Aside from looking pretty lame it annoys the crap out of me every time I have to mow it. So it's out; mulch, tumbleweed and some desert grass are on their way in.
You can see my initial test with and edging spade. After an hour of that it was clear some gas powered 2-stroke engines would be required.
About 10 hours later after a lawn mower, rototiller, an edging spade and a mouth full of dust…
Compost, mulch and some soil layers will be added next.
The Pathfinder comes through with 2 yards of soil.
Next was some tree research as the city claimed they would provide us trees if we designated what we would like.
After much deliberation at a nearby park which displayed all the available trees the city had to offer the decision was made.
6 months later the city delivered on their promise. Soon after we also had 5 yards of mulch delivered.
Unfortunately I was recovering from a herniated disc so it was all Michelle.
But the results turned out fantastic with comments of lawn envy from neighbors. The best complement we never expected.
April 28, 2014
We also replaced the horrible looking shrub on the corner with a nice Japanese Maple and small grasses.