I've wanted to have grass in our backyard ever since we moved in, but of course there's a lot to it including $, so we've been here almost 10 months now and haven't done a thing to the backyard. Rocks, dirt and cactus definitely are the more popular look around here, but I just haven't grown to love that look and not sure I ever will, all I wanted was grass!!! The only place in Sierra Vista to buy grass is Home Depot, but only during April and May. We started seriously thinking about it the end of March and to make a long story short we decided to bag an irrigation system since our backyard isn't very big. When we started ordering soil and calling around for various things we found out Home Depot received their last shipment of sod that day cause it wasn't selling. This threw everything into high gear and 2 days later we were slaving away to get all the top soil delivered, spread, buy sod, lay it all, and put up a retaining wall all in a days work. We started around 6 a.m. and finished everything around 8 p.m. I was sure that day would send me into labor even though Aaron did all the heavy lifting. Both of us were sore the rest of the week. We still had to get the rest of the soil and plant the garden, flowers and trees, but finally there is color to our backyard! I LOVE IT! I no longer have to give the girls a bath every time they play in the backyard. Now we are just hoping everything will grow since we really didn't have a clue as to what we were doing, but I honestly get giddy thinking of going in our very own backyard and picking fresh peaches, cherries, plums, strawberries, tomatoes and other delicious garden gems while watching the girls run through the sprinklers on hot summer days.
I felt so bad I couldn't help more with the lifting. so Aaron was pretty beat and dirty after our long day of work.
2 days later......done finally!