Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring Is Springing...

Yep, springing. Spring has not quite sprung yet, but it's working on it.

And it's about time. Oh, the perils of living in the land of perpetual winter. You can't get your hopes too high around these parts... Mother Nature likes to surprise us with snow storms in May. Now if it would just stop raining for more than 2 hours, I'd go outside and rake up all the muck under my trees. I can't wait to start muckraking. Hardy har har.

This will be the first spring at our house with grass in the backyard. Our backyard is small, but it's got lots of fabulous, big trees around the fenceline. Unfortunately, the acidic pine needles plus all that shade meant it wasn't the easiest place for grass to survive. Last spring it was a big mud patch, and coupled with our new mud-loving puppy... well, I wasn't the happiest of campers.

We made the tough decision to remove a tree that was toward the middle of the yard and shading everything out (I'm a big fan of trees... it was a sad day in my little world). We had the sprinklers worked on, added topsoil, and put in some sod.

And by we, I mean the handiest of hubbies.

I can't wait to get my hands dirty again this year... I always have a giant list of things I would love to accomplish both inside and outside the walls of my house. I'm not a particularly gifted gardener, but I'm not completely unfortunate either.

I'm interested in finding out... does your love of decorating and house-y things spill over into your outdoor living spaces and gardens?


  1. I am soooo happy that spring is springing as well!! We have a lot to do this year (as I say every year!) We have a tree that needs to come down on the front lawn and though I am sad to see it go, I'm excited to see what new landscape possibilities there are!

  2. As best I know how it does! When I first moved into my little home, I spent most the summer outdoors, planting and making an outdoor room of my front porch!

  3. I'm a little sad to see the snow melting (earlier this week, I still had three plus feet on my yard -- so it's gonna be messy for a while!), but not having to dress the kids in full snow gear when we go out is a nice treat.

  4. Once the warm weather arrives, I could spend all my free time outside in the garden. I absolutely love pretty flowers and seeing what I can grow. Can't wait for it to get here.

  5. You're a mad woman and Mike is not a slave. ;)

  6. Mike is not a slave, haha! In my defense we hired the sprinkler work out, had a nephew help with the topsoil and I DID get my hands dirty for the last half of the sod laying. Sod is heavy, y'all. ;)


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