Laying Sod…Sucks. A lot.

We spent our Memorial Day weekend…

Roto tilling the dirt…

Spreading 4 cubic yards of top soil…er, I mean manure…

Laying edging (Ben LOVED this job! HA!)…

Laying chicken wire (to deter gophers and digging dogs)…
Laying sod…Rolling it flat…

Laying out landscaping fabric and spreading bark mulch…building a gate in the side yard to keep the dogs contained….But worth it to have this out the back door…

We are tired. Very. Tired.

**HUGE THANK YOU to Ben, Jon, Mary Kay, and Brian for helping with this daunting task!**

(Sadly, our budget is spent so all those pretty flowers I had planned for the garden beds will have to wait…oh well, at least I can actually keep my kitchen floor clean now!!! YAY!!!)

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    wow! it looks great!!

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    that looks GREAT!!! isnt it the best?!?! we layed sod in both our front and back yards and it was so fun… instant gratification!! i didnt know about the chicken wire though!

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    Looks beautiful!! And I have to say I’m happy you will be able to keep your kitchen floor clean. That would drive me nuts!

    We’ve laid seed and sod, and I can’t decide which is better (of course, I didn’t do any of the work!). The sod of course was immediate gratification, but we have spots that went dead immediately (rectangular spots, so you kind of have to wonder). I guess we know who NOT to recommend when buying sod.

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    NOW I can send that word back to you!!!

    The yard looks awesome!!

    I’ll send you a pic of the microwave later–it’s being installed today!!

    Love you tons!! ;))

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    looks AWESOME! i love all the pics of everyone working hard, especially henry. :)

    seriously you guys have done a GREAT JOB!!!

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    I wish I had your drive! We still have a lot to paint and haven’t lifted a roller in over a year! You have a huge yard and it looks fantastic!

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    Oh WOW! It looks fabulous! So lush and green…I wanna go roll around in it :)
    I need to pick your brain about living in SM by the way. I know you mentioned doing a post eventually about SM getting a bad rap. I’m curious to read your thoughts…hubs and I are considering it more and more. Our money would go so much further there – but since I’m from the five cities…of course, I was raised with the whole “bad rap” thing in my head. I have no idea which areas are safe or family friendly – when you have time, I’d love to hear your thoughts!