Saturday, September 08, 2007

The Grass Is Greener Here, Darn It!

After many years of saying that we'd fix our back yard, we finally hired someone to do it.

A team of six arrived, tore up the poor struggling remains of a lawn, filled in the hole where we'd removed a giant tree stump, leveled the ground, and installed new sprinklers. At the end of one day, they left a perfect patch of dirt.

The next morning, the crew rolled out sod in tidy and perfect rows. They look like minty turf Hostess Ho Hos.

And now, we have a beautiful lawn! Just in time to sell the house, if we manage to find a new one.


Kimberly said...

You should have your realtor use that as the headline for your online listing!

They do look like Ho Hos!

Suzanne said...

Sod is so cool! I still find it hard to imagine that you can buy a lawn in neat little rolls. Your new lawn looks lovely.

Karianna said...

Oh, how I love rolled sod. It DOES make one happy!

Alex Elliot said...

Can they come do my lawn?

Mamacita Tina said...

We had sod installed in our backyard last fall, love it! So fun to watch how in one day you can instantly have a lawn.

I'm sure it will appeal to potential buyers should you decide to sell.

Mary Tsao said...

Sod sells! And in the meantime, you can get a cheap thrill (although cheap is probably the wrong word) every time you look out the window.

I heart my sod.

Lady M said...

And now I want to eat Hostess Ho Hos. Although SwingDaddy points out that I want the platonic ideal of a Ho Ho. They don't taste all that great in real life.