Sunday, May 19, 2019

what we achieved on Saturday............

Between our house and next doors is this.  Although we have a gate on this side as well, we tend to use the other side to get into the back garden. 

 Not sure what the folk before us were trying to achieve, as there were no clear edges and it was full of weeds.
 There were a number of hostas and some other plants, which we dug up and transplanted into other parts of the garden.
 The weeds are just crazy in all the gardens and the grass.
 They left a composter, I need to sort that out as well.  The window to the left of the photo is the spare bedroom window.
We have full basements in Canada and ours is fully finished.  The window here is for our laundry room. 
 This is the after photo.  The sod is looking worse for the wear.
 I top dressed it with soil and grass seed, so as long as we keep it watered, it should be lovely and green in a couple of weeks.  Already it looks a hundred times better.
We had to take a trip to the dump.  It was hazardous waste drop off as well as it being a bank holiday/long weekend, we knew it would be busy.

When we got there we were at the 30 minute wait time, but in no time we were at the 15 minute time.  See the truck in front of us?

We were soon at the entrance.  Again see the truck......sort of figured that truck was going to be dumped, as it was a rust bucket.  Saw it on the way out in front of us, so it must be road worthy.........didn't look like it though.
We had 110 lbs of yard waste from digging up the side of the house, and it cost us nothing to dump it.  All in all a productive day.  Today will be as busy for us with more jobs being done outside in the garden.


angela said...

It’s going to look so lovely when it grows nice and green
I need to do a clean up but being as it’s cold and miserable out there it might have to wait until the spring
Although the roses do need pruning lol

Patio Postcards said...

That was a lot of work clearing & laying sod. I've heard we are to get more rain this long weekend so that should help your new sod. We also have a centre close by where we can take yard waste for free, although not dirt or sod. It makes you wonder who is checking the safety of that truck that was driving in front of you. Hopefully today can be a day of rest & sewing for you :)

Evelyn said...

it looks alot better! looks like a truck my son would drive

50 and counting said...

Those old trucks were built to last. One son just donated an 89 Ford to the Kidney Car charity. It hard started burning oil. It was also five years older than my son

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Lots of hard work but isn't it nice to check something off the to do list at home? I got out in my garage the other day and cleaned it up, something that had been on my list for a while. I feel a sense of accomplishment every time I go out there.

Karen said...

Does Barrie compost yard waste? Laurentian Valley, where I live, does. They in turn sell the compost. It sells out fast!

William Kendall said...

That was quite a job to get done.

Unknown said...

Was that all yard waste? Here in Orillia they charge for everything other then leaves and compost. No sticks unless you cut them in tiny pieces. Not sure if you want to say, but are you in Barrie or in the surrounding area? Your place is starting to look really nice.

Maggie said...

You've done a great job tidying that area up, it's hard work gardening but so worth it to have everything looking neat and tidy.
We have a green bin collection every other week so can get rid of most of our garden waste like that, before we started having that collection I used to hate going to the tip, especially when it's so busy in the summer months.