Mini Forest Progress – Send me a hammock.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
On Saturday afternoon my brother and Dad came over to help tackle our little mini forest area in the backyard. We cleared the area, dug out plants, cut down vines, drank beer, found rusty old scissors and a teepee made of bamboo, dug out stumps, rototilled, trimmed trees, raked, planted grass, and laid down burlap and straw over the grass seed. It then rained the rest of the afternoon and night, we got done just in time. I can’t stop staring at the before and after pictures of this area. (& to think that when we moved in, you couldn’t even see that little green play shed!) It’s now just about perfect. We just need the grass to grow in. I’m thinking a hammock and some string lights hung back there would be perfection. Big thanks to my brother and my Dad for all of their help!
Earlier today I ended up transplanting two trees as well. I put an oak tree and a dogwood tree back behind the white arbor, but they are too little to see in any pictures. I did take a panorama shot of the backyard though with my phone. We still have quite a few patches of dead grass out there, but it’s really starting to look good. Much more under control and manageable.
We can always remember this day now too, thanks to our quirky new decoration in one of the mini forest trees. Reminds me of Edward Scissor-hands.