Some of you sure know your tools!
Hers: a rented carpet cleaning machine (totally not a blog-worthy task)
His: a rented tiller to prep the yard for sod (woo-hoo!)
While I was inside taking care of the carpet, Nate prepped our yard for new sod (along with a new path and paver patio). Because of the lot that my home is on, I have a unique side yard with views of a greenbelt and tons of privacy. I really want to play up this feature for the future buyers so deciding to invest in the yard was a no-brainer.
If you stood back really far and squinted, the yard might not have looked all that bad, but it was 100% weeds in reality. Sod became the obvious solution once we did a little research on growing grass in our region, but to minimize the water usage necessary, we included a good amount of xeriscaping in our plan. Before:
Okay from far away:
Horrible close up:
The tilled yard:
Laying the sod:
Stay tuned for the upcoming pathway, patio, and flower bed projects!
PS I have to give props to Nate's problem solving skills. We had no clue how we were going to get the tiller out of the Home Depot truck (because I have the strength of a two-year-old), but he realized we could just back up the truck to a ledge of a nearby park and use it as a ramp. Clever!