The Yard Bard

By making that title rhyme, I’m kinda like a bard. But the reason I wrote it was to devote this post to Aaron, who has been turning the backyard of the new house into pure poetry, one little bit at a time.

The backyard looked like this:

And this:

With one of these:

And LOTS of this:

Have you ever SEEN this stuff??? I’ve had to deal with it in previous yards and it’s a big ole hot mess.  This weed will grow over every square inch of grass and pulling up one spot means it will all come up together. It’s like….hair. Creeping hair.

So Aaron the Yard Bard (promise that’s the last time I’ll call him that) rolled up his sleeves and got to work.

Lula was tied to a tree. And yes, she was howling pathetically in this photo:

The front yard wasn’t much better.

Then I went to St. Louis for the weekend. And when I came home, Aaron had done MEGA clean-up!

It is DEFINITELY a work in progress. But this is a refreshing first step! Landscaping (and possibly a patio!) will follow.

So everyone give Aaron a big round of applause for being awesome.



5 Responses to “The Yard Bard”

  1. 1 Neighbor Michelle April 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Wow! Already an awesome improvement in so little time! I am sad you’ll soon no longer be my neighbor, but I am so excited for you and Aaron and this new home. I can’t wait to see more pictures! Especially the transformation from all the gray interior paint…

    • 2 rosemaryonthetv April 6, 2011 at 3:05 pm

      Eek! I taped the ceilings off last night and I’ll start painting tonight! Aaron’s out of town, so I’m on my own for this one. It will surely be a huge mess.

  2. 3 nicole b. April 6, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Wow! That’s quite impressive! Did he sod the front? (obviously I know nothing about yards/landscaping; we haven’t done a thing to ours. In three years.)Details? Please and thanks. xo.

    • 4 rosemaryonthetv April 6, 2011 at 3:07 pm

      He didn’t sod. The first photo was taken the day we looked at the house, which was right after our last snow. The main difference in the two photos is that spring has greened the grass a bit, plus it was originally covered in dead leaves. He also dug out nearly everything from the flower bushes and we’ll plant all new stuff there. There’s a single rose bush with three yellow roses and an azalea that doesn’t seem to be blooming, so we’ll probably chuck it.

  3. 5 Jillian April 6, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Gooooooooo, Aaron!

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