The House - The Front Yard
By the middle of 2002, I was getting a real hankering to
start working on my studio, but before I did that I decided to
re-landscape the front yard (the backyard will be a major project in
it’s own right). So, with another week off of work, I set about to rework the
front yard. To start with, here’s a picture of the Yard at the beginning:
The goal was to remove 2 inches of the current yard, bring in
some good topsoil, roto-till it all, lay down new sod, and create a
small planter area in the center of the yard. It doesn’t seem like
it would be a lot of work, but you have to understand that the soil in
San Diego is mostly rocks and clay. I started out thinking I’d do it all by
myself, but after about 1 day of trying to remove the dirt, I hired some
guys to help with that part of the process. After they removed the old grass,
I brought in the topsoil (in my little Nissan pickup truck), and
I roto-tilled it for a good 2 days. BOY WAS I SORE!
After laying it off with a roller I was
finally ready to lay the sod.
Above are some pictures of me laying the new sod.
It was backbreaking work but the finished
front yard is quite a bit nicer now (this is a current photo
and the grass is a little brown from winter, but it really
is quite a bit nicer):
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