once our new driveway was finally finished it was time to work on the landscaping .. i figured best case, i'd get lawn seed and a few plants thrown in
since i have a friend who owns
his own landscape company he was the first person i called .. i
explained that my landlord wasn't exactly eager to be spending more
money on the yard but if he worked up some figures and he'd be willing
to accept payments, maybe we could work something out ..
throw a little seed in .. add some plants and i'd be happy
had i known everything was going
to happen so quickly i would have been out in our yard with the camera
just a bit earlier (rummaging through my pictures, the only real
"before" picture i could find of the yard was while they were removing
the old driveway earlier)
2 days later he had a crew out
digging up the existing "lawn" .. i have that in quotes as in actuality,
it was nothing but those little plants that have burrs .. a few exotic
weeds .. i even think i saw an actual blade of "grass" out there a few
a few days later i came home to
find the crew back at work spraying roundup and digging these little
ditches for an irrigation system with an automatic timer !!
then the trucks showed up with 2
loads of topsoil .. then they were hard at work planting a few shrubs
along the walkway and around the tree
this week they arrived with the sod (not seeds mind you, but actual grass!)
this is our new front yard,
courtesy of my friend .. its a dream come true for us and has left my
daughter and i feeling as if we won an extreme home makeover !!
and the bill? the numbers my
friend was going to get together for me? all he's kept saying is "don't
worry .. you'll be happy"
he was right !! i'm happy !!