Sometimes, the grass is NOT greener on the other side.
When we bought our home, we had the option of having the builder put in sod on our backyard or leaving it for us to do it ourselves. We decided that we didn’t want to pay interest on sod and pay labor, so we did it ourselves.
The worst two days of our lives. (Nick says at least it was good exercise.)
But today I looked out of our bedroom window and, wow, big difference. Our neighbor had their sod put in by the builder. Theirs aren’t as green as ours. Not even close.
Yes, our grass (bermuda) is dormant through winter but it’s getting warmer around here so it would make sense for the grass to become a bit green by now. I can’t believe the difference. Our front lawn is not as green – but then again, it was laid by the builder (no choice on our part).
We dug out SO MANY ROCKS (we actually STILL have some of the rocks – I have no idea how we’re going to get rid of them) that I really doubt that the builder bothered with getting rid of all the huge rocks under ground. Maybe that made a big difference?
Our biggest goal this summer is to keep our grass stay green, free of weeds, and mowed regularly. We epically failed last year.
Yes, there’s some weeds out there in our backyard. We’re on it. But IT WON’T STOP RAINING what feels like every other day. Did we accidentally move to Seattle?