Sunday, March 20, 2011

got grass

Yup, a scant 3 weeks later and we have lawn.


Unfortunately I'm missing some pics in between. The extremely arduous phase when we were sifting and sorting and reworking the exposed soil, removing rubble and broken glass, old plastic bags, bits of broken china etc.
There was even an interesting moment when Husband unearthed one high-heeled shoe and the remnants of a dress ... our eyes met over the girl's heads and we wondered whether it was time to herd everyone inside and call Forensics. The old guy we bought the house from did say his wife had died here ...

Anyhoo this lawn'll need all the help it can get in the next little while. We bought cut metres from a grass dealer farmer on Friday, frantically worked to get the irrigation system installed on Friday evening and finally got to lay it yesterday, in 35+ degree (celsius!) heat.
It's still looking a little off-colour but we've been assured with enough watering and fertilising (ahem) it'll take.

Clearly the area still needs a lot of work (like removing that manky string mop from the shed roof!), but we're getting there ...

3 comments:

Inge said...

hehe,kind of interesting with the heel and that...but you sure got grass:) it looks good! man,i envy you the warm weather and the sun.

dbs said...

I remember grass. (No hidden meaning intended.) I just remember it from September. (Still no hidden meaning intended.)

Molly said...

@dbs -just hidden grass! It'll come back soon.

@Inge- I am loving this weather.... I couldn't believe how many people were bitching about the heat on Sat, winter's just around the corner :(