Friday, May 14, 2010

A Rather Dirty Surprise

garden dirt

Haha, got you with that title *grin*.

My garden is on a hill and over the past 8 years the dirt has slowly migrated to the bottom of the garden leaving the soil at the top rather shallow. My dad has been mentioning for a while now that he might run his backhoe over with a few loads of topsoil and today was the day :)

I now have a giant pile of new dirt to contend with and I think it's going to take quite a bit of muscle power on my part to get it spread out! Thankfully after being dropped from the bucket most of the grass turf and weeds were knocked loose from the soil so it shouldn't be to hard to pull them all out.

Maybe I should just turn the boys loose in there. They could probably play, build roads, throw it around for a bit and move most of it by the end of summer LOL.

Wish me luck!
~ Rosina


paula said...

I can remember smoothing out a dump truck full of soil . . . had curbing put in and had to raise the soil to the curbs edge . . it was to be "clean" fill dirt. I wonder who's idea it was to have corncobs, and farm rocks in it?

Anyway, after adding more than enough Kentucky Bluegrass to it, watering, and keeping my fingers crossed . . it was all worth it . . but what a trip to get there.

Rosina {Rosy ~ Posy} said...

I'm so happy to hear that it all turned out well in the end Paula :) I'm definitely not looking forward to doing it but the reward in the end is what will keep me motivated *grin*.

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