Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Our Grass Woes

I don't mean to brag but I have the cutest garden and flower beds.



Look at my sweet little wren.


The deck is darling.


My green house. Oh my!


I adore my garden ornaments.


I struggle with the perennials but they do put on a good show every now and then.


The grass has been a constant battle.
The grass looked great before we moved in 23 years ago.
It's looked terrible since then.

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There were several spots in the front and in the back that were completely dead.
I think it is where the roofers threw shingles off of the roof in November.


It all looked okay by the end of the fall.
I raked five times to make sure leaves weren't sitting on the grass.
I'm still bitter about it. (Kidding - not kidding.)
 Every year it feels like we are starting over.
Things looked very bleak at the start of the spring.


Our lawn guy moved to Houston so I put out an all call for a new one.



Don't be fooled by the green. That is not grass. It's weeds.

The great Crepe Myrtle Massacre.


We have a tendency to rock any area that has refused to grow grass.
If we add anymore stones, it will look like we live in the desert.
I wanted to re-sod again. This would be the 4th or 5th time.
The new lawn guy came to assess the atrocity.
He literally laughed at our back yard. We have hit a new low.
He recommended an aggressive treatment of something to treat a fungus and some weed and feed.
We had been doing all organic. Clearly it was not working so he has fired us from caring for our own lawn.
We cannot be trusted.


After a month, things are starting to regrow.
An area that was St. Augustine is coming in with Bermuda.


It's progress.


I will keep you updated on this riveting saga.
Do you have grass woes?
Katie