One year blogging anniversary and Gardening!

Hello Readers,

Today is my blog’s one year anniversary!   I honestly forgot all about it until WordPress sent a notification to my phone.  Thanks for reading and continuing to support my blog.  Happy Fourth of July!

Now on to today’s post.   Today, I gardened for the first time.   Yes, I cut the grass and pull the occasional pesky weed, but today, I actually gardened.  I’ve been wanting to refresh the front yard for a while and today was the perfect day to do it.  Sunny, but low humidity.

First, I measured the outside garden area and then made a list of everything that I needed.  I drove to Home Depot and then returned to get started.

I pulled up that desert dry mulch and found that the foolish woman that rented this house before I bought it used trash bags, yes trash bags, instead of weed block in the garden.  Those trash bags smelled rancid.  Then, I pulled up those ugly shrubs that she planted and cleaned up the general area.

Putting the weed block and spreading the soil was easy.    I still had to go back to the Home Depot for more soil because I wanted to make the flower bed higher.

I scraped the yard a bit and then put down some grass seed and turf builder.   That heat wave from last week destroyed my grass.

I only ran into two minor setbacks.  I saw a tiny snake and freaked out and hit with a shovel…repeatedly.   And then I found a small wasp nest in my water hose hanger.   I bleached the bastards and destroyed the nest.  I’m pretty sure my next door neighbor was wondering why I all of sudden was covered from head to toe.   I was destroying a nest and I wasn’t taking any chances that they might attack me.  Die, die, die, you little bastards.  I don’t like creepy crawlies.  I managed to do all of this without screaming like a banshee.  So I’m proud of me.

Before:

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After:

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. A Worried Student
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 21:51:14

    Congrats!

    Reply

  2. mutendc
    Jul 08, 2014 @ 19:07:40

    Beauteous!

    Reply

  3. Adam
    Aug 08, 2014 @ 13:58:58

    I was wondering where the pics were. Great job!

    Reply

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