Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Goodbye Sod and Filbert Tree!

I had been asking my dad if he could bring his excavator over to remove some lawn for a fire pit area and he told me he would get back to me. Well, last Saturday I get the call that he's coming over and I am thinking Oh Crap I am so not ready. Christopher was a little irked at me for not having a plan, but I did have a plan...remove as much grass as my dad could possibly do!

We started with the fire pit area which we were definitely sure of.

and then I was like do you think you could remove a large bush and Filbert tree. My dad was hesitant because it was so close to the house, but I encouraged him saying why don't you try and see.

Oh my goodness, I can't even begin to tell you how elated I was for having this removed!

Back to the fire pit area, so he cleared that out and I said if you still have time you can remove lawn from the privacy screen up to the gate.
I worked like a dog raking it out as well as removing spots of grass that he couldn't reach. Seriously, I worked like a dog and felt every muscle in my body the next day. But here is what we have and I am jumping for joy not having to mow this area any more! Hello pavers and gravel!
Happy Day!


CLW said...

for the record, I was not irked! :)

Anne Michael-Smith said...

Awesome. That looks like a really good start. Way better than we're doing! And CLW didn't say a thing about it!