Yard Work

June 3rd, 2008

The yard has been accumulating weeds and trash…I thought that by doing nothing at all to the yard some magical native plants would grow and make things beautiful. No such luck.

We chopped all the weeds down. ALL OF THEM. Everywhere. Stupid bastard weeds.
I hope the summer desert heat destroys everything in sight so we can start over in the fall. The exterior of the house is upsetting. Its going to take SO much money and work to get it halfway decent, and I hate gardening.

The front yard. Actually looking a hell of a lot better than it did a few days ago – the weeds were (embarrassingly) about chest high for about a month. Then theres that planter box. YIKES is about all I can say.

This is the side yard…with some nice rods holding up the fence. Just imagine a little patio with a fire pit…I know its hard. Then there is what used to be the “dog run”. This is a weird spot behind the garage and next to the fence. We pulled out all wood, trash, dog hair and crap and used the old rods to hold up the fence. Ghetto.

The backyard. Well…it needs some work. I’m not really sure what to do with it.

The stupid driveway. Looking like something out of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. NICE fence!

I hate the exterior and see no hope. Its HUGE and barren and we live in a desert climate. Unless I win the lottery (which maybe I need to start playing) or a chunk of cash in Vegas this weekend (happy b-day to me!) I think its going to look like this for awhile. Someone please recommend my house to a landscaping show…were I don’t have to pay…and I can be a bit of a control freak…and they won’t show my fat butt on TV…

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  1. Anonymous on 06/12/2008:

    maybe start a cool pebble and rock collection for your garden.. Maybe you could paint some rocks with flowers or faux catus to inspire the real thing… I think pomegranite trees might grow in the desert climate.. save some seeds.. my husband dugs holes inbetween the orginal fence post and cemented new strong beams and attached the old fence to those with upper beams.. only cost 100$ and saved the old fence and was just as strong.. just an idea..

  2. Jessica on 06/13/2008:

    You may want to do a cactus garden. They are cheap, drought resistant and come in some beautiful colors. Plus they only need to be watered when you remember to do so every once in a while.

    Also a vegetable garden could be nice and helps you save some $ at the grocery store.

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