A big thank you to Chari over at Happy to Design for hosting Sunday Favorites.
Last week on Sunday Reruns I showed you the ironic result of Fisherhubby trying to kill the crabgrass in his yard. Some of you shed alligator tears over that yard. I hope THIS post will make you feel better.
Repairing a Poisoned Yard
(Compiled from posts between 9/14/07 and 10/22/07)
First step to repairing a poisoned yard - - - dethatching. Back and forth, back and forth ONE WAY and then start all over and go back and forth, back and forth the OTHER way. (See the lines in the non-grass?)
Please do not think I am MAKING him work like this on his day off. I would probably save the $$$ and just let the grass (or weeds as the case may be) come back on their own.
No - - - Greg LOVES his lawn and he LOVES the work that goes into keeping it up. So, even though this was difficult, back breaking work - he came in that night exhausted but HAPPY.
Here is the dethatched product, waiting for the first seed to fall.
This is ONE time when it is certainly true that things have to get WORSE before they can get better!!!
Next Step: seeding, watering, and over seeding the yard. This photo was taken during the over seeding phase, as you might guess since you can now see SOME green in the grass.
Greg's poor, pitiful, poisoned, perished yard.
Compared to now when we have this - - -
All his hard work, watering, and LOVE paid off. We're just about the greenest yard in the neighborhood again!