In case you don’t recall, this is what our backyard looked like during the Spring of 2010. I took one look at it and went back inside.
Joel on the other hand worked very hard turning this beast of a yard into a beautiful place for us to grow veggies We’d finally figured out how to make our yard functional and beautiful. However, if you look past the beautiful crops you’ll notice the still haggard back area. The place filled with “grass” (read: weeds).
Once again another summer went by as Joel toiled in the garden and I lamented my inability to use the vacant lot to the rear.
This year Joel made the decision to make the front garden area even more spectacular than last year and I decided enough was enough. I could no longer sit idly by while my portion of the yard remain ugly and unusable. And so, after spending many excruciating, back breaking hours searching on Craig’s List, I was able to find a guy to spend many excruciating, back breaking hours turning our abandoned lot into a grassy paradise.
It’s so gorgeous I can’t stop looking at it.
The garden. Almost ready for planting.
A little close-up of our new grassy oasis. Cartwheel tested, rolls in the grass approved.