After years of thinking we could build a retaining wall and fill in and level off our backyard by ourselves, we finally came to the realization that we should probably hire a professional to do it. We are very happy we did, as the wall looks great, and the yard is level, and the whole project doesn't look like it is about to collapse like it would have if I had done it. We now have an actual backyard, with plenty of room to move about and have fun.
There is one thing that is keeping us from enjoying our new backyard, however. We decided to save some money by seeding the new area ourselves, instead of paying hundreds more dollars to have sod laid. We figured a couple of $9 dollar bags of grass seed and being adamant about watering made more fiscal sense, so we quickly got to work once all the heavy machinery was out of the yard. And things were looking really good back there within a few short days. We had seedlings all over the place, so we thought we would be spending our evenings running barefoot through our lush new grass in no time.
|These weeds have taken over our new backyard. We hate them.|