Monday, October 7, 2013

Backyard Gardening Part 1

Newly planted grasses around a plum tree
On Saturday we helped our friend Ed rid his front lawn of huge grasses that his former neighbor planted years ago, and that had become overgrown. Ed didn't want the grasses, so we took them to plant in our backyard where no regular grass will grow. It was a very hot day, with temperatures near 87F (Heat index near 88F) and bright, scorching sunshine.
    We split up the two giant groups of grasses into 6 different parts and dug 6 holes. We found roots to an old maple tree in half the holes we dug, which always makes it a challenge, but fortunately, they were quite rotted.
    The backyard is Tom's domain, and he's done an incredible job with it- planning what plants need to go where, and landscaping. We have a fountain, a small bird bath, a couple of bird feeders, and a new fountain of a boy and his dog. 
Rob supervising Tom!


TOO DOGGONE HOT!
   As for our dogs, they stayed outside with us for about 30 minutes, and although they sat in the shade, they were hot and wanted inside where it was cool.
Tyler always has a smile!
 



The finished product!









NEXT: A LOOK AT SOME OF THE GARDEN BEDS






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