We had a lumpy bumpy 65-year-old lawn replaced yesterday. In these times of summer drought and changing weather patterns I’m not particularly a fan of the manicured lawn however I understand the yen to have some lawn for entertaining and for kids to play on. We chose the patio/gathering area as the lawn to replace. If we are going to have a lawn it seemed the reasonable spot. I have to say the look of freshly laid out turf is impressive. It’s like a plush green velvet. Yummy to look at. More importantly, no more hidden potholes to stumble into and no more gastrocnemius tears for me!
And of course now I’m looking at the two other lawn areas, that are never used, with some thought. One functions as a point A to B entrance to the house. Another side lawn really has no function at all, other than something for the neighbor across the road to look upon. We’ll have to make decisions about those areas another day. This one cost enough!
I had to be at work so my husband officiated the work and sent me photos throughout the day.
The crew from J’s Custom Landscaping arrived around 8:30 AM and made fast work of taking up the old lawn. They added lots of amendments before putting down the new turf. That’s the little cottage in the background.
Here are pallets of perennial rye mix waiting to go in.
New turf in by evening. Now we have to water for the next couple of weeks.
Opposite view from the cottage to the coop. Photo doesn’t show the borders which flank the lawn. They are filled with ornamental grasses, salvias, Nepeta, other pollinator plants, plus lilies which are just starting to come up.
In the end, I get the appeal of a lush green lawn and I think this will be just enough lawn for our purposes. Those moles better watch it though.