For the last couple of weekends we've been busy (and by we I mean mostly Bret) prepping the yard for grass.
It's a process!
My brother who knows how to do sprinklers came down from Utah and helped do the sprinklers with Bret 2 weekends ago.
Measuring, menfolk thinking, multiple Home Depot trips, cutting, gluing/sealing, trenching and testing happened that weekend.A few before pics of the back yard. We are putting grass on one side and the whole back portion, however, leaving one side of the yard/side of the house open for gravel and raised garden boxes.Bret doesn't care how I landscape it as long as I keep his "perfect spot" clear of anything but grass. He keeps pointing out his perfect spot and how awesome it will be to have a wall for the kids (and us) to kick the soccer ball against.
We are a bit obsessed with soccer at our house.
I would really like any suggestions as to what sort of grasses to put along the slope at the back of the yard. I was thinking long wild grasses endemic to this area and succulents. I'd really like a succulent wall along the back wall as well.
What do you think?This weekend we (again by we I mean mostly Bret and some other guys)will be laying about 4000 square feet of sod! My contribution will be cheering the men on and finding some serrated knives at the local thrift store to cut the sod with.
I can't wait to finally have a back yard to send the kids out to play in! I can see many camp outs, parties, and memories happening out back.
Finished yard pictures forthcoming.