Sore but Worth It
The weather was perfect and the yard needed the attention, so I spent most of the weekend out there cleaning things up. I managed to get four of the flower beds clear of the weeds and dead flowers. I still have two beds that are in desperate need of some attention, but they may be getting a redesign for next year, so I have to figure that plan out first. The extra rain and cooler temps so far this summer have lead to better luck with my flowers and plants this year. If I can replicate the success I had in the four beds I cleaned up this weekend to the other two, I might have a pretty nice looking yard next summer.
I also laid out 520lbs (13 bags x 40lbs/each) in the yard. There must have been a tree in the middle of the backyard at one time, because I had quite a depression/sink hole forming. After digging up the grass, I discovered it was a little bigger than I thought. Many bags of topsoil later and some grass seed will lead to a flatter area that is easier to mow. The remaining bags were used to put a dent in the large depression that I have over in the side yard. It is still going to need several more bags to level it out, but the ones I put over there today were a good start. There are few other areas that could use some leveling, but they may have to wait until next year.
I’ll have to make a trip back to Home Depot to get more topsoil and mulch, but I think I was able to get a lot accomplished this weekend. My sore legs and shoulders are a testament to that. I am not goign to complain because hauling dirt and pulling weeds is much more enjoyable than shoveling snow.