Level lawn

The work has officially begun in the garden. Our chap came and built us a decked area earlier in the year, and I dutifully rescued the plants that were in its path… all forty of them! Last weekend we set about replanting these (happy to report there were no casualties) and levelling the lawn.

Decking area

Decking area

The lawn has been a bit of a problem since I moved in. It started life as a scrappy bit of grass with a god-awful slab path chucked down the middle. I got rid of the path and created some borders – but the lawn has always been a bit uneven. This was highlighted when lovely chap brought his man-sized petrol mower over. The beast just tore up anything that was slightly on the lumpy side. He’s not happy about this and seems determined to have a bowling green.

So… off we went to buy sand… a lot of sand… to bring the lawn up to the same level ready to turf in a week or so. A better shape was cut into the lawn while we were at it, and I’m pleased with the result and can see that the garden will look amazing when everything starts shooting again.

Levelling the lawn

Levelling the lawn

Next job was to put some horse muck into the raised bed compartments. The veg in there was pretty much an afterthought last year, but we have big plans for this year. A trip to our local farm later, and a bit of shovelling and raking later, and the beds were ready for the first house guests. 50 onions and 25 garlic plants, which were popped in this weekend.

Last up, we fired up the heated propagator and we’ve planted cherry tomato seeds and kale.

Bring on the spring… we’re ready for you!

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3 thoughts on “Level lawn

  1. You have been a busy pair. I would like a lawn but I couldn’t afford the water bills – which are high enough. Most people in this little corner of the universe, have done away with lawns mainly because of the water bills. But landscaping is good and pot plants sometimes survive in the heat and I have a black thumb anyway. Once Spring comes it should be ready for the turf. It is summer here and a tad warm at times.

    • It’s February, so cold here and everything is dormant… but even in that state I can see that it’s going to spring into life any time soon. I can’t wait – the new entertaining area at the bottom will be perfect for barbeques and having our friends over 🙂

  2. Pingback: Turf wars | Chooks and Roots

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