Wednesday, July 02, 2008


Yard Clean Up

We were inspired by the yard clean up at Angelo's house in Fina Sisu to do some yard work at our house. Angelo had xeroscaped the front yard several years ago when a tenant was living here, and so our yard doesn't look anything like our neighbors' yards. The goal of xeroscaping is to introduce plants in your landscaping that don't require a lot of water, which has been an issue in Florida for the past 8 years or so as we have been in a drought. I prefer the look of our yard, as it attracts a lot of butterflies, birds and squirrels. our back yard is completely untamed, with scrub trees and wild bushes. The dogs love it. Most people in this area use a lot of St. Augustine grass which requires a lot of water and fertilizer to keep it looking good. I prefer the natural look with as little chemicals as possible.

Jim went out this morning and bought a lawn mover and Kevin and I cut the grass. It looks pretty good. I'll go out later today and get some grass seed to fill in the bare spots. We have been having torrential thunderstorms every afternoon, so it's a good time for planting grass seed.

Catie has been sleeping for 14 hours... Kevin and I are pretty much back on track today.


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