All summer we have been sporting a Laura Ashley color combo courtesy of the wild grasses and poke salad. Green and purple is nice, but Laura Ashley is so last century. We needed an update.
So, Gary tweaked the grading in the back, and the guys from Habersham Gardens raked the back yard smooth.
Then we were ready for the guy from
As the morning sun streamed through the trees,
the hydroseeder guy sprayed a combination of grass seed, water, and
green tinted recycled newspaper pulp.
It made things instantly green.
Then he cleaned out the sprayer and filled it back up with wildflower seeds.
The whole bank in the back beyond the yard and the septic drain field got hydroseeded with a wildflower mix.
Within a week, we had grass coming up in the back yard,
and wildflower seedlings beyond:
Then, in case that wasn’t exciting enough, the guys from Habersham Gardens came back out and set up a playground for trees:
They slid them down the hill,
wrestled them up the bank,
and set them upright.
Before long we had a forest on the bank. It won’t take long for those trees to grow together and create a lush privacy screen.
If that weren’t enough work, the guys got right back to it, digging holes for more trees.
They brought them from the street with the cutest little bobcat (I covet that bobcat).
They placed them behind the wall,
and soon had another forest to echo the one above.
Meanwhile, the grass in the back has become so lush, that a certain 13 year old couldn’t resist rolling, frolicking and cartwheeling in it.
And petting it. It is so soft it inspired her to drop to her knees and pet it.
We are definitely getting greener every day! But stay tuned…
more is on the way!