Cutting down the Magnolia tree in our front yard was only the beginning of the Grand Master Sensei Kick-A Garden Plan. But before we can dig our acrylic fingernails into that soil – we must first prep. Prepping doesn’t mean throwing on a pair of seersucker chinos and a rugby shirt…unless that is what you wear to rip out stuff.
Pastor Kent (yup…that’s right…he’s a bona fide Southern redneck pastor who got to marry this hottie) was prepping by clearing out some low hanging branches from the oak tree that lives in the front yard.
The branches were fine with me but my genious boyfriend told me that if I really wanted grass to grow then the branches were gonna block the sun. Sun = Bermuda sod growth.
So Pastor Kent and Jeremy took those lower branches and sent them in peace to meet their maker…aka…the woods.
Much better right? Lots more sun. And lots more house to be seen.
Then the next day, I came home to this:
My lovely man had chopped the dogwood. The poor little thing never had a chance. It was too big to transfer and didn’t really make the cut (heehee) for the front yard Grand Master Sensei Kick-A Garden Plan. So now our yard is stumpy.
In other news – we had some crazy wild bushes growing on the left hand side of the porch.
So my boyfriend…like any good redneck…decided that they would be ripped out via truck. Aren’t boys funny?!
Let’s just say that those bushes pulled an Adam Lambert and waited a while to come out. Jeremy ended up using the sawsall (very fun little tool) and chopped them bushes down to a minimum. So now the area only needs the roots pulled up and a retaining wall installed. only. yeah right.
So now that we (term used very loosely) prepped, the next thing to do is to call in the big guns. That’s right. Bring in some more redneck boy action…I do aim to please 🙂 So stay tuned for the next step toward our dreamy Grand Master Sensei Kick-A Garden!