Thursday, April 28, 2011
“Staying out ahead” is the phrase of the week.
My hands have raw, broken blisters from hand- raking and de-mossing the lawn during the last few days. (They remind me of my youthful gymnast days after uneven parallel bar workouts!) Our Northwest extra wet winter along with two years of neglect left me a problem lawn. Last year and the end of the previous year, I left the yard to dry out (brown lawns are known as “just sleeping” around here) to save water, money and maintenance. Now, patches of dirt and thatch dot the lawn. Last year I envisioned and was given a bid to tear out the front half of the lawn for a low maintenance rock and heather landscape. That would solve the problems associated with the required drainage culvert. That would give us a unique appearance in the row of our neighborhood development houses.