So where I last left off with our very basic first landscaping project, the landscaper was set to come out and spray the weeds from tree line to tree line in front and back and from property line to property line from side to side. It took an extra day to get that done, but it all was sprayed on a Friday afternoon.
The spray had to sit for 7 days before it can be replanted so the following Friday we heard from the landscaper who said he would be here on the following Monday to start the rest of the process and that the utility lines were set to be marked although he didn’t know if that would be done on Friday or on Monday.
Over the weekend I took these pictures of the effectiveness of the spray. It did really well on tall grasses/weeds and regular grass that had overgrown and did fairly well on crabgrass. What it didn’t do as well on was the clover, so anywhere in these pictures where it is green is basically all clover. The spray that was used was not a heavy chemical spray so I am not surprised that all weeds do not react to it, but overall it did a good job.
So yesterday, Monday, the landscapers were out in the afternoon cutting down the killed weeds and starting on the grading. They also dug out the area for our future sidewalk and filled it in as a gravel path. We have the area where water sits as a low spot that he also filled in a bit and started digging out our future dry creek bed a little more where it got filled in during the build because the drywall deliverers didn’t want to traverse it. Here’s some pictures from day 1.
So that concludes our first day of real change. Day 2 is looking like it will simply be tilling up the ground and I may have a few pictures to share after that but probably nothing all that dramatic. We’re glad though that getting grass is finally on the horizon. We have plans to do more work ourselves over the fall, but this major bit it simply too big for us to tackle on our own.Thanks for reading!