Tuesday, 30 September 2014

The Grass is Always Green

And not necessarily greener on the other side! The "grass" is definitely permanently green in our yard.

Now that the weeds and excess soil has been removed, the edging has all been laid and cemented in (and there was way more work involved in that than anyone suspected!), the grey "crusher dust" has been laid, smoothed, and compacted ... it's time to start laying the grass!

The day started stormy and windy, so everything was off to a disappointingly slow start. But at last they arrived with a roll of turf that looked very much like a missile waiting to be launched.

That roll is very very very heavy, and it took some very careful maneuvering to get the thing off the truck.

 And then they cleared an area to stretch it out and measure off a section - with help from Thomas, of course.

The turf has to be brushed before it starts to look like real grass. (What is it with cats and kids and moving objects?)

Just testing. There's obviously still lots to be done!

Final preparations on the back area.

Yep. It's a whole lot trickier than laying carpet.

Oh, and the fig tree is new too. Peter is just having his morning chat with his fruit trees ... :)

More yet

And, no, it's not all done yet. That was one huge, heavy roll and it did not contain all the turf that we needed. But it's good to have made a start.

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