26 July 2008

I have a real backyard!

When I left home a few weeks ago for a business trip to Oklahoma, my backyard looked like this:

I was only gone a few days, but when I came home, I found that the landscaping elves had visited. So it looked like this!:

Another week or so later, more landscaping elves came to visit, so it looked like this:

And finally, it looks like this!:

After three weeks, the dog & I have not yet managed to kill the new, expensive shade-loving (AmeriShade) grass.... Hurricane Dolly did us a bit of a favor with a few rainshowers. At least for that little bit of rain, the landscaper's leveling and French drain prevented the usual lake from forming in the backyard.

I also posted pix without the story.