After our tree trimming and general clean up of the yard it was time to focus on the lawn. As I mentioned in the tree trimming post our lawn was bare and brown and the only green was the green from the spiky crabgrass and weeds growing there. Here’s a picture to remind you of what it looked before.

When it came to deciding on whether to get a new lawn or to just add grass seed, fertilizer, water and wait, the husband and I could not agree. While I wanted to do it by myself, he insisted that we get a landscaper to lay the new lawn even if it meant that it would cost more that way.  He won, by saying that the kids could have a new lawn by the end of the week instead of having to wait 3 or 4 weeks.

So we went from

to this,

to finally this,

and this, all in one day.

The kids have been enjoying their new lawn ever since. The play out in the lawn then move to the deck and splash around in the kiddie pool before heading for their bath and dinner.

We also added some mulch  to the veggie patch and planted some tomatoes, various colors of peppers, eggplant, zucchini and beans.  THis picture was taken before we planted them.

and the white stuff that you see are the flowers from the tree next to the kitchen window. I am using it as free  and organic fertilizer for the veggie patch.

Here are some more pictures of our new lawn.

Please forgive the lone flip flop and the broom in the next picture. They were left behind when the dad came home early and the kids ran to greet him.

BTW, did you guys notice that our deck needs a new paint job.

While I was researching on ways to clean and re paint a deck, I found out that we need to re-seal it first. Does any one know whats the best time to do this, i.e. before spring, before summer, during fall? Would really appreciate suggestions and tips on how to do this.

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