Monday, October 25, 2010

New Grass

Back in the Summer we did a Curb Appeal Wish List. One of those things was actually our Shaggy Lawn, that was infested with weeds. Trying to de-weed our lawn was pointless. It was 90% weed, 10% grass. (That may even be generous giving it the 10%). Getting our lawn redone was out of the budget. Although it irritated us so (and likely all of our neighbours) we just couldn't do it. But, rewind to the end of the summer and we discovered that a portion of our front lawn was going to be torn up because of Gas Lines being replaced in our neighbourhood.

lawn1
(The start to the demo of our front)

The city subcontracted out the landscaping (to fix what they damaged) to a landscaping company. The city regrasses the part that they tore up with new beautiful sod. Yippee! 1/2 our lawn was going to be awesome. ;) !

We asked if they would tear up the rest of our lawn so that the whole front looked consistent. They said no, and admitted that they got that question a lot. Fair enough. But a few weeks ago, asked again, and said if *we* removed the old grass ourselves, would they regrass that part that we removed, if we paid for the new grass? They said yes!

And so, for $100 the landscaping company sodded the whole lawn so it was consistent. So the city paid for the part they tore up, and we paid for the rest.

So it went from....

grass2

To...

lawn2

It's awesome. It's green. It's weed free. (Except for the patch of grass on the VERY right hand side of the photo, which will be removed NEXT spring (when we do a new walkway).

We're quite excited to do a walkway next spring, getting rid of the random patio stones that they used (love the alternating colours, don't you?) What we're trying to figure out is if we hire out, of if doing the walkway is a DIY....

9 comments :

Maggie @ Okay, now what? said...

Way to work the system! Good score

J'Anns Boutique said...

Bargaining with the city...your good *laughs*. Looks great!

http://jannsboutique.blogspot.com/

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Pays to ask .... much better to look consistent.

Hello! said...

Of course it's a DIY, lol! Do your research and save your money. Check out my blog; we did the patio ourselves and it looks great!

Sue @ Beach Bungalow
xo

Mrs. Chic said...

yay! I know sod its the best thing ever! :) Oh pretty paves would look so good for your walkway - might be a great diy proejct!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

We just did our rainforest of a backyard last year with sod and it was one of the happiest days of my life- seeing all that glorious weed free turf of a lawn- good times! Just new to your blog and really enjoying it:)

SweDaisy said...

I love how something so simple can change the look of a "space". I didn't get a chance to chat with you at the S&C show. Hopefully we can meet the the Designer Meet Up. I wanted to let you know that your desk inspired my best friend to tackle making a desk for her office. Hopefully I will be able to get some pictures and post them.

Take care,
Lisa

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

looks great!

Marie said...

I've been following you on twitter but I finally took some time to read your blog. I'm so happy I did! We have just moved into our first house a month ago, and my boyfriend and his dad are redoing our basement. I love what you did with yours (the floor is gorgeous - we have been debating so much about which to choose. I want yours!). Fabulous job with your bedroom! Love it, I'm so motivated now :)

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