I have been stressing out over my front yard. It’s in pretty bad shape. You see when the family of the old lady I bought my house from moved her out, they backed a big-ass moving truck into the front yard and loaded out. Then a few weeks later I backed a big-ass moving truck into the front yard and moved in. This was all done in the fall when the ground was a bit squishy. The ground being soft would be a better way to describe it. I just wanted to use the word squishy and I’ve just done it twice.
Now my front yard is not that large. It’s about 15′ by 20′(4.572meters by 6.096 meters or 10 cubits by 13.334 cubits)
Needless to say there are some large divits in my front yard. See above pic of my neighbor literaly standing IN my yard. One gouge is about 2 foot deep. (60.96 cm or 1.33 cubits).
There are four distinct tire tracks across my front yard diagonally from the entrance to my driveway across the entire breathe of my front yard to my front door.
So I got the brilliant idea of roto-tilling my front yard and then raking it flat and re-seeding it. Great idea!! Well,it was except I forgot to take into account the fact that the grass was planted in 1951. Now, I’ve done this before and yes the last time I turned a yard into a garden I cut the sod off then roto-tilled. I have no idea why I thought I didn’t need to do it this time. The garden tiller I used took quite awhile just to dig through the sod much less turning the ground underneath. I spent two hours running this roto-tiller and gererally wrecking about a quarter of my yard. So all I was able to do was to make my yard worse than it was before I took on the task of improving it. When I finally accepted the fact that I was not going to fix my yard on Friday, needless to say I was not what one might consider to be, in a good mood. I continued to be in a bad mood so I went for a ride on my bike. It didn’t help. I went for a longer ride. It still didn’t help. I stopped at the Legion(my local) and had a pint(.4731 liters or 3.3307 gill). A friend came over to me and asked how my day was. Major league mistake! I tore into him. I vented on my stupidity, my wasting of time and the fact my yard is in worse condition than when I started. Then I came to my senses and realized that being pissed off wasn’t going to fix my lawn. I apologized for bending his ear as I did and went home to plan the next assault on my lawn.
So the plan is to have two or so yards of clean and screened top soil delivered so I can just fill in the canyons and valleys to make the lawn flat. Then I will add seed and root-tone with a nice layer of straw over it.
Now let’s not even get started on my back yard! Does anyone want to come over and remove five 50′(15.24meters or 33.34cubits) pine trees for me, for free?