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August 08, 2004

lisa - 1, yard - 0. booyah!

Nice Yard yes, i have kicked the ass of my yard. well, i've kicked 90% of the ass of the front yard. mulch and everything. i filled my yard waste bin and about 5 or 6 of those paper yard waste bags.

a concentrated attack seems to suit me; however, the back yard will require several concentrated attacks. that's a bit of a puzzle.

however, i can now call the gutter guys, and hopefully i can also get them to power-wash certain things and wash the windows as well while they're at it. i couldn't call them until the rose bush was under control, because it grows up into one of the gutters.

Posted by lisa at August 08, 2004 05:14 PM | TrackBack

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yes, indeedy, there is something satisfying about getting medieval on an overgrown yard. altho in my case, it'll take an actual crusade (or professional help) to really get anywhere. but even the smallish dent i made this AM felt good. so, yeah... go you!!

Posted by: georg on August 8, 2004 10:48 PM

wow!

ray was wanting to get medieval on our yard today, too, but the mower is temporarily out of service. d'oh.

Posted by: christa on August 9, 2004 12:41 AM

We first moved into our new house last May:
http://homepage.mac.com/spmeister/PhotoAlbum10.html
At the foot of the driveway on either side, there was a mess of cedars, forsythia, azaleas and other shrubs. There was a third overgrown mess of similar mix around the green power pedestal at the northeast corner of the property (right along the sidewalk).

So one of our first projects was to yank all that stuff out. Lots of hard work! We ended up planting a pair of magnolia trees on either side of the driveway, and a bunch of tall grasses and flowers around the power pedestal. Looks much nicer.

Similarly our old house had a row of five 10 foot cedars along the sidewalk, and one of our first projects was removing them. It's so much fun cleaning up after other people's neglect :D

Posted by: Steve Meister on August 9, 2004 02:42 PM

We first moved into our new house last May:
http://homepage.mac.com/spmeister/PhotoAlbum10.html
At the foot of the driveway on either side, there was a mess of cedars, forsythia, azaleas and other shrubs. There was a third overgrown mess of similar mix around the green power pedestal at the northeast corner of the property (right along the sidewalk).

So one of our first projects was to yank all that stuff out. Lots of hard work! We ended up planting a pair of magnolia trees on either side of the driveway, and a bunch of tall grasses and flowers around the power pedestal. Looks much nicer.

Similarly our old house had a row of five 10 foot cedars along the sidewalk, and one of our first projects was removing them. It's so much fun cleaning up after other people's neglect :D

Posted by: Steve Meister on August 9, 2004 02:43 PM

of course, in my case, the neglect is all mine. when i moved into the place five years ago, it was the showplace of the block, the street even.

i scheduled the gutters to be cleaned today, and they're going to call me with a price on cleaning the awnings while they're there, which i'll most likely have them do unless the price is just outrageous. the awnings are all black and dirty.

hopefully i can get time to tidy up the back of the house before they come, since that'll make their job easier.

Posted by: lisa on August 9, 2004 03:39 PM

Sorry about the double post.

Anyway, at least you're cleaning it all up, rather than leaving it for the next owner ;)

Posted by: Steve Meister on August 9, 2004 03:47 PM

well, a) i hate that i let it become neglected, b) when i'm ready to sell this house, i want it to be good to go, for top dollar, c) my house is just so cute when the front is well cared for.

getting the awnings cleaned will help a whole lot as well. my house will be 90% less pathetic and sad overall!

Posted by: spacegrrl on August 9, 2004 07:16 PM

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