Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Watching Grass Grow

I have a little strip of grass weeds in our front yard. When we first purchased our house, this strip had an impressive bed of thistles that had grown and multiplied for years and stood about 4' tall. I pulled. I sprayed. We pulled some more. I finally eradicated most of the thistle... and all but a few tufts of grass. Much of the dirt was washed away.

I shoveled two cubic yards of fill into the area and raked it smooth, planted some grass seed and spread straw to help keep it damp. The straw may also have discouraged pigeons and magpies.


I watered.

I watched.


Will you look at that?
There is a blush of green showing,
where before there was only dirt.
I have the beginnings of a front lawn!

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