You guys know that the real reason I write this blog is so that I can convince myself that I am actually a productive person, right? I know nobody really cares about every dumb chore I do around the house, but it makes me feel good to write a post about it so I can say, “See? Look at all the things I’m doing!”
Anyway, this past weekend was all about yard work. We spent pretty much all day Saturday digging, pulling weeds, stacking blocks, and other stuff.
You might remember a few weekends ago, we gutted the front flower beds. We pretty much just took a reciprocating saw to everything in sight.
We went from this:
This past weekend, we took it a step further and ended up with this:
We added a little stone wall around the left side. Ideally, that concrete sidewalk would just actually be that high and we wouldn’t need the wall, but everything on our entire lot has sunk 6″+ (other than the house, strangely). For now, the wall will work pretty well.
On the right side, we sunk the pavers into the ground so that we could run one wheel of the lawn mower over it to avoid having to trim the edge of the grass (because honestly, we’re never going to edge stuff – ever). The chunk of dirt outside the flower bed will just be seeded for grass, and we’ll plant some flowers and stuff in the beds.
Right now we’ve just got some ferns that we transplanted from the back yard (I’m pretty sure they’re dying though) and some hostas that our neighbor gave us. Honestly, it’s pretty cool to live next door to a lady that loves gardening because anytime she sees us outside with a shovel she’s like, “Hey, let me dig up one of my plants and give it to you so you don’t have to buy it.”
Or maybe she’s just tired of living next to our ugly yard and figures that’s the only way things will change. Dunno.
Anyway, that’s it for now. See? Look at all the things I’m doing!