Knowing that it was suppose to be beautiful today, I planned to get an early start on yard work. Here’s what was on my list to accomplish:
- Buy Electric Weed-eater
- Plant Herb Garden
- Plant Geraniums and Gerbera Daisies
- Till up bare spots in backyard, reseed and fertilize, and then cover with seed blanket
Off to Lowe’s I went with List in hand.
Here are my goodies.. after the quick photo shoot I was off to work!
My first job to tackle was trying to get some grass to grow in the bare spots.
I used a hand till and was able to churn up the bare dirt. Then I spread some grass seed and fertilizer. This section of the backyard is low because of the slope towards the alley between our house and our neighbors. It seems much harder to grow grass here because the seed is washed away before it has time to germinate. To alleviate this problem I bought a Seed Starter Mat.
The concept is that you spread this mat/blanket over the seed and it will hold it in place allowing it to germinate. NICE! So as I continued to till, seed, fertilize, and blanket around the yard- I quickly realized that I would need to make a second trip out to Lowes. I needed more grass seed and seed starter mats than I thought.
I also grabbed some more herbs, a great lime green pot to match my newly painted chairs, and a cheapo sprinkler!
Boots decided to help me lay the seed starters mats.. Good boy Boots..
And that quickly turned to a mess.. Bad BOOTS!!
Once we got that mess straightened out, I hooked up the new sprinkler and was on my way to growing some new grass!
One task done, two more to go..
Here are my Herb pots.. I am going to need to watch how much sun this corner of the deck gets, i might have to move some things around if they don’t get enough.
I planted some Sweet Basil, Lemon Basil, Cilantro, Thyme and Oregano! I am going to look at Target next time I am there for some cute little stakes to put by each plant so I know which is which.
I also potted the pink geraniums you guys saw in an earlier post. They were not enjoying living inside with us so outside they went. I think they will be quite happy in this pretty new lime green pot.
I re-potted some pansies for my new little side table too.
Tomorrow I hope to put the new weed-eater to use and get the sprinklers set up on timers. Gotta give those little seeds some TLC ! Now I am off to walk the dogs- How can I resist this face??