Monday, 12 September 2011

Operation Lawn

 I've been meaning to post since the kids went back to school last week, but I've been catching up with various bits and pieces that needed doing (mainly housework related, nothing exciting) so it's only been now that a chance has arisen to get on here. Anyway, here is a photo of the old veg patch as it looked at the end of July, above.
 This is what it looked like after my nephew came round and did some serious weeding (fuelled by bacon + fried egg and cheese + pickle sandwiches, french bread pizza, plus gallons of tea. Apparently I overfed him.) He cleared the weeds a lot quicker than I would have managed, especially with two kids distracting me!
 Once the weeds were cleared, he levelled the soil as much as possible - the front and side of the patch are lower than the back. All ready for the turf...
 It was my job to load the turf into the wheelbarrow and wheel it round to the back. I didn't realise how heavy turf is and had to keep having frequent tea breaks to give my poor back a rest!
 My husband laid the turf, whilst I danced around on the scaffold plank. I was told this was to help the turf, but I did often wonder whether it was just to make me look silly.
And this is what it looks like now. We have never used our sprinkler so much, in fact I'd forgotten we even had one. The kids can't wait to run around on the new lawn and it definitely makes the garden look much tidier. Still lots more to do in the garden but so so pleased we don't have to worry about weeds on this bit any more. The front garden is also looking fantastic. I forgot to get some photos - we've planted some sedums in the front border and reseeded the lawn.

Hopefully the next post will not be garden related. I've started another project (another!) and it's nearly finished - it needs to be ready by Wednesday. Will let you know soon. x


  1. Hello thanks for popping over to my blog. K got the thimble in a charity shop. It is marked on the bottom with Mastercraft, Pewter, Sheffield, England. It's fab isn't it. When he gave it to me I was making a cuppa and he said 'just a thimble full for me' I hadn't a clue what he was talking about then he produced the thimble lol. Going to have a browse through your blog now it's nice to meander through new blogs. TTFN. Debs x

  2. Wow I love your crochet pieces. They are great! In particular the ripple crochet blanket.

    You've been hugely busy in the garden! The hedge felling was a bit of an epic job, and they were so enormous!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog - my big problem is I spend my time ALWAYS starting new projects, I just need to accept that I need to focus on one and one alone and FINISH it. Is a long lesson I am learning. I have so many unfinished items it is laughable! I look forward to the satisfaction of finishing this blanket!

  3. Thanks for coming by my blog, I love visitors! You're lawn is looking great. We had to do our garden from scratch a few years ago, so I know what it's like. It's such a relief to have grass again!

    S x