Saturday, May 9, 2009

So glad it didn't rain

WoW!!! We got so much yard work done today!!!! We woke up to a phone call from the guy coming to fix our garage. (in case you didn't know the opener came detached from the door and a guy came yesterday... but didn't fix it cuz he thought something might be wrong with the actually door - the opener was fine, just came un screwed (which the screw ended up in Kyle's tire - okay different story)). Anyway he came and fixed our garage. I picked up poop in the back yard and finished mowing.

Off to the front yard which was our priority to help better the 'lovely' curb appeal of our house. I raked up some dead leaves while Kyle started (well finished up last falls project) on the front flower bed.

We had about half done that we did last fall of the flower bed, I'll show a before and after picture at the end. Anyway so we wanted to get rid of the rock so we were sifting the soil out of it and added the rocks to our gravel pile we will be getting rid of soon. Last fall we were actually separating the rocks - these blue ones we were thinking of putting back in and then normal gravel. This spring we decided just to get rid of it all cuz we just wanted to use mulch.

Okay Kyle is working on that, I finish raking and get the leaves out of the side bed where there are some nice hastas coming up! A bunny had gotten a hold of one or two of the leaves... but we fixed that later.

Oh at some point, Kyle fertilized the front yard while I took down the little clips that were left on the gutter from our Christmas lights and cleaned out the gutters. We cleaned them out last year but this year all the darn little buds from our neighbors trees filled them up. Then I watered the yard after Kyle had the fertilizer on it.

Then I joined Kyle in the fun flower bed project.

AHHH time for a break - we go to lunch and run by Home Depot to get some things we were needing: grass seed, mulch, a gas can for the weed eater and oil for it too, spray fence stuff to keep the bunnies away from the plants, fertilizer for the plants, stuff to get rid of the ants that are on the front walk way, a thing to keep our hose rolled up, and two new bushes for our flower bed, it's called: "Perennial Hardy Ageratum 'Chocolate' "

Alright so we got all that, came home and moved some of our tulips that were up in the flower bed and planted our new bushes and added the mulch. I sprayed that invisible fence stuff on the hastas and BOY DOES IT STINK! PE--uwe it is smelly!! Then fertilized the front bed and we figured that was good for one day. We also trimmed Harpo - nice and short!! It's his summer do :-) Now we're off to Sam's for a little grocery shopping and DINNER!!!
Here is what our bed looked like at the end of last fall you can see we got about half of it done... then I have a picture of our beautiful flower bed NOW!!!!
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oH there are two little ceramic mushrooms I stuck in it... the blue one and the yellow one they are just for fun =) You can see I only have one tulip bloom left cuz of the darn bunnies!!!

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