Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Home Project: Spring Yard Fix-up!

Sod being trucked in!
We've been struggling for years to make grass grow in the backyard. Recently we had to have a huge, old pine tree taken down because it was rotting. We just had the stump removed and the backyard filled with good soil, thanks to our friend Shayne Ryan of Taproots Lawn and Garden. He did an amazing job. The dark, rich soil he brought in was also laden with manure, so when the dogs came inside, they had to have "foot baths"!
 - Shayne suggested that the best way to overcome the grass problem was laying sod- strips of healthy grass, on top of the newly laid rich soil, so we agreed. He had it trucked in, and carefully laid it out in the backyard. It looks great and we're watering it diligently. Here's hoping for a green backyard!

The line of new sod and the former grass-less lawn.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next