The Chartreuse Thumb

The recipe for instant curb appeal?
Grass seed, rain, sunshine, and a Newton with a green thumb!

Growing grass seems like it should be low on the totem pole considering the state of our abode, but we feel strongly about continuing to improve our curb appeal, for our sake and our neighbors’! Enter one bag of Winter Rye grass seed and a little help from Mother Nature. And, voila! Our lawn was born.

Grass trio

Spreading those little seeds and hoping for the best!

Blades of glory! Grow little grass seeds, grow.

Blades of glory! Grow little grass seeds, grow.

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Look at that lush lawn!

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The first mow!

The first mow!

Two Newtons and a Chainsaw.

Before: Front Yard/Exterior

Before: Front Yard/Exterior

Okay, so maybe we have a little pent-up excitement? Just as fast as we could get our clothes changed after closing, Matthew and I were in the yard taming the jungle that has grown up around the house in the 4+ years it stood vacant. It’s amazing what you can do in a couple of hours with a chainsaw, weed eater and clippers, but we still have a ways to go.
Gas cans at the ready! We have our work cut out for us.

photoP.S.  I had minor hand surgery on Monday (which made signing the closing papers fun!), so Matthew is pretty much a one-man-band at the moment.  Thankfully, I can pick up a few sticks and small branches with “the good hand”.  The good news is that we have reinforcements coming to help us this weekend!