David has been dying to love on the back yard for a long time.
Our sad grass really needed it. It's just never, ever looked good.
Part of it's the type of grass, and then it was full of crab grass.
It was really bad...
See, I don't exaggerate. Plus, like Michael Moreno once said,
we basically "have two humans pissing on it". And no, David
and I don't pee outside. He was referring to these cutie pies...
(pictured here camping up north)
So, D finally dug in and did it. My god it was a lot of work for
him, but it looks so amazing now. Here's what he did:
Pulled up the brick border on this side of the lawn. You see how
there was dirt and rock between the lawn and the pool decking?
One of the goals with this project was to bring the grass right up
to the pool decking, making the grass area bigger and eliminating
some of the rocks. Also, do you see that electrical outlet sticking
up in the dirt there? He dug that out and will be moving it to the
side of the house so it isn't in the middle of the new grass.
Then he made a plan for where the new grass would go and
arranged sprinkler heads accordingly.
Worked into the night...
...to get all the old grass dug up and removed....
...so he could get up early the next morning and do the
All with the help of his friends. :) Killian and Norah.
He loaded up the old grass to be taken away.
Ordered new grass to be installed. It's fairway grass - so
green and plush.
And started laying it down.
He did a lot to get the sprinklers working just so.
And did it all in time so the new sod stayed
alive and happy.
He got the edges tucked in nice and tight.
Then, he had to clean the old concrete off the
bricks he removed from that one side of the lawn...
so he could bring them over and reinstall some of them...
making the new edge, going up to the pool decking. Once the
concrete dried, he gave them a good scrubbing.
And after all that, we went from this: