with decaying leaves, pine straw, and plant trimmings. Then we got a little carried away and dug up those small bushes on the right side- they keep scratching my car. We're planning to transplant those along the back of our property. Greg started trying to dig up a tree stump that is behind the large plants on the left side. I say 'trying' because it didn't work, small tree stump = large roots. So that became a project for another day.

We succeeded in clearing things out more, and headed over to Home Depot for some top soil and inspiration for the right side- saving the left side for another day. We picked out an irish moss ground cover, it looks kind of like grass, and you can walk on it.You can see what we hope it looks like here. Right now, its just 12 little plants, but it'll spread out larger soon, and then we'll fill in the empty gaps.

On the schedule for today- backyard landscaping!

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