We decided to build two raised beds in the back yard and cut a garden in the front yard.
So that day we went and bought the wood for the raised beds and the various plants we would need. We also ordered 5 yards of triple-mix, a maple tree and a cedar tree to be delivered on Friday.
Tomato & peppers plants
Our Deborah MapleSide garden filled in - we'll plant hostas here later
While I was raking the dirt in this area, I smelled gas.
That's a gas meter smack in the middle there.
We called the gas company and all of us (dogs included) sat out
back to await the gas guy. When he showed up after about
20 mins, he used an instrument to check for a leak,
which he found, tightened a fitting and left - took all of 5 minutes.
DH planted the red flower bushes in the corner of the yard -
coincidentally, the flowers growing through the fence from our
neighbour's yard are the same plant.
This is what they will look like when in full bloom - we had to stop
and take a photo of some we were driving by, so that we knew what to buy.
Although DH hauled all the dirt to the back yard, I helped rake and fill the beds, dig out sod and plant. Friday night I could barely move, my back and feet hurt so much.
The weather was actually quite nice, warm without being hot and there was usually a nice breeze as well.
We still have to plant the tree, but that will wait until next weekend. And the side garden will get hostas once my friend splits a few of her hostas up. We also have a large amount of soil in the backyard that has to be spread to level an area that used to hold a pool. That too will wait till next weekend.
It was a lot of work, but the results look good. Now we just have to remember to water each day :)