This afternoon I finally finished raking and bagging up the leaves that covered my front lawn. Well, actually I could rake another ten or twenty more bags of these dried-up creations of nature if I wanted to scour underneath all the trees in my front yard and really dig into the masses of leaves huddled there, but I don’t want to, at least not today.
I’ve worked my butt off in my yard this past week, and my muscles can attest to that fact. Apparently they aren’t used to pulling and hauling and picking up bag after bag of leaves and carting the bags to the curb.
Not only did I bag leaves this week but I used my handy-dandy ‘loppers’ to cut branches off trees and place them in piles to tie up with cord for the garbage collection–or at least I used the loppers to cut and trim branches–until I broke them! Now they sit in my garage, waiting to see if my son can find a nut and bolt to fix them–if not, I’ll have to buy a new pair to use to trim branches off trees–after all, a Canadian woman can’t be without a good set of loppers, can she?
Now I have bags and bags of leaves ready to be picked up this week during our ‘big-garbage-pick-up-day’, and I have stacks of evergreen branches and dead-tree branches ready to be tied up with heavy cord and placed beside the bags of leaves.
My yard does look better than it did–it still isn’t green, mind you–it’s several shades of brown because of the lack of grass on my lawn, but at least it’s better than the leaf-filled yard it was until this week.
Next, I’m planning to call a local lawn-maintenance/landscape company this week to get an estimate on having enough topsoil delivered to cover all the brown areas of my lawn (okay–my ENTIRE lawn), and then have my lawn hydroseeded!
But before that happens–it is ‘big-garbage-pick-up-day’ this week, so today my son and his girlfriend and I worked in my garage and I can’t believe the amount of ‘excess stuff’ we dug out of there and carried to the curb! I am very pleased with what we accomplished this afternoon and actually feel that I may one day become a ‘master of my own garage’ again!
For now, I celebrate the excess ‘junk’ stuff we managed to get rid of, and to show you what I mean, I took photos after we finished. The first photo shows my neighbors ‘stuff’ and the following photo shows my ‘stuff’! Quite a difference, don’t you think?
One last look at a few of the bags of leaves from my front yard…I still have to tackle my side lawns and back lawn and have no idea if I’ll ever get finished!!!
My poor ‘brown’ front lawn…stay tuned in case it ever turns green!
Have you had your spring ‘big garbage collection day’ yet? What did you put out?