grass for my yard gnomes [day 328]

Anyone who knows me, knows I love my outdoor living space.  My backyard is one of the reasons I bought the house I live in.  It’s small, but it’s one of the few houses in Frisco with trees.

I’ve been fighting with my yard for 4.5 years now.  There’s so much shade, I can’t seem to grow any grass.  In Wisconsin, I had to shovel snow.  Here, I shovel mud.

My yard guys said they have a solution.  Fine fescue grass.  The price was awesome and having some grass will keep my yard from eroding, and me from being the ugly neighbor.

They seeded yesterday… right before the rain.  I hope it didn’t wash away.  My yard gnomes, Caron and Diane, really need a nice yard.  I’m starting to loose hope… having grass might not be possible.  Astroturf?  It might be in my future.

time to shovel mud again… [day 318]

I’m really tired of fighting with my yard.  When I moved into this house over 4 years ago, I had very little grass.  I have so many trees shading the grass, that type of grass just couldn’t grow.  I had to shovel mud off the sidewalks after any rainfall.  This photo was taken after my yard guy slapped a few pieces of sod down to help with the mud problem.

The next summer, I had St. Augustine put in.  It looked great and I was so happy to not be the ‘ugly neighbor’ anymore.

Unfortunately that grass didn’t last.  I’m back to mostly mud puddles.  I’m doing some research with my new yard guy about what type of grass will work in my yard.  I would really like to get this fixed once and for all.  My yard is a good example of what happens when you don’t do your homework.  I’m learning about my options so I can take care of this once and for all.  Not only is it a cosmetic eyesore right now, but continued soil loss can lead to foundation problems.  I’ll keep you posted.  :)