A different blog post today but something I wanted to share with you.
The VT (Victorian Terrace) has had a garden makeover!
My garden is small but amazingly it still takes a lot of gardening time.
Over the last 10 years or so I've re-turfed the lawn a couple of times but it never looked good,
certain areas always refused to grow and it was never going to look bowling green standard!
My eldest son Mitchell hit upon the idea of artificial lawn - after some research we discovered
it is pet friendly, weather resistant and permanently green!
I was able to buy an off-cut to fit my garden and taking on the job ourselves meant it
would be economical too.
So the task began...
Mitchell lifting the old lawn.
As you can see it wasn't a great lawn!
Very exhausting for Bella!
More than half way lifting the old lawn.
Ikea bags - so useful for gardening!
A wooden frame was needed (thank you Dad!)
Levelling the soil - again big thanks to my Dad who stepped in to help.
'Stepped in' is what we all had to do at this point - trampling the ground to make it firm.
For ages we waddled around like penguins - I'm sure it gave the neighbours a giggle.
13 bags of sand later....
and plenty of paw prints!
The artificial lawn at last ...it is like fitting a carpet.
Finished - much greener and nicer!
I'm thrilled with the end result.
So grateful to my family.
Mitchell worked so hard, he said he wanted to make things easier for me over the Summer.
(I think he really meant he didn't want to end up mowing the lawn each week!)
So - not craft related today but I will be back soon with some projects.
Take care friends.