Here's how it went down...
We started with the Walnut tree in our front yard. It's a very large tree that stands prominently to the side of our house. Since we have large rocks scattered all throughout the yard (in a flower bed here, behind the shed there... they're sort of all over the place), my husband came up with the brilliant idea of collecting all the rocks and building a dry stack rock wall around the Walnut tree. I thought "This is a great idea!" and at 4pm on a Sunday afternoon, we started working...
What's a "dry stack wall", you ask? It's basically a rock wall without any mortar. Stacked rock. Dry, please.
Simple as that.
At this stage in the game, it was after 8pm and the street lights came on.
I think our neighbors thought we were crazy-- we stacked rock until it was dark!
I must tell you...
And, this is what that tree looks like today!
Let's take another look, shall we?
(up close and personal with the dry stack)
Doesn't it look great? We're so psyched about it.
Plus, it makes for a much better view when enjoying the front porch.
Do you guys remember what this yard looked like last year???
This is a wide shot from today:
Such a difference.
Can we talk about grass seed for a sec? We tried both Scott's aaaaand Pennington's. At about $50.00 a bag, you don't want to buy the wrong seed... so, if I can help you out? Pennington's is better. And they are not paying me to say that. For our yard, it was just better.
Hope that helps all you homeowners out there who have a difficult lawn.