Our yard is a hot. damn. mess.
When we first moved in it was really sweet, it had nice grass, a tree in the back, some weed issues but nothing to be flabbergasted about...
Then these guys came in. And stuff like this happened.
And then the drought came, and since we were new homeowners we didn't have a hose, and the hose faucet size was really weird so we had to buy adapters and....by the time we were able to try to save the yard...this happened.
Pardon Bridget's blurry face...but she is sitting in the exact same spot that Nate is standing in the picture above.
Here's where I go crawl under a table and sob in shame.
We do not have grass, but we have lovely piles of dirt.
We do not own a shovel, but there are holes in the yard.
We do not know how to take care of a lawn, but we're trying.
If we had a million dollars we'd just call the trugreen people and have them show the world how amazing their product is on our lawn (that sounds lovely, doesn't it?)
We were going to get fake grass, but we need to rip the deck down and move it so we don't want to do that until it's done. But we love the idea of fake grass (like SYNLawn who's beautiful grass samples are pictured) because of the no maintenance, and the fact that fleas can't live on a lawn that doesn't exist. Lemme tell ya, getting fleas off 3 dogs is a full time job (if you haven't, try Trifexis, it's their heart worm medicine but it has flea repellant in it so there is no oily topical treatments!)
So, since this several thousand dollar project got put on the back burner (stupid roof...) we are still stuck at the mud pile in the back yard.
If we had a million dollars, we'd hire a lawn service, move the deck, rip down the mudroom and have an awesome post for you about how all this stuff just magically appeared in the back yard.
Sadly, instead we are stuck doing this.
Last night we got a huge yard bag of dead plants, poop and weeds pulled (and I still can't feel my face from the allergens)
I think our attack plan for this year is to mulch under the tree in the back (yeah, we have a tree, just one. The things you learn reading our blog), create a step stone path around the perimeter of the yard (anything we plant will be killed because the dogs do their patrols around the fence line, notice where Teagan is in that picture) and to try and get some grass growing. But even that sounds taxing and exhausting.
What are you guys' yard secrets? How do you get your yard looking acceptable?