We finally made a big decision last fall to have sprinklers put in and sod in the backyard and sides and seed in the front. We were told that the front yard was saveable with seeding so we are still trying to go through some steps with the landscaping company to make that true.
This was our backyard before. Honestly it looked awful... these pictures probably don't even portray it as bad as it was. They are from one of our cookouts.
It was originally seeded when we built the home but it never took well. First of all Fescue grass which is mostly what people use here in Charlotte does not spread AT ALL and the fact that we did not have a sprinkler system didn't help. We did try to reseed but it wasn't very successful.
So we bit the bullet and paid for sprinklers/sod to be done instead of struggling with the yard for years to come. Thankfully our home was built before the new seperate water meter rule for sprinklers was put into effect so we were grandfathered in (phew!).
Here is the backyard now. We are very blessed to have a private backyard.
We even had a garden area sectioned off in the back corner (top right of above pic) which looks much nicer than my garden area last year. I am so excited about a bigger veggie garden!
Pinestraw plant beds were put in for future use surrouning the deck and screen porch which you can't really see since some spare wood is on top of it for now.
We did have all this done in late fall but now that is it spring we can actually go out and enjoy and admire our green grass! All these pics were taken from our deck. You can read about the DIY deck we love here.
Yay for green grass!! Hopefully we can get the front yard looking uniform and think about some shrubs up there and then I can do a before/after of the front. There's always lots to do with homeownership, that's for sure! Have you had any yard/"green grass growing" challenges?
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