Where the Green(ish) Grass Grows- Week 1

Hello Everyone!

This week began my backyard learning project. I can already tell this will be a big project, but I’m hoping I can learn some valuable skills along the way. I am admittedly not a very handy person. While I do love the outdoors, I haven’t spent a lot of time learning any transferable skills in the yard-care department. But that is about to change!

My boyfriend and I purchased a house in September of 2018 that was a bit of a fixer upper. For the past year, we have largely focused our efforts on the interior of the house with some big transformations, but now that the weather is getting warmer, I figured it was time to start tackling the very neglected yard. There are some very big projects out there that span quite a large skill set, but I’m feeling optimistic so far.

This week I started with a walk through of the yard to consider some of the projects that I will hopefully be able to accomplish over the next few weeks. Some of these include:

-Prepping our deck and fence to be stained and sealed

-Fence repairs

-Trees and shrubs trimmed and pruned

-Building garden boxes, and maybe even planting some veggies

-Dealing with the weed problem and hopefully fixing our patchy grass

In the video below you can see how the first week went, and I even discovered a little surprise under our deck!

Some of the links I talked about in my week 1 video include this website about Suckers from trees, and this website helped me learn about Robin eggs and how they nest!

3 thoughts on “Where the Green(ish) Grass Grows- Week 1

  1. Annissa,
    What a great idea for your learning project and you have many areas that you can use internet sources to learn a bit more about! This project will be quite unique and hopefully you can take a lot out of it and keep that knowledge for the future! I am excited to follow along to see how it turns out!
    p.s. What a great find! Being able to watch baby birds hatch is a very cool experience so hopefully the momma bird keeps her babies going!

  2. Hey Annissa! What a great idea for your learning project as are completing a the required class work and also getting some work done that you would have needed/wanted to do anyways! I’m sure you are going to make some great progress over the next few weeks and I can’t wait to see how it turns out. Yay for home improvement projects!! There will definitely be tons of resources online to help you with every single step of your backyard projects. That is also so cool that you found the Robin eggs, and it is so handy to be able to quickly search online for what to do when we have surprises such as these. Love the backyard improvement idea and can’t wait to see what you can accomplish!

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