Friday, May 27, 2016

The Grass is Greener

This blog runs the risk of turning into a weather report at the rate we're going but DC continues to tally a record number of days of rain. wasn't the best timing to try to landscape our front yard!  Nevertheless, we've made some good, if rather soggy, progress recently and the recent sunshine is helping a great deal.  We graded the yard, installed a sprinkler system, and put sod in.  Installing sod continues to be one of my favorite projects because it's such an instant improvement.  We still have a lot of work to do, including finishing planting some additional trees, grasses, and flowers, and cutting in and mulching the flower beds, so it certainly isn't done yet but it already looks so much better!  So, without further ado, the pictures...

Getting started - grading with the bobcat

Pallets of sod lurking in the corner, awaiting installation
Adding water lines for the sprinklers

And more lines

Including two main lines for the two zones

Building a base for the sprinkler system in the basement
Plumbing fun

And more
Now we're up and running!
Outdoors again - sod in!  Still need to cut in the mulch beds and add mulch but this is starting to look a lot better!

Now if only the rain would stop and the sun would come out, we could get these remaining trees/shrubs planted...

From the other side

And corner of the lot

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