Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Grass is Greener...

...on our side of the fence, at least this week.

A couple of years ago we started to let our backyard go. It all started with severe watering restrictions. I recall a July when no outdoor watering was allowed in our district. When we were allowed to water again, enough of it had died that we just gave up the fight. Then we were given a trampoline which has proven to be such a blessing for our kids in our small backyard, but surely didn't add anything to the aesthetic.


But this past fall we decided to reclaim the area with the first step being an automatic sprinkler system installed by my handy father-in-law and youthful husband. This spring we applied some effort and moolah to the situation with new sod, fresh mulch, moving the trampoline and playhouse and one garden bed, removing another garden bed and trashing all the yard clutter that happens so easily with young kids. And now it looks like this.

loving the lilacs we planted our first summer here!

We're really looking forward to enjoying time at home this summer!


Melissa S. said...

Looks beautiful! Good job!

Sylvia Little said...

Your yard looks great Rachel! Our kids love the trampoline too. Hopefully you won't have the same water restrictions like you had last year.

Kathy said...

Rachel! So good to hear from you. So glad you delurked! ;o)

Wow. What a great job! It looks wonderful.

So glad to you were able to learn a piece of their story. We had a great time.

Blessings to you and your family!