April 21, 2010

The Barren Zone That Is My Front Lawn!

I don't have a green thumb.

I don't have a green toe or pinky either, and the only green things in my house are plants my dad, a florist for 60 years, has nurtured and placed in my presence.

I admit, I try, but I don't KNOW what I do, or don't do. Green things tend to die just to escape me. Greenery hates me right down to my front lawn - or barren zone, if you will.

It needs a desperate make-over.

I have SO many glorious ideas: marigolds, ornate statutes, rocks, stones, pebbles.

ANYTHING to replace the wasteland.

When I moved in three years ago, it was weeded, but I have somehow managed to even kill the weeds!

All that remains are dandelions.

I'm almost embarrassed.

I've sought assistance but in today's economy, who can spend $5,000.00 on landscaping?

So three years plus, three years and counting. Dust, dirt and dandies ...



Tom said...


When we moved in to our second houee (in Waukesha, Wisconsin) the yard had a lot more weeds than grass.

The first spring that we lived there, I called one of the professional lawn care services, and they came out 4 or 5 times the first year.

Each application cost me about $50.

We continued to use professional lawn care services for a lot of years after that.

Within a year of the time that they first came out, I had the nicest lawn on the block.

If you did the same, you'd be singing the song listed below in no time:


Houseonahillorg said...

I need HELP! Know of a good landscaper?? Im going to watch the video now - hope it makes me laugh!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Oh heck yeah. My yard is crying. I can only imagine what its former owners think of their once lush and properly cared for gardens...

Tom said...


We used three different lawn care services over the years to help our lawn prosper. We used both TruGreen and Greenview, and eventually wound up with Scots. By now, I think all of them have "organic" lawn treatment options.

We didn't get aroudn to planting shrubs until a number of years after the house was built, so there is no rush for that .. unless you feel really ambitious.

Houseonahillorg said...

@ Tracy - im crying! lol

@ Tom, thank you I will investigate - meanwhile the dandies are happy and multiplying!