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
-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!